6 Workouts We Love in Newport Beach
After a day of feasting, it’s time for some fresh air and a sweat sesh! There are several ways to burn off the Thanksgiving calories, but to narrow things down, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite spots for a workout. From fitness studios to hiking trails, these Newport Beach activities are sure to help you reset before the next round of holiday festivities begin.
With Newport Beach’s 10-mile stretch of coast, there’s no better way to get some fresh air and take in the scenery than with a leisurely bike ride! Don’t own a bike? Don’t fret! The city is home to several top-notch rental places, including Seaside Bike Rentals, Newport Beach Bike Rentals, Newport Cruisers and more. Take your pick between a tandem, beach cruiser, mountain bike or surrey (depending on your terrain), and zip around town for some fresh air and a sea breeze.
Looking to really get your sweat on? Ra Yoga, a yoga studio committed to creating connection, opportunity, love and space, offers challenging hot yoga classes every week. Not so sure about the heat? This yoga studio, located on Westcliff Drive, also features a schedule packed with a variety of other classes designed to reset your mind and body. Sign up for a yogalates class (a cross between yoga and pilates), or opt for a guided meditation class designed to reduce stress and quiet the mind.
Every good day starts with a good sweat sesh—especially the day after Thanksgiving. So slip on those sneakers and head to BE Fit Modern Pilates for a booty-kickin’ workout. This state-of-the-art fitness studio combines cardio and resistance training to cultivate a high-intensity yet low-impact workout that’ll teach you to “embrace the shake.” BE Fit offers everything from class packages to unlimited monthly memberships. But if you’re looking to test things out, new clients can take one class for $17.
Newport Beach is home to a handful of hiking trails, from the natural beauty of the Back Bay to the striking coastline of Crystal Cove. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve (also known as the Back Bay) is a great 3.5-mile loop that boasts stunning views of the bay. If you’re looking for something a bit shorter, the Balboa Island Loop is a 2.5-mile paved path that offers views of the peaceful Newport Harbor. If you want to ramp things up, embark on the El Moro Canyon to Moro Ridge Loop at Crystal Cove State Park—a challenging 9.5-mile trail with an elevation gain of 900 feet.
For those in search of a scenic activity (and an arm workout), rent a pair of kayaks from Newport Beach Paddle Company on the Balboa Peninsula or Pirate Coast Paddle Company on the Back Bay. These local rental businesses lease kayaks and paddleboards for reasonable hourly rates. Plus, kayaking is a fun and inexpensive way to explore the beautiful waters on Newport Beach while also getting some exercise!
SoulCycle just opened its first-ever Orange County location at Fashion Island this fall, and if you’ve never stepped foot in a spin class, now is the time! This premier full-body indoor cycling workout is a fun and upbeat way to burn off those calories. SoulCycle’s rhythm-based rides take place in a candlelit studio, making riders feel like they are partying in a healthy nightclub! Sweat it out this weekend and experience an epic sweat at this all-new studio in Newport Beach!
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger