Olympics 2012: Ten Summer Sports Anyone Can Play in Miami

Categories: Culture, Sports
George Martinez

See Olympics 2012: Is It a Spoiler?

Despite your best intentions, hours spent on the treadmill or doing the doggy paddle in your condo complex's pool aren't likely to turn you into the next Lolo Jones or Ryan Lochte. But that doesn't mean you can't let their greatness inspire your attempts at athleticism.

As a sporty city, Miami's got plenty of options for you to get your Olympic games on. So if you can tear yourself away from that live feed on your iPad, get out there and see how you stack up against the world's best.

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Eldan Flickr.

Oleta State Park's Blue Moon Outdoor Center has you covered when it comes to canoeing or kayaking. Rent the suckers out by the hour and a half, two hour or three hour time slots, and flex those rowing muscles. Rates run from $22 to $55 depending on number of people and length of time.

Despite what popular wisdom might suggest, you don't need to be a growth-stunted perma-adolescent to get into gymnastics. Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy offers classes for grown-ups, from beginners to advanced. They focus on bars, beams, vault, and floor exercises, just like last night's golden girls.

Location Info


Scott Rakow Youth Center

2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Coconut Grove Sailing Club

2990 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL

Category: General

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