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Elev8tion Fitness Announces Partnership With The Politis Group

Elev8tion Fitness, with three locations in Miami and Miami Beach, has announced a partnership with the Politis Group. This partnership will allow Elev8tion to continue to expand both locally and nationally.

Founded in 2017 by Angel Bajaña, Elev8tion has established a respected brand and reputation building a community of results-driven individuals who are passionate about health and wellness. Under Bajaña’s leadership, Elev8tion has 3 state-of-the-art gyms with over 3,200 members with an array of weight training and powerlifting equipment. Elev8tion also offers HIIT classes, boxing, cycling and personal training.

“We are excited to partner with Politis Group as they share our vision for the future of Elev8tion,” said Bajaña. “As we grow, we will continue to remain committed to holding ourselves to the highest standard on gym quality, service, and member experience.”

Peter Politis, Chief Executive Officer of Politis Group said, “Angel and his team have built an incredible business and established the Company as a clear leader in the fitness space in Miami. They have created a strong culture and brand that we look forward to maintaining as we expand into new markets. We are excited to partner with Angel and his team to help accelerate continued growth and expand the business model to other verticals.”

Elev8tion Fitness, with three locations in Miami and Miami Beach, has announced a partnership with the Politis Group. This partnership will allow Elev8tion to continue to expand both locally and nationally.

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Studio Highlight: F45 Training Midtown Miami

We're sure you've heard of F45 at this point, but have you stopped by for a workout before? F45 Midtown Miami is here to convince you why you need to come in and experience a workout!

The experience:

As one of the fastest growing gym chains, F45 highlights exactly what the name stands for, Functional training, or Functional 45 minutes. Within these 45 minutes, by alternating each day with high-intensity cardio, strength, or hybrid formats, they utilize timed intervals to focus on not only building, but maintaining lean muscle as well as promoting fat loss. With over 5,000 rotating exercises, their programming allows them to never repeat a workout and offers variety to build strength, endurance, and confidence with each workout.

You should also know:

F45 Midtown emphasizes team training with trainers available to demonstrate each exercise with modifications or progressions, accommodating any skill level. It is as close as you can get to personal training in a group atmosphere.

What makes F45 Training unique:

The group workouts are fast, fun, and results-driven!

How to join in:

F45 Midtown is offering 3 classes for free. They also offer 2 weeks of classes for $40 to really test out the workouts and make it a routine. There are also individual drop-in classes or weekly passes, and class packs.

Location: 

They are located at 2816 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami. There are also other F45 locations across South Florida.

Where to find F45 Training Midtown Miami online:

Instagram: @f45_training_midtownmiami

Website: f45training.com/midtownmiami


We're sure you've heard of F45 at this point, but have you stopped by for a workout before? F45 Midtown Miami is here to convince you why you need to come in and experience a workout!

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CITYROW Introduces Live Total Body Rowing Classes

CITYROW announced it will begin to broadcast its online classes live from a new, state-of-the-art production studio in New York City.  A boutique, rowing-based gym, CITYROW is located across the country, including right here in South Florida in Boca Raton.

CITYROW has emerged as a major player in the connected fitness category with its CITYROW GO smart rowers and digital content platform, which offers a variety of rowing-based classes, performance metrics, and goal tracking for an immersive workout experience from home.

Live classes allow users to enjoy the same workouts, instructors, and benefits members have come to expect from CITYROW's 20-, 30-, and 50-minute sessions. Within the live format, members can receive real-time feedback and shout-outs from their instructors. All live classes are available on-demand the next day to give users the convenience of working out on their own time.

Using the CITYROW GO platform, members can access live classes in a virtual environment, as well as see and share their performance metrics in real-time. To enhance the experience, instructors will be able to coach members in classes as they're able to track participants' efforts throughout sessions.

"In today's virtual world, we are now able to bring the unique feel of in-person CITYROW classes into consumers' homes with live classes that enable direct engagement between our dynamic instructors and our community," said Helaine Knapp, founder and CEO, CITYROW. "With the move to live content production, we can now provide additional classes, enhanced interactivity, and immersive engagement via the live class format."

CITYROW is the first fitness concept to stream live classes filmed on an indoor rowing machine, also known as an erg. CITYROW offers a variety of rowing-based classes including its Signature class, which combines rowing with strength training, Endurance rows, HIIT rows, and Strength classes. In addition, the platform also offers off-rower classes like Yoga and Pilates to provide subscribers with a complete fitness solution. While the majority of its subscribers have purchased and are joining classes from a CITYROW GO smart rower, the CITYROW GO mobile app is also compatible with several other popular erg models.

South Floridians can have an in-person experience at CITYROW in West Boca, located at 8198 Glades Road. Learn more about CITYROW GO at go.cityrow.com.

CITYROW announced it will begin to broadcast its online classes live from a new, state-of-the-art production studio in New York City. A boutique, rowing-based gym, CITYROW is located across the country, including right here in South Florida in Boca Raton.

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Tremble Pilates Opens New Studio Location in Brickell

Local Pilates studio Tremble is opening their seventh location on Tuesday, November 30. Learn more about the workout and the classes below!

The experience:

Tremble is a high intensity, low impact 50 minute workout the combines the best of cardio, strength training, and Pilates all in one.

What makes Tremble unique:

"Our workout is not for the weak. It pushes you mentally and physically and though it is a full body workout," said Aryan Rashed, Tremble CEO and owner. "No workout strengthens your core the same way. We promise to make you TREMBLE."

Another way that they are unique?

"We are not in the business of fitness, we are in the business of people and we want people feeling and looking great. We are here to make a mark on the community," said Rashed.

You should also know:

Tremble is thrilled to be opening the doors to their 7th location and even more excited to be opening their doors to the community after the pandemic. Rashed said, "We feel very fortunate for the support and ability to grow and be surrounded amongst a community who firmly believes in what we do and what we are about."

The extras:

Fun Tremble merch - including Tremble socks and apparel you can rock both inside and outside the studio. They also have two hour complimentary parking with validation at the Brickell studio.

How to join in:

There are class packs, monthly unlimited, drop-ins, and monthly deals to fit whatever way you want to incorporate Tremble into your lifestyle and schedule.

Location: 

Find them at 1060 Brickell Avenue M3/105 in Brickell, Miami. They also have six other locations - North Miami, Midtown, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, South Miami, & Coral Gables.

Where to find Tremble online:

Instagram: makeittremble_

Website: www.makeittremble.com

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Local Pilates studio TREMBLE is opening their seventh location on Tuesday, November 30. Learn more about the workout and the classes below!

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New Peloton Guide Coming in 2022

Today Peloton announced a new connected strength product called the Peloton Guide. Arriving in early 2022, the AI-enabled device easily connects to televisions, providing Members instant access to the content library. The Peloton Guide will be available with the new Peloton Heart Rate Band for $495.

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the interest in our strength content explode,” said Tom Cortese, Peloton’s co-founder and chief product officer, in an email to members. “Peloton Guide demystifies strength training to create a more engaging experience that will help Members stay motivated. We combined our world-class Instructors and class content with the best machine learning technology to create a whole new way to train. This is just the beginning for Peloton strength. Guide will keep getting smarter so it can grow stronger alongside our Members.”

‌‌Features of the Peloton Guide include:

  • Movement Tracker: Powered by machine learning, Movement Tracker is exclusive to Peloton Guide and available on hundreds of strength classes. The feature encourages Members to complete the demonstrated exercises and follow the Instructors for the entire class. New movements and class types will be regularly added.
  • Self Mode: The smart camera technology on Peloton Guide helps Members compare their form to the Instructor’s in real-time. Members can choose how to view themselves to easily make corrections and adjustments during class.
  • Body Activity: No more skipping leg day. Body activity will show Members which muscle groups they recently worked. Based on your Body Activity, Peloton will recommend classes focused on the muscle groups that need training to help Members have a more well-rounded training experience.
  • Voice activated: Members can stay focused on their workouts and control Peloton Guide hands-free. Members can wake up Peloton Guide, then start, stop, rewind, or fast forward through a class. Voice activation will initially be available in the US, Canada and UK, with other markets to come.
  • Member controlled privacy: Peloton Members will always have control over the camera and microphone. Members can put Peloton Guide to sleep, slide the cover over the camera, and even turn off the mic via a physical switch to ensure Members only share what they want to share.

‌The Peloton Heart Rate Band that will come with the Peloton Guide is also compatible with the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread, and the Peloton App, making it easy to track Strive Score and Heart Rate zones across any Peloton product.

‌For more information and updates on Peloton Guide, click here.

Today Peloton announced a new connected strength product called the Peloton Guide. Arriving in early 2022, the AI-enabled device easily connects to televisions, providing Members instant access to the content library. The Peloton Guide will be available with the new Peloton Heart Rate Band for $495.

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Trader Joe's is Now Open in Coral Gables

Trader Joe’s opened at its third Miami-Dade store in Coral Gables last week. This is the 22nd location for the grocery chain in South Florida.

The new Trader Joe’s will cover 9,600 square feet and will be decorated with murals of famous local sites such as the Biltmore Hotel and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Trader Joe’s is known for its customer favorites like Everything But the Bagel seasoning, frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken, and Two-Buck Chuck.

Proud of their reputation as a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores, Trader Joe's has a Neighborhood Shares Program where 100% of unsold products are donated back to the community and local nonprofits.

This local approach can also be seen in the 85% of the new location’s employees who come from Coral Gables and neighboring cities.

Trader Joe's Coral Gables is located at 211 South Dixie Highway.

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Trader Joe’s opened at its third Miami-Dade store in Coral Gables last week. This is the 22nd location for the grocery chain in South Florida.

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Miami Named "Happiest City in America" According to Survey

Are you happy? What does it truly mean to be happy? Well according to the 2021 Mindbody Wellness Index, Miami is the “Happiest City in America.”

Now some of you may be scratching your head for good reason. The same survey ranked Miami as the #8 most stressed city in America.

But whether you’re a glass half empty or half full kind of person, let’s see what Mindbody had to say about the Magic City. After reading, head over to our Instagram and let us know what you think.

#1. Miami, FL 
The happiest city in America is Miami, with 70% of residents saying they feel happy most of the time. This is the second year in a row Miami has ranked first on the list (supporting happiness pre- and post-pandemic). Miami is not only the happiest city but the healthiest and most active city as well. With more than 87% of people who live there working out once a week or more, they are moving their bodies as much as our world is moving us. Miami is making it a priority to look and feel good; residents invest an average of $74 a month on beauty and grooming services—more than any other US city. It’s also the second-most spiritually fulfilled city, with 70% of residents claiming they feel spiritually fulfilled. It seems that no matter how hard outside circumstances may get, Miami residents know a few tricks for finding and attaining happiness.


According to the 2021 Mindbody Wellness Index, Miami is the “Happiest City in America.”

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Planet Fitness Opens in Miramar, Making it the 20th Club in South Florida

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has opened a new location in Miramar, FL.

Planet Fitness’s new location is near retailers including Five Below, Publix, Ross, and CVS, located at 12531 Miramar Parkway 

The new facility occupies 16,000 sq. feet of space and offers state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, tanning booths, Total Body Enhancement booths, and more.

“Planet Fitness Miramar marks the 20th club in South Florida for our Franchise group, and we’re excited to continue our growth in this market with more clubs coming in the near future,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing, PF Atlantic Holdings, LLC, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “Finding the right gym can be intimidating, but Planet Fitness aims to make fitness accessible, affordable, and Judgement Free for everyone, as well as safe and squeaky-clean with our spacious clubs. We’re excited to offer the Miramar community a brand-new club with amazing amenities and membership offers.

Planet Fitness has taken several steps to enhance cleanliness policies and procedures to continue protecting the health and wellness of members, employees and the local community by implementing the following safety precautions: 

  • Increased sanitization stations are available throughout the gym floor and members will continue to be asked to wipe down equipment before and after use;
  • Touchless check-in is available via the free Planet Fitness App, simply download the app in advance and scan in at the front;
  • A Crowd Meter on the Planet Fitness App that allows members to check club capacity in real-time before even leaving the house Mask requirements that follow local and CDC guidelines;
  • Mask policies in accordance with local guidelines and more. 

For more information visit www.PlanetFitness.com.

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has opened a new location in Miramar, FL.

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The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon is Sold Out. Waitlist Now Open

The 20th edition of the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon is officially sold out. As first reported by Miami Marathon co-founder Frankie Ruiz, the race has received a total of 15,000 entries - the capacity limit for this year’s race. Runners who are still interested in running can join a growing waitlist for the anniversary edition of the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.

The 20th edition of the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon is officially sold out.

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Meet Andres Aleman - Youth Olympic Lifting and CrossFit Coach

Today, let’s introduce you to Andres Aleman. Andres is a mainstay at CrossFit Soul, and is now taking his years of training experience to teach youth everything they need to know about Olympic Lifting.

Let’s dive into this spotlight interview featuring Miami fitness trainer Andres Aleman.

Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you find your way to South Florida?

I was born in Ecuador and raised in Miami. At an early age, through wrestling, I realized I wanted to be a coach due to the impact my coaches had in my life.

How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor? 

Through my wrestling and MMA career I became very knowledgeable of different strength and conditioning methods and started coaching CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Now, I use all the experience I have acquired to pass it on to kids.

Where do you teach?

CrossFit Soul Miami and my client’s homes.

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

The impact that you can make in someone’s life.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

I feed off the energy my clients give me and I get inspired to see them get closer to their goals.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty as an instructor?

My specialty is definitely coaching kids and being able to capture their attention to teach them different modalities. Because of my experience with kids, I’ve developed great patience and it’s carried on to my adult clients which they appreciate.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in South Florida to train?

Tropical Park.

What is a goal you have that you want to accomplish in 2021? 

I’m working on a community project to raise funds for a foster home.

What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?

Become a global Lululemon ambassador and impact a bigger group of individuals through fitness.

What is the one thing you do every day to stay fit?

I currently compete in Olympic Weightlifting and I’m training for nationals.

Today, let’s introduce you to Andres Aleman. Andres is a mainstay at CrossFit Soul, and is now taking his years of training experience to teach youth everything they need to know about Olympic Lifting.

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SAT Soccer Wants to Kick It With Future Soccer Stars

SAT Soccer, which stands for Specialized Advance Training, is the passion of former soccer pro and CEO Ethan Sonis. From sharing tips with a couple of kids to the fully launched SAT Soccer, Sonis loves helping competitive players get even better at the game.

The business:

SAT Soccer is a private training specialist working with professional and elite youth athletes. They focus a lot on the details and making sure their players that extra edge over any other player that they are competing with and working on in game situations to have them operate better on the field.

In addition, SAT Soccer has athletes working with the professional players and adding more value to stars is what they are about. Think of SAT Soccer as the cheat code to players excelling in their environments and providing more value to their clubs.

What makes SAT Soccer unique?

SAT Soccer is unique in that they work game specific and make sure that when the players leave, they are more valuable to their teams and coaching staff.

"Intensity, intensity!" says Sonis.

What do members like best?

They say their favorite part is the game situation drills. SAT Soccer simulates real game scenarios and works on small details to do better in high-pressure moments when it’s in a game environment.

The facility:

Their training facilities have a grass and turf field.

How to join in:

While there are packages and drop-ins available, it is best to set up a call prior to setting a time in order to best understand the needs of each player. SAT Soccer offers group training and private training sessions.

Location:

SAT Soccer has two locations, one at 5140 SW 208th Lane in Southwest Ranches and another at 9617 Park Drive in Miami Shores.

Where to find SAT Soccer online:

Instagram: @satsoccer

Website: www.satsoccer.com

SAT Soccer, which stands for Specialized Advance Training, is the passion of former soccer pro and CEO Ethan Sonis. From sharing tips with a couple of kids to the fully launched SAT Soccer, Sonis loves helping competitive players get even better at the game.

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Former NFL Linebacker Stephen Tulloch Opens Second Circle House Coffee Location in Oakland Park

Business owner and former NFL star Stephen Tulloch celebrated the grand opening of his second Circle House Coffee location on Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park on Saturday, October 30.  

This launch joins Tulloch’s popular flagship location in Flagler Village, which has been a staple in the Fort Lauderdale community since 2019. The philanthropic and mission-driven coffee shop, in partnership with the Stephen Tulloch Foundation, often partners with other businesses in the community to raise and donate money to local and global charities.

Scheduled to be open seven days a week with drive-thru service, the new 2,000 square-foot Circle House Coffee will serve handcrafted coffees, CBD-infused drinks, hot and iced teas, and sweet treats including cakes, pies and gourmet Mojo Donuts. Food options include delicious house-made sandwiches, wraps, and empanadas with indoor and outdoor seating. Circle House Coffee also offers “drinkable selfies” with foam-printing technology that allows for customizable latte art.

“We are excited to expand the Circle House Coffee initiative to better serve the Oakland Park community,” said Tulloch, who credits coffee for fueling his 11-year NFL career.  “I created a unique brand with a purpose to serve our local and global communities, and the opportunity to be able to give back one sip at a time and make an impact is truly humbling.”

Staying true to Tulloch’s love of java, Circle House Coffee will continue to serve their popular Fifty-Five Signature Espresso which pays tribute to Tulloch’s NFL number 55. Circle House Coffee Oakland Park will also introduce the Magic City Blend, a dark roasted blend perfect for brewing signature South Florida-style beverages including Café con Leche, Cortadito and Café Cubano, as well as two new drip coffee and cold brew blends named the Flagler Village Blend and the Good Vibes Blend.

Circle House Coffee Oakland Park is located at 119 W Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park and is available for off-site and on-site catering.  In addition, the coffee house features an additional 7,000 square feet of outdoor event space available for private events.

For more information visit www.circlehousecoffee.com or follow Circle House Coffee on Instagram and Facebook.

Business owner and former NFL star Stephen Tulloch celebrated the grand opening of his second Circle House Coffee location on Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park on Saturday, October 30.

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Fourth Miami sweetgreen Location Now Open in Sunset Harbour

Sweetgreen is now calling Sunset Harbour home. The new location on Purdy Ave. marks the first Miami Beach location for the fast-casual healthy eats concept, and the fourth location in the Miami area since December 2020. The locations in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Wynwood have been instant hits with locals, due largely to the brand’s strong nationwide presence with over 120+ locations.

Known for their menu of core and seasonal salads, warm bowls, plates and sides, that use fresh ingredients and produce delivered that same day, sweetgreen brings a lot of local love to each location, highlighting different artists to feature custom pieces in their restaurants. 

“We were drawn to Miami because it’s truly a hub for real food, art and culture, a place we strive to be at the intersection of in all our stores,” said sweetgreen co-founder and CEO, Jonathan Neman. “We are passionate about entering new markets the right way, working with local partners to ensure our restaurants reflect and feel unique to the surrounding community. Our hope is that our Miami guests will experience that each time they walk into one of our restaurants.”

For more information on sweetgreen Sunset Harbour and their other Miami locations, visit www.sweetgreen.com. Follow sweetgreen on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @sweetgreen.

The new sweetgreen location on Purdy Ave. marks the first Miami Beach location for the fast-casual healthy eats concept, and the fourth location in the Miami area since December 2020.

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Anatomy Announces Expansion to Doral with Fifth South Florida Location

Less than six months after opening their Coconut Grove location, Anatomy has announced plans for an expansion to Doral, their fifth location since opening their Sunset Harbour flagship in 2014.

“I am humbled by the support we have continuously received as we expand the Anatomy brand,” said Chris Paciello, Anatomy Co-Founder and Co-owner. “As we continue to expand our presence in South Florida, it’s important that we choose locations where we feel we can become part of the community, as community is truly the backbone of Anatomy. I am endlessly proud of the special communities that we have built, and look forward to growing the Anatomy family and creating something wonderful with our neighbors in Doral.”

Located in City Place Doral, the 14,000-sq. ft., location is projected to open during late Spring/early Summer of 2022. This lease marks the beginning of a significant expansion for Anatomy as the brand continues to actively seek new locations.

Earlier this year, the STAY FIT 305 community voted Anatomy as the “Best Gym in Miami,” in large part due to the elevated experience, robust training options and group fitness programming, and high-end amenities at all of their locations. Influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, Anatomy combines state-of-the-art fitness equipment, proprietary 4-tier personal training system and indoor/outdoor group fitness programming, with recovery and regeneration components including hot and cold plunges, infrared and cold saunas and eucalyptus steam room.

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

“At Anatomy, we strive to bring an elevated and cutting-edge member experience to all of our locations,” said Marc Megna, Anatomy Co-Founder and Co-owner. “From our amazing body architects to our unbelievable group fitness classes, Anatomy is looking forward to bringing what we consider to be the future of fitness to Doral and building a brand new community in this location. We can’t wait for the wellness enthusiasts of the area to join our Anatomy family.”

Club locations include: Anatomy @ Miami Beach: 1220 20th St, Miami Beach, FL | Anatomy @ Midtown: 3415 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL | Anatomy @ 1 Hotel South Beach: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL | Anatomy @ Coconut Grove: 3385 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, FL.  | Anatomy @ Doral 3450 NW 83rd Avenue, Doral, FL.

For more information visit www.anatomyfitness.com.

Less than six months after opening their Coconut Grove location, Anatomy has announced plans for an expansion to Doral, their fifth location since opening their Sunset Harbour flagship in 2014.

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Planet Fitness Announces New Location Coming Soon to Davie

Planet Fitness is opening a new location in Davie. Slated to open in early November, Planet Fitness’s new location will be near retailers including Bath & Body Works, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Old Navy, located at 2310 S University Drive.

The new facility will occupy 14,000 sq. feet of space and offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning booths, Total Body Enhancement booths, and more.

“Planet Fitness Davie marks the 21st club in South Florida for our Franchise group, and we’re excited to continue our growth in this market with more clubs coming in the near future,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing, PF Atlantic Holdings, LLC, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “Finding the right gym can be intimidating, but Planet Fitness aims to make fitness accessible, affordable, and Judgement Free for everyone, as well as safe and squeaky-clean with our spacious clubs. We invite everyone to visit our presale office to learn more about the amazing amenities we have to offer in Davie and take advantage of our limited-time presale membership offers.”

As an introductory special, members can join now before the club opens for 25 cents down and $10 a month with no commitment during the pre-sale, occurring now through early November. Stop by the presale office located at 1984 S University Drive or join online at www.planetfitness.com/gyms/davie-fl.

Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Membership includes a variety of other benefits, including brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and free fitness training by a certified trainer through the PE@PF ® program.

For more information or to join online, you can visit www.PlanetFitness.com.

Planet Fitness is opening a new location in Davie. Slated to open in early November, Planet Fitness’s new location will be near retailers including Bath & Body Works, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Old Navy, located at 2310 S University Drive.

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Connect with the Hottest Trainers in Miami Using Motto

It's no secret that Miami is a city with tons of talented fitness professionals. Now, Motto - a new fitness concierge platform, is allowing you to discover and book the hottest trainers in town for individuals and groups.

RELATED: 25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021

Motto solves the common challenge of discovering and booking high-quality, trusted personal trainers by giving you access to their community of vetted and hand-selected talent across four cities (Miami, Palm Beach, New York City & the Hamptons). Users can book trainers who offer strength & HIIT, boxing, yoga and pilates with different session types.

“We created this platform because we needed it and recognized this would help the industry,” said Co-Founder, Leanna Brittis. “We are hoping that Motto refocuses the industry and provides a safe and trusted place for people to turn to.”

Motto offers personalized training for individuals and groups of all sizes with no upfront or subscription fees - only the price of the session, this provides users with the flexibility to try various trainers and workout types without commitment. These sessions can be booked at home, a location of your choice or virtually.

  • 1-on-1 (1 person): Individual session to improve one’s mental and physical health
  • Social Sessions (2-4 people): Small group training to get social with friends, colleagues or clients
  • Group Classes (5-15 people): Group workouts that allow the client create a class to bring together friends, coworkers, bridesmaids etc

Trainers build out their profiles and list their own rates and availability for clients to choose from. Motto allows for direct messaging between users and trainers should they need to request a specific availability that may not be listed on a trainer's schedule.

For more information, visit https://bookmotto.com/welcome



It's no secret that Miami is a city with tons of talented fitness professionals. Now, Motto - a new fitness concierge platform, is allowing you to discover and book the hottest trainers in town for individuals and groups.

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Destination Sport Miami to be Multisport $150M Facility

Destination Sport Miami is a $150 million multisports facility planned for Miami-Dade County.

Christopher Corey, a spokesman for the developers of Destination Sport, said it would be the biggest indoor multisports facility in North America at about 820,000 square feet. It would be constructed behind the TopGolf at 11850 N.W. 22nd St., within the Beacon Lakes business park. The location is just west of Florida’s Turnpike and the Dolphin Mall.

Destination Sport boasts Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss for football, Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier for ice hockey, former U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jill Ellis for soccer, All-Star forward Glenn Rice for basketball and All-Star pitcher Livan Hernandez for baseball.

“The athletes involved in this project aren’t just putting their names on it,” Corey said. “They are designing the academy programming that is going on in the facility.”

The features of Destination Sport are designed not only for locals, but are expected to attract people from across the county and around the world for training and competitions, Corey said. The indoor setting will allow people to train and hold events without fear of the South Florida rain or heat, he added.

The facility will include:

  • Two NHL-regulation ice hockey rinks
  • A turf field for football or soccer
  • 18 NBA-regulation basketball courts
  • An esports arena with daily programming
  • 36 volleyballs courts
  • 11 USTA-regulation tennis courts
  • A 15,000-square-foot fitness center
  • A 50-meter Olympic pool
  • A 25-yard warm-water therapy and teaching pool
  • An indoor surfing simulator
  • Several restaurants and cafes with a focus on healthy food
  • 16 party/event rooms
  • A pro shop
  • About 300,000 square feet of flex space
  • About 350,000 square feet for medical, office or retail space

“Now a parent can go to one building and have all of the sports for their children to play,” Corey said. “And meanwhile, the parent can go to the fitness center or the wellness programs or the rejuvenation spa.”

Corey added that the construction process is going "according to schedule." It's expected to take about 24 months to build.

Dan Weber, an executive at Tru North Capital Group, said private capital has been raised for the project to cover its anticipated $150 million cost and the team is currently finalizing the site design with architect Robert Andrus of Andrus Architecture in Rockford, Michigan.

"This is getting more exciting as we get closer to getting it cranked up," Weber said.

In May, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved $2.94 million in incentives for Destination Sport, which was called “Project Phoenix” at the time. The incentive application said the facility would create 229 jobs with an average salary of $63,834 over 10 years.

This was originally published by Brian Bandell for the South Florida Business Journal and can be found here.

Destination Sport Miami is a $150 million multisports facility planned for Miami-Dade County.

men dancing on a stage

Anticipated City Zero Miami Finally Opens Doors in Little Havana

City Zero Miami - one of the most anticipated Miami gym openings of 2021 - opened it's doors today to guests. Located on SW 8th St. in Little Havana, the ambitious four floor multicultural gym was built from the ground up, led by Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness.

City Zero Miami features all of the expected bells and whistles of a gym, but the centerpiece is the first floor studio equipped with a professional audio system, elevated stage, ambient lights, and Video LED where guests will take dance and other group fitness classes. Guests can expect to take classes featuring some of the hottest fitness trainers in Miami, along with special cameos from world renowned instructors and influencers.

The group fitness schedule is packed with a number of interesting options that include Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Strong Nation, Booty Bounce, Lift, Treadmill Boot Camp, Shobiz Dance, Strong Nation 30, Urban Street Dance, Full Body Conditioning, Tabata Strength, Total Body Blast, Rebolaxe, Blissfit Flow, Yogaton, Gentle Yoga, Booty Camp, Kettleburn, and Gluteus Mayhem.

On the other three floors, City Zero Miami is packed with premium equipment from Techno-Gym to Gymleco that include cable stations, pure strength, exercise tools, stretching equipment, selectorized machines, stair climbers, treadmills, and more.

“Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle or improve strength, we provide a wide range of classes to help you achieve your goals in a friendly and airy environment,” said Cat Medina, General Manager at City Zero Miami.

The airy environment Medina refers to is the unique interior design that blends an open industrial look, with high-end finishes, massive windows, and beautiful views. Terraces on each floor are open for outdoor training, allowing guests to vary their workout programming while taking in beautiful Brickell, Downtown, and Little Havana views.

City Zero Miami didn’t take any shortcuts in the build out of the gym, packing the space with tons of amenities guests will appreciate. Mens and women’s bathrooms with lockers, towel service, juice bar, and retail can be found. 

A City Zero Miami membership gets you full gym access (machine lofts 2 & 3), and unlimited group fitness classes. Guests will also have options for a Kid Zone Membership and Beto Experience memberships that are sold separately. 

City Zero Miami is currently offering founding members first-looks and perks, along with drop-ins for fitness classes and day passes. City Zero Miami is located at 591 SW 8th ST Miami, FL 33130. More information can be found at www.cityzero.com. Follow City Zero Miami on Instagram at @cityzeromiami.

City Zero Miami - one of the most anticipated Miami gym openings of 2021 - opened it's doors today to guests. Located on SW 8th St. in Little Havana, the ambitious four-floor multicultural gym was built from the ground up, led by Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness.

SLS Cancun beachfront in Mexico

Legacy Fit to Host Fitness Weekend at SLS Cancun

Manning Summer and Joe Stempien are inviting Legacy Fit members and fans to join them for a weekend of open-air workouts in the Mexican Caribbean. For 4 days, participants can partake in healthy culinary experiences, workouts, and even unwind with a pool party at the SLS Cancun.

The event will run from September 23-27 and the agenda looks like this:

  • September 23 -Check In
  • September 24 - 7:00 am workout on the beach
  • September 25 - 5:45 pm workout on the beach
  • September 26 - Brunch and party at the beach club
  • September 27 - Check out

Prices vary from just workouts at $60 per person, to all-inclusive with 4 nights stay, food, workouts, and merch at $17.85.44 per person.

For reservations and more information, email slscancun.events@slshotels.com and reference code NDO21.

Manning Summer and Joe Stempien are inviting Legacy Fit members and fans to join them for a weekend of open-air workouts in the Mexican Caribbean. For 4 days, participants can partake in healthy culinary experiences, workouts, and even unwind with a pool party at the SLS Cancun.

Boxer and Trainer at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach

Floyd Mayweather Highlights Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym, Calling It "Iconic" on Instagram

This week former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather gave a shoutout to Miami Beach's own 5th Street Gym on Instagram. Published to his Mayweather Promotions page, the post asked, "Which gym are you training at? All of these gyms are deservingly legendary in their own right, but which iconic gym would you choose?"

There listed with five other gyms across the country was 5th Street Gym. This gym has a rich history in Miami Beach and continues to attract professional boxers when they come to South Florida.

Interested in checking the gym out? Learn more about classes and pricing at 5thstgym.com.

*Photo Credit: Kerry Foley - @kerrfoley

This week former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather gave a shoutout to Miami Beach's own 5th Street Gym on Instagram. Published to his Mayweather Promotions page, the post asked, "Which gym are you training at? All of these gyms are deservingly legendary in their own right, but which iconic gym would you choose?"

people sitting at outdoor tables eating and drinking

Doral Yard Finally Opens The Backyard for Live Music, Events, and More

After months of anticipation, The Backyard at The Doral Yard in Downtown Doral is now open to guests.

The community gathering concept created by Della Heiman Goldkind of Yard Hospitality and Joseph Furst, founder of Place Projects, is an outdoor addition to The Doral Yard’s existing indoor food hall and events space, which opened in October 2020.

The Backyard features a large live outdoor music stage with covered turf, bar and self-serve seating, as it looks to recreate some of the magic guests grew accustomed to at The Wynwood Yard. Catch live performances by local talent playing everything from Cuban son montuno and bolero son to jazz, soul and R&B, every weekend from Thursday through Saturday evenings and DJs on Sundays.

The Backyard also offers semi-private event spaces, a garden by Little River Cooperative and is also home to existing The Doral Yard sweets culinary vendor, Santo Dulce! Churros. A large screen for showing movies and sporting events as well as a private event space is coming soon, too.

The Backyard will continue to iterate post-open, with the final stage opening this fall, that brings Barbakoa by Finka, the full service restaurant by Chef Eileen Andrade of Finka Table & Tap, featuring a fusion menu revolving around coal-fired fresh ingredients, along with Pokekai, creators of customizable Hawaiian poké bowls. Paletas Morelia will also set up a bigger, better kiosk in The Backyard. 

Existing vendors at The Doral Yard include: 

  • Plant-based and globally-inspired della bowls 
  • Authentic Venezuelan comfort food like 'pollo en brasa' or rotisserie chicken from un pollo
  • Dim sum made from scratch daily by Yip
  • The Bar at The Yard, a full-service bar serving cocktails, beer, wine, coffee, juices and more

The Doral Yard in Downtown Doral is located at 8455 NW 53rd St. Suite G106, Doral, FL. For more information on The Doral Yard, follow @DoralYard on Instagram and Facebook and at www.thedoralyard.com. The Yard is actively hiring for all front-of-house and back-of-house positions as well. Interested candidates can visit www.thedoralyard.com/careers for more information.

After months of anticipation, The Backyard at The Doral Yard in Downtown Doral is now open to guests.

Peloton Tread

Peloton Tread Will Be Available August 30

Peloton announced the all-new Peloton Tread will be available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on August 30. This new treadmill is different than the Peloton Tread+ that was released previously and voluntarily recalled back in May.

The new Peloton Tread combines Peloton's content and quality design with integrated safety features to create an efficient and engaging total body workout experience.

"Our goal is to be the go-to fitness solution and the largest and safest home fitness brand in the world," said John Foley, Peloton's CEO and co-founder. "We've worked hard to make sure the new Tread truly earns its spot in Members' homes. We'll always continue to innovate our hardware, software and safety features to live up to our commitment to Member safety and to improving the full Member experience."

The Tread was built with elements that make it easier for athletes at every fitness level to achieve their goals with motivating total body workouts. Design elements like the intuitive speed and incline control knobs and jump buttons create a seamless experience that, combined with Peloton's signature classes and Instructors, redefines what a running-based workout can be.

The Peloton Tread features:

  • 23.8" HD touchscreen with integrated speakers: Transition seamlessly between the Tread and the floor during your workout. The screen tilts up and down 50 degrees, so you can have the best possible view and sound while on the Tread, bringing you even closer to Instructors.
  • Designed to fit your daily routine: At 68" L x 33" W x 62" H, Tread measures smaller than most couches and fits comfortably in most homes.
  • Thoughtfully designed running platform: Tread has a 59" traditional belt to allow for uninterrupted runs.

The Peloton Tread includes the latest in software and hardware safety features to help Tread owners stay focused on their workouts, including:

  • Tread Lock: A four-digit, digital passcode that each authorized user will need to enter to unlock the belt before a workout. All current Peloton Tread owners, both those with an All-Access Membership and those without, have access to the Tread Lock safety feature.
  • Safety Key: The physical safety key helps a runner come to a quick stop during a class if needed. The safety key is also removable so that it can be stored away from the Tread to prevent unintended use.
  • Intuitive design: Every part of the Peloton Tread is designed to remove any barriers or distractions between runners and their goals. The speed and incline knobs are conveniently placed on the side rails, falling within a runner's natural arm swing so users can simply roll the knobs up or down mid-run to change the intensity of their workout. Runners can also immediately stop with an easy to find Stop button.

Customers will be able to purchase the Peloton Tread for $2,495. The All-Access Membership, which enables Members to access Peloton content using the Peloton Tread, is separate.  

Peloton announced the all-new Peloton Tread will be available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on August 30. This new treadmill is different than the Peloton Tread+ that was released previously and voluntarily recalled back in May.