Every year, it's the same resolution: lose weight. This year, Greater "Fit" Lauderdale invites visitors to enjoy an active vacation that works mind, body and soul in a tropical playground. The following fit tips courtesy of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau even come with a calorie guide to each activity:

1. Take the plunge. Calories: 352/hr*. Dive right in and explore Greater Fort Lauderdale's multi-tiered natural reef system stretching 23 miles and venture through more than 80 wrecks and artificial reefs, some as close as 100 yards offshore with some of the best dive operators in the country, including South Florida Diving Headquarters that offers dive training, snorkeling and dive outings (http://www.southfloridadiving.com/).

2. Tour de fit. Calories: 281/hr.  Two-wheel it with Greater Fort Lauderdale's new B-Cycle (https://broward.bcycle.com/) bike sharing program. Bikes come equipped with onboard GPS to track mileage, calories burned and carbon offsets. Online membership packages range from $5 (per trip) to $45 (annual), for frequent visits. Beachfront bike rental vendors also can be found along A1A and Hollywood's Broadwalk. Families can opt for a canopied pedal surrey.

3. Find your inner balance. Calories: 211/hr.  Flo-Yo (floating yoga), or Yoga S.U.P. is a popular new fitness craze started in Greater Fort Lauderdale by local yoga expert Dashama Konah Gordon, which has attracted celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston.  Rentals and lessons can be found at George English Park in Fort Lauderdale. (http://www.paddlesandboards.com/)

4. Leg it. Calories: 563/hr. In February, Fort Lauderdale plays host to one of the most scenic marathons in the country, the 2013 Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon.  More than 4,000 runners last year enjoyed balmy breezes, palm trees and ocean views along the race route.  Race registration is available at http://www.a1amarathon.com/. New this May, the Color Run 5kTM hosted by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale will bring a rainbow of colors with each kilometer of the event associated with a designated color: yellow, orange, pink, or blue. As the runners and walkers reach the Kilometer COLOR Zones, they are blitzed with COLOR. All products are natural and safe. (http://www.thecolorrun.com/)

5. Be blown away. Calories: 176/hr. Breeze through the Everglades past beautiful wading birds and menacing alligators in an exhilarating fan boat ride at Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Stretched over 2,200 acres, Billie Swamp also offers Swamp Buggy tours for close encounters with bison, water buffalo, wild pigs, and ostriches (http://www.billieswamp.com/)

6. Flights of fantasy. Calories: 422/hr. The thrill seeking Rocketman experience, with high-powered water jets generating up to 500 pounds of thrust and speeds reaching 30 mph requires enough upper body and arm strength to qualify as an exhilarating exercise.  Intuitive flight controls take just minutes to learn but allow for complex maneuvers from running on water and soaring up to 30 feet, to hovering and pivoting in any direction over open water. Visit http://www.riderocketman.com/ for flight information.

7. Paddle away. Calories: 352/hr. Known as the "Venice of America," Greater Fort Lauderdale is best seen from the water, be it the Atlantic Ocean or the destination's more than 300 miles of winding waterways, ideal for many watercraft activities, including solo or couple kayaking. This popular water sport also can be enjoyed at many nature parks, including John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Anne Kolb Nature Center and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, which also offers Full Moon kayaking excursions (www.sunny.org/nature)

8. Power shopping. Calories: 267/hr.  Ladies and gentlemen start your pedometers as miles of shopping await in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Options include The Galleria, a sophisticated retail experience featuring high-end shopping and dining (http://www.galleriamall-fl.com/), Las Olas Boulevard, also known as the "style mile" with trendy boutiques, antique and art shops and alfresco cafes, (http://www.lasolasboulevard.com/) and Sawgrass Mills Mall (Florida's second most visited attraction), one of the world's largest (2.4 million square feet) premium discount and entertainment malls with more than 350 designer outlets (http://www.sawgrassmillsmall.com/).

9. Trip the light fantastic. Calories: 387/hr.  Learn how to tango, fox trot, or waltz off those pounds at private and group dance lessons and nightly social dances arranged by Pompano Beach Vacation Rentals, part of the Superior Small Lodgings (SSL) collection. SSL property owner Elaine Fitzgerald, who herself is a ballroom dance student, arranges customized dance vacation packages (http://www.4rentbythebeach.com/). Be sure to check out the famous nearby Goldcoast Ballroom, which draws hundreds of dancers daily (http://www.goldcoastballroom.com/.

10. Sunrise. Sunset. Calories: 106/hr.  Relaxing, cabana style on a terrace or roof top, watching the colors of the sky change, taking long beach walks or spending time in chic spas can be good for the brain as well as the body. Greater Fort Lauderdale's Luxe Collection of hotels can be found on some of the area's best beach and waterfront locations with magnificent sunrise/sunset viewing and all featuring full-service spas and fitness centers.  The properties are also part of the annual Lauderdale Spa Chic program that features specialty spa treatments and packages.  (www.sunny.org/luxe)

This year make that fitness resolution work with an active Greater Fort Lauderdale getaway. Visitors exercising diet control, should download Greater "Fork" Lauderdale's newly launched free dining app to navigate around the area's abundant healthy restaurants.  For more information, please www.sunny.org/fitlauderdale.