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Tampa Fit: How To Stay Healthy On A Budget

Take care of your body, mind, and wallet by getting outside and enjoying some of Tampa’s great scenic recreation spots:



Bayshore Boulevard

*Photo by Visit Florida


Ten feet wide and four and a half miles long, Bayshore Boulevard is known for its beauty and proximity to hip eateries. Perfect for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. For an extra challenge, don’t miss the many fitness stations located along a one-mile section of the trail, starting across from Rome Avenue. 


Gadsden Park

*Photo via Skate Case

Located in South Tampa, Gadsden Park contains one of Florida’s Greenway Trails: MacDill Trail. You’ll find a 1.47-mile asphalt trail consisting of two loops; the Lake Gadsden loop, which is 0.88 miles, and the play area loop, which is 0.59 miles. Gadsden Park 6901 South MacDill Avenue. 


Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation

*Photo via Bella Prana

Voted Best of the Bay in 2013, and 2014, Bella Prana studio offers Tampa residents the chance to connect their mind and bodies while improving balance, flexibility, and strength. The owner believes that yoga instruction should be accessible to all. That's why they also offer a Sunday evening donation-based class at 6pm. Visit their website for more information. Bella Prana Yoga, 1000 West Kennedy Boulevard. 


Looking for more free yoga opportunities? Don’t Miss:

Yoga Downtown Tampa: Yoga in the park, 5pm, Sundays; Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive. For more information call (813) 944-2291. 

Yoga Loft: Yoga in the park, 9:30am, Saturdays during the Ybor City Saturday Market; Ybor City Museum garden, 1818 East 9th Avenue, Ybor City. For more information call (813) 248-9642.


Tampa Bay Water Bikes 

*Photo via Tampa Water Bikes

Go for a ride on the ultimate human powered watercraft without getting wet! Perfect idea for family fun days, team building, or just some alternative exercise with a friend. For more info and prices visit Tampa Bay Water Bikes official website or Facebook page. Tampa Bay Water Bikes can be found at 333 South Franklin Street.


Coast Bike Share

*Photo via Coast Bike Share

Don’t have your own bike but still want to enjoy the pleasures of getting around on two wheels? Well now you can thanks to the city’s bike share program. Just reserve, release, ride, and return! Find more info on their website and download the app for making quick reservations anywhere! You can pay by the hour or become a member. 


*Article by Contributing Writer Olivia Cook


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