Bend, barre and break a sweat on the Alabama coast

Yoga retreats, unique workout classes and National Nutrition Month lead the way this spring and summer

Posted 2/21/18

Yoga, clean eating and functional, fun workouts have taken over the health and fitness scene across the country. From smoothie bowls and wellness lattes to water-front yoga and pop-up workout …

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Bend, barre and break a sweat on the Alabama coast

Yoga retreats, unique workout classes and National Nutrition Month lead the way this spring and summer

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Yoga, clean eating and functional, fun workouts have taken over the health and fitness scene across the country. From smoothie bowls and wellness lattes to water-front yoga and pop-up workout classes, local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach businesses are joining the movement through a variety of events this spring and summer.

Come for the Yoga, Na’MaSTAY for the Beer

Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Big Beach Brewing Company (300 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores)

Website: BigBeachBrewing.com

Phone: 251-948-2337

Admission: Donations accepted

Details: Glow Yoga (Glow-Yoga.com) hosts a donation-based yoga class at Big Brewing Company once a month. A different charity will be chosen as the recipient for each class.

Big Beach Brewing Run Club

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Big Beach Brewing Company (300 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores)

Website: BigBeachBrewing.com

Phone: 251-948-2337

Admission: Free

Details: Join local and visiting runners, walkers and friends for a weekly run followed by a few discounted craft beers. Choose from various courses including a 4-mile there-and-back and 10k loop. On the 3rd or 4th Wednesdays, the group throws a potluck dinner

Flora-Bama Flow

Date: Every Friday

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Flora-Bama Ole River Grill (17400 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key)

Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com

Phone: 251-752-8090

Admission: $5

Details: Join Orange Beach Yoga instructors for a fun Friday yoga flow at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill. All levels are welcome. Stay after class for a bushwhacker and brunch.

Family Yoga Classes

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10:15 a.m.

Location: Orange Beach Recreation Center (4849 Wilson Blvd., Orange Beach)

Website: OBParksAndRec.com/RecreationCenter.html

Phone: 251-981-6028

Admission: $5/person; $10/family

Details: Parents and school-aged children are invited to participate in a family yoga class with instructors from Orange Beach Yoga.

Pop-Up 3.1 at The Hangout

Date: Feb. 24

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: The Hangout (101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores)

Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com

Phone: 251-219-0504

Admission: $20 drop-in; free for MOXIE members

Details: Born from the spirit that fitness should be fun, MOXIE is bringing Pop-Up fitness to the Gulf Coast. Get out of the studio and get out in the community to see all that the Gulf Coast has to offer. Specific Pop-Up details will be released three days before the event.

Lunch & Learn: Fuel the Soul with Nutrition

Date: March 3

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Orange Beach Yoga (4851 Wharf Pkwy E Suite D216)

Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com

Phone: 251-752-8090

Admission: $30

Details: Carrie Peters, the Sanctuary Dietician, will lead a two-hour discussion on clean eating including practical tips, ideas and delicious recipes. The lunch menu is a green smoothie, chopped salad, and carrot and cashew butter soup. Prior to the discussion at 11 a.m., guests are invited to participate in a one-hour Soul Flow yoga class.

National Nutrition Month

Date: March 6

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Location: MOXIE Lifetsyle and Fitness Studio (4780 Wharf STE F105)

Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com

Phone: 251-219-0504

Admission: Free

Details: In honor of National Nutrition Month, join Moxie instructors and business partners for a complimentary lunch and learn.

Race to the Top of the Tower at Turquoise Place

Date: March 3

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Turquoise Place (26302 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach)

Website: Register.Chronotrack.com/r/36894

Admission: $30 (discounts given for first responders and early online registration)

Details: Spectrum Resorts and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are joining forces to benefit the Special Olympics of Alabama. Participants will race up 31 floors of Turquoise Place. The race is open to everyone and the winner will receive a three-night stay at Turquoise Place.

Sole 2 Soul Run Club Launch Day

Date: March 24

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Orange Beach Yoga (4851 Wharf Pkwy E Suite D216)

Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com

Phone: 251-752-8090

Admission: Free

Details: This is the Sole 2 Soul’s first meet-up. Take a 30-minute run or walk through The Wharf followed by a 30-minute yoga class designed for athletes and runners. Future meet-ups will be in various locations throughout Orange Beach.

Pop-Up 3.2 at The Wharf

Date: April 14

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: The Wharf (23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach)

Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com

Phone: 251-219-0504

Admission: $20 drop-in; free for MOXIE members

Details: Born from the spirit that fitness should be fun, MOXIE is bringing Pop-Up fitness to the Gulf Coast. This is the studio’s second Pop-Up event scheduled for 2018. Come enjoy a 50-minute class incorporating the barre intensity method - a combination of Pilates, dance and personal training choreographed to upbeat music providing a total body workout.

Awakened Life Yoga Festival

Date: April 20-22

Time: Times vary by day

Location: Gulf State Park (20115 Alabama 135, Gulf Shores)

Website: AwakenedLifeYogaFestival.com

Phone: 251-752-8790

Admission: Prices vary by package purchased

Details: Awakened Life is a weekend that celebrates movement through many forms of yoga. Guests will also meditate, sing and dance under the stars, hear the uplifting music of Bhakti Caravan, learn about Ayurveda and more. Workshops and events will meet on beautiful Lake Shelby. Pitch a tent or rent a cabin to experience the nightly fire ceremonies, live music and more.

Beach Yoga at The Gulf

Date: May-Nov. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Location: The Gulf (27500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach)

Website: Glow-Yoga.com

Phone: 251-968-4569

Admission: $18 drop-in per session; free for members of Glow Yoga

Details: Enjoy the sun, the sand and the sound of the waves during an all-levels yoga class taught by instructors from Glow Yoga in Gulf Shores. After the class, grab brunch and a cocktail at The Gulf.

Orange Beach Yoga Retreats: Let Your Light Shine

Date: June 8-10

Time: Times vary by day

Address: The Wharf (23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach)

Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com

Phone: 251-752-8090

Admission: TBA

Details: This retreat will focus on exploring and discovering the natural strengths and gifts to help attendees get more aligned with their purpose in order to experience more joy. Guests will enjoy delicious nutritious meals, holistic health workshops and a wide variety of yoga classes. Visit their website to sign-up for newsletter updates to be notified when retreat registration opens.

4th Annual Flora-Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championship

Date: July 20 and 21

Time: Times vary by day

Location: Flora-Bama Ole River Grill (17400 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola)

Website: PaddleGuru.com

Admission: Free to spectators. Participant fees vary.

Details: Three courses including one-, four- and nine-mile races. Kid’s Race and demonstrations will take place after the races, followed by an awards ceremony and door prize drawings.