Cristina Zeinali

Cristina Zeinali

Cristina Zeinali is a Miami native, lifestyle blogger, yogi in training and proud dog mom. Obsessed with all things food and wellness, you can either find her trying out new health trends or eating at her favorite pizza spots.

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South Miami Welcomes Grit Miami to the Neighborhood

The blossoming South Miami fitness community has welcomed its latest addition – Grit Miami.Co-Founded by Alex Osuna and Lyonel Lumarque, Grit Miami is challenging you to face your weaknesses head-on, with qualified coaches, like-minded classmates and safe programming.Knowing camaraderie is the key component to community building, Grit Miami has stripped away any limitations you may have, scaling their programming to fit your goals.This state-of-the-art facility, located a few blocks from Dadeland Mall, is packed with 11 classes everyday to compliment their personal training offering.Their functional group fitness classes are always scalable, include detailed technique work, and make safety a top priority. So much so, that they shared with us their Grit Fit Tips for safety.Here are four Grit Miami Fit Tips that will have you ready for your first class at Grit Miami:Check Your Ego – It’s important to stay within your own comfort level when deciding how much weight you can efficiently move. Grit Miami’s coaches are always on the floor to help guide you on just how much load is appropriate for your fitness level.Form Matters – A challenging yet attainable rep scheme is key. Once fatigue sets in, your form may be compromised, and that’s when injury usually occurs.Slow Down – Not only is the frequency imperative, but the speed at which you perform any movement is equally important. A slower pace, in some cases, may prove to be more beneficial since it keeps you mindful of form and technique. Know Your Limits – Being mindful of your own limitations is pivotal, especially in a group setting. It may be easy to imitate others’ rep schemes or the amount of weight they are stacking on their bar. In the end, each person must be in tune with their body’s abilities at that moment.

The blossoming South Miami fitness community has welcomed its latest addition – Grit Miami.

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Consciousness in Motion at OM Movement

As someone that has been practicing yoga for several years, I have found that one central theme remains the same: Practicing yoga is a workout for your body and your mind. Everyone’s reasons for practicing yoga are different and OM Movement ensures to offer a space for a variety of practices.After a few classes at OM Movement, it proved that you really can exercise your mind, body and spirit at this studio. Located in central Coconut Grove, across from Peacock Park, the location couldn’t be more fitting and zen. The studio is beautifully decorated with thoughtful sayings, dreamy yogi merchandise and, my favorite part, a front desk adorned with plenty of sparkling crystals. Definitely an entrance that hums “Ommmm.”The OM Vinyasa class at OM Movement with Joan Varini was a reminder to why myself, and many others, continue to practice yoga. She began class with a reflection on the idea that everyone does practice for different reasons and stressed that yoga is meant to evoke a sense of community as the word itself means "union" or "connection."During the OM Vinyasa class, Varini led us through a 75-minute heated (81oF) class with each movement carefully explained, assisting us in reaching our best form while also providing her insight into yoga.OM Movement’s philosophy of “Conscious Movement” is evident throughout the studio. Each room is named after a yoga phrase such as prana, meaning "breath" or "primary energy." Located at the back of the studio, this room is outfitted with equipment such as kettlebells, medicine balls, and jump ropes. The Prana room is for their “Soul Sweat” group fitness class, a high-intensity group fitness workout where the class moves in groups from one station to another.In the "Soul Sweat" class, with Christian Oliveira, we moved through rounds of box jumps, ring rows, wall balls, v-ups, and burpees. All of the exercises were scalable to your level and Oliveira took the time to correct form and keep the class motivated throughout. A slightly different style of class than you would normally think to take at a yoga studio.Which is why the variety of the classes makes OM Movement so unique. In addition to Soul Sweat, the studio offers classes such as OM Power Yoga, Fluidus Method Yoga, OM Heated Power Yoga, OM Hybrid, Skanda Yoga, Aerial Yoga and even Mindful Meditation. Both classes had the same meticulous awareness of movement and form by the instructors.OM Movement is located at 2895 McFarlane Road, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33133. Visit OM Movement Studio for more information, class descriptions and full call schedule.

Everyone’s reasons for practicing yoga are different and OM Movement ensures to offer a space for a varietal of practices.


Boost Your Bowl With Yourlixir Superfood Powders

Yourlixir is the passion project led by two female entrepreneurs ready to make their mark in the wellness space. Antonella Nardi and Desirée Chance, the ladies behind Yourlixir, came together to build a brand that they believe ultimately benefits everyone.At its core, Yourlixir is the belief that superfoods are functional medicine. Their array of travel-friendly powders includes all of the major superfoods such as spirulina, maca, matcha, turmeric, and activated charcoal.Behind the BrandNardi, originally from Westchester County, NY and Chance, from Zurich, Switzerland, actually met while attending Spanish River High School in Boca Raton. Both ladies spent many years in Florida traveling back and forth from Boca to Miami. Although they now live on opposite coasts, Nardi in Miami and Chance in Los Angeles, they decided to collaborate out of passion for their own personal journeys trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Chance grew up in the entertainment industry modeling, acting and hosting. Due to her stressful workload and demanding travel schedule, she began to experience breakouts and even had cystic acne. On top of that, hormonal imbalances only made it worse. In an image-focused industry, it was crippling to her confidence and began to affect her career. years of trying so many different treatments, she finally found that incorporating superfoods into her diet was the cure. She said that maca really helped her and the fact that natural sources like this could help so much was eye opening to her. A realization that she wants to share with everyone through Yourlixir.Nardi had a similar hectic travel schedule that really tested her ability to stay on track; mind, body and soul. She began traveling in the fashion industry at 21 but was always familiar with superfoods having grown up in a holistic household. Nardi traveled for eight years throughout Asia and London, getting looks from airport security as they noticed her superfood powders.Nardi always took precautions before traveling and would visit with holistic doctors before taking some 18-hour flights. Traveling and eating different kinds of food would take a toll on her body, hence her luggage full of natural products and powders. She found that these powders were the answer to keeping her in balance.Superfood Powders


Each Yourlixir powder is all natural, GMO-free, paleo, gluten-free, and 100% organic. Nardi and Chance make it a priority to keep in touch with the farmers that provide each of their powders. Yourlixir makes it super easy to incorporate these powders into your everyday life. Their packaging lists the benefits of each powder as well as suggested uses. For example, spirulina is rich in vitamins and minerals, boosts energy, reduces blood sugar, detoxifies the body and is loaded with antioxidants. Yourlixir recommends adding it to smoothies, dressings, acai bowls and even in foods like soup, salad or guacamole.How They Stay FitIt’s definitely important what we put into our bodies, but I also wanted to know how these ladies stay fit. Nardi, who calls Miami her home, does a combination of hot pilates and Bikram yoga."I go to Hot Pilates about 5 times a week, and I try to squeeze at least one Bikram session per week," says Nardi. "If you haven’t tried Hot Pilates, you have to go to Agni Miami for Brian’s class. He’s the best!”“Anything outdoors is what I love most when exercising.” says Chance, who lives in sunny and not-so-humid LA.She used to do kickboxing, rollerblading sessions by the beach and hiking, but with a little one on the way, her workouts have lightened up.Check out Yourlixir's full lineup of travel-friendly powders at

Yourlixir is the passion project spearheaded by two female entrepreneurs ready to make their mark in the wellness space.