Annual Manual 2013
Orlando Sports & Recreation
Spectator sports, biking and hiking, canoeing and kayaking, yoga and more
Published: April 12, 2013
Orlando Watersports Complex
8615 Florida Rock Road
No need for a boat here – a motorized suspended cable system pulls you on your board (or skis) through the water and, if you dare, onto ramps and other obstacles. Check the website for the variety of lessons and camps available.
Bikram Yoga Orlando
3218-B E. Colonial Drive
Invigorating 90-minute Hot Yoga classes are this studio’s forte. The first class is $10 and the second class (within 7 days of first) is free. A plus: Saturday morning babysitting ($4 per child, 2 hours max).
College Park Yoga
3029 Edgewater Drive
This studio teaches ashtanga, vinyasa and power yoga classes, but also offers a yoga-for-wimps beginner class. For those on a tight budget, “community yoga” is offered every Saturday at 9 a.m. for $5. All other single classes are $15.
Full Circle Yoga
972B Orange Ave., Winter Park
This busy studio offers classes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, and drop-in classes are $14 each. Full Circle has spacious studios and variations on traditional yoga styles, including hot yoga, flow yoga, ashtanga, pre- and post-natal yoga, and a mom-and-baby class for expecting and new mothers.
Harmony Yoga Studio
110 N. Orlando Ave, Suite 2, Maitland
This studio offers something for everyone: Gentle yoga for beginners, prenatal yoga for expecting mothers, yoga for fitness and a sampling of specialty classes, including laughter yoga and mysore yoga. Beginner rates start at 20 days of unlimited classes for $20.
Orlando Power Yoga
2415 E. South St.
The Baron Baptiste-style of power yoga takes the spotlight at this yoga sanctuary. Don’t be surprised if the air conditioning’s not on: To raise students’ internal heat, this studio stays ablaze at 85-90 degrees. Single class rates are $14, and Saturdays see the discount day yoga for only $10.
Shine on Yoga
619 N. Thornton Ave.
This haven offers flow, hatha and mixed-level classes as well as zen meditation. Restoration and relaxation is the goal here. Single classes are $15.
The Yoga Shala
927 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park
Focus on ashtanga yoga, with practices in vinyasa, asana, deep breathing and dishti tenchiques. Classes start at $15 for a drop-in, no membership fee.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 N.W. Highway 17-92, Sanford
Channel your inner Tarzan on a combination of zip lines and obstacle courses in the canopy of the forest overlooking the Central Florida Zoo. There are two courses for adults and two for kids; prices range from $12-$50.
4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud
Take two and a half hours to glide 55 feet above the forested wetlands and pine flatwoods bordering St. Cloud. If you want a shot at seeing the nocturnal Florida panther, try a “moonlight safari.”