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Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by shakennotstirred, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. shakennotstirred

    shakennotstirred Beach Fanatic

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    Hi everyone! Call me crazy but I am planning a visit in horrendous October and can't wait to deal with the lousy weather, dangerous gators :eek:, biting flies, etc. Can anyone provide a suggestion for a local gym that offers weekly memberships for tourists or allows you to pay by the visit? We are staying in Miramar Beach.

    Thanks in advance for the assistance!
     
  2. drsvelte

    drsvelte Beach Fanatic

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    There's a Gold's gym on 98 right close to Mirimar beach. I don't know about short-term memberships, though.
     
  3. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Rosemary Beach and WaterCooler (as one of my friends says) aka- WaterColor each have daily, weekly or monthly fees, but the price of these does not compare to a run and push-ups on the beach or a swim in the Gulf. I know what you are thinking about the biting deer and butter flies, sharks, gators, etc. but durning Oct, they do not go for active people. They eat the lazy couch taters.
    I am not sure, but Grayton Fitness may have weekly rates. Closer to you in Miramar, you may try Sandestin Resort on the Bayside. They have an old school gym for all of the snow birds, which is nothing too fancy, but it is practical. They may have weekly/daily rates.
     
  4. shakennotstirred

    shakennotstirred Beach Fanatic

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    Thanks Dr Svelte & SJ! I will give the info to my friend. I will be somewhat of a lazy couch tater while there - also taking a vacation from the gym - I much prefer getting my exercise walking on the beach rather than working out inside the gym. And of course, bicep curls with a cold beverage.
     
  5. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Remeber that you can rent a kayak or a canoe for a good upper body workout.
     
  6. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    When I'm down there, I like to get an outdoor workout. This usually consist of a martial arts type trailing. I find the best sweat to come from kneeling at the base of the dunes and punching into them vigorously. After several minutes of that I like to "sprint" up the dunes. This is really more like crawling and scrtching your way to the top and then jumping and sliding back down. Really work up a sweat that way :D
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    Just Kidding!!! Come on people!! :laughing1
     
  7. Landlocked

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    :lolabove: :floor:
     
  8. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    Oh...I was a member at the Gold's Gym over in Destin. It's a major meat market. These are the people that you see in the gym and you recognize them from AJ's the prior weekend. And they will remind you that they saw you!
     
  9. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    So, if RiverOtter goes to Gold's, should he wear his thong over some tights? :idontno:
     
  10. Miss Kitty

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    Just get out on the beach...you will be running like the wind in no time trying to avoid flies and sharks jumping at you from the water... also use good form in your swatting arm action for upper body. For a little variety, zig zag around the godzilla-sized jelly fish on the beach...that should keep you very busy and buff!
     
  11. Beach Runner

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    My sister belongs to the gym at Watersound, and she highly recommends it. As a marathoner, she's picky about this sort of thing. So I think her recommendation is a good one.
     
  12. kurt

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    WaterColor?
     
  13. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Rosemary Beach
    Fitness Center Information

    Directions
    Take CR 30A to Rosemary Beach.
    Turn north on East Water Street.
    East Water will run in to the Sky Pool
    the fitness center is just west of the Sky Pool

    Hours
    Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm
    Saturday: 8:00am-6:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00-6:00pm

    Daily Rates
    1 - day pass: $18 (cottage rental guests - $15)
    3 - day pass: $48 (cottage rental guests - $40)
    7 - day pass: $84 (cottage rental guests - $70)


    WaterColor Workout
    Monday thru Thursday - 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Friday - 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Saturday - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Sunday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    20 Goldenrod Circle Next to the WaterColor? BeachClub
    850-534-5150

    Daily Rates
    1-day pass: $15.00
    3-day pass: $40.00
    5-day pass: $65.00
    7-day pass: $85.00

    Monthly Membership
    Registration Fee: $50.00
    Single: $75.00/month
    Couple: $90.00/month
    Family: $125.00/month

    Grayton Beach Fitness
    850-231-7075, 38 Clayton Lane (Mystic Point), Grayton Beach, FL

    Sandestin Fitness Center
    There is no public access to the Fitness Center.
     
  14. Kimmifunn

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    Oh yeah! Absolutey!!!! :floor:
     
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    :idontno: what tights? :D
     
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    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I can tell you don't belong to a gym. You wear the tights to keep your sweat contained, at least somewhat. Yuck!
     
  17. OhioBeachBum

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    Maybe he could roll up and down the dunes to mop up the sweat (and obscure the thong). :lolabove:
     
  18. RiverOtter

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    Fight the power! Never wipe down the machines! :twisted:
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    :floor:
     
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    :lolabove: :rofl:
     

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