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Video: Riverside Series Highlights - STAY FIT 305 x RedBike

STAY FIT 305 events are back, and our pop-up sweat with RedBike was incredible! Thanks to Andreina Baez for providing electric energy at our Riverside Series spin pop-up class with RedBike, and to our partners at Celsius for bringing the fuel! Scroll down to watch video highlights from the sweat.

Missed out on the fun? No sweat. Come join the rest of the STAY FIT 305 community at any of our upcoming fitness experiences here: STAY FIT 305 EVENTS.

STAY FIT 305 events are back, and our pop-up sweat with RedBike was incredible!

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David Alexander

For David Alexander, Science Has Always Been the Secret to His Success in Fitness

For most college students, it’s often hard to imagine the future when you’re surrounded by a stack of books in the University library half past midnight on a Wednesday. For David Alexander, it was no different. As a kinesiology major, a future in athletic training was the path unknown. But after graduation, Alexander made the decision to take a more corporate path in health and wellness that ultimately was the foundation for his future success.

“Starting out, the corporate path was helpful. You’re provided structure, client leads and resources to succeed,” said Alexander. “But it was a gauntlet that I eventually grew tired of. I knew I wanted my own facility and I knew I wanted to work with athletes.”

This career clarity shortly into his professional journey led Alexander to transition to the business side of fitness, a “personal development milestone” as described by Alexander.

Fast forward a few years, and that’s when the big break came. In 2011, Alexander was introduced to LeBron James while James was living in Miami and playing for the Heat.

“I was introduced to LeBron, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade, and it reaffirmed my passion for wanting to work with athletes,” Alexander recalls. “I pulled in my business partner Donnie Raimon and we began writing the business plan that eventually turned into DBC Fitness.”

Now, 23 years later from those long hours at the library, DBC Fitness is a powerhouse in the fitness industry, servicing professional athletes from all sports, and local Miamians looking for an elite level of training.

“Our process begins and ends with science,” explains Alexander. “We use biomechanics as the foundation to our training programs so there isn’t any guess work. The human body moves in a certain way and we just take what that science tells us to build fitness programs for our clients.”

This approach has led to booming business for Alexander and Raimon, who alongside a staff of educated and independent trainers, service some of the most recognizable names in sports. But it’s not all about working with athletes at DBC Fitness, and the science and training isn’t exclusive to those high performers.

“65% of our business are general population guests who want to make sure their bodies are being approached the same way as the top athletes,” said Alexander. “One of the best things you can do is build your foundation. Then, you can walk in anywhere and do the workout.”

Now, with a new location in San Diego, DBC Fitness is focused on expansion, and adding to their certification program for fitness professionals. For Alexander and Raimon, the business may grow and evolve, but the science remains. And that means clients can always expect results.

For more information on DBC Fitness, visit https://dbcfitness.com/

For David Alexander, the goal was to always work with professional athletes. Getting there wasn't easy and took twists and turns.

Barry's Outdoors Miami

VIDEO: STAY FIT 305 x Barry's Outdoors Special Edition Sweat Highlights

STAY FIT 305 events are back, and our first one was electric! Thanks to Sammi Stonish for setting the vibes at our Barry's Outdoors Special Edition Sweat, and to our partners at Celsius for bringing the energy! Scroll down to watch video highlights from the event and see photo highlights here at the STAY FIT 305 Facebook Page.

Missed out on the fun? No sweat. Come join the rest of the STAY FIT 305 community at any of our upcoming fitness experiences here: STAY FIT 305 EVENTS.

STAY FIT 305 events are back, and our first one was electric! Thanks to Sammi Stonish for setting the vibes at our Barry's Outdoors Special Edition Sweat, and to our partners at Celsius for bringing the energy!

Jennifer Ursillo

25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021

Miami is truly blessed with some incredible fitness professionals. From industry veterans to newcomers, the Miami fitness scene is full of talent that is ready to lead us through every set and rep. We are so excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2020*


*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2019*


*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2018*


*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2017*

Rodrigo Garduño - @ro54d

Rachel Robinson - @rachel_fitness

Sydney Miller - @sydmiller

Miriam Ghandour - @mimiyoga_official

Rilde Leon - @rilde13

Jennifer Ursillo - @tribevinyasa

Olivia Fernandes - @mrslivfit

Rodrigo De Ovando - @deovitas

Kim Dorning - @kimmyyogaflow

Zoila Garcia - @zoilagarcia_

Ky Evans - @therealkyevans

Maggie Madrigal - @mad_maggg

Meghan Petchel - @sketch1

Juan Garcia - @juanmoreset

Andreina Baez - @andreinabaezg

Brandon Price - @brandonprice_

Kat Bilanchone - @miamiyogagirl

Cadizsh Norford - @mindmusclemotivation

Jessica Bergman - @jbnymia

Elmer Hickman - @elmer.hickman

Nicole Cucurullo - @cucufit

Adrian Gongora - @mr_gongo24

Rachel Morales - @rach.morales

Daniela Vidal - @spinwithdani

Natali Melani - @natali_melani


We are so excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

Downtown Strength & Conditioning

10 Miami Crossfit Affiliates You Need to Try in 2021

2020 was a tough time for many brick and mortar operations in the Miami fitness scene. We saw some amazing gyms prove their commitment to surviving this year’s fitness rollercoaster surrounding COVID-19.

When we asked our readers to vote for their favorite gyms; the ones that helped them stay committed to their goals in 2020, we couldn’t ignore the strong presence of the Miami Crossfit community.

This year we are pleased to share the Miami Crossfit Affiliates You Need to Try in 2021 list, as we add this category to our yearly roundups.

Adding this list to our roundups was no easy feat. How did we find the Miami Crossfit affiliates we are recommending? Well, we looked at several key factors when visiting different boxes.

Our Visits to Miami Crossfit Affiliates

When visiting Miami Crossfit affiliates there were a lot of similarities and differences that stood out. For starters, each Crossfit gym or “box,” is affiliated with the training method and brand of Crossfit itself, however each gym is privately owned by a person or group of individuals; hence affiliated. This model allows Crossfit gyms to apply the Crossfit training methodology with their own interpretation, and vision. You can see a map of Miami Crossfit affiliates here.

During our visits, we realized that each Crossfit gym really was its own brand and experience, all while following the training blueprint. This prompted us to dig a little deeper as to what makes a Crossfit gym special, unique, and standout from other affiliates.

The Experiences that Stood Out

Coaching

Crossfit has developed a bad rap through the years, most recently with fitness personality Jillian Michaels who slammed the method publicly on her social media. Some boxes we visited had really stellar coaching. We learned that we could research a gym’s staff to find out if their coaches were Crossfit certified, and beyond. In addition to the Crossfit Level 1, we found many coaches working at the boxes we recommend not only held CF-L1’s but CF L-2, L-3, USAW Weightlifting certifications, Yoga credentials, and more. Crossfit requires their gym owners to also be certified, which we found unique to Crossfit gyms. These certifications set many gyms apart.

Schedule, Convenience, Accessibility

Class schedules and class types varied quite drastically at many of the boxes. We found 24-hour access options, diverse class types, 5:00 AM start times, and open or free gym times available to members. It was cool to learn that the top affiliates had programs for kids, weightlifting, yoga, bootcamp, online options, and more. It was clear the best Miami Crossfit affiliates had evolved through the ever-changing landscape of fitness. Many gyms included parking or were located near public transportation making training easy and accessible. A few offered options for remote programming to athletes who aren’t attending in-person or who are located remotely.

Facilities, Amenities and Environment

Thriving Crossfit boxes have evolved from the warehouse style blueprint, to now feature large outdoor areas, high-end equipment, immense indoor square footage, clean air-conditioned locker or changing rooms, showers, backyards outfitted with pull ups bars, unique spaces, artwork, onsite massage and PT, and even a historic landmark.

Program Format and Workouts

The options at our recommended affiliates were a fit for everyone - from general population, former collegiate athletes, the mom trying to stay fit, the member in need of personal training, and so on. Each gym programs their own workouts and we found programming to be an important factor for members.

Community

In some of the boxes we visited, it was clear to see the community was important to the culture. Some athletes and coaches we spoke to talked about events like the famed Wodapolooza (a large Crossfit sanctioned event in Bayfront Park which happens annually returning in 2022), the Crossfit Open, or gym specific group workouts, social events, beach workouts, and other gatherings. Many gyms we visited are involved in their local communities, fundraising for causes or gym members.

10 Miami Crossfit Affiliates You Need to Try in 2021

So, with that being said, here is our list of Miami Crossfit affiliates you need to try in 2021 (in no particular order).

Crossfit Threshold

Founded in 2008, this Kendall gym bares the title of oldest Miami Crossfit affiliate on their website. We loved the kick boxing and yoga options this facility offered along with options for kids. It’s a great gym for the entire family, and many of the members we met trained with their families. Give Crossfit Threshold a visit when you’re down south.

Peak 360

Peak 360 is owned by a former Crossfit Games athlete and it shows. This facility makes you want to work hard from the moment you set foot into their newly renovated space. Peak 360 is a long-standing icon among local Miami Crossfit athletes, and has a track record of working with other notable ones. They promise to help members get fit in all aspects of the word; physically, mentally, and spiritually - 360 degrees.

Crossfit Soul

This gym had us at hello. When we first visited their website, we were overwhelmed with the sleek feel that soon revealed the many options from nutrition to online programming. Crossfit Soul gave us clear options on what type of programming would work best for us, and frankly every possible scenario. When we finally stopped by this Miami favorite we were ready to run with the team. This gym was the opposite of a one size fits all approach and somehow found the balance between “serious Crossfit,” and making Crossfit approachable to the masses. They proudly and deservedly boast some of Crossfit’s top athletes among their training community. Schedule a trial today and learn more about Crossfit Soul’s training methodology. 

Crossfit Kendall

This neighborhood gym founded in 2012 is just what the doctor ordered if you’re in the market for a classic Crossfit wod with neighbors and friends. Crossfit Kendall boasts a long history of helping their community and making everyone feel welcome. This gym reminds us of what a Crossfit gym should feel like, with high ceilings and big garage bay doors. Early riser? This box offers a 5:00 AM option, great for those crazy weekday schedules. Don’t forget to take advantage of Crossfit Kendall’s in house nutrition coaching through their staff.

Downtown Strength & Conditioning

Located in the Ingraham Building in the heart of Downtown, we powered through a tough workout in this box meets landmark space. Downtown Strength & Conditioning or “DTSC” as the members called it, features a hefty class schedule, including various class types, and a focus on their USAW Barbell Club program boasting a USAW certified coaching staff.  Walkable or bikeable for most of its membership base, this gym reminds you that Downtown Miami is the perfect mix of vacation feels and a rapidly developing urban utopia. Intense workouts set against some cool artwork, make sure you take a selfie on your way out. Three-day passes are available via their website.

Crossfit Wynwood

This gym reminded us we were working out in the beautiful Wynwood neighborhood with an impressive outdoor backyard – sort of like an adult playground with weights. Crossfit Wynwood, in addition to traditional Crossfit has their WynFIT program. These HIIT style classes are a great starting point for people new to Crossfit and use lots of body weight movements and various pieces of equipment. Stop by Crossfit Wynwood and get some fun in the sun in their “yard.” 

Reebok Crossfit Miami Beach

Reebok Crossfit Miami Beach is a true staple among the Crossfit world it would seem. A destination gym located smack in the middle of South Beach, its unrivaled in the area. Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach is on Alton Rd and somehow manages to fit an almost 7,000 square foot facility on Miami Beach. We loved the outdoor concept and proximity to Flamingo Park and the beach. A drop in’s dream, the workout of the day left us sweaty and wanting more. They offer discounts for long term contracts which was a nice perk for those who are ready to commit to their fitness with these fitness pros.

Caution Crossfit & Fitness

This massive space has the program to match, with 11 types of class options, including kids gymnastics. Their online community is something to write home about and in these COVID times its clear to see that Caution has you covered with online and remote coaching programs. They offer a 7-day trial on their website which makes trying this Miami Lakes gym out easy. 

Move Lift Live

Move Lift Live will have you doing just that. This new(ish) kid on the block in Brickell is built on the principles of movement. Move Lift Live’s community also known as “the village,” isn’t just about lifting weights or getting your heart rate up. The coaches at Move Lift Live believe understanding the bigger picture, and the gritty details are the only way to guarantee and enjoy sustainable health and fitness. The space boasts two sides for different class types, a locker room, and on-site massage and physical therapy. Make sure you catch a yoga class while you’re there or opt for their Pulse class if you feel like something different. Complimentary sessions are offered on their website.

Crossfit Yellow Falcon

We learned that one of the owners of this Miami Crossfit gym is quite handy and it shows. Crossfit Yellow Falcon includes both a full indoor and outdoor training area complete with outdoor flooring and pull up bars, as well as an indoor area for weightlifting with the team to match. This gym offers training in a geographically desirable space near to multiple neighborhoods including Edgewater, Midtown, Wynwood and Downtown. Due to their well-rounded space, Crossfit Yellow Falcon offers a variety of programs and perks, like free parking and showers if you’re on the go.

Drop-in for the workout of the day at one of these Miami Crossfit affiliates you need to try in 2021.

Frankie Ruiz

Mayor Francis Suarez Names Frankie Ruiz Miami's Chief Wellness Officer

It’s hard to argue that at this moment, no Mayor in America is working harder to improve the future for its residents than Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. COVID-19 is still a threatening and dangerous presence across the country, and very much here in Miami. But Suarez’s courting of Silicon Valley and the tech industry as a whole, has garnered national attention, and has given Miami a renewed sense of business hope beyond the tourism industry.

That sense of hope continued last week, when Mayor Suarez focused his attention back on the health and wellness of his constituents, and named Life Time Miami Marathon Co-Founder, Frankie Ruiz, “Miami’s Chief Wellness Officer.”

“I’ve never had an official sounding title in the public space other than being an advocate for health and wellness,” said Ruiz. “I am excited to work alongside Mayor Suarez to make Miami’s reputation for health and wellness world-class.”

Back in 2003, Ruiz co-founded the Life Time Miami Marathon, which jump started the South Florida running community. Ten years later, Ruiz and co. lead Run Clubs in South Beach, Brickell, Doral, Weston, Coral Gables, West Kendall, Homestead, and Kendall. In an article last year, STAY FIT 305 named Ruiz one of the five people who forever changed the Miami fitness scene in the last decade.

Sure, the Chief Wellness Officer position might be voluntary, but this is a home run appointment for Suarez. Ruiz is arguably the city’s most recognizable face and name in the wellness community, and can help focus the city on the necessary immediate and long-term improvements that will make a major difference.

"I think I can help with not only my ideas, but getting support and momentum for other people's ideas that impact the health and wellness community," said Ruiz. “Our park system could use some attention. Parks aren't amenities anymore, and shouldn’t be viewed as luxury things cities have to offer. In the world of COVID, well-designed and maintained parks are necessities that cities should be offering their residents.”

Ruiz is spot on with his comments. Miami is known for its beaches and weather, but if Suarez’s plan to attract industry leading companies to move to Miami is going to succeed, then life beyond the sand needs to be just as appealing.

“After COVID, the parks, along with a push for health and wellness, should be a city focus,” said Ruiz. “We need to turn our attention to symptom curing solutions, vs problem-solving ideas. A focus on overall health and wellness can make a major difference in everyone’s lives.”

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has named Life Time Miami Marathon Co-Founder Frankie Ruiz, the city's Chief Wellness Officer.

Hard Rock Stadium

Drew Rosenhaus Partners with Barry's for Black History Month Charity Workout

Legendary sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has partnered with Barry's on a unique fitness experience for South Florida residents, all with the goal of benefitting the Players Coalition in honor of Black History Month.

On Valentine's Day, guests are invited to join Rosenhaus and Barry's Miami instructor Kellie Williams at midfield of Hard Rock Stadium for an exclusive, on-field, total-body Barry's workout.

The socially distanced workout will benefit the Players Coalition in honor of Black History Month. The Players Coalition is a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization working with over 1,400 professional athletes, coaches, and owners across the leagues to improve social justice and racial equality in the U.S. The Players Coalition was founded in 2017 by co-founders Anquan Boldin, NFL 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, and Malcolm Jenkins, 2017 NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White winner, and is governed by a Task Force Board of 11 voting members.

Tickets to the Barry's Miami Hard Rock Stadium workout are $20, and includes free parking and equipment. Bose is matching every ticket sold with a $10 donation to the Players Coalition.

The event kicks off at 1:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.

*Image courtesy of Hard Rock Stadium Facebook.

Legendary sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has partnered with Barry's on a unique fitness experience for South Florida residents, all with the goal of benefitting the Players Coalition in honor of Black History Month.

South Florida Sweat Guide: February 2021

South Florida Sweat Guide: February 2021

The STAY FIT 305 Monthly Sweat Guides are back by popular demand! But they are going to look a little different. In the past, our Monthly Sweat Guides were a way to discover fitness fueled experiences around town, not just our STAY FIT 305 events. While the new version of our Sweat Guides will include recommended events, we’ll also spotlight some regular weekly classes that are taking the proper health and safety precautions - mask wearing in close proximity, social distancing, etc. So with that being said, let’s take a look at what’s happening around town this month. If you want your event to be featured in our March Sweat Guide, fill out the form here.

February 6

Rave & Shine - Deep House Yoga Rave and Brunch

Join Maria for a power vinyasa yoga class to rejuvenate the mind and strengthen the body. Get ready to sweat and allow the beats to resonate. Event includes Yoga & Sound Healing, Live DJ, Crystal Bowl Sound Bath w/ Binaural Beats, Rave & Open Dance Floor, Gourmet Vegetarian Brunch & Fruit Bar, and Holistic Vendor Marketplace. Click Here For Ticket Info

Yoga at Pullman Miami

Enjoy beautiful views while participating in relaxing Yoga Class at Pullman Miami. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 7

Warrior Yoga Flow Sundays at 1111

Join Adrian Molina and his Warrior Flow family every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. at 1111 Lincoln Rd (level 7), Miami Beach, FL 33139. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 10

Lululemon Valentine’s Day MIRROR Demo

Schedule a MIRROR demo with you and your plus one this February 10th - 14th for a partnered sweat session in the Aventura Store. You and your plus one will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the MIRROR in a workout personalized to you. Click Here For Ticket Info

Warrior Yoga Flow Sundays at 1111

Don’t miss this free booty workout with Miami fitness instructor Safia Berrada across from Museum Park Marina - Baywalk Path. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 11

STAY FIT 305 Doral Yard Series: Zumba with Cat Medina

Join STAY FIT 305 in-person for a Zumba class with instructor Cat Medina in collaboration with The Doral Yard. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 13

STAY FIT 305 Riverside Series: Spin with RedBike

Join STAY FIT 305 in-person for a spin class with RedBike instructor Andreina Baez at Riverside Miami. Don't miss this sweat inducing, heart-pumping ride, outdoor ride along the Miami River with one of Miami's top spin studios! Click Here For Ticket Info

February 14

Barry's Miami at Hard Rock Stadium

Join Barry's at Hard Rock Stadium for a Total Body Workout with rockstar Barry’s instructor Kellie Williams. The event will be hosted by legendary sports agent Drew Rosenhaus, with proceeds to benefit Players Coalition in honor of Black History Month. Bose will match a $10 donation for every ticket purchased. The class is 50 Minutes in length, with bands and mat provided, parking included. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 21

STAY FIT 305 Riverside Series: Outdoor Kickboxing with CKO

Join STAY FIT 305 in-person for an outdoor cardio kickboxing class with CKO at Riverside Miami. Don't miss this sweat inducing, heart-pumping class along the Miami River with one of Miami's top kickboxing studios! Click Here For Ticket Info

Body & Soul: BFit on Key Biscayne

Join Body & Soul for their signature BFit class on Key Biscayne. Meet under the first bridge parking lot in Key Biscayne. For non members the class is $10. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 27

Free Outdoor Zumba Class at Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science

Celebrate Miami Health & Wellness months with Free Zumba Classes! Offered in-person as well as virtual. Click Here For Ticket Info

February 28

STAY FIT 305 Winter Sweat Series with Exhale: Yoga

Join STAY FIT 305 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel for a Yoga class as part of the STAY FIT 305 Winter Sweat Series. Join us for a Yoga flow on the Loews Miami Beach Americana Lawn Sunday, February 28th at 10:00am with instructor Christine Kelly. Afterward, enjoy the rest of the day poolside at the Loews Miami Beach, and enjoy that South Beach sun – the perfect ending to your weekend!

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Find out what's happening in your neighborhood this month by using our monthly guides - South Florida Sweat Guide: February 2021.

Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet Takes Dance Into Neighborhoods

Though the COVID-19 vaccine rollout holds out hope for an eventual return to normalcy, the near-term challenges of safely staging live performances remain real.

In December, Miami City Ballet tackled this challenge with its outdoor production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in the Park” in downtown Doral.

For its 2021 spring season, MCB extends this model further – bringing dance to South Florida neighborhoods with “To Miami, With Love,” a series of pop-up performances set in iconic locations including Lincoln Road, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Wynwood, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Design District, and The Underline.

Admission to the performances is free, though tickets are required. And all performances adhere to the health and safety measures implemented by each locality or individual business. For those unable to attend in person, the pop-up performances will be freely distributed on MCB’s social media channels beginning the week of March 8.

“As a cultural institution, we wanted to demonstrate our love for this city that really made us who we are,” said MCB artistic director Lourdes Lopez. “When COVID hit, we thought we are not going to let go of our desire to thank this city, instead we will find other ways of doing it.

“And the idea of pop-ups came up. What better way than to go out and dance in all the iconic places this mosaic of the city has to offer?”

MCB and partnered with New World Symphony to perform on Lincoln Road on Jan. 30, as a nod to the historic Miami Beach beginnings of both organizations.

“Before this horrible pandemic, the 35th season of Miami City Ballet was going to be a love letter to Miami, and we still wanted to find a way to give back to the community, give people a chance to take some time to relax,” said Cameron Catazaro, a former MCB school student who joined the company as a Corps member in 2019.

When the pandemic forced the cancellation of MCB’s season, Catazaro quarantined at home in Maryland. During downtime, he began work on “A Lovely Feeling,” a pas de deux set to the plaintive prelude of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, “La Traviata.”

“It came naturally to me to choreograph,” Catazaro said. “The music we dance to is why I love to dance.Locating the music and then imagining the steps that would work for it was the fun part for me. Seeing the music play out through the dancers is what I really love.”

Verdi’s music especially moved him.

“I would play it during quarantine while doing puzzles,” he said. “Every time it would catch my ear, and I would put the needle back and play it again.”

The pop-up also includes new work by Miami City Ballet Corps dancer and choreographer Julian Goodwin-Ferris.

“For this project, I really spent a lot of time studying the musicality of Balanchine’s ‘Square Dance,’” he said. “Balanchine has such interesting ways of sometimes following Baroque music’s structure.”

His new work, “Realized Inner Voices,” is a two-part pas de trois set to the music of 18th-century composers Georg Philipp Telemann and Jean-Marie Leclair.

“Realized Inner Voices,”one of his first choreographies, was inspired by a visit to Vizcaya Museum andGardens, where his ballet will be performed on Feb. 5.

“Vizcaya feels like a villa you would see in Italy, but it is also a mix of different styles and eras of European history,” he said. “Vizcaya’s mash-up of different European art is, in a way, similar to ballet that is choreographed today. Influences and ideas ften come from the large mix of the choreographers and ballets that came before, but the steps still trace their origin to the Italian court.”

  • WHAT: “To Miami, With Love” pop-up performances
  • WHEN: Jan. 30-Feb. 21
  • WHERE: Venues throughout Miami-Dade County
  • COST: Admission is free, but tickets are required
  • INFORMATION: MiamiCityBallet.org/popups

*This article was originally published on Sun Sentinel by Sean Erwin and can be found here.

For its 2021 spring season, MCB extends this model further – bringing dance to South Florida neighborhoods with “To Miami, With Love,” a series of pop-up performances set in iconic locations including Lincoln Road, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Wynwood, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Design District, and The Underline.

Society Fitness

10 Must-Try Miami HIIT and Bootcamp Workouts in 2021

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

Legacy Fit

Join the #NoDaysOff movement for a tough class of Partner Interval Training - a different take on HIIT training that matches you with an accountability buddy for the duration of the workout. Legacy Fit harnesses the power and energy of the community at their gym.

  • Locations: Wynwood, Doral, Kendall, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale

Barry's

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. But the can’t miss experience is the new Barry’s Outdoors - an outdoor, COVID safe sweat.

  • Locations: Aventura, Midtown, and Miami Beach

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.

  • Location: 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

54D

54D was one of the success stories in 2020, as their popularity skyrocketed via their virtual classes attracting celebrities like model Adriana Lima, Latin singing sensation Fonseca, Yankees legend Jorge Posada, and more. 54D, which is short for 54 Days, gets results through a 9-week training program utilizing high-intensity group training.

  • Location: Coral Gables

The Fit Shop

The Fit Shop has been around for several years, and has been a popular and loved mainstay in the Miami fitness community. But they’ve recently refreshed and added to their programming lineup. First up is the addition of “Racetrack” classes that start every 15 minutes. Their original programming is still available and has been enhanced, like The Burnout 2.0 - their most popular sweat.

  • Location: North Miami Beach

The Yard Miami

The Yard Miami is bringing some serious sweat to Hialeah. One of the area’s most popular destinations, The Yard Miami has an action pack schedule from open to close, complete with group training and open gym, and is a must-visit in 2021.

  • Location: Hialeah

Stunna’s Fit

South Miami’s fan favorite Stunna’s Fit is a can’t miss workout in 2021. This is one of those workouts where you are constantly pushed to your limits in a good way, and leave wanting more. The high-energy workout features various types of equipment, with trainers that bring the energy. We recommend dropping in for class with owner Gabriel “Stunna” Varona, but there’s no going wrong here.

  • Location: South Miami

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

Glutehouse

10 Miami Gyms You Need to Try in 2021

Looking to mix things up in 2021? Drop in to one of these ten Miami gyms.

Anatomy

Anatomy's three, soon to be four, 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, Coconut Grove coming soon

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

Head 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.

  • Locations: Downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami Shores

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. Miami Strong has become a favorite of many gym goers since arriving on the scene just a short time ago.

  • Location: Edgewater

Downtown Miami YMCA

Yes – the Y is back, and it isn’t the same old Y. Centrally located in Downtown Miami, the YMCA is experiencing a renaissance, with a breath of new classes, fresh talent, and an invigorated mission to connect mind, body, and soul.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

GluteHouse

It’s easy to understand why GluteHouse was not only one of the few gyms able to open in 2020, but was able to thrive. Billed as a supplement stop for your lower bodywork, GluteHouse is a micro gym fueled by a unique app that guides guests through a circuit. It’s a must-try for all fitness enthusiasts.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

House of Transformation

House of Transformation is another space that is a relative newcomer to the Miami fitness scene. Think of it like “personal training with a twist.” Guests have a three tiered option –group classes, assisted coaching (one trainer, four trainees) or traditional personal training.

  • Location: Edgewater

UFC Gym Midtown Miami

UFC Gym Midtown Miami has been a monster since popping on scene. Guests are flocking to the brand's latest location, making it a must-visit in the Midtown Miami area. Elite trainers, group classes, coaching, and more are all on the menu in Midtown.

  • Location: Midtown Miami

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

Looking to mix things up in 2021? Drop in to one of these ten Miami gyms.

Downtown Miami YMCA

Get Your Miles in with Downtown Miami YMCA's New Running Program

After witnessing more residents hit the pavement this last year, the Downtown Miami YMCA is launching a brand new running program to make sure you’re logging your miles effectively. With the addition of personal trainer and running coach, Ally Robinson, to the team, the Y is now extending their offerings to include one-on-one personal run coaching sessions along with weekly interval running classes. The 60-minute classes are offered every Saturday at 8:00 am and are designed to make you a stronger, more efficient runner – no matter your experience level.

RELATED Miami Shores Mom Runs 150 Miles Through South Florida to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

In addition, the YMCA is kicking off the year with an 8-week “Road to 5K” Program beginning on Saturday, January 23rd.

The Road to 5K program includes:

  • Saturday morning interval running classes
  • Utilizing the ample outdoor space at Bayfront Park, the YMCA indoor running track, or the cardio wing with treadmills spaced appropriately apart
  • 60-minute, one-on-one run coaching session
  • Personalized training plan
  • Discounted personal run coaching sessions

Whether more running is simply part of your resolution, you’re looking to add more variety in your miles, or there’s a virtual race you’ve got your eye on - this program is for you. It’s open to both YMCA Members and Non-Members (Members: $79 / Non-Members: $119). Click here to register.

While other cities across the country are still stuck inside, staying active is important for all aspects of your health. There’s no better time to get out and enjoy this Miami winter with a little extra accountability on the side.

The Downtown Miami YMCA is launching a brand new running program to make sure you’re logging your miles effectively.

Bodytek Fitness

The Results Are Here: The #1 Voted "Best Gym in Broward 2021"

After weeks of voting, the STAY FIT 305 community has voted Bodytek Fitness as the "Best Gym in Broward 2021."

With six location across the county - Davie, Weston, Pompano Beach, Pembroke Pines, Wilton Manors, and Parkland - Bodytek Fitness is a massively popular destination for fitness enthusiasts.

Classes at Bodytek Fitness are centered around High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) organized in a circuit, that blends traditional weight training, TRX, kettlebell, core and cardio.

For more information on Bodytek Fitness, visit https://bodytekfitness.com/

Honorable Mentions

Here are the honorable mentions (in no particular order) for "Best Gym in Broward 2021."

  • Ride Element
  • Elevate 954
  • ROAR Station

After weeks of voting, the STAY FIT 305 community has voted Bodytek Fitness as the "Best Gym in Broward 2021."

Best Gym Palm Beach

The Results Are Here: The #1 Voted Best Gym in Palm Beach 2021"

After weeks of voting, the STAY FIT 305 community has voted Slash Fitness as the "Best Gym in Palm Beach 2021."

Located in Delray Beach, Slash offers a combination of group fitness and personal training. Weight training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and stretch/barre/yoga, are all on the menu at Slash, with the focus on burning fat, defining muscle, and improving the quality of your healthy and active lifestyle.

For more information on Slash Fitness, visit https://slashfitpro.com/

Honorable Mentions

Here are the honorable mentions (in no particular order) for "Best Gym in Palm 2021."

  • Pit Fitness
  • Johnny O's Gymnasium
  • 1 Fitness

After weeks of voting, the STAY FIT 305 community has voted Slash Fitness as the "Best Gym in Palm Beach 2021."

Best Gym in Miami

The Results Are Here: The #1 Voted "Best Gym in Miami 2021"

After weeks of voting, the STAY FIT 305 community has voted Anatomy as the "Best Gym in Miami 2021."

With their fourth location set to open in Coconut Grove later this year, Anatomy has been on a moonshot since they opened the doors to their South Beach location back in 2014.

Already operating in Midtown Miami, 1 Hotel South Beach, and Sunset Harbour, Anatomy offers a large variety of group fitness programming, luxury amenities, and personal training to compliment their traditional membership offering.

“The most important person isn't us, it’s the other person - service is important when guests walk in the door,” said Anatomy Co-Founder, Marc Megna, in an interview with STAY FIT 305 last year.

For more information on Anatomy, visit https://anatomyfitness.com/

Honorable Mentions

Here are the honorable mentions (in no particular order) for "Best Gym in Miami 2021."

  • ADAPT
  • Legendary Fitness
  • CKO
  • TapOut Fitness
  • Move Lift Live

With three locations already open in Miami, and the fourth opening in Coconut Grove, Anatomy has been voted the "Best Gym in Miami 2021."

Nathalia Ferr

The Top 10 STAY FIT 305 Stories of 2020

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 stories of the year on STAY FIT 305.

10). Op-Ed: Pride Month Feels Different During the Black Lives Matter Movement

This powerful op-ed penned by Troy Jason Valls, owner of Move Lift Live in Brickell, discusses how Pride Month was and felt a little different in 2020 in the wake of the shooting of George Floyd and the #blacklivesmatter movement. Read the full story here

9). 10 Must-Try HIIT and Bootcamp Workouts in South Florida 2020

Discover STAY FIT 305’s list of recommended HIIT and bootcamp focused gyms and studios across South Florida that we suggest you drop in for a sweat. See the full list here

8). New Pilates Brand Tremble Launches, Uses COVID as an Opportunity

In 2020, we saw a subset of JetSet Pilates studios break off and rebrand as Tremble. Under owner Aryan Rashed, Tremble has catapulted to a must-try Pilates experience in Miami, and partnered with Anatomy to bring their Pilates experience to guests. Read the full story here

7). 10 South Florida Gyms You Need to Try in 2020

Discover STAY FIT 305’s list of recommended gyms and studios across South Florida that we suggest you drop in for a sweat. See the full list here

6). The #1 Voted Best Gym in Miami 2020

See what Miami gym was voted “Best Gym in Miami 2020” by our STAY FIT 305 community. See the winner here

5). Heavy and Heartbroken, Yet Hopeful: My Journey as a Biracial Woman

Read this incredible op-ed by Miami fitness trainer Taylor Walker, as she reflects on growing up biracial in America. Read the full story here

4). Workout Like a Firefighter with the FitFighter Steelhose

Fresh off her appearance on Shark Tank, FitFighter founder, Sarah Apgar showcases her versatile fitness tool does the work of a dumbbell, sandbag, medicine ball, and sledgehammer in one, giving you all the benefits of your favorite gym equipment in one easy-to-store tool that comes in a variety of weights. Read the full story here

3). 5 People Who Forever Changed the Miami Fitness Scene in the Last Decade

During the last ten years, South Florida has seen unprecedented growth in the health, wellness, and fitness industries. So, who are the trendsetters responsible for changing the Miami fitness community this past decade? Check out our list below of fitness professionals who have made a lasting imprint on the 305. See the full list here

2). 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. Learn more about this growing fitness brand here

1). 25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2020

See our list of Miami fitness trainers we recommend you follow in 2020. See the full list here

Discover the Top 10 STAY FIT 305 stories of 2020. From our list of must-try gyms to some powerful op-eds, you don't want to miss these articles.

South Florida Sweat Guide: January 2021

South Florida Sweat Guide: January 2021

The STAY FIT 305 Monthly Sweat Guides are back by popular demand! But they are going to look a little different. In the past, our Monthly Sweat Guides were a way to discover fitness fueled experiences around town, not just our STAY FIT 305 events. While the new version of our Sweat Guides will include recommended events, we’ll also spotlight some regular weekly classes that are taking the proper health and safety precautions - mask wearing in close proximity, social distancing, etc. So with that being said, let’s take a look at what’s happening around town this month. If you want your event to be featured in our February Sweat Guide, fill out the form here.

January 2

Boot Camp with Dani Mazo & Steven Vargas

Meet Dani Mazo and Steven Vargas every Saturday at Margaret Pace Park or a full HIIT body workout with an amazing view of the bay. All you need is water, yoga mat, and lots of energy. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 3

STAY FIT 305 Virtual Workout: Pilates with Rachel Scherdin

Join STAY FIT 305 and Rachel Scherdin, owner of Transition Pilates, as she leads us through a high-energy and sweat inducing virtual Pilates class. This free class is one of many virtual and in-person fitness experiences STAY FIT 305 will be producing in 2021. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 6

STAY FIT 305 Virtual Workout: Zumba with Cat Medina

Join STAY FIT 305 and Cat Medina as she leads us through an electric virtual Zumba class. This free class is one of many virtual and in-person fitness experiences STAY FIT 305 will be producing in 2021. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 7

Sound Off™ Strength and Yoga: New Year, New Glutes

Join Adrian Molina and Daniel Daniel as they take over 1111 Lincoln Rd on Thursday, January 7th at 7:00pm for an evening of Full Body Conditioning and Glutes Strengthening, followed by Yoga, House Music and Dance while using the latest technology of Sound Off™ noise cancellation headphones fundraising for The Warrior Flow Foundation. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 9

Rooftop Yoga at Novotel Miami Brickell

Join Hot Yoga Brickell every Sunday 12pm by the Rooftop Pool at Novotel Miami Brickell. Enjoy beautiful views while participating in relaxing Yoga Class. For your safety, social distancing guidelines are strictly followed. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 12

The Mind Body Connection with Leann Koleas

Explore what your mind is telling your body and what your body is telling your mind with Leann Koleas. In this workshop, you will delve into the mind body connection through a simple exercise that allows you to shift your focus, remember deep joy, and truly see where your thoughts show up in different areas of our bodies. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 14

STAY FIT 305 Sweat at The Yard Series: HIIT with Juan Garcia

Join STAY FIT 305 in-person for a HIIT workout with instructor Juan Garcia in collaboration with The Doral Yard. STAY FIT 305 is excited to bring some of South Florida’s top fitness instructors to The Doral Yard as part of our Sweat At The Yard Series. Each month, join STAY FIT 305 and some of the hottest trainers from around town as we sweat it out! This event offers a very limited in-person experience. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 16

Health Is Wealth Festival by Infinity Sports Institute

The festival will include: Free Fascial Stretching and Manual Therapy-Sports Science Lab Demo.First 5 Registrations receive a free dexa scan. Variety of Health & Wellness Vendors (Food, Skincare, Recovery, and more). Hands-On Workshops-Curated Health Panel. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 18

Tennis 101 For Beginner Adults

Free 2-week program designed for adults that want to get started in tennis, focused on learning the correct technique and getting used to the court, improving overall physical performance and playing in a group with others!  Limited-time offer for a max of 30 players looking to get started in tennis. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 20

Booty + Ab Wednesdays with Safia Berrada

Join Miami fitness trainer Safia Berrada for booty and abs, every Wednesday at Museum Park Marina starting at 8:30am. All you need is a yoga mat. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 21

Let the Feeling Flow with lululemon + Lizzy Chiappy

Join lululemon local South Florida ambassador as she lead you through virtual meditative yoga session. Click Here For Ticket Info

January 23

STAY FIT 305 Sweat at The Yard Series: HIIT with Michelle Bertran

Join STAY FIT 305 in-person for a HIIT workout with instructor Michelle Bertran in collaboration with The Doral Yard. STAY FIT 305 is excited to bring some of South Florida’s top fitness instructors to The Doral Yard as part of our Sweat At The Yard Series. Each month, join STAY FIT 305 and some of the hottest trainers from around town as we sweat it out! This event offers a very limited in-person experience. Click Here For Ticket Info

Body & Soul Miami Block Party

Join Body & Soul for an event with open-air/outdoor fitness classes, vendors, healthy food and drinks. Enjoy a full schedule of group fitness classes from Dance, Boxing, HIIT, Crossfit, and fun fitness competitions. Registration is not required but if you'd like to get your sweat on and take a class, email info@bodyandsoulmiami.com.

January 28

Virtual Full Moon Yoga

Join @gabyyoga live on Instagram for a free full moon yoga session hosted by the City of Doral from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

January 31

STAY FIT 305: Barry's Outdoors Special Edition Sweat

Join STAY FIT 305 for a special edition class of Barry’s Outdoors in Miami Beach, led by Barry’s instructor Sammi Stonish. In partnership with Barry’s, STAY FIT 305 is offering a special edition of the popular Barry’s Outdoors HIIT style workout at the 1212 Lincoln Road parking garage. Click Here for Ticket Info


Find out what's happening in your neighborhood this month by using our monthly guides - South Florida Sweat Guide: January 2021.

Sweat440

Sweat440 to Reopen Three Closed Locations with Safety Guidelines and New Features

Your favorite “always on time, can’t use Miami traffic as an excuse because the next class starts in 10 minutes” studio - Sweat440  - is reopening their South Beach (January 2, 2021), Coral Gables (January 9, 2021), and Brickell (January 16, 2021) locations after closing their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So what has Sweat440 been up to since you’ve last dropped in for one of their popular 40-minute express sweats? Quite a lot actually.

“After our initial closure in mid-March, we launched a daily email campaign that sent In-Home Sweat440 style workouts with videos and instructions to all our members,” said Sweat440 Chief Operating Officer, Matt Miller. “Recently we have taken Sweat440 outdoors with a class series in both South Beach and Doral Yard. These workouts are body weight and band only, instructor led, and socially distanced.”

So what can you expect when the doors reopen? Well first things first. If you’re dropping in to the South Beach location you might want to get there early for your first visit back - they relocated upstairs in the same building.

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

“Our address is still 1916 Bay Rd., however we will be taking over the upstairs space which will feature a full studio redesign, new "blue room" lighting system, upgraded bathrooms, and an extra 230 square feet of usable workout space for increased social distancing,” stated Miller.  “Additionally, all our studios will now feature a self-check in kiosk system that will be supported by our new proprietary mobile phone application.”

Sweat440 isn't taking any chances when it comes to COVID-19 and has implemented a ton of new changes to their studios to keep them safe and healthy for guests.

  • Reduced capacity of 50% 
  • 6 ft. social distancing
  • Mask/facial covering guidelines
  • Installed virus killing UV lighting for HVAC systems
  • State of the art electrostatic fog gun that kills 99% of germs 
  • Sweat440 staff will wear facial coverings at all times and will undergo temperature checks prior working 
  • Each studio will undergo deep cleanings with hospital grade products two times per day and throughout the day high-touch areas (handles, equipment, etc.) will be sanitized regularly
  • Temporarily, locker use, water fountain use, towel service, and showers will be suspended in accordance with local guidelines

If you ask us, that’s pretty thorough. It’s great to see gyms like Sweat440 and others take the responsible approach to the pandemic while still providing their services to members.

“2021 will be a bounce back year for Sweat440 as we look to restart the rapid expansion we had planned before the pandemic hit,” said Miller. “Look for several more Sweat440 studios to open up both in neighboring South Florida communities and across the country. More details to come soon.”

And we’ll have them right here on StayFit305.com

*RELATED Sweat440 Announces Expansion with New Gyms in South Florida and New York

After months of closure, Sweat440 is reopening the doors to three of their South Florida locations - South Beach, Coral Gables, and Brickell - in 2021 under new health and safety guidelines.

STAY FIT 305 Original Women's Crop Tee

Merch Drop: New Women's Crop Tee Available in STAY FIT 305 Store

Show your love for the 305 with our new STAY FIT 305 Original Women's Crop Tee. Made with breathable and lightweight fabric, the STAY FIT 305 Original Women's Crop Tee is perfect to rock at your next sweat or out and about in the Magic City. For a snugger fit, we recommend the small/medium, and the large for a more loose fit. SHOP NOW

Show your love for the 305 with our new STAY FIT 305 Original Women's Crop Tees now available in the STAY FIT 305 store.

Modern ŌM

Are You Prioritizing Your Mental Health? Try This 31-Day Challenge

“Pandemic” or “Lockdown?” The former being Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Year” for 2020, the latter being the top word for 2020 according to Collins Dictionary.

But in the middle of the the pandemic lockdown, the phrase many individuals became pretty familiar with was “Mental Health Awareness.”

Stress, anxiety, uncertainty - you name it, came crashing down all around us. Finding ways to manage all of those uncomfortable feelings was certainly top of mind. We’ve discussed in the past on how things like pets, art, or simply getting outdoors can help with mental health. But meditation is something many folks tried in 2020.

*RELATED We Asked 17 Miami Trainers How They Practice Mental Health

If you’re new to meditation or are experienced and looking to mix things up, Modern ŌM’s Mindful January Challenge is something we are recommending you give a chance.

*RELATED 5 Tips on How to Achieve True Emotional Gainz

The 31 days of mindful practices challenge from Modern ŌM will feature over 31 expert facilitators from around the world. The professionals, curated by Modern ŌM founder Myk Likhov, will give participants insight into mindfulness and is perfect for those looking to: 

  • Get better at managing stress in an uncertain world
  • Start a daily ritual of self-care that improves your quality of life
  • Learn new tools that will help you access joy and ease more regularly
  • Grow with a community that supports your personal transformation
  • Help raise the planet's vibration, starting with yourself

If it wasn’t already apparent prior to 2019, 2020 made us all realize that being healthy isn’t just the physical, it's the mental as well.

For more information on the Modern ŌM Mindful January Challenge, visit https://www.modernom.co/products/january-challenge

Modern ŌM's Mindful January Challenge features 31 mindfulness professionals from around the globe that will give you the perfect mental reset for the new year.

New Apple Fitness Plus

Apple Fitness+ is Here

Work out any time, anywhere, with the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch, is available today, bringing inclusive and welcoming studio-style workouts to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV so users can work out anytime, anywhere. Fitness+ intelligently and seamlessly incorporates key workout metrics users love from Apple Watch directly to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV alongside inspiring workout content for an unparalleled, highly personalized, immersive experience, set to motivating music from the world’s top artists.

Whether users are looking for a daily routine, want to try something new, know what they like to do, or are just getting started, Fitness+ offers workouts for everyone from a team of celebrated, charismatic, and passionate trainers who are specialists in their fields, and are inspired to coach all levels, from beginners to fitness enthusiasts. All of the workouts also include a trainer demonstrating modifications, so there’s always someone to follow, no matter a user’s ability.

Apple Fitness+ offers 10 different workouts types across a range of durations, including: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, Cycling, Treadmill (for running and walking), Rowing, and Mindful Cooldown — along with inspiring music from today’s top artists, thoughtfully chosen for each workout to keep users moving and motivated. For those not sure what to do on any given day, Fitness+ recommends workouts based on what they already enjoy doing so they can jump right in with something familiar, try something new, discover a new trainer, or find a workout to complement their current routine. They can also use the intuitive filter to choose the trainer, time, workout, and music to fit their mood, and in seconds, they’ll be on their way to their next great workout.

For people who are just starting out, trying a new workout type, or getting back into exercise, Absolute Beginner workouts provide expert guidance through the basics of HIIT, Strength, Core, and Yoga as an option to prepare for the weekly studio workouts.

Integration with Apple Watch, combined with the ease of discovering great workouts for all ability levels, the welcoming trainer team, motivating music, and the convenience to workout anywhere on Apple devices truly makes Fitness+, fitness for all.

Fitness+ will be available as a subscription service for $9.99 (US) per month or $79.99 (US) per year,1 and Apple Watch customers will find Fitness+ in the Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Fitness+ can be shared among up to six family members for the same price, making it easy for other Apple Watch users in the household to enjoy the service. Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and one month of Fitness+ is included for existing Apple Watch users.2

via Apple Newsroom

Work out any time, anywhere, with the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch.

Wellness with the Wades

Wellness with the Wades: Relax and Recharge with Dwyane and Gabrielle

2020 has done a number on us all mentally, and that includes Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade, and A-list actress Gabrielle Union. The two have teamed up with Chase for a quick guided meditation session featuring wellness guru Logan Browning. The session was filmed live back on November 17th, but we have the replay for you to watch below.

Although we wish the session was filmed here in the 305, the Wades join Browning on a serene back patio overlooking what most likely is Los Angeles given the hills in the background.

Before the session begins, Dwyane opens up about his first experience with meditation in 2010 during the first year of the "Big 3." Wade shares that meditation was a helpful tool in blocking out the outside noise.

Enjoy the meditation session with Dwyane, Gabrielle, and Logan below, and remember to take care of you mind as well as your body.

*RELATED Meditation Tips for Beginners from Miami Meditation Experts

Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union have teamed up with Chase for a quick guided meditation session featuring wellness guru Logan Browning.