Say “Om” on Virginia Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)
The classic slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” is a better T-shirt slogan than “Virginia is for Amateur Yogis Looking for Beach Bliss.” The latter does have a nice ring to it, though, and Virginia Beach yoga and wellness spots make it the coastal crème de la Commonwealth.
Dad Bods Welcome
Yoga studios can be intimidating if you can’t keep up with the instructor’s firefly pose, but Oceanfront Yoga is a judgment-free zone. The classes are tailor-made to be non-competitive and improve every skill level. They also have pre-natal groups, and courses just for men looking to bro-out in spandex. Pro tip: Get your mind right with the view outside Oceanfront Yoga. A yoga party on the beach is great for team-building and birthday celebrations.
Share the Love
Sometimes you feel like the before photo, and that’s OK. The Best Body Co. is there when your bliss needs a boost. Experiment with a glam new do or a cosmetics tutorial using only Aveda products. Refer a friend and you’ll both get a $20 credit to be used for such services as The Spa Sampler. Pro tip: Dudes, if maintaining machismo means you’ve got janky cuticles, you need to book an appointment at The Best Body Co. yesterday. Put the man in manicure for just $45.
Embrace Your Inner Ballerina
Studio Bamboo has a Virginia Beach yoga experience your burning quads won’t forget. Ballet dancers are among the fittest humans, and Barre Fitness courses show you why. High reps and isometric holds don’t require dance experience, but bring a floor mat and maybe a safeword. Pro tip: If barre doesn’t fit the bill for a reluctant travel partner, they can book a 1-hour massage for $60 while you carve your calves.
Become a Fruitive Phenom
Proper pampering and yoga in Virginia Beach means fueling up with the right stuff. The Fruitive Superberry Bowls are a caveman parfait, and their wraps are great grabs on the go. Fruitive develops great tasting recipes from 100 percent plant-based organic ingredients and showcases one every Friday with #LiveYourHealth. Pro tip: Quit cherry picking science that says bacon and Red Bull are a good pre-workout snack. Take Fruitive’s online quiz to discover which of their surprisingly crave-able juice cleanses suits you.
Drop-in fitness may be all the rage for locals uninterested in long-term gym relationships; it’s also the perfect set up for the traveling yogi. The City of Virginia Beach offers drop-in yoga and more intense tabata and Les Mills’ BodyPump classes all over town. Pro tip: Virginia Beach drop-ins use a punch-card system, and 30-minute classes start at just $5.