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Times of the Islands Magazine

2017 Health & Wellness Guide for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Jun 06, 2017 08:29PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Image courtesy of Ambu Yoga.

Getting healthy and focusing on better health is a common New Year resolution. However, usually by this time in the year, old habits have taken over and good health has gone to the wayside. 

It's so important to stay healthy all year around, and luckily there are plenty of places in the area that support a healthy lifestyle. Pop by The Sanibel Sprout for a juice or sign up with Sanibel Health Club. That and more in our 2017 Health & Wellness Guide.


Indigo Trail Walk

Jun 8, 2017 10:00AM

Join Refuge naturalists as they lead a FREE one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to identify and discuss the ecosystem’s plants, mammals, birds, and reptiles - fun for all ages!


Family Beach Walk

Family Beach Walk - start Jun 09 2017 0900AM

Jun 9, 2017 9:00AM

The FREE one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the Refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 



Ambu yoga

About: "Ambu means water in the ancient yogic language of Sanskrit, and our name represents the connection between the flow of energy in our surrounding waters and the mind-body-spirit experience of yoga. We believe in the transformational physical and emotional benefits of yoga and allow a deep respect for our natural island setting to inspire all that we do."

Contact: (239) 314-9642

Location: 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, FL 33924

Sanibel Health Club

About: "The Sanibel Health Club is a boutique fitness center located on Sanibel Island. We have been proudly offering the best in comprehensive health and fitness on the island since October 2009. With the largest weight room on Sanibel, a 2,500-sq. ft. cardio theater, an aerobics studio, well-equipped shower and locker rooms, a massage room, and a bar serving delicious protein shakes, we can be sure to satisfy all your fitness and health needs. We serve residents of Sanibel and Captiva, our friends who work on the island but live on the mainland, and our out-of-state and international guests who are looking for a place to work out while they are on vacation."

Contact: (239) 395-2639

Location: 975 Rabbit Rd, Ste A1, Sanibel, FL 33957

Healthy Eats:

The Sanibel Sprout

About: "At The Sanibel Sprout, we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality organic foods and products to support the miraculous process of internal energy production and renewal. We hope our cafe & shop will become your well-spring for innovative and fresh, farm-to-table meals made with a whole lotta love. Shop for veggies, fruits, grains, nuts & supplements that are as close as possible to what nature originally intended us to digest. We believe that eating for optimal health can be a fun, creative and inspiring culinary adventure.

Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where the collective intent is to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community – while chowing down on some seriously good eats!"

Contact: (239) 472-4499

Location: 2463 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957-4404

Cips Place Restaurant

About: "Welcome to Cip’s Place, named for long time Islander Jimmy Cipriani. Jimmy, or “Cip,” (pronounced “Sip”), was the former owner of this property. He was a common sense, down to earth man who always had a story to share, a cause to support and most importantly an invitation to lunch or dinner. Jimmy always made time for good conversation, good company and great food. We wanted to make this restaurant exactly the kind of place that Jimmy would want to go to.

So this is Cip’s Place.  A casual, comfortable place to relax, enjoy good food and good times while being reminded of the old days on Sanibel."

Contact: (239) 472-0223

Location: 2055 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957