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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.

A table of fresh food from FlyFuel in Midtown Miami including pizza and an ahi tuna bowl
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Second FlyFuel Location Opens in Midtown Miami

FlyFuel is on a mission to fuel Miami with its flavorful and mindful menu. The Aventura eatery, which started six years ago as Raw Republic, is now open in Midtown Miami, marking this their second location.

“Since we opened in Aventura, we noticed an incredible rise of new fitness studios and more people are becoming health conscious. We’re noticing the same trend in the Midtown neighborhood and can’t wait to fuel the rest of Miami,” said Jesse Gimelstein, FlyFuel co-founder. “Our goal is to give back to the community and provide the best of both worlds.”

FlyFuel prides themselves on only using the freshest, cleanest ingredients in every dish. At Midtown, guests will be able to enjoy the same classics from Aventura including their best selling Cauliflower Crust Pizzas. They will also find the signature FlyFuel smoothie on the menu, blended with almond milk, spinach, vanilla plant protein, cacao nibs, almond butter and banana.

In spirit of their new outpost, the nourishing destination will also launch new dishes – including their play on Hailey Bieber’s viral Strawberry Glaze smoothie. Their vegan and gluten-free friendly menu features a wide variety of fresh salads, wraps, acai creations, smoothies, ingredient driven bowls, breakfast items and a selection of grab-and-go items.  

New menu items include: 

  • Sesame Crunch Salad – shredded kale, carrots, and cabbage mixed with chopped romaine, slices of broccoli, cucumber and avocado, sesame seeds, toasted almonds, and crunchy noodles tossed in a soy peanut dressing
  • Tuna Poke Bowl – fresh ahi-poke tuna, shredded carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, pineapple, edamame, pickled ginger, crispy shallots, and sesame seeds topped with spicy mayo and nori sheets over a bed of wild rice and baby spinach
  • Vegan Veggie Pizza – homemade tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, red onions, broccoli, mushrooms, and fresh garlic layered on a vegan, gluten-free cauliflower crust
  • Strawberry Glow Smoothie – inspired by Hailey Bieber’s viral Strawberry Glaze  smoothie, blended with almond milk, coconut cream, strawberry, dates, maple syrup, banana, avocado, collagen, and vanilla plant protein powder

FlyFuel has something for everyone! The new Midtown location can be found below Midtown 4 at 154 NE 29th Street and will be open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Aventura location is at 20804 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura. For more information, check out www.EatFlyFuel.com or follow @FlyFuel to stay updated on special events, upcoming promotions, and new locations.  

FlyFuel is on a mission to fuel Miami with its flavorful and mindful menu. The Aventura eatery, which started six years ago as Raw Republic, is now open in Midtown Miami, marking this their second location.

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Inside of the State of Kid Store in Miami Beach

State of Kid Releases New Active Class Schedule for Young Children

State of Kid released their new class schedule for their Design District, Miami Beach, and South Miami locations. It includes many movement-based classes for young kids up to age 8 so they too can get active with friends!

Here are five classes to get your little ones moving! To learn more or see the full list of class offerings, click here.

1. Jam with Jamie

Are you ready to JAM? Jam with Jamie classes are formatted using age-appropriate, research-proven methods to further develop your child's relationship with music. It’s a jam session, sing-along, dance party and more! (Ages 0-3 years)

2. Parent & Me Ballet

Let them explore and experience creative dance and ballet basics with you by their side. Your little dancer will not only learn his or her first plié, but will work on coordination, ballet toes and so much more. (Ages 1-2.5 years)

3. Hip Hop Kidz ® Jr.

Does your little one love music and movement? This fun hip hop dance class was created just for the youngest boys and girls, using creative moves to popular Disney and Nickelodeon style hip-hop dance music. (Ages 3-4 years)

4. Tumbling Tots

This introductory gymnastics class is designed for little ones to explore different movements, practice coordination and enhance their strength and flexibility. In each session, toddlers will climb, run, and jump on different surfaces, while engaging in active play, music, and imagination. (Ages 18 months - 3 years)

5. On the Grow

The classes will help you navigate your baby's milestones from tummy time to running and jumping. The program is designed to complement littles ones’ development during the formative early years, combining music, movement, art, sensory play and storytelling with age-appropriate objectives for every six-month phase. (Ages 0-2 years)

State of Kid released their new class schedule for their Design District, Miami Beach, and South Miami locations. It includes many movement-based classes for young kids up to age 8 so they too can get active with friends!

Instructor teaching yoga at a Yoga Joint Studio in Miami

Yoga Joint's New Midtown Miami Studio Invites You To Enjoy 30 Days of Free Yoga

Enjoy 30-days of free and unlimited yoga as Yoga Joint celebrates their newest studio in Midtown Miami. From Friday, August 12 - Monday, September 12, try out the heated vinyassa flows, the HIIT-inspired FIIT classes, and the slow moving Yin stretches.

Yoga Joint is located at 3111 NE 1st Avenue Unit 300, in Miami.

To learn more and sign up for classes, click here.

Enjoy 30-days of free and unlimited yoga as Yoga Joint celebrates their newest studio in Midtown Miami. From Friday, August 12 - Monday, September 12, try out the heated vinyassa flows, the HIIT-inspired FIIT classes, and the slow moving Yin stretches.

A pickleball racket and balls on a pickleball court in Miami

YouFit Adding Indoor Pickleball Courts at Select Locations, Will Host Charity Tournaments at 4 South Florida Locations

YouFit Gyms announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17-18 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym’s YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease. 

Former professional tennis player and YouFit Gyms CEO, Brian Vahaly is excited to bring the fastest growing sport in the country to YouFit. “We strive to make fitness affordable and fun and with the addition of indoor pickleball in our clubs we continue to succeed,” says Vahaly.  "Pickleball is an incredible exercise for both beginners and experienced players and the sport helps to build a sense of community, another important pillar for YouFit."

YouFit Gyms is partnering with Pickleball Is Great, a leading pickleball tournament management company, to help run the tournament, bracket system and ensure that players have the proper equipment. Keeping participants energized throughout the two-day event, Celsius will be on hand providing samples of their energy drink.

The tournament is open to the public as well as members and there will be a $20 entry fee to participate. All funds will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute. Tournament Winners will receive a one year Premium + Membership to YouFit Gyms and 2 months supply of energy drinks from Celsius, the tournament sponsor. Tournament locations include:

  • South Pompano - 401 S Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
  • North Lauderdale - 7346 West McNab Road, North Lauderdale, FL, 33068
  • Sunrise - 2101 N University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33322
  • West Boca Sandalfoot - 23078 Sandalfoot Plaza Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Click here to sign up to participate.

Additionally, YouFit will offer indoor pickleball with complimentary equipment rentals at these four locations for Premium and Premium+ members. YouFit has plans to roll out pickleball in more locations over the course of the coming months. 

“As a former professional tennis player, I understand the benefits pickleball and all racket sports have on mental and physical health,” says Vahaly. “Studies have shown that racket sports lower the risk of death from heart disease and stroke by 56%. Our ability to provide our YouFit members a totally different form of exercise that not only boosts health, but also provides a sense of community and fun, is something we are very proud of."

For more information or to find a YouFit Gyms location near you, visit youfit.com. Follow on social media at @YouFitGyms.

YouFit Gyms announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17-18 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym’s YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease. 

Runner at the Miami Marathon running through confetti

Registration Now Open for the 2023 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

General registration for the 2023 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is now open. The races will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Join runners from all over the world on a course that brings you across Miami and Miami Beach. Registration will be capped at 18,000 participants this year so make sure to secure your spot before it sells out.

This year's events include the Tropical 5K on Saturday, January 28, which serves as a family-friendly way to kick off the weekend as it is suitable runners of all levels.

Registration for the marathon is $170 and the half marathon is $155. Registration for the 5K is $55.

As an event, the Miami Marathon has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing annual marathons that hosts tens of thousands from around the world. Known for its scenic, USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop and Boston-qualifying course, the event attracts first timers and elite distance runners alike.

For the second year, participants have the option to complete their Life Time Miami Marathon, Half Marathon, or Tropical 5K virtually as well.

For more information and to register for any of the races that weekend, head to themiamimarathon.com.

Photos from Miami Marathon Facebook page.

Registration for the 2023 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is now open. The races will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Participants of an Outfit workout in front of a local firetruck in South Florida

OutFit Celebrates 100 Free Memberships for Local Municipal First Responders

OutFit, a mobile fitness service in South Florida, is proud to announce it has provided 100 free memberships to local First Responders. It provides all active duty municipal First Responders including fire, police and EMTs, and their immediate family members with free Unlimited Family Memberships in an effort to give back to the community.

“OutFit’s paying members allow us to give back to the community by offering free Unlimited Family Memberships to all active duty municipal First Responders and their families,” said Founder Randy Hetrick. “Thank you to all of our members for helping us do something great for those men and women in uniform who make sacrifices every day to keep us safe!”

Hetrick, a career Navy SEAL and Founder of TRX®, launched the pilot program for OutFit in West Broward in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic when gyms closed everywhere. OutFit delivers large, circuit-style HIIT classes in public spaces for people of all ages and fitness levels. Classes employ a wide variety of TRX® functional training equipment including Suspension Trainers®, kettlebells, strength bands & Bandits®, Power Bags, Rip Trainers®, and more.

“As a first responder, I would have never imagined my service would be recognized with a cost-free fitness membership, yet OutFit does just that,” said former Fire Chief and OutFit member, Kingman Schuldt. “OutFit’s commitment to first responders is just another reason to give them a try.”

First Responders originate from municipalities including the Plantation Fire Department, Plantation Police Department, Coral Springs Fire Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Davie Police Department.

All workouts are booked through the OutFit app that can be downloaded free from the Apple Store or Google Play. Municipal First Responders who wish to sign up can verify through ID.me in their profile in the OutFit Training App to start using their free Unlimited Family Membership. Anyone can receive their first class free simply by downloading the app and opening a profile.

To learn more about OutFit’s services, visit www.OutFitTraining.com or follow on Instagram at @OutFitTraining_HQ.

OutFit, a mobile fitness service in South Florida, is proud to announce it has provided 100 free memberships to local First Responders. It provides all active duty municipal First Responders including fire, police and EMTs, and their immediate family members with free Unlimited Family Memberships in an effort to give back to the community.

A closeup of feet as people are running in Chargefeel sneakers by lululemon at night

Pressing Pause is Optional With the New lululemon Chargefeel

lululemon debuted another women's footwear style today. The new shoe is a versatile training sneaker called Chargefeel that is designed to support you in every activity, from running, to training, to everywhere on the go and is now available in stores and online.

Built with the bounce and forward propulsion of a running shoe and balanced by the stabilizing side-to-side motion of a trainer, Chargefeel was made to go and go thanks to a dual-density foam layering system. The shoe is available in both a mid-top and a low-top style.

The Chargefeel focuses on an unmet need - today more than ever, we are working out in a lot of different ways. lululemon's creation process included multiple rounds of gear-testing and footwear scan data from more than 1 million feet to ensure the perfect fit. Whether you like HIIT sessions, dance workouts, or boxing classes, Chargefeel is a performance shoe that is ready for you.

I got to try out these new sneakers prior to launch and I loved how supported I felt. I had great traction and the shoe felt light on my foot. While I've only done a HIIT workout so far, I am looking forward to weight-training and sprinting with the Chargefeel as well. Not to mention, I love the sporty style of the mid-top!

The launch features 14 colorways, including highlight yellow, black and white, and magenta purple. The low-top style is available for $138 while the mid-top shoe is $148.

Earlier this year, lululemon launched the Blissfeel running shoe and the Restfeel slide. The Strongfeel will be the last of the new styles to roll out later this year. The brand also plans to launch a collection of men's footwear in 2023.

I am a lululemon Ambassador and received the shoes as a gift but opinions are my own.

lululemon debuted another women's footwear style today. The new shoe is a versatile training sneaker called Chargefeel that is designed to support you in every activity, from running, to training, to everywhere on the go and is now available in stores and online.

Two girls wearing Fort Lauderdale-based brand Kosha Fit activewear at the beach

Kosha Fit of Fort Lauderdale is Bringing You Activewear With a Purpose

Showing up in clothes that make you look good and feel good really can set the tone for the day. If you wake up and put on a workout set, you’re more likely to eat healthier or make better decisions, like going to yoga or the gym. This mentality is the inspiration behind Kosha Fit, a Fort Lauderdale-based activewear brand.

Kosha Fit was founded in September 2020 by Jordan Artman as a sustainable activewear company with a purpose. The company has a goal to inspire a life of balance, self-discovery, and connection to your truest essence and this came from Artman's own transformation following her graduation from Florida State University.

Artman was enrolled in an immersion program with Coby Kozlowski where she learned about the kosha teachings and they were a tangible way for her to connect with her most authentic and show up in alignment.

The Kosha Fit logo represents the five koshas, or layers of being - physical body, energy and breath, mind, wisdom and non-judgement, bliss and enlightenment. We are our highest and most authentic selves when the five koshas are in alignment. Each layer is represented as a line on the logo to keep those teachings top of mind. Kosha Fit is designed to wear beyond the mat and in daily life as a reminder to show up in alignment.

"When we are at peace and fulfilled within, we foster oneness, improve relationships, and cultivate the stability and balance that we’re all seeking," said Artman. "I am committed to provide purposeful and high quality activewear, tools for true transformation, and meaningful relationships with our community."

Kosha Fit offers yoga sets with matching bras, shorts, and leggings manufactured using their signature AuraForm material that is buttery soft, sweat-proof, and flattering. Whether you like high-wasted, contouring leggings or one-shoulder tops and cropped tanks, Kosha Fit offers a variety of activewear that can take you from your favorite yoga or workout class to coffee or brunch. Sets are available in neutral colors and Kosha Fit also releases collections with seasonal colors. Prices range from $38 - $74.

Primarily sold on online, you can also find Kosha Fit activewear in Las Olas Yoga and in other studios and boutiques in cities across the country. Kosha Fit offers free and fast shipping - orders are packed and shipped the same day!

In addition to having high quality activewear in unique colors and custom styles, Kosha Fit is committed to providing the community with the resources and tools to pursue a journey out of self-doubt and into self-discovery, a path that leads to profound transformation. The brand pays it forward by donating a portion of all sales to NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Shop for your set at koshafit.com or follow them on Instagram at @koshafit.

Showing up in clothes that make you look good and feel good really can set the tone for the day. If you wake up and put on a workout set, you’re more likely to eat healthier or make better decisions, like going to yoga or the gym. This mentality is the inspiration behind Kosha Fit, a Fort Lauderdale-based activewear brand.

Participants in YouFit's new H HIIT class in Miami, FL

YouFit Gyms Named Official Gym of University of Miami Athletics

YouFit Gyms announced a new partnership with University of Miami Athletics as the Official Gym of the Miami Hurricanes. The partnership begins on July 15, 2022, and will continue throughout the 2022-2023 football and basketball seasons.   

YouFit Gyms will host several events throughout the season for Miami Hurricanes fans to help support and enhance everyone’s fitness journey via customized activations at YouFit locations, and on-site at UM football, basketball, and other athletics venues. 

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome YouFit as an official partner of the Miami Hurricanes,” said Chris Maragno, SVP Hurricanes Global Partnerships. “The Miami Hurricanes are committed to driving home the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle on and off the field. With the help of our partners such as UHealth, and now YouFit, we look forward to showcasing those efforts to our entire fan base.”

YouFit Gyms will also launch a new small group fitness class called H HIIT, inspired by the Hurricanes at its South Florida locations. Miami Hurricanes coaches and athletic trainers will provide YouFit HIIT coaches with tips and consultation to enhance their classes. H HIIT combines strength training and cardio to increase your heart rate, build and tone muscles, and increase both aerobic and anaerobic performance. With only 10 people in each class, you’ll get that team-like energy with individualized attention from a certified YouFit coach 

“YouFit Gyms is committed to delivering the best-in-class fitness experience. We are honored to partner with the Miami Hurricanes as their official gym partner to bring health and wellness to students and fans,” said Brian Vahaly, CEO of YouFit Gyms. “As a former collegiate- and pro-athlete, I know firsthand the vital role athletic programs play in student-athletes’ lives and University of Miami Athletics offers an exceptional and diverse program for both men and women athletes. YouFit Gyms is thrilled to help foster the spirit of fitness and wellness within the UM community through activations and our new small group fitness class we are launching, H HIIT.”  

YouFit Gyms announced a partnership with University of Miami Athletics as the Official Gym of the Miami Hurricanes. The partnership begins on July 15, 2022, and will continue throughout the 2022-2023 football and basketball seasons.

Breakfast spread at Carrot Express in South Florida

Carrot Express Launches BOGO Brunch

Inflation who?! Beginning this weekend, health conscious eaters and breakfast lovers can order any breakfast or all-day breakfast item from Carrot Express and receive the second item free.

The brunch bundle bogo deal will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm at all locations through the end of August. The free menu item will be the cheaper dish and all guests will be able to enjoy a well-balanced and nourishing breakfast or brunch for two under $20.

Recently, Carrot Express has debuted breakfast and all-day breakfast at all their locations. Highlights include:

  • California Eggwich (NEW!) - 2 cage free folded eggs layered with avocado, crumbled feta cheese, arugula, tomato, lime juice and olive oil served on a toasted sesame bagel ($12.95)
  • Josh’s Overnight Oats – oatmeal, almond milk, toasted coconut flakes, chia & flax seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, strawberries, Mario’s granola, almond butter, drizzled honey ($9.95)
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – quinoa topped with roasted cremini mushrooms, sautéed spinach, avocado, pico de gallo, cage-free sunny side egg ($13.95)
  • Smoked Salmon Omelet - 3 cage-free eggs omelet with smoked salmon, shallots & capers. served with toasted #ZTB multigrain sourdough and a side of low-fat cream cheese ($13.95)
  • Berries Almond Butter Toast – toasted Zak the Baker, multigrain sourdough topped with almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes and drizzled honey ($8.95)
  • Huevos Rancheros Burrito – 2 cage-free scrambled eggs, brown rice, black beans, avocado, fresh corn, jack cheese, cilantro & pico de gallo. perfectly wrapped & toasted on a whole wheat wrap. served with our cilantro-lime dressing ($13.95)

For a list of all Carrot Express outposts so you can plan your brunch visit, click here.

Inflation who?! Beginning this weekend, health conscious eaters and breakfast lovers can order any breakfast or all-day breakfast item from Carrot Express and receive the second item free.

Inside of the new Pura Vida restaurant on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

Pura Vida's Latest Location Opens on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

Pura Vida is expanding to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This marks the brand's third new location so far in 2022, and first of many for the South Miami area.

"As the Pura Vida brand expands, we seek to plant roots in areas that bring tangible value to the community," said Omer Horev, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder of Pura Vida. "The storied past of Miracle Mile offers a charm and comfort that we knew we had to be a part of this year. It's a privilege to grow our community of people who value quality and health in another beloved part of South Florida."

Open to the public on July 8, the new Pura Vida is located at 244 Miracle Mile. Miracle Mile, a 4-block strip dedicated to retail, dining, entertainment, and revered for its charmed past, traces all the way back to the 1920s. The destination was coined "Miracle Mile" in 1955 as the street has resiliently withstood the pressure of urban modernization and now provides a refreshingly simple and charming visitor experience.

Patrons can enjoy the all day cafe from the aesthetic 2,675 square foot interior or the shaded 215 square feet of outdoor seating. The brand's quality and detail driven menu is crafted using local and organic ingredients when possible and has something for every kind of dietary restriction. Pura Vida’s health-conscious concept offers a wide variety of breakfast items, delicious bowls and wraps, crisp and refreshing salads, raw organic acai bowls, and an assortment of fresh-baked gluten-free and vegan sweet treats.

Other health-focused highlights include a variety of refreshing cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, kombucha, and artisanal coffees. Just as quick as the brand is expanding, so is their beloved menu! Coinciding with Miracle Mile opening, Pura Vida will be introducing two new must-try menu items for all locations, a new breakfast wrap; and turkey bacon which can be added to the perfect egg sandwich!

In addition to the Miracle Mile opening, Pura Vida currently has locations in South Florida, including South Beach, West Ave, Edgewater, Design District, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, Aventura, Bay Harbor, Las Olas, Brickell, and Sunset Harbour. Upcoming locations in South Miami and Coconut Grove are on the horizon.

Pura Vida Miracle Mile is open from 8 am - 4 pm daily. For a convenient dine-in experience, parking is available via Miracle Mile valet, parking garages 1 & 4, or street parking. Delivery and pick-up are available through the Pura Vida Miami app. For more information, please visit www.PuraVidaMiami.com.

Pura Vida is expanding to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This marks the brand's third new location so far in 2022, and first of many for the South Miami area.

True Food Kitchen at The Falls in Kendall

First Miami True Food Kitchen Opens at The Falls in Kendall

True Food Kitchen, a seasonally-inspired restaurant that proves healthy food can be crave-able, opened today at The Falls in Kendall. This is the restaurant's first location in Miami and their sixth in Florida.

The new True Food seats 385 patrons with an open kitchen, full-service bar, and covered patio that overlooks the waterfront. Natural woods and vivid, locally-inspired artwork tie together the greenery and earthy color scheme, and there are environmentally friendly materials throughout, including recycled soda bottle dining seats.

True Food is a restaurant and lifestyle brand founded in 2008 in Phoenix with the belief that food should make people feel better and that excellent tasting meals and mindfully prepared beverages may serve as the foundation for a happy existence.

Based on the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, the brainchild of True Food founder Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned doctor of integrative medicine, every single ingredient on the menu is carefully selected and hand-crafted into signature dishes that make eating well effortless, energizing and most importantly, full of flavor.

The restaurant takes ingredients, spices and one-of-a-kind finds to bold new heights with an eye for peak-season freshness, bright flavors and combinations, and an always creative take on classic favorites.

True Food serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with menus showcasing healthy, seasonal, sustainable, and organic food with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options served alongside sustainable wine, local beer, and cocktails with fresh juice and house-made syrups.

True Food Kitchen at The Falls is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit truefoodkitchen.com/locations/miami. True Food Kitchen can be found on Instagram and Facebook.


True Food Kitchen, a seasonally-inspired restaurant that proves healthy food can be crave-able, opened today at The Falls in Kendall. This is the restaurant's first location in Miami and their sixth in Florida.

Someone relaxing at The Spa at Carillon Miami on a NuCalm Lounge

5 Specials to Take Advantage of During Miami Spa Months This July and August

Looking to treat your mind, body, and soul? Miami Spa Months are back! Beginning July 1 and running for two months through August 31, you can get up to 50% off treatments at the world-class hotel and day spas and wellness facilities across Greater Miami and Miami Beach. Check out our list of 5 specials to try and find more at MiamiTemptations.com

1. Balance your chakras at K’Alma Spa at Hotel Victor

K’Alma Spa curated the Astrology Spa Month Menu, which offers tailored spa services inspired by the zodiac signs, for the ultimate zen experience. The Devine Duality Massage ($159) 50-minute massage curated for Geminis that combines masculine and feminine energy to help them balance their Yin and Yang d the Recharged and Renewed ($139) treatment for Scorpios featuring a Himalayan salt scrub to help shed what no longer serves them. 

2. Hydrate after a day in the sun at The Spa at Baia Beach Club

This hydrating After Sun CBD treatment ($109) will nourish and replenish the skin’s youthful glow after a day of fun-in-the -sun. At The Spa at Baia Beach Club, the healing CBD balm is applied to the body and slowly absorbed into the skin while a pampering scalp, head or foot massage melts away tension.  

3. Soothe your soul with lemon-infused massages at Leaf Spa at Hotel AKA Brickell 

Leaf Spa is using the holistic properties of lemon in their lemon-inspired treatments. This includes Zestful and Restful ($109), a 45-minute lemon zest infused reflexology massage with hydrotherapy that combines meditation and sound healing and Lemassage ($199), an 80-minute luxurious massage enriched in lemon aromatherapy, sound healing andVichy shower, which invigorates blood flow and helps clear negativity. 

4. Reset with holistic treatments at Satori Spa at Gabriel Miami

Satori Spa is offering guests a 75-minute relaxing full-body brown sugar exfoliation, followed by a full-body aromatherapy massage with a scent of their choice for $109. For $149, guests can be pampered with a 60-minute facial with either Dr. Denis Gross Rejuvenate or Annemarie Borderline Revive facial products, which will be combined with Satori’s LED Collagen light. Spa guests can enjoy a glass of champagne before or after their treatment, and take a plunge at the hotel’s scenic downtown pool as an additional amenity at no extra cost.

5. Build your own touchless wellness circuit at The Spa at Carillon Miami

The Spa at Carillon Miami invites you to try their innovative touchless wellness division. Here you can build your touchless wellness circuit by choosing any 4 treatments for $199. Treatments include Halotherapy + Infrared Sauna, V.E.M.I., Somadome, Prism Light Pod, and NuCalm Recharge Wave Mat, among others. Treatment also includes a thermal hydrotherapy experience and complementary valet. The Carillon is also hosting an emotional wellness series with workshops led by Corey Spiegel, Founder of LightHouse, and Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Internationally Renowned Relationship Therapist, beginning July 8 and running throughout the summer.

Looking to treat your mind, body, and soul? Miami Spa Months are back! Beginning July 1 and running for two months through August 31, you can get up to 50% off treatments at the world-class hotel and day spas and wellness facilities across Greater Miami and Miami Beach. Check out our list of 5 specials to try and find more at MiamiTemptations.com. 

Athletes training at Athletix Performance in Davie in South Florida

Athletix Performance Offers Sport-Specific Training for Pros and Youth in South Florida

If you are looking to improve your athletic performance, look no further than Athletix Performance in Davie. At this new division of Athletix Rehab and Recovery, they train what translates for your sport.

The Athletix Performance division was developed to bring an elevated approach to the world of sports performance training with oversight from an in-house medical team. All of the programming is written by Athletix' Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists in conjunction with input from their Doctors of Physical Therapy. Their sport-specific approach focuses on training all 3 planes of movement to optimize translation to your sport. This ensures they are not only improving athletes’ performance, but also correcting imbalances in body mechanics and limiting risk of injury from sport play.

The Athletix team has extensive experience with athletes from various disciplines, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, WTA, Olympics, FIFA and more. They specialize in training using a science-based approach with medical services on-site from Athletix Rehab and Recovery. In addition to working with hundreds of professional athletes, they also train youth and collegiate athletes.

For example, a program for high school football athletes is similar to what they do with the pros, but with more emphasis on optimizing movement mechanics and preventing injury. The goal is to develop players in the off-season so they come into the season stronger, faster, and a more well rounded athlete with lower risks of injury.

Some of the programs offered include:

  • NFL PRO - Off-season training
  • YOUTH /HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGIATE -  STRENGTH and SPEED AND AGILITY - Programs designed to improve explosiveness, power, overall strength & athleticism, stability, coordination, agility, endurance and more.
  • YOUTH /HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL- Training specifically designed for volleyball athletes with an emphasis on Vertical Jump Training Protocol to increase overall strength & athleticism, agility, and upper body strength as it relates to hitting/serving power and more.
  • ONE ON ONE - Our performance coaches will challenge you to meet your full performance potential.
  • YOUTH SUMMER PERFORMANCE CAMP - Runs June 20 - August 8 for ages 12+ on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00pm -5:30pm. The program includes strength training, speed and agility training, and working on improving overall athleticism while mitigating injury.

At Athletix Performance, their fully equipped performance facility has a variety of equipment and programs to fit your needs including a private performance weight room, on-site turf field, pool, cafe, and lockers with showers. It also has sport-specific features including basketball courts, a tennis court, racquetball courts, and a batting cage.

The Athletix Performance team is here to motivate you every step along the way with the goal to reach your highest level of performance. Check out some of their work on Instagram at @Athletix.Performance or schedule your session here.

If you are looking to improve your athletic performance, look no further than Athletix Performance in Davie. At this new division of Athletix Rehab and Recovery, they train what translates for your sport.

Inside a Silo gym at Silofit in South Florida

Silofit Makes U.S. Debut With Four Locations In South Florida

Fitness concept Silofit is making its grand debut in the United States, opening four locations across South Florida. As a network of on-demand private fitness spaces, Silofit offers micro-gyms called Silos that are designed to be used by both personal fitness trainers and their clients as well as individual gym goers.

“When we discussed expanding Silofit into the U.S. market, we knew that Miami was the perfect place to branch out as there is a large health and fitness community that was demanding private fitness spaces,” says Silofit Founder & CEO Wilfred Valenta. “Silofit's mission is to be the most innovative and recognizable platform for personal training and tech enabled fitness spaces. We're doing this by creating a network of micro-gyms and digital solutions that help coaches build real connections and pursue an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Valuing fitness and health with a modern approach, Silofit provides the perfect private workout space fully equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. With hourly rates varying based on location and time, Silofit gives users access to their own personal and private fitness space: no one else is allowed into the space for the duration of a booked session.

With no commitment and no monthly fees, Silofit simplifies the process by allowing customers to book a private fitness space using the Silofit App, unlock the door with a pin-code and workout for one hour or more.

Founded in 2018, Silotfit is determined to provide fitness enthusiasts and trainers with a quick, easy and private space to exercise with no commitments. With locations across Canada including Toronto and Montreal, opening this June, South Florida Silofit locations will include:

  • South Beach - 852 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Aventura - 2420 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Miami, FL 33180
  • Brickell - 777 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (Two gyms at this address)

Ensuring that each Silo location creates an environment that fosters wellness, Silofit provides an end-to-end solution that helps coaches and trainers grow their business. As finding a private and fully equipped fitness space comes with its challenges, each Silo allows for coaches and trainers to become entrepreneurs, connecting them to new clients on the Silofit App.

“Silofit provides the ultimate workout space for trainers, their clients and individuals looking for a private workout in a modern gym environment with no waiting for equipment,” Valenta adds. “Each Silofit is fully equipped with Technogym equipment and is available to book on demand using the Silofit App.”

To celebrate their grand opening, Silofit South Beach, located at 852 Collins Avenue, will be hosting an all day open house on Thursday, June 23rd from 12- 8 p.m. for the public to tour the facility. For more information on Silofit, visit www.silofit.com or on Instagram @silofit.

Fitness concept Silofit is making its grand debut in the United States, opening four locations across South Florida. As a network of on-demand private fitness spaces, Silofit offers micro-gyms called Silos that are designed to be used by both personal fitness trainers and their clients as well as individual gym goers.

Psycho Sloth co-founders holding their pre-workout pill product.

Miami-Based Psycho Sloth is the First Pre-Workout Pill

We bet you've never heard of a pre-workout pill before! Psycho Sloth is the first-ever company in the US to introduce a four-ingredient pre-workout pill and they are based right here in the 305.

Miami natives Noah Doris and Byron D'Mello are Psycho Sloth co-founders and best friends ever since their middle school days at GW Carver. In high school, they were varsity rowers and their daily practices and workouts kick-started their passion for fitness and nutrition with the goal of winning races. While they went their separate ways in college, as recent graduates they have now continued their nutrition journey with the launch of Psycho Sloth.

Tired of brands with synthetic, unpronounceable ingredients, Psycho Sloth was invented with four highly-studied ingredients - beet root powder, green tea, electrolytes, and L-theanine. They partnered with expert nutritionists, tested the product for safety in third-party labs, and extracted in state-of-the-art facilities. The result is a safe, effective, and easy-to-swallow capsule.

“We were your typical gym-goers, not training for bodybuilding competitions but simply working to look and feel in shape," said Noah Doris, co-founder of Psycho Sloth. "We were surprised to learn that the only supplements on the market were tailored to the desires of hardcore bodybuilders - meaning extreme stimulants, synthetic ingredients and overall a lack of concern for side effects. We decided something needed to change. We partnered with nutrition experts and developed a simple yet effective four-ingredient solution that delivers the same energy boost, [as synthetic pre’s] without the jitters, crash or nausea."

With 0% synthetic ingredients or fillers, Psycho Sloth's vegan pre-workout pill differs greatly from what’s in the market and is tailored to the health-conscious fitness enthusiast. Expect jitter and crash-free physical and mental energy for a noticeable performance increase.

“Our mission is to give people the tools to reach their fitness goals while ensuring a healthy future," said Byron D’Mello, co-founder of Psycho Sloth. "Everything we consume directly affects our health for better or worse. This is precisely why we chose beet roots, electrolytes, green tea, and L-theanine as they are safe and extremely effective energy boosters. With every pre-workout pill you purchase, you are voting in favor of your long-term health and against brands who prioritize profit over people."

To learn more about Psycho Sloth's pre-workout pill or to purchase your own, check out psychosloth.co or on Instagram at @psychosloth.co.

Psycho Sloth co-founders Noah Doris and Byron D'Mello

We bet you've never heard of a pre-workout pill before! Psycho Sloth is the first-ever company in the US to introduce a four-ingredient pre-workout pill and they are based right here in the Miami.

Girls dressed in new Lerin athleisure at a park in Miami

Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates Launched New Luxury Athletic Apparel Brand Lerin

Lerin is a new Miami-based athletic apparel company that strives to be both functional and fashionable. Created by Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates, this fitness brand was created to withstand high-impact workouts and help you look good while you do it.

Schultz has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years as an athlete, marathon runner, trainer, brand ambassador, and Pilates studio owner. After years of wearing fitness apparel, Schultz grew frustrated by clothing that couldn't perform in a high impact environment and decided it was time to create her own athletic apparel line.

Lerin has been two years in the making, as Schultz would not release a product that she would not stand behind. In addition to being supportive for high intensity workouts, Lerin is also designed to be fashonable. With technological advances in fabric, this was an opportune time to produce a line that's comfortable, functional, and has a sleek minimalist design.

The collection includes sets with mesh inserts, strappy sports bras, different sleeve lengths, color blocks and varying styles of leggings, each designed to mix and match interchangeably.

Inspired by Schultz' German heritage, the name Lerin is derived from the word 'sportslerin,' which means female athlete in German. As a female entrepreneur, Schultz has had her own Pilates studio and is now launching another women-owned company where she will offer jobs and internships to empower other women. Each piece of clothing is going to be named after a woman to honor this.

Order your athleisure now at lerinusa.com and keep an eye out for Lerin to be in stores locally around Miami in the future. You can also follow the brand on Instagram @lerinusa.

Lerin is a new Miami-based athletic apparel company that strives to be both functional and fashionable. Created by Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates, this fitness brand was created to withstand high-impact workouts and help you look good while you do it.

People working out at Sweat 440 in Miami Beach

Sweat 440 Continues Expansion Across South Florida and Beyond

Sweat 440 has new locations slated to open as early as this fall across South Florida and the country. Will there be one in your neighborhood?

With classes beginning every 10 minutes, Sweat 440 is convenient and known for their dynamic 40-minute workouts designed for beginners and experienced fitness enthusiasts alike.

There are 10 new locations in the works including:

  • Doral
  • Coral Springs
  • Miami Lakes
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Miami Shores
  • Midtown Miami
  • South Miami
  • Pembroke Pines

Outside of South Florida, you will soon be able to find Sweat 440 in Austin, TX, Huntsville, AL, and Nashville, TN. These locations are all in addition to their existing locations in Brickell, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, New York City (Chelsea and FiDi), and Canada (Montreal).

Keep up to date with Sweat 440 by following them on Instagram at @sweat440 or at sweat440.com.

Sweat 440 has new locations slated to open as early as this fall across South Florida and the country.

Girl walking in Agua Bendita fashion show for Paraiso Miami Beach swim week

Paraiso Miami Beach Returns July 14- 17 for Resort 2023

PARAISO Miami Beach, the official industry platform of Swim Week, is thrilled to announce the return of what it is to be “the biggest swim week” to date at its renowned tent at Collins Park on Miami Beach, Esme, W South Beach, 1 Hotel Beach Club, and Soho Beach House, with satellite events throughout Miami Beach, including Plymouth Miami Beach and The Standard Spa.

“Since its inception, the focus of PARAISO Miami Beach has been the growth of the swimwear, beachwear, and resort wear industry. Shaping up the platform into a lifestyle cultural sphere was organic, unexpected, and exciting to watch as it introduced brands to a new audience in genuine and unique ways while providing designers an opportunity to bring their creative visions to life. The best collaborations we see now at PARAISO seamlessly integrate partners into the event in new and innovative ways—such as designer partnerships, custom content, and on-site activations," said Natalija Dedic Stojanovic, Co-Founder and Creative Director of PARAISO.

In July 2018, PARAISO opened its doors in Miami Beach to unveil a brand-new experiential festival that creatively united the world’s favorite fashion, wellness, beauty, and lifestyle brands. A multi-day fashion platform centralized in Collins Park and stretching to all surrounding areas of South Beach, PARAISO champions the core values of innovation, originality, and discovery through must-see events, imaginative activations, exclusive launches, runway presentations, and collaborations in design, music, wellness, art, and social media.

The week of events for the Resort 2023 season will kick off with an exciting new initiative between PARAISO and Vogue MX, with the launch of a carefully curated pop-up shop featuring the best in swimwear and resort collections. Karla Martinez, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America will officially open the pop up and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 14.

Additional highlights include:

  • The exhibit Endless Summer by Frederic Pinet will open on Thursday, July 14 at the lounge of PARAISO Tent. “Endless Summer” features subjects submerging themselves in water – specifically swimming pools.
  • MANA Fashion will be speaking about the creative evolution of the Miami fashion scene on Friday, July 15. MANA Fashion is the newest platform focused on empowering the fashion community, one creative visionary at the time. Panelists include: fashion designer Naeem Khan, director of Istituto Marangoni Miami Hakan Baykam, director of MANA Fashion Martu Freeman-Parker, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico Karla Martinez, and more.
  • PARAISO welcomes back Acacia, Sinesia Karol, and Beach Bunny and new names such as VDM Label, Riot Swim, Azulu, One One, Peixoto, Abyss by Abby Swim, and Icon Swim.
  • Kittenish by country-pop music star Jessie James Decker will be debuting its first-ever swim collection and Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman will introduce the rebranded MONDAY, direct-to-consumer, online swim brand they founded in 2014.
  • Also returning to PARAISO are swimwear veterans, Luli Fama, Oh Polly, and Maaji and who will present its upcoming collection for 2023 at the Plymouth Miami Beach. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit marks its return to W South Beach this year with a high-energy runway show, and series of talks, brunches, and wellness activations.
  • The third annual DESTINATION Colombia runway show at the PARAISO Tent at Collins Park will present ten Colombian swimwear and resort wear brands to watch. DESTINATION Colombia celebrates thriving fashion, cultural community, and supports the expansion of Colombian brands in the US market. BahiaMaria, Palmacea, Bahama Mama, Mola Mola, Alma Arena, Punta Mar, Praia, Pily Q, Mar de Lua, and Smeralda will present their Resort 2023 collections.
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit will present a high-energy runway show at the W South Beach as well as a series of talks, brunches, and wellness activations as part of PARAISO.

Each year PARAISO Miami Beach supports non-profit organizations and their focused efforts to address various issues. Amid the global pandemic and recent acts of racial injustice, the organization Models of Color Matters started the conversation and an initiative to increase diversity and equity in fashion and media. The organization is focused on being a confidence booster, a safe place, a wealth of knowledge, and a connector for fashionistas of color. This July, MOCM will support reputable swimwear brand Bfyne, by Nigerian American designer Buki Ade. The creative agency Fika and Miami Design District will partner up to present Segunda Mano, the second annual runway show benefiting Lotus House Women's Shelter to bring awareness to their mission of improving the lives of women, youth and children experiencing homelessness.

For more information on events and shows, head to paraisomiamibeach.com.

PARAISO Miami Beach, the official industry platform of Swim Week, is thrilled to announce the return of what it is to be “the biggest swim week” to date at its renowned tent at Collins Park on Miami Beach, Esme, W South Beach, 1 Hotel Beach Club, and Soho Beach House, with satellite events throughout Miami Beach, including Plymouth Miami Beach and The Standard Spa.

Class at Yoga Lab in Naples, Florida

Yoga Lab Opens in Miami Beach with Classes This Weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bottled wellness shots at Carrot Express in South Florida

Shots for a Cause at Carrot Express

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

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

Make an impact by ordering shots that include:

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

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

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

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

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

Girl rowing on a rowing machine

Peloton Teases New Rowing Machine in Annual Event

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

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

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

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

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

A screenshot from the Peloton announcement

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