Exercise, Fitness, Gym, Yoga, Pilates, anything??
As I prepare for my move at the end of the month to STT, it occured to me that I will want to continue with an excercise regimen. I go to the gym regularly, but where can I go in St. Thomas? Any suggestions? It would be much easier for me to do a more structured workout as opposed to running around my neighborhood or at the beach. Besides, I can't really run for extended periods of time... If no gyms, does anyone know of some classes being offered close to the Northside?
(Please forgive me if this is a silly question or if I'm jumping the gun and should just ask around when I get there, I know I have much to learn about the island. But I really work hard to maintain my weight and I don't want to drop the ball).
I found 2 gyms listed in phone book.
I called 1 to check location only to discover it was not a working number.
The 2nd one/Xtreme Fitness/340-774-0220 is located at Market Square East (where Cost U Less and the Movie Theater is located and around the corner from Home Depot, off the Weymouth Rhymer highway)
There are other places for fitness as well. Check Antilles school but don't know if they still have the fitness/pilates center there. Plus there's yoga on the beach and other options. Find what suits you and your schedule best. Magens Bay = early morning late afternoon is a mile long beach for running and swimming.
UVI has a complete gym with memberships open to the public. Extreme is geared more toward weight training, but has some spin classes and yoga. Paradise Gate in Havensight (next to Senor Frogs) is a compact gym-mostly weights and treadmills. Antilles has a large facility including yoga and pilates. Synergy in Red Hook has a small gym. If you are on the north side, UVI might be most convenient. There are lots of classes by word-of-mouth: pilates on SUP, Crossfit, private yoga studios, walking/running/biking groups, etc.
I checked out several gyms when we came over.
There's one at havensite, across from the butterfly farm - forgot what it's called
The Jackson complex at Antilles is really nice & they have several classes.
There's also a crossfit studio at Antilles, it operates independent from the gym
There's a newer gym in red hook that was having a hard time finding a yoga teacher when I was there last but they also do nutrition, and were talking about crav Maga and some other classes
The place by the movie theatre has a lot of equipment, not a lot of space for classes and their locker rooms were pretty pathetic.
The journey spa at sugar bay has a day rate of $15 and you can use the sauna, jacuzzi, steam room & take any classes... Don't remember the monthly price, but it was expensive.
I haven’t needed a gym since I bought a home in STX on a hillside. My wife and I are avid gardeners and do all our own landscaping. Instead of a gym membership, I own a pick-ax, two shovels, and a wheelbarrow (+ several surfboards and a kayak). I’ve lost twenty pounds since moving here, and I have the best muscle tone in my life.
Although we spend a lot more money on sunscreen here (reef friendly brands of course).