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STAY FIT 305 is a local fitness news site dedicated to all things health and wellness in South Florida - where to train, who to train with, tips from the pros, healthy places to eat, events happening around town, and more.

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Nike by Brickell Now Open at Brickell City Centre

Nike by Brickell is now open at Brickell City Centre in Miami. The store is a new, small-format retail concept that is digitally-led.

Inspired by the local neighborhood, it is designed to be a lab-like space where Nike tests and evolves new services, experiences and offering. Nike by Brickell offers digital and convenience-led services that help consumers discover the best of Nike online or in-store at their pace. The store is focused on fitness with both men's and women's products for running, training, and yoga.

Nike by Brickell is located at 701 S. Miami Ave, Suite 121-A and is open from 11 am - 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am - 7 pm on Sundays.

Nike by Brickell is now open at Brickell City Centre in Miami. The store is a new, small-format retail concept that is digitally-led.

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lululemon is Launching a Monthly Membership Program

lululemon is launching a membership program — and it’s about more than workout clothes.

The athletic apparel retailer will debut two tiers of memberships, one free and one paid, in a bid to build a stronger base of loyal customers. The offerings come with exclusive access to items, events and fitness classes.

lululemon says the move could help the retailer lower its cost to acquire customers, as it creates the “most immersive fitness marketplace” in the industry.

While lululemon certainly isn’t the first retailer to launch a unique loyalty program, not many apparel businesses offer an option that customers pay for each month. lululemon could set an example for others to follow as the company and its peers seek new revenue streams beyond the rack.

The free membership option will give users early access to lululemon product drops and exclusive items, as well as invitations to in-person community events, the company announced Wednesday during an analyst day event.

The second option will cost members $39 per month, the same price as an all-access subscription to lululemon at-home fitness platform, Mirror. Current Mirror users will be rolled into this new subscription tier at no additional charge, the company said, which will also offer workout content from a number of studios that lululemon is partnering with, including Rumble, Y7, Pure Barre and DogPound.

Paid subscribers will also receive all of the perks included in the free tier, when both options officially debut in the fall.

“We want to continue to add as much value as we can in that $39 membership tier as possible,” said Michael Aragon, chief executive officer of lululemon’s Mirror, in his first media interview since joining the company. “It’s becoming a growth engine for lululemon overall.”

To read more of the original article on CNBC by Lauren Thomas, click here.

lululemon is debuting two tiers of memberships, one free and one paid, in a bid to build a stronger base of loyal customers. The offerings come with exclusive access to items, events and fitness classes.

New Anatomy flagship location in Miami Beach

Anatomy Announces New Flagship Miami Beach Location Opening 2023

Anatomy announced a new flagship Miami Beach location at 1212 Lincoln Road. Eager to continue providing a next-level fitness experience for Anatomy’s growing community, the move will take place in early 2023 as they relocate from their existing space at 1220 20th Street.

“The Anatomy team is excited to bring this elevated space and enhanced fitness experience to the community,” 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 this new chapter of Anatomy’s evolution.”

Anatomy, influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, provides members and guests a life-enriching community where they can sweat, enhance and recover in a positive welcoming community.  

The new location is comprised of approximately 15,000 square feet of indoor space and another 8,000 square feet of expansive outdoor space. Designed by Francois Frossard Design, it will feature dramatic glass 70 foot skylit ceiling, infusing spectacular light into the space, state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, and a variety of group fitness classes including open-air outdoor fitness programming. Body Architects will also be available for personal training with programming designed to help members achieve a top level of fitness.

The new space will house ‘The Sanctuary,’ Anatomy’s signature recovery and regeneration component that includes hot and cold plunges, infrared sauna, and a eucalyptus steam room. Members can expect expanded retail, pre/post workout lounging areas, plus easily-accessible on-site parking, complimentary for 2-hours.

“We are thrilled to partner with Anatomy on its new Miami Beach flagship location,” said Marisa Galbut, Commercial Director at Crescent Heights. “Anatomy is a market leader and delivers an innovative approach to fitness and wellness. This is a true example of collaboration and space creation for the growth and development of our community.”

Anatomy announced a new flagship Miami Beach location at 1212 Lincoln Road. Eager to continue providing a next-level fitness experience for Anatomy’s growing community, the move will take place in early 2023 as they relocate from their existing space at 1220 20th Street.

The inside of Box N' MVE located in North Miami Beach

BOX N' MVE North Miami Packs More Than Power Punches

Looking for a mind-body connection in your workout? Find that and more at Box N' MVE in North Miami.

The experience:

Get the results you want at Box N' MVE. They use a multi-disciplined approach, using techniques that include boxing, Pilates, strength training, and animal flow. Whether you like small group classes (capped at 10) or on-demand videos you can do anytime, Box N' MVE has you covered. They also offer personal training.

Try their weekend Booty Bootcamp for stronger glutes, offered on both Saturdays and Sundays.

What makes Box N' MVE unique:

Their mantra that can be applied to everyday life - Box out the negativity, train for growth, and move with purpose.

You should also know:

"Personalized and consistent work will give results," says owner Gaby Fioravanti.

Why members love it:

They love the energy, the environment, and leaving feeling amazing.

The extras:

The studio offers parking and has retail available to purchase as well.

How to join in:

Box N' MVE offers both drop in rates ($30) and unlimited subscription options ($150) for the small group classes. Personal training is available by appointment only. Get monthly access to their on-demand video library ($9.99) or pay for a year up front ($139.99).

Location: 

Find them at 15434 NE 21st Ave in North Miami Beach.

Where to find Box N' MVE online:

Instagram: @boxnmve_miami

Website: https://boxnmve.site

Looking for a mind-body connection in your workout? Find that and more at Box N' MVE in North Miami.

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Handballers Keep the Sport Alive at Flamingo Park

A group of Miami seniors were featured in The New York Times for their handball traditions in South Beach. In case you don't know, handball is a sport where players pass a ball using their hands, aiming to throw it into the goal of the other team. Read below for an excerpt of the article.

Nestled in the heart of South Beach, Flamingo Park has been a haven for handballers in South Florida since the 1970s. A half-mile from Miami Beach’s party scene, the quiet handball courts here have seen their share of world champions and are home to a consistent crew of players, most of them between the ages of 60 and 80. Fifty years of play have battered the once-vibrant pastel walls of the courts, which are now primed with a fresh coat of white paint. But you’re still likely to find the same motley crews and trash talkers of years past.

Aside from typical banter and arguments about the score, conversations often revolve around health — both physical and the health of the game. Hand surgeries, knee issues, bypass surgeries and car accidents are all fair game for the trash talking (and excuse-making). There’s an endearing camaraderie within the group that keeps people coming back.

The game has helped the current crew defy their ages, but some of them fear a lack of younger faces will eventually catch up to the sport. Concerns about the health of four-wall handball have seemingly been around for as long as the old courts of Flamingo Park, but the question remains: Can the sport survive with only occasional late bloomers joining the fray, or will younger players be needed to keep the game alive? For now, a group of older ambassadors will carry the torch.

To read the entire piece, click here.

This was originally published in The New York Times by Alexander Aguiar.

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A group of Miami seniors were featured in The New York Times for their handball traditions in South Beach. In case you don't know, handball is a sport where players pass a ball using their hands, aiming to throw it into the goal of the other team. Read below for an excerpt of the article.

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Celebrate International Day of Happiness at the The World Happiness Summit

Celebrate the International Day of Happiness at The World Happiness Summit this Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 at the University of Miami. The 3-day event analyzes happiness from different angles, on an individual, relationship, organizational, workplace, education and community level, teaching attendees how to implement evidence-based tools to create a sustainable happiness practice.

Explore the six elements of well-being for a holistic approach to happiness. This includes mindfulness, fostering healthy living practices, finding meaning in your personal and professional life, creating and maintaining strong relationships, and more. The event will have simultaneous translation to Spanish at the in-person event and will also be live streaming.

Founder Karen Guggenheim had her ‘aha’ moment after her husband suddenly died from the flu and four days later, she had challenges figuring out what to do and how to be happy from the core. She quit her job and created the company WOHASU in 2016. Partnering with doctor Sandro Formica, Guggenheim developed a corporate training including the Chief Happiness Officer program co-certified with Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality Management, fostering positive culture at work. Under her leadership, WOHASU®, LLC was awarded with the “Key of the City of Miami,” by the Miami Mayor and the members of the Miami City Commission.

The summit days will begin at 7:30 am with an hour of yoga, and go all day with sessions that include sound bowl meditation, experiential breakout sessions on laughter, and group work with professional coaches for a holistic approach in different areas of life. You can check out the full speaker lineup here

On March 17, there will also be a pre-summit workshop by positive psychologist Robert Biswas-Diener and evening VIP Opening Reception co-hosted with Britto’s and the Happy Art Movement at Britto Palace.

To learn more about the summit or to purchase tickets, head to happinesssummit.world.


Celebrate the International Day of Happiness at The World Happiness Summit this Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 at the University of Miami. The 3-day event analyzes happiness from different angles, on an individual, relationship, organizational, workplace, education and community level, teaching attendees how to implement evidence-based tools to create a sustainable happiness practice.

Baseball fields at North Shore Park in Miami Beach

North Shore Park Baseball Fields to Honor Surfside Victim

The City of Miami Beach will honor the memory of the late Manny Lafont by dedicating the baseball fields at North Shore Park in his honor on Sunday, March 13 at 12 pm. The 54-year-old coach and father was killed in the June 24, 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in nearby Surfside.

“Manny was a beloved member of our community and cared deeply about every child he coached in youth baseball at North Shore Park,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “His memory will continue to inspire young people to excel in sports and in life for years to come.”

The community proposed renaming the baseball fields in Lafont’s honor following his death and it was subsequently approved by the Miami Beach City Commission.

A plaque will be placed on a pedestal in the batting cage area where Lafont spent much of his time as a baseball coach, including for his own son.

“Coach Lafont personified the spirit of community service through his many hours on the baseball diamond,” explained former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Góngora, who sponsored the measure. “This is a well-deserved honor for someone who was loved and respected by parents and children alike.”

The ceremony will include remarks by Lafont’s family as well as by Miami Beach officials and will be followed by an afternoon of youth baseball.

North Shore Park is located at 501 72 Street in Miami Beach.

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The City of Miami Beach will honor the memory of the late Manny Lafont by dedicating the baseball fields at North Shore Park in his honor on Sunday, March 13 at 12 pm. The 54-year-old coach and father was killed in the June 24, 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in nearby Surfside.

Wall with ADAPT logo at ADAPT gym in North Miami

Join ADAPT for a Free Class and Open Gym on First Saturday of Every Month

ADAPT invites you to join them for a free community class and open gym on the first Saturday of every month at their facilities in North Miami.

ADAPT is a 40,000 square foot wellness facility and gym that offers a multitude of services to enhance your wellbeing. They believe in “Quality Over Everything” and provide this in every level of service they offer. ADAPT provides the highest level of training, products, and recovery care in the industry. With programs ranging from youth development & group training to recovery services and sport courts ADAPT offers something for everyone.

Class time is at 9 am. For a full schedule or for more information, head to trainadapt.com/community-class.

ADAPT invites you to join them for a free community class and open gym on the first Saturday of every month at their facilities in North Miami.

Sign that says This Magical Space Was Created for You at the Doral Yard in Doral, FL

Get Yard Fit at The Doral Yard This Month

March has arrived and The Doral Yard isn’t slowing down any time soon. Here is what they are up to this March:


Vinyasa Flow with Gin Yogi

To get your week started on the right foot, join Gin Yogi for a Vinyasa flow on Sunday, March 6, at 11 am. Tickets can be found here.

Kids Yoga

Led by a certified children's yoga instructor, Paola Gonzalez, Kids Yoga will take place on Saturday, March 12, at 11 am. Children and their parents are welcome to enjoy a morning of movement. Tickets can be found here.

Hatha Yoga with Dunia

On Sunday, March 13 at 10 am., you can get into flow with a yoga class right in The Backyard with an emphasis on enhancing your awareness, alignment and acceptance. Tickets can be found here.

Power Hour

Certified Strength Coach, Geo Valdez, hosts a high-energy training session for all fitness levels on Saturday, March 26 at 11 am. Ten percent of the proceeds from the class will be donated to Miami Rescue Mission. Tickets can be found here.

Check out doralyard.com/events for a full line up of events this month.

The Doral Yard is located at 8455 NW 53rd St Suite G106, Doral, FL 33166, in Downtown Doral. The Doral Yard is open Sundays through Thursdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays noon to midnight.

March has arrived and The Doral Yard isn’t slowing down any time soon. Here is what they are up to this March:

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25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022

Miami is truly blessed with some incredible fitness professionals. From industry veterans to newcomers, the Miami fitness scene is full of talent that is ready to lead us through every set and rep. We are excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021*

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

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

Jessica Fisher

Shannen Higgins

Miki Huguet

Elena Moffa

Fanny Rivas

Marc-yndy Pierre

Legend Tarver

Starr Hawkins

Matteo Attalla

Lauren Blake Cobb

Bruna M. Ho

Michael Zubi

Annie Moves

Rachel Dugan

Pierre Russell

Talia DeLuca

Anais Cejas

Joe Sigona

Adi Levy Borenshtein

Emily Lezcano

Andres Aleman

Charlene Martinez

Cleveland Hughes

Taylor Alexandria

Sean Casey

We are excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

A salad, smoothie, and nuts from Carrot Express in West Boca

Carrot Express Opens Newest Location in West Boca

Carrot Express opened their doors in West Boca this week, bringing their nourishing foods to a 2nd location in Palm Beach County. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

The menu has something for every kind of dietary restriction including a wide range of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, fresh pressed juices and smoothies.

Carrot Express West Boca is located at 20642 State Road 7 in the Shadowwood Plaza in Boca Raton. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am until 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am until 9 pm. Delivery and takeout orders can be made directly through the Carrot Express website.

There are 7 additional locations coming soon, including Fort Lauderdale, Pinecrest, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, West Kendall, and, their first location outside of Florida, in New York City.

Stay updated on their future openings and visit www.EatCarrotExpress.com or follow along on Instagram @CarrotExpress.

Carrot Express opened their doors in West Boca this week, bringing their nourishing foods to a 2nd location in Palm Beach County. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

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5 Fitness Trends You'll See in 2022 According to New Mindbody Report

Definitions of wellness and fitness continue to change and are encompassing a lot more than just "being in shape". In Mindbody's 2022 Fitness Trends Report, they highlight some of the trends they are expecting for this year based on a survey of over 16,000 Americans. Here are five takeaways.

1. The understanding that wellness is mental, physical, and spiritual

78% of people say wellness is more important than ever

Wellness now encompasses a whole lot more than just being in shape. It includes reducing stress and finding a sense of community and belonging. It spans mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions and people are now prioritized mental wellness above them all.

2. More recognition that physical health plays a large role in mental health

77% of people say being physically active helps their mental health

To the majority, a workout is not just a workout. While working out used to be primarily about weight loss and living a long life, the top reasons people workout today are to reduce stress, feel better mentally, and look better physically.

3. Immune health continues to be top of mind

46% of people are interested in trying new services or treatments that support immune health

Almost half of people are interested in more immune-boosting services and education on topics like nutrition, sleep, and stress reduction. There is also an interest in trying new things in general.

4. Virtual fitness can exist with in-person classes

35% of people started going to an in-person fitness class they discovered through virtual fitness

For many, virtual workouts are an extension of a brand they’re already engaging with. In fact, 25% of those who participate in virtual workouts do so with the gym or studio they currently attend.

5. More people are prioritizing recovery

44% of people say recovery is important

While men are more likely to engage in recovery services than women, almost half of participants agree that recovery is an important part of any wellness routine.

Do you agree with these sentiments? To read the entire report, click here.

Definitions of wellness and fitness continue to change and are encompassing a lot more than just "being in shape". In Mindbody's 2022 Fitness Trends Report, they highlight some of the trends they are expecting for this year based on a survey of over 16,000 Americans. Here are five takeaways.

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Complimentary Wellness Event 'Well at Westend' Launches in Doral This Weekend

Westend on 87th, a retail and dining destination that has served the community of Doral for 20 years, announces the launch of Well at Westend. This holistic wellness initiative in partnership with the City of Doral is designed to support the mental and physical health of the surrounding community with free events and digital resources.

A series of health and wellness focused classes hosted by well-known local experts will take place in Westend’s recently renovated, 7,000 square foot open-air courtyard located in the heart of the shopping center at 2600 NW 87 Avenue in Doral. Well at Westend is designed to support whole fitness - mind, body and soul - and classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, ranging from yoga, meditation and mindfulness to low and high impact exercises.

“More than ever many people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety,” said Silvia J Fernandez, Managing Director of Westend on 87th. “It is important that we create time for self-care to support our emotional well-being. Our goal in creating the courtyard has always been to make it a space for community and inclusion. We are so excited to launch this wellness initiative for our community with support from the City of Doral."

The first event will take place this Saturday, March 5 at 11 am with certified Yoga instructor and Wellness entrepreneur Sabrina Badeaux of Kanekshun. Sabrina will lead a class on guided dance movement with meditation. Guests will receive essential oils, mantra cards, complimentary gift bags and promotions from select businesses as well as have the opportunity to participate in a raffle.  Prior to the class, City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez and Silvia Fernandez of Westend on 87th will hold a brief ceremony to officially launch Well at Westend and discuss the importance of wellness to the community.

“Our community’s overall wellness has been a priority of the City since our inception, garnering several valuable partnerships such as this, as part of special initiatives like Step Up Doral,” said Bermudez. “This latest initiative with our neighbors at Westend on 87th comes at a perfect time, providing much needed support to many families that have struggled through the pandemic and are now looking for ways to get back on track with their health.”

The second class will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 10 am with a focus on Yoga Sounds led by Gaby Mujica of Gaby Yoga. During the session, participants will learn movements and sounds to enlighten their day and be present in the moment. Classes will be held on Saturdays, are open to the public and free to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required.

For more information on Well at Westend or to RSVP for this class and upcoming classes, click here. Follow Westend on Instagram @Westendon87 for more details on upcoming classes and weekly wellness tips and resources.

Westend on 87th, a retail and dining destination that has served the community of Doral for 20 years, announces the launch of Well at Westend. This holistic wellness initiative in partnership with the City of Doral is designed to support the mental and physical health of the surrounding community with free events and digital resources.

View of Wodapalooza at Bayfront Park in Miami

Wodapalooza Announces 2023 Dates in Miami

Wodapalooza confirmed a return to Miami today while announcing dates for 2023.

Next year, Wodapalooza will be January 12 -15 and Miami is lucky enough to continue to host for year 11. The event will once again be held at Bayfront Park.

Save the dates and keep an eye on wodapalooza.com for more details.

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Wodapalooza confirmed a return to Miami today while announcing dates for 2023.

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Miami Neighborhood Sweat Guide: Wynwood/ Edgewater

So many workouts, so little time! Find your new favorite workout in the Wynwood and Edgewater area of Miami below, and stop by one of the great neighborhood spots to refuel.

Don't see your faves below? Check our Midtown/ Design District Guide for more great workouts and eats!

Sweat

Form50 -Combine fast explosive movement and low-impact interval training for a 50-minute full-body workout.

LegacyFit - Experience the "No Days Off" movement with classes that use partner interval training.

VXN Fitness - Try dance fitness that uses commercial choreography, killer music remixes, and stage lighting so you can experience yourself as a performer.

SOL Yoga - "Feel good here" and take a variety of classes turned up a notch with infrared heat at this popular yoga studio.

Elev8tion - This gym has lots of equipment divided into free weight and functional spaces, as well as group classes, and personal training

Tapout Fitness - Classes here combine boxing and martial arts philosophies with the energy of high-intensity interval training and strength training.

Fitbox Method - Sweat it out in a dark room for a 45-minute, total body workout.

Redbike - Inspired by Miami, experience a ride with synchronized lights and pumping beats that make you feel like you're at a club.

House of Transformation - This gym gets you results with coaching and accountability, either with personal training or assisted coaching.

Fuel

Sweetgreen - Either order one of the popular salad or grain bowl combinations or make one of your own.

Joe and the Juice - Juice, coffee, and more if you need something more substantial

Dr. Smood - All of the meals, snacks, coffee, smoothies, and juices have your optimal body performance in mind.

Pura Vida - Go for the relaxed vibes, stay for the range of healthy dishes, all using local and organic ingredients when possible.

Panther Coffee - Stop by this Miami-based coffee company for a caffeinated pick-me-up.

Updated April 2022

So many workouts, so little time! Find your new favorite workout in the Wynwood and Edgewater area of Miami below, and stop by one of the great neighborhood spots to refuel.

View of Miami Design District

Miami Neighborhood Sweat Guide: Midtown/ Design District

There is no shortage of places to workout in the Midtown and Design District neighborhoods - find our list below! And keep reading for fresh places to refuel after your sweat.

Don't see your faves below? Check our Wynwood/Edgewater Guide for more great workouts and eats!

Sweat

MegaLit Fitness - Miami's only Lagree fitness studio, workouts are designed to improve your cardio, strength, endurance, core, balance and flexibility.

Tremble - Tremble through high-intensity, low-impact Pilates-inspired workout on reformers for a strong, lean body.

Barry's - Experience the original high intensity workout with a combination of running and weights in the Red Room and see why it's a cult favorite.

Rise Nation - Climb to the beat of the music on a Versaclimber, in the dark, for a full body cardio experience.

Solidcore - 50 minutes on Sweatlana will ensure the shakes and workouts have a big core focus, as the studio name implies.

JetSet - It's you and your reformer for 50 minutes of slow movements that promise to bring big changes to your body.

CrossFit Wynwood - Get your W.O.D. done at this centrally located Box with a great community of athletes.

Ahana Yoga - Try an Ahana Flow class for 60 minutes of vinyasa-style postures, salutations, and inversions.

Anatomy - Reach your fitness goals at a gym known for its state of the art equipment, extensive recovery facilities, and famous clientele.

UFC - Train different at this MMA-inspired gym. Weight and cardio rooms and fitness classes something for everyone.

YogaSix - YogaSix offers 6 different class types from hot and powerful to slow and mindful. They also offer beginner classes and sculpt classes

Coming Soon:

Yoga Joint - Flow, FIIT, and Restore at this popular Broward County chain with heated classes - this will be the first Miami location.

Fuel

Carrot Express - A menu full of delicious and nutritious foods awaits you at Carrot Express. Try their new breakfast menu!

Miami Squeeze - Everything here is fresh and all-natural and their menu has both vegan and organic options.

Kale Me Crazy - Pop in for a quick smoothie or juice.

Pura Vida - Go for the relaxed vibes, stay for the range of healthy dishes, all using local and organic ingredients when possible.

Thatch - This vegan restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also has an attached market for easy takeout.

Updated April 2022

There is no shortage of places to workout in the Midtown and Design District neighborhoods of Miami - find our list below! And keep reading for fresh places to refuel after your sweat.

Person lacing up roller skate in Miami

Hollywood Discusses Banning Rollerblading and Roller Skating on the Beach Boardwalk

Hollywood is considering banning roller-blading, roller-skating, and bicycles with more than two wheels on the beach boardwalk. Skateboards are already banned.

The opposition says that the community needs these safe spaces to skate and that other sidewalks and paths in the area are either too narrow or too close to traffic. There is currently an online petition circulating with over 1,100 signatures and growing.

The petition on change.org says, "For many, skating and triking are the few activities that bring them pure joy and happiness. Some people have fears or have knee or other stability or handicap issues that prevent them from riding a two-wheel bike. Because there aren't many terrains that are safe for these two activities, many residents moved to Hollywood and invested to retire here for the sole purpose of enjoying these healthy activities on our Broadwalk (activities that have been permitted here for decades)."

Hollywood's commission will be meeting multiple times before voting on the issue.

Do you think skating should be allowed to remain on the boardwalk?

Hollywood is considering banning roller-blading, roller-skating, and bicycles with more than two wheels on the beach boardwalk. Skateboards are already banned.

New Pura Vida location in Brickell Miami

Pura Vida Opens 10th Location in Brickell

Pura Vida is opening its 10th Miami location today in Brickell. The new restaurant is located at 1104 South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell.

Since their first location, Pura Vida was meant to be a place where you can eat at any time of day. Serving breakfast, acai bowls, wraps, salads, coffee, and more, not only is the menu healthy but it uses locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

New menu items will be available only at the Brickell location to celebrate the opening, including beet juice, sweet potato dishes, and a variety of new wellness shots. You will also be able to take advantage of Pura Vida's all-day breakfast menu here.

“Brickell, in my eyes, is the perfect bustling central location for Pura Vida’s next home,” said Omer Horev, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pura Vida. "New concepts, businesses, and people from all over the world are coming to Brickell as it has quickly become a hub for every industry under the sun. We are continuing to leave our mark on Miami as Brickell will be our tenth expansion location. We couldn’t be more proud of our brand’s growth and the support we’ve received from the community throughout the years which has pushed us to continue to grow and tap into every market of this great city of ours.”

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating across 2,400 square feet and will have the bright inviting vibe patrons have come to expect.

Next up for Pura Vida are the upcoming locations in Sunset Harbour, Miracle Mile, and South Miami.

To learn more, head to puravidamiami.com or find them on Instagram @puravidamiami.

Pura Vida is opening its 10th Miami location today in Brickell. The new restaurant is located at 1104 South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell.

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Learn About the Future of Mental Health at Space Park Event This Weekend

Space Park Miami is hosting “Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health” this Saturday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. This is part of a monthly Psychedelic Series with Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, also known as Mr. Psychedelic Law, that has been happening over the past year.

At the event, attendees will learn firsthand how psychedelics are paving the way to many medicinal advancements. The panel will follow the 4:20 p.m. Space Park Yoga class.

Presented by Nucleus and LinkMiamiRebels, Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, psychedelic expert at Spine and Wellness Centers of America, and Zappy Zapolin, psychedelic concierge to the stars and founder of KetaMD, will join Robinson for this free panel to discuss the progress in medicine with the help of psychedelics.

Mr. Psychedelic Law is a 501(c)(4) focused on using medical and spiritual research to drive responsible legal reform in Florida for psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogens. Mr. Psychedelic Law envisions a responsible legal framework that allows people to reach a higher level of consciousness through psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics while also accounting for the potential negative effects of taking these compounds under the wrong set and setting. For more information, visit www.mrpsychedeliclaw.com.

This event is open to the public, ages 18 and up. To RSVP, click here.

Space Park Miami is hosting “Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health” this Saturday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. This is part of a monthly Psychedelic Series with Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, also known as Mr. Psychedelic Law, that has been happening over the past year.

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14 Must-Try Miami Gyms in 2022

Looking for the best gym in Miami? We’ll let you decide on who takes the top spot, but for now, try one of these Miami gyms in 2022.

Anatomy

Anatomy's four, soon to be five locations offer the best in training and recovery to help members excel in all aspects of their lives. It is here that you can find group fitness classes, personal training, mobility stretching, and a post-workout recovery sanctuary all within a beautiful facility.  Anatomy will be expanding into Doral this year, and was recently named the “Best Gym in Miami” for a second year in a row.

  • Locations: Midtown, Miami Beach, 1 Hotel South Beach, Coconut Grove, Doral coming soon

Elev8tion

Head to Elev8tion to train solo, work with a personal trainer, or try one of their group fitness classes. Here you can find the best equipment and lots of space, including a large turf area, guaranteed to satisfy all training styles.

  • Locations: Downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami Shores

ADAPT

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

  • Location: North Miami

Miami Strong

As a full-service gym, you can workout solo or join a class at Miami Strong. Trainers are dedicated to helping you burn calories and transform your body. Miami Strong has become a favorite of many gym-goers since arriving to the neighborhood.

  • Location: Edgewater

GluteHouse

Billed as a supplement stop for your lower bodywork, GluteHouse is a micro gym fueled by a unique app that guides guests through a circuit. It’s a must-try for all fitness enthusiasts and the go-to spot in Miami for all things glute gainz.

  • Location: Downtown Miami

House of Transformation

Think of House of Transformation as “personal training with a twist.” Guests have a three-tiered option – group classes, assisted coaching (one trainer, four trainees), or traditional personal training.

  • Location: Edgewater

UFC Gym Midtown Miami

Guests are flocking to UFC Gym Midtown Miami, making it a must-visit in the Midtown Miami area. Elite trainers, group classes, coaching, and more are all on the menu in Midtown.

  • Location: Midtown Miami

Life Time Coral Gables

There was no bigger gym opening in Miami during 2021 than Life Time Coral Gables. That’s because Life Time is more than a gym. It’s a must-visit athletic resort, featuring a live, work, and play experience. Don’t take our word for it, put it on your drop-in list for 2022.

  • Location: Coral Gables

City Zero Miami

The anticipation of City Zero Miami’s opening in 2021 was palpable. Buzz was in the air as locals watched the five-story multicultural gym being built from the ground up by owner Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness. City Zero Miami is so different from anything else on this list, including the first-floor fitness studio, it’s a must-try experience.

  • Location: Little Havana

Paradise Gym Miami

The 10,000 sq. ft. mecca in Kendall is beloved by all. The space is complete with free weights, machines, and new cardio equipment. Don’t miss their HIIT, spin, or cardio boxing classes if that’s more your speed, or book a session with a personal trainer.

  • Location: Kendall

ERA Fit Miami

This Wynwood outpost is known for their effective personal training programs. New training equipment, state-of-the-art Infrared Sauna, HyperIce NormaTec compression boots, and in-house massage therapist are just some of the amenities at your fingertips. Book a session at ERA Fit Miami in 2022 and thank us later.

  • Location: Wynwood

GYMAGE Miami 

When this South Beach spot opened in 2021, we dubbed it, “Miami’s Most Instagrammable Gym” and the title caught on quickly. Located just off Lincoln Road, Gymage is a 10,000 square foot facility full of premium training equipment and amenities. Not only is the space stocked with everything you could want for a great workout, it sports vibrant colors and moods making it a social media lover’s paradise. Selfie stick holders are located throughout the space for guests to use while training so they can get the perfect shot during their sweat.

  • Location: South Beach

Body & Soul Miami

This Coconut Grove mainstay has everything you could want, from free weights to incredible recovery options and everything in between. Try one of their Dance, Sculpt, Strength, Stretch, Boxing, or CrossFit classes.

  • Location: Coconut Grove

Raw Fit Miami

This trendy hotspot is the newest kid on this list, and its garnered some serious hype. Personal training sessions are an option, but for some serious energy, drop in for one of their bootcamp or Glute Lab sessions.

  • Location: Little Haiti

Looking for the best gym in Miami? We’ll let you decide on who takes the top spot, but for now, try one of these Miami gyms in 2022.

Miami Beach

Take Advantage of Miami Health and Wellness Months This February and March

If your New Year’s Resolution is to focus on a healthier, more relaxed you, February and March is the perfect time to be in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. You’ll find amazing offers on health and wellness activities from biking and yoga, to massages to manicures during Miami's Health and Wellness Months.

Here are just a few of the special health and wellness offerings throughout February and March!

Time Out Market

Satisfy your cravings for a refreshing and healthy fruit smoothie bowl with Plant & Bowls special buy one get one free offer. Buy any one signature Açai Bowl, Mango Bowl, or Pitaya Bowl and get a second bowl of equal or lesser value for free.

The Biostation

Receive 50% off first IV Therapy Treatment at the biostation Midtown Miami or Carillon Miami Wellness Resort locations.

enliven Spa and Salon at JW Marriott Marquis

Enjoy a gym membership at Met2 Fitness Center at JW Marriott Marquis Miami for only $49 a month. You can also enjoy a 50-minute Swedish Massage for only $99.

The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition

Receive $10 off any treatment 60 minutes or longer. Valid Monday-Thursday from Feb 1-Mar 31, 2022. excluding holidays. Mention the promotion and also receive 10% off retail products after booking any 60 minute treatment or longer.

Carrot Express

Carrot Express is offering 25% off all smoothies. Enter code carrotwellness2022 to get your savings.


See more deals here!

If your New Year’s Resolution is to focus on a healthier, more relaxed you, February and March is the perfect time to be in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. You’ll find amazing offers on health and wellness activities from biking and yoga, to massages to manicures during Miami's Health and Wellness Months.

Girl in an ISI Elite Training Class in Miami

Studio Highlight: ISI Elite Training Miami

ISI Elite Training wants to give you the results you deserve at their new location coming soon to the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami. Burn up to 1,000 calories at this workout for all fitness levels. Read more below!

The workout:

Athletic Based Training (ABT) is the ISI brand of group training. It is a coach-led, high-energy, functional 50-minute workout for all fitness levels. In 50 minutes, they combine aspects of HIIT, Crossfit, bodybuilding, powerlifting, endurance training, and tabata to create ABT. You will focus on a different muscle group each day, combining strength, conditioning, and mobility to maximize results. Their sessions will energize and motivate you to take your fitness to the Next Level!

You should also know:

ISI is short for their motto, Iron Sharpens Iron. They say, "As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another. No one will be left behind. We finish as one.

ISI is a community of people working together to achieve their individual goals. Their workouts will build self-confidence, increase muscular strength, endurance, enhance explosive power, improve flexibility, speed, and agility.

What makes ISI Elite Training unique?

"Our workout are never the same to keep the body guessing and optimize results," said Nicolas De La Osa, Facility Manager. "ISI Miami cares about their members. We are passioned about helping others achieve their goals, and become the best version of themselves. We will be there on every step of the way. Our sessions are are filled with energy, passion and hard work."

What do members like best?

At ISI, members challenge each other to be better every day. Coaches hold members accountable to their goals with weekly accountability check ups, baseline testing, and free In-body testing for members.

The extras:

There is a complementary Kids Room to keep your kids safe and happy while you get in your workout. There is also parking!

How to join in:

ISI is offering memberships at different levels depending on how many sessions you want to take a month. You can also buy single sessions or packages. Currently in presale, there will also be family, corporate, and student discounts after ISI officially opens in March 2022.

In the meantime, try out a complementary workout outdoors. Register for the free workouts by clicking here.

Location:

The gym is located at 2200 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 101 in Miami.

Where to find ISI Elite Training online:

Instagram: @isi_miami

Website: www.isielitetraining.com

ISI Elite Training wants to give you the results you deserve at their new location coming soon to the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami. Burn up to 1,000 calories at this workout for all fitness levels.