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Kait Vadenais

Kaitlyn Vadenais is a certified personal trainer and health enthusiast who likes to stay active with a calendar filled with workouts. She is always down to try the new boutique fitness studio or trendy workout, and loves connecting with similar people within the community. You can follow her fitness adventures around South Florida on Instagram @activekait.

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Focused Movement Academy in Miami to Host Obstacle Course Race Fundraiser on August 14

The Focused Movement Academy (FMA) in Miami is hosting an Obstacle Course Race Event on Saturday, August 14 in support of the Warrior Focus Foundation, a local non-profit.

The FMA will have over 20 obstacles held at their gym for a great cause. The event will consist of a 1 mile team qualifier. After that, the top 4 teams will advance to the 5K final round for a chance to win a cash prize, free OCR training, and more.

There will also be a spectator zone with vendors, snacks, and food trucks to make it a fun-filled day for the entire family.

This is a team-based event with teams consisting of two members - one male and one female. The entry fee is $120 per team. All fitness levels are welcome, even if you have no obstacle experience. The FMA's Spartan SGX coaches will be on site to guide you through every step.

All proceeds will benefit the Warrior Focus Foundation, which brings obstacle course racing to at-risk youth in Miami to set them up for a bright and limitless future.

For more information and to register your team, click here. Use promo code GYMFAM for 10% off registration.

The Focused Movement Academy (FMA) in Miami is hosting an Obstacle Course Race Event on Saturday, August 14 in support of the Warrior Focus Foundation, a local non-profit.

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54D ON Digital Program

54D Launches New Add-Ons to Its Digital Program

Since launching last July, digital fitness program 54D ON has been working on continuing to offer the most comprehensive, online fitness program in the market. For graduates of the 9-week online program who want to sign up again, 54D is announcing the introduction of 54D ON + Upper Body Add-On, which will feature dozens of new classes focusing on the upper body and abs in addition to the regular high-intensity training that comes with the basic program.

Launched in July 2020 by fitness brand 54D, 54D ON is a 9-week online program divided into three specialized areas including high-intensity training, tutorials on nutrition and recovery, as well as a community component.  Online members are divided into smaller groups led by one of 54D’s coaches who are dedicated specifically to them, offering full guidance.

54D ON graduates keep pushing their limits in their fitness journey upon completing the high-intensity program. The new 54D ON + Upper Body Add-On and 54D ON + Lower Body Add-On give graduates the opportunity to continue to challenge themselves. 54D is also including an additional abs component to its existing 54D ON + Lower Body Add-On, which was introduced last September and has been popular with program graduates since.

The new add-ons are available for purchase as of June 7 and must be purchased in conjunction with the full 54D ON program. 54D ON + Upper Body and 54D ON + Lower Body each cost $425 and consist of the regular 54D ON, 9-week program plus 27 upper body episodes or lower body episodes, depending on the program selected, and 18 episodes focusing on abs and core. Each new episode is 30 minutes each and can be found on the dashboard of the regular 54D ON classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the upper body, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the core workouts.

 “Since starting 54D ON, we’ve had people sign up for the program back to back,” said brand founder and former professional soccer player Rodrigo Garduño. “With the new add-ons, we wanted to give our repeat graduates the opportunity to improve their training and performance.”

The 54D ON program was designed to deliver measurable results through a combination of high-intensity training and discipline. 54D has taken an educational approach for the online program, creating training sessions and tutorials so participants can learn proper exercise techniques and good nutritional practices by the time they complete all the courses throughout the nine weeks.

The 54D in-studio and online system delivers results through a no-excuses, full-commitment approach to fitness. 54D currently has locations in Coral Gables, Colombia, and Mexico, and will open its second U.S. location later this year in the Miami Design District as part of its expansion plans.

For graduates of the 9-week online program who want to sign up again, 54D is announcing the introduction of 54D ON + Upper Body Add-On, which will feature dozens of new classes focusing on the upper body and abs in addition to the regular high-intensity training that comes with the basic program.

ADAPT North Miami

ADAPT Announces Expansion of North Miami Facilities With New Courts for Basketball and More

ADAPT has expanded their North Miami wellness center and added 7,000 square feet and two new courts to their space. They are perfect for volleyball, basketball, soccer, and training.

The new courts include hoops, nets, and a divider, as well as a lounge and family waiting area. This expansion improves on their existing fitness center with machines, weights, group fitness, and personal training.

ADAPT now has three full courts available for booking. You can book online at trainadapt.com/court-rental or call the facility at 786-717-7470.

ADAPT has expanded their North Miami wellness center and added 7,000 square feet and two new courts to their space. They are perfect for volleyball, basketball, soccer, and training.

Revolution Miami Parkinson's Disease

Revolution Miami Will Raise Awareness and Funds for Parkinson's Disease

Be a part of the Parkinson’s Revolution right here in Miami. On Saturday, June 12, Revolution Miami will be held at VirtuRide in North Miami. The national event is organized by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the goal is to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the US, affecting over 1 million people. In support of the cause, similar Revolution events take place across the country on the same day for inspiring, high-energy rides.

Riders of all abilities — from the fitness fanatics to the easy riders — are welcome to gear up and join. VirtuRide combines exercise and a great theater experience into one, featuring moving bikes in front of a mega screen. Start times are either 1 pm or 2:30 pm and the event will include a 60-minute ride as well as opening and closing ceremonies. For those who wish to participate at home, there is a virtual ride option as well.

Participants are encouraged to raise $250 for their ride, however, there is no minimum to participate. Revolution Miami is hoping to raise $10,000 through the event.

For more information or to register for the event, head to PDRevolutionFL.org


Be a part of the Parkinson’s Revolution right here in Miami. On Saturday, June 12, Revolution Miami will be held at VirtuRide in North Miami. The national event is organized by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the goal is to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease.

AcroYoga Global

AcroYoga Global Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Connecting Worldwide AcroYoga Community

AcroYoga Global (AYG), the only worldwide online community for the practice and teaching of AcroYoga, celebrates the first anniversary of its online teaching platform this week on May 27. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, AYG provided a platform to globally unite people who were socially isolated and looking to feel empowered through their body’s capacities.

Combining the principles of traditional yoga practice and acrobatics, AcroYoga is a partner practice that involves creating and building physical shapes through collaboration, communication, and physical engagement. Partners counterbalance with, stack onto, and move with each other to achieve postures.

Over the last year, AYG has shared making this physical practice accessible and safe to all who want to participate, while embracing playfulness, curiosity, and creativity. Classes are offered in English with support in 8 languages, depending on the instructor. Teachers are from over 38 countries and represent all continents except Antarctica.

“The pandemic has greatly altered human connection, especially intimate social interactions such as touch and interaction. Our need to belong to a community, to a support group, to a chosen family has never been repressed on such a global scale,” says AYG Co-Founder Jill Campbell, “In AcroYoga, you touch your partner not only to achieve the postures, but also to nourish trust, complicity, friendship, and compassion, among other human qualities.” 

AcroYoga Global offers classes for all levels, from first-timers to seasoned practitioners, with a mission to make AYG accessible and beneficial to people of all race, gender, body size, language, class, and more.

In celebration of their first anniversary, AcroYoga Global seeks to grow its community by offering a free trial week of classes. After the initial week, receive unlimited classes for only $49 a month. AYG members have access to 15+ live classes per week and a constantly refreshing library of class playbacks, accessible on demand. Check them out at acroyogaglobal.com and find the schedule of classes here.

AcroYoga Global (AYG), the only worldwide online community for the practice and teaching of AcroYoga, celebrates the first anniversary of its online teaching platform this week on May 27. Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, AYG provided a platform to globally unite people who were socially isolated and looking to feel empowered through their body’s capacities.

Retro Fitness West Palm Beach

Retro Fitness Opens New Headquarters in West Palm Beach

Retro Fitness opened its new corporate headquarters and support center at 1601 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. The new location was a strategic relocation for the brand amid its 15th year anniversary, prompted by Retro Fitness' continued national growth and expansion.

Retro Fitness is a national fitness franchise with more than 120 gyms open or in development across the country. With a new executive leadership team led by former Starbucks Senior Executive Andrew Alfano, Retro Fitness provides investors and franchisees with a full suite of world-class support services including real estate site selection, construction, training, marketing, and operations support all to deliver a simple turnkey and operational solution.

Retro Fitness' new 13,000 square foot support center will generate hundreds of new jobs and opportunities in the surrounding markets. The new state of the art facility and support center has a modern, industrial-chic layout, Retro Fitness branding and a collaborative workspace environment that features:

• Full penthouse floor

• 15 individual offices

• ABC Financial Learning Lab

• Podcast Studio to support its focus on mental health, nutrition and education

• Zen den inclusive of massage chair for its corporate employees

• Full smoothie bar like you find in all Retro Fitness Health Clubs

Retro Fitness has a franchise location here in South Florida at 9900 Griffin Road in Cooper City.

Retro Fitness opened its new corporate headquarters and support center at 1601 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. The new location was a strategic relocation for the brand amid its 15th year anniversary, prompted by Retro Fitness' continued national growth and expansion.

Gen E Fintech App

Climate Action With Every Transaction with Gen E

The climate crisis can feel overwhelming. It is hard to feel like one person can have an impact. Now with the recently launched Generation Environment or Gen E phone app, becoming more climate-friendly is easier than ever.

Gen E is a climate fintech app that combines the tools of financial management apps, the perks of having your own philanthropy fund, and a social feed filled with the positive actions of a like-minded community stepping up to protect the planet.

The idea was started by Kristen Kammerer after she reconnected with her passion for nature and the environment.

"I thought about how I can make an impact on climate change,” said Kammerer. “It is hard to make lifestyle changes; even if you care about climate change, you have to be really dedicated."

Kammerer created Gen E to make climate change seamless and easy. Her goal was to automatically give back to the planet with every purchase as a way to stand up for what she believes in her daily life. She knew she had to seamlessly fit into other people’s lifestyles in order for people to adopt this climate action as an easy entry point in leading a more climate-friendly life.  

While it may be hard to avoid the way society is built, there are things we can do within our own lifestyles to give back even while taking from the planet. Now Gen E makes it easy to create a positive reaction and maximize your impact.

Once you download the app, you can tailor your support to vetted organizations working on climate solutions. It rounds up the change from your everyday purchases and donates it to the organization of your choosing on a monthly basis.  You can add more impact by planting trees, for example, and all their impact and tax receipts are stored in the app.    

Gen E allows you to take back some control and stand up for the planet in your everyday life by giving back to it – your way – every time you swipe that card.

"If you have the means, this is the easiest most impactful way an individual can take action on climate change,” said Kammerer. “This is the first step into living a more climate-friendly life. Once you see how easy it is and raise awareness of the environmental impact, it can be a positive snowball effect of starting to do more."

Download Gen E for both Apple and Google phones or find out more about the app by heading to generationenvironment.com.


The climate crisis can feel overwhelming. It is hard to feel like one person can have an impact. Now with the recently launched Generation Environment or Gen E phone app, becoming more climate-friendly is easier than ever.

Downtown YMCA Miami

Celebrate Mindful May at the Downtown YMCA

The downtown YMCA is celebrating Mindful May with two upcoming events on Saturday, May 22.

The first event is a special stretch class focusing on your back and hip flexors. During this yoga class, you will combine static stretches with a dynamic flow to help release tension in the upper and lower back, as well as open the hip flexors. Therabands and foam rollers will be used for more depth and the class will end with relaxation and positive affirmations.

This class will be held at the downtown YMCA from 8:45 am - 10:00 am and is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

The second event is an outdoor yoga class at the Tina Hills Pavilion Bayfront Park. This free event will be held from 9 am - 10:30 am. Participants must register to attend and can do so at ymcasouthflorida.org/masterclass.

The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, fun and shared interests.

The downtown YMCA is celebrating Mindful May with two upcoming events on Saturday, May 22.

Endospheres Therapy Miami

Everything You Need to Know About Endosphères Therapy

One of the latest health and wellness trends has come to Miami. You are going to want to try Endosphères Therapy, an innovative treatment that promotes muscle recovery and reduces inflammation.

Endosphères Therapy is a globally recognized treatment that is new to the US market.  A roller device composed of 55 silicon spheres makes up the Compressive Microvibration system, which generates low-frequency mechanical vibrations to rejuvenate, tighten, and tone.

The treatment is enriched with a sensor system, which is a pressure-controlled mechanism that allows it to accurately assess the amount of pressure applied in relation to the type of tissue and the number of sessions already completed.

This method delivers results in as little as one session and is a non-invasive treatment with zero side effects Additionally, the patented technology is backed by seven years of clinical research experience and has been proven effective in physical therapy, injury rehabilitation, and sports medicine. 

For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, Endosphères Therapy can help increase flexibility, relieve minor aches and pains, and promote faster recovery. A single session harnesses the mechanical boost that your body needs to restore homeostasis and aid in injury prevention. 

Endosphères Therapy optimizes body function and helps prevent injury by

  • Reducing pain and inflammation
  • Increasing circulation
  • Boosting lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthening immune function
  • Reducing fibrous tissue
  • Improving muscle tone 

Try Endosphères Therapy for yourself with esthetician Amy Peterson at Skincare by Amy Peterson in Miami Beach.

One of the latest health and wellness trends has come to Miami. You are going to want to try Endosphères Therapy, an innovative treatment that promotes muscle recovery and reduces inflammation.

ClassPass Free Trial

ClassPass Offers Miami A Free Month of Fitness

Beginning today, ClassPass will be offering a free month of fitness to Miami residents. Fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike can get a chance to explore the studios and wellness businesses in their neighborhood with this free month of classes. For people who have relocated to Miami during the pandemic, it’s an especially helpful way to discover everything their new city or suburb has to offer. And for fitness fans considering a return to studios and in-person classes, this is a very timely deal as well!

Here are all the details:

  • The ClassPass free month can be used towards fitness and wellness experiences across the network of 40,000 businesses.
  • The one-month trial includes access to in-person and outdoor classes such as yoga, boxing, Pilates, cycling, strength training, dance and more.
  • The free trial can also be used to sample wellness and beauty experiences including massages and manicures.
  • Legacy ClassPass on-demand videos will be available as part of the trial, giving people access to thousands of at-home workouts.

ClassPass has worked with all studios and wellness centers to include safety and sanitation details so that you can easily preview the COVID protocol in place including distanced bikes, contactless check-in, and mask requirements at each business. Head to classpass.com to sign up and get all of the free trial details.

Beginning today, ClassPass will be offering a free month of fitness to Miami residents. Fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike can get a chance to explore the studios and wellness businesses in their neighborhood with this free month of classes. For people who have relocated to Miami during the pandemic, it’s an especially helpful way to discover everything their new city or suburb has to offer. And for fitness fans considering a return to studios and in-person classes, this is a very timely deal as well!

Body Roll Studio Miami

Studio Highlight: Body Roll Studio Midtown Miami

After opening their first location in Miami Beach, Body Roll Studio has opened the doors to their second location in Midtown Miami.

The experience:

Body Roll Studio machines are designed to massage and shape all parts of the body. An infrared heated roller with adjustable speed and heat supply provides a massage with elements of acupressure that stimulates lymphatic drainage. Mechanical pressure of rotating, distinctively-shaped wooden rolls improves blood and lymph circulation, what helps to speed the metabolism up, reduce fat tissue and eliminate waste products. If applied regularly, body roll massages reduce the volume of body parts, shape the body, firm the skin and breaks up muscle tightness. In line with above mentioned effects it provides one of the most effective methods of fat burning and cellulite reduction.

What makes Body Roll Studio unique:

Body Roll Studio lymphatic massage machines are equipped with infrared and collagen lamps. The infrared radiation hidden inside the machines widens blood vessels and helps remove toxins from the body by penetrating deeper layers of the skin.

The machines are set up with a special positions sequence and exercises are set according to the principles of lymphatic massage. The machine speed is set individually for each customer based on their previous visits and physical activity. It is crucial to drink enough water during the procedure as muscles work at their maximum when the body is sufficiently hydrated. Liquid intake before and after massage is also very important as it helps the body to eliminate residues more easily.

"This is the perfect treatment for a post-travel detox to help reduce swelling and water weight after a trip," said Rachel Gregson, Marketing Manager at Body Roll Studio.

You should also know:

The infrared lights on the rollers help to expand the blood vessels and detox deeper than a standard lymphatic massage would, and you can also target the exact areas of your body that you want to.

Why members love it:

The reduction in cellulite, looseness of muscles, and improved digestion after regularly rolling. The machine also burns up to 400 calories per session so people love that as well!

The extras:

Find Alo retail apparel, Alma yoga mats, and Body Roll apparel at the studio. The Miami Beach location also monthly and weekly events such as yoga and sound healing.

How to join in:

Body Roll Studio offers single roll sessions (drop-in or online), 5 class packs, 10 class packs, and unlimited monthly memberships.

Location: 

In Midtown, they are located at 3449 NE 1st Ave, Suite 109. The Miami Beach location is at 1825 West Avenue. There are also two studio locations up north - one in Greenwich, CT and one in New York City.

Where to find Body Roll Studio online:

Instagram: @bodyrollstudio

Website: www.bodyrollstudio.com

Body Roll Studio opened last year on Miami Beach and now they have a new location in Midtown Miami. They celebrated their grand opening on April 28 and are looking forward to helping you recover!

Running in Miami

Frankie Ruiz Shares Tips and Local Spots to Run the Wings for Life World Run on May 9, or Any Miami Fun Run

Since the Wings for Life World Run began in 2014, it’s called South Florida home to one of its flagship races. Held in Sunrise, FL for six straight years, runners, walkers, and wheelchair participants have gathered to compete against thousands of others from across the globe at exactly the same time, all while raising millions of dollars for spinal cord injury research.

This year the race will take place via the event App, which means participants can choose their own run location. We connected with Miami Marathon Founder and recently appointed Chief Wellness Officer of Miami, Frankie Ruiz to share advice and some of his favorite spots to run in Miami. 

City Running

Tips
  • Find a route that has public restrooms with water fountains, possibly a public park along your route. If not keep the route close to your house where you can pop in for a pitstop or to rehydrate.
  • Start off real easy, the city can hype us quickly and our pace will pay the price later in the race.
  • Don't pick a route that has lots of turns that can slow you down and confuse you.
  • I prefer to run on asphalt instead of concrete because it just feels a little better on my body but whether or not you choose the sidewalk or the road make sure you are paying attention to your surroundings.
  • Consider designing your route to have some places more open-air from time to time just because city streets with lots of buildings can get extra warm and humid mid-mornings.
  • Wear bright clothes

Frankie’s City Pick:

  • The Underline — This trail starts in the Brickell area and continues under the metrorail.

Ruiz says this is where he plans to run. 

“I am going to be pushing Michael Sayih in his Special Compass racing wheelchair. I am thinking of just staying on the Underline southbound for as long as I can and taking the metrorail back to my starting point. This gives me the most real-life experience possible. Brings back the memories of the in-person race and gets me excited that for 2022 we'll be back doing the same!” 

Beach Running

Tips
  • When I think of running on the beach I think of wide-open spaces and lots of room to spread out so choose the beach if that is what you are looking for.
  • Pick a shoreline or a high side leveled section that has the most compact sand.
  • Be mindful of the sand granules getting into your socks so you may want to lather up using body glide or other chafing prevention product prior to your run.
  • The sun will probably be your biggest nemesis so plan for it with extra sunscreen, white clothes, and head gear.
  • Keep the strides short while focusing on bringing the knees up a bit more than if you were on the road.
  • Practice running the beach for at least 3-4 sessions prior to the race.
  • Consider a hybrid option of running sand first then jumping onto a more stable surface with better sun coverage.

Frankie’s Beach Pick

  • South Beach - Hard Packed Sand Beach - 23rd Street south all the way past 1st Street to Government Cut. These hard-packed sands provide the best viewing stage for all that is Miami and its beaches. 

Frankie’s Other Running Picks

  • Lummus Park - This is one of Miami Beach’s largest concentrations of Coconut Palms set as a tropical curtain of sorts for the Art Deco buildings along world-famous Ocean Drive
  • Venetian Causeway - 360-degree views from the bridges connecting the man-made islands that make the mileage just fly by. The sites of the multi-million-dollar homes and the yachts floating by can certainly help the mind wander.
  • Rickenbacker Causeway - The “big bridge” or more formally known as the William Powell Bridge, will give you the highest elevation in South Florida available to runners

There is still time to sign up for Sunday’s Wings for Life World Run on the App or at wingsforlifeworldrun.com where 100% of registration fees go toward finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.


We connected with Miami Marathon Founder and recently appointed Chief Wellness Officer of Miami, Frankie Ruiz to share advice and some of his favorite spots to run in Miami. 

ClassPass Vaccine Finder

ClassPass Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Finder in Miami

ClassPass announced yesterday that Miami vaccine centers are now searchable within the app and website. As a membership that provides access to a network of fitness and wellness experiences, ClassPass now lets members find the closest vaccine center to their home and obtain information including hours of operation and contact information for nearby clinics and health offices.

“We are in a global health crisis and every company should be helping to support relief and vaccination efforts however they can. Using the ClassPass platform to connect members with vaccine centers is a natural extension of our technology and a way that we can contribute to curbing the spread of COVID-19,” says Jeff Bladt, VP of Pricing and Inventory. “We have deep knowledge of how to help people find accurate and up-to-date information on local businesses after routing millions of users to fitness and wellness locations across 30 countries.”

Miami is the latest city to get access to this new feature, which is also available in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York City and Washington, D.C. While members will not be able to book appointments within the ClassPass app, they will be provided with information on how to schedule appointments at listed clinics. To find available locations nearby or look for a relative in another city, members can search for “COVID Vaccination Center” within the ClassPass app and website.

“The process of finding a vaccination appointment can be challenging and many people don’t know where to start. I was thrilled to hear that ClassPass, a high touch app that has already trained people how to search for vital health information, is leveraging their platform to make it easier to identify vaccine sites and secure appointments. Anything that can address this information gap is critical in getting more people vaccinated,” says Dr. Vin Gupta, a critical care pulmonologist, health policy expert, and NBC News Medical Analyst.

ClassPass has worked with all currently operating fitness and wellness businesses to get details on their COVID policies including mask requirements, contactless check-in and capacity restrictions. ClassPass has also worked with studios around the world to add digital classes as an option for members who are staying at home.

This is not the first time that ClassPass has employed their technology for social and health-related causes. During the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, ClassPass helped voters to find accurate information on where to register and cast their ballot. In June 2020 following nationwide protests and a call to action on racial justice, ClassPass used their platform to aggregate local events and panels and encouraged their community to join the conversation.

‍ClassPass announced yesterday that Miami vaccine centers are now searchable within the app and website. As a membership that provides access to a network of fitness and wellness experiences, ClassPass now lets members find the closest vaccine center to their home and obtain information including hours of operation and contact information for nearby clinics and health offices.

Planet Fitness River Landing Miami

Planet Fitness Opens at the River Landing Shops in Miami

Planet Fitness opened earlier this year along the Miami River, occupying a 15,000 square-foot space on the 4th floor of the new River Landing Shops.

Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States. It is known for providing members with a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment.

This location has brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, and flat screen televisions throughout. Some of the other amenities at this location include HydroMassage beds, tanning booths, massage chairs, and infrared light therapy. The gym is open and staffed 24/7 and members can enjoy unlimited access.

The fitness retailer joins a roster of national tenants that are occupying space at River Landing, including Publix Super Markets, Burlington Stores, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress For Less, AT&T, Old Navy, Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby.

“The addition of Planet Fitness to our roster of tenants helps solidify River Landing as a bedrock shopping and lifestyle hub for residents living and/or working in the Mid River District, Health District, Allapattah and neighboring areas,” said Andrew Hellinger, principal at Urban-X Group, the developer of River Landing Shops.

Check out Planet Fitness at 1440 NW North River Drive in Miami.


Planet Fitness opened earlier this year along the Miami River, occupying a 15,000 square-foot space on the 4th floor of the new River Landing Shops.

Brickell Miami Yoga Studios

4 Brickell Yoga Classes You Need to Try

Do you live or work in Brickell and want a convenient yoga studio to flow at without going over the bridge or visiting another neighborhood? We have 4 studios for you!

Skanda Yoga Studio

Skanda Yoga Studio offers high quality yoga instruction in many yoga styles: Skanda, Dharma, Kundalini, Kids, and Restorative. The classes present traditional practices in a post-modern system based on the 13- moon calendar in order to align students with nature's cyclical patterns. Offering both virtual and in-studio classes, all studio classes are semi-private with 10 students maximum. Find them at 1800 SW 1st Ave, Suite 102 or on Instagram at skandayoga.

Om Beats Yoga Studio

Join the movement at Om Beats where there is something for everyone. Find classes for Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Mommy and me, Restorative, and more. Classes are held 7 days a week and there is also one very rare feature - free parking. The studio is also pet and kid friendly. Check out Om Beats at 452 SW 8th Street, and on Instagram at ombeatsyogastudio.

Equinox Brickell Heights

Included in the large repertoire of classes at this 3-story gym is yoga. You have traditional vinyasa yoga that links movement and breath through a creative, flowing sequence of postures to soothe your mind. There is also athletic yoga, a vinyasa class with the strength dialed up. Challenge your whole body with a sequence of postures designed to build power and demolish limitation. Equinox is located at 25 SW 9th Street.

Move Lift Live

Not just a CrossFit box, Move Lift Live prides itself on being a gym that brings together multiple health and fitness disciplines under one roof. They know just how important active recovery can be for the body and they offer yoga classes to both challenge and recover. Visit them at 19 SW 6th Street or on Instagram at move_lift_live.

Do you live or work in Brickell and want a convenient yoga studio to flow at without going over the bridge or visiting another neighborhood? We have 4 Brickell yoga studios for you.

Naked Nutrition

Based in Miami Beach, Naked Nutrition Has Nothing to Hide

Reach your nutrition and fitness goals with Naked Nutrition. A full line of proteins and supplements, Naked Nutrition aims to give you the best ingredients without any of the junk and is transparent about what it puts in its products. The company, which is based out of Miami Beach does not use any additives artificial sweeteners, or artificial colors.

Stephen Zieminski is the founder and entrepreneur behind the brand. The idea for Naked Nutrition was born while Zieminski was working in finance in New York City in 2014. 

The goal was to bring simple, pure, and high-quality products to a market that was crowded with over-engineered products. Zieminski found that the over-engineering of other products was done mainly to benefit supplement companies instead of the end consumer.

As a former cross country and track athlete from the University of Florida, he was aware of how everything we eat and drink affects our overall health and performance.

“By the time Naked Nutrition was launching consumers were starting to pay attention to ingredients and where food comes from,” said Zieminski. “I thought if people wanted to know where their fruits and vegetables were coming from they’d want the same from their supplements.”

Naked Nutrition launched with five, single-ingredient protein powders which included two of its best-selling products - Naked Whey and Naked Pea. The company was very fast-growing and by January 2015, they were seeing six-figure sales in a month. Zieminski moved back to Florida and chose Miami Beach as the headquarters for Naked Nutrition.

Today, the site has over 30 products ranging from powdered peanut butter and brown rice protein powder, to green superfood powder and collagen peptides. There are products specifically for weight gaining, and products that can be used as meal replacements.

Since the pandemic began Zieminski worked hard to maintain the same rigorous quality standards while still keeping pace with increasing orders. It is during that time that he also led the launch of international shipping for Naked Nutrition and this year will be launching 4 new products.

“Naked's goal is to have a product for everyone, at every time of the day. We are launching a supplement line including multi-vitamins, a hydration product, and a protein powder product that more broadly appeals to consumers. We aim to be a leader in setting trends with new products often, many of which are informed by feedback from customers,” said Zieminski. 

In Miami, Naked Nutrition supplements can be found in the smoothies and shakes of a few local restaurants, including Pura Vida and Pure Green. As a direct-to-consumer brand, the best way to purchase Naked Nutrition products is through their website or Amazon.

Check them out at nakednutrition.com for more information, products, and partnerships. You can also find them on Instagram at @nakednutrition.

Founder Stephen Zieminski


Reach your nutrition and fitness goals with Naked Nutrition. A full line of proteins and supplements, Naked Nutrition aims to give you the best ingredients without any of the junk and is transparent about what it puts in its products. The company, which is based out of Miami Beach does not use any additives artificial sweeteners, or artificial colors.

Teamup Fitness App

Get in Shape and Connect with a Fitness Companion Using the TeamUp Fitness App

As we emerge from multiple waves of the pandemic, people are looking to not only change their nutrition habits but their lifestyle habits. The one app to help you achieve your ideal summer body and find a fit companion is the TeamUp Fitness community.

Numerous blogs will tell you the basics: stay hydrated, workout plans, diet tips, and how to record your progress. An article by Shape presented a 30-step plan on how to achieve your ideal summer body, which includes nutrition plans, varying workouts and training with a workout buddy.

However, TeamUp Fitness is the one resource you'll need to get your summer body back. The app was launched as a social, lifestyle, and fitness connection dating platform and has continued to develop into a place where the fitness community can come together - especially during a time when gyms are slowly opening back up, people are realizing they've lost their healthy habits and gained weight from the pandemic, and people are trying to get back into going to the gym and fitness centers or even picking back up their at-home-equipment.  

All the plans presented above and across varying blogs are available in one place on the TeamUp Fitness App. Features of the app include a section to connect with a nutritionist who can create the ideal diet to drop some of those pandemic pounds. Another feature is the chance to connect with Fitness trainers who are available to provide workout tips and develop a workout program based on your fitness goals.

"The fitness world is filled with hundreds of different nutrition plans and workout plans. However, the TeamUp Fitness app brings all the expertise of the fitness industry into the palm of your hands," said Frank Peperno, Chief Marketing Officer of TeamUp Fitness. "This one app provides users leading-class expertise from personal trainers and nutritionists to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle and get that Summer Body you've always wanted with the right team and partner."

TeamUp Fitness is available for download today on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

As we emerge from multiple waves of the pandemic, people are looking to not only change their nutrition habits but their lifestyle habits. The one app to help you achieve your ideal summer body and find a fit companion is the TeamUp Fitness community.

RIde Miami

Take a Spin Class in Wynwood at RIDE Miami

RIDE Miami is now offering spin classes at UNKNWN in Wynwood. Classes officially launched on April 5 at the outdoor space, offering you a chance to connect with yourself and others.

The space features state-of-the-art speakers, and customized videos for a fully interactive experience right across from the Wynwood Walls. RIDE Miami has the goal of providing an immersive experience, activating all of the senses to motivate you, to excite you and to push beyond athletic and conventional boundaries.

Bikes are spaced apart and spin shoes are complementary. There are also lockers and changing rooms available.

Right now, they are offering a special RIDE Starter Pack for $25, giving you two classes for the price of one. There are also other class packages available.

Classes are held at 261 NW 26th Street. For more information or to check out their upcoming schedule, head to ride-miami.com or find them on Instagram at @ridemiami.

RIDE Miami is now offering spin classes at UNKNWN in Wynwood. Classes officially launched on April 5 at the outdoor space, offering you a chance to connect with yourself and others.

Miami Brunch

6 Brunch Spots You Need to Try in Miami

Is there anything better than breakfast food? From sweet and savory, to fresh and healthy, here are 6 brunch spots you need to try in Miami.

1. Thatch

Enjoy an organic, plant-based menu filled with energy-dense superfoods and local ingredients. With both indoor and outdoor seating and open Tuesday through Sunday, find Thatch at 3255 NE 1st Avenue.

TRY:

Banana Almond Pancakes (they're gluten free!) - banana, almond butter, coconut vanilla cream, caramel sauce, and maple syrup

Thatch McMuffin served with mixed greens -toasted whole wheat English muffin, just egg, tomato, sausage, cheddar cheese, herbed cashew cream, and pickled jalapeño

2. Bebitos

Find bistro classics and delicious pastries at Bebitos, located at 1504 Bay Road. They have their own signature coffee blend for a signature cafécito or traditional café con leche. There is also a variety of seating that makes it perfect for getting work done or hanging with friends.

TRY:

Fried Egg Croissant - egg sandwich with brie, prosciutto, honey mustard, arugula, and caramelized onions

The Elena - egg sandwich with roasted adobo turkey, strawberry jam, and provolone

3. Café Americano

With outdoor dining on Collins Ave, the views and people-watching are a great way to start your day. If you like your brunch to be a little boozy, Café Americano has a unique Bloody Mary and a full bar. Find it at 1776 Collins Avenue.

TRY:

Carrot Cake French Toast - three slices of thick cut brioche, griddled in spiced batter, carrot, raisin and pecan cream cheese filling and candied carrots

Huevos Rancheros - crispy corn tortillas, two eggs any style, black beans, chorizo, ranchero salsa, cotija, avocado, colatro, and pico de gallo

4. Natura Eatery

Find lots of healthy treats at this little spot at 75 NE 16th Street. Open from 9 am - 9pm everyday, the menu uses local and farm-raised ingredients. Look out for their weekly specials or try their acai bowls.

TRY:

Mixed Berry Almond Butter Toast - multigrain toast with almond butter spread topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries,

Coconut Waffles - gluten-free waffles topped with bananas and coconut flakes

5. Pura Vida

A go-to spot for healthy and delicious food in Miami. With several locations in Miami, they offer all-day breakfast and a peaceful ambiance. You can also find quick grab-and-go options like juices, smoothies, coffee, and tea.

TRY:

Perfect Egg Sandwich - toasted bagel scooped, eggs, mozzarella, arugula, avocado smash, tomato, olive oil

Overnight Oats - oats, shaved coconut, almond milk, and chia seed topped with strawberry, blueberry, homemade vegan granola, and almond butter drizzle

6. Sagrado

This dog-friendly café has a giant outdoor patio in downtown Miami at 900 Biscayne Boulevard. The menu has a mix of Brazilian specialties and classic breakfast favorites. There is a reason there is always a line on the weekends.

TRY:

Sagrado Waffle - Belgian style waffle served with dulce de leche, Brigadeiro, berries, and whipped cream

Avocado Toast - Sesame toast, tomatoes confit, burrata, avocado, and microgreens

Is there anything better than breakfast food? From sweet and savory, to fresh and healthy, here are 5 brunch spots you need to try in Miami.

Lovvett App

New App Lovvett Saves You Money and Helps Miami Restaurants Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that uneaten food is the third-largest contributor to climate change? At the same time, uneaten food impacts businesses at all levels. As environmental awareness increases and consumer eating habits are changing, the new app Lovvett aims to create a win-win situation for consumers, businesses, and our planet.

Lovvett is helping local Miami restaurants to reduce food waste and turn surplus food into more revenue for businesses, while offering consumers great food for less and contributing to building more sustainable communities.

Did you know that 30-40% of all food produced in the US is wasted? Even if everyone in need was fed, still there would be surplus that ends in landfills.  Restaurants are one of the primary sources of food waste.

Lovvett was started by a local husband and wife team in Coral Gables. The goal is to contribute to more sustainable communities and ensure conscious consumption. The app enables South Floridians to order and enjoy great food at heavily discounted prices, while benefiting restaurant partners by giving them additional revenue for food items that might otherwise go to waste.

Since Miami is a cultural melting pot, almost every ethnic cuisine is represented with new restaurants continuing to be added.  There is even a filter on the app for any food allergies.

After downloading Lovvett, it is as easy as browsing meals, placing your order, and picking up your food within the designated time window. Some of the restaurants on the app include Miam Miami, DBakers, Rodilla Wynwood, and Spris Artisan and deals are upwards of 50% off, changing daily.

Now you can get $5 off your first $15+ order one week after downloading Lovvett.

Lovvett is looking to start offering the regular menus from participating restaurants alongside their surplus deals. They will start to offer delivery and hope to expand services nationwide. Click here to download the app or visit their website at lovvett.com.

Did you know that uneaten food is the third-largest contributor to climate change? At the same time, uneaten food impacts businesses at all levels. As environmental awareness increases and consumer eating habits are changing, the new app Lovvett aims to create a win-win situation for consumers, businesses, and our planet.

Jrk! Jamaican Aventura

Jrk! Is Aventura’s New Fast-Casual Jamaican Food

Traditional Jamaican meets health-conscientious with Jrk! in Aventura. This new restaurant has chef-inspired dishes using high-quality ingredients in a fast-casual environment. 

Owner Harrison Berstein grew up loving Jamaican cuisine, influenced by Kavan Burke. Kavan Burke housed Wayne Sharpe for free when he initially moved here from Jamaica until he moved to Atlanta to open his first restaurant. Once Harrison and Kavan decided to join forces and open Jrk!, they convinced Wayne to move back to Miami and the rest was history.

At Jrk! your meal is served bowl-style with a combination of bases, proteins, and toppings. Choose from one of the signature bowls, or make your own. Proteins include Jerk BBQ, Jamrock Pepper Steak, and Oxtail. For vegans, there is even Vegan Jerk. Some of the mouth-watering topping options are Pineapple Plantain, Cabbage Slaw, Pineapple Mango Salsa, Sweet Scotch Bonnet Cauliflower, and Jerk Peppers and Onion. Top off your bowl with a number of sauces with names like Rude Boy and The Tropics.

Finish your meal with a chocolate or pineapple 305 Rum Cake. The restaurant also carries a range of juices, Jamaican sodas, beer, and wine.

Jrk! is open from 11:30 am - 8 pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 11:30 am - 8:30 pm Thursday through Saturday.

Find Jrk! on the third-floor food hall at the Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura. For more information head to eatjrk.com or check them out on social media at @eatjrk on Instagram and Facebook and even TikTok.


Traditional Jamaican meets health-conscientious with Jrk! in Aventura. This new restaurant has chef-inspired dishes using high-quality ingredients in a fast-casual environment. 

South Beach Track Club

Here's Everything You Didn't Know About the South Beach Track Club

We spoke to Matt Rosenberg Passe about a South Beach club without long lines and cover fees. That club is the South Beach Track Club and everyone is invited to join in. Passe is the co-leader and coach of this popular club that meets weekly and is free to join. Check out all of the details below!

1) How did the club get started? When and where? How many members did you have then compared to now?

"South Beach Track Club began as it is currently in January of 2014 after the Flamingo Park Track, on Alton Road and 11th street, was resurfaced and upgraded from the cement track that it used to be into the beautiful track that it now is. When we started, we let people know by a mix of social media and word of mouth - as we do today. We started probably with 10-20 runners per session. We grew to, before Covid-19, up to a max of 75 or so members on a given night, but usually between 40-60 or so. Now during Covid, we have adapted to include social distancing and adjusted workouts to reduce close interactions and are usually in the mid-to upper 30s per night."

2) What is your background in track/running if any?

"I have always loved to run. As a kid, it was always fun to race and run fast, and then I joined the track team at Killian High School my senior year and learned to run the 400m. I ran on the University of Miami track team my freshman year and competed in the 800m. After that, I have always loved to run and to be a part of something fun and athletic that brings people together. I have competed in many 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and the New York, Chicago and Miami Marathons as well as many triathlons. I have the pleasure to co-coach the club with Mark Gomes under normal non-Covid circumstances. Mark is the former 2016 world masters champion in the 400 meters and is a true expert in the science of training for track and field as well as a good friend."

3) What does a typical "practice" look like each week?

"Each Monday at 7 PM, we start near the start/finish line at the Flamingo Park track and begin with a two-lap warm-up jog, then dynamic stretches and speed technique drills. These days during Covid, we are targeting a total time workout that usually is 25:00 and will feature a variety of speed intervals that are followed by a 100m walk recovery. We also have rolling starts and have designed the workout so that people are not grouped close together during the start or finish of the workout. For example, last night our workout was 800m/600m/400m/600m/400m/ then repeat 200m intervals until a total time of 25:00 was reached (each followed by a 100m recovery walk). Each week is different, and this allows each group member to get the most out of each workout depending on their fitness level and total time. We finish every workout with an intense core workout and a stretch session."

4) What should our readers know if they would like to attend?

"Everyone is welcome regardless of speed or fitness level. We love to bring everyone together to have fun running with fantastic people from all over the world and mix in a lot of encouragement and a personal touch for each and every runner who comes by to join in."

5) Anything else you want readers to know about the track club?

"South Beach Track Club is free, and our workouts usually go from 7 PM - 8:20 PM or so. Free parking is on 12th street next to the track and also in the parking lot next to the pool and tennis courts on 11th street. We can be found on Instagram @southbeachtrackclub and on Facebook at South Beach Track Club. Each workout is posted about before and after on Facebook and after as well on Instagram."

We spoke to Matt Rosenberg Passe about a South Beach club without long lines and cover fees. That club is the South Beach Track Club and everyone is invited to join in. Passe is the co-leader and coach of this popular club that meets weekly and is free to join. Check out all of the details below!