09 May Activities to Stay Active when you Retire at StoneGate
Just because you retire, doesn’t mean you have to slow down and stop enjoying certain activities. Whether you’re practicing your swing on an award-winning golf course, biking under the live oak trees, or trying yoga for the first time – there are plenty of activities to choose from when you retire at StoneGate!
If you’re looking to increase flexibility and practice your meditation, or maybe just get better at your Warrior Pose, Inlet Yoga Studio has classes to fit any yoga practicing level. Their Gentle Yoga class is perfect for beginners or those that prefer to move through their stretches and poses at a slower pace. Take advantage of living by the beach and take part in their Beach/Inlet Yoga, (available May through September) and grab an old mat or beach blanket and enjoy the gentle ocean or inlet breeze while you practice your downward dog. Inlet Yoga also offers Aqua Yoga, a unique class which takes the traditional yoga postures and modifies them to the pool. This type of yoga not only causes less stress on the joint, but uses the resistance of the water to increase flexibility, build muscle strength and increase range of motion. So grab your mat and head over to Inlet Yoga Studio for a variety of yoga classes!
One of the first purchases you might want to make when retiring to StoneGate at Prince Creek (besides maybe a golf cart), might be a bike. With all the flat land of the lowcountry, you won’t need all the gears of a road bike and will be just fine peddling around on a beach cruiser bicycle. The weather is mild in Murrells Inlet, so you can bike anytime of year. And if you feel adventurous and find yourself wanting to venture out of the comfort of your familiar neighborhood roads, there are plenty of bike trails to explore around the area. Close by you’ll find the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, 12 miles of flat, paved trails that allow you to travel the scenic route from Murrells Inlet to Huntington Beach State Park.
Kayak and SUP
The waters of the Inlet are calm and serene, decorated by the shadows of the overhanging branches of live oak trees. There are plenty of fun ways to experience the water without a boat. You can venture around by kayak or by board on a Stand Up Paddleboard. Certain companies are located in the Inlet that allow you to rent hourly or daily. Regardless of how you choose to paddle around – sitting or standing – the wildlife and waters of Murrells Inlet are something you’ll enjoy exploring anytime.
Boating and Fishing
Living in StoneGate, you have the option of boating in three separate bodies of water including the Inlet, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Reel in a fresh catch for dinner – whether you’re fishing in the Inlet or deep sea fishing, there are a variety of fish to attempt to catch. And if you don’t have your own boat, there are plenty of companies in the Inlet that rent out boats for the day or you can hop aboard a deep sea fishing charter for one of their exciting daily excursions.
If you’d rather enjoy your morning or afternoon on land, there are tons of golf courses to play the day away. Right around the corner from StoneGate is the award-winning links of TPC Myrtle Beach. There are so many pristine courses scattered throughout the Grand Strand, you could play 2 different top-rated courses in one day (or 4 depending how many holes you play)!