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Tips for Staying Healthy on Vacation

Hoping to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on vacation? In North Myrtle Beach, there are several ways to stay active, including temporary gym memberships, yoga and running. We’ve rounded up a few ways both locals and visitors take care of their mind, body and soul . . . many of which come with complimentary picturesque views of the beautiful ocean or our scenic Intracoastal Waterway. 

Joggers on the beach. #1: FIND A TEMPORARY GYM

While you’re away from your home gym, try one of ours. Lots of local facilities make it easy to get temporary passes. Conveniently located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center offers daily and weekly passes so visitors to the area can gain access to their weight training equipment, traditional group workout classes and water fitness classes. If you’re a serious lifter who likes to warm up (or cool down) with a little cardio, you can use their numerous treadmills, bikes, step machines, ellipticals, or the two-lane jogging and walking track.

If you’re a Crossfit enthusiast, you won’t need to take a break from your usual routine. CrossFit North Myrtle Beach welcomes visitors by offering daily passes, weekly passes or a pack of 20 passes.

#2: WALK IT OUT

With nine miles of pristine coastline, be sure to take a walk (or a few) on the beach. If you’re not staying at a beachfront home or condo, don’t worry: there are plenty of public beach access points.

North Myrtle Beach is full of other beautiful places to stroll, too. If you love the great outdoors, head to Heritage Shores Nature Preserve for seven acres of walking paths that wind through the marshlands. As you walk, read the park’s helpful signage to learn about the plants, animals, fish and birds you’ll see in the park.

Hoping for a more action-packed walk? Head to the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Walking paths will help you discover every bit of the expansive grounds, including playgrounds, sports fields and a dog park. During the spring and summer, you can watch families zip through the treetops at Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure or wakeboarders catching some major air at neighboring Shark Wake Park.

If you’re an avid runner, read our blog on some of the area’s nearby running routes and trails. And don’t miss the Diva’s Half Marathon & 5K, held each spring in North Myrtle Beach!

#3: SALUATE THE SUN

There are few things more relaxing than practicing yoga on the beach. No matter if you’re an expert yogi or if you prefer a gentle stretch at sunrise, it’s as easy as grabbing your beach towel and enjoying the gentle sound of the waves.

If you prefer to practice with others, visit YogaDiVita in Little River. Open to all skill levels and offering a variety of packages and prices, this studio likely has an option that suits the duration of your stay in the North Myrtle Beach area.

#4: TRY A NEW SPORT

If you haven’t played a game of Pickleball, North Myrtle Beach is the place to give it a try! There are several locations across the Grand Strand where you can play this cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong—and right here in North Myrtle Beach, you can play at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center at Central Park.

You can find other types of courts at several of the parks in North Myrtle Beach, like lighted tennis courts (at Central Park, Hill Street Park, and McLean Park) or ½ basketball courts (at Central Park and Yow Park).

#5: PRACTICE SELF-CARE

Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is allowing yourself time to slow down and relax. There are a number of ways to unplug on a vacation, but one of the most common ways is to treat yourself to an afternoon at the spa. In North Myrtle Beach, the professional staff at Touch MedSpa offers a variety of ways to feel rejuvenated, including an exfoliating face massage, a full body massage or a couple’s massage. Or relax with a manicure and pedicure at a nearby salon like Nail Envy or Nail 2000.

How will you choose to stay healthy on a vacation to North Myrtle Beach? Let us know—we’d love to see your ideas! Share your photos using #JustCoast and #ExploreNMB. If you’re lucky, we might just feature your posts on our website’s homepage.

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