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Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Most of us are aware that physical activity and movement are important to overall health and well being. Just as the stewardess on every flight reminds us to put our oxygen mask on BEFORE we put on the oxygen masks of our children, we hope that this guide reminds you that carving out time for your own health and wellness is important to prioritize as well. We have featured gyms and workouts for all interests and all circumstances. We hope that you find one that fits your needs and peaks your interest!

I have a lot of things to prove to myself.
One is that I can live my life fearlessly.
— Oprah Winfrey

Sarasota YMCA

Combining Tradition with Innovation since 1945.

The Sarasota YMCA has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical needs for over 70 years. From early learning to diabetes prevention, youth sports to swim lessons, after school care to a youth shelter, counseling to summer camp, and foster care and adoptions, the Y continues to affect lasting change in Sarasota.

By building a culture of philanthropy to meet the community needs, the Y is also on the forefront of preventing chronic disease through programs such as Diabetes Prevention, a small group for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes; Livestrong At the YMCA, a 12-week initiative for people affected by cancer; Biggest Winner,  to help people develop helping people develop healthy habits; and Pedaling for Parkinson’s, a cycling class to increase motor skills. Programs like these help Ys find and assist people most in need in our community.

As a nonprofit organization serving over 50,000 people annually, the Y never turns anyone away due to their inability to pay. We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Frank G. Berlin Sr., Branch | 1075 S Euclid Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237 | (941) 955-8194

Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch | 8301 Potter Park Dr, Sarasota, FL 34238 | (941) 922-9622

Manatee YMCA

The Manatee YMCA offers state of the art fitness facilities, pools, more than 150 group exercise classes, personal training, swim lessons, summer camp, youth sports, free supervised KidZone, and more at our three locations in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Parrish. And each day in Manatee County, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

From providing kids with safe places before and after school, food and book drives, programs for adults with special needs, gang prevention and mentoring, health and wellness programs and more, the Y is here for a better us. 

Lakewood Ranch | 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211 | (941) 782-0220

Manatee County |  3805 59th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209(941) 782-0270

X30 Fit


Why should you come to X30 Fit bootcamp??? We ARE Sarasota’s expert in Fat Loss and Functional Fitness! Our members have lost over 6000 pounds and 6000 inches!! Our 30-minute workouts are taught by 2+ certified coaches and are fun, motivating and challenging plus they can be modified to fit your individual fitness goals and fitness level! You’ll get fitness, lifestyle and nutritional coaching, unlimited sessions, accountability, 100% support and get treated like family. Even better: RESULTS are GUARANTEED!

5140 Clark Road  |  Sarasota, FL 34233 |  (941) 932-4440

F45 Training


F45 Training is a team-based, functional training facility that places a huge emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results. At F45 (the F stands for functional), no program is ever repeated, making every workout a unique experience. Our studios all over the world offer a 45 minute High-Intensity, Circuit Training workout class for our studio members. We have developed 27 different 45 minute workouts, with more currently in development. Our studios offer the same class at different times throughout the day. Every day throughout the week offers a different 45 minute workout. The workouts are created by the F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department from a database of over 3,000 different exercises, so our members never get the same workout twice. An F45 workout has trainers on the floor working with each individual on form, technique, modifications, and motivation. It’s personal training in a group setting!

1900 Main Street, Suite 109  |  Sarasota, FL 34237 |  (941) 677-7212

Orange Theory: University Park


Orangetheory Fitness is a 1 hour full body workout where each class focuses on endurance, strength, and/or power. We use high intensity interval training which burns more calories post workout than traditional exercise. Our members wear heart rate monitors to track their progress in real time during the workouts. Intensity is based off your individual heart rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels. Our coaches are there to help prevent you from over/under training. Call (941) 444-2435 to schedule your first free trial class with us!

5275 University Parkway #116  |  University Park, FL 34201 |  (941) 444-2435 

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Disclosure :: The Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around Sarasota and Manatee Counties is brought to you via our many local fitness partners, as well as our friends and sponsors at the Sarasota YMCA and Manatee YMCA. Would you like to have your gym or studio added to the list? Please feel free to email info{@}sarasotamomsblog{dot}com for more information. 

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