Keeping Your Fitness Routine While on Vacation in Sonoma County

Foothill Regional Park

With all the delicious indulgence Sonoma County has to offer, staying on top of your fitness routine during your stay can relieve any guilt you may have, but that doesn’t mean you have to hit the hotel gym. Sonoma County offers an array of top drop-in fitness and movement options, making it ideal to keep your routine – or maybe even trying something new. 

Here are some top options: 

BodyRok 

The BodyRok craze has reached Sonoma County and there are studios in both Petaluma and now Santa Rosa. This hybrid Pilates is a full-body workout designed to improve energy levels and sculpt the body. Take a 45-minute morning class, and you are ready for a day of indulgence. Remember to sign up online the day before, as classes do fill up! 

Outdoor Yoga  

Outdoor Yoga
Outdoor Yoga

From spring to autumn, Sonoma County offers an array of outdoor yoga at some of the most beautiful locations in the Bay Area.  

Madeline Berry, a local Sonoma County yoga instructor, teaches pop-up yoga events at several wineries, such as Hook & Ladder, B.R. Cohn and Coppola Winery. You can also book a private group yoga class and wine tasting with her. See her up-to-date offerings. 

Bricoleur Vineyards Yoga Class, Windsor, CA
Yoga Class at Bricoleur Vineyards

Bricoleur offers yoga under the winery’s pavilion, offering incredible views over the vineyard, with regular classes every Friday and Sunday. Private individual or group classes can also be booked to fit your specific needs.  

Session Climbing Gym 

This state-of-the-art climbing gym founded by famed climber Kevin Jorgenson and Mike Schaffer is arguably the hottest new gym in Sonoma County. You can buy a day pass and explore activities such as bouldering, top rope, auto belay and lead climbing. (Please note that to top-rope belay, auto belay, and lead belay, participants must pass a certification test. Bouldering does not require a special certification.) You can also book private instruction or take one of many classes. Session offers everything from an intro to rope climbing, to advanced lead climbing, rope skills and technique classes.  

As an added bonus, Session also has a beautiful, fully equipped yoga studio featuring some of the best yoga teachers Sonoma County has to offer. 

Hiking 

If outdoors is more your jam, why not take advantage of Sonoma County’s beautiful scenery? Sonoma County is full of amazing hiking trails for all needs: Long, short, hilly, flat, paved, strenuous … whatever you desire, it’s here! Below are some popular routes:

Helen Putnam Park, Petaluma  

Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma
Helen Putnam Regional Park 

Helen Putnam offers grandiose views over Sonoma, lots of flora and fauna, and hills to get those glutes on fire. The views are especially stunning in the spring with amazing greenery. The trails range from 1.8 to 4.5 miles and are rated easy to moderate.  

Kortum Trail, Jenner  

A beautiful coastal hike with incredible views over the ocean, this hike is 4 miles one way (8 miles if you walk the full length and back). The trail starts at the end of Goat Rock Road south of Jenner.  

Sonoma Overlook Trail 

This is an easy 3-mile trail beginning at the Mountain Cemetery that offers a great view of Sonoma and the surrounding nature.  

Yoga + Hike  

Why not combine hiking in beautiful nature with yoga?  

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation in the beautiful Sugarloaf State Park. No mat is necessary, but do make sure to bring water. The route varies based on weather conditions and group interest, but typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain.  

We recommend making online reservations whenever possible, as these classes and events do fill up fast.  


Written by Nina Jarnum

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