FELINE Fun  Spaced safely along the animal enclosures of the Big Cat Habitat, morning mindfulness and de-stressing stretches move out of the studio and into the sanctuary during Yoga with Tigers. Spot a lion from your downward-facing dog or stretch alongside yawning tigers—all of whom will be abiding by social-distancing guidelines—and join Sarasota yogi Erika Cain to channel your inner “spirit animal” with some seriously wild inspiration. Trading in those Nature Noises playlists for the real deal, immerse yourself in the outdoors and gain a new perspective on exotic life while renewing your inner peace. This ongoing series and partnership offers monthly morning events and includes refreshments, snacks and a day pass to return to the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary for $40 per person, supporting the neighborhood sanctuary and all its residents. And with all levels welcome and a view far more enticing than that yoga studio mirror, just bring your mats and they’ll supply the cats. Perfect for animal lovers and zen-seekers alike.  Register in advance at bigcathabitat.org. 

Pedal to the Metal  Six-pack? Check. Life vest? Supplied. Bike shorts? Probably overkill. Pack a cooler and get ready to hit the road (or sea) with Sip-N-Cycle Cruises and tour Siesta Key with party music on and quads put to work—or just sit back and let your friends do all the heavy pedaling. With up to 16 seats, launch from Midnight Pass on the bright green Cycleboat, a 31-foot pedal-powered catamaran, then just “Sip, Sip, Away” as they say as the world floats by one pedal and drink at a time. For those without sea legs, hop on the mega Pedal Party bikes that stroll through Siesta Key Village, scaring souvenir-shopping tourists as you sing offkey without a care. Pedal in style with costumes and decorations to celebrate or simply hang out with your Pedal bike’s driver and server, who will kick up that handy electric assist when your legs are no longer up to snuff. Peloton spin classes not quite your speed? Wishing that Fitbit was saying, “It’s five o’clock somewhere” rather than 5,000 more steps to go? Sip-N-Cycle Cruises may be your cycling solution this holiday season. Perfect for an eclectic evening getaway, office party or family bonding for the tourist in all of us. Reserve online at sipncyclecruises.com.

FLIGHT FANTASTIC  For an adrenaline rush that honors Sarasota’s history, learn to fly with Tito Gaona’s Trapeze Academy and follow in the soaring footsteps of Tito Gaona himself, who by age seven was deemed “the world’s youngest flyer.” Enroll in an introductory class and hear your heartbeat as you ascend to the launching platform, feel the weight of the cinched safety belt as you prepare to step off with confidence, then swing through the air in a basic hold or bump it up to a knee hang before landing safely in the net below. Or if that feels like child’s play, there’s always the catch and return to up the ante. The Flying Gaonas have long since come and gone from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, but Tito still flies high at his trapeze park in Venice. And with students ranging from ages 3 to 86, he invites you to do the same—enhancing focus, gaining strength and flexibility, fleeing reality and, of course, learning to fly. Enroll in trapeze classes, experiment with the aerial arts, reserve group events or even join the Trapeze Fitness Club for full-body aerobic workouts. Visit titogaona.com to book.