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Kait Vadenais

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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54D Heros Program

54D Recognizes Global Frontline Workers with “Heroes” Initiative

54D will be rewarding frontline workers for their extraordinary effort during the current COVID-19 pandemic by granting nominees free access to their online program.

Launched March 12, the “Heroes” initiative will offer frontline workers the possibility to get their daily exercise done safely at home while they continue pushing forward in face of the current challenges. 54D will grant 5,400 select candidates access to their signature online program 54D ON. The first selected participants will join the Gen 16 starting March 29, with thousands of other frontline workers joining during the course of several successive generations of 54D ON.

“Throughout all of 2020, we have seen how millions of brave women and men from all over the world have risen to face the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Rodrigo Garduño, founder at 54D. “It is now time to recognize their gargantuan effort, by providing them a platform to reward themselves for all of the love and dedication they have provided to others, caring for their lives.”

Frontline participants of 54D ON will be guided every single day with daily tasks, with the 54D team monitoring their progress and activity through the platform. 54D ON delivers results through a no-excuses, full-commitment approach to fitness.  The first selected participants will join 54D ON’s 16th Generation, starting March 29 with thousands of other frontline workers joining during the course of several successive generations of 54D ON

“This is the best way for us to say ‘thank you’ to all of the frontline workers who have put their lives on hold for a full year, sacrificing their own needs for the sake of others,” said Garduño “We are a global human transformation movement, therefore those caring for other people’s lives deserve our utmost respect”.

54D's 9-week online program is divided into three specialized areas including physical training, as well as tutorials on nutrition and recovery. The program was developed to offer existing members and newcomers an opportunity to follow the brand’s high-intensity programs from anywhere around the globe at any time of day.

The call is now open to frontline workers from all over the world at www.54d.com/heroes. Friends and family of frontline workers will be able to nominate their heroes using the hashtag #54Dheroes, to be considered for 5,400 free 54D ON programs.  

“We want to thank all of the frontline workers for not giving up, for being our heroes,” said 54D CEO Omar Yunes. “This is why we want to recognize them with a free transformation program, as a way of thanking them for their strength, commitment and courage, focused on saving lives every day.”

54D currently has locations in Coral Gables, Colombia, and Mexico, and recently announced plans for a second South Florida location in the Miami Design District as part of its U.S. expansion plans.


54D will be rewarding frontline workers for their extraordinary effort during the current COVID-19 pandemic by granting nominees free access to their online program.

Wing for Life Race 2021

Wings For Life World Run Goes Virtual Again for 2021

Global fundraising run Wings for Life will be held on May 9, 2021, virtually through their app. While participants will be running alone, the app connects the global field of participants and offers an integrated listening experience.

“I think it's great that the Wings for Life World Run is happening this year no matter what. This means runners already have a goal and motivation at the start of the 2021 running season, both of which are incredibly important for regular training”, said Sebastian Coe, President of World Athletics. “Running has become an important outlet for many people, especially during these challenging times. And the event also links participants virtually across all national borders. This has always been an important responsibility of sport.”

During the Wings for Life World Run, all runners and wheelchair users start at exactly the same time of 11:00 UTC. 30 minutes after the start gun, the Catcher Car gets going and starts its chase of participants. It will gradually get faster and pass participant after participant. Once passed by the Catcher Car, you have successfully completed the run. Everyone is a finisher in the Wings for Life World Run. 

Since 2014, the Wings for Life World Run community has been running together every May for those who can't. Whether as part of a Flagship Run, Organized App Run, or simply individually by taking part with the App, with their entry fees, the runners and wheelchair users support the Wings for Life foundation with the goal to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. 

“I’m really looking forward to this year and the Wings for Life World Run. Not only because we do good together, but also because it is incredible fun being part of the run,” said Anita Gerhardter, CEO of Wings for Life. “Covid-19 presented us with many restrictions. Fortunately, many of them are only temporary. People with spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, have to struggle with severe limitations throughout their lives. We want to change that. That’s why I’m excited about anyone joining us on May 9 and helping us to find a cure.” 

So far, a total of 700,000 registered participants from 195 nations has been recorded, 4.3 million miles have been run and close to $36 million have been received by Wings for Life in the form of entry fees and donations.

Set your own personal goal, sign up for this year’s race, or find out more information at their website www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.


Global fundraising run Wings for Life will be held on May 9, 2021, virtually through their app. While participants will be running alone, the app connects the global field of participants and offers an integrated listening experience.

House of Transformation Miami

Find Your Home at House of Transformation in Miami

House of Transformation is making it easy for you to start living a more healthy lifestyle. Regardless of where you are at in your fitness journey, House of Transformation will help you thrive.

Located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami, House of Transformation falls right in between group fitness and personal training. They call their style assisted coaching and it means more customization and accountability at a more affordable price point.

The magic behind the transformations at this gym is the strategy that the owners and trainers put into creating a healthy lifestyle. During the first session, an InBody machine is used to determine body fat percentage and set a realistic goal. All new members start with a three-week introductory plan meant to get them comfortable with both the gym and a regular workout routine.

"From there, it is all about making the process as simple as possible so that it becomes a ritual for someone," said House of Transformation owner and coach Luis Buron.

All members have a custom workout to follow based on their own personal goals and needs. Workouts are provided to members via an app and are updated every three weeks. The goal of programming that way is to foster comfortability and encourage progressive overloading, which Buron says is how the real body recomposition takes place. Over time, members are encouraged to add components to their routine, including setting nutritional goals or incorporating outside workouts. 

Personal connection is very important at House of Transformation and even the floor coaches are very hands-on. At any given time, there is one trainer on the floor to a maximum of 4 trainees, and they are assisting members with weights and form.  In addition to the assisted coaching, there is also the option to train one-on-one with a personal trainer.

"What I love about the House is that we don’t have anything special. Yet when you look at our schedule almost every single hour is sold out," said Buron. "The value we provide is different - it’s the energy and connection you feel when you walk in, the clarity in the plan specifically for you, and the certainty of creating change because we test our strategies. We don’t sell you a result, we invite you to the journey."

Coaching is available on a package basis at $29 per session and there are no contracts or minimum commitments. Right now new members get their first two sessions free.

Keep things simple and check out House of Transformation at 350 NE 24th St Unit 102 in Miami, online at houseot.com or on Instagram at @house.of.transformation.

House of Transformation is making it easy for you to start living a more healthy lifestyle. Regardless of where you are at in your fitness journey, House of Transformation will help you thrive. Located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami, House of Transformation falls right in between group fitness and personal training. They call their style assisted coaching and it means more customization and accountability at a more affordable price point.

Ky Evans Fitness Trainer

Celebrity Trainer Ky Evans is Sharing His Experience Through the Group Fitness Academy

Ky Evans has a long background in fitness and now he is bringing his expertise to the Miami community. While he can be found coaching at FORM50 Fitness in Midtown, Evans also has a lot going on as a group fitness strategist and Chief Educational Officer for Group Fitness Academy. 

Evans, a trained ballet dancer who minored in ballet in college, translated his love of movement to a passion for fitness. In Los Angeles, Evans grew his following and regularly had month-long waiting lists for his classes. His client roster included names like Ronda Rousey, Jonathan Van Ness, and Paris Hilton. 

“I was homeless for a few years in Los Angeles, living in and out of my car up to the age of 34, battling a few demons,” said Evans. “It was group fitness that saved me.  It gave me hope and that’s what I want to instill in everyone else – hope, that if you’re brave enough to fail in front of strangers, you really can do anything.”

Most recently pre-COVID, Evans had been traveling the country helping group fitness coaches and owners through in-studio private seminars. He is interested in giving back to the fitness community by sharing his knowledge, experience, and even missteps with other instructors and studio owners around the world. That was his goal in co-founding Group Fitness Academy (GFA), a source for on-demand online courses and strategy sessions for fitness professionals.

Through GFA, Evans and his team are transforming trainers into “enterTRAINers” by helping them design their own branded workout experience, create their own loyal following, and improve their retention and attrition rates.

“I made a lot of mistakes in my career and I’ve definitely learned from them and now I want to give back and help other coaches not make those same mistakes,” said Evans. “I had to hit rock bottom in Austin and lose everything to realize the purpose of being a true coach.”

While Evans had a phase of never wanting to share his knowledge, he is now happy to mentor coaches, clients, and owners, and empower them. He believes in always being at the service of his community and strives to create an all-inclusive fitness industry where every BODY is welcome. Evans also thinks that there is no greater time than today’s uncertain climate to come together as a fitness community. 

“I’m looking forward to people coming back to workout in studios and gyms.  Don’t get me wrong I love online workouts and education… But there is something that just can’t be replaced by being in person and together,” said Evans, who is planning upcoming rooftop workouts and coaching retreats at the Moxy Hotel in South Beach.

“And of course – I’m looking forward to exploring the fitness and food scene in Miami.  I definitely plan to get out to Muscle Beach and check out a lot of the boutique fitness studios all around. I couldn’t love this community more!  Everyone is amazing – there is so much talent among the coaches, clients, and brands.  I’ve been welcomed with open arms among the fitness community in Miami and I couldn’t be more grateful."

More information on Ky Evans and the Group Fitness Academy can be found on Instagram, KyEvans.com, and Facebook.

Ky Evans has a long background in fitness and now he is bringing his expertise to the Miami community. While he can be found coaching at FORM50 Fitness in Midtown, Evans also has a lot going on as a group fitness strategist and Chief Educational Officer for Group Fitness Academy. 

JETSET Miami Edgewater Studio

JETSET MIAMI to Open New Location in Edgewater

JETSET MIAMI is partnering with the Centner Family to open their newest and fifth location in Edgewater, Miami. Located at 2063 Biscayne Blvd, 2nd Floor, this follows the opening of JETSET’s largest studio in Sunset Harbour last September. 

Leila and David Centner, founders of the David and Leila Centner Family Foundation Inc. and Centner Academy, have partnered with JETSET MIAMI, becoming one of the company’s newest investors and part-owner. 

“We felt Edgewater is a perfect spot to continue our growth in the core Miami market:  Edgewater is central and has seen a tremendous increase in the population of younger professionals and families,” said Tamara Galinsky, founder of JETSET MIAMI.

JETSET MIAMI uses custom reformers to merge strength training, Pilates, and cardio in a modern Pilates method. The studio creates its own training program and holds training for new instructors every three months. 

The company currently has four other studios located throughout Miami, in Brickell, South Miami, Miami Beach, and Sunset Harbour. Reformers at all studios have been spaced apart to respect clients’ personal space, health, and safety during the COVID pandemic. 

“JETSET method is particularly growing during this pandemic as it allows customers to stay on their dedicated JETSET reformer, and feel safe, all while experiencing one of the most effective full-body conditioning fitness classes available today,” stated Galinsky. “Classes are small with 10- 12 people per class.” 

Look out for pre-opening specials! For more information on JETSET MIAMI, head to www.jetsetmiami.com or check them out on Instagram at @jetset_miami_pilates.

JETSET MIAMI is partnering with the Centner Family to open their newest and fifth location in Edgewater, Miami. Located at 2063 Biscayne Blvd, 2nd Floor, this follows the opening of JETSET’s largest studio in Sunset Harbour last September. 

F45 Training Brickell Miami

F45 Training is Coming to Brickell at the End of the Month

F45 Training will be opening in Brickell at 923 Brickell Avenue at the end of this month. An official grand opening event is targeted for Saturday, February 20, and will feature local vendors and a live DJ. This will be the gym franchise’s newest location in Miami.

For those not familiar with F45 Training, the concept is a functional, full-body workout done within a time-efficient, 45-minute session. The high-intensity group workouts are results-driven with the goal to improve energy levels, metabolic rate, strength, and endurance.

Every F45 gym across the globe does the same daily workout, with specific days focusing on cardio training and others focused on strength training. There is enough variety that no two workouts are ever the same.

The 4,000 square foot Brickell facility will also have showers and restrooms, as well as cubby storage bins and a retail counter with apparel. While there is no parking on-site, valet will be available at the Plaza Apartment building for $5.

The most popular membership is the monthly unlimited which gives members access to classes 7 days a week. There are also class packages available and first-timers can take advantage of the $7 for 7 days introductory offer.

Of course, healthy and safety will be at the forefront of F45’s opening, with procedures in place to ensure that your workout is as safe as can be.

“This fitness boutique is a community. It’s fun, trendy, intense, and you come out feeling like you performed at your peak with a healthy endorphin rush and a bit of euphoria you carry with you the rest of the day,” says Jack Coffey, head trainer at F45 Brickell.

For more information on the workout or the grand opening, check out https://f45training.com/brickell/home or on Instagram at @f45_training_brickell.

F45 Training will be opening in Brickell at 923 Brickell Avenue at the end of this month. An official grand opening event is targeted for Saturday, February 20, and will feature local vendors and a live DJ. This will be the gym franchise’s newest location in Miami.

Pura Vida South Florida

Pura Vida Continues to Expand, Opens Location in West Palm Beach

Pura Vida opened their sixth all-day cafe location in West Palm Beach this winter.   The opening of this new outpost arrives on the heels of Pura Vida’s latest opening on West Avenue in Miami Beach this past October, as the brand looks to continue growing its footprint across South Florida.

Located at 460 S Rosemary Avenue, Pura Vida West Palm Beach will inhabit 2,500 square feet of the newly rebranded Rosemary Square. This location is designed in Pura Vida’s signature breezy aesthetic that includes a cornerless NanaWall for a truly indoor-outdoor experience.

What began as a side passion project in 2012 for founder Omer Horev, has grown into a wellness hub for South Floridians, providing an array of all-day breakfast menu items, superfood smoothies, fresh juices, flavorful salads, wraps, and bowls, along with a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan sweet treats, sourced using all local and organic ingredients whenever available.

Pura Vida was originally established in Miami Beach and has since launched several locations in the Miami Design District, Edgewater, South Beach, in Coral Gables at the University of Miami, and in West Avenue in Miami Beach. 

 “We are so excited about the debut of our West Palm Beach location, especially in such a walkable area like Rosemary Square,” states Horev, Chief Executive Officer at Pura Vida. “This marks Pura Vida’s first cafe outside of Miami and a huge milestone for the Pura Vida brand. We have always had big plans in the works for expansion, and it’s great to see those come to fruition while continuing to positively impact the local economy.”

“At Pura Vida, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming space, where visitors can enjoy healthy and nourishing dishes, sourced from the highest quality ingredients,” states Jennifer Horev, Chief Brand Officer at Pura Vida. "This year, our brand has shown how strong and resilient we are, and we can't wait to welcome residents and visitors of West Palm Beach, and the surrounding area into our space to experience what we have to offer."

 Pura Vida plans to welcome three more locations in the coming months including establishments in Aventura, Bay Harbour, and Las Olas. Pura Vida West Palm Beach is located at 460 S Rosemary Ave., Suite 186, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Hours of operation will be 8 AM - 4 PM daily with both delivery and pick up available through the Pura Vida app. For more information, please visit www.PuraVidaMiami.com


Pura Vida opened their sixth all-day cafe location in West Palm Beach this winter. The opening of this new outpost arrives on the heels of Pura Vida’s latest opening on West Avenue in Miami Beach this past October, as the brand looks to continue growing its footprint across South Florida.

Carrot Express South Florida

Carrot Express Opens In Downtown Dadeland and Announces Expansion Plans Across South Florida

Carrot Express opened their doors in Downtown Dadeland this week, bring their nourishing foods to South Miami in a 7th location. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

The Downtown Dadeland location is 1,800 square feet featuring indoor and outdoor seating as well as takeout and delivery. The space will incorporate the similar relaxed atmosphere of Carrot Express featuring their branded colors of orange and green.

The menu has something for every kind of dietary restriction including a wide range of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, fresh pressed juices and smoothies.

Laufer is thrilled to grow the wholesome legacy throughout South Florida. “We are so excited for this new chapter of Carrot Express! We feel a lot of the neighborhoods we’re expanding to (like Downtown Dadeland) are lacking in healthier cuisine and we want to help fill that void,” he shared.

By the end of February 2021, the healthy empire looks to unveil their first location outside of Miami in Boca Raton. Later this year, additional outposts will debut in CityPlace Doral, Brickell, Weston, Kendall, and Fort Lauderdale. Currently, Carrot Express has locations in Downtown Miami, Midtown, South Beach, North Beach, Aventura, Coral Gables and Miami Shores.

Laufer also added, “People are becoming more conscious about what we put into our bodies and we want to help support their healthy choices.”

Downtown Dadeland is located at 8880 SW 72nd Pl., Kendall, FL 33156. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 11 am until 9 pm. Deliver and takeout orders can be made directly through the Carrot Express website or via ChowNow, Toast, Postmates, UberEats and GrubHub.

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

Carrot Express opened their doors in Downtown Dadeland this week, bring their nourishing foods to South Miami in a 7th location. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

Spin Studios South Florida

9 Spin Studios to Try in South Florida in 2021

Take a break from your Peloton classes and check out one of these nine studios for a spin class in 2021.

RedBike

(Pictured Above) Inspired by the Magic City itself, find the culture and sounds of Miami in a class at RedBike. Join the RedPack for weekly all-Latin rides or check out their new outdoor classes on the Miami River in Brickell.

  • Locations: Midtown, Brickell 

SoulCycle

Tap it back at the spin studio everyone needs to try at least once. Find out why the devoted set their alarms for Mondays at noon to book their weekly classes. Check out SoulOutside on Miami Beach for an outdoor class.

  • Locations: Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Brickell 

Equinox

Cycle Beats will have you moving to the beat in a high-intensity class. Cycle Power brings the unpredictability of real roads for a results-driven ride.

  • Locations: Coral Gables, South Beach, Brickell, Brickell Heights 

Rukus Cycling

Step into the Cyclearena for a sweat-intensive workout at Rukus Cycling. Try the Rukus ImPulse classes and travel through five heart rate zones with RPMs dictated by the rhythm. Can't make a designated class time? Ride on-demand in a private room at the studio.

  • Location: Coral Gables 

CycleBar

Find a CycleBar near you and rock your ride regardless of your indoor cycling experience. With classes for just about every mood, take a Performance class if you're feeling competitive, or unplug with a Connect ride that has you riding to the beat.

  • Locations:  Aventura, Doral, Pembroke Pines, West Kendall, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Davie, and Boca Raton

VirtuRide

Ride roads across the world on bikes that simulate the motion of the outdoors at VirtuRide. A mega screen projects the views and your bike tilts, inclines, and declines for a realistic outdoor riding experience indoors.

  • Location: North Miami Beach 

Ride Element

RE-charge your body and RE-discover your strength at Ride Element. In addition to their regular schedule of varied classes, don't miss their pop up activations across Fort Lauderdale for unique spin experiences. If you're in the studio, be sure to grab some cold brew coffee or kombucha on tap.

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale 

Revolve Fitness

RealRyder bikes are the star of the show at Revolve Fitness. Enjoy a full-body workout experience with bikes that move. The extra mobility works you across three planes of movement and gives you variety you can't get on a traditional stationary bike.

  • Location: Coral Springs 

Spenga

Spenga is perfect if you like to mix spin into a well-balanced routine. Classes here incorporate spin, weights, and yoga for a 60-minute session that promises to maximize your results.

  • Locations: Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton


Take a break from your Peloton classes and check out one of these nine studios for a spin class in 2021.

Chainwork Physio North Miami

Injury Doesn't Stand a Chance with Chainwork in North Miami

Get back to your quality of life with help from Chainwork in North Miami. A physical rehabilitation facility, Chainwork prioritizes musculoskeletal resilience and durability, empowering the body to sustain and optimize movement.

Chainwork mixes traditional, proven techniques with cutting-edge theory and technology which creates a wide range of services for patients.  Chainwork is located in the space adjacent to ADAPT. Both facilities are in the same building and share some of the same common spaces meaning clients have easy access to therapy, recovery, fitness, and other services.

Some of their traditional services include stretch therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, and physical therapy. Some of their more cutting-edge services include:

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Cuff-assisted muscle training used to prevent venous return while maintaining arterial outflow via low-load training

Cupping

Decompression used to alleviate pain associated with myofascial adhesions and soft tissue restrictions

Normatec Recovery System

Minimize post-workout soreness with sequential compression sleeves for upper and lower extremities

Gameready

Cold compression system to control inflammation and soreness

Compex Electrical Stimulation

Sensory nerve stimulation (TENS), motor nerve stimulation, neuromuscular re-education (NMES)

Chainwork also offers recovery services including a recovery lounge, sauna, and cold plunge.

Check out Chainwork at 14901 NE 20th Avenue in North Miami or online at chainworkphysio.com.


Get back to your quality of life with help from Chainwork in North Miami. A physical rehabilitation facility, Chainwork prioritizes musculoskeletal resilience and durability, empowering the body to sustain and optimize movement.

Miami Pilates Studios and Classes

10 Miami Pilates Studios You Need to Try in 2021

Looking to develop long lean muscles, strengthen your core, and improve your posture? Grab your grip socks and head to one of these nine can't-miss Pilates classes in South Florida.

Tremble Pilates

Tremble is committed to making stronger, healthier, and more flexible bodies and minds. Workouts range from 45 minutes to an hour of reformer fun with full-body signature classes or lower or upper body focused classes. Check out their newest location inside Anatomy Midtown.

  • Locations: Miami Beach, North Miami, Coral Gables, Midtown

JetSet Pilates

JetSet classes deliver resistance conditioning, cardio, and Pilates all in one non-stop, 50-minute class. Create a more sculpted you by working your muscles to failure on their custom reformer. As they say on their website, the best things in life make you sweat!

  • Locations: Sunset Harbour, Brickell, South Miami, Miami Beach

Club Pilates

Club Pilates can be found across South Florida with a range of class offerings. Try CP F.I.T. for a bootcamp-style, face-paced class designed to enjoy maximized results and burn more calories in less time. 

  • Locations: Brickell, Coral Gables, Sunny Isles, South Miami, Aventura, Doral, Hollywood Beach, Kendall

Solidcore

Your core will be the focus during Solidcore’s high-energy sequencing on their custom reformer called Sweatlana. The blue studio lights and playlist full of recent jams will almost distract you from what has been called the hardest workout.

  • Locations: Aventura, Midtown, Boca Raton

Transition Pilates

Transition your mind and transition your body at Transition Pilates. You might spend time on a reformer, tower, or chair at this studio. Transition Pilates also offers pre and post-natal Pilates classes.

  • Location: Coral Gables

Pilates in the Grove

This studio wants to empower you to live the healthy, pain-free, and fit lifestyle you deserve. Class will leave you feeling strong, stretched, and energized so you can get into the best shape of your life.

  •  Locations: Coconut Grove and South Miami

Pilates One

Pilates One incorporates springs, pulleys, straps, and other props during classes to keep your body evolving. Strengthen while gaining flexibility and never get bored. Try their CIRCUIT 3A’s: Arms, Abs, Ass class to sculpt those desired places.

  •  Location: Coconut Grove

Breathe Pilates

Small class sizes at Breathe Pilates keep the focus on you and your form as you revisit the basics and work on your mind-body practice. Their Cardio Jumpboard Reformer class will leave you smiling after a series of movements based around a jumping platform at the end of your reformer get your heart rate up. 

  • Location: MIMO

Code of Life

Correct your alignment while shaping your body at Code of Life. The Pilates principles guide all classes, including their fast-paced Hardcore Pilates class. Move to the rhythm of the music and be prepared to sweat during these energetic classes.

  • Location: Key Biscayne

Pilathon

Pilathon is a mainstay in Miami's Pilates scene. Along with their virtual offering, Pilates boasts a nine class lineup on their schedule ranging from traditional reformer Pilates to "Abs-Oh-Glutely" and everything in between.

  • Location: Wynwood

Looking to develop long lean muscles, strengthen your core, and improve your posture? Grab your grip socks and head to one of these nine can't-miss Pilates classes in Miami. 

2021 Miami Yoga Studios

8 Must-Try Miami Yoga Studios in 2021

Take a break from the daily hustle and enjoy some time to quiet the mind and strengthen your body at one of these Miami yoga studios. Your mind and body will thank you.

Ahana Yoga

There is something for everyone at Ahana Yoga, where instructors will take you through anything from sun salutations and twisting to inversions and chanting depending on the class. Find Ahana Yoga at Paradise Plaza in the Design District for outdoor classes.

  • Location: Design District

Wynwood Yoga

Wynwood Yoga has two studios, one heated and one room temperature, for a variety of classes including Hot Candlelit Yin, and Warm Vinyasa Flow. For extra energy, try Agni yoga. This fast-paced heated vinyasa class promises intensity as you remember your inner and outer strength.

  • Location: Wynwood

Turquoise Floating Yoga

This mobile studio takes your practice onto the water with Standup Paddleboard Yoga. Take one of the weekly yoga classes or schedule your own private session and enjoy the views that can only come with being on the water in Miami.

  • Location: Brickell and Homestead

SOL YOGA

SOL YOGA's mantra is "to feel good here" with the goal of helping you be a more balanced and grateful being both on and off the yoga mat. Their infrared-heated studio means the heat penetrates beyond your skin to reach your internal organs for a full-body, cellular detox while you stretch and flow.

  • Location: Wynwood and Fort Lauderdale

Exhale 

Experience mindful movement and inspiring flows in one of Exhale's yoga classes. Breathe through poses that will leave you a little stronger, a little sweatier, and a lot more relaxed than before class. Take advantage of South Florida's beautiful weather with outdoor classes on the pool deck, terrace, or beach depending on the location!

  • Location: Brickell, Bal Harbour, and South Beach

Casa Vinyasa

Classes at Casa Vinyasa are geared for beginners, the seasoned yogi, athletes, weekend warriors, and the yoga-curious. Heated classes use Infrared heating while some of their non-heated classes include Restorative, Yogalete, and Yin Classes.

  • Location: South Miami

Modo Yoga

All classes at Modo Yoga are based on the Modo series – a dynamic system of postures and breathing exercises specifically designed to be practiced in the heat. Every class is a cardiovascular workout intended to strengthen, tone, and loosen the muscles while calming the mind and reducing stress. 

  • Location: Miami Beach

Green Monkey Yoga

Green Monkey Yoga is a Miami Beach staple since 2009. They encourage their community to live their practice beyond the walls of the studio. Check out their Weekend Warriors class on Sunday mornings and start your week with challenging, inspiring fun. You are only one class away from a better you.

  • Location: Miami Beach

Take a break from the daily hustle and enjoy some time to quiet the mind and strengthen your body at one of these Miami yoga studios. Your mind and body will thank you.

Barre Studios South Florida

7 South Florida Barre Studios to Try in 2021

You don’t need to have dance experience to enjoy the benefits that come along with barre workouts. Here are eight barre studios around South Florida to try in 2021.

Pure Barre

At Pure Barre, you can start with a Foundations intro class to learn the barre technique before moving onto tougher classes like Empower and Reform for a proper challenge no matter your level.

  • Locations: Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, and East and West Boca Raton

Sweat Studio

This studio is heated to spike your heart rate and ensure a good sweat. The barre-less barre class will dynamically have you moving in all ranges of motion in order to burnout each muscle group.

  • Location: North Miami

barre3

Feel empowered after a full-body, balanced workout at barre3 combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. Meet yourself where you’re at and go after your goals with self-love!

  • Location: Boca Raton

The Bar Method

The Bar Method is proud of their signature technique and claims it's the most-efficient way to reshape your body. Using many class types such as Bar Move and Bar Express, there is a challenging (and safe!) workout for everyone!

  • Location: South Miami

exhale

Strengthen and lengthen in a peaceful environment with amazing views at exhale. Enjoy their signature approach to barre with sustained holds and micro movements both in the studio or on the beach.

  • Locations: Brickell, Bal Harbour, and South Beach

Barre Envy

Barre Envy's Classic class may be traditional, but their classes such as Barre-lesque and Barre Rhythm are anything but, blending other disciplines with traditional barre techniques.

  • Location: Delray Beach

The Barre Code

Pulse and shake at The Barre Code and take class knowing that you will use a variety of different props and the routine will constantly change, all while enjoying high-energy playlists.

  • Location: Edgewater

You don’t need to have dance experience to enjoy the benefits that come along with barre workouts. Here are eight barre studios around South Florida to try in 2021.

Athletix Rehab Recovery Deerfield Beach

Get Back in the Game at the Newest Athletix Rehab & Recovery Location in Deerfield Beach

Athletix Rehab & Recovery, a boutique physical therapy clinic with locations in Coral Gables and Davie, opened its third location in Deerfield Beach at the end of last year. This new location is located inside D1 Sports Training. 

In order to expedite clients’ return to play, Athletix focuses on functional rehabilitation with an emphasis on manual therapy, corrective exercise, performance-based sport-specific exercise, and postural realignment. 

D1 Deerfield Beach is a 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that includes top-of-the-line strength and performance equipment, an expansive turf, a half basketball court, and a specialized lacrosse training area. D1 Sports Training offers superior performance and fitness training to athletes of all ages and skill levels. 

Some of the services that Athletix offers include sports physical therapy, stretching, spinal manipulation, and massage therapy. With a variety of techniques and amenities available, Athletix can help with maintenance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. Their exercise recovery services help decrease recovery time and optimize future performance. 

Athletix physical therapists have all graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are state-licensed. While the Athletix team has extensive experience treating athletes from various disciplines, including professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, USA Olympics, and more, they accept patients with all different conditions.

Upon booking an appointment, the doctors at Athletix first conduct a physical therapy evaluation to determine the root cause of your impairment. From there, they create a customized plan of care to get you back in the game. 

Athletix Rehab & Recovery is located at 1401 Green Road, Suites D/E/F in Deerfield Beach. For more information, check out their website at athletixrehab.com or follow them on Instagram at @athletixrehab


Athletix Rehab & Recovery, a boutique physical therapy clinic with locations in Coral Gables and Davie, opened its third location in Deerfield Beach at the end of last year. This new location is located inside D1 Sports Training. 

Ironside Miami Glassbox

Glassbox Invites Wellness-preneurs to a New Space in Miami Ironside

Glassbox is 3,500 square feet of light-filled space with the goal of helping local health and fitness entrepreneurs cultivate their communities. Located in Miami Ironside, Glassbox offers inspiration for all types of mindful wellness experiences.

Glassbox was neutrally curated to allow itself to serve as a clean canvas for all creators to utilize the space for their individual offerings. Some of the features of Glassbox include floor to ceiling windows, a wraparound balcony, and the ability to open up to three sides.

The space is equipped with hi-speed wifi, a SONOS sound system for easy airplay, and an auxiliary cord setup for DJ or external players. There are three onsite bathrooms, two showers, and a refillable water station. Street parking is complimentary and the North Side parking lot also has 80 paid parking spaces available.

Wellness-preneurs can safely host clients, workshops, and more on an hourly basis. This large, open air space is perfect even during COVID. Glassbox has the ability to fit up to 45 mats while still maintaining social distancing regulations. The in-house cleaning team uses natural, hospital-grade solutions both before and after studio use. Masks are also required to enter the space and at event check-ins.

Glassbox offers memberships with benefits that include:

  • Private bathrooms & showers
  • Fridge & kitchen space
  • Refillable water station
  • Check-in desk & area
  • Natural décor elements like rugs, plants & pillows
  • Daily cleaning team
  • Easy online booking platform
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor sound system 
  • Wrap around balcony
  • Direct access to Lemon Garden

Right now Glassbox is offering an exclusive founding member offer at $300 per month for 4 hours per month. There is no sign-up fee and a minimum three-month commitment required. This special membership pricing ends January 31st.

Glassbox is located at 7610 Northeast 4th Court in Miami. For more information on Glassbox, email connect@miamiironside.com or head to www.glassboxironside.com. You can also find Glassbox on Instagram at @glassboxironside.


Glassbox is 3,500 square feet of light-filled space with the goal of helping local health and fitness entrepreneurs cultivate their communities. Located in Miami Ironside, Glassbox offers inspiration for all types of mindful wellness experiences.

Revtown athletic jeans

Revtown is Creating Athletic Jeans as Comfortable as Your Sweatpants

Find your new favorite pair of jeans with Revtown. Meant to feel as comfortable as your sweatpants, these jeans guarantee your perfect fit.

After 20 years of designing technical athletic and training apparel, the Revtown founders headed off to Milan, Italy where they combined the science of performance fabrics with the art of high fashion.

Revtown jeans are made with premium Italian denim infused with a flexible athletic yarn so the jeans have no squeeze and just enough stretch to move with you and stay in place.

The trademarked fabric fits perfect from day one and won't lose shape during the course of a day. Although they look and feel designer, there are no complicated wash instructions - the shape and color will stay throughout all your wears and washes. 

Sustainability is an important part of Revtown's production. 100% of all waste is recycled into denim yarn or insulation for local housing. Their fabric is also sustainably sourced, using BCI-certified cotton. This ensures water is used efficiently, that the cotton’s soil meets high health standards, and also protects rights for farmers.

Revtown’s denim is sustainably dyed using indigo, shrimp shells, orange peels, and nut shells. This process uses 30% less energy, 50% less water and 70% less chemicals than traditional dying techniques across the industry.

The athletic stretch denim comes in a variety of washes and styles for all sizes. Prices start at $79 with free shipping and free returns within 30 days. Find your perfect fit at revtownusa.com.


Find your new favorite pair of jeans with Revtown. Meant to feel as comfortable as your sweatpants, these jeans guarantee your perfect fit.

Body Fit Training Fort Lauderdale

Experience Progressive Training in a Fun Environment at Body Fit Training Fort Lauderdale

Body Fit Training is the newest studio in Fort Lauderdale, having officially opened last month. In each 50-minute class, members will experience proven training techniques for fast conditioning results. The Fort Lauderdale location is the second Body Fit Training franchise in the United States and the first on the east coast.

With a background in strength and conditioning, studio owner Andy Hanley decided to get into group fitness with Body Fit Training. Originally from Ireland, Hanley's brother owns two Body Fit franchises in Australia, where the concept was created.

"What drew me to the company was that it was a very well-considered approach to training, anchored to scientific loss," said Hanley. “There is constant variety but there is also consistency that builds familiarity and allows you to learn the workouts and patterns.”

The Body Fit system is made up of 10 programs, some more aerobic based, some more endurance based, all done within 4 to 6-week training blocks. Within those blocks, members are encouraged to progressively overload, meaning that they are gradually increasing the weight, frequency, or number of repetitions week over week. According to Hanley, this is as close as the average person will get to training as professional athletes do.

There are two floor coaches at all times to assist with form and offer direction. The technology at Body Fit Training is meant to enhance the experience, with heart rate statistics quantifying how hard everyone is working and screens showing the moves on the walls. 

Body Fit workouts are designed to be high-frequency, with members attending up to six times a week. The rest and recovery are built into the workouts each week, making it easier to maintain training consistency and also making it more sustainable.

Body Fit also runs challenges three times a year to help members get extra dialed into their goals. While some challenges are based on body composition, others are based on strength gains and personal records. Challenges include detailed nutritional plans and specific goals, and of course, there are winners.

Members can manage their workout schedules and payments from the Body Fit app. Memberships also include access to  BFT2U for virtual workouts. This allows members to do a similar session at home or while traveling. The workouts will have the same theme as the in-person class that day, whether it be power or endurance, and there is the same work to rest ratios. The app also gives you the option to do the workout bodyweight or with resistance bands.

Of course, BodyFit is complying with all current COVID-19 guidelines and best practices in studio and they invite you to come in and try a class. Check them out at 408 N Andrews Ave in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, head to their website or find them on Instagram at @bodyfit_fortlauderdale.


Body Fit Training is the newest studio in Fort Lauderdale, having officially opened last month. In each 50-minute class, members will experience proven training techniques for fast conditioning results. The Fort Lauderdale location is the second Body Fit Training franchise in the United States and the first on the east coast.

Winwood Wynwood Scavenger Hunt Miami

"WINWOOD" SCAVENGER HUNT TO SUPPORT LOCAL WYNWOOD BUSINESSES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Wynwood-based law firm AXS LAW Group is proud to announce the launch of its first annual “WINwood Scavenger Hunt, a free event open to the public that encourages locals to safely shop, eat and visit Wynwood merchants. The event takes place Friday, December 11, through Sunday, December 13, with one lucky participant winning a $1,000 prize.

Participants are encouraged to register by Thursday, December 10, on AXS Law Group’s website, www.axslawgroup.com. Upon registering, they will receive a list of  riddles via email, directing them to clues hidden within the 16 participating Wynwood locations. Contestants, who can work together in groups or compete individually, need to snap and accurately post a picture of answers to at least 10 of the 16 riddles. The list of riddles will also be posted on the AXS LAW Group’s Instagram page, @AXSLAW, and on the company’s website by December 7. 

Participating Wynwood businesses in the “WINwood Scavenger Hunt” include: The Salty Donut, Museum of Graffiti, BASE, Buya Izakaya + Yakitori, Cielito Artisan Pops, Candle Land, Sana Skin Studio, Doma Restaurant, Morgan's Restaurant, Fireman Derek's, Beaker & Gray, R House, D.O.G. Wynwood, SuViche, rácket, and The Lab Miami.

“As a Wynwood-based company, we have always been driven as a business and family to support our fellow neighbors by giving back to the community where we live and work,” said Jeff Gutchess, founding partner at AXS LAW Group. “With most local merchants open for business again, we hope South Floridians are encouraged to come back and visit our neighborhood by taking part in this fun, safe and family-friendly scavenger hunt, all while helping us in our mission to boost our local economy.” 

The rules to participate in the “WINwood Scavenger Hunt” are as follows: 

  • Participants have to post their answers to a minimum of 10 of the 16 riddles by snapping a photo or video of each answer and sharing it on their personal Instagram Stories. Participants can choose which 10 riddles they wish to answer in any order. 
  • Participants have to tag @AXSLAW and the participating business they took that particular photo at, as well as use the hashtag #AXStoWynwood, in each story post/frame. 
  • Instagram entries will only be accepted between 12:01 am Friday, December 11, through 11 pm on Sunday, December 13.
  • The winner needs to be at least 18 years old to redeem his/her prize. 

One lucky participant will be selected based on the most correct and creative answers, such as dressing up in a holiday costume, wearing fun face masks, using unique props, etc., and will win a grand prize of $1,000 in gift cards to redeem at the participating Wynwood retailers, merchants and restaurants, sponsored by AXS LAW Group. 

The winner will be announced on Monday, December 14, on AXS LAW Group’s Instagram page. For more information about the scavenger hunt, visit www.axslawgroup.com


Wynwood-based law firm AXS LAW Group is proud to announce the launch of its first annual “WINwood Scavenger Hunt,” a free event open to the public that encourages locals to safely shop, eat and visit Wynwood merchants. The event takes place Friday, December 11, through Sunday, December 13, with one lucky participant winning a $1,000 prize.

MIRROR lululemon Aventura

We Tried Lululemon's MIRROR. Here's What You Need to Know

MIRROR is at-home fitness technology that can bring the boutique studio experience to your home at a time when virtual workouts reign supreme. Now available at lululemon Aventura, I got a chance to demo MIRROR and experience the technology for myself.

MIRROR is, quite literally, a computerized mirror, showing the trainer and your metrics on it's screen while also allowing you to check your form (or take a selfie!) in the reflection. When not in use, MIRROR is a tasteful decoration against your wall. It connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, which is where you can scroll through the extensive library and choose your workout through its companion app.

MIRROR has more than 50 different types of workouts and thousands of classes to choose from. There are also weekly live classes, and 1-on-1 personal training is available, giving you extra accountability to complete your workout if you need it. A camera at the top of MIRROR can also be turned on, allowing your video to display to the trainer for additional feedback and motivation during live classes.

Workouts can be filtered to include what you have on hand, whether that be dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, or even just bodyweight. Whether you are looking for a 5-minute class or a 60-minute class, a class for beginners or something more advanced, you are sure to find the perfect workout for you.

The strength workout I chose was very easy to follow along, and had me breaking a sweat just a few minutes in. I appreciated the timeline along the bottom of the screen that showed me where I was at in the class and how much longer I had in a specific movement. There are so many other classes I would have loved to try - like kickboxing.

MIRROR costs $1,495 with payment plans available, and also requires a $39 monthly membership that gives unlimited access for up to six members.

To learn more and book your own demo at lululemon Aventura, click here.

MIRROR is at-home fitness technology that can bring the boutique studio experience to your home at a time when virtual workouts reign supreme. Now available at lululemon Aventura, I got a chance to demo MIRROR and experience the technology for myself.

ClassPass 2020 Fitness Trends

7 Ways the Pandemic Impacted 2020 Fitness Trends

It has been an extremely tough year for the fitness world, with many studios being forced to close for months. According to a recent ClassPass survey, 95% of studios around the world closed their physical spaces, ClassPass helped 5,000 studios to add livestream and on-demand workouts, and 81% of ClassPass customers reported that they worked out using digital options.

The survey goes on to reveal that of the different workout options available to consumers, Yoga reigned supreme as the "top digital workout of 2020," closely followed by HIIT and Pilates.

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While fitness persevered , here are seven ways the pandemic impacted 2020 fitness trends.

1. Yoga increased in popularity by 25% as members called for ways to manage pandemic stress. Yoga was also the most popular workout for someone taking their first livestream class.

2. HIIT’s share of all workouts increased by 26% and Pilates’ share of all workouts increased by 16%. 

3. Restorative fitness was also very popular in 2020. Meditation and Stretching both rank in the top 10 on-demand activities booked through ClassPass.

4. At home classes that require less equipment are more popular. Classes that require bodyweight only pulled in double the number of bookings as classes that require equipment. 

5. When members found a strength training workout they loved, they repeated it. Strength training was the on-demand workout most likely to be replayed.

6. There was a 400% increase in the number of outdoor classes being offered by studios this year as many closed studios moved outside, taking advantage of fresh air and room to socially distance. 4 in 5 surveyed members reported a willingness to attend these classes, and we anticipate this will be a lasting trend into 2021.

7. Transparent safety information is a key factor in the decision to return to studios, according to more than half of ClassPass members. To help, ClassPass added a feature that allows members to preview the specific safety and sanitation precautions of every studio, from distanced bikes to contactless check-in. 

For more of this year’s fitness trends, check out the full survey here.

It has been an extremely tough year for the fitness world, with many studios being forced to close for months. As 95% of studios around the world closed their physical spaces, ClassPass helped 5,000 studios to add livestream and on-demand workouts, and 81% of ClassPass customers reported that they worked out using digital options.

2021 Fitness Trends

The Future of Fitness - 5 Predictions for 2021

We don't think anyone could have predicted 2020 fitness trends would have taken the turn that they did this year. COVID changed the way we workout and now ClassPass is taking a stab at predicting 2021 trends. Here's five things they think will define fitness in the coming year - what do you think?

1. Taking A Crunch Break For Lunch Break:

  • For the first time ever, 12pm is the most popular time to work out during the week. 
  • Lunchtime workouts have seen a 67% increase in popularity. This shift can largely be attributed to a rise in remote work, and the ease of no-shower required virtual meetings. Even as people have returned to studios, the 12pm weekday time slot for in-person classes is more popular now than it was before lockdowns.  

2. Fitness Travel Is In, No Passport Required:  

  • With digital options, you are no longer limited to your geographical location, so it’s the perfect chance to take a dance class with a friend across the country or revisit a studio you loved on vacation. More than half of members are chiming in regularly for classes taught from other cities.
  • New York and Los Angeles studios are getting the most attention from international members. Fitness fans based in cities such as London and Singapore are eager to try top US studios.
  • Members already based in North America are most likely to take a class streamed from London (UK), Sydney (Australia) or Amsterdam (Netherlands). 

3. Open Air Gyms Are a Breath of Fresh Air:

  • Outdoor workouts first emerged in Europe and have continued to grow in demand throughout the US. 4 in 5 surveyed ClassPass members are willing to try outdoor classes -- ClassPass has added a search for “Outdoors” classes to support this trend and the number of outdoor class options has increased by 400% in 2020.
  • Many studios are getting creative with outdoor classes including using beautiful city backdrops for class. One studio in Amsterdam even rented out an underutilized wedding venue!

4. Corporate Wellness Benefits Have Become a Must-Have for Companies: 

  • 25% of professionals are exercising more now than at the start of COVID-19, with 1 in 5 using their previous commute time to exercise
  • 4 in 5 professionals say fitness activities have been crucial to establishing a new work-from-home routine. 96% of professionals say they feel more motivated and less stressed after exercising, with 89% of professionals saying they feel more productive during the work day after exercising.
  • 3 in 5 professionals who have participated in a team workout report feeling more connected to their team afterwards. Teams are most likely to book a private HIIT or yoga class to stay engaged and workout together, and hundreds of private classes have been booked.

5. People Will Head Back To Studios Once They Feel Safe

  • 92% of professionals hope to return to fitness studios and gyms in 2021, with 40% planning to return exclusively to in-studio workouts when they feel safe to do so (source: Nov 2020 study of 2,185 professionals from 19 countries)
  • After attending their first indoor class since the start of the pandemic, 89% of subscribers responded they would go back as or more frequently to future classes.

For more on the fitness trends of 2020 and 2021, check out the full survey at https://classpass.com/blog/classpass-wellness-fitness-trends-2020/

We don't think anyone could have predicted 2020 fitness trends would have taken the turn that they did this year. COVID changed the way we workout and now ClassPass is taking a stab at predicting 2021 trends. Here's are five things they think will define fitness in the coming year - what do you think?