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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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The 45 Minute Sweat Everyone is Talking About

All good things start with the name. For F45, the F stands for functional training, and 45 is the total workout time. But 45 minutes is all you're going to need at F45 Upper East Side.

The massively popular franchise, which to our estimate is approaching 20 locations in the South Florida market, is a mix of circuit and HIIT style training focused on everyday movement. The franchise seems to have struck a cord with group fitness goers, with Instagram users sharing their latest sweat.

Designed to unify the muscle groups of the body to improve performance, the F45 programming mix boasts 37 different workouts, using a combination of over 2,700 exercises so members are always experiencing a different workout. Some days feature more cardio, while others are centered around resistance training.

"F45 has taken functional training to the next level. We are a HIIT training program that is not pigeon-holed into a repetitive and predictable class," said Alex Fernandez, Director at F45 Upper Eastside. "Our sessions get the most out of only 45 minutes, keeping our members guessing every day. There's no wasted time here. From the novice to the seasoned athlete, everyone sees results."

F45 Upper Eastside has free and easy parking, a big perk in Miami, a full service shower facilities., and a positive environment with coaches keeping you moving and motivated.

The studio is also following all current CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic for cleanliness and safety.

"The well-being of our members is always on our minds since and even before our reopening," said Fernandez. "We take meticulous care to keep the studio clean and disinfected. Now we have doubled down our efforts by taking member and staff temperature before coming into the studio, requiring masks while working out, giving a towel and disinfectant when attending class to wipe down equipment, and creating individual pods for our members where they do not have to share equipment."

F45 Upper Eastside, is located at 7549 Biscayne Blvd in Miami. Sign up for your first class free at https://f45training.com/uppereastside/home or check them out on Instagram at @f45_training_uppereastside.

F45 Upper Eastside is a boutique fitness franchise that is sweeping South Florida. With nearly 20 locations in the market, it's a must-try experience.

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Tapout Fitness Is Coming to Downtown Miami

Tapout Fitness Miami, part of the Tapout Fitness franchise, is opening in downtown Miami at the end of the summer. Their studio will be located at 1334 NE 1st Avenue.

Tapout Fitness fuses the discipline of boxing with the energy of cardio, weight training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). All classes are designed to deliver an experience that is challenging and rewarding, no matter your age, fitness level, or background.

Classes will be held in a 2000 square foot black and blue fitness room that allows you to punch, lift, and ride all in one class. Along with heavy bags, weights, and assault bikes, Tapout Fitness is bringing the ultimate striking equipment for boxing to Miami - The Focusmaster. The Focusmaster combines the resistance training of a heavy bag with the accuracy, speed, and combination training of focus mitts.

Tapout Fitness Miami also offers a Martial Arts Program that incorporates a belt ranking program for both adults and children. The community will allow for families to join together in their fitness journeys. Tapout Fitness Miami will also be offering personal training and specialized mitt training sessions.

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The state-of-the-art studio will include many details to deliver an elevated experience, such as an organic juice and coffee bar named Ringside Organics, a boxing ring, and showers, and lockers.

The new Tapout Fitness Miami studio is looking to open at the end of summer 2020. Currently, they are offering pre-sale rates and founding member prices that end on July 31. For more information, visit their website or call 305-676-2885. In the meantime, you can also follow them on Instagram at @tapoutfitnessmiami for free live workouts.

Tapout Fitness Miami, part of the Tapout Fitness franchise, is opening in downtown Miami at the end of the summer.

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Mimi Yoga Launches As a Platform to Unite the Global Community

Mimi Yoga is a new online, direct-to-consumer, yoga platform by Miami-based yoga instructor Miriam "Mimi" Ghandour.

Already one of Miami's most popular yoga teachers, Ghandour has always wanted to expand her teaching and share yoga on a global scale. Mimiyoga.com launched with more than 2,500 pre-registers across 35 countries. The site already has an expansive 100+ hour content library and will feature weekly live classes and exclusive member content.

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“Mimi Yoga is a global community for the willing– all you have to do is show up," says Ghandour.

Mimi Yoga caters to all levels and is organized according to Ghandour's Build, Grow, Flow methodology, the easy-to-navigate site, optimized for all devices, allows members to pick their desired practice and work on everything from individual postures through full classes.

  • Build (1 - 3 mins) – Individual postures are the foundational elements of your practice. Not sure how to do Downward Dog? These tutorial style videos break down individual poses with step-by-step instruction.
  • Grow (15 – 25 mins) – A series of focused movements designed to grow your practice so you can flow with confidence, these classes are ideal for those short on time and want to move their body.
  • Flow (50+ mins) – Full classes that bring together all aspects of your practice. Whether beginner or advanced, members will find complete practices with longer sequences. Want to take it easier? Try the Good Morning Flow. Looking to amp it up? Try the Freedom Vinyasa.

Mimi Yoga will also have a section with a focus on Chanting. Through call and response style videos with singalong text, subscribers can explore different chants and mantras and learn the meaning behind them.

“I’ve always dreamed of creating a global community so that I can share how yoga both changed and transformed my life. Yoga taught me how to embrace the good in life – it improved my patience, taught me self-love, and connected me with a global community of people that are now my family,” says Ghandour. “Together, we will Build, Grow, and Flow.” 

Mimi Yoga subscription is $10/month or an annual subscription is $75. For more information check out join.mimiyoga.com or follow Ghandour on Instagram at @mimilicious_mia for additional Mimi Yoga content and a peek into Mimi’s life.

Mimi Yoga is a new online, direct-to-consumer, yoga platform by Miami-based yoga instructor Miriam "Mimi" Ghandour. Mimi Yoga caters to all levels.

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Enter Your Blue Mind at Blue Space in Coconut Grove

Blue Space wants to be where you go to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle and connect to the healing elements of the water. Located off Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, the water views will be instantly calming.

The overall goal, regardless of what you choose to do in the space, is to help you tap into a more relaxed and happier state of mind also known as your blue mind. Research continues to show how being on or near water can reduce stress and anxiety and make you happier and healthier. With this in mind, Blue Space is designed to be conducive to a variety of activities that boost your well-being such as yoga, meditation, mindful events, therapy, coaching, and relaxation.

On their website, Blue Space says, "We believe in the healing power of water to help us recharge and we want to make this accessible to everyone through our private spaces on the water."

The private space includes amenities such as yoga mats, WiFi, a Bluetooth speaker, an iPhone holder (for recording videos), a fridge with complimentary water, and a bathroom with a shower. There is also air conditioning should you choose.

Doors are able to slide open on all sides and there are chairs on the porch in the front with views of the boats and the marina around you. The entire space is 360 square feet and can fit up to 12 people.

Perhaps the coolest feature of Blue Space is sustainability. The space is built from recycled shipping containers and has a net-zero carbon footprint. Since the space is non-motorized, there are no CO2 emissions and a self-contained sewage system means there is no wastewater being released into the sea.

Blue Space has its first location in Miami, with plans to expand into Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, and New York.

Pricing starts at $150 per hour and you can book times directly from their website blue.space. To learn more you can also check out their Instagram at bluespacegroup.

Blue Space in Coconut Grove wants to be where you go to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle, and connect to the healing elements of the water.

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Miami Fitness Brand 54D Has International Success During COVID-19

Miami-based fitness brand 54D has seen exponential growth during this year's quarantine as people from all over the world have joined their wellness movement and helped them reach a new streaming record of 31,000 views.

54D, which is short for 54 Days, gets results through a 9-week training program utilizing high-intensity group training. They have locations in Coral Gables, Colombia, and Mexico.

"When we say, ‘we are not a gym,’ we really mean it," says owner and former professional soccer player Rodrigo Garduño. "Fitness is about discipline, and we demand nothing less than 100% devotion from every person who comes through our doors and signs on the dotted line. That way, we can all reach our highest potential."

Since COVID-19 forced everyone to stay at home, 54D has been offering their classes for free each morning on Instagram Live via Garduño's account @ro54D. Garduño has been streaming from his backyard in Coral Gables, attracting views such as model Adriana Lima, Latin singing sensation Fonseca, Yankees legend Jorge Posada, and more.

While Garduño initially missed interacting with people and feeding off their energy to fuel his own, he quickly adapted to the virtual format using feedback from viewer comments. 54D averages around 30,000 viewers per class and they stream Monday through Saturday at 11 am ET.

"We feel so connected to our virtual audience that we might continue to offer a weekly class through a social media platform, even once we go back to the “new normal," said Garduño. "I can also share that we are working on a state-of-the-art app that will allow our members to continue to participate in the 54D movement, no matter where they are and what time of the day it is."

The 54D system is typically divided into three specialized areas including physical training, a custom nutritional plan, and recovery therapy at a regular cost of $3,900 for 54 Days.  Of course, right now the program is completely free online via Garduño's Instagram. To learn more, check out their website www.54days.com.

"Thousands of people are benefiting every day from our free sessions, and that is something that really makes this whole journey worthwhile and meaningful to all of us behind 54D," said Garduño.

Miami-based fitness brand 54D has seen exponential growth and international success, helping them reach a new streaming record of 31,000 views.

Kamps Fitness to Remain Closed Amid Gym Reopenings in Miami

Kamps Fitness has announced that they will stay closed and not pursue reopening their studio in Miami at this time. This decision also applies to their studio in Madison, WI. In fact, Kamps co-founders Sam and Ari Karl believe that the fitness industry should be one of the last to reopen.

"At Kamps, we want to be 100% sure that when we reopen our locations, we are doing so in a way that will guarantee the safety of our community," said Karl and Karl. "At this particular time, we do not feel that there is enough available information surrounding COVID-19 and would prefer to hold until we have as many details as possible to ensure that we are protecting our community."

While the team is aware that this decision comes with risks, including continuing to pay rent and utility expenses for unused spaces and even potentially losing clientele to other studios that chose to open, Kamps is focusing on their digital platform.

Kamps has pivoted their business to build a virtual community, Kamps Live, that brings their high interval intensity training workouts to individuals across the US. Through the Kamps Live program, the team's expert trainers host five live classes per day on Zoom with a cost of $5 for an individual class, or $25 for a monthly membership.

Since launching in March, the team has been encouraged by the high volume of membership signups and incredible feedback from their global community. Kamps has since introduced a library of on-demand classes that members can access at any time of the day, and will soon expand upon their class offerings to include workouts such as yoga and Pilates.

"Throughout these difficult times, we've been so inspired by the community that we have built through our virtual platform Kamps Live," said Karl. "As we all do our best to navigate the current climate, it's been incredible to see hundreds of individuals unite on Kamps Live every day and take an hour out of their schedules to practice self-care."

While there is no doubt that the co-founders miss working out with the Kamps Krew, they are grateful they have been able to stay in touch through Kamps Live.

"One of our favorite parts about having a studio is the closeness that comes from working out alongside one another, and we would prefer to hold on reopening until we can embrace this sense of togetherness in the safest way possible."

Kamps Fitness announced they will not pursue reopening their studio in Miami. Kamps co-founders believe the fitness industry should be the last to reopen.

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Learn to Belly Dance, Get Fit, and Have Fun with Helen Blondel

Helen Blondel aims to unveil the mystique of belly dancing while empowering women and girls to feel great about their body with her new online dance course.

Blondel recently launched BellyPOP, an online course designed to teach the fundamentals of the ancient art of belly dancing in the safety and comfort of your own home.

Blondel has over 15 years of experience as a dancer and teacher and has won multiple awards.

“I’m really excited about the launch of BellyPOP," explains Blondel. “The focus of this course is to introduce people to the essentials of this incredible art form, while at the same time liberating them from hangups about their body. BellyPOP is designed for women and girls of all ages, no matter what their shape or ability."

The course is focused on teaching newcomers the foundations of belly dancing, and the classes are divided up into easy segments, with each module focusing on an essential pillar of belly dancing skills. Blondel is available to answer any questions from her students with an easy to understand approach and a friendly one-on-one style.

With most people confined to their homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the perfect time to try something new, while remaining socially distant.

“People can’t really go out and attend a dance studio these days," says Blondel. “That’s what makes BellyPOP so great. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or binging on Netflix, you can learn something new that’s going to help you stay in shape, release endorphins and give you more confidence about your body, all in the safety of your living room."

For more information on classes, check out BellyPOP at www.bellypop.co.

Helen Blondel aims to unveil the mystique of belly dancing while empowering women and girls to feel great about their body with her new online dance course.

ClassPass Releases Zoom Backgrounds To Upgrade Your Home Gym, Hosts Virtual Class from Miami

ClassPass released nine free Zoom backgrounds to amp up your home gym and help you feel like you’re back in the studio. For fitness enthusiasts who are improvising fitness spaces in their kitchens and bedrooms, these backgrounds are a perfect way to upgrade your in-home gym. There is an option for every mood from zen yoga vibes to big HIIT energy, and ClassPass offers a variety of classes to pair with every backdrop.

“With so many of us stuck at home, we want to help people feel like they’re traveling to their favorite studio, working out with their community and having fun — even if their laundry is piling up in the background,” says ClassPass Creative Director Tatiana Kuzmowycz. “Over the years we’ve shot in partner studios across the globe, and we’re excited to share some of these beautiful locations with our community.”

Ready to break in your new studio? Start by downloading the ClassPass gym backgrounds. Once you have downloaded the Zoom app for Mac or Windows, open the app and sign in. Click on your profile picture, then click on Settings. In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab and select the background of your choice. Next, book your favorite class and tune in!

Each week, more than 50,000 pay-as-you-go digital classes offered from 4,000 studio partners are available through the ClassPass catalog. With a diverse range of classes including yoga, strength training, HIIT, dance, Pilates and boxing, there is something for everyone. One of the advantages of online classes is the ability to try a studio out from anywhere in the world.

The ClassPass Together We Sweat series celebrates the power of inclusivity and intention, inviting individuals of all ages, abilities and geographies to move together from the safety of their homes. No equipment is needed and participants are able to join live workouts from anywhere in the world.

This Friday, May 15 at 12 pm, ClassPass is taking a virtual trip right here to Miami for a high-intensity cardio and strength workout taught by KAMPS. This masterclass will be taught by KAMPS founder Sam Karl, along with his brother and co-founder Ari Karl. All you need is a water bottle and towel and a bit of space to get moving!

KAMPS Fitness in South Miami is Homegrown!

“Group workouts build camaraderie, accountability and community. When we show up to support and challenge each other, we work harder and grow stronger,” says Shari Castelli, ClassPass Director of Partner Expansion. “Together We Sweat is a series for people from all backgrounds to move without judgment or expectation, and to commit to doing something positive together.”

The previous Together We Sweat workouts have been taught by fitness studios around the globe including Lean Bean (Sydney), Ground Zero (Singapore), The Platform (Dubai), Saints & Stars (Amsterdam), BLOK (London), Rumble (New York) and 305 Fitness (Los Angeles). All classes are completely free of charge and are streamed from ClassPass’ YouTube Live channel.

View the full schedule and plan classes at classpass.com/try/free-live-stream-workout.

This Friday, May 15, ClassPass is taking a virtual trip right here to Miami for a high-intensity cardio and strength workout taught by KAMPS.

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Studios Plan New Standards of Safety for Reopenings

As gyms and studios start to re-open across the country, they are putting extensive new safety standards in place. We've seen companies like SoulCycle, CycleBar, Pure Barre, and others announce their safety measures. While cleanliness has always been a priority for gym owners, new guidelines aim to provide both employees and members with a safe class experience.

Although it can be hard to predict exactly what consumers will expect before beginning to attend classes again, studios are covering all bases. Here are some of the ways that studios will be making sure their employees and members are safe as operations start again.

  • Sanitizing regularly using a top-grade disinfectant
  • Frequently cleaning all high touch places including door handles, equipment, lockers, bathrooms, etc.
  • Staff wearing face masks and gloves
  • Staff health checks, including temperature checks before a shift
  • Member health checks, including temperature checks before a class
  • Addition of hand sanitizer stations throughout
  • Temporary removal of high touch amenities - hair ties, gum, earplugs, etc.
  • Temporary removal of difficult to clean equipment
  • Temporary unavailability of showers
  • Temporary unavailability of water fountains/ water refill stations
  • Enforced social distancing before and after class and marks on the floor for 6-foot spacing
  • Reduced studio class size to allow for 6 feet between participants
  • Allowing more time between classes for proper cleaning and social distancing
  • Hands off corrections and assists by instructors - verbal cues only
  • Limiting person-to-person contact - no hugs or high fives
  • Limited use of lockers to keep social distancing

This list is a compilation of security measures being rolled out in several national studio brands and may vary from gym to gym.

As this is an evolving situation, studios will also be continuing to evaluate the situation to ensure that the proper precautions are being taken.

As gyms and studios start to re-open across the country, they are putting extensive new safety standards in place for both employees and members.

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New Pilates Brand Tremble Launches, Uses COVID as an Opportunity

Some of your favorite JetSet Pilates studios are under new ownership and rebranding to be the new Tremble. This rebrand includes the locations in Coral Gables, Wynwood, North Miami, and Sunset Harbour.

Aryan Rashed, prior JetSet co-owner and now Tremble CEO and owner, has been busy using the downtime of the quarantine to work through all the details of this rebrand as well as make improvements to the overall customer experience so that current and future members have a refreshed studio to come back to.

In addition to repainting studios and putting up new signs, Rashed is also taking her time picking out all of the little details that will complete Tremble. It is clear that Rashed has put a lot of thought into the name of the studio and the meaning behind the brand.

Mostly obviously Tremble comes from the physical element of trembling and shaking, and anyone who has taken a Pilates class before knows that you are focusing on working through the shake during your time there. Within the logo itself is a trembling B, meant to represent the body trembling.

Through trembling can also come a transformation.

"Tremble can be a positive opportunity and a chance to be able to grow," said Rashed. "Fear is an opportunity for change."

The irony of this new brand launch, the meaning behind its name, and the current global pandemic is not lost on Rashed. She is embracing the opportunity for change and making the most of what is a very unconventional time.

"The timing is unbelievable because we are living in a time of uncertainty," Rashed said.

Tremble is also an acronym for the studio's core values: Together, Resilience, Energy, More, Bold, Leadership, Everyday.

With all of this meaning, Rashed hopes to strengthen Tremble's current tribe of members as well as speak to new individuals in the community.

Adding to the class selection that members had come to know, Tremble has been listening to feedback regarding the format and length of classes and will introduce 45 and 60 minutes classes, and begin to focus on the upper or lower body on different days.

Join the Tremble Tribe online this month as they launch a new virtual program with prerecorded classes and moves you can do from home. A portion of the class costs will be going back to COVID-related charities.

For more information, head to makeittremble.com or on Instagram @makeittremble_.

Some of your favorite JetSet Pilates studios are rebranding to be the new Tremble, including the Wynwood and Sunset Harbour locations.

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ROAM Fitness Gives You No Excuse to Skip Your Workout While Traveling

Working out while traveling can take serious planning and coordination. Not only do you need to find a place to workout - maybe your hotel gym, maybe a local gym or studio - but you also need to remember to pack workout clothes and shoes, and then figure out what to do with them once they are all sweaty.

Enter ROAM Fitness, an airport gym that takes all the hassle out of working out while traveling. Their current location is past security in Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport outside of Baltimore, MD, and it has been open for three years now.

ROAM Fitness was founded in 2015 by Ty Manegold and Cynthia Sandall. The two frequent fliers didn't like how travel days negatively impacted their bodies. The company was created because they believe that travel days don't have to compromise our health or our exercise routines.

While it may be small, ROAM Fitness has thought of everything you might need if you are trying to stretch your legs or burn off some extra energy before or after your flight. Need clothes? Lululemon sports bras, t-shirts, shorts, and leggings are available for women to borrow, while shorts and t-shirts are available for men. Need shoes? They offer Brooks sneakers for rental. Socks are the only thing you would need to either provide or purchase from ROAM.

The gym facilities feature a cardio area with a variety of equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, an elliptical, and even a rower. There are two benches and free weights up to 50 pounds in a strength training section of the gym. Lastly, there is an open area with mats, medicine balls, TRX bands, resistance bands, blocks, and foam rollers, for stretching or miscellaneous workouts.

ROAM Fitness

And when you are done working out, your day pass also includes 15 minutes of shower time. The private shower rooms include towel service and Malin+Goetz products. Visitors can also freshen up at ROAM's vanity area with hairdryers, dry shampoo, deodorant, and other thoughtful amenities.

For additional features that you would definitely want your airport gym to have, ROAM Fitness allows you to keep track of your flight time while you are working out with an in-studio display board. They also have lockers large enough to fit your carry-on luggage with power outlets to charge your devices while exercising.

In case you want to do some shopping, ROAM Fitness is an authorized lululemon and Brooks Running retailer, and they also sell a variety of drinks and snacks to round out your healthy airport excursion.

ROAM Fitness offers a day pass for just $25 and it is good from 24 hours of checking into the gym. Members can use their day passes at multiple locations as long as it is within the 24-hour window.  If you have an awkward travel schedule or a delayed flight, ROAM Fitness can save the day by allowing you to get in a quick sweat and a nice shower.

ROAM Fitness is expanding to San Francisco International Airport next. From there, the company has large goals to make these airport gyms a commodity across the country. For more information on ROAM Fitness, check out their website at roamfitness.com.

ROAM Fitness, located at Baltimore/Washington International airport, is an airport gym that takes all the hassle out of working out while traveling.

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Echelon Fitness Opens Studio in Miami, Features Local Fitness Instructors on Their Streaming Services

Fitness brand Echelon Fitness has opened its second location right here in Miami.

It is at this studio, located at 14861 Biscayne Blvd in the Biscayne Commons shopping center, where more than 10 cycling classes a day will be held and streamed to tens of thousands of households throughout the country. The studio features 40 of Echelon's Connect Bike, which have riders participating live with the Echelon community.

For those not in Miami, Echelon Fitness delivers live and on-demand studio fitness to the comfort and convenience of your own home. Echelon Fitness has the goal of providing smart fitness innovation at affordable prices. The brand started streaming online classes in their office in Chattanooga, TN, in January 2018, and opened their flagship studio in the same city shortly after in September 2018.

President of Echelon Fitness, Lou Lentine, loved the vibe and diversity of Miami when he was looking for a new location. It also opens up new opportunities for local fitness instructors.

"This gives teachers in Miami the ability to teach at a larger stage," said Lentine. "There is not another brand doing what we do in Miami."

With two classrooms at their new Florida location, Echelon will soon be adding a variety of new class formats to their schedule, including yoga, pilates, boot camp, HIIT training, and meditation. These classes will stream live on their Reflect Mirror, a touchscreen smart mirror that brings live personal training experiences into the home. All classes are designed for all fitness levels.

Echelon

Lentine believes the expanding repertoire of classes is what makes Echelon unique. They do not just offer cycling classes.

"When someone joins our studio, they get a variety of boutique classes under one roof," said Lentine.

For local residents, this new studio has locker rooms with charging stations, showers and towel service, hair and makeup stations, and retail where consumers can stock up on fitness gear and invest in home-based products like the Connect Bike or the Reflect Mirror.

In the coming months, Echelon Fitness will also be adding a smart rower and treadmill to their collection of products, and treadmill classes will also be filmed in Miami.

Unlike many boutique fitness studios, classes will be running all day, with different class lengths and a variety of times, making it really convenient to stop in for a class. For local residents, stop in for your first class free and try out your first month for only 99 cents. Echelon also has a Founding Member discounted rate of $99 per month for unlimited classes in the studio. This limited-time rate includes access to their on-demand library from home. Drop-in rates and class packs are also available.

For more information head to echelonfit.com or echelonstudio.com.

Fitness brand Echelon Fitness has opened its second location right here in Miami. The studio features 40 of Echelon's Connect Bike.

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Equinox Launches New Class, Choreo Cult, Sure to Get You Dancing in 2020

Dance your way into the next decade! Equinox recently launched a new group fitness class called Choreo Cult. For 50 minutes, experience a dance cardio class with intervals of full-body toning mixed in.

The goal behind theclass is to offer something both enjoyable and high energy. Individuals of allfitness levels will get a full-body workout and have fun doing it.

During the dance portions of the class, master moves and combinations and raise your heart rate as you dance to the music. The dance routines will have your body moving in many different positions compared to traditional workouts, working your muscle groups in new ways. This variety will also keep things interesting!

Mixed throughout are dedicated sections to stop and use weights or bands to additionally tone and burn out your muscles.

The choreography issimple enough for everyone to enjoy, regardless of previous dance experience,but for those with dance experience, you will have fun adding your own flair tothe combinations.  Choreography buildsfor a month, increasing your motivation to get to class!

Choreo Cult

Of course, the musicis modern and fun featuring unique remixes and all your favorite songs!

Choreo Cult is nowavailable at the Aventura, Brickell, Brickell Heights, Coral Gables, and SouthBeach locations in Miami. Class times as of February 2020 are below.

  • Aventura: Wednesdays at 11am and 7pm
  • Brickell: Wednesdays at 6:45pm, Saturdays at 12:30pm
  • Brickell Heights: Mondays at 9am, Fridays at 5:30pm
  • Coral Gables: Tuesdays at 5:30pm, Fridays at 11:15am
  • South Beach: Tuesdays at 6:45pm, Thursdays at 11:30am

Equinox recently launched a new group fitness class called Choreo Cult. For 50 minutes, experience a dance cardio class with intervals of full-body toning.

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Zenergy Cycling Brings Indoor Cycling Brand to South Florida

There is a new spinstudio in town. Nick Staples, the founder and CEO of Zenergy Cycling, broughtthe indoor cycling brand from West Virginia where it began down to its two newlocations in South Florida - one in Aventura and one in Boca Raton. 

"We'reextremely excited to bring our high-energy, endorphin raised workout to SouthFlorida," said Staples. "With five studios and growing it's soapparent that it's all about the community, South Florida, we can't wait tojoin yours!"

Zenergy's corevalues are patience, dedication, hard work, and love, and not only are theseshared everywhere, but they can also be found within the studio atmosphere andthe classes. They have neon signage that asks "Did we just become bestfriends?!" emphasizing their desire to create community and includeeveryone.

There are two stylesof classes offered at Zenergy - a ZenRide, which is the standard 45-minuteclass, and a ZenSurvivor, which is a 60-minute class. Ride to the beat on asmooth new Stages bike in a dark studio, guided by various light effects andcandlelight.  During one song in theclass, riders will be encouraged to have their "Zen moment" and taketime for themselves.  Classes alsoutilize hand weights to engage participants' upper bodies, strengthening theentire body while helping to burn maximum calories.

Unlike many spin studios and many gyms in general, there are no mirrors in the classroom. Instead, Zenergy wants you to tune out the rest of the world and get a high energy workout while hopefully forgetting how hard you are working.

Zenergy

At the Boca Ratonlocation, members can also take barre classes in the Zenergy barre studio room.

Zenergy's green and white branding creates a clean, fresh vibe for their studios. Amenities include lockers and spin shoes that are included in the cost of the class. There are also showers with Malin + Goetz products when you are ready to refresh after working out.

To book a class, head to zenergycycling.com, download their app, or find them on ClassPass. Zenergy currently has several new member specials as well as different levels of class packages available. They are also offering 25% off class packs or memberships through the end of February by using the code FIT305 at checkout.

Nick Staples, the founder and CEO of Zenergy Cycling, brought the indoor cycling brand from West Virginia to its two new locations in South Florida.

Anatomy Coconut Grove|Anatomy Coconut Grove

Anatomy Announces Fourth Miami Location in Coconut Grove Opening Fall 2020

Anatomy just announced the Fall 2020 opening of its fourth location at Regatta Harbour in Coconut Grove. Located at 3385 Pan American Drive, Anatomy will take residence in a 15,000-sq. ft. space in the new waterfront project overlooking Biscayne Bay.

“The Anatomy team is thrilled to collaborate with Regatta Harbour on the opening of our newest Miami location, especially in Coconut Grove, with its fitness-centric population,” said David Geller, Anatomy’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to join in the revitalization of the area into a lively neighborhood centerpiece, which aligns with Anatomy’s mission to establish integrated health and wellness communities. Together, it is a strong synergy that would not be possible without the support of our local community.”

CoconutGrove marks Anatomy’s fourth location in South Florida, joining clubs in Midtown,Miami Beach and at the 1 Hotel South Beach.

Anatomy is known as a top gym in Miami, creating a place where its members can sweat, enhance, and recover. This new location will be no different with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment and expanded group fitness offerings including Anatomy Academy, HardCORE, Booty Blast, The Gun Show, Get JaQ’d and Yoga, as well as a variety of open-air outdoor fitness programming, taking members’ sweat sessions bayside.

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The club will also offer Anatomy’s exclusive personal training system, performed by expertly trained Body Architects, designed to help members achieve a top level of fitness. In addition, the innovative space will house ‘The Sanctuary,’ Anatomy’s signature recovery and regeneration component that includes hot and cold plunges, infrared sauna and eucalyptus steam room. 

Given the family-oriented climate of the neighborhood, as an added amenity, Anatomy will also be offering a ‘Kids Club’ program, where members’ children can play under staff supervision while their parents enjoy their workouts.

Members can expect expanded retail, healthy food and drink options, plus easily-accessible on-site parking.  

For more information, visit www.AnatomyFitness.com.

Anatomy just announced the Fall 2020 opening of its fourth location at Regatta Harbour in Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida.

Miami Health and Wellness Months

Miami Health & Wellness Months Return From February 1 Through March 31

Celebrate Miami Health and Wellness Months (yes, it is a two-month long program!) with special health and fitness offers throughout South Florida.

For 60 days between February 1 through March 31, experience some of Miami's best-known fitness centers, spas, and more with special offers. Enjoy workout classes, holistic treatments, sporting events, weight loss programs, and various health and fitness activities all at special discounts.

Miami Health and Wellness Months are part of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau's popular Miami Temptations Program, which offers themed monthly deals and events that highlight the best of Miami.

For more information and a complete list of participating locations and their special offers, you can check out the GMCVB's website at www.miamitemptations.com.

For 60 days between February 1 through March 31, experience some of Miami's best-known fitness centers, spas, and more with special offers.

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10 South Florida Gyms You Need to Try in 2020

Make 2020 your year at one of these must-try South Florida gyms. They just might become your one-stop fitness facility!

Anatomy

Anatomy's three locations offer the best in training and recovery to help members excel in all aspects of their lives. It is here that you can find group fitness classes, personal training, mobility stretching, and a post-workout recovery sanctuary all within a beautiful facility.  Anatomy will be expanding into Coral Gables this year.

  • Locations: Midtown, Miami Beach, 1 Hotel South Beach

Rise Nation

Class here is a 30-minute, high-intensity climb, using the Versa Climber to activate all the major muscle groups in your body while providing a great cardio workout. Rise to the occasion and reach new heights at this studio!

  • Location: Design District

Elev8tion

Come to Elev8tion to train solo, work with a personal trainer, or try one of their group fitness classes. Here you can find the best equipment and lots of space, including a large turf area, guaranteed to satisfy all training styles. A new South Beach location is coming this year.

  • Locations: Miami Shores, and Midtown

G21 Fitness

G21 Fitness is an upscale, private gym offering group classes, infrared sauna, stretching, and massage. Their immaculate facility houses top of the line equipment that has been carefully selected for performance and safety.

  • Location: Oakland Park

Powerhouse Gym

For a modern gym that features cutting-edge exercise equipment, training programs, and fitness classes, check out Powerhouse Gym. Other amenities include tanning, a snack bar, physical therapy, and luxurious locker rooms.

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale

Equinox

Equinox is an upscale, full-service health club and its Miami locations offer studio classes, personal training, spa services, and food/juice bars in gorgeous settings.

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

TruFusion

Offering 240 classes a week and over 65 class styles, there is an incredible variety available at TruFusion. You can stretch and restore, burn and condition, or tone and sculpt under one roof. There are both heated and non-heated classes available.  And you just might see Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez there.

  • Location: Coral Gables

ADAPT

ADAPT stands for Athletic Development and Performance Training, and this gym is a giant fitness complex dedicated to sports, nutrition, strength, group and personal athletic training.

  • Location: North Miami

Miami Strong

As a full-service gym, you can workout solo or join a class at Miami Strong. Trainers are dedicated to helping you burn calories and transform your body. There is lots of equipment - including some unique strength equipment that isn't found anywhere else in Miami.

  • Location: Edgewater

DBC Fitness

DBC stands for dumbells, barbells, and cables, and this gym is a facility fit for pro athletes or those who wish to train like one. Come here for increased athletic performance using data and safe, efficient movements.

  • Location: Design District

Make 2020 your year at one of these nine must-try South Florida gyms. From Fort Lauderdale to Miami, we have the gyms you need to try!

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10 Must-Try HIIT and Bootcamp Workouts in South Florida 2020

For a tough, high-intensity workout you'll want to brag about taking, try one of these 10 gyms and studios across South Florida. All of these workouts are designed for all fitness levels!

Sweat440

In just 40 minutes, Sweat440 will give you a dynamic HIIT workout. Their convenient schedule of classes beginning every 10 minutes will allow you to squeeze a sweat session into even the busiest schedule, and their stations are always offering varying exercises.

  • Location: Brickell, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables

Legacy Fit

Join the #NoDaysOffmovement for a tough class of Partner Interval Training - a different take onHIIT training that matches you with an accountability buddy for the duration ofthe workout. Legacy Fit harnesses the power and energy of the community at theirgym. New locations are coming in 2020 - Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale.

  • Locations: Wynwood, Doral, Kendall, and Coral Gables

DripFit

DripFit is a high-intensity group fitness class that focuses on muscle isolation to build lean muscle while also mixing in sprints to help burn fat. It is here that you will find the SHREDmill - a manual treadmill exclusive to DripFit that will take your workout up a notch.

  • Location: Boca Raton

Barry's Bootcamp

Their slogan is "The Best Workout in the World" and they have a legendary following. Try an hour-long bootcamp class in the Red Room at Barry's and see just how intense a combination of cardio and strength training can be.

  • Location: Aventura, Midtown, and Miami Beach

B-Fit

B-Fit will help you work towards your goals, encouraging you to be Stronger Every Day. The team has the knowledge and experience to help with mobility, strength, and nutrition. Here you can find small group bootcamp classes that deliver proven results.

  • Locations: Design District and Miami Lakes

Bodytek Fitness

Every class is a total body workout and no two classes are ever the same at Bodytek, preventing your body from adapting and reaching a plateau. Each station has exercises to work and tone different parts of the body and cardio intervals round out the workout.

  • Locations: Davie, Pembroke Pines, Wynwood, Parkland, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, and Weston

Antidote

Antidote delivers short bouts of structural and compound exercises combined with weight training during their workout. Using the versa climber, the treadmill, and weight stations, each round is high intensity and no-nonsense, maximizing your momentum. New locations are coming in 2020 - Design District and Kendall.

  • Locations: Pinecrest

Society Fitness

Delivering what is arguably one of Miami's best workout views, Society Fitness is helping you build a stronger body. Their classes combine elements of weight training and HIIT and they utilize a variety of different equipment to challenge and push you out of your comfort zone.

  • Location: Brickell

Fit 101

This studio is happy to provide small group fitness training with big group energy. With a variety of classes and equipment, there is something here for everyone. Take a BOX class to mix some fitness boxing into your HIIT circuits.

  • Location: Dania Beach

Get Fit Academy

Functional weight training is mixed with speed, agility, and more at Get Fit Academy. Join Mr. Get Fit and his team as they lead 30-60-minute small group personal training classes. The atmosphere and music create a great environment to reach your fitness goals.

  • Location: Boca Raton

For a tough, high-intensity workout you'll want to brag about taking, try one of these 10 gyms and studios across South Florida.

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Earn Your Burn at HOTWORX Pembroke Pines

HOTWORX is a new franchised fitness studio in Pembroke Pines that uses the technology of an infrared sauna to give you more workout in less time.

Infrared saunas have been demonstrated to give results like reducing stress, increasing calorie burn, providing pain relief, detoxify, increasing flexibility, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and helping with weight loss.

There are a total of 10 sauna rooms within HOTWORX, all providing a different type of workout. There are HIIT workouts, like Cycle and Blast, which run every 15 minutes and give you a cardio-intensive workout on either a stationary bike or an elliptical-type machine.

There are also isometric workouts such as yoga, Pilates, buns, core, and bands. Isometric workouts run every 45 minutes, giving you 30 minutes to workout and 15 minutes to stretch. If any equipment is needed for a class, such as resistance bands or Pilates rings, those are provided. However, mats and towels must be brought in by members.

Workouts are short because thanks to the heat and infrared energy, training is accelerated. Not only will your muscles warm up faster, but your heart rate raises quicker, giving you an effective workout in much less time. Cross-training is highly encouraged to prevent boredom, diversify your workout program, and accelerate progress.

All classes are led by a streaming, virtual instructor, motivating you and talking you through the workout.

"HOTWORX truly is a place where people of all fitness levels can challenge themselves to be their best self," said Jessica Williamson, franchisee. "With more workouts in less time and around the clock access, there really are no excuses and members love that."

HOTWORX Pembroke Pines is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you are able to "earn the burn" whenever is convenient for you. Each studio room allows up to three members to workout at a time, and sessions can be booked via the HOTWORX app. Also within the app, members can unlock rewards, complete challenges, and even compete with other members if they wish.

HOTWORX Pembroke Pines also has a functional exercise area that is not within a sauna with weights, bands, ropes, and more for use before or after an infrared workout. There is a silent trainer on the screen here as well, demonstrating some different workouts you could do.

Memberships start at just $59 per month for unlimited access to one location.

For more information check them out at hotworx.net/pembrokepines or on Instagram at @hotworxpembrokepines.

HOTWORX is a new franchised fitness studio in Pembroke Pines that uses the technology of an infrared sauna to give you more workout in less time.

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8 South Florida Barre Studios to Try in 2020

Here are eight South Florida barre studios you must try in 2020, offering low impact workouts with a big burn!

Pulse 163

Feel the burn at Pulse 163, where each little muscle pulse will add up to big results. The music will do its best to distract you but the challenge will be worth it!

  • Location: North Miami

Pure Barre

Pure Barre recently expanded to include even tougher barre-based classes, like Empower and Reform to continue to give all levels of barre-enthusiasts a proper challenge.

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

exhale

exhale is a total wellbeing destination with excellent workout classes and a full spa. Strengthen and lengthen in a peaceful environment with amazing views.

  • Locations: Brickell, Bal Harbour, and South Beach

Sweat Studio

This studio is heated to ensure a good sweat. Do hot cardio barre here for a high-energy way to improve your flexibility and sculpt your muscles.

  • Location: North Miami

The Barre Code

Combining cardio, strength training and restoration, The Barre Code has been called the most efficient and results-driven fitness program. Check it out for yourself!

  • Location: Edgewater

FlyBarre

FlyBarre, located at Flywheel, will help you quickly tone for visible results through their ever-changing routines. You won't get bored but you will sculpt those arms, core, thighs, and glutes.

  • Locations: Miami Beach and 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, Bar Express, and Bar Restore, there is something for everyone!

  • Location: South Miami

Barre Envy

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

  • Location: Delray Beach

Here are eight South Florida barre studios you must try in 2020, offering low impact workouts with a big burn!

RedBike Studios

10 Must-Try Miami Spin Studios in 2020

Whether indoor cycling is your favorite workout or it's something you've always wanted to try, check out these 10 spin studios across South Florida in 2020.

Red Bike

Localto Miami, Red Bike takes inspiration from their city. Join the "RedPack" aka their devoted riders in classes like Redbike 30/30, which is 30minutes of spinning followed by 30 minutes of abs and booty, or check theschedule for a themed ride like neon.

  • Locations: Brickell and Midtown

Equinox

Equinox offers themed rides and road rides that feature climbs and intervals at each of its five South Florida locations. If you are looking for more of a challenge, try The Pursuit: Burn. This class uses gaming technology that projects your progress along with the team's progress of the room to bring out your competitive side.

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

SoulCycle

Findyour SOUL at one of three moody, candlelit studios in Miami. Whether you ridefront row or sidebar,  you will feed offyour bike-neighbors energy for a full workout experience that lives up to thehype.

  • Locations: Miami Beach, Brickell, and Coral Gables

CykleJab

Combine both indoor cycling and boxing at CykleJab. This studio uses RealRyder bikes to allow for a more authentic (and challenging!) ride than your traditional stationary bike. The boxing portion of the class incorporates aqua punching bags to absorb your punches. Using provided fitness trackers, performance results are displayed on monitors during class.

  • Location: Miami Shores

Flywheel

Flywheel is very performance-driven and will bring out the athlete in you, using various metrics and numbers to guide the ride. Riders can choose whether or not to compete on the Torq board for added competition.

  • Location: Miami Beach and Boca Raton

Ride Element

Ride Element has classes for all levels - from BEAT, described as a party on a bike, to BURN, focused on performance and metrics.  Sweat it out under their super unique ceiling lighting! One of our favorite amenities is the cold brew on tap for when class is over.

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale

Revolve Fitness

For those in Broward, there are RealRyder bikes for you too! Revolve's RealRyder bikes help you experience a more comprehensive and functional total body workout. The classes at Revolve are tailored for all levels of fitness but will challenge even the most experienced stationary bike rider.

  • Location: Coral Springs

CYCLEBAR

With franchised locations throughout South Florida, there is no reason not to check out CYCLEBAR. Rides are held in a tiered theater giving every rider a clear view of the instructor. CYCLEBAR classes have a lot of variety, from Performance-based heavily on metrics to Connect that is all about riding to the beat of the music.

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

TruFusion

TruFusion is J.Lo and A.Rod’s fitness studio of choice when in Miami. For a high-intensity sweat you'll never forget, take their Tru Ryde on state-of-the-art stages bikes.

  • Location: Coral Gables

Rise31

Let a glowing sunrise on the back wall of the Rise31 spin room inspire you to rise to greatness during class. Try the True to the Road ride that focuses on resistance, speed, and intensity.

  • Location: Delray Beach

Whether indoor cycling is your favorite workout or it's something you've always wanted to try, check out these 10 spin studios across South Florida in 2020.

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10 Must-Try Miami Pilates Studios in 2020

If Pilates isn't in your training regime, it should be. We’ve discussed how Pilates may be the only pain pill you’ll need, and how Pilates can help prevent injury.

If those aren't good enough reasons to get you into class, Pilates is just a fun way to train, which often takes you out of your comfort zone.

Check out these total-body and core-crushing, must-try Miami Pilates studios in 2020.

TruFusion CoralGables 

TruFusion Coral Gables made a huge splash when it opened in the Spring of 2018. ARod and JLo are known to frequent the Coral Gables location. If that weren’t enough to give it a try, TruFusion Coral Gables offers a 60-minute Hot Pilates class that will have you drenched. This mat Pilates class uses a variety of equipment to help you strengthen and sculpt your core, inside a sweltering 100-degree studio room.

  • Location: Coral Gables
  • Amenities: Locker Room, Showers

Transition Pilates

Transition Pilates was started by long-time instructor Rachel Scherdin and they offer a variety of classes types, focusing on group reformer & chair classes, as well as private Pilates sessions. Transition Pilates also specializes in pre and post-natal Pilates and diastasis correction.

  • Location: Coconut Grove

Pilates in the Grove

Pilates in the Grove offers reformer classes to groups of clients of eight or less. Their classes range in level and are perfect for those who are new to or have already mastered the workout. Owner Christa Gurka is one of the most in-demand instructors in the area, working with many high-profile celebrities like Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra. The studio also gives back to the local community through donation-based community classes, like our Mats & Margs workout at The Wharf benefiting The Lotus House. Click here for highlights.

  • Locations: Coconut Grove, South Miami
  • Amenities: Cubbies for personal belongings, filtered water coolers

JetSet Pilates

JetSet Pilateswill get you fit fast. JetSet’s 50-minute megaformer classes are no joke!JetSet classes are fast paced, using resistance-based training to target andstrengthen core muscle groups. Each class is different as instructors guide youthrough moves that work your core, arms, legs, back, and booty.

  • Locations: Miami Beach, Wynwood, Coral Gables, North Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Brickell
  • Amenities: Cubbies for personal belongings, towels, changing areas.

[solidcore]

[solidcore] has introduced one of the most intense Pilates classes in the area. Instructors challenge clients to perform each core-crushing move to failure and embrace the “shakes.” Be prepared to feel sore the next day … and loving it.

  • Locations: Midtown Miami and Aventura
  • Amenities: Lockers, towels, water for purchase

Pilates ProWorks

A powerful 40 or 55-minute workout on the Pilates ProWorks’ FitFormer is sure to have you sweating. The studio offers two other classes in addition to their signature Pilates class. Matbox combines kickboxing and Pilates into one total-body, cardio and core workout. Tone and Flow combines yoga and Pilates to improve balance and flexibility while effectively targeting core muscles.

  • Location: Coral Gables
  • Amenities: Towels, filtered water bottle filling stations

Club Pilates

The reformerbased classes at Club Pilates are each given a level from 1-2.5, allowingclients to progress from foundation to mastery classes. Unique classes likeReformer Flow use springboards and TRX bands to challenge clients.

  • Locations: Brickell, Midtown Miami, Coral Gables, South Miami, Doral, Sunny Isles, Palmetto Bay, Kendall, Aventura

Pilates One 

Pilates One offers a traditional Pilates class on the reformer, a “circuit” class incorporating Pilates and strength training, and a “2-in-1” class fusing them together. Brolates is a Pilates class designed with men in mind that focuses on upper body strength, flexibility, and core muscles.

  • Location: Coconut Grove
  • Amenities: Showers

Breathe Pilates

Breathe Pilates Miami offersa selection of reformer, mat, and equipment classes designed to give eachstudent, whether in a small group class of up to four, or in a private session,focused attention in order to perfect form and promote growth. Locatedin Miami’s MIMO District, Breathe Pilates came onto the scene in November 2016and has been a destination for many Pilates lovers.

  • Location: MIMO District

Pilates Body

Pilates Body inside Anatomy is a must-try experience in 2020. Complete with top trainer talent, Pilates Body will crush your core. After you sculpt, tone and tighten your muscles, take a plunge into Anatomy's recovery facilities for a relaxing cooldown.

  • Location: Anatomy

Pilates is a fun way to train, that takes you out of your comfort zone. Check out these core-crushing, must-try Miami Pilates studios in 2020.