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SOL Yoga Expands to New Sunset Harbour Location

Following much anticipation and excitement, SOL Yoga, known for its stunning studios, infrared-heated workout, and yoga classes, has finally opened its doors in the heart of Sunset Harbour. Located at 1811 Purdy Ave, the completely renovated space also has a smoothie bar and lifestyle boutique with cryotherapy soon to be offered.

“I truly believe today more than ever, we need more places like SOL Yoga that give us a sense of community and connection," said founder Catherine DeFrancesco. "For years, I’ve wanted to open a SOL in Sunset, as I just love the neighborhood and its variety of eclectic businesses.”

DeFrancesco calls yoga the 'secret of life', hence the name SOL, and her mission is to give people a place to elevate their health, to connect with others, and to ultimately live their best life.

The new location in Sunset Harbour spans over 3,500 square feet and has been completely renovated to include amenities such as showers, lockers, a smoothie bar, lifestyle boutique, and a cryotherapy chamber to be revealed soon.  

While the original SOL Yoga in Wynwood is now closed for further construction, the Fort Lauderdale location – and now Sunset Harbour - are just the start for this thriving brand, with more expansions underway.  

Unlike traditional ‘hot yoga’, infrared heat gently warms the body during classes at SOL, penetrating deep into your cells causing the release of stored toxins while increasing circulation, fat burning and immunity.

Led by some of Miami’s most sought after instructors, SOL Yoga offers an array of their signature yoga and workout classes that includes SOL Flow, Power, Hot Pilates and Sculpt, offering something for everyone at any level.

To celebrate the grand opening of Sunset Harbour, SOL Yoga is offering free classes all week long. There’s also a Founder’s Special with class packages at their lowest (best) prices for a limited time.  

To learn more and reserve your free classes now, head over to solyogaflorida.com or find them on Instagram @solyogaflorida.

Following much anticipation and excitement, SOL Yoga, known for its stunning studios, infrared-heated workout, and yoga classes, has finally opened its doors in the heart of Sunset Harbour. Located at 1811 Purdy Ave, the completely renovated space also has a smoothie bar and lifestyle boutique with cryotherapy soon to be offered.

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Inside of Elevation Fitness, a gym in Miami, with a view of all of the machines and mirrors

12 Miami Gyms to Try in 2024

Whether you are looking for personal training, classes, or just a full gym to do your own thing, these 12 Miami gyms have it all. Which is your favorite place to workout?

Anatomy

Anatomy features top-tier strength and cardio equipment, dedicated functional training spaces, and Body Architect trainers. Known for their innovative classes and specialized recovery services, Anatomy provides a comprehensive fitness experience for individuals looking for both performance enhancement and overall well-being.

  • Locations: Midtown, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Doral

Elev8tion

Elev8tion Fitness is a state-of-the-art training facility for passion-fueled individuals. If you're a bodybuilder or fitness pro, satisfy your training and lifestyle here with posing rooms and a dining area to heat up and eat your meals.

  • Locations: Downtown Miami, Miami Shores, and North Miami

Paradise Gym Miami

Grab a membership at Paradise Gym and get 25,000 square feet of free weights, machines, personal trainers, a huge turf zone, bootcamps, cardio boxing, and more. It's the gym that's a local paradise with all the things you need to smash your fitness goals.

  • Location: Kendall

Boxr

This facility is designed to give you an experience like no other. With innovative fitness equipment, a basketball court, a barbershop, a recovery lounge, a game room, and more, this place is all about fun, intensity, and getting those fitness goals knocked out.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

Powerhouse Gym

Discover a refined fitness experience at Powerhouse Gym Miami, where curated equipment and invigorating group fitness classes come together. This modern facility offers an array of amenities, including a heated yoga studio, dynamic spin room, tanning services, luxurious locker rooms, saunas, and a nutritious snack bar.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

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. From a top of the line spa that includes a cold plunge, to indoor basketball courts and volleyball courts available for use, ADAPT has something for everyone.

  • Location: North Miami

Miami Strong

Here you'll find a variety of equipment for every muscle group to properly target your entire body and ensure your workouts never get boring. Try some of their group fitness classes which use their unique Lean365 programming.

  • Location: Edgewater

GluteHouse

GluteHouse is a members-only fitness studio that provides strategically designed programming to build glutes, strengthen confidence, and teach members how to avoid hitting plateaus in their workouts. Combing the best aspects of personal training, group fitness, and tech, members move to a new station every 10 minutes during a 60-minute workout consisting of 6 stations.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

UFC Gym

Experience MMA-inspired training programs and benefits for all athletic abilities. UFC Gym is home to many convenient amenities includng recovery, personal training, and a youth gym. Clubs include a bag rack, indoor turf, mat area, free weights, and essential cardio and weight equipment.

  • Location: Midtown Miami, Kendall, and North Miami

Equinox

Equinox gyms are renowned for their upscale facilities, cutting-edge equipment, and a comprehensive approach to fitness that includes personalized training and a variety of classes. Offering a blend of sophistication and sweat, these gyms provide a curated experience for those who value both style and substance in their fitness journey.

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

Life Time

More than a gym, Life Time bills themselves as an athletic country club with classes, activities, and programs for every passion. A premium fitness destination, Life Time stands out with upscale facilities, diverse amenities, and a comprehensive range of fitness offerings.

  • Location: Coral Gables and The Falls (Kendall)

City Zero Miami

Be part of a fitness journey that's as diverse as Miami itself with top-of-the-line equipment and group fitness classes. Whether you're hitting the gym for the first time or you're a seasoned fitness veteran, City Zero is your urban sanctuary for breaking a sweat, fostering positivity, and embracing a lifestyle that celebrates wellness in all its forms.

  • Location: Little Havana

Whether you are looking for personal training, classes, or just a full gym to do your own thing, these 12 Miami gyms have it all. Which is your favorite place to workout?

Inside of Mimi Yoga Studio in Wynwood, Miami with mirrors and yoga mats laid out

12 Must-Try Miami Yoga Studios in 2024

There is a lot of yoga in Miami, so whether you're a newbie or a pro, there's something for everyone. Dive into the yoga scene and discover your perfect match among these 12 Miami yoga studios.

Mimi Yoga Studio

Mimi Yoga Studio offers a variety of yoga modalities including heated signature power, vinyasa, and restorative flows. Classes are all based around the studio's mission to create community and hold space for personal transformation, so "just show up".

  • Location: Wynwood

Break Free Movement

Break Free Movement is your sanctuary for mind-body wellness. Try Hip-Hop Vinyasa where you will flow through a sequence of poses in a safe, yet challenging way, while vibing to hip-hop beats, or Aerial Flow to move beyond the vertical plane with 3D movements that lift you into the arm using a silk to assist.

  • Location: Coral Gables

Hanu Yoga Studio

Find a mix of heated and non-heated classes with offerings that allow you to just move your body and connect inward on your mat. Link breath to movement at a steady pace while still exploring challenging postures and transitions.

  • Location: Miami Beach

SOL YOGA

SOL YOGA's mantra is to "feel good here", encouraging you to embrace self-love and leading to a more balanced, connected, and joyful being, on and off the mat. All classes take place in an infrared-heated room.

  • Locations: Wynwood and Fort Lauderdale (Sunset Harbour coming soon)

Casa Vinyasa

Offering heated and non-heated classes, Casa Vinyasa has classes for both those looking for more guidance within poses and those who want to move through sequences at a faster pace. Their Yogalete class is a form of active recovery that will stretch and lengthen your entire body.

  • Location: Coral Gables

Yoga Joint

From an opening sequence that ensures muscles are warmed up and several pose variations to suit all levels, Yoga Joint's Hot Flows will deliver a solid foundation with the option to turn up the intensity dial based on your individual needs.

  • Locations: Midtown Miami, Boca Raton, Davie, Deerfield, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood

YogaSix

YogaSix offers 6 different class types from hot and powerful to slow and mindful. Whether you are connecting to the rhythm of your breath, or working up to the edge of your fitness level in class, there is something for everyone.

  • Locations: Midtown, Aventura, Pinecrest, and Hollywood

CorePower Yoga

Yoga at CorePower combines heat, music, movement, breath, and community for a one-of-a-kind workout. With a variety of class styles and times to meet any schedule and yogi level, you can power up your practice here.

  • Location: Brickell

Miami Life Center at Miami Yoga Garage

Join a community of practitioners who share a passion for yoga and mindfullness. Whether you take a Ashtanga class or Restorative class, come here to reduce stress and improve flexibility and build strength.

  • Location: Wynwood

Ahana Yoga

Ahana Flow is a vinyasa style yoga class with creative sequencing, chanting and meditation.  You will find sun salutations, standing postures, back opening, inversions & twisting. Check out Ahana Sweats at their North Miami location for a heated flow.

  • Locations: Design District and North Miami

YO BK

Harness the power of your breath as you flow through challenging poses, channeling your inner energy in a heated room. Classes combine the ancient wisdom of yoga with cutting-edge techniques designed to enhance your strength, flexibility, and mental focus.

  • Location: Wynwood

Yoga Plus

Expect to breathe, get a yummy stretch, and sing along to your favorite songs during fiery flows here. Each weeks class is different than the last, leaving you invigorated in your body and heart.

  • Location: Little River

There is a lot of yoga in Miami, so whether you're a newbie or a pro, there's something for everyone. Dive into the yoga scene and discover your perfect match among these 12 Miami yoga studios.

A row of reformers under red lights at Tremble in Miami

12 Miami Pilates Studios to Try in 2024

Begin adding low-impact, high-intensity Pilates sessions to your workout regimen at any of these 12 Miami Pilates studios (or Pilates-inspired) in 2024.

Tremble Pilates

Classes here combine the best of strength training, cardio and Pilates inspired movements all in one session on reformers. Instructors are ready to make you TREMBLE!

  • Locations: Aventura, Brickell, Boca Raton, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Midtown, Miami Beach, and South Miami (Doral coming soon!)

Solidcore

Work all your muscles to failure on Solidcore's resistance training reformer, sweatlana. In just 50 minutes, you will be pushed to new heights of strength and endurance.

  • Locations: Aventura, Midtown, Boca Raton, Brickell, and Coral Gables

Reforming Pilates

Develop a strong and balanced body and mind at Reforming Pilates. Try a Reformer All Levels class or dial in the focus in a Booty & Abs class.

  • Locations: Bay Harbor, Miami Beach

Pandora Pilates

A Pilates and Physical Therapy studio, find reformer-based classes with or without props to increase challenge and awareness. Classes are focused on form and alignment and target the whole body.

  • Location: Coral Gables

FORM50

Experience intense time under tension and controlled movements with high speed intervals for an effective 50 minutes. Try their FORM Your Foundation, an essential class for newbies designed with fundamental FORM50 moves.

  • Location: Wynwood

Pilates One

Using the basic fundamentals of Pilates, workouts here change every few months to keep the body evolving and the mind motivated. Their main focus is to tone, lengthen and work on body alignment.

  •  Location: Coconut Grove

Megalit Fitness Studio

A 45-minute class here will leave you feeling energized and stronger. You should expect to sweat and feel your muscles shake. (Technically it is Lagree, not Pilates, but we had to include this studio!)

  • Location: Midtown

Pilates in the Grove

Pilates in the Grove offers a range of classes and rehabilitation and rejuvenation services to help you strengthen, lengthen, and move your body, and live an active life.

  •  Locations: Coconut Grove and South Miami

Code of Life Pilates

Code of Life promotes intentional movement of mind, body, and spirit through their classes. Try their unique Hardcore class with very little transition time between exercises to get the most out of your time working out.

  •  Location: Key Biscayne

JetSet Pilates

Classes at JetSet aim to keep muscles at maximum tension throughout the duration of the exercises with the intention of creating long, lean, strong, and balanced bodies.

  • Locations: Brickell, Downtown, Edgewater, Miami Beach, and Sunset Harbour (Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and North Miami coming soon!)

Breathe Pilates

The small Pilates class sizes at Breathe ensure that you receive personal attention and growth in your Pilates practice. They also specialize in post rehabilitation Pilates.

  • Location: El Portal

Pilathon

Pilathon is a fully equipped Pilates and wellness studio with classes like Wundaful Chair, using the Pilates Chair to challenge your balance, and Sweet Pilates, appropriate for pregnant students.

  • Location: Wynwood and Little River

Begin adding low-impact, high-intensity Pilates sessions to your workout regimen at any of these 12 Miami Pilates studios (or Pilates-inspired) in 2024.

People running on treadmills in the Red Room at Barry's in Miami

12 Must-Try Miami HIIT and Bootcamp Workouts in 2024

If you're up for a seriously tough workout, check out these 12 gyms and studios across Miami for their unique takes on bootcamp and HIIT style classes. Best part? These workouts are for all fitness levels.

Barry's

Discover the original HIIT workout at Barry's Bootcamp! Transition between treadmill sprints and floor-based strength training to maximize your fitness gains. Throughout your time in the Red Room, expect to be pushed to your limits.

  • Locations: Aventura, Midtown, and Miami Beach

Rumble Boxing

Rumble is a boxing-inspired group fitness class that rotates you through 10 rounds of punching bags and strength training exercises to sculpt muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance. Leave it all on the floor and walk out of class feeling victorious.

  • Locations: Miami Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, and Coral Springs (Doral and North Miami coming soon)

Sweat440

In just 40 minutes, Sweat440 delivers a dynamic HIIT workout. Their conveniently scheduled classes, starting every 10 minutes, make it easy to fit in a sweat session, even for those with the busiest schedules. Four stations of always-changing exercises ensure an efficient yet engaging workout.

  • Locations: Brickell, Midtown, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Upper East Side, South Miami, Doral, and Miami Lakes (Coconut Grove coming soon)

Legacy

Embrace the #NoDaysOff movement in a Partner Interval Training class at Legacy. Sign up with a friend or get paired with an accountability partner throughout the session, as you grind through a workout helping you to increase speed, power, endurance, and metabolic rate.

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

54D‍‍

54D's 54-day high-intensity group training program will get you results. This rigorous full-body workout not only pushes physical and mental boundaries but also provides a supportive community of like-minded individuals to encourage your journey.

  • Locations: Coral Gables, Design District

Bünda

A class that is half StairMaster, half resistance training, Bünda promises a better butt and a better body. Though there is a large focus on glutes, they train all parts of the body to bring balance to your workout routine.

  • Locations: Coral Gables, Doral

ISI Elite Training

Iron sharpens iron! The focus at ISI is to deliver measurable results in a 50-minute session, building confidence and character, and challenging you to be better than yesterday. No one will be left behind at this studio.

  • Locations: Brickell, Edgewater

F45 Training

F45 Training merges three leading-edge fitness training styles into one 45-minute functional training class. With each session, you’ll experience the proven benefits of combining high-intensity interval training (HIIT), circuit training, and functional training in order to provide you with the results you’re looking for – all in just under an hour.

  • Locations: Aventura, Brickell, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Doral, Kendall, and Pinecrest

Stunna's Fit

Hard work always pays off at Stunna's Fit! Classes here are a combination of boxing, circuit training, and innovative challenges and you'll have fun doing them.

  • Location: South Miami

CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing specializes in high-intensity kickboxing workouts. Classes typically involve a combination of punching and kicking on heavy bags, along with bodyweight exercises, to provide a full-body workout. The workouts are designed to improve overall fitness, burn calories, and enhance both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.

  • Locations: Brickell, Edgewater, Doral, Hollywood, River Landing, and Pembroke Pines

Tuluka Fitness Club

Get ready to sweat and sculpt your body with a variety of classes! Try a signature HIIT strength class, focusing on strengthening and toning your core, glutes and legs, or mix things up with a kettlebell HIIT class.

  • Locations: Brickell, North Miami

Orangetheory Fitness

At Orangetheory, participants wear heart rate monitors to track their performance, aiming to spend a specific amount of time in different heart rate zones for optimal results. The workouts, designed to maximize calorie burn and post-exercise oxygen consumption, involve a variety of exercises on treadmills, rowing machines, and strength training equipment.

  • Locations: Brickell, Design District, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Doral, Aventura, and Miami Lakes

If you're up for a seriously tough workout, check out these 12 gyms and studios across Miami for their unique takes on bootcamp and HIIT style classes. Best part? These workouts are for all fitness levels.

Three meals on display from AthleticsFit meal prep service in Miami

Start Strong in 2024: Transform with AthleticsFit Meal Plans, Your Resolution Game-Changer

Start the year off right with healthy meals based on your goals and delivered fresh to your door. AthleticsFit has been creating meal plans for people throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties since 2015. Whether you are looking to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or simply enjoy delicious food, there is a meal plan that is right for you.

There are meal plans for weight loss, weight maintenance, and muscle gain. The menu changes weekly with over 150 rotating options for variety. You also have the option to create your own custom meal plan from scratch for total diet control. The weight loss meal plan is low carb and designed to help you reshape your lifestyle by adopting healthy new habits. The traditional balanced plan is created to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The athletics plan has extra protein for athletes and very active individuals.

All meals are:

  • Chef prepared using high-quality ingredients
  • Macros ready with nutrition facts
  • No preservatives
  • No GMO, no antibiotics
  • Ready to eat

If convenience is what you are after, there is also a kids menu available as well. No more grocery shopping, no cooking, and no washing dishes. Save up to 20 hours per week and know you have a healthy meal when you are ready to eat.

After selecting a meal plan, AthleticsFit delivers up to three times a week based on your goals. Deliveries take plan on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Check out the full menu on the GetMyMeals app or on the AthleticsFit website at afmeals.com. To kick start your New Year resolutions, use the code STAYFIT305 for a 15% off discount on your first order.

Start the year off right with healthy meals based on your goals and delivered fresh to your door. AthleticsFit has been creating meal plans for people throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties since 2015. Whether you are looking to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or simply enjoy delicious food, there is a meal plan that is right for you.

Rending of the inside of the new Anatomy location at 1212 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach including the front desk area

Anatomy's New Flagship Miami Beach Location Opening December 15

Anatomy will be opening their newest and largest facility on December 15 at 1212 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This brand-new flagship will be a relocation of their original facility at 1220 20th Street, offering more indoor and outdoor space for their growing community.

“The Anatomy team is eager and excited to introduce this new chapter of Anatomy’s evolution within our flagship Miami Beach neighborhood,” said the Anatomy Team.  “We are grateful to our team and the community for embracing Anatomy with such passion since we opened our first location in 2014. We are endlessly committed to growing with the needs of our Anatomy family and look forward to welcoming new and existing members to this grand fitness destination.”

Anatomy, influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, provides its members and guests with a community where they can sweat, enhance, and recover in a positive and welcoming environment. Designed by Frossard Fernandez Design, the new 1212 Miami Beach location will feature a dramatic 70-ft glass skylit atrium that will infuse spectacular natural light into the space’s interior. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, Concept2 machines, and a specialized lower body training section featuring a selection of specialty machines targeting glute development.

The new venue will offer expanded group fitness offerings, including Training Camp, Limitless, HardCORE, Booty Blast, The Gun Show, Metabolic Meltdown, and Yoga, as well as a dedicated WeRideindoor cycling studio. The location’s expansive open-air outdoor workout area will be equipped with free weights and cardio machines and feature fitness classes and programming, complete with a dedicated track area designed for sprinting.

Designed to enhance members’ fitness levels, the club will provide access to Anatomy’s exclusive personal training system, led by expertly trained Body Architects. Furthermore, within the facility, you’ll find ‘The Sanctuary’ – an integral part of Anatomy’s identity – offering advanced recovery and revitalization services that include multiple hot and cold plunges, an infrared sauna infused with Himalayan salt therapy, and a soothing eucalyptus steam room.

Members will also have the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge assessment tools such as In-Body Testing and vo2max, which provide insights into metabolic rate and biological age. A VitaSquad Vitamin IV Lounge will also be offered, accompanied by an expanded retail section, pre and post-workout lounge areas where guests can unwind, take calls, get some work done, and easily accessible on-site parking that will be complimentary for a duration of 2 hours.

For membership inquiries, miamibeach@anatomyfitness.com or visit AnatomyFitness.com to learn more.

Credit: Frossard Fernandez Design

Anatomy will be opening their newest and largest facility in late 2023 at 1212 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This brand-new flagship will be a relocation of their original facility at 1220 20th Street, offering more indoor and outdoor space for their growing community.

5 people on the sweatlana reformer taking a solidcore class under the blue lights

Find a Stronger Version of Yourself at the Newest Solidcore Location in Coral Gables

Coral Gables say hi to Solidcore! The studio is open now for classes and will officially celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, December 2 with raffles, vendors, and a live DJ.

With 4 other locations across South Florida, you may already be familiar with their 50 minute classes of low-impact strength training designed to break down muscles to failure. The high-intensity workouts help you build strength on a stronger foundation than before. This is all done on a Pilates-inspired reformer called sweatlana, utilizing springs for various levels of tension and resistance training, with the lights down and the music up.

"At Solidcore, we don’t shy away from hard things; we seek them out," said Marisa Herron, area manager for the Florida studios. "The result is a transformed body and mind. So, lean into the work and see the difference for yourself."

Solidcore's core workout utilizes slow and controlled movements scientifically designed to break down muscles to failure so they build back stronger. Classes are designed with a rotating monthly muscle focus to maximize the workout and deliver balanced bodies. New to Solidcore? They also have a Beginner50 class to help you understand how to follow your coach's cues, implement proper form, and execute exercises effectively. Existing clients will say the vibes, coaches, and the workout itself are all their favorite parts of Solidcore.

The Coral Gables studio has lockers and also offers validated parking. Right now there are still special founder's memberships available for a limited time. You can also buy class packs or single classes.

The studio is located at 111 Palermo Ave, Suite 210, on the 2nd level. You can also find Solidcore studios in Brickell, Midtown, Aventura, and Boca Raton. For more information check out Instagram @solidcore or solidcore.co.

Coral Gables say hi to Solidcore! The studio is open now for classes and will officially celebrate their Grand Opening on Saturday, December 2 with raffles, vendors, and a live DJ.

Participants working out at Sweat440 in Miami

HIIT Your Goals with Sweat440's HIIT Classes Starting Every 10 Minutes

Sweat440 has become a fitness mainstay in South Florida since its opening in Miami Beach's Sunset Harbour neighborhood in 2018. Co-founded by professional trainers Matthew Miller and Cody Patrick, Sweat440 is designed to deliver results.

With high-intensity interval training classes beginning every 10 minutes, Sweat440 is perfect for anyone with a tight schedule, a hard-to-plan calendar... or someone permanently on Miami time. They make it easy to incorporate a workout into your busy routine and it's why their slogan is #NeverLate.

“Sweat440 is the most convenient workout in boutique fitness," said Sean Datte, studio manager at Sweat440. "With classes every 10 minutes we have made fitting a workout work into any busy schedule.”

The 40-minute class is comprised of four fitness stations and incorporates a quick combination of cross-training, strength training, and HIIT aimed to burn fat, boost your metabolism, and efficiently help you get the most out of your workout. You will target all of your muscle groups with scalable programs designed for everyone from beginners to experts.

Classes run seven days a week with daily focuses that include upper body, lower body, core, and full body. Workouts are always different so you'll never be bored, using a large variety of equipment including rowers, assault bikes, sleds, battle ropes, TRX and more to keep your training exciting and challenging.

Sweat440 offers memberships, class packs, and drop-in classes depending on your fitness journey. Get 50% off your first month on any membership at any location with code STAYFIT305.

Now operating 19 locations across 8 states, Sweat440's South Florida locations include Brickell, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Doral, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, South Miami, and Upper East Side, with Midtown coming soon. Next year you can also expect to see studios in Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Grove, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines.

Stay up to date on all the latest with Sweat440 by following them on Instagram at @Sweat440 or downloading their Sweat440 app to book a class.

Sweat440 has become a fitness mainstay in South Florida since its opening in Miami Beach's Sunset Harbour neighborhood in 2018. Co-founded by professional trainers Matthew Miller and Cody Patrick, Sweat440 is designed to deliver results.

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Tickets on Sale Now for January 2024 Pickle Games Miami

One and two-day passes are now on sale for The Pickle Games Miami, taking place Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Miami Marine Stadium. The Pickle Games Miami is a NEW experience encompassing a two-day tournament and a first-of-its-kind festival celebrating all things pickleball.

While some tournaments may focus solely on the competitive aspect, The Pickle Games Miami aims to foster a sense of community to further advance the sport. The Pickle Games' objective is to use the vibrant energy of the Miami lifestyle and establish a community for pickle lovers to celebrate and support the rapid rise in pickleball. Produced by Black Stage Productions, the tournament is open to everyone from amateurs to professional picklers.

General admission tickets will be offered at $20 for a one-day pass and $30 for a two-day pass. Each general admission ticket provides access to all of the festival activations, performances, vendors within the festival’s Vendor Village and general viewing spectator seats. VIP tier tickets will also be available for purchase in the coming weeks.

The pickleball tournament component will include men's, women's and mixed doubles matches. Athlete registration for two days of pickleball, commemorative merchandise and access to an exclusive athlete village that will provide an array of services and experiences is $500 per team of two. The Athletes Village offers players complimentary massages, physical therapy, snacks, drinks and much more. When they aren’t playing, athletes will also have access to the entire festival over the span of the weekend.

Tickets to the event and registration to participate in the tournament are available on The Pickle Games Miami website. For more information about The Pickle Games Miami, check out their website and follow @thepicklegamesmiami.

One and two-day passes are now on sale for The Pickle Games Miami, taking place Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Miami Marine Stadium. The Pickle Games Miami is a NEW experience encompassing a two-day tournament and a first-of-its-kind festival celebrating all things pickleball.

Reformer under the red lights inside of a Tremble Pilates studio in South Florida

Tremble Pilates Studio Signs Lease in Doral

Make it Tremble in Doral! Aiming for a Winter 2023 grand opening, the newest Tremble studio will be located at Doral Atrium.

This location will also be the chain's eighth South Florida outpost with studios now open in Miami Beach, Brickell, Aventura, Coconut Grove, Midtown, South Miami, and Coral Gables. Tremble also has studios across the country in Soho and Bridgehampton in New York, Reno in Nevada, and Lafayette in Louisiana.

At Tremble you experience a high-intensity, reformer-based class that will workout your entire body. Class sizes are small and instructors are ready to help you get stronger mentally and physically.

"We are thrilled to be expanding and opening our doors to the Doral community," said Aryan Rashed, Founder and CEO of Tremble.

The new studio will be on the northwest corner of Doral Boulevard and 79th Avenue in Doral. To stay up to date on the opening, subscribe to Tremble's newsletter and follow their Instagram to learn more!

Make it Tremble in Doral! Aiming for a Winter 2023 grand opening, the newest Tremble studio will be located at Doral Atrium.

The mural on the wall at the new Vale Food Co Boca Raton location that says "Vale: To live an earthly life"

Vale Food Co to Open a New South Florida Location in Boca Raton

Florida-grown restaurant brand Vale Food Co will expand its footprint to Boca Raton and is set to open to the public on Monday, September 11, making it the eighth location to open in Florida.

“After much success with our locations throughout Florida and with a growing demand for healthy food, I’m excited to open our eighth Vale Food Co restaurant in the heart of Boca Raton and offer the community an all-day healthy dining destination like no other,” said Sunny Ilyas, CEO and Founder of Vale Food Co. “I’m confident that our fresh-forward food offerings and all-day vibe will cater to the diverse needs of Boca's dynamic neighborhood of families, children, and adults alike.”

At the 3,000-square-foot Boca restaurant, guests are greeted with a fresh design and a mix of plants, succulents and lush greenery hanging throughout the ceiling and walls to encapsulates Vale’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable-focused dining experience.  The restaurant has a 25-seat indoor dining room and an inviting outdoor 20-seat patio providing the perfect setting to refuel, work or catch up with friends.

Vale Food Co’s menu features a range of healthy-forward dishes like açaí bowls, poke bowls and avocado toasts found at its cold ‘superfood’ station; build-your-own protein bowls and signature salads at the ‘hot food’ station; a selection of grab-and-go snacks and bakery items like popular freshly baked whole grain chocolate chip cookies complemented by a full beverage program with coffee, matcha and smoothies. The menu is designed to enjoy all day long and offers a variety of items for everyone including families and kids.

In 2014, Ilyas initially launched Vale as a meal delivery service feeding college students and after seeing the demand and buzz, he pivoted the brand and transformed it into a fast-casual restaurant. Vale, named after an old English word that means “to live an earthly life”, is dedicated to its core values of health, quality food, sustainability and community. He opened the first Vale Food Co location in Tallahassee in 2016 with the goal to provide healthy food that was affordable, quick and good for you. In 2022, the brand made its inaugural debut in South Florida with the latest location in Brickell.

Vale Food Co Boca is located at 5250 Town Center Circle #131 in Boca Raton. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 9AM-10PM. Vale Food Co also offers catering services for large groups and private events. For more information, visit www.ValeFoodCo.com.

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Florida-grown restaurant brand Vale Food Co will expand its footprint to Boca Raton and is set to open to the public on Monday, September 11, making it the eighth location to open in Florida.

Outdoor pool at the new Life Time athletic club at The Falls in Kendall, Miami

Life Time’s Newest Athletic Club is Now Open at The Falls in Kendall

Life Time debuted its unique athletic country club experience at The Falls in Kendall on Friday, August 4. The opening marks the Company’s second location in greater Miami and fourth in South Florida as it continues its nationwide expansion.

“Life Time at The Falls is the first of its kind in Miami, and our sixth shopping center destination with Simon as part of our asset light strategy,” said Parham Javaheri, Life Time Chief Property Development Officer. “We’re eager for Miamians to experience the unmatched programs and offerings Life Time is bringing to The Falls and the area as part of Simon’s commitment to create new experiences for their customers.”

Life Time Miami at The Falls is a three-story athletic club replacing the former Bloomingdales with a massive outdoor beach club with leisure and lap pools, waterslides, luxury seating with cabanas and an expansive outdoor Life Cafe & Bar. The building features the ultimate boutique experience with seven dedicated studios cycle, group fitness, Pilates and yoga programming; three indoor pickleball courts; an expansive fitness floor with state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated space for one-on-one Dynamic Personal Training; Kids Academy for kids 3 months to 11 years old; LifeCafe restaurant; full-service LifeSpa salon and spa, and luxurious dressing rooms with rejuvenation suites for men and women with whirlpools, cold plunge, saunas, steam rooms and complimentary towels and lockers.

“We welcome Life Time as our newest brand to open at The Falls,” said Sundesh Shah, Simon’s Senior Vice President, Specialty Development. “Simon is thrilled that more south Florida residents can now experience this one-of-a-kind athletic country club. Its world-class fitness and lifestyle amenities only add to how residents can play, dine, and shop at the center.”

Life Time is open Monday through Sunday from 4 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit Life Time Miami at The Falls. It is located at The Falls Shopping Center at 8778 SW 136th Street in Miami.

‍Life Time debuted its unique athletic country club experience at The Falls in Kendall on Friday, August 4. The opening marks the Company’s second location in greater Miami and fourth in South Florida as it continues its nationwide expansion.

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Spin and Sculpt at Peach Fest on August 12

Tickets are still available for Peach Fest, a Rodé x Glutehouse wellness event that combines spin, strength training, and meditation. It will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 10 am at Rodé Cycle in Brickell.

Experience invigorating cardio and empowering strength workouts before finding tranquility in a guided meditation. Sweat, strengthen, and meditate together for a well-rounded and uplifting community experience.

Tickets include goodies from sponsors including TLF, Planta, RSP Nutrition, FuelHouse, and more.

To reserve your spot for the event and find out more click here.

Tickets are still available for Peach Fest, a Rodé x Glutehouse wellness event that combines spin, strength training, and meditation. It will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 10 am at Rodé Cycle in Brickell.

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Be Part of Miami’s 3rd Modern Meditation Teacher Training at Modern Om

If you have ever considered learning to become a meditation teacher, check out the Modern Meditation Teacher Training with Amanda Gilbert and Modern ŌM. This is Miami’s only in-person modern meditation teacher training (MMTT) certification.

Amanda Gilbert is a renowned meditation teacher with over a decade of experience in the field and Modern ŌM is Miami’s leading spiritual wellness community.

The 5 month certification, taught live in Miami from August 19 - December 16, is organized into 3 comprehensive modules to strengthen your personal practice and understanding and is uniquely designed to develop what the world needs today - effective modern meditation teachers who are:

  • Committed to their personal practice
  • Studied in lineage, historical & cultural context
  • Knowledgeable in science and research
  • Trained in understanding diversity and trauma
  • Practical in their teaching styles
  • Skilled in facilitating group dynamics
  • Ethical and professional
  • Embodied in their work

Training includes:

  • A professional certification as a Modern Meditation Teacher
  • 5 month comprehensive training with world-class faculty
  • 6 hours of LIVE (not recorded) training with faculty
  • Monthly group mentorship sessions
  • Practice teaching on the Modern ŌM platform
  • Access to future trainings and curriculum for continued career development
  • A peer-group of fellow future modern meditation practitioners and leaders
  • Credibility, competency and confidence to build your meditation career

Full details on the training schedule, pre-requisites, tuition, and payment can be found at their website modernmeditation.training.

Book a 20 minute call to learn more or apply to the program here.

Become a modern day meditation teacher with Modern ŌM x Amanda Gilbert Meditation (AGM). This is Miami’s only in-person meditation teacher training (MTT) certification.

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Crunch Fitness Secures 53,000-Square-Foot Building in Broward County

Crunch Fitness will be opening in Broward County by late 2023 or early 2024 at 9919 W. Oakland Park Blvd in Sunrise.

Founded in 1989, Old Chelsea Station, New York-based Crunch Fitness has more than 400 locations throughout the United States, including nine in South Florida, as well as Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal, and Spain. In addition to Sunrise, another location is slated to open in Lake Worth at 4651 Hypoluxo Road, according to Crunch Fitness' website.

For more information, check out the club page on the Crunch Fitness website.

Crunch Fitness will be opening in Sunrise by late 2023 or early 2024 at 9919 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

The front desk at the newest South Florida Anatomy location in Doral

Anatomy Opens Fifth South Florida Location in Doral

Anatomy is expanding their wellness community with the opening of their fifth South Florida location at City Place Doral.

“The Anatomy team is thrilled to bring our brand of fitness to the Doral community in this unbelievable City Place location,” said David Geller, Anatomy’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner.  “It’s part of Anatomy’s mission to establish integrated health and wellness communities and we feel that Anatomy Doral is poised for success. With each location, Anatomy strives to create a life-enriching environment where our members can feel welcomed amongst a supportive group of like-minded individuals, and we hope to create that in Doral. This new location will be the next strategic step in our expansion throughout South Florida and beyond.”

The newest Anatomy encompass 14,000-sq. ft., in the heart of Doral. They offer the services that Anatomy has become known for such as Anatomy’s hand selected state of the art equipment, dynamic personal training system, performed by expertly trained Body Architects, designed to help members achieve a top level of fitness and a vast offering of indoor and outdoor group fitness classes as well as an infrared sauna and cold plunges in the Sanctuary. This location also offers a We Ride Spin Studio, Mobility Stretching, a Vitamin IV Lounge by Vitasquad and Normatec Compression Boots providing the full Sweat, Enhance, Recover experience.

“At Anatomy, we strive to bring an elevated and cutting-edge member experience and our enveloping culture 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.”

Doral marks Anatomy’s fifth full-service location in South Florida, joining clubs in Miami Beach, Midtown, Coconut Grove and at the 1 Hotel South Beach and seventh location overall, including clubs at 1 Hotel Nashville and 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay. Influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, Anatomy provides members and guests a life-enriching community where they can sweat, enhance, and recover together.

“I am humbled by the support we have continuously received as we expand the Anatomy brand," said Chris Paciello, Anatomy Co-Founder. “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.”

Anatomy Doral is located at 3450 NW 83rd Avenue, Suite 200, in Doral. For more information and membership inquiries please contact doral@anatomyfitness.com visit AnatomyFitness.com.

Anatomy is expanding their wellness community with the opening of their fifth South Florida location at City Place Doral.

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Tremble to Open Their New Midtown Miami Location April 1

Get ready to Tremble, Midtown!

Tremble is opening their newest location in Midtown Miami next Saturday, April 1. The new studio can be found at 131 NE 34th Street, CU6/108.

"We are very excited to see this community grow and be part of such a great neighborhood," said founder and owner Aryan Rashed. "We know we are in the business of people, not just fitness, and are excited to make an impact."

Known for workouts that combine the best of strength training, cardio, and Pilates-inspired movements on reformers, Tremble will make you stronger both mentally and physically. The full body functional movements are centered around the core and are high-intensity but low impact.

The Midtown studio marks Tremble's 7th location in Miami and 9th location across three states. The new studio has 12 reformers and the schedule will feature a mix of veteran instructors and new faces.

For a limited time during their pre-sale, purchase 10 credits for $280 for use at the Midtown location.

To find out more or book a class, head to makeitremble.com and follow them on Instagram at @makeittremble_ for all the updates.

Get ready to Tremble, Midtown! Tremble is opening their newest location in Midtown Miami next Saturday, April 1. The new studio can be found at 131 NE 34th Street CU6/108.

Inside of the Break Free Movement studio in Coral Gables, including the mirrors and Bala mats.

Break Free at Break Free Movement in Coral Gables

Are you ready to Break Free?! Break Free Movement celebrated their grand opening this month in Coral Gables and are looking forward to welcoming you in for a class.

The experience:

Break Free Movement is a powerful and liberating experience that means to cast off the chains of oppression, to take control of one's own life, and to be free to make choices and decisions that are in alignment with one's own values and beliefs. It is an empowering process that can lead to a greater sense of self-confidence and self-worth.

Their classes range from aerial fitness to heated ground yoga, Pilates, Core Flex, Sculpt, HIIT, and even R&B and hip-hop yoga.

"Breaking free means getting out of your own way," said owner Monica Del Valle. "It means not allowing limited beliefs to define who you are, it means overcoming obstacles and not letting those experiences paralyze you. Breaking free is at times letting go of attachments, attachments to believes that no longer serve you. And we are here for all of it!"

What makes Break Free Movement unique:

They are the first studio in South Florida to provide, hot yoga and aerial fitness as the two main modalities. They also take pride in being a movement conscious space with a wide variety of classes for every body type, because they believe in breaking free of the norm. They are open-minded to all types of healing modalities and welcome everyone who wants try something new.

What do members say is their favorite class:

Aerial yoga and R&B and hip-hop yoga are both very popular classes at Break Free Movement!

You should also know:

The unlimited membership includes a Bala mat, yoga towel, and a sweat towel.

How to join in:

With the unlimited membership, you can attend as many classes as you want in a month for $179. There are also package specials, like the new student special with 3 classes for $59, and single class drop-ins starting at $32 per class.

Check out the Break Free Movement app for all options and the full class schedule.

Location: 

Break Free Movement is located 4203 Ponce De Leon, Suite 200 in Coral Gables.

Where to find Break Free Movement online:

Instagram: @breakfreemovementfitness

Website: www.thebreakfreemovement.com


Are you ready to Break Free?! Break Free Movement celebrated their grand opening this month in Coral Gables and are looking forward to welcoming you in for a class.

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Workout at 10,000 Feet Above Sea Level at AIRLAB, Now Open in Midtown Miami

AIRLAB, one of the most unique concepts to hit the Miami fitness scene in ages, has finally opened its doors in Midtown Miami.

AIRLAB is the nation's first fitness concept to have 50-minute strength and HIIT classes taking place at altitude. The studio simulated altitude training technology mimics the conditions of working out at elevation, bringing the mountains to you.

“We’re excited to finally open our doors,” said AIRLAB founder and CEO Varun Varadaraj. “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to build our AIRLAB community in Miami.”

AIRLAB Miami features an open layout consisting of turf and rubber, with the rubber area dedicated to strength. The studio is packed with premium cardio equipment such as water rowers, ski ergs and assault bikes, with enough space to use sleds.

AIRLAB Miami is offering a two-week free trial to new guests. For more information visit https://www.airlabfitness.com/

Find AIRLAB Miami at 2901 NE 1st Avenue Suite 12 Miami, FL 33137, and follow them on Instagram at Instagram: @AIRLABFITNESS

AIRLAB, one of the most unique concepts to hit the Miami fitness scene in ages, has finally opened its doors in Midtown Miami.

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SLASH Fitness Voted Best Gym in Palm Beach for Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, Slash Fitness has been voted the “Best Gym in Palm Beach 2023” by the STAY FIT 305 community.

Located in Delray Beach, Slash Fitness 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

The honorable mentions (in no particular order) for "Best Gym in Palm Beach 2023" include:

  • HIIT 56
  • PIT Fitness
  • The L.I.F.T. Lounge

See the results for "Best Gym in Palm Beach 2022”.

For the third year in a row, Slash Fitness has been voted the “Best Gym in Palm Beach 2023” by the STAY FIT 305 community.

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Challenge Fitness Voted Best Gym in Broward for 2023

The STAY FIT 305 community has voted Challenge Fitness as the “Best Gym in Broward” for 2023.

Challenge Fitness offers group personal training, with locations in Wilton Manors and Davie.

For more information on Challenge Fitness, visit https://www.challengefitnessllc.com/

Honorable Mentions

Here are the honorable mentions (in no particular order) for "Best Gym in Broward 2023".

  • ROAR Station
  • BodyTek
  • Rumble Boxing

See the results for "Best Gym in Broward 2022”.

The STAY FIT 305 community has voted Challenge Fitness as the “Best Gym in Broward” for 2023.