Spend the morning at a recreation center

If you're an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of person, you can squeeze in a few hours at the gym before your family or group of friends wakes up. No matter what time of day, spend an hour or so clearing your mind at a recreation center in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.

Spend the morning at a recreation center

No matter what time of year you visit the Gulf Coast of Alabama, you'll have ample opportunities to stay in shape and feel great both inside and out at recreation centers in the area. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach both have large fitness centers where you can swim, shoot some hoops and whack a few tennis balls to burn some calories and work up an appetite for the seafood restaurants in town.

Gulf Shores Parks & Recreation

Spend the morning at a recreational center in Gulf Shores and Orange BeachThroughout the year, the City of Gulf Shores Parks & Recreation offers inexpensive fitness classes suited for residents and visitors of all ages. 

The David L. Bodenhamer Center is open at 5:30 a.m. during the week, so if you're an early bird, you can slip outside while your spouse and the kids are still dreaming peacefully and squeeze in a good workout before the sun rises over the horizon. You can also sign up for a number of classes, including zumba and water aerobics, which are both low-impact exercises perfect for all body types and fitness levels.

Bring the entire family to play games in any of the city parks, which are maintained year-round. And even Fido has a park where he can run around without a leash and make friends with Spot and Rover.

Orange Beach Recreation Center

If you think you're going to be staying at a Orange Beach vacation rental more than once throughout the year, consider the extra benefits of investing in an inexpensive membership at the Orange Beach Recreation Center. Open 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays and between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturdays, you have ample time to work up a sweat before going to the beach. Since it first opened in 2003, this recreation center has expanded to accommodate a large gymnasium, a state-of-the-art fitness room and a game room designated just for teens.

Once you've got your daily workout taken care of, spend the rest of the day participating in a more scenic type of exercise: playing in the gulf waves and running on the sugar-white sand along the Gulf Coast!

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