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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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Yoga Lab Opens in Miami Beach with Classes This Weekend

Yoga Lab is opening their newest location in Miami Beach this weekend. Forget everything you think and know about yoga because Yoga Lab will help you redefine it.

"We're loud, fun, and accepting of everyone," said Michael Schaeffer, Yoga Lab CEO. And really, what more do you need to know?!

They are loud, high energy, and provide a high caloric burn. Prepare to laugh, possibly dance, and their only guarantee is you'll leave here with new friends. Classes here are a modern approach to yoga where everything is woven together with traditional yoga but in a language that is easy to understand.

This weekend you can take a Vinyasa Power Heated on Saturday or Sunday at 9 am and find out why members love the feeling of finally finding "home" when they come to class here.

Your first 30 days are only $30 and drop ins and monthly membership packages are available. There is a parking garage located directly above the studio for easy in and out.

The new studio is located at 644 Collins Ave in Miami Beach. This is Yoga Lab's third studio, with two other locations in Naples and Estero.

For more information or to sign up for class head to letsexperiment.com. You can also find them on Instagram at @yogalabs.

Yoga Lab is opening their newest location in Miami Beach this weekend. Forget everything you think and know about yoga because Yoga Lab will help you redefine it.

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Bottled wellness shots at Carrot Express in South Florida

Shots for a Cause at Carrot Express

Carrot Express is serving shots for a cause through the end of July at all South Florida locations.

The healthy eatery has partnered the American Cancer Society and $1 from all 4 oz. health boosting shots will be donated directly to the organization, running now through the end of July.

Make an impact by ordering shots that include:

  • Flu Shot ($4.95) - ginger, lemon, honey
  • Ginger Shot ($3.50)  - ginger
  • Immunity Shot ($4.95) - turmeric, ginger, lemon, orange and black pepper

While you're at Carrot Express, try some of their new menu items including:

  • Tuna Melt ($13.95) - served open face. toasted sourdough bread spread with smashed avocado, topped with albacore white tuna salad,  tomato & jack cheese
  • California Eggwich ($11.95) - toasted sesame bagel, 2 cage free folded eggs, smash avocado, arugula, tomato, lime juice and olive oil
  • Scottish Salmon Wrap ($16.95) - avocado, arugula, brown rice, cilantro, lime juice, pico de gallo & roasted jalapeño aioli
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap ($13.95) - grilled chicken, romaine, kale, homemade croutons, parmesan cheese and our signature Caesar dressing

To find a Carrot Express location near you, head to carrotexpress.com.

Carrot Express is serving shots for a cause through the end of July at all South Florida locations.

Girl rowing on a rowing machine

Peloton Teases New Rowing Machine in Annual Event

Peloton previewed its long-anticipated rowing machine during their annual Homecoming event last Friday. And by previewed we mean that they showed a trainer pulling on a rowing machine. They also tweeted out a rowing emoji.

Peloton’s annual Homecoming event is where they announce new products, features, and content. It’s also a chance for members to take live classes taught by their favorite instructors and attend special panel discussions. This year, the biggest announcement was that Peloton officially confirmed a rower is coming.

From what you could see, the device has a similar look as the company’s other machines. Timing is unknown at this point with Peloton only sharing that it is "coming soon." The new device will add to a product lineup that includes entry-level and high-end bikes, as well as a treadmill.

“Peloton will be bringing its best-in-class fitness experience to the world of rowing! Combining cardio and strength — Peloton is excited to add this total body workout into its powerhouse arsenal of content," said the company.

At its Homecoming event, Peloton also announced a variety of other new features, including the ability to schedule group workouts and track non-Peloton activities in the app. The company also announced plans to re-open their New York and London studios for member workouts but did not give a timeline.

A screenshot from the Peloton announcement

Peloton previewed its long-anticipated rowing machine during their annual Homecoming event last Friday. And by previewed we mean that they showed a trainer pulling on a rowing machine. They also tweeted out a rowing emoji.

Girl doing a situp during a virtual personal training session with HipTrain

HipTrain Launches iPhone App to Make Personal Training More Accessible

Personal training has never been more affordable or accessible with HipTrain, a new personal training platform offering live personal training sessions at unbelievable prices.

HipTrain promises to shake up the personal training industry with their incredible price point that they believe will motivate more people to get started or further their fitness journey. The built-in accountability of meeting with a trainer live, and the highly personalized approach to focus on specific goals, is what makes personal training so effective. But often only a select few could afford it….until now. Sessions cost just $6.99 for a 30-minute workout and $13.99 for one hour.

While many personal training apps require a monthly subscription, with HipTrain, sessions are booked whenever you like with no obligation. This makes HipTrain a time-efficient and cost-effective alternative to going to the gym for those with busy lifestyles.

HipTrain’s trainers are highly-skilled with disciplines in mobility, strength training, CrossFit, combat training, pilates, yoga, and more. All trainers are fully bilingual, offering sessions in either English or Spanish, allowing the Spanish speaking community in Miami to access affordable personal training as well.

With both a web experience and iPhone app, HipTrain provides flexibility to tune into your session from your laptop, desktop or iPhone, and even cast the live session to your smart TV. Create an account, match with an instructor, and start training today!

Find HipTrain's new iOS app live on the App Store now.

Personal training has never been more affordable or accessible with HipTrain, a new personal training platform offering live personal training sessions at unbelievable prices.

Renderings of the new Studio Three studio in Wynwood, Miami

Studio Three Announces Miami Location in Wynwood

Studio Three is coming to Miami! The boutique studio known for offering three experiences under one roof - Interval, Cycle, and Yoga - announced their expansion with a new location slated to open next spring. Studio Three will take over 9,000 square feet of space in Artem, a new 11-story apartment community in Wynwood.

Studio Three unites three of the world’s most popular fitness modalities and members can take advantage of access to one, two, or all three for a balanced cross-training regimen. Earning a fiercely loyal following since inception, the company has been recognized as ClassPass’ “Number One Studio in Chicago” and it has been consistently named one of the best fitness studios by Time Out, Chicago magazine, Bride’s and more.

The design of the new space will allow for three distinct studios with a mood to match each modality.

  • Interval. Here, the workout centers around timed bursts of energy, so the room is filled with rowers, treadmills and custom designed S3 benches and weights. Linear lighting – beginning with a deep electric blue – contrasts with a moody interior, steering the mind towards the heart-pumping tasks at hand.
  • Cycle. The rounded cycle theater focuses rider attention on the instructor – much like the spokes of a wheel – setting the stage for a thrilling ride. Designed to build endurance, speed and overall body strength, cycling at S3 offers the full motivational experience, including best-in-class choreography, dramatic lighting effects and incomparable sound.
  • Yoga. In this studio, a soft glow envelops yogis from all angles. Natural illumination from the outside washes over the space, while interior fixtures create a canopy of light above. With soft colors and a vibrant green wall, the result is a calm, comfortable space that is further grounded with incorporation of organic materials. Custom mats, weights, bands, blocks and other accessories complement both yoga flow and yoga strength formats.

The expansion of Studio Three to Miami is preceded by the company’s first three locations in Chicago, in the River North, Lincoln Park and Fulton Market neighborhoods. A fourth location will open in a new hotel, residential and retail development in downtown Austin, TX this fall.

Studio Three Miami is slated to open Spring 2023 at 90 NW 29th Street. Stay up to date by visiting www.studiothree.com and following on Instagram at @studiothree.

Studio Three is coming to Miami! The boutique studio known for offering three experiences under one roof - Interval, Cycle, and Yoga - announced their expansion with a new location slated to open next spring. Studio Three will take over 9,000 square feet of space in Artem, a new 11-story apartment community in Wynwood.

Door with Yoga Joint Logo

Yoga Joint Expands with New Location in Hollywood

Yoga Joint opened in Hollywood this weekend, continuing their expansion in South Florida. The new studio is Yoga Joint's seventh and is located at 3251 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite #230.

Yoga Joint studios are all equipped with a world-class sound system, infrared heat, and impact-absorbing floors to make for an unforgettable class experience. Fully equipped spa-inspired change rooms and complimentary lockers ensure you leave the studio feeling and smelling brand new.

You have a choice of three classes at Yoga Joint - Flow, FIIT, and Restore.

  • Flow - A vinyasa-inspired class designed to invoke your spirit, elevate your consciousness, and improve your self-confidence while healing both body and soul.
  • FIIT - Upbeat playlists get your heart pumping in this HIIT-inspired workout. Featuring a combination of cardio, plyometrics, and a full-body workout, a multitude of weights and bands will intensify your workout.
  • Restore - Heavily inspired by Yin yoga, a unique sequence of deep stretches, guided meditation, and restorative postures will help to speed up recovery time between workouts and calm a frazzled mind.

Following a weekend of free classes for grand opening, you can still take advantage of presale rates, including $119 for unlimited classes and free Manduka yoga mat and Yogitoe mat towel rentals.

Yoga Joint's next location to open will be in Midtown Miami. For more information on Yoga Joint head to yogajoint.com or follow them on Instagram @yogajoint.

Yoga Joint opened in Hollywood this weekend, continuing their expansion in South Florida. The new studio is Yoga Joint's seventh and is located at 3251 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite #230.

Restaurant wall of Vale Food Co in Brickell, Miami

Vale Food Co Finds a New Home in Brickell

After five years looking for a home in Miami, Vale Food Co is set to debut the seventh location of its Florida-grown restaurant brand in Brickell this week. Vale, an old English word that means “to live an earthly life”, is committed to the values of health, quality food, sustainability and community.

“I’m thrilled to finally introduce Vale Food Co to Miami and offer an all-day restaurant where visitors can enjoy high-quality, healthy food with quick service in one spot,” said Sunny Ilyas, CEO and Founder of Vale Food Co. “I’m confident that our food offerings will be a new elevated option to meet the needs of the fast-paced Brickell market and the lifestyle of our guests who are on-the-go, working or into wellness.”

Ilyas launched Vale in 2014 as a meal delivery service and quickly pivoted the brand into a fast-casual restaurant when he opened the first location in Tallahassee in 2016. In 2017, Vale Gainesville and Tampa opened their doors to the public. The following year, he opened a fourth restaurant in Jacksonville and in 2019, he opened Fort Lauderdale and a second location in Tallahassee. Today, Ilyas manages the brand, recipe development and catering services for all locations.

Vale Food Co attracts locals and visitors alike with its vast array of healthy and high-quality protein, açai and poke bowls accompanied by a full beverage and bakery selection. The Brickell location shares the same design backbone as all other Vale locations but offers a unique Miami flair. The 3,000 square foot restaurant has a 23-seat dining room with plants draped throughout the ceiling to define Vale’s mission to go green and eat green. A colorful hand-painted Vale mural and rotating Miami-inspired artworks are displayed throughout the space. Located outside is the restaurant’s 35-seat patio. The area offers additional relaxed alfresco seating with patio couches beneath white shade umbrellas, coffee tables lining the exterior surrounded by greenery and stringed lights for an elevated dining experience.

Vale Food Co’s menu is divided into a cold “superfood” station and a hot food station along with a selection of grab-and-go snacks and bakery items, popular freshly baked whole grain chocolate chip cookies and a full beverage program including matcha, smoothies and coffee. Superfood menu highlights include: Smashed Avocado Toast; Chia Pudding; Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl; Açai Smoothie and the Dragonfruit Lemonade. New to the menu is the matcha line with KombuMatcha; Vale Matcha Blast; Vale Matcha Latte and Dirty Matcha Latte. The fresh and healthy-forward menu offers a variety of items perfect for year-round weather in Florida.

The hot food station consists of build-your-own protein bowls where guests can customize the bases and add on veggies, proteins, boosts and sauces. Classic and fan-favorite proteins include Vale’s signature turkey spinach feta meatballs, southwest braised beef, ancho pulled chicken among others. Signature hot bowls include the Sweet Earth Bowl made with sweet potato noodles, roasted broccoli, teriyaki chicken and curry honey mustard; Out of This World Bowl with cilantro lime brown rice, roasted broccoli, ancho pulled chicken topped with chipotle ranch; and the Great South Bowl with chipotle mac and cheese, roasted broccoli and braised beef. All ingredients are sourced from local farms and menu items rotate seasonally with a selection of vegan and gluten-free options.

Vale Food Co currently has six additional locations in Florida including two in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale with plans to expand throughout South Florida and into different markets.

Vale Food Co is located in Mary Brickell Village at 900 S Miami Avenue #125 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 9 am - 11 pm. For more information, please visit www.ValeFoodCo.com or follow on Instagram at @ValeFoodCo.

Photos by SalarIabduziz

After five years looking for a home in Miami, Vale Food Co is set to debut the seventh location of its Florida-grown restaurant brand in Brickell this week. Vale, an old English word that means “to live an earthly life”, is committed to the values of health, quality food, sustainability and community.

Man modeling the new UNKNWN and Mitchell & Ness Homecourt Collection collaboration for the Miami Heat

UNKNWN Drops New Collection Celebrating the Miami Heat

WAs the NBA Playoffs continue, Miami-based lifestyle brand and concept store UNKNWN reveals its newest collection, a Miami Heat collection in collaboration with Mitchell & Ness. This Homecourt Collection is launched during the NBA’s historic 75th anniversary season and for the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

“Miami Heat fans use their distinct style to support their team unlike any other city," said Jaron Kanfer and Frankie Walker, Jr., UNKNWN co-founders. "This collection celebrates the team’s unforgettable past championships leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the NBA this year, and provides a design driven way to support the Heat during the current NBA 2022 Playoffs run kicking off right now."

"We worked on this collection throughout the season, inspired by the hard work of the Miami Heat organization leading to the current 2022 team making its way to the top seed in the East. We’re thrilled at being able to release this for the 2022 NBA Playoffs and provide an apparel collection to support this team," continued Kanfer and  Walker Jr.

The UNKNWN x Miami Heat collection pays homage to the team’s iconic past championship seasons. It includes drawstring track pants, a jacket, hoodie, shorts, t-shirts, a snapback hat and jersey.

The red, black and white pieces feature embroidery, UNKNWN branding, the Miami Heat logo and throwback to past NBA Finals seals and trophies. The jersey is fabricated in the same “satin” fabric used for the Heat’s 2006 jerseys - the year the team won its first NBA championship. Subtle crystals on the jersey and the t-shirts are a nod to the glamour of the Magic City.

The collection is available at prices ranging from $15 to $250 and can be found at UNKNWN.com, UNKNWN’s flagship location in Miami and the team store at FTX arena.

The UNKNWN flagship community courtyard in Miami is also sporting a new look, freshly painted in a new red, black and white palette to celebrate the UNKNWN collection release, NBA's 75th Anniversary, and the #1 seeded Miami Heat playoff run.

UNKNWN is located at 261 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127.


WAs the NBA Playoffs continue, Miami-based lifestyle brand and concept store UNKNWN reveals its newest collection, a Miami Heat collection in collaboration with Mitchell & Ness. This Homecourt Collection is launched during the NBA’s historic 75th anniversary season and for the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

Members taking a boxing class at Gotham Gym in Miami Beach

Train Like a Fighter at Gotham Gym in Miami Beach

Already a staple in New York City, Gotham Gym has come to Miami Beach. The boxing and fitness destination has a home in Sunset Harbour.

Even if you have never boxed before, all group fitness classes are designed to be for all-levels and there is personal training available for those who want a more private experience. Their signature boxing class, Gotham 50, is both efficient and effective, combining boxing fundamentals with fun and dynamic HIIT intervals. Personal training sessions and semi-private sessions are a hybrid of boxing and strength and conditioning to provide a well-rounded fitness experience.

Hot on the schedule, Gotham has two new classes exclusive to Miami. Training Camp is a circuit style workout designed to mimic a fighter’s cross training routine. Expect stations like boxing basics on the heavy bag, cardio footwork in the ring, strength training with dumbbells, dynamic rounds like sled pushes, med ball moves, battle ropes and so much more. It’s perfect for boxing beginners, boxers who want to add some strength work into their routines, or anyone who wants to challenge themselves and leave dripping in sweat. Punch & Flow is another brand-new class dropping soon, and it will be 30 minutes of boxing followed by 30 minutes of yoga. This class is the perfect combination for anyone who likes to go hard and also values mobility, stability and recovery.  

Instructors at Gotham are picked for their extensive fitness and boxing expertise and ensure that everyone gets individual attention for a great experience on every visit. There are gloves and wraps available for rent so you don't need to worry about lugging equipment around. The gym also conveniently has showers.

Gotham has a monthly membership that offers unlimited classes as well as use of the open gym. There are also yearly, month to month, and even weekly membership options, as well as drop-ins.

Find Gotham Gym at 1827 Purdy Ave in Miami Beach. For more information or to check out the class schedule, head to gothamgymnyc.com or follow them on Instagram at @gothamgym.

Already a staple in New York City, Gotham Gym has come to Miami Beach. The boxing and fitness destination has a home in Sunset Harbour.

Amazon Alexa on a table

54D Launches Its First Amazon Alexa Skill Amid Expansion Plans

Alexa, open 54D ON! 54D, the fitness brand known for delivering results in 54 days, just announced the launch of its first 54D ON skill via Amazon Alexa, where users will be able to workout and get inspiration from the brand’s founder Rodrigo Garduño.

“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to bring our program of 54D to the users of Amazon Alexa,” shared Garduño. "The 54D ON skill available on Amazon Alexa offers an easy and intuitive way to participate in our workout sessions for those curious about our brand and longtime 54D lovers alike."

54D is a human transformation brand created by former professional soccer player Rodrigo Garduño. The brand has scaled to be a global phenomenon within the fitness industry attracting followers from all over the world, including professional athletes, models, celebrities and more.

The skill is available only in Spanish, allowing Spanish speakers to learn about the brand and test out 10-minute workouts all while never leaving the house. Try workouts on Echo Show and Fire TV Stick, and experience daily motivational phrases on those devices as well as on Echo and Echo Dot.

54D has a physical studio in Miami, as well as in Mexico and Colombia. They also have an online program, 54D ON, which makes their workout routines accessible to those not able to attend their physical studios.

For more information about the new 54D ON skill for Amazon Alexa, visit amazon.com/es/alexa-skills.

Alexa, open 54D ON! 54D, the fitness brand known for delivering results in 54 days, just announced the launch of its first 54D ON skill via Amazon Alexa, where users will be able to workout and get inspiration from the brand’s founder Rodrigo Garduño.

High schoolers participating in Planet Fitness' Summer Pass Initiative in South Florida

Planet Fitness Invites High Schoolers to Work Out Free All Summer

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any Planet Fitness location in South Florida and across the country from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

High School Summer Pass, formally known as Teen Summer Challenge, was the first program of its kind when it launched in 2019, and saw more than 900,000 teens sign-up and complete more than 5.5 million workouts over a three-and-a-half-month period.

"We are excited to invite teens all summer long into our clubs across Miami,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing at Grand Fitness. “High schoolers have been one of the groups most at risk resulting from the pandemic, and we encourage them to stay active in the Judgement Free Zone to better their mental and physical health, both this summer and well into the future.”

In addition to free in-club training, the certified trainers at Planet Fitness have also designed 15 trainer-led workout videos and 10 downloadable workouts just for high schoolers, across all fitness levels. This content will be available on the Planet Fitness App and at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass starting May 16.

“As the leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and Judgement Free environment for high school students to improve their physical and mental wellness, particularly given the challenges they have and continue to face in the wake of the pandemic,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “Our study found that nearly all (92 percent) high school students agreed that when they are regularly physically active, they feel much better mentally. Fitness is about feeling good, too, and our hope is that High School Summer Pass empowers teens to create life-long workout habits to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives.”

To further motivate high schoolers to make fitness a priority, all participants are automatically entered into The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes to be the Florida winner of a $500 scholarship, or the grand prize winner of a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer. These scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs.

For more information on High School Summer Pass, including how to sign up for the free membership at any Planet Fitness location in Florida, visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any Planet Fitness location in South Florida and across the country from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

New Pilathon Pilates studio in Miami Shores

Pilathon Opens This Weekend in Miami Shores

The new Pilathon location in Miami Shores opens this weekend. Enjoy a new Pilates studio, new equipment, and new amenities, with the same Pilathon vibes!

Experience the new studio for yourself with complimentary classes all Saturday and Sunday morning.

There are also some grand opening opening deals:

  • First class is $45 and the second is free.
  • 3 private sessions for $280 with included access to the infrared sauna
  • Monthly memberships - 8 classes a month for $180⁠, 15 classes a month for $260⁠, 20 classes a month for $300⁠
  • Group class packages - ⁠ 5 classes for $200 ⁠- 10 classes for $320⁠⁠

The open house continues next weekend as well in celebration of International Pilates Day, which takes place on the first Saturday of May.

This is the second location for Pilathon. They also have a Wynwood studio at 2700 N. Miami Ave in Miami.

Find Pilathon Miami Shores at 8301 NE 2nd Avenue, right across The Citadel. Stay up to date by following them on Instagram @pilathon.

The new Pilathon location in Miami Shores opens this weekend. Enjoy a new studio, new equipment, and new amenities, with the same Pilathon vibes!

Students in a CorePower Yoga Class

CorePower Yoga Will Open This Thursday in Brickell

CorePower Yoga will be making its Florida debut when the Brickell studio opens in Miami on Thursday, May 5. Since its founding in 2002, CorePower Yoga has grown into the ultimate mind-body experience and has enriched communities throughout the country with its intensely physical workouts rooted in the mindfulness of yoga.

The new studio features two practice rooms with breathtaking views of the bay from floor-to-ceiling windows, locker rooms with showers, and curated retail. A schedule with a range of classes will appeal to all skill levels and promote proper alignment and anatomical movement to motivate students to sweat, flow, breathe and sculpt in a space among a community of like-minded individuals.

"Health and fitness are a central part of Miami's DNA, which is why it was a natural decision to open a new studio in Miami as our first foray in Florida," said Niki Leondakis, Chief Executive Officer, CorePower Yoga. "Our growth is fueled by our growing community of dedicated students who choose CorePower Yoga for their fitness journey, and the commitment of our passionate teachers who are excited to offer the transformational benefits of our unique brand of yoga in Miami."

CorePower's purpose and core values will be brought to life at the new studio in Miami through the instructors, classes with varying levels of heat and sweat, and curated playlists that capture the essence and mood of each class. Unlike traditional yoga, CorePower Yoga earned its reputation of physically intense workouts anchored in the mindfulness of yoga through a range of classes, from low intensity, foundational practices to high intensity, muscle-sculpting classes, and restorative methods that are practiced both on and off the mat.    

To welcome residents of Miami to the CorePower Yoga family, new students will receive two free weeks and those who sign up for a Founding All Access Membership will get 25 percent off the regular monthly rate for life. The All Access Membership offers unlimited in-person classes across CorePower Yoga's network of more than 220 locations in 22 states, unlimited access to its Live and On Demand platforms, priority in-studio booking, 15 percent off in-studio retail purchases, and access to members-only studio events. The new CorePower Yoga app offers personalized access to studio schedules, an unparalleled content library of virtual classes, personal fitness challenges based on goals, and more.

CorePower opened two new studios earlier this year in Manhattan Beach, CA and Midtown, New York City, NY, with nine more planned, including the Brickell location, in 2022.

The Brickell studio will be located at 25 SW 9th Street, CU-4, in Miami, and the hours of operation will be 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For the latest news, follow @corepoweryoga on Instagram or visit www.corepoweryoga.com.

CorePower Yoga will be making its Florida debut when the Brickell studio opens in Miami on Thursday, May 5. Since its founding in 2002, CorePower Yoga has grown into the ultimate mind-body experience and has enriched communities throughout the country with its intensely physical workouts rooted in the mindfulness of yoga.

Woman in a pool in a pink Elspiri swimsuit from their Summer 2022 collection

Miami Swimwear Brand Elspiri Debuts With Summer Collection

Elspiri is a new swimwear brand launching in the U.S. this summer and are based right here in Miami. Their first-ever swim and beach collection for Summer 2022 will feature colorful florals, bright solids and animal prints that reflect many of the tropical and oceanside colors reminiscent of Santorini and nearby islands.

“Elspiri celebrates individuality and diversity with adjustability and attention to detail to let your body tell your story,” said Juanita Carmet, Swim & Resortwear Designer for Elspiri. “Our feminine styles are designed to make you feel empowered and confident in your own skin.”

The body-positive swimsuits and beachwear evoke wanderlust towards the sea through their vibrant, coastal styles and versatile designs made for every body. The collection includes adjustable and supportive bikini tops with removable bra cups that come in four styles and seven different colors. Styles include:

  • Cora - a lace front bralette with a supportive band in tones such as plumbago and fantasy floral
  • Athena - an over the shoulder top with tie back, available in a painted animal print and bougainvillea pink
  • Lyra - a versatile cross back bralette available in white, sorbet, bougainvillea and painted animal colors
  • Ophelia - a triangle over the shoulder top, available in Greek blue and fantasy floral hues.

Elspiri’s bikini bottoms are available in three different styles and a range of colors, including: Thea, a high leg V-cut bottom available in bougainvillea, printed animal and fantasy floral colors; Maya, a high-waisted, high leg bottom available in plumbago and bougainvillea; and Zoe, a drawstring tie-side triangle bottom in sorbet, printed animal, Greek blue, and floral colors.

All bikini tops and bottoms are available in sizes small to extra-large, and can be mixed and matched. Bikini tops start at $79 and bikini bottoms start at $77.

For a little more coverage, Elspiri created two styles of one-piece swimsuits, including Chloe, a lace front piece with a deep V-cut back and adjustable straps, available in sorbet, bougainvillea, and painted animal tones. The Alexandra, is a cut-out, keyhole one piece with adjustable tie back strings and comes available in Greek blue and fantasy floral colors. One-piece swimsuits start at $165 for solid colors and $172 for prints.

In addition to swimwear, Elspiri is launching beachwear that complements its swimsuits or can be worn on their own as casual resort wear. From solid colored shirt dresses for a classic look, to sexy off-the-shoulder crop tops, the beach attire collection has something for everyone. 

When deciding on the collection’s materials to incorporate into the design, Carmet stated that “the brand strived to use quality fabrics from top mills in the industry to provide customers with the most value for their money. The human skin is the largest organ; we wanted to make sure we dressed it in premium fabrics.”

Elspiri is made with quick-dry, anti-pilling, and wrinkle-free premium Italian fabrics that maintain comfort, colorfastness, and elasticity. The beachwear collection is made with 100% Brazilian cotton and 100% viscose, giving each piece a linen appearance that is breathable, lightweight, soft and drapey. All fabrics used are OEKO-TEX® and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) certified.

To purchase Elspiri’s swimwear and beachwear or for more information, visit shopelspiri.com.

Elspiri is a new swimwear brand launching in the U.S. this summer and are based right here in Miami. Their first-ever swim and beach collection for Summer 2022 will feature colorful florals, bright solids and animal prints that reflect many of the tropical and oceanside colors reminiscent of Santorini and nearby islands.

Outside of a Silver Mirror Facial Bar, coming soon to Miami

Silver Mirror Facial Bar Announces Fall Launch in Miami

Silver Mirror Facial Bar is bringing its glowing concept Miami. Founded in New York City by Cindy Kim and Matt Maroone, Silver Mirror Facial Bar will be delivering its unique and customized facial treatments to Brickell later this year.

Started in 2016, Silver Mirror Facial Bar aspired to bring fast, effective, and affordable facials to the market. The company lives by three principles: (1) Love your skin (2) Respect your schedule and (3) Provide real results. The Miami location will span almost 1,800 square feet and include nine dedicated treatment stations, the largest for the brand.

“When looking for our first facial bar outside of NYC and Washington D.C., we felt Miami was the perfect next step outside of the northeast to embrace our fresh, modern approach to skincare,” said Maroone. “As a South Florida native, it’s always been my dream to bring our growing start-up to my hometown. From a skincare perspective, South Florida’s tropical climate presents unique skincare challenges, and we are excited to deliver dynamic, personalized solutions so that South Florida residents can feel confident about their skin.”

Silver Mirror Facial Bar offers a spectrum of luxury maintenance and targeted treatments, including the spa’s signature facials as well as add-ons, such as dermaplaning, hydradermabrasion, decompression massages, LED therapy, and chemical peels. In addition to à la carte facials, the brand offers a monthly membership platform that allows customers to prioritize their skincare needs, which includes discounts on services & skincare products, special give-a-ways and promotions, first access to new skincare technology and much more.

To continue an at-home maintenance program, the acclaimed facial bar also carries an extensive collection of the best medical-grade skincare and beauty products on the market today, including iS Clinical, Skinceuticals, Revision, Sanitas, Dr. Dennis Gross and Supergoop! among others.

The company is as passionate about healthy skin as it is about giving back, with a focus on education, healthcare, social justice and women’s economic-development opportunities. The company partners with nonprofits to donate a portion of Seasonal Facial proceeds to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Women’s World Banking, City Year and Experience Camp.

The new Brickell location will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, offering an easy solution for clients looking to pop in during lunch breaks or on their way home from work. Silver Mirror Facial Bar currently has locations in the Flatiron District and Upper East Side in New York City and in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. In addition to its Miami location, the company is opening additional locations in Bryant Park (NYC) and Navy Yard (Washington D.C.) in 2022.

Head to silvermirror.com to learn more or keep up with the new location at 115 SW 8th Street in Brickell.

Silver Mirror Facial Bar is bringing its glowing concept Miami. Founded in New York City by Cindy Kim and Matt Maroone, Silver Mirror Facial Bar will be delivering its unique and customized facial treatments to Brickell later this year.

OutFit members after class in Fort Lauderdale

OutFit Celebrates One Year of Mobile Fitness and Announces Expansion to East Broward

OutFit is celebrating one year of bringing outdoor workouts to the West Broward community. The mobile fitness franchise delivers 50-minute, circuit-style classes using public outdoor spaces and a van equipped with TRX training gear and a heart-pumping sound and light system. What better way to celebrate than by expanding services to include East Broward and adding yoga and Zumba classes!

Founder Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL and Founder of TRX®, launched the pilot program in West Broward in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of the fitness industry’s most seasoned trainers and innovators found themselves out of work and gyms closed everywhere. Hetrick brought together a team of veteran fitness industry executives to form OutFit.

“Our mission at OutFit is to deliver an inspiring, expertly-led boutique exercise experience that is convenient, fun, and affordable for the Broward County community,” said Hetrick. “With our pilot program, we tested and optimized OutFit’s robust programming and now we’re thrilled to scale it in East Broward. We have added even more classes for everyone of all skill levels to enjoy with the addition of yoga and Zumba classes.”

In addition to the new yoga and Zumba classes, OutFit’s diverse offerings now include signature HIIT (high intensity interval training) Strength Circuit, HIIT Cardio Circuit, Total HIIT Circuit, Tabata Circuit, Cardio Line Circuit, Strength Line Circuit, Interval Down Circuit, and 30/30 HIIT Circuit. Classes use a variety of equipment including TRX, kettlebells, strength bands & Bandits, power bags, Rip Trainers, jump ropes, and agility ladders to challenge members appropriately at all skill levels and make exercise fun. OutFit is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.

OutFit memberships are monthly and you can get your first class free when you download the app. OutFit gives back by offering free unlimited family memberships to all active duty municipal First Responders (Fire, Police, EMTs) and their immediate family members, in the communities that OutFit serves.

To learn more about OutFit, visit OutFitTraining.com.

OutFit is celebrating one year of bringing outdoor workouts to the West Broward community. The mobile fitness franchise delivers 50-minute, circuit-style classes using public outdoor spaces and a van equipped with TRX training gear and a heart-pumping sound and light system. What better way to celebrate than by expanding services to include East Broward and adding yoga and Zumba classes!

The Migenis Family from YouFit

Inaugural YouFit Lifts Program Kicks off April 30 Benefiting Nicklaus Children's Hospital

YouFit Lifts is an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country. The inaugural event, Benefit for Bradley, will raise funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

For Jose Migenis, Florida Regional Director for YouFit Gyms, Nicklaus Children's Hospital plays an important role. His son Bradley, who turned 3 on April 7, has been in the care of a team of specialists at the hospital since birth. Bradley was diagnosed with epilepsy, cortical vision impairment and cerebral palsy, conditions that affect his developmental abilities.

“It’s hard to put into words the immense amount of gratitude that my family and I have for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and YouFit Gyms,” says Migenis. “During the most critical time, the team at Nicklaus, provided our family with exceptional care and compassion.  As we continue through Bradley’s journey, we feel supported as we navigate the best options to provide Bradley with the best quality of life; and YouFit for their unconditional support and willingness to launch YouFit Lifts with their first event Benefit For Bradley, that will help so many other families in the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital community.”

Patrons who make a $15 donation will be entered to win a year membership as well as receive a 2-day pass to their YouFit Gyms location to participate in the Benefit For Bradley event. There will also be small bites to keep guests fueled pre- and post- workout.  Migenis along with his wife, Vilma, and of course, Bradley, will be making appearances at several Miami YouFit locations throughout the weekend.

YouFit will also launch Burpees for Bradley, a 39-burpee challenge. This number signifies the longest number of days in which Bradley has been seizure-free in the past year.  Burpees for Bradley will take place at all locations as well as on social media @YouFit, allowing anyone, anywhere to participate. Those participating in Burpees for Bradley via social media, can make a donation and are encouraged to tag #burpeesforbradley.

 “We are so grateful for YouFit’s support of the children and families in our community – families like Bradley’s who are committed to seeking the best possible medical care and a brighter future for their children,” says Matthew A. Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “Bradley is one of close to half a million patients who receive care at Nicklaus Children’s each year. This type of community support propels us forward in our vision of creating a healthy future for every child.” 

All proceeds raised from Benefit from Bradley will be donated to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about Benefit for Bradley, to sign up, or make a donation, visit nicklauschildrens.org/benefitforbradley. You can also follow Bradley’s journey at @vilmers on Instagram.

YouFit Lifts is an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country. The inaugural event, Benefit for Bradley, will raise funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

Attendees of Vegandale outside of the sign in Miami

Vegandale Returns to Miami on May 21

Vegandale is known as "North America's fastest growing vegan festival" and it returns to Miami on Saturday, May 21. This will be the first time the festival is here since 2019.

The festival will be held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park from 11 am - 7 pm. Vegandale is an experience that encompasses visual art, music, food, and spirits. Everything sold on-site - food, drink and merchandise - is 100% vegan. There will be nearly 100 vendors from across the country.

Event parking will be limited and can be reserved in advance. There will also be shuttle busses running or rideshare is strongly encouraged.

Tickets are available online now or will be available for an increased price at the door, on a first come first serve basis. Learn more at vegandalefest.com or on Instagram @vegandalefestival.

Vegandale is known as "North America's fastest growing vegan festival" and it returns to Miami on Saturday, May 21. This will be the first time the festival is here since 2019.

Girl wearing lululemon Like New Resale Program

lululemon 'Like New' Resale Program Expanding to South Florida Beginning on Earth Day

lululemon is taking their trade-in and resale program Like New nationwide. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, lululemon Like New will be available to all guests across the U.S., including right here in South Florida.

Through the program, lululemon guests can trade in pre-loved lululemon clothing in exchange for an e-gift card and shop resale products online at likenew.lululemon.com. If everyone bought one item used instead of new this year, it would save the equivalent of 18,700 dump trucks full of waste, the water of 1.25 billion showers, and the carbon equivalent to planting 66 million trees, according to a ThredUp Report.

"We are excited to expand lululemon Like New, our trade-in and resale program, to all guests across the U.S. beginning April 22," said Calvin McDonald, lululemon CEO. "Our successful two-state pilot in 2021 has led to this moment, as we continue to advance our Impact Agenda commitment to make 100% of our products with sustainable materials and end-of-use solutions by 2030."

lululemon’s Impact Agenda is a multi-year strategy to create an equitable, sustainable future, with a central vision to minimize environmental impact, contribute to a healthier world, and generate long-term value. 100% of lululemon Like New profits will be reinvested into sustainability initiatives.

Ready to trade in your gear? Bring good condition items to your local lululemon store, including Aventura Mall, Brickell City Centre, Lincoln Road, and Merrick Park. After reviewing your gear, you will receive an e-gift card for eligible items and you can take home items that are not accepted. The e-gift cards can be redeemed online and at the store. Gear ranges from a $5 credit for tops to a $25 credit for outerwear.

For more information on the program, check out likenew.lululemon.com/tradein.

lululemon is taking their trade-in and resale program Like New nationwide. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, lululemon Like New will be available to all guests across the U.S., including right here in South Florida.

New Bunda Studio in Miami, Florida

Build a Bigger, Better, Butt at Bünda in Coral Gables

Bünda, pronounced BOON-DUH, is Portuguese slang for "butt" and, you guessed it, their goal is to get you a better butt. Check out this studio in Coral Gables for a tough lower body workout that benefits your entire body.

The workout:

Every Bünda class is 50 minutes and consists of 3 rounds. Each round is half StairMaster and half resistance and strength training. Fun fact: Bünda is the world’s first group fitness studio to incorporate the Stairmaster! At Bünda, they believe that training the lower body often is the key to a total body change.

You should also know:

Bünda workout programs are backed by science and years of research. Studies have shown that frequent glute training burns more fat. Workouts are based on form and progressions, not intervals and intensity.

Their motto is "Better Butt, Better Body, Backed By Science."

What makes Bünda unique?

"BÜNDA workout programs are backed by science and years of research," said Katie Lunger, co-founder and co-creator of Bünda. "Studies have shown that frequent glute training burns more fat. We base our workout on form and progressions, not intervals and intensity. On the floor we use traditional resistance training methods and the stair master program focuses on maximum fat utilization instead of high intensity intervals which burn mostly sugar."

What do members like best?

Here are a few of their reviews:

  • "Love the combo of Stairmaster and weight training. I like that the focus is heavier weights because I know this makes more of a difference! Highly recommend!"
  • "Love that they focus on your form. Quality over quantity!"
  • "I really like their Classes. The instructors are excellent about correcting form and suggesting modifications for injuries."
  • "Amazing concept! Felt challenging but in a great way! Big on form over everything! Even on the stair master :)"
  • "Super challenging class but really rewarding. Focused on personal best and reps, not a certain time."
  • "Was my first time trying out this class and I loved it! Coach is very motivational and provides a lot of great insight regarding nutrition, form, etc. Really recommend it!"

The extras:

Bünda has showers and validates 75 minutes of parking for $1. They have Year Of Ours workout apparel for sale, as well as their own Bünda merch. You can even find their own equipment for class designed for the Bünda Patented floor stations.

How to join in:

Your first class at Bünda is free. They also have a new client special where you can get 3 classes for $30. After that, drop in classes are $30. Bünda also offers an unlimited monthly membership called The Bünda Journey for $199. Class packages are also available with a one year expiration.

Location:

The studio is located at 25 Merrick Way in Coral Gables. They also have other locations in California in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Where to find Bünda online:

Instagram: @trainbundamia @trainbunda

Website: www.trainbunda.com

Bünda, pronounced BOON-DUH, is Portuguese slang for "butt" and, you guessed it, their goal is to get you a better butt. Check out this studio in Coral Gables for a tough lower body workout that benefits your entire body.

Girl doing yoga at a CorePower Yoga class

CorePower Yoga Teases Brickell Opening With Free Events Throughout the City

CorePower Yoga is opening its first Florida studio right here in Miami at the beginning of May. To celebrate, they are hosting a handful of free events around Brickell. As we wait for the in-studio classes, check out these events below:

Find your Centre with CorePower Yoga @ Brickell City Centre

It’s time to find your center with CorePower Yoga! Grab your yoga mat & your yogi bestie for a FREE C2 class on Saturday, April 9 @ 8:30 am and FREE Bodyweight YS classes on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23 @ 9 am at Brickell City Centre. Make sure to RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

Lululemon Runclub

Calling all runners! This free run club includes private shopping and a post-run outdoor stretch with a CorePower Yoga instructor to celebrate the Miami studio opening! Lace up your sneakers and meet us on Sunday, April 10, Sunday, April 17 and Sunday, April 24 at Brickell City Centre. RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

CorePower Yoga at Citizens Miami

You can do yoga just about anywhere...including Miami’s ground-breaking new culinary market (600 NW 1st Ave)! On Tuesday, April 19, Thursday, April 21 and Sunday, April 24 at 9 am and get ready to experience some of CorePower Yoga’s fan-favorite classes, followed by exclusive tastings of Miami-based bites. Free to the public, but please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

CorePower Yoga shares the transformative power of yoga with every mind, every body, everywhere. With over 200 (223 to be exact) locations in 22 states and virtual live-streaming and video on-demand classes, they offer a physically intense workout that is rooted in the mindfulness of yoga.

CorePower Yoga will at 25 SW 9th Street in Brickell. Stay tuned for more details about the studio opening.

CorePower Yoga is opening its first Florida studio right here in Miami at the beginning of May. To celebrate, they are hosting a handful of free events around Brickell. As we wait for the in-studio classes, check out these events below:

New Legacy Headquarters in Wynwood, Miami

Legacy Fit Opens New Wynwood Gym and Brand Headquarters

Open now in the Strata Wynwood building, Legacy has a new headquarters and gym in the Wynwood neighborhood. In the 7,000 square foot space, members can expect the same tough Partner Interval Training (PIT) workouts, state-of-the-art equipment, and no-day-off culture.

"No days off" is Legacy's motto and a reminder to put yourself first, and now it is hanging from the ceiling as a giant neon sign and embedded in the turf of the new space.

"In 2008, I had a vision for the brand, and although we have faced obstacles over the years, the commitment to that vision has never wavered. Our team, our members and myself as a person have grown tremendously in the last 14 years, yet each day still feels like we are just touching the surface of our potential as a company and the leader in group fitness," said Manning Sumner, CEO and founder of Legacy.

"The opening of this new location is another huge milestone in Legacy's ever growing journey and we feel it will give us the proper platform to innovate and influence the fitness industry in a significant way. Until my last breath, I will continue to dedicate my time to empower those around me to be the best selves they can be and inspire people to never take a day off on themselves."

Known for their partner workouts, classes here challenge opposing muscle groups to help improve speed, power, endurance, and metabolic rate. Now members will have access to recovery options following their workout, including cold plunges, a sauna, and an IV suite for injectable therapies. Coming soon is the Pit Stop, for post-workout beverages that include smoothies, wine, and beer.

Other amenities include a locker room with large showers and dressing space, and on-site parking. Your first class is free!

Legacy now has six locations throughout South Florida, including in Coral Gables, Doral, Kendall, Pembroke Pines, and Fort Lauderdale. Follow them on Instagram at @nodaysoff or @legacyfitwynwood for up to date information.

Open now in the Strata Wynwood building, Legacy has a new headquarters and gym in the Wynwood neighborhood. In the 7,000 square foot space, members can expect the same tough Partner Interval Training (PIT) workouts, state-of-the-art equipment, and no-day-off culture.