How to stay fit in Rio: Go to the beach

Bikers ride along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

Vicente Belize kicks the ball while playing footvolley at Copacaabana Beach. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

Leonardo De Paula learns how to play frescoball at Copacabana Beach. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

The Altinhas (David, Marcelo, Leo and Barrett) play soccer on the sand in Copacabana Beach. (Photo by Langston Fields/Cronkite News)

A lonely stand up paddleboarder glides along the water at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

Ana Demaison surfs at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

Marchese Daniele serves the ball while playing volleyball in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

Breno Ferreira works out at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.(Photo by Langston Fields/Cronkite News)

Breno Ferreira works out at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Jaclyn Chung/Cronkite News)

While some visit the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to relax, others go to work out. It’s a common sight to see locals exercise by the ocean with beautiful scenery as a backdrop and convenient and plentiful nearby fitness areas. Our photographers Jaclyn Chung and Langston Fields compiled the slideshow above to share some of our favorite photos of exercise and recreation along the coast.

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