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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.

Riders at the new RedBike South Beach at the Faena Bazaar Rooftop
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RedBike Opens New South Beach Location at the Faena Bazaar Rooftop

On Tuesday, February 1, RedBike is expanding its footprint to South Beach. In addition to its locations in Brickell and Midtown, RedBike will now be hosting outdoor classes on the rooftop of the Faena Bazaar.

The new al fresco space will accommodate 35-40 bikes per class, and the schedule will include both morning and evening classes. To celebrate the opening, RedBike is offering complimentary classes all week long, from Tuesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 7. To sign up, riders can create an account online and book their bikes based on availability.

Miami native and RedBike founder, Albert Ghitis, adapted his business model during the pandemic to include outdoor classes to cater to his clients’ needs and comfort levels.

"Since opening our first outdoor studio in Brickell, we realized there is a huge demand for more outdoor classes," said Ghitis. “When given the chance to partner with Faena Bazaar, we jumped at the opportunity because both of our brands attract a similar, young, hip demographic that prioritizes health and wellness. Our new South Beach home will also have ocean views and a nice breeze, giving riders a safe and scenic alternative."  

Ghitis founded RedBike with the belief that fitness could be fun, and he’s ready to bring the same high-energy workout from his indoor studios to the Faenza Bazaar rooftop. The rhythm-based rides are 45 minutes long and incorporate a few minutes of strengthening arm exercises. Ghitis is also bringing RedBike’s lead instructors to teach at South Beach.

RedBike South Beach is located at 3400 Collins Ave in Miami Beach and guests can access the rooftop through the lobby elevator or stairs of Faena Bazaar. For more information and to book your free class, visit redbikestudios.com.

On Tuesday, February 1, RedBike is expanding its footprint to South Beach. In addition to its locations in Brickell and Midtown, RedBike will now be hosting outdoor classes on the rooftop of the Faena Bazaar.

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BE21 Fitness Gym in Miami

BE21 Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening This Saturday

BE21 Fitness is holding a grand-opening celebration for their new gym this Saturday, January 29th from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

Founded on its two pillars, 'build habits, shape your future,' BE21 Fitness is a 4,000-square-foot multi-purpose gym whose mission is to help guide individuals to achieve healthier lifestyle behaviors, improve their fitness, and fight and prevent chronic diseases through exercise, nutrition, and mindset. The facility is equipped with a team of qualified professionals.

The event will kick off with a partner workout of the day (WOD) at 10 am, followed by a cool-down stretch. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to relax, network, and connect with local Brickell businesses and other South Florida vendors. BE21 Fitness believes in the importance of building habits to help shape your future, creating an immersive space to achieve an individual's goals, and supporting local businesses within the community.

Local Brickell businesses in attendance include Licensed Massage Therapist Steven Menard from Menard Therapy, Stretch Zone Brickell, and Sproutz, who will be providing complimentary açaí cup certificates. Additional vendors include Gett activewear, Vive by design meals, Bang Energy, and MUSH.

RSVP for the grand opening event and workout through Eventbrite by clicking here.

BE21 Fitness is located at 53 SW 11th Street in Miami and offers memberships for all fitness levels. For more information, visit www.be21fitness.com or call 305-904-4557. You can also find BE21 Fitness on Instagram @be21fitness.


BE21 Fitness is holding a grand-opening celebration for their new gym this Saturday, January 29th from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

Form50 Formformers in Miami

Form50 is Moving to a New Location in Wynwood

FORM50 is relocating to a new studio in Wynwood. Beginning next week, find them at 51 NW 26th Street in the Sentral Wynwood building.

FORM50 is designed to strengthen your core, amp your endurance, and build your balance for a stronger, leaner body that uncovers major definition. The low-impact interval workout, also known as LIIT, is done on a specialized Formformer. Your FORM50 Coach will guide you through slow and controlled functional movements with time under tension to the beat of a playlist that keeps you pushing hard.

The new studio will have more space, additional Formformers, a top-of-the-line sound system, two bathrooms, and their signature neon lights. They will also continue to have retail, including Year of Ours, Alo Yoga, and Free People. Parking will be available on the street or in the garage.

In order to make the move, the current studio will be closed beginning this Thursday and FORM50 will be reopening the following Monday, January 31 for classes at the new location.

For more information on classes, check out form50fitness.com and find them on Instagram at @form50fitness.

FORM50 is relocating to a new studio in Wynwood. Beginning next week, find them at 51 NW 26th Street in the Sentral Wynwood building.

Pop Up Grocer Miami Ad with details

Pop Up Grocer to Debut in Wynwood on January 28

Pop Up Grocer is coming to Miami for a month beginning Friday, January 28 and will be located in Wynwood at 171 NW 23rd Street. The traveling grocer store is bringing a selection of the newest and most innovative, better-for-you products, including those from Miami-owned, women-owned and BIPOC-owned brands. Discover items like milk made from bananas, chips made from cactus, plant-based deodorant, matcha pancakes, probiotic mouthwash, fizzy functional beverages and more.

Founded by Emily Schildt, Pop Up Grocer's robust selection features 100% interesting, 100% natural, majority plant-based, and sugar-conscious choices. Dedicated to connecting with consumers in a new and unique way, Pop Up Grocer brings all the buzziest brands on Instagram under one roof, and to your favorite cities. The Miami pop-up was designed by Chaz Capobianco, owner of Miami-based design studio Capoco, and Elizabeth Jaime, a Miami-based prop stylist and florist.

Pop Up Grocer creates an environment that still feels like a grocery store – product, shelves and fridges – but intends to stimulate your senses and take you out of your normal, routine shopping mentality. Unlike a traditional grocery store, Pop Up Grocer is built for discovery. Just over 400 products—as opposed to 40,000—line its shelves, across categories: food, beverage, home, pet, and body care. And to the Miami location, Pop Up Grocer will bring 3 newly-launched categories: Mood Boosters, Saucy + Spicy, Human + Pet Care. The goal is to increase visibility for emerging brands and their founders.

Miami-based Fernanda Quintero aka nacoooks, will debut as the store’s bakery partner, offering a daily selection of cookies and exclusive menu of baked goods that blend food, culture and design. Liger’s Cookies, famed as the best cookies in Miami, will also sell fresh cookies on the weekends only. The Miami store will also showcase Florida-based brands, like The SisterYard, Big Easy, Vacation, and brands that are otherwise exclusively available online, such as Superfrau, Kiki Milk, Bonito; and just-launched brands ZORA, Supr, De Soi.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year in Miami, a city with such unique energy, and one that has experienced immense growth in recent years. And with all that is happening in the dining scene, we are looking forward to meeting the appetites of those searching for something equally exciting in grocery," said Emily Schildt, Pop Up Grocer Founder & CEO.

Pop Up Grocer will be open from 10am to 7pm daily from Friday, Jan 28 through Sunday, Feb 27. 5% of in-store sales will be given to one emerging, consumer packaged goods brand, for whom the donation has immediate and significant impact. For more information, visit popupgrocer.co or find them on Instagram at @popup.grocer.

Pop Up Grocer is coming to Miami for a month beginning Friday, January 28 and will be located in Wynwood at 171 NW 23rd Street. The traveling grocer store is bringing a selection of the newest and most innovative, better-for-you products, including those from Miami-owned, women-owned and BIPOC-owned brands. Discover items like milk made from bananas, chips made from cactus, plant-based deodorant, matcha pancakes, probiotic mouthwash, fizzy functional beverages and more.

Owners Analys and Jorge Romao outside of their new SoulSweat studio in Miami

Work on Your Mental and Physical Fitness at SoulSweat Studio in MiMo District

Husband and wife duo Analys and Jorge Romao have united their passions and created SoulSweat Studio with a holistic approach to wellness. Their goal? To improve your mental and physical health and help you take it to the next level.

SoulSweat is home to dedicated personal trainers and strength coaches who can maximize your training results through hands-on coaching and goal-oriented programming. Over the last seven years, their trainers have helped hundreds of clients change their mindset, bodies and lives, not only in Miami, but worldwide through online coaching.

In addition to their individual training sessions, you can take advantage of their small group classes with 8 people or less. Big enough to be fun, but small enough to still be quality! Experience the benefits of the expertise, creativity and motivation of a personal trainer at an affordable price. The classes will incorporate different training styles including HIIT, circuit style, strength, and resistance.

SoulSweat also offers nutritional programming to help you learn a number of skills and practices to create a long-term, sustainable lifestyle during the 12 weeks. Whether you are looking to shed pounds without deprivation, manage stress, maintain mental clarity or enhance your cognitive functions, they will work to get you where you want to be.

For the rest of January they will be continuing to run their founding members promotion. Take advantage of your first month of unlimited classes for only $70.

SoulSweat is located at 7124 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. There is private parking in the back of the building. You can learn more at soulsweatstudio.com or find them on Instagram at @SoulSweat_Studio.

Analys Romao via SoulSweat website

Husband and wife duo Analys and Jorge Romao have united their passions and created SoulSweat Studio with a holistic approach to wellness. Their goal? To improve your mental and physical health.

Students in a yoga class

YO BK Studio Opens This Month at Oasis Wynwood

YO BK is opening its third location, and first in Miami, this month at Oasis in Wynwood after weeks of free outdoor classes. This Brooklyn-based boutique studio was founded in 2015 and specializes in hot yoga and hot Pilates.

YO BK will be offering a variety of classes will the goal to provide students with a place that meets all their fitness needs while guaranteeing a great, sweaty workout. To make this happen, the new Miami facility offers state-of-the-art infrared heating, bi-polar HVAC ionization and a disco ball because that is the YO BK difference – a party within a workout!

“I believe our classes, which are equal parts fun, challenging and accessible, will be met with excitement here," says Founder Katie Durand. "In particular I can’t wait to introduce Inferno Hot Pilates, which is a party within a workout with energetic music, club lighting and a disco ball."

One of YO BK’s most popular classes, Inferno Hot Pilates, focuses on a set of high-intensity exercises to strengthen and tone your body while elevating your heart rate in a heated room. Classes offered at the Wynwood location range from Inferno Hot Pilates (HIIT), Bikram Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga and Yin, ensuring a workout style for any type of student.

“YO BK is about so much more than physical exercise – it’s a home away from home for our students to challenge and get to know themselves better,” says Durand.

Durand made the decision to expand YO BK to Wynwood because the neighborhood matched the energy and progressiveness that they had in Brooklyn. The layout and design are also reminiscent of the Brooklyn locations by keeping both comfort and elegance in mind, staying true to the original YO BK style. The new studio displays the original industrial ceilings of their factory space at Oasis and features graffiti throughout for a modern touch that’s welcoming and warm.

Showers will be available to YO BK. Additionally, guests will also have access to its partnered all day cafe, Novela Social, from the owners of Gotan NYC.

YO BK will be opening this month and in the meantime, you can try 7 days of their on-demand studio for free. For more information on YO BK, visit www.yo-bk.com/miami or find them on Instagram at @yo.bk.

Image via YO BK on Instagram

YO BK is opening its third location, and first in Miami, this month at The Oasis in Wynwood after weeks of free outdoor classes. This Brooklyn-based boutique studio was founded in 2015 and specializes in hot yoga and hot Pilates.

Girls enjoying food at Smorgasburg Food Festival

Smorgasburg is Coming to Miami This Spring

Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in the United States, and can already be found in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, and now it's coming to Miami! Featuring local vendors, Smorgasburg Miami is ready to showcase the best of South Florida's food concepts right here in Wynwood.

In other markets, Smorgasburg has played a big role in helping food vendors gain exposure and customers to eventually open their own store locations. Smorgasburg Miami will be 50,000 square feet and accommodate 60 food vendors. In the middle will be a variety of seating options including picnic tables.

Smorgasburg is still accepting applications for food vendors. Some of the confirmed local eats include Eleventh Street Pizza's new sandwich concept Hero, Sisteryard's popular coconut cold brew, and handcrafted arepas from The Maiz Project.

Smorgasburg Miami is set to open in March and will run every Saturday from 11am-6pm.

For more information, head to smorgasburgmiami.com or their Instagram @smorgasburgmiami

Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in the United States, and can already be found in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, and now it's coming to Miami! Featuring local vendors, Smorgasburg Miami is ready to showcase the best of South Florida's food concepts right here in Wynwood.

Bols from Bolay on a table

Bolay in Brickell Will Celebrate Grand Opening with a Week of Free Bols

Bolay is coming to Brickell at the end of this month! You will be able to find the chain's latest location at 801 Brickell Ave.

This fast-casual restaurant specializes in healthy bols built with fresh ingredients and customized by you. Bolay has something for everyone with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. You start with a base, which includes options like cilantro noodles or forbidden black rice, and top it with roasted veggies and perfectly seasoned protein. Featured proteins include BBQ chicken, savory miso glazed tofu, and spicy Thai shrimp. Each bol is topped with add-ons like fresh cilantro and parmesan cheese and followed by signature sauces.

To celebrate their opening, Bolay is giving Miami lots of chances for free Bolay during a week-long party. Here are all the dates you need to know below!

  • Jan 20 - The grand opening! The first 100 guests receive $50 worth of Bolay
  • Jan 20 - Jan 27 - Enjoy a complimentary Regular Bol (value 8.99) when you register for tickets here.
  • Jan 21 - First Responders eat free and can enjoy a complimentary Regular Bol with a First Responder ID.
  • Jan 22 - Hospitality professionals eat free and can enjoy a complimentary Regular Bol with a recent paystub or shift schedule. This applies to all restaurant, bar, and hospitality workers.

The Brickell Bolay will be the 22nd Bolay store and the chain continues to expand around Florida.

Photo from Bolay's Facebook page

Bolay is coming to Brickell at the end of this month! You will be able to find the chain's latest location at 801 Brickell Ave.

Computer screen with Scar Map at Vitruvia in Miami Beach

Take Your Recovery to the Next Level with Vitruvia in Miami Beach

Vitruvia is taking wellness and recovery to the next level in Miami Beach with their science-backed and physician-approved methods. Their goal? Transform lives by restoring your quality of life.

Vitruvia has helped hundreds of the world’s top performers, athletes, musicians, CEOs and leading medical experts take back control of their bodies and live life to the fullest through its natural approach to restore and repair tissue. High profile clients include home-run king Miguel Cabrera and Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, among others, as you’ll learn below!

We got a chance to speak with Julia Sutton, Chief Growth Officer at Vitruvia. Prior to Vitruvia, Sutton established herself as a powerhouse in the industry as the co-founder of Exhale Spa. Now she is telling us all about Vitruvia, her experiences there, and more!

Do you have a personal background in sports or fitness? If so, how did that impact your work and choice to be with Vitruvia?

"Growing up with four older brothers, sports and fitness was the very foundation of my life.  From high school basketball to college softball, I learned discipline and competitiveness at a young age. Playing sports really helped shape my career.  I began my career in the space as a certified personal trainer and witnessed the effects of training without proper instruction or recovery.  

When I got the opportunity to join the Vitruvia team, I took on the role because I appreciated Vitruvia’s holistic approach that combines cutting edge medicine with state-of-the-art recovery methods to restore the body and dramatically improve an individual’s active lifestyle."

Does the name Vitruvia have a meaning?

"The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci made around 1490.  The drawing is based on the ideal proportions of a human body, and how it relates to geometry.  We settled on this name because we found that it perfectly encapsulates what we are doing at Vitruvia, helping people get back into their optimal selves. With tension, pain, and lack of mobility a part of everyday life, we at Vitruvia strive to bring the human body back into perfect alignment to relieve these common burdens."

Who is a candidate for Vitruvia? What are some of the wellness and recovery offerings?

"An ideal candidate for Vitruvia is anyone suffering from an injury, recovering from surgery, having issues related to poor posture, or simply experiencing aging and struggling physically.  

The Vitruvia offering is a three-step process:  Evaluate, Renew, and Restore! Our expert clinicians perform a comprehensive assessment of your movement patterns and ask you to perform the motions that cause you the most discomfort while we observe with our ultrasound to evaluate the health and pliability of your tissue.  We utilize proprietary imaging software ScarMap® and treatment RELIEF® when restoring your damaged and scarred tissues to their normal (pre-injury) state.

We work with high-performance athletes, but that doesn't mean that the average person should feel discouraged. We are all owners of a fine-tuned machine, and we are there for when your machine needs a bit of maintenance to function optimally."

Can you explain more about the RELIEF procedure?

"RELIEF begins with ScarMap. ScarMap is our proprietary imaging software that our physicians use to see a patient’s tissue in real time. This is really unique in that it guides our physician’s evaluation when creating a treatment plan for a specific patient’s injury. This changes the playing field because the physician will know exactly what is going with the tissue and can then perform RELIEF. This treatment rehydrates, repairs and rehydrates damaged or scarred tissue with natural proteins. Making long term tissue regeneration and future scar prevention a reality for our patients, they can now go back to living their best pre-injury lives."

Are you able to share the specific success stories of some of your high-profile clients?

"We feel really blessed to have a variety of success stories at Vitruvia. We were lucky enough to treat the home run king, David Ortiz. We treated him after he retired from professional baseball. Due to severe scar tissue buildup in his ankles, he was experiencing an immense amount of inflammation and pain. He felt immense frustration after meeting with several doctors and finding that the answer to this pain always seemed to be medication. David after trying the different options available, nothing gave him long lasting results.

After he met our team, who he affectionately calls, “his boys” and received his first session of RELIEF, he felt the degree of pain subside and couldn’t believe it. He was also incredibly surprised by how quickly he was able to get back to his normal life. David is now back to his normal life working out, walking and proudly salsa dancing."

What are your tips for things that people can do to improve their mobility and performance as a preventative measure before needing to go to a place like Vitruvia?

"Tune in everyday and truly listen to your body and make educated decisions on how you will move every day. Meditation, stretching and yoga can be extremely beneficial in helping improve your self-awareness and your mobility and performance. Beyond moving your body in a way that works best for you, we tell all of our clients to make taking care of themselves (mentally, spiritually and sexually) their first priority. If individuals can operate from a place of fullness, everything else in life will fall into place and our bodies will thank us for it."

Anything else you want our readers to know?

"It’s an exciting time to be living in the world today. We have so many options to keep our body and minds healthy. Vitruvia is a fantastic example of how medicine is evolving and changing for the better. Don’t be a spectator in your life. Participate in your wellbeing and when possible, assist others on their journey."

For more information or to book a consultation, visit vitruvia.co or call (305) 414-0610. Vitruvia is located at 1900 Purdy Ave, Suite #1A, Miami Beach.

Julia Sutton, Chief Growth Officer at Vitruvia

Vitruvia is taking wellness and recovery to the next level in Miami Beach with their science-backed and physician-approved methods. Their goal? Transform lives by restoring your quality of life.

A ballerina in ballet shoes

Behind the Scenes With Miami City Ballerina Ella Titus

We got a chance to chat with Ella Titus, a professional ballerina with Miami City Ballet, about her fitness routine. A Florida native, she moved to Miami to attend MCB School full-time as a scholarship student at age 14, and was offered an apprenticeship at age 16. In 2015, Titus graduated from Miami Beach High School and joined Miami City Ballet’s corps de ballet.

We asked her about her favorite workouts and her favorite post-show treat. See all her answers below!

1) What does an average day look like for you?

"We have two types of work days - rehearsal days and performance days. Rehearsal days start with ballet class in the morning for an hour and a half followed by 6 hours of rehearsal. Performance days we have ballet class onstage, a matinee performance, a 3 hour break, then a night performance. Throughout the day I usually have physical therapy at some point or will spend some time running on the elliptical. When I get home after dancing all day it's very rare that I go out because I'm so exhausted from the day."

2) What types of cross-training do you do to prepare for the season?

"To prepare for the ballet season I have a few different types of cross training I enjoy. During quarantine I learned that cross training was very helpful for me as a dancer, so I have continued it since then. I love to do Pilates, Barry's workout, and Gyrotonic. I love any good cardio workout because I feel like it gets my stamina prepared for the performance season."

3) How long have you been dancing for?

"I've been dancing since I was 3, but I'm currently in my 7th year dancing for Miami City Ballet professionally."

4) What is your go-to pre-show meal?

"My go-to pre-show meal is steak and pasta! I need a good carb load before I perform so I have lots of energy. I also tend to be low in iron, so a good steak will make me feel ready to go for a show. I also like to have dark chocolate during intermission for a little sugar burst."

5) What is your favorite post-show treat?

"My favorite post-show treat is ice cream. I'm addicted to ice cream, and there's nothing more satisfying for me than to come home from the theater and eat a giant bowl of ice cream."

6) What is your favorite type of workout besides dance?

"My favorite type of workout besides ballet is going to Barry's bootcamp. I love running on the treadmill and how tired you get during the class. Sometimes I visualize dancing hard ballets while I'm on the treadmill running and think, "If I'm this tired now, then dancing flowers in Nutcracker will be easy!" There is also such a great community at Barry's and I have many friends who come to take classes too which is encouraging when you're absolutely dying in class!"

Photo from Ella's blog, ballerinababe.com

We got a chance to chat with Ella Titus, a professional ballerina with Miami City Ballet, about her fitness routine. A Florida native, she moved to Miami to attend MCB School full-time as a scholarship student at age 14, and was offered an apprenticeship at age 16. In 2015, Titus graduated from Miami Beach High School and joined Miami City Ballet’s corps de ballet.

Girl works out at MADabolic gym

Find Strength, Structure, and Accountability at MADabolic in Jupiter

MADabolic, a strength-driven internal training franchise created in North Carolina, now has their first gym in Florida. Located in Palm Beach County, this location can be found at 901 W Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

MADabolic prioritizes strength training as the base of their workouts instead of over-emphasizing cardio. Using interval training, the entire workout is crafted around work-to-rest ratios, making the class accessible to all ability levels. This purposeful approach claims to provide unmatched results.

There are three different class types, which create the word MAD with their first letters.

  • Momentum is an energetic fusion of athleticism and endurance, where participants can expect a gradual build in pace and intensity.
  • Anaerobic is a combination of speed and power, and really highlights the difference between just exercising and actually training.
  • Durability is for strength and stamina. Time under tension is a critical element of the programming for those classes.

Regardless of the class style, exercises are set up in different lanes that have weights and goals pre-determined to match different ability levels. After the coach demos exercises, there is the chance to test out the weights to determine your lane for the class. Coaches circle the floor during the workout to ensure great form. The sense of teamwork and music create a great energy in the room.

MADabolic is currently offering an introductory rate of 5 days of workouts for $5. After that, there are month to month or annual contracts available depending on your level of commitment.

For more information on MADabolic Jupiter, head to Instagram at @mad_jupiterfl or online at www.madabolic.com.


MADabolic, a strength-driven internal training franchise created in North Carolina, now has their first gym in Florida. Located in Palm Beach County, this location can be found at 901 W Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

Girl in a cycling class

ClassPass Reports Back on 2021 Fitness Trends

ClassPass releases an annual report on the fitness trends that they observed throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from the latest report!

How We Worked Out in 2021


This is the first time that dance made it into the top 10!

When We Are Working Out

Most popular day of the week: Tuesday

Most popular rest day: Sunday

  • With Sunday coming in as the most popular rest day, we are getting back to our pre-pandemic routines of slightly more social weekends and setting fitness intentions earlier in the week.

Most popular workout duration: 60 minutes

  • If we are stopping by fitness studios, we are going to make it count with a one-hour workout!

Working From Home and Working Out

People are twice as likely to discover and sample a new fitness class or studio they have never visited on the days they work from home. After all, testing a new class is the perfect change of scenery after working in a home office all day.

To read more about the 2021 trends, click here for the full report!

ClassPass releases an annual report on the fitness trends that they observed throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from the latest 2021 report!

Person taking a boxing class

Survey Says Miami is King of the Night Time Workout

While our late-night scene is unrivaled, Miami got an award for being the city most likely to book a workout class in the evening. ClassPass released their annual fitness trends report today and our nightlife-loving city earned itself the Night Owl award.

Using their robust database of fitness and wellness search behavior, ClassPass compiled insights over the past year to determine trends in 2021 as businesses reopened and people returned to IRL experiences.

Last year Miami was awarded the "Wildcard" title for being most likely to book a class minutes before it starts. While we're sure this is still true, late night workouts reigned supreme. The biggest Night Owl in Miami attended 187 classes after 6 pm!

One thing we should be proud of? Not winning "most likely to cancel a workout at the last minute," which went to New York City this year. New Yorkers cancel 1 in 10 classes at the last minute and are the only city to cancel classes at such a high frequency.

Wondering how some other cities ranked? Here is the full list of awards.



To read more of the survey results, click here.

While our late-night scene is unrivaled, Miami got an award for being the city most likely to book a workout class in the evening. ClassPass released their annual fitness trends report today and our nightlife-loving city earned itself the Night Owl award.

Miami Dolphins Player Wears New UNKNWN clothing

UNKNWN Teams Up with Miami Dolphins for Latest Drop

Miami-based lifestyle brand UNKNWN launched its latest collection today in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins. This marks UNKNWN’s first partnership with a national professional football team.

UNKNWN’s collaborative collection was inspired by the created tagline “There Is No Off Season” which recognizes the Miami Dolphins and the work ethic of their players and organization all year round with a matching apparel collection designed for all year in Miami.

“It was an incredible honor to reimagine fan gear for this storied franchise. We went deep exploring the heritage of the Miami Dolphins to envision a new and elevated way for Dolphins fans and the South Florida community to support the team not only on game days but any time, anywhere," said Jaron Kanfer, UNKNWN Co-Founder.

The limited edition collection is inspired by athlete “off the field” style and consists of co- branded graphic t-shirts, jackets, pants and shorts styled in the Dolphins’ iconic aqua, orange and pure white team colors. Sweatsuits feature UNKNWN pull tabs and metal zippers, embroidered logos, metal tipped drawstrings, paneled construction, and pleated pant details. T-shirts are 100% cotton, button down shirts are 100% viscose, sweatsuit components and shorts are 100% polyester. Shorts also feature mesh lining.

Mirroring the concept of a helmet-to-toe professional uniform, the coordinating collection can be styled together as full looks or worn with other lifestyle pieces from the line. Believing that uniforms play an essential role in the strength of each player and their unity as a team, UNKNWN created its Miami Dolphins collection to allow fans to experience the same mentality and approach to wearing this collaboration.

The UNKNWN design team sought to offer a refined, higher-level approach to fan apparel through original cut and sewn silhouettes and retro style graphic t-shirts. The quality of the design and detailed construction pays tribute to the high level of dedication athletes bring to the field.

UNKNWN’s Miami Dolphins Collection ranges from $50 - $145 and is available at UNKNWN.com and in stores at UNKNWN in Wynwood and The Miami Dolphins team store at Hard Rock Stadium.

Miami-based lifestyle brand UNKNWN launched its latest collection today in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins. This marks UNKNWN’s first partnership with a national professional football team.

Kettlebells at BE21 Fitness in Brickell Miami

BE21 Fitness Opens New Gym in Brickell

BE21 Fitness opened its doors last month as the newest gym in Brickell. Located at 53 SW 11th Street in Miami, BE21 offers full gym access, group classes, and personalized membership options.

“We are very proud of what we have built over the past two years,” said Manager Juan Giraldo, of BE21 Fitness. “We are excited to meet and provide the surrounding community with impeccable training programs, quality coaches, and a place to call their second home.”

The 4,000- square-foot facility features functional fitness equipment such as a Rogue Rig, a 240-square foot turf section, battle ropes, Rogue Echo Bikes, and Concept 2 SkiErg and RowErg’s to name a few.

BE21 Fitness has an inclusive recovery room that includes two reclining chairs, a 55-inch TV, compression boots, massage therapy guns, and foam rollers for members to use at their convenience. There are also three full bathrooms with showers.

There are four services offered at BE21 Fitness:

  • Build - Gym access, recovery room access, and group classes
  • Habit -Personalized online exercise program
  • Shape -Personalized online nutrition coaching
  • International Online Group Classes

“BE21 Fitness was built off of two major pillars, build habits, shape your future,” said Founder and Fitness Director, Adriana Lamus. “I am passionate about helping others achieve their nutrition, mindset, and fitness level goals, and our new facility will deliver exactly that to the community.”

Lamus embarked on this fitness journey ten years ago. Her passion for health and fitness has led her to create a unique member experience that surpasses traditional gym methodology. BE21 Fitness goes further than just providing physical fitness, the team strives to motivate its members to forge strong daily habits to create a “butterfly effect,” which in turn will deliver results that will not only alter members' lives but those individuals who cross their paths.

BE21 Fitness offers membership programs tailored for all fitness levels and goals. Gym hours are Monday-Friday 6 am-9 pm, and 7 am-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit https://www.be21fitness.com or follow BE21 Fitness on Instagram @be21fitness.

BE21 Fitness opened its doors last month as the newest gym in Brickell. Located at 53 SW 11th Street in Miami, BE21 offers full gym access, group classes, and personalized membership options.

Inside of a Planet Fitness Gym

Planet Fitness Opens New 24/5 Location in Davie

Planet Fitness opened a new 14,000 square foot facility in Davie, the latest location for the franchise in South Florida. Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors of fitness centers in the country.

The gym has state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, tanning booths, and more. The new club will be open 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday (closing at 9 p.m. on Fridays), and open 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

“We’re excited to open our 21st club in South Florida and welcome the Davie community to the Judgement Free Zone®, where everyone can experience our amazing amenities and take advantage of our limited-time grand opening membership offers,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing, Grand Fitness Partners, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “Finding the right gym can be intimidating, but Planet Fitness aims to make fitness accessible, affordable, and nonintimidating for everyone, as well as safe and squeaky-clean with our spacious clubs.”

Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.

As an introductory special, members can join now for $1 down (usually up to $39 down) and $10 a month with no commitment until December 31, 2022. The PF Black Card® membership, which is $22.99 a month, includes additional amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 2,100+ Planet Fitness locations, as well as access to massage beds and chairs and tanning, among other benefits.

Stop by Planet Fitness Davie located at 2310 S. University Drive, near retailers including Bath & Body Works, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Old Navy, or join online at www.planetfitness.com/gyms/davie-fl.

Planet Fitness opened a new 14,000 square foot facility in Davie, the latest location for the franchise in South Florida. Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors of fitness centers in the country.

photo of inside Miami Yoga garage with students practicing yoga

Miami Yoga Garage Opens New Location in Miami

Miami Yoga Garage opened a new location in Wynwood and are celebrating their grand opening this Saturday, December 4 with a full schedule of free events. Learn more about the studio below.

The experience:

Miami Yoga Garage is an Ashtanga Yoga studio, and one of the oldest in Miami, with their previous South Beach location having been open 15 years. Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldman, founders of Miami Yoga Garage, have been serving the Miami yoga community for many years and their practice is rigorous, leaving students feeling stronger and less stressed. Miami Yoga Garage offers guided classes like most other studios, but specializes in ‘Mysore Style’ which is an unguided format where the teacher gives each student a personalized practice.

What makes Miami Yoga Garage unique:

"Miami Yoga Garage is unique because it’s not just a work out, it’s a work in," said Senior Teacher Joseph Armstrong. "You will be physically challenged for sure, but you’ll also gain powerful insights about yourself along the way."

You should also know:

"Yoga often starts with getting the body healthy and strong and from there many other benefit can develop. Regular practice is a cure for everything from illness, the aches and pains of aging to loneliness," said Armstrong. "Keeping up your practice is easier when supported by community, also known as sangha. The support students receive from their teachers and classmates is a powerful, even transformative, thing."

Why members love it:

Members love that the method allows for personalized attention. Every student gets one-on-one with the teaching during the Mysore style classes, helping them reach their goals faster.

The extras:

The new location has been meticulously and lovingly designed. There are several practice spaces as well as a filming studio for online classes led by MacGregor. There are also showers and changing rooms to make it easier for students to take the time to practice during their busy days. Lastly, they are home to an incredible Latin American concept store called The One Who Travels Store.

How to join in:

There are a wide range of membership options. Drop-ins, class packs and unlimited memberships are all available. Their current promotion is the best in Miami - 30 days for $30. They encourage you to come try the new space and take unlimited classes for the best price around for the first month.

Grand Opening details for a day of yoga, art, community, and fun:

  • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Led Full Primary, Talk and Q&A with Kino MacGregor
  • In Shala @miamiyogagarage & Online by @omstarsofficial
  • 11:40 AM – 12:15 PM Red Ribbon Ceremony
  • 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM Ganesh Puja
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Drills for Arm Balances and Inversions - Workshop with Joseph Armstrong
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Crystals Theraphy Workshop Edgar Navarro Archila
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Strengthening Yoga with Clyde Hampton Jr.
  • 1:30 PM– 5:00 PM Art Exhibition, Mural and other surprises
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Music by Alex Larri Trio
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Art Projection by @ecostantini
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dance Performance by Osmani Tellez

Location: 

Their new location is at 1940 NW Miami Court in Miami.

Where to find Miami Yoga Garage online:

Instagram: @miamiyogagarage @miamilifecenter

Website: www.miamilifecenter.com

Miami Yoga Garage opened a new location in Wynwood and are celebrating their grand opening this Saturday, December 4th with a full schedule of free events.

Swinton Pickleball Founders from Delray Beach

Delray Beach Women Launch Fun Pickleball Brand for Fast-Growing Sport

Pickleball has become one of America's fastest-growing sports and has been trending up in popularity for the last five years. For the younger audience, Delray Beach residents and business professionals Carly Bellis and Courtney Campbell came up with Swinton Pickleball.

The founders created the brand in an effort to update pickleball gear and fashion for young and young-at-heart players who want to feel good and have fun while playing. Swinton Pickleball is designed to appeal directly to the pickleball player looking to have fun while playing the game, and not taking himself or herself too seriously in the process.

The two entrepreneurs were first introduced to the game of pickleball in 2020, mid-pandemic, and quickly saw the appeal of the activity and how much fun it could be.

"With all the tennis courts taken one afternoon, we decided to borrow some paddles and give pickleball a try," Bellis said. "We had a great time, and our Thursday evenings became synonymous with pickleball with friends, followed by cocktails, beers, wine and cheese, and tons of fun."

Bellis and Campbell quickly realized that the pickleball gear available for purchase didn't match their trendy, laidback and fun vibe. Instead, the products seemed unchanged since the sport's birth in 1965, and truly in need of an update.

"It became one of those situations where you want something, you look for it, and when you can't find it, you make it," Campbell said. "That's pretty much how it happened for us. Carly and I wanted to create a brand that was as fun as the game itself – and that's how Swinton Pickleball came to be."

"We are looking to disrupt the industry," Campbell added. "Swinton Pickleball is for those, just like us, who love getting out there on the court, playing with friends or strangers, and then celebrating after with a beer or glass of wine."

Swinton Pickleball has a range of products on its website SwintonPickleball.com, including paddles, gear bags, and apparel.

Article Photo via Campbell Creative

Pickleball has become one of America's fastest-growing sports and has been trending up in popularity for the last five years. For the younger audience, Delray Beach residents and business professionals Carly Bellis and Courtney Campbell came up with Swinton Pickleball.

Girl workout out at gym

6 Miami Gyms and Studios We're Excited About Right Now

A variety of new gyms and studios have opened in Miami over the past few months. In case you haven't been keeping up, here are six that we are excited about joining the neighborhood!

1. City Zero Miami

In the heart of Miami comes a unique, 4-story fitness center that includes state-of-the-art equipment, group fitness classes, and even an open-air rooftop. This boutique gym has the mission of promoting physical activity, positive mindset and healthy nutrition and they welcome everyone to join the culture!

Location: 591 SW 8th St, Miami

2. Lifetime Coral Gables

Here you’ll find 80,000 square feet dedicated to the pursuit of healthy living. This includes an expansive fitness floor, cycling and Pilates/yoga studios, a pool deck, and a poolside bistro.  Whether you choose personal or group training, you can keep your workouts fresh here.

Location: 237 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables

3. AKT Midtown Miami

Take one of four different class modalities at this studio. AKT is a full body workout that combines cardio dance intervals with strength and toning. Classes range from a mix of low rep/high weight to improve muscular strength, and high rep/low weight to improve muscular endurance.

Location: 3407 NE 1st Ave, Miami

4. Fitbox Method Brickell

With another location in Edgewater, Fitbox Brickell is expanding their boxing community. The classes combine high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with circuit training, to ensure that class never feels boring.

Location: 1111 Brickell Ave, Suite 105, Miami

5. YogaSix Midtown Miami

Yoga and fitness classes here address the complete needs of your body in movement and intensity to conquer plateaus, continually progress, and repair itself. Find classes that are slower and faster paced, as well as heated classes.

Location: 3900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

6. F45 Coral Gables

The goal here is for workouts to use different energy systems for a maximum burn. In just 45 minutes,  workouts will use plyometric movements, timing, and tempo to blast both your aerobic and anaerobic systems, for muscle building and metabolism boosting.

Location: 5958 S Dixie Hwy 2nd floor, South Miami

A variety of new gyms and studios have opened in Miami over the past few months. In case you haven't been keeping up, here are six that we are excited about joining the neighborhood!

Naked Nutrition Chocolate Protein Bar

Miami Supplement Company Naked Nutrition Introduces New Protein Bar

Miami-based Naked Nutrition, a leading protein and supplement brand, announces its newest product, Naked Bar. Naked Bar is the first protein bar for the company and is available in two flavors: Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge. Packed with 15 grams of Grass Fed Whey Protein and under 200 calories, Naked Bar is a perfectly packaged balance of smart and sweet.

Naked Nutrition was founded in 2014 by Stephen Zieminski, a former college athlete who noticed many supplements included numerous ingredients of little nutritional value. Naked Nutrition is dedicated to pure ingredients and transparency so people know exactly what is going into their body. With the addition of Naked Bar, Naked Nutrition continues to shorten steps between the farm and you.

Naked Bar is low in fat, calories, and carbs while high in fiber to provide long lasting satisfaction and energy. Unlike many other protein bars, Naked Nutrition’s Naked Bar is made from premium grass fed whey protein. Naked Bar is gluten-free, soy-free, and free of sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors.

Chocolate Fudge Naked Bar starts with premium grass-fed whey protein, and includes other natural ingredients like almond butter, cocoa powder, and monk fruit juice. Peanut Butter Crunch Naked Bar also starts with premium grass-fed whey protein and is complemented with natural ingredients like almond butter, peanut butter, and monk fruit juice.  

Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge Naked Bars are available in a box of 12 bars for $29.99. You can get yours at NakedNutrition.com or on Amazon.

Miami-based Naked Nutrition, a leading protein and supplement brand, announces its newest product, Naked Bar. Naked Bar is the first protein bar for the company and is available in two flavors: Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge. Packed with 15 grams of Grass Fed Whey Protein and under 200 calories, Naked Bar is a perfectly packaged balance of smart and sweet.

Breakfast items at Carrot Express

Carrot Express Expands to Brickell and Debuts Breakfast Menu

With 10 locations already in South Florida, Carrot Express is opening in Brickell this Friday, November 12 at the Sabadell Financial Center. Carrot Express Brickell will be the first location to debut a breakfast menu, with all locations joining by the end of the year.

Founder, Mario Laufer is thrilled to grow the wholesome legacy throughout South Florida. Since 1993, Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

“Over the past few years, it’s been incredible to watch Brickell grow. With so many residents and businesses, we knew there was room for Carrot Express to be in the middle of it all," said Laufer. "A lot of these individuals in Brickell are passionate about taking care of themselves and we’re thrilled to offer locals and visitors healthy choices that are good for your body and soul.”

Carrot Express features something for every kind of dietary restriction in addition to their vast and expansive menu including a wide range of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, fresh pressed juices, and smoothies.

Highlights include:

  • Josh’s Overnight Oats – Oatmeal, almond milk, toasted coconut flakes, chia & flax seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, strawberries, Mario’s granola, almond butter, drizzled honey ($9.95)
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – Quinoa topped with roasted cremini mushrooms, sautéed spinach, avocado, pico de gallo, cage-free sunny side egg ($13.95)
  • Smoked Salmon Omelet - 3 cage-free eggs omelet with smoked salmon, shallots & capers. Served with toasted #ZTB multigrain sourdough, side of low-fat cream cheese ($13.95)
  • Berry Almond Butter Toast – Toasted Zak the Baker, multigrain sourdough topped with almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon & toasted coconut flakes, drizzled honey ($8.95)
  • Huevos Rancheros Burrito – 2 cage-free scrambled eggs, brown rice, black beans, avocado, fresh corn, jack cheese, cilantro & pico de gallo. Perfectly wrapped & toasted on a whole wheat wrap. Served with cilantro-lime dressing ($13.95)

Takeout and delivery will be available immediately after opening. The 2,000 square foot space will incorporate the similar relaxed atmosphere of other Carrot Express locations, featuring their branded colors of orange and green and 51 indoor seats.

Hours of operation are 7:30 AM – 9 PM Monday - Friday, and 9 AM – 9 PM Saturday and Sunday. Delivery and takeout orders can be placed directly through the Carrot Express website or on ChowNow, Toast, Postmates, UberEats, and GrubHub.

Stay updated on future openings and by visiting www.EatCarrotExpress.com or follow along on Instagram @CarrotExpress.

With 10 locations already in South Florida, Carrot Express is opening in Brickell this Friday, November 12 at the Sabadell Financial Center. Carrot Express Brickell will be the first location to debut a breakfast menu, with all locations joining by the end of the year.

lululemon Ambassador works out with MIRROR

MIRROR is Ready for the Holidays at These lululemon Stores in South Florida

MIRROR, the high-tech home gym that is also literally a mirror, can now be found at even more lululemon locations across South Florida.

Last year, we got to demo the fitness technology and experience the boutique class offerings ourselves. With over 50 different types of workouts and thousands of classes to choose from, MIRROR gives a new meaning to virtual workouts. MIRROR also hosts live classes and with the built in camera, your video stream can actually display to the trainer for extra help and motivation during class.

MIRROR expanded into lululemon stores across South Florida, including:

  • Aventura
  • Boca Raton
  • International Plaza
  • Shops at Merrick Park
  • Mall at Millennia
  • The Gardens
  • Hyde Park
  • Waterside Shops
  • UTC Sarasota

Visit the MIRROR in-store to find out more about the current holiday promotion as well.

For the most up-to-date list of locations where you can try the MIRROR for yourself, check out lululemon.com. To make an appointment and book your demo, click here.

lululemon Aventura Ambassadors Tim Rea and Ana Villegas. Photos by Matt Roy.

MIRROR, the high-tech home gym that is also literally a mirror, can now be found at even more lululemon locations across South Florida.