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BOXR Announces Merger with CrossFit Downtown Miami

BOXR Gym announced this week that they are merging with CrossFit Downtown Miami. BOXR just opened in its new 30,000 square foot facility earlier this year across the street from CrossFit Downtown Miami.

Mateo Attalla, founder of BOXR, said via Instagram, "We are so excited on this merger and looking forward to putting @crossfitdowntownmiami on the map as the #1 CrossFit gym in the world!"

As part of the merger, CrossFit Downtown Miami is closed for renovations in the coming weeks. BOXR added CrossFit classes to its schedule and displaced gym members are invited to use BOXR as their new home.

BOXR is a lifestyle gym with a variety of group classes, body building equipment, a stretching room, and a basketball court in addition to a boxing area and MMA cage.

To learn more about the merger and the renovations, follow BOXR and CrossFit Downtown Miami on Instagram.

BOXR announced this week that they are merging with CrossFit Downtown Miami. BOXR just opened in its new 30,000 square foot facility earlier this year across the street from CrossFit Downtown Miami.

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Inside of new Infinity gym at Cocowalk in Coconut Grove in Miami

8 Gyms Coming Soon to Miami

In case you are still looking for your new favorite gym, here are 8 gyms coming soon to Miami!

1. Infinity

Located at Cocowalk and launching soon, this revolutionary new gym is fusing training, nutrition, and recovery for members.

> Read more here.

2. Rumble

This boutique boxing experience is for all levels and the first Miami location is opening in Miami Beach this year.

> Read more here.

3. Yoga Joint

With locations already across Broward County, Yoga Joint is bringing their three types of classes - Flow, FIIT, And Restore - to Midtown soon.

4. SOL Yoga

SOL Sunset Harbour will be the third location for one of Miami's hottest yoga studios.

5. Pure Barre

Midtown is getting its own location of Pure Barre, a studio that offers an effective total-body barre workout.

6. Elev8tion

Known for being the gym with lots of equipment and space, Elev8tion has plans to open two additional locations in Kendall and North Miami.

> Read more here.

7. Studio Three

While Studio Three may not be opening until 2023, we are still very excited to have this three-in-one studio in Wynwood to offer interval, cycle, and yoga.

> Read more here.

8. Anatomy

The gym announced an exciting new flagship location coming to Miami Beach in 2023.

>Read more here.

In case you are still looking for your new favorite gym, here are 8 gyms coming soon to Miami!

Wall of Bala weights at Fuze House in Sunset Harbour on Miami Beach

8 New Gyms in Miami You Might Not Have Tried Yet

The fitness community in Miami is something special. And always growing! In case you missed it, here are 8 new gyms that have opened in Miami so far this year.

1. Fuze House

We love this new heated studio in Sunset Harbour that offers Pilates, sculpt, and yoga classes and incorporates Bala weights.

>Read more here.

2. YO BK

This yoga studio has its roots in Brooklyn and now calls The Oasis in Wynwood home.

>Read more here.

3. Legacy

Legacy has a state-of-the-art new headquarters in Wynwood and continues to bring your favorite partner interval training workouts and "no days off" culture.

>Read more here.

4. Pilathon

Pilathon expanded and opened their second location in Miami Shores last month for even more Pilates.

>Read more here.

5. Yoga Lab

Proud not to be your traditional yoga studio, Yoga Lab just opened its doors in Miami Beach last weekend.

>Read more here.

6. Bunda

Bunda brought stairmasters and glute-focused resistance training to Coral Gables earlier this year.

>Read more here.

7. Greenmonkey Yoga

Not new to Miami, but this new location in Miami Beach is larger with an upgraded room and amenities for all your yoga flows.

>Read more here.

8. Form50

Another studio that is not new, but is celebrating a new location in Wynwood. Stop in for functional fitness workouts using a reformer.

>Read more here.

The fitness community in Miami is something special. And always growing! In case you missed it, here are 8 new gyms that have opened in Miami so far this year.

Buildings and palm trees in Brickell, Miami

Miami Neighborhood Sweat Guide: Brickell/ Downtown

Here is our guide to working out and eating healthy in the Brickell and Downtown Miami neighborhoods.

Sweat

Move Lift Live - Formatted with two spaces, the bigger goal here is sustainable health and fitness while lifting and moving.

BE21 Fitness - Build healthy habits at this functional training gym that includes group classes and a recovery room.

CKO Kickboxing - Punch and kick heavy bags as an effective way to both burn fat and reduce stress.

Sweat 440 - With these HIIT classes starting every 10 minutes, the quick 40-minute workout can fit into anyone's schedule.

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

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

Club Pilates - Regardless your age or fitness level, there is a Pilates class that will work for you.

Equinox - Enjoy one of two locations (Brickell Heights and Brickell) with both cutting edge classes and luxury amenities.

Society Fitness - Tough programming and a variety of equipment will push you past your comfort zone during group classes.

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

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

Tuluka Fitness - Classes here are divided into 30 minutes of strength and 30 minutes of HIIT for a workout as challenging as they are fun.

Downtown Strength and Conditioning - Come here for your CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting fix, but they also have bootcamp classes.

Coming Soon

CorePower Yoga - CorePower Yoga will be making its Florida debut when the Brickell studio opens in Miami.

Fuel

Raw Juce - Fresh juices and smoothies will cool you down after a sweaty workout.

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

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

Bolay - Build your own"bol" with mouth-watering roasted veggies, perfectly seasoned proteins, and more.

Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen - This fast-casual restaurant lets you customize your own pita, bowl or salad for a filling meal.

Last updated May 2022.

Here is our guide to working out and eating healthy in the Brickell and Downtown Miami areas.

Sunset Harbour neighborhood in Miami Beach

Miami Neighborhood Sweat Guide: Sunset Harbour

The Sunset Harbour neighborhood has a variety of workout options and places to refuel post-sweat, right next to shopping and water views. Find your next workout below!

Sweat

Sweat 440 - With these HIIT classes starting every 10 minutes, the quick 40-minute workout can fit into anyone's schedule.

Tuluka Fitness - Classes here are divided into 30 minutes of strength and 30 minutes of HIIT for a workout as challenging as they are fun.

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.

Sobekick - This boxing studio will give members of all skill and fitness levels a hardcore workout or personal training session.

Fuze House -Find your zen at this beautifully designed studio with heated workouts featuring Bala weights.

Gotham Gym - This NYC-based gym has it's first Miami location for boxing group fitness and one-on-one training.

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

Coming Soon:

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

Rumble Boxing- A typical 45 minute class here combines boxing drills and strength training exercises for a well-rounded workout.

Fuel

Pure Green Juice -As the name implies, enjoy cold-pressed juice and shots as well as smoothies and acai bowls.

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

Delicious Raw - Find a variety of healthy foods and snacks, in addition to smoothies and juices, for a nutritional boost at any time of day.

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

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

Last updated May 2022.

The Sunset Harbour neighborhood has a variety of workout options and places to refuel post-sweat, right next to shopping and water views. Find your next workout below!

Bikers riding on the road

Bike Lane Barriers Coming to Rickenbacker Causeway Mayor Says

Vertical barriers are expected to be installed on the most hazardous stretches of bike lanes on the Rickenbacker Causeway after a couple was killed while cycling there over the weekend, according to a plan made public by county administrators on Tuesday.

While details aren’t final, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said her administration plans to install the barriers on stretches of the causeway considered dangerous for cyclists as part of a $250,000 upgrade that she ordered this week.

On Sunday, cyclists Yaudys Vera, 48, and Ogniana Reyes, 46, were killed by a collision with an automobile on the county-run causeway connecting Key Biscayne with Miami, reviving demands by biking-safety advocates for solid dividers between bike lanes and traffic lanes.

“It’s a short-term measure to address certain areas,” Levine Cava said of the barriers the Department of Transportation and Public Works plans to install along Rickenbacker bike lanes. “I don’t know that, in the long term, if that will be the answer.”

Read more on this developing story by clicking here.

This story was originally published in The Miami Herald by Douglas Hanks.

Vertical barriers are expected to be installed on the most hazardous stretches of bike lanes on the Rickenbacker Causeway after a couple was killed while cycling there over the weekend, according to a plan made public by county administrators on Tuesday.

Natalia Cordero doing ballet flow in Miami Beach

Workout Highlight: Ballet Flow

If you are looking for a graceful approach to your workouts, try Ballet Flow. The new workout is popping up at locations across Miami Beach this summer, with plans to launch at app soon as well.

The experience:

Ballet Flow consists of simple, full body conditioning workouts done to a fusion of house music and classic music. The ballet-inspired classes are a balance between low impact exercises, technical ballet movements, and fast-paced combinations. These workouts target and tone lean muscles in legs, glutes, core, and the upper body with grace.

Ballet Flow is a unique approach to fitness and wellness thanks to their artistic approach. Classes require a mat and light 1-4 pound hand weights or bangle weights.

What makes Ballet Flow unique:

"Ballet Flow workout program/class is developed by what a dancer does on the center of the floor or mat to train, strengthen, and condition their bodies," says Natalia Cordero, Creative Director of Ballet Flow. " It incorporates more muscles and uses the full body to perform the movements. Dancers are looked as regal, graceful and most importantly strong. I want to bring out the dancer in you. Simple movements with beautiful results."

You should also know:

This ballet-inspired workout is popping up at two hotels in Miami Beach. Find it at Hotel Greystone on Monday, June 16 and The Sagamore Hotel South Beach on Monday, June 23. The pop up classes will have a Live DJ and sponsors that include Body Armor and The Mentis Company. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Lotus House Women's shelter.

These classes are the start of Ballet Flows partnership with both hotels, offering classes every Thursday. Look for Ballet Flow's new app for on-demand workouts and live streaming by the end of the summer.

How to join in:

The drop in rate for classes is $20 for your first time, and $30 for each time after. There is also a special 8-class pack for $128 or a monthly membership for $79.99. For those who attend the June launch events, there will also be a special monthly membership promotion.

Location: 

The pop up classes will be held at Hotel Greystone, located at 1920 Collins Ave in Miami Beach, and The Sagamore Hotel, located at 1671 Collins Ave in Miami Beach.

Where to find Ballet Flow online:

Instagram: @balletflow

Website: balletflow.fitness/balletflowlaunch


If you are looking for a graceful approach to your workouts, try Ballet Flow. The new workout is popping up at locations across Miami Beach this summer, with plans to launch at app soon as well.

Palm trees near 600 Alton Road Park in Miami Beach

Upcoming Ribbon-Cutting for Resilient New Park at 600 Alton Road

The City of Miami Beach and luxury residential development Five Park invite the community to join them for a celebratory ribbon-cutting event. On Wednesday, May 18 at 5 pm, they will be welcoming a sprawling 3-acre resilient park at 600 Alton Road. This important addition is set to transform the South Beach experience and connect neighboring communities in a way that’s never been done before.

“Instead of a massive wall of rental units, we now have this exquisite greenspace in a neighborhood where no one has a backyard,” said City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “This park will quickly become a welcomed amenity for nearby residents and a favorite gathering spot for our entire community.”

As part of the celebration, attendees will have the opportunity to explore all the park has to offer, including an outdoor gym, dog park, public art sculpture by Miami-based artist Mark Handforth and a whimsical playground designed by MONSTRUM. Additionally, guests can marvel at the park’s lush landscaping, canopies of native and exotic trees and hundreds of vibrant orchids planted as part of The One Million Orchid Project in partnership with the National Orchid Garden and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Once visitors have thoroughly explored the amenity, they can enjoy light bites from Bodega, a sweet treat from Santos Churros as well as local, organic dog treats from Bowie Bites for their four-legged friends.

Aside from being a central gathering space, the yet-to-be named park at 600 Alton Rd. addresses a variety of sustainability issues on Miami Beach. With nearly 40 different plant and tree species throughout, the park plays an important environmental role to balance ecosystems, mitigate soil erosion, decrease urban heating effects, provide habitats for threatened animals and protect watersheds from destructive floods with a newly built bioswale.

The park was developed by TCH 500 Alton, LLC, a partnership between two of Miami Beach’s deepest-rooted real estate developers: David Martin and Russell Galbut. The development team, which is also behind the neighboring Five Park residential tower, constructed and donated the park to the City of Miami Beach’s Parks & Recreation Department as a gift to the community’s residents and visitors.

“The park will be a gateway for the City of Miami Beach, a destination for visitors, and an everyday amenity for residents, so we’ve taken the time to assemble a team of visionaries who have led some of the most transformational projects in the world,” said developer Russell Galbut of TCH 500 Alton, LLC. “We’ve created a vibrant community asset that brings people together while providing a design experience that rivals public spaces in the world’s greatest cities.”

“The park was designed with beautiful aesthetics in mind but also serves a broader environmental purpose,” said developer David Martin of TCH 500 Alton, LLC. “Its innovative sustainability and resiliency attributes will benefit not only the future residents of the adjacent Five Park tower, but also the entire surrounding neighborhood.”

The City of Miami Beach and luxury residential development Five Park invite the community to join them for a celebratory ribbon-cutting event. On Monday, May 16 at 4 pm, they will be welcoming a sprawling 3-acre resilient park at 600 Alton Road. This important addition is set to transform the South Beach experience and connect neighboring communities in a way that’s never been done before.

rendering of studio space inside INFINITY beyond fitness in Coconut Grove

CocoWalk's New Fitness Concept - INFINITY - Offering Founding Memberships Ahead of Open

CocoWalk has a new neighbor – INFINITY, beyond fitness – a lifestyle center powered by neuroscience and technology with member access to training, nutrition, and recovery with one membership.

Over the last several years, CocoWalk has gone through a rapid makeover that includes adding fresh new concepts in F&B and now wellness. INFINITY, beyond fitness adds a fitness and wellness element to the renovated shopping plaza where locals will no doubt gather to sweat.

A personalized INFINITY plan is created for each member by their wellness coach every 90 days using metabolic diagnostic testing, body scans, and lifestyle preferences. But it’s all kept simple so members have a clear path to reach their goals. It’s a holistic approach fusing training, nutrition, and recovery.

rendering of INFINITY beyond fitness in Coconut Grove

To make wellness more accessible and approachable to all, sessions are booked in 10-minute increments, with the option to stack back-to-back sessions, according to personal preference and availability. Further revolutionizing the boutique experience, the studio can be accessed for coach led group and self-guided sessions. In addition to being an eco-friendly studio, INFINITY provides numerous services such as infrared cocoon pod, compression therapy, wellness coaching, zero gravity massage, lockers, showers, complimentary parking and much more.

“Our team is thrilled to launch our flagship studio at the new CocoWalk,” said Diego Guimarães, INFINITY’s Founder. “We are grateful to the local Grove community for embracing this reimagined approach to well being, 10 minutes at a time. At INFINITY, we celebrate all victories, whether it’s a 10-minute recovery session or a 40-minute workout. All walks of life, levels of fitness and body types are welcome to join us.”

rendering of INFINITY beyond fitness in Coconut Grove

INFINITY is currently offering a limited amount of Founding Memberships which includes a personalized INFINITY plan every 90 days, unlimited group training sessions, unlimited use of recovery tools, one-on-one wellness coaching sessions, metabolic testing every 90 days, unlimited access to body scans, towel service and complimentary parking. Members who take advantage of the exclusive Founding Membership will save up to $400. Sale ends May 16th.

“Sedentary lifestyles and obesity are some of the biggest villains of the 21st century,” said Diego Guimarães. “Together, we can fight back, reclaim our health and win this battle. It all starts with small changes.”

To learn more, visit infinitybeyondfitness.com/cocowalk and follow on Instagram and Facebook @infinitycocowalk.

CocoWalk has a new neighbor – INFINITY, beyond fitness – a lifestyle center powered by neuroscience and technology with member access to training, nutrition, and recovery with one membership.

Inside of Level One by Lagree in Miami Beach

Studio Highlight: Level One by Lagree

It's not Pilates, it's Lagree! Read more about the difference below and experience it for yourself at Level One by Lagree in Miami Beach.

The experience:

Level One by Lagree is a boutique studio offering Lagree Fitness Method on machines called EVO Megaformers. Lagree is a high-intensity, low-impact workout that combines core strength, flexibility, balance, cardiovascular and muscular endurance not just in one session, but in each and every exercise. This makes it is very protective for joints and spine, and the workout target deep muscles which means lean muscles.

A session is 50 minutes long, and in addition to group classes, Level One by Lagree also offers private sessions at the studio or at your home, thanks to a portable version of Megaformer, called Microformer.

What makes Level One by Lagree unique:

It is the only studio in Miami Beach with EVO Megaformer machines and the only Lagree studio in Miami Beach as well. There are two instructors in the classes correcting posture and alignment and making sure you are doing the movements correctly. You will feel the results within 2-3 weeks, if attending regularly, and see the results within 3-4 weeks.

You should also know:

The studio owners and instructors are a husband and wife duo from Austria. Juergen and Adela Lampl are both personal trainers and certified Lagree instructors who have a passion for what they do and love to share it with their clients.

Why members love it:

Members love that the workout is challenging and yet they feel energized afterwards. They also love the great machines, great music (house/deep house), and the clean studio interior.

The extras:

Level One by Lagree offers complimentary towels, water, hair ties, and deoderant. Garage parking is available and the first 30 minutes are free. And after class? Pura Vida and Caffe Umbria are located right next to the studio.

How to join in:

Your first class is $20. They offer packages of 3, 5, 10 and 20 classes, as well as an unlimited membership with no contract for $249 per month. If you are interested in private session, a single private class is $99 or a duo for $149. They also offer packages for private classes at the studio or at home.

Location: 

Find Level One by Lagree at 959 West Avenue, Suite 13, in Miami Beach.

Where to find Level One by Lagree online:

Instagram: @levelonebylagree

Website: www.levelonebylagree.com

Owners Adela and Juergen at Level One by Lagree


It's not Pilates, it's Lagree! Read more about the difference below and experience it for yourself at Level One by Lagree in Miami Beach.

Girls holding cans of Wine Water outdoors

Wine Water is Two Simple Ingredients Made for Active Lifestyles

Active wine enthusiasts rejoice! Wine Water is bringing you a refreshing alcoholic drink to be enjoyed all summer long. Inspired by the active, coastal lifestyle in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wine Water is for working hard and playing just as hard. 

Wine Water is exactly what it sounds like - crafted with two simple ingredients, dry French wine and sparking water. There are no added flavors and nothing artificial. Compare that to other popular spirit and malt based seltzers available with unnatural ingredients and flavors.

Another perk - Wine Water comes in portable cans. Each can is 4.9% alcohol and just 69 calories, with 0 grams of sugar, low sulfites, and non-GMO. This means a can of Wine Water fits into gluten free and vegan lifestyles.

There are currently two varietals available:

Rosé Water

On the palate, the bright acidity of the French Dry Rosé wine is balanced by the effervescence of the pure sparkling water. With aromas of strawberry and melon generously expressed, this simple but striking combination reveals an incredibly refreshing tasting experience - perfectly paired with an afternoon in the sun, by the pool, or anywhere good friends gather.

Wine Water Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of exotic fruits including pineapple and mango are featured on the nose and palate, and are beautifully balanced with the effervescence of the pure, sparkling water. Simple but striking, Wine Water Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect expression of the Entre-Deux-Mers terroir in an approachable, incredibly refreshing, easy-to-enjoy presentation.

Two other varietals, Cabernet and Chardonnay, are arriving later this year.

A percentage of all Wine Water profits are donated to support clean water initiatives. You can find Wine Water at Trader Joe's across Miami. To see other locations, click here.

Find out more at sipwinewater.com or follow them on Instagram at @sipwinewater.

Active wine enthusiasts rejoice! Wine Water is bringing you a refreshing alcoholic drink to be enjoyed all summer long. Inspired by the active, coastal lifestyle in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wine Water is for working hard and playing just as hard. 

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

Get Yard Fit at The Doral Yard in May

May is here and The Doral Yard isn’t slowing down any time soon. Here is some of what they are up to this month:

Cycling with El Box

Come to The Yard for a free outdoor cycling class on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be found here.

Hatha Yoga with Dunia

On Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m., 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.

Box n’ Booty with Box n Mve

On Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m., enjoy a fusion of boxing and lower body exercises for a fun workout. 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.

May is here and The Doral Yard isn’t slowing down any time soon. Here is what they are up to this month:

A soccer ball going into the net

City of Miami Beach Partners with Upright City to Launch Inclusive Seniors Soccer Champions Program

The City of Miami Beach has partnered with premier soccer development agency Upright City to launch a first-of-its-kind Seniors Soccer Champions Program in Miami Beach. The program is designed for men and women over 65.

The free program will also be open to Miami Beach residents who are over 55 based on availability. Preregistration is encouraged since participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This is a wonderful program for any senior who is healthy enough for physical activity,” explained Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. “Soccer is the perfect sport for any senior looking to improve their health, get outside or make new friends.”

Upright City founder Alex Avellanet said the program was created to address a lack of sports programming for seniors. She said her company’s mission is to “create positive social impacts, bring people together and create a better tomorrow through soccer — one city at a time."

Soccer has been shown to promote mental and physical health, making it ideal for seniors. It improves cardiovascular health, strengthens bones, raises oxygen absorption, increases mental alertness, enhances balance and is great for stress relief while helping seniors strengthen social bonds.

Retired international soccer player Pablo Lima will oversee the coaching effort. Lima played left-back on Uruguay’s National Team.

To sign up for the program, volunteer or make a donation to support the program contact Upright City via email at connect@uprightcity.com.

The program kicks off today at Flamingo Park Football Stadium in Miami Beach from 10 - 11 am and will be held on Tuesdays going forward.

The City of Miami Beach has partnered with premier soccer development agency Upright City to launch a first-of-its-kind Seniors Soccer Champions Program in Miami Beach. The program is designed for men and women over 65.

Man running outside on the pavement

Half Marathon Streak Continues for Sunny Isles Man

Meet Mika Shevit, a Sunny Isles Beach resident and running powerhouse.

Mika Shevit: “Every single day since April 1st, 2021, I’ve run a complete half marathon: 13.1 miles, seven days a week.”

You heard that right. Mika has completed a half marathon every day for more than a year. Mika has logged more than 5,000 miles. That distance is the equivalent of running from Miami to Los Angeles and nearly back across the country again.

Mika Shevit: “Which is mind-boggling, but you can’t think about it like that. You have to just do one run at a time, and then you have to recover.”

But when you’re lacing up every day, recovery time is limited. The 47-year-old runs in the evening or early in the morning. It takes him about two hours to complete the 13.1 miles. But for Mika, it’s about endurance, not speed.

Mika Shevit: “The main reason I could run every single day is because I don’t overthink the run. It’s like brushing your teeth.”

But his first two attempts at running every day both ended with injuries on Day 75. The third time was the charm. Three weeks ago, Mika hit the magic number: 365.

Mika Shevit: “It was amazing. It was one of the greatest days of my life.”

The moment, plus selfies from his daily runs, are posted on Instagram, and all of his run times and routes are recorded on an app.

Mika Shevit: “It’s all completely documented.”

Earlier this month, with his family by his side, Mika’s accomplishment was recognized by the city commission. Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Jeniffer Viscarra: “Now, instead of saying ‘Be like Mike,’ in Sunny Isles Beach we say ‘Be like Mika.'”

Mika Shevit: “Why? Well, first of all, I wanted to get in shape for myself, and I wanted to do something just way out there to prove to my kids that hard work really can take you so far.”

Mika Shevit’s hard work is set to take him to half marathon Day 400 on May 5. For more on his runs and routes through South Florida cities, click here or go to his Instagram page.

To read more or see the interview on WSVN by Karen Hensel, click here.

Meet Mika Shevit, a Sunny Isles Beach resident and running powerhouse.

The inside of Elev8tion Fitness in Miami

Elev8tion Continues to Expand with Kendall, North Miami, and Vegas Locations

Elev8tion Fitness announced on Instagram not one but three new locations in progress - Kendall, North Miami, and Las Vegas. These new gyms will join the three existing locations that Elev8tion already has in Miami.

Angel Bajana, Founder and CEO of Elev8tion, showed off one of the empty, 13,000 square foot new locations as he spoke about how excited he was for all the equipment and new ideas coming soon.

Follow @elev8tionfitness on Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest news for these new locations.

Elev8tion Fitness announced on Instagram not one but three new locations in progress - Kendall, North Miami, and Las Vegas. These new gyms will join the three existing locations that Elev8tion already has in Miami.

Outside of a lululemon store in Canada

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.

Flamingo Park in South Beach in Miami Beach

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.

Photo from miamiandbeaches.com.

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.

Official Logo for the World Happiness Summit 2022 in Miami

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.

Image from northbeachnews.com.

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.