What I Missed About Brevard…
Awhile ago I was living in Orlando for a short while and being there reminded me of so many things I love about Brevard.
For one: exercise options. While I was away from Brevard I had to pay a large fee to join one gym. Yes it was a nice gym with classes, a nice fitness area, a pool and basketball courts. But you’re stuck going to the same place for everything which gets very mundane after a few weeks. I’m not one to hit the gym for hours every single day, I like to switch up my routine but to continually get exercise. Swim today, treadmill and weights tomorrow, few games of basketball the next followed by a yoga class, etc. Being in Brevard allows my exercise routines to be much more diverse and I don’t have to pay some large fee to commit myself to one place, yes those options are there, but so are many more. I can head to the beach with friends and take some time to myself to swim for a bit while I’m there. Yoga? If your not familiar with yoga each teacher and each style offers something different, maybe your keen to one particular place and teacher or maybe you like to switch it up depending on how you’re feeling. Stressful week and need something intense? Or just trying to fit in some light workout before a long day with some friends? No matter what your motive may be you have plenty of options: The Zen Room, Downtown Yoga, one of several community centers offering classes from Mims to Micco. And that is just one form of class, then you have Zumba options and Pilates options, etc. Feel like hitting the gym? With 4 Planet Fitness gyms from Port St. John to Palm Bay (opening soon), for just $10 a month you can go whenever you please and not feel guilty for exercising somewhere else when you need a change. And yes they do have that option in Orlando, but can you even imagine how many people in Orlando go somewhere that only costs $10 a month, I would have been waiting a month to get on the treadmill!
For two: traffic, or lack there of! Yes Brevard can seem large and spread out at times. If you’re used to living on the island or beach side it is very common to not want to leave unless you have to, but you can and it’s quite easy! While traveling in Brevard may seem like a hassle because you are covering more distance, it’s quite a breeze compared to going 5 miles down the road in miserable traffic!
For three: the culture! Yes I said culture, me, someone whose main complaint about his place and wanting to leave was lack of culture. But Brevard has plenty of culture, just not the big city type. Brevard’s culture is made from the diversity of people who move here for the weather and beach mixed with the local “laid back” atmosphere and history from the late 1800’s. So we don’t have the Eiffel Tower or a Trump Building, but who needs them when we have that cool looking building in Cocoa Beach that used to be something! lol
Going new places and trying new things is great and exciting, but it is always nice to go Home!