Top Fitness Activities – Anna Maria Island

When visiting Anna Maria Island there are plenty of fitness activities to keep you feeling healthy during your paradise getaway. Enjoy a great vacation guilt free when you try out these Top 11 fitness activities on Anna Maria Island.

Top 11 Fitness Activities

1. Going to the gym: Kick boxing class with Reggie is best! I love working out with my personal trainer Brenda and doing the different boot camps offered!  Recently Island Fitness has relocated to the Anna Maria Island Center formerly known as the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Island Fitness: 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria City, FL 34216
– Phone: (941) 778-5200

2. Fit Crew: Great boot camp style work out (very similar to CrossFit) sometimes they have a beach work out on AMI!
– First class is free! Come and see if you like it!
– 608 19th Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205
– Phone : (941) 447-9272

3. Bike riding from the Anna Maria Island to the Robinson Preserve and back. If you are looking for other parks nearby check out our list here.
– I love the 11 mile back ride, easily done in 1 hour, always able to spot local wildlife!
– Robinson Preserve: 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 748-4501

bicycling on anna Maria Island
Riding a bike is a great fitness activity on Anna Maria Island.

4. Bike riding to Harry’s Continental Kitchen on Longboat Key.
– The food is amazing!
– This is about a 16 mile bike ride.
– Harry’s continental Kitchen: 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
– Phone: (941) 383-0777

Insider tip:  The Coquina Bike path is a great low key bike path that takes you off the streets and lets you bike on a side walk close to the Beach!

5. Paddle boarding or kayaking around the bayous and gulf side. Love the workout and being able to be out on the water while getting a tan!

6. Playing golf at one of the many area golf courses.

7. Rollerblading around the many back streets on Anna Maria Island.

8. Playing tennis at the local free tennis courts, or shooting some hoops at the public Basketball Court.

Fitness activity
Tennis is a great fitness activity during your Anna Maria Island vacation.

9. Go Legs Spin Studio very close to IMG Academies. Hour long spin sessions and toning with weights.
– 2 projectors in the studio to watch music videos and replays of real
Cycle races such as the Tour de France.
– 3549 53rd Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34210
– Phone: (941) 896-7885

10. Activities at the Anna Maria Island Community Center are great for keeping you in shape during your stay on Anna Maria Island.

fitness activities
The Anna Maria Island Community Center offers great fitness activities

11. Last but not least: going on a sunset beach run along the water. I love taking pictures and watching the day end as I get a good run in!

Winter Classes begin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center

Anna Maria – Along with a new year, January brings us a plethora of new classes from the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Located at 407 Magnolia Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, visit the Community Center website at www.IslandCommunityCenter.com for a complete list of classes, programs and events throughout the year. Below is a selection of coming classes and starting dates. Fees may apply on classes and/or may need a membership with the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Contact the AMICC for more information by phone at 941-778-1908.

Mahjong

Starting on Wednesday January 7th at 2pm and Thursday January 8th at 10am.

Bridge Lessons

Fridays beginning January 2nd at 10am.

Kids Dance Fitness

Mondays beginning January 12th at 4:15pm.

Tai Chi

Fridays beginning January 2nd from 10:30am-11:30am. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.

Watercolor Class

Wednesdays from 10am-1pm starting on January 10th through April. $20 per class for members, $25 per class for non-members.

Zumba

Tuesdays from 9:30am-10:30am starting January 5th. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.

Staying Strong

Mondays from 10:30am-11:30am starting January 5th. $8 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members.

Conversational Spanish

Tuesdays from 4:30pm-6pm starting January 6th. Preregistration required. $40 for three sessions for members, $50 for three sessions for non-members.

Tennis Anyone?

Monday through Saturday at 7:30am. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30am. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Free tennis lessons for children ages 5 to 10. Pre-registration required.

 

Public Tennis Court information on Anna Maria

There are tennis courts just at the end of 62nd street in Holmes Beach. Actually the courts are just 6 homes from the Island Real Estate office. There are three public tennis courts and generally it is based on first come first serve. The fence is ample height to retain most errand tennis balls. One fabulous feature is the night lights that are activated by hitting a small button as you walk into the tennis court. The open tennis court overlooks one of several public boat docks on Anna Maria Island.

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Sports and So Much More at the Anna Maria Island Community Center

Island Real Estate’s team for Anna Maria Island Community Center’s 2010 Soccer Season

Soccer season on Anna Maria Island has just begun, and the Island Real Estate team has started off their season with a bang!  During Spirit Day on Saturday, the Island Real Estate team showed their colors and their pride, as they played hard in their two exhibition games.   The Anna Maria Island Sun newspaper features shining examples of the World Cup sized talent our 6-7 year olds exhibit!  Their season opener was another celebration last night, as they passed, kicked and scored their way to victory!  Go Island Real Estate!

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G. T. Bray Park is a large park in Bradenton, Fl

GT Bray Park
GT Bray Park

G.T. Bray Park located in Bradenton, Fl has something for everyone.  You can walk tree rimmed paths, swing on the swing in one of the three playgrounds, swim and play in the water fountains or take your dog to the very safe enclosed dog park.

If you are looking to have a larger event while visiting Bradenton or Anna Maria Island then G.T. Bray Park could be your perfect ticket.  The Bradenton park has seven pavilions (Picnic Shelters.)  Of course sizes vary.  If you refer to the map below the numbers here correlate to those on the GT Bray park map.  (1)Cedar Hammock (2) Oak Knoll (3) Hickory Hollow (4) Meadow View (5) Woodland Grove (6) Whispering Pine (7) Bright Outlook – located adjacent to the Activity Center.  For information on availability of the picnic pavilions call (941) 742-5974.

The dog park is called happy tails and is a perfect treat for pet visitors to Anna Maria Island.  Happy Tails Canine Park is a fenced in, 3-acre off leash dog park located at the North East corner of G.T. Bray Bradenton park.  Happy Tails is just off 51st Street West. Amenities at the dog park includes one drinking fountain and free waste bags and a enclosed separate area exclusively for small, fragile, or elderly dogs.

GT Bray Dog Park
GT Bray Dog Park

This Bradenton park is a great place to relax or play soccer, softball or football in one of their many open fields.  Tennis and racquetball  courts are available year round.  There is a weight room available for a fee.  Skate and hockey court is also just one of the great amenities the Bradenton park has to offer.  The skate park is located at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, Fl, 34209.

Depending on the time of year you are visiting the beaches of Anna Maria Island, you can find many family friendly events for children all  year long.  The Christmas party is a must see, Santa Claus flies in on a helicopter with Batman to give the children their opportunity to tell him what they want for Christmas and have their photos taken.  The holiday celebration is perfect for families of all ages, face painting, bounce houses, games, crafts, etc.  Easter is when they have the largest Easter egg hunt I have ever seen!  The G.T. Park staff fill and lay out thousands of eggs.  Imagine three baseball outfields covered in plastic Easter

Covered pavilion and Playground
Covered pavilion and Playground

eggs!  These are just a few holiday events that the G.T. Bray park has to offer.

G.T. Bray Park
5502 33rd Avenue Drive West
Bradenton, Florida
(941) 742-5923

G.T. Bray Park Map
G.T. Bray Park Map
G.T. Park Bray Christmas
G.T. Park Bray Christmas