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Yoga retreats, unique workout classes and National Nutrition Month lead the way this spring and summer

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – Yoga, clean eating and functional, fun workouts have taken over the health and fitness scene across the country. From smoothie bowls and wellness lattes to water-front yoga and pop-up workout classes, local Gulf Shores and Orange Beach businesses are joining the movement through a variety of events this spring and summer.

Come for the Yoga, Na’MaSTAY for the Beer
Date: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Big Beach Brewing Company (300 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores)

Website: BigBeachBrewing.com
Phone: 251-948-2337
Admission: Donations accepted
Details: Glow Yoga (Glow-Yoga.com) hosts a donation-based yoga class at Big Brewing Company once a month. A different charity will be chosen as the recipient for each class.

Big Beach Brewing Run Club
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Big Beach Brewing Company (300 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores)
Website: BigBeachBrewing.com
Phone: 251-948-2337
Admission: Free
Details: Join local and visiting runners, walkers and friends for a weekly run followed by a few discounted craft beers. Choose from various courses including a 4-mile there-and-back and 10k loop. On the 3rd or 4th Wednesdays, the group throws a potluck dinner.

Flora-Bama Flow
Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Flora-Bama Ole River Grill (17400 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key)
Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com
Phone: 251-752-8090
Admission: $5
Details: Join Orange Beach Yoga instructors for a fun Friday yoga flow at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill. All levels are welcome. Stay after class for a bushwhacker and brunch.

Family Yoga Classes
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Location: Orange Beach Recreation Center (4849 Wilson Blvd., Orange Beach)
Website: OBParksAndRec.com/RecreationCenter.html
Phone: 251-981-6028
Admission: $5/person; $10/family
Details: Parents and school-aged children are invited to participate in a family yoga class with instructors from Orange Beach Yoga.

Pop-Up 3.1 at The Hangout
Date: Feb. 24
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: The Hangout (101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores)
Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com
Phone: 251-219-0504
Admission: $20 drop-in; free for MOXIE members

Details: Born from the spirit that fitness should be fun, MOXIE is bringing Pop-Up fitness to the Gulf Coast. Get out of the studio and get out in the community to see all that the Gulf Coast has to offer. Specific Pop-Up details will be released three days before the event.

Lunch & Learn: Fuel the Soul with Nutrition
Date: March 3
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Orange Beach Yoga (4851 Wharf Pkwy E Suite D216)
Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com
Phone: 251-752-8090
Admission: $30
Details: Carrie Peters, the Sanctuary Dietician, will lead a two-hour discussion on clean eating including practical tips, ideas and delicious recipes. The lunch menu is a green smoothie, chopped salad, and carrot and cashew butter soup. Prior to the discussion at 11 a.m., guests are invited to participate in a one-hour Soul Flow yoga class.

National Nutrition Month
Date: March 6
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: MOXIE Lifetsyle and Fitness Studio (4780 Wharf STE F105)
Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com
Phone: 251-219-0504
Admission: Free
Details: In honor of National Nutrition Month, join Moxie instructors and business partners for a complimentary lunch and learn.

Race to the Top of the Tower at Turquoise Place
Date: March 3
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Turquoise Place (26302 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach)
Website: Register.Chronotrack.com/r/36894
Admission: $30 (discounts given for first responders and early online registration)
Details: Spectrum Resorts and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are joining forces to benefit the Special Olympics of Alabama. Participants will race up 31 floors of Turquoise Place. The race is open to everyone and the winner will receive a three-night stay at Turquoise Place.

Sole 2 Soul Run Club Launch Day
Date: March 24
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Orange Beach Yoga (4851 Wharf Pkwy E Suite D216)
Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com
Phone: 251-752-8090
Admission: Free
Details: This is the Sole 2 Soul’s first meet-up. Take a 30-minute run or walk through The Wharf followed by a 30-minute yoga class designed for athletes and runners. Future meet-ups will be in various locations throughout Orange Beach.

Pop-Up 3.2 at The Wharf
Date: April 14
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: The Wharf (23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach)
Website: Moxie-Lifestyle.com
Phone: 251-219-0504
Admission: $20 drop-in; free for MOXIE members
Details: Born from the spirit that fitness should be fun, MOXIE is bringing Pop-Up fitness to the Gulf Coast. This is the studio’s second Pop-Up event scheduled for 2018. Come enjoy a 50-minute class incorporating the barre intensity method - a combination of Pilates, dance and personal training choreographed to upbeat music providing a total body workout.

Awakened Life Yoga Festival
Date: April 20-22
Time: Times vary by day
Location: Gulf State Park (20115 Alabama 135, Gulf Shores)
Website: AwakenedLifeYogaFestival.com
Phone: 251-752-8790
Admission: Prices vary by package purchased
Details: Awakened Life is a weekend that celebrates movement through many forms of yoga. Guests will also meditate, sing and dance under the stars, hear the uplifting music of Bhakti Caravan, learn about Ayurveda and more. Workshops and events will meet on beautiful Lake Shelby. Pitch a tent or rent a cabin to experience the nightly fire ceremonies, live music and more.

Beach Yoga at The Gulf
Date: May-Nov. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: The Gulf (27500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach)
Website: Glow-Yoga.com
Phone: 251-968-4569
Admission: $18 drop-in; free for members of Glow Yoga
Details: Enjoy the sun, the sand and the sound of the waves during an all-levels yoga class taught by instructors from Glow Yoga in Gulf Shores. After the class, grab brunch and a cocktail at The Gulf.

Orange Beach Yoga Retreats: Let Your Light Shine
Date: June 8-10
Time: Times vary by day
Address: The Wharf (23101 Canal Rd., Orange Beach)
Website: OrangeBeachYoga.com
Phone: 251-752-8090
Admission: TBA
Details: This retreat will focus on exploring and discovering the natural strengths and gifts to help attendees get more aligned with their purpose in order to experience more joy. Guests will enjoy delicious nutritious meals, holistic health workshops and a wide variety of yoga classes. Visit their website to sign-up for newsletter updates to be notified when retreat registration opens.

4th Annual Flora-Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championship
Date: July 20 and 21
Time: Times vary by day
Location: Flora-Bama Ole River Grill (17400 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola)
Website: PaddleGuru.com
Admission: Free to spectators. Participant fees vary.
Details: Three courses including one-, four- and nine-mile races. Kid’s Race and demonstrations will take place after the races, followed by an awards ceremony and door prize drawings.

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Caption: The Awakened Life Yoga Festival takes place April 20-22 at Gulf State Park along beautiful Lake Shelby.
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Caption: Orange Beach Yoga’s second retreat, Let Your Light Shine, will be held at The Wharf June 8-10.
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Caption: Join Big Beach Brewing Company every Wednesday for run club and every third Tuesday for donation-based yoga with Glow Yoga.
Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism:

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism serves as the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in addition to the unincorporated area of Fort Morgan. To learn more about the whole different state of discovery on Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, visit either GulfShores.com or OrangeBeach.com. This convention and visitors bureau is an accredited Destination Marketing Organization (2012-2016).