Guide to Fitness, Wellness & Self-Care
Being active and staying healthy can be a challenge for busy families. We have put together the best spots for fitness and wellness in Jacksonville to encourage and educate families that when it comes to staying on the right track for health and nutrition in real-life scenarios and taking care of ourselves as a whole, it can be easy!
Whether you are looking for personal training, group and specialty classes, gyms with in-house childcare, fitness classes where you can bring your baby, an outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy – or guidance for health and nutrition, there’s something for everyone!
TitanUp Fitness now has four locations across Jacksonville: Ponte Vedra, Jax Beach, Gate Parkway, Ortega/Orange Park.
We are the #1 Fitness Studio in the 904, offering REAL RESULTS through private group training classes and a full nutrition course.
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Why Moms Love It
"I have finally found my fit fam in TitanUp! I was ready to fully commit myself to my health and fitness, but I was sick of inconsistent routines and not seeing results. I feel stronger than I ever have and I love the encouragement I constantly get from the trainers and the people I work out with. It’s the positive environment I was searching for and so happy to have found my place!" — Megan K.
First Coast YMCA
The First Coast YMCA has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever. We provide resources for busy moms and dads to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. From stretching and strength training to indoor cycling and yoga, you’ll find a class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving. While you’re working out, we’ll put more play in your child’s day at KidZone. They can engage in arts enrichment projects, educational activities, and kids' fitness, all while creating lasting memories with new friends! We also provide educational classes to promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that nurture the mind, body, and spirit for the whole family.
Why Moms Love It
"We love being members of the First Coast YMCA! There are tons of awesome classes to take that are fun AND good exercise, plus branches all over the city so there's always a convenient spot to work out. We also love being able to do things like play tennis with our friends, and the Kidzone staff provides great child care that's included with our membership. It doesn't get any better than that!" — Cassy C.
A Pilates Studio
A Pilates Studio's highly trained team is here to get to know you and help you reach your goals, regardless of your fitness level or experience. Offering personalized training in private sessions as well as small group sessions where you’ll receive individual attention and learn literally hundreds of different exercises and variations. A Pilates Studio is here to answer your questions, guide you through a great workout and challenge and support you along the way. You’ll find our sessions to be fresh, unique and challenging. At A Pilates Studio, you’ll cultivate a more fit body, decreased stress and improved posture and well-being. They offer a whole lot more than Pilates! See Classes page for a description of TRX, Ballet Bodies and more!
JM Reader Offer: First class free or 4 classes for $99. New members only. One time use.
Why Moms Love It
"I started taking Pilates from Amber in October 2009, within two months my body had transformed. My muscles were leaner and my abs defined. No other workout has given me that kind of results, past or present. Amber makes working out fun, no class is ever the same! Her studio gives off an upbeat vibe that is always happy. Her music and laughing make it a great place to go!" — Christina B.
Founded in 2005, MBody Yoga is Florida’s first Baptiste Power Yoga Affiliate Studio. We teach a sweaty, liberating yoga practice with an emphasis on breath connected to movement. With two locations—one in the Southside area of Jacksonville; the other in nearby Neptune Beach, MBody offers the practice of yoga to anyone looking for a challenge. Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you will find a home for your mat here. In addition to providing classes seven days a week, we offer many innovative and pioneering workshops, events and teacher training programs year-round. Whatever it is you seek to gain from yoga, you will find it at MBody.
JM Exclusive Reader Offer: $30 for the kids 5 class pass & Intro package of $20 for 20 days.
Why Moms Love It
"In the spring of 2017, my wife gave me a early birthday gift. A Groupon for 30 days of yoga at MBody. I’ve practice yoga off and on for over the past several years. From bikram, to various community centers. I’ve never committed or felt the need to take my practice seriously until I came to MBody. The teachers and classes are awesome! When ownership changed with Leah Green taking over, the environment, people became closer. There’s more community outreach and activities, and more challenging moves/poses in class.
One particular thing that solidified my belief in the practice of yoga was the healing of my chronic back pain. Each morning I would wake up and could barely get out of bed. It would literally take me over an hour to get normal movement to my body due to the pain. When Leah returned from a yoga retreat, she had the class do a new move to help with our back and lower body. And within a few days of continually doing this move, my back pain has stopped!!! I mean no pain whatsoever. No drugs, no over the counter medication or doctors visit eliminated my back pain. But my yoga practice did.
MBody Yoga is my “Little Slice of Heaven” when I’m feeling stressed from day to day life. I can always roll out my mat and let it all go with some good power yoga." — G. Newbill
Join the Body and Mind Revolution and become your Absolute Best! Our methods include Rev (our take on rhythm-based cycling), body (barre), bounce (trampoline), and mind (hammock restorative class). For more in-depth descriptions of our classes please visit http://jacksonville.definebody.com.
For the month of February, new clients, get one week of unlimited classes for $29 and existing clients refer your friends for a chance to win a BIG basket of goodies from some of our favorite local businesses.
Ask our front desk about more New Client specials we have going on, and you’ll be well on your way to defining your absolute best fitness journey in our beautiful, modern studio! Located at 1854 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, (904) 853-6324.
Why Moms Love It
"I've been coming to DEFINE consistently for only 8 weeks and my body has changed big time! The instructors and staff are really great about remembering each person's name. The classes are super fun, but they push you! I highly recommend DEFINE if you need a powerful and effective, but quick workout." — Jen V.
Hot Spot Power Yoga
Hot Spot Power Yoga has built a loving community with an emphasis on growth and leadership. The space is about discovering true strength, on the inside and out. The teachers and staff have a love for the practice and it’s gone viral in our community. Loving the practice is the key to discovering true power. Resisting it merely adds a tighter grip to limiting ways. It’s also healthy! So you’ll notice vibrant, unbound, happy people at Hot Spot Power Yoga and, well, you’ll want to join them. The studios offer Baptiste Power Yoga Classes, Restore & Renew Classes and Yoga + HIIT (YOD) Classes. Any and all of these classes will leave you in YOUR greatness!
JM Reader Offer: New Student Intro: 30 days for $30 at all three locations!
San Marco - 904-551-5029 / 1533 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32207
Harbour Village - 904-551-7454 13475 Atlantic Blvd. #34 Jacksonville Fl 32224
Baymeadows - 904-348-0081 10920 Baymeadows Road #6 Jacksonville FL 32256
Why Moms Love It
"Every time I enter this studio, I am greeted by a community that loves and supports me. From the owners to every teacher I’ve had, the love and gratitude are palpable, even in the participants! Then there are the RESULTS! I NEVER regret a session at Hot Spot! Whether my goal is a challenge or relaxation, they have a class for it and I always leave so refreshed and energized! I also love the side effects: keeps me toned and helps with my neck pain! Thanks, Hot Spot Power Yoga!" — Leah C.
Degree Wellness is all about self-care... we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental health. We have 9 state-of-the-art services that help to increase energy, boost metabolism, reduce pain and inflammation, speed workout recovery, improve skin, slow the aging process, and reduce stress. We are the only facility in the country to make all 9 of these services available to you.
Today our services include: • 3 Types of Cryotherapy (whole body, localized and facials) • Infrared Saunas • 2 types of Red Light Therapy (PBM) (both whole body and facial) • Dry Float Therapy • Compression Therapy • Halotherapy
Working together, they help increase the overall performance of your body and mind. We are always researching and learning about new technologies and services that fit into our self-care and wellness model. We have a common goal amongst all of us- to ensure that you leave feeling better than when you came in EVERY time you visit. We have a friendly and knowledgeable team that will guide you to improved wellness. For us, Degree Wellness is a lifestyle that we believe improves the lives of our customers. We are the opposite of a doctor's office but are not a spa... we are welcoming, social, fun, and efficient.
Adding Us Into Your Self-Care routine will: 1. Increase your energy levels 2. Relieve inflammation and pain 3. Increase your metabolism /burn calories 4. Improve your skin 5. Enhance your immune system 6. Improve your sleep 7. Reduce stress & relax you 8. Help you detox Which one do you need the most?
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Why Moms Love It
"I love Degree Wellness! From the moment you step in you feel relaxed in a spa-like environment. The services are top-notch and there are so many choices - how can you pick a favorite? From the Whole Body Cryotherapy (get rejuvenated in only 3 minutes!) to the Infrared Sauna (bff sweat seshes are a fun way to catch up!) and much more. A tired mama needs this in their life. A busy dad, or an active athlete too. There are so many ways to enjoy Degree and the packages are great! Plus, it's quick, many times I make a same-day appointment and you are in and out - perfect for the busy mom on the go!" — Lindy M.
Mandala Family Wellness
Mandala Family Wellness, a family-focused health, and wellness practice, offers a team of professionals dedicated to maximizing developmental abilities of children and their parents with services and programs at-home, in one of our 3 clinics (Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach, Southpoint), in the community and in partnered schools providing support services and consultation. As a proud partner of the new Palm Valley Child Development Center, our interdisciplinary team coordinates teachers, physicians, and other community members to best meet the needs of each child and their family in small, intimate sessions that are unique and boutique by design. Using the wholistic approach of body, mind, and soul, we use a combination of innovative wellness and evidence-based practices to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Mandala’s goal is all-encompassing, meaningful, and purposeful as it gives a child and their parents a well-rounded and developmentally appropriate environment to grow, learn and thrive.
Why Moms Love It
"The therapists, doctors, and staff who work at mandala are always so friendly and willing to help in any situation. We are so lucky to have them available." — Nora A.
Dietitians of Palm Valley
Dietitians of Palm Valley is a nutrition private practice (team of registered dietitians) located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Although they are dietitians, they are definitely human too…and far from 'perfect eaters'! Here is a note from Sammy Previte, Registered Dietitian & Co-Owner of Dietitians of Palm Valley: “I have gone through stages in my life where I felt like food controlled me. I had tried every diet and NOTHING worked. I thought I was “being good” Monday through Friday by eating less and working out more. I would give myself a “get out of jail free” card on the weekends by indulging in foods I would restrict during the week. I would cut out specific food groups (cough cough…carbs) thinking that if I just ate less of something then the scale would go down and all my problems would go away…until Monday came again. It was not until I started looking at food as a fuel source and learning how to nourish my body that I was able to feel comfortable in my own skin, improve digestion, and live a happier life. I gave up dieting forever (ironic that I am a DIETitian) and I encourage all of my clients to do the same. Click here to read more about my 7-year journey to food freedom."
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Why Moms Love It
"Sammy rocks! She is so knowledgeable and motivates exactly as I need it. She’s not pushy, but has a standard and expectation that pushes me to achieve my goals. I’ve lost 15 pounds since October based on her meal plans, teaching me how to shop for better food choices, and even incorporating how to have a cocktail that won’t derail my goals! More importantly, Sammy is personable, warm and fun— and I feel safe being in a vulnerable position of wanting to lose weight, tone up, and be a healthier me!! Would highly recommend going to her for help!" — Jennifer E.
Orangetheory Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory Fitness’ heart-rate-monitored training is designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled instructors, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX Suspension Training, and free weights, burning an average of 900 calories per class. The result is the Orange – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout.
JM Reader Offer: For a limited time, sign up for the 8-week Transformation Challenge (TC) for a special price of $199. TC runs from 1/20-3/15! HURRY! Call (904) 238-5272 or visit Orangetheory.com to find a studio near you. Get more results, more confidence & More Life. Special rate available until January 17, 2020.
Orangetheory Fitness locations:
Mandarin (904) 886-3377
Facebook | @otfmandarin
Hodges Point (904) 238-5272
Fleming Island (904) 406-7343
North St. Johns (904) 671-7071
Southside (904) 559-1200
Nocatee (904) 900-7644
The Beaches (904) 930-4009
St. Augustine (904) 647-8088
Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it's a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women and men share a sense of community that inspires and empowers each others' fitness and lifestyle goals. Taught by our highly-trained teachers, Pure Barre features four group class formats that deliver an effective total body workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility, and flexibility for every body. If you’re new to Pure Barre, or even barre, our FREE Foundations classes are the place to start! You'll be introduced to the basic movements of Pure Barre in a small group setting and be able to build confidence as you discover how our technique works and all the benefits it has to offer.
Pure Barre Locations:
Fleming Island (904) 579-3273
Facebook | @purebarreflemingisland
Jacksonville Beach (904) 504-1150
Facebook | @purebarrejaxbeach
Ponte Vedra (904) 239-7712
Facebook | @purebarrepontevedra
Riverside (904) 778-5922
Facebook | @purebarreriverside
San Marco (904) 778-5642
Facebook | @purebarresanmarco
Tapestry Park (904) 564-1600
Facebook | @purebarretapestrypark
At Yoga Mix, this is where change begins. We know that you want to be balanced, strong, and connected. In order to do that you need to move your body, clear your mind, and breathe with intention.
With over 50 classes a week and a highly trained and compassionate team of teachers and staff, we help our community day in and day out find balance, build true strength, and live a connected, intentional life.
JM Reader Offer: Begin your journey with our Intro Program for $39 (click here) and receive 30 days of unlimited yoga where you can come as often as you like. Change your life, stop feeling restricted and get ready to feel strong, awake and alive!
Dominique Landry is a wife, mother, motivator, and NASM certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She created Fit Enough to change the current narrative of fitness to be more inclusive of all body types, fitness levels, and lifestyles.
Fit Enough is on a mission to merge self-acceptance, physical wellness, and fitness in a way that shifts the idea of what “being fit” means. Our model allows for an increased level of flexibility, enabling you to focus on your health on your own schedule. The Fit Enough program gives you expertise, convenience, and true support from a trainer that deeply cares about your success. At Fit Enough, we fully understand that the starting point and end game vary from person to person and we are prepared to meet you exactly where you are.
Online Fitness Coaching: Our online fitness coaching is ideal for individuals who desire to exercise more and be healthy, but lifestyle demands and time restraints prevent them from being able to do so in a traditional manner.
Corporate Wellness Programs and Experiences: Fit Enough creates customized experiences for businesses that emphasize wellness as part of their corporate culture.
In Person or Group Training Programs: Availability for this customized training opportunity is limited and offered exclusively in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas.
Superfit Foods is a fully customizable, healthy, meal prep company! We are a Jacksonville based company that delivers meals two times a week to upwards of 25 pickup locations around Northeast Florida. We also ship meals to clients near and far via our nationwide shipping model! All of our meals come pre-portioned and cooked, so all you have to do is reheat them and eat them!
JM Reader Offer: Use code JAXMOM for 20% off your first week of meals!
CLASS UFC GYM
CLASS is a modern twist on traditional boxing and high-intensity interval training classes. Led by top instructors, you’ll be pushed through 50 challenging minutes leaving you sweaty, tired, but satisfied. Our two distinct yet complimentary classes, BOX and HIIT, offer something for everyone and keep your workouts fresh. By incorporating multiple different pieces of exercise equipment, workouts are constantly changing and evolving so you will never be bored. Burn up to 700* calories, build lean muscle, and watch yourself transform into your strongest, most confident self.
STRIDE Indoor Running Studio
STRIDE Jacksonville Beach is a premium indoor running studio that caters to clients of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re walking or running, our STRIDE Certified Run Coaches and state-of-the-art Woodway Treadmills will empower you to achieve your mental & physical goals.
JM Reader Offer: 40% Off Your Lifetime Unlimited Run Membership. Available for a limited time.
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Why Jacksonville Moms Love BODYARMOR!
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