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Peloton Will Sell Bikes, Treads at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Peloton is going to start selling its bikes, treadmills and other products in Dick’s Sporting Goods locations. While there is no launch date yet, they are aiming to have Peloton products in more than 100 Dick’s stores in time for the holiday shopping season.

The collaboration will make Dick’s the first brick-and-mortar retailer outside of its namesake stores to carry Peloton equipment. Peloton had long been an exclusively direct-to-consumer business before it began selling its products on Amazon in August.

Dick’s will carry Peloton’s Bike, Bike+, Tread, and Guide, as well as bike shoes and exercise mats, the companies announced last week.

“This partnership [with Dick’s] is a natural fit for our brand and our Member acquisition goals,” said Jen Parker, Peloton’s senior vice president of global direct sales.

To read the entire article on CNBC by Jack Stebbins, click here.

Peloton is going to start selling its bikes, treadmills and other products in Dick’s Sporting Goods locations. While there is no launch date yet, they are aiming to have Peloton products in more than 100 Dick’s stores in time for the holiday shopping season.

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Take Your Fitness To New Heights With AURA Strap 2

While I have relied on my trusty yet late-edition Apple Watch to track my fitness progress for years, I had the opportunity to take my somewhat outdated device to new heights with the AURA Strap 2. The Strap 2 is a tracker band that allows you to measure body composition and hydration virtually on the go. It is like a smart scale for your wrist and let’s just say, my watch just upgraded.

While I have relied on my trusty yet late-edition Apple Watch to track my fitness progress for years, I had the opportunity to take my somewhat outdated device to new heights with the AURA Strap 2. The Strap 2 is a tracker band that allows you to measure body composition and hydration virtually on the go. It is like a smart scale for your wrist and let’s just say, my watch just upgraded.

To get started, you simply swap out your current Apple Watch band with the AURA Strap 2, which features a stretchable sport loop band, available in a number of different colors including new deep navy blue, gray, crimson red, and black. It comes with multiple wrist sizes which is nice for you to customize the fit. Next, you need to download the AURA Plus app. An added perk, AURA Strap 2 users receive a free, six-month trial of AURA Plus, which enhances the app’s functionality, making it a one-stop solution to track and achieve your fitness goals. They even have workout content on the app. 

It took me a few tries to get the first reading, call it user error, but once I did, it quickly revealed my body fat, muscle, and water balance measurement on my watch and the app.  AURA Strap 2 is the only wearable device for Apple Watch that does this thanks to its bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), which also measures how a person’s body changes as a result of exercise. 

If you’re into tracking your fitness progress and goals and like a deeper analysis of your stats, the AURA Strap 2 could be your new right-hand man (or left – whichever wrist you wear your watch). 

The AURA Strap 2 ($149) in coal black, NEW navy blue, NEW summer gray, and NEW crimson red are available on auradevices.io. The coal black is also available on Amazon.

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Peloton Row is Officially Here

Peloton is expanding its fitness family and introducing Peloton Row, the rowing machine that will give you a full-body workout combined with the experience they offer today on the Peloton Bike, Bike+, and Tread.

Peloton is expanding its fitness family and introducing Peloton Row, the rowing machine that will give you a full-body workout combined with the experience they offer today on the Peloton Bike, Bike+, and Tread.

The Row will have a compact 8’ x 2’ footprint that is vertically stowable with the Upright Wall Anchor to maximize space. It has electronically controlled resistance for quiet, perfectly smooth stroke feel and a 23.8″ HD swiveling touchscreen for seamless transitions on and off the mat. You can experience studio-quality sound with front-and rear-facing speakers

If you are new to rowing, features like Form Assist, will give you real-time correction on your stroke to help you spot points of improvement and strengthen your stroke during a class or Just Row session. Post-class, you’ll get a Form Rating and Insights dashboard that will provide a breakdown of your performance and progress and give you tips for the next time you row.

And just like instructors give ranges for things like output, cadence, or incline in other Peloton Bike and Tread classes, you’ll be working with your Personal Pace Target each time you row. Personal Pace Targets help you follow the intensities cued by instructors so that you know how hard you should be working in every interval. They make every class challenging and motivating, regardless of where you are in your fitness journey.

The Row is available now for pre-order and prices start at $3,195 with a 30 day risk-free home trial.

Learn more on Peloton's blog!

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Apple Watch Ultra is Inspired by the 'Most Extreme Activities'

Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra, which brings a new bold design and a wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure.

Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra, which brings a new bold design and a wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure.

Apple Watch Ultra introduces a 49mm titanium case and flat sapphire front crystal that reveals the biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet. A customizable Action button offers instant access to a wide range of useful features.

“Inspired by explorers and athletes from around the world, we created an entirely new category of Apple Watch designed for new and extreme environments — it’s the most rugged and capable Apple Watch yet,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Ultra is a versatile tool that empowers users to push their boundaries with adventure, endurance, and exploration.”

Apple Watch Ultra has the best battery life of any Apple Watch, reaching up to 36 hours during normal use. Additionally, a new low-power setting, ideal for multi-day experiences, can extend battery life to reach up to 60 hours. The Wayfinder watch face is designed specifically for the larger Apple Watch Ultra display and includes a compass built into the dial, with space for up to eight complications. Apple Watch Ultra also brings three new bands — Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band — offering unique design features that provide a secure and comfortable fit for every adventure.

Apple Watch Ultra is available to order now, with availability beginning Friday, September 23.


More details can be found on Apple's website here.

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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.

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.

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Pressing Pause is Optional With the New lululemon Chargefeel

lululemon debuted another women's footwear style today. The new shoe is a versatile training sneaker called Chargefeel that is designed to support you in every activity, from running, to training, to everywhere on the go and is now available in stores and online.

lululemon debuted another women's footwear style today. The new shoe is a versatile training sneaker called Chargefeel that is designed to support you in every activity, from running, to training, to everywhere on the go and is now available in stores and online.

Built with the bounce and forward propulsion of a running shoe and balanced by the stabilizing side-to-side motion of a trainer, Chargefeel was made to go and go thanks to a dual-density foam layering system. The shoe is available in both a mid-top and a low-top style.

The Chargefeel focuses on an unmet need - today more than ever, we are working out in a lot of different ways. lululemon's creation process included multiple rounds of gear-testing and footwear scan data from more than 1 million feet to ensure the perfect fit. Whether you like HIIT sessions, dance workouts, or boxing classes, Chargefeel is a performance shoe that is ready for you.

I got to try out these new sneakers prior to launch and I loved how supported I felt. I had great traction and the shoe felt light on my foot. While I've only done a HIIT workout so far, I am looking forward to weight-training and sprinting with the Chargefeel as well. Not to mention, I love the sporty style of the mid-top!

The launch features 14 colorways, including highlight yellow, black and white, and magenta purple. The low-top style is available for $138 while the mid-top shoe is $148.

Earlier this year, lululemon launched the Blissfeel running shoe and the Restfeel slide. The Strongfeel will be the last of the new styles to roll out later this year. The brand also plans to launch a collection of men's footwear in 2023.

I am a lululemon Ambassador and received the shoes as a gift but opinions are my own.

Two girls wearing Fort Lauderdale-based brand Kosha Fit activewear at the beach
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Kosha Fit of Fort Lauderdale is Bringing You Activewear With a Purpose

Showing up in clothes that make you look good and feel good really can set the tone for the day. If you wake up and put on a workout set, you’re more likely to eat healthier or make better decisions, like going to yoga or the gym. This mentality is the inspiration behind Kosha Fit, a Fort Lauderdale-based activewear brand.

Showing up in clothes that make you look good and feel good really can set the tone for the day. If you wake up and put on a workout set, you’re more likely to eat healthier or make better decisions, like going to yoga or the gym. This mentality is the inspiration behind Kosha Fit, a Fort Lauderdale-based activewear brand.

Kosha Fit was founded in September 2020 by Jordan Artman as a sustainable activewear company with a purpose. The company has a goal to inspire a life of balance, self-discovery, and connection to your truest essence and this came from Artman's own transformation following her graduation from Florida State University.

Artman was enrolled in an immersion program with Coby Kozlowski where she learned about the kosha teachings and they were a tangible way for her to connect with her most authentic and show up in alignment.

The Kosha Fit logo represents the five koshas, or layers of being - physical body, energy and breath, mind, wisdom and non-judgement, bliss and enlightenment. We are our highest and most authentic selves when the five koshas are in alignment. Each layer is represented as a line on the logo to keep those teachings top of mind. Kosha Fit is designed to wear beyond the mat and in daily life as a reminder to show up in alignment.

"When we are at peace and fulfilled within, we foster oneness, improve relationships, and cultivate the stability and balance that we’re all seeking," said Artman. "I am committed to provide purposeful and high quality activewear, tools for true transformation, and meaningful relationships with our community."

Kosha Fit offers yoga sets with matching bras, shorts, and leggings manufactured using their signature AuraForm material that is buttery soft, sweat-proof, and flattering. Whether you like high-wasted, contouring leggings or one-shoulder tops and cropped tanks, Kosha Fit offers a variety of activewear that can take you from your favorite yoga or workout class to coffee or brunch. Sets are available in neutral colors and Kosha Fit also releases collections with seasonal colors. Prices range from $38 - $74.

Primarily sold on online, you can also find Kosha Fit activewear in Las Olas Yoga and in other studios and boutiques in cities across the country. Kosha Fit offers free and fast shipping - orders are packed and shipped the same day!

In addition to having high quality activewear in unique colors and custom styles, Kosha Fit is committed to providing the community with the resources and tools to pursue a journey out of self-doubt and into self-discovery, a path that leads to profound transformation. The brand pays it forward by donating a portion of all sales to NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Shop for your set at koshafit.com or follow them on Instagram at @koshafit.

Girls dressed in new Lerin athleisure at a park in Miami
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Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates Launched New Luxury Athletic Apparel Brand Lerin

Lerin is a new Miami-based athletic apparel company that strives to be both functional and fashionable. Created by Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates, this fitness brand was created to withstand high-impact workouts and help you look good while you do it.

Lerin is a new Miami-based athletic apparel company that strives to be both functional and fashionable. Created by Rachel Schultz of Transition Pilates, this fitness brand was created to withstand high-impact workouts and help you look good while you do it.

Schultz has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years as an athlete, marathon runner, trainer, brand ambassador, and Pilates studio owner. After years of wearing fitness apparel, Schultz grew frustrated by clothing that couldn't perform in a high impact environment and decided it was time to create her own athletic apparel line.

Lerin has been two years in the making, as Schultz would not release a product that she would not stand behind. In addition to being supportive for high intensity workouts, Lerin is also designed to be fashonable. With technological advances in fabric, this was an opportune time to produce a line that's comfortable, functional, and has a sleek minimalist design.

The collection includes sets with mesh inserts, strappy sports bras, different sleeve lengths, color blocks and varying styles of leggings, each designed to mix and match interchangeably.

Inspired by Schultz' German heritage, the name Lerin is derived from the word 'sportslerin,' which means female athlete in German. As a female entrepreneur, Schultz has had her own Pilates studio and is now launching another women-owned company where she will offer jobs and internships to empower other women. Each piece of clothing is going to be named after a woman to honor this.

Order your athleisure now at lerinusa.com and keep an eye out for Lerin to be in stores locally around Miami in the future. You can also follow the brand on Instagram @lerinusa.

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UNKNWN Drops New Collection Celebrating the Miami Heat

WAs the NBA Playoffs continue, Miami-based lifestyle brand and concept store UNKNWN reveals its newest collection, a Miami Heat collection in collaboration with Mitchell & Ness. This Homecourt Collection is launched during the NBA’s historic 75th anniversary season and for the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

WAs the NBA Playoffs continue, Miami-based lifestyle brand and concept store UNKNWN reveals its newest collection, a Miami Heat collection in collaboration with Mitchell & Ness. This Homecourt Collection is launched during the NBA’s historic 75th anniversary season and for the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

“Miami Heat fans use their distinct style to support their team unlike any other city," said Jaron Kanfer and Frankie Walker, Jr., UNKNWN co-founders. "This collection celebrates the team’s unforgettable past championships leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the NBA this year, and provides a design driven way to support the Heat during the current NBA 2022 Playoffs run kicking off right now."

"We worked on this collection throughout the season, inspired by the hard work of the Miami Heat organization leading to the current 2022 team making its way to the top seed in the East. We’re thrilled at being able to release this for the 2022 NBA Playoffs and provide an apparel collection to support this team," continued Kanfer and  Walker Jr.

The UNKNWN x Miami Heat collection pays homage to the team’s iconic past championship seasons. It includes drawstring track pants, a jacket, hoodie, shorts, t-shirts, a snapback hat and jersey.

The red, black and white pieces feature embroidery, UNKNWN branding, the Miami Heat logo and throwback to past NBA Finals seals and trophies. The jersey is fabricated in the same “satin” fabric used for the Heat’s 2006 jerseys - the year the team won its first NBA championship. Subtle crystals on the jersey and the t-shirts are a nod to the glamour of the Magic City.

The collection is available at prices ranging from $15 to $250 and can be found at UNKNWN.com, UNKNWN’s flagship location in Miami and the team store at FTX arena.

The UNKNWN flagship community courtyard in Miami is also sporting a new look, freshly painted in a new red, black and white palette to celebrate the UNKNWN collection release, NBA's 75th Anniversary, and the #1 seeded Miami Heat playoff run.

UNKNWN is located at 261 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127.


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lululemon 'Like New' Resale Program Expanding to South Florida Beginning on Earth Day

lululemon is taking their trade-in and resale program Like New nationwide. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, lululemon Like New will be available to all guests across the U.S., including right here in South Florida.

lululemon is taking their trade-in and resale program Like New nationwide. Starting on Earth Day, April 22, lululemon Like New will be available to all guests across the U.S., including right here in South Florida.

Through the program, lululemon guests can trade in pre-loved lululemon clothing in exchange for an e-gift card and shop resale products online at likenew.lululemon.com. If everyone bought one item used instead of new this year, it would save the equivalent of 18,700 dump trucks full of waste, the water of 1.25 billion showers, and the carbon equivalent to planting 66 million trees, according to a ThredUp Report.

"We are excited to expand lululemon Like New, our trade-in and resale program, to all guests across the U.S. beginning April 22," said Calvin McDonald, lululemon CEO. "Our successful two-state pilot in 2021 has led to this moment, as we continue to advance our Impact Agenda commitment to make 100% of our products with sustainable materials and end-of-use solutions by 2030."

lululemon’s Impact Agenda is a multi-year strategy to create an equitable, sustainable future, with a central vision to minimize environmental impact, contribute to a healthier world, and generate long-term value. 100% of lululemon Like New profits will be reinvested into sustainability initiatives.

Ready to trade in your gear? Bring good condition items to your local lululemon store, including Aventura Mall, Brickell City Centre, Lincoln Road, and Merrick Park. After reviewing your gear, you will receive an e-gift card for eligible items and you can take home items that are not accepted. The e-gift cards can be redeemed online and at the store. Gear ranges from a $5 credit for tops to a $25 credit for outerwear.

For more information on the program, check out likenew.lululemon.com/tradein.

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UNKNWN Offers a Taste of the Miami Open in Wynwood

Miami-based UNKNWN is giving you a taste of the Miami Open courtesy of a Lacoste takeover at their Wynwood store.

Miami-based UNKNWN is giving you a taste of the Miami Open courtesy of a Lacoste takeover at their Wynwood store.

Lacoste’s limited edition cobranded collaboration with UNKNWN is now available and you can swing by for shopping and touch tennis through Sunday, April 3.

The collection was inspired by Lacoste's heritage and expansion history in tennis culture, and UNKNWN's commitment to all sports. The drop features tees, shorts, sweats and hoodies in classic Lacoste bodies. Available in black, grey, green and white, each piece features UNKNWN branding alongside the signature Lacoste crocodile.

Prices run from $60 to $110. The collection is also be available online at UNKNWN.com.

Outside, UNKNWN’s famous courtyard has been transformed into two touch tennis courts available for 30 minute matches. Court time is complimentary. To reserve your time, visit UNKNWN.com/events.

UNKNWN is located at 261 NW 26th Street in Wynwood and open from 11 AM to 7 PM daily.

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Lululemon Launches New Athletic Shoes for Women

Lululemon took the natural next step for their athleisure brand and announced a new athletic footwear line for women this week.

Updated March 22

Lululemon took the natural next step for their athleisure brand and announced a new athletic footwear line for women last week.

Following a collaboration with sneaker brand Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL), Lululemon learned how to sell shoes in its stores and what its customers were drawn to. Their new women-first footwear was made based on the feet of more than a million women, to give a better fit and feel.

When asked about the inspiration for the new shoes, Sun Choe, Chief Product Officer said, “How do we recreate the unparalleled feeling of our pants, in footwear? That was the spark."

The first style launched today and is a running shoe called Blissfeel. It retails for $148 and comes in 10 initial colorways, including Black and White, Mink Berry, Electric Lemon, and Pale Linen. You can put these shoes to the test with a 30-day trial and return them for a full refund if you are unsatisfied.

More styles will be launching in the coming months, including ones for cross-training, the Chargefeel Low and Mid workout shoes, and post-workout, the Restfeel slide.

Prices range from $138 and $148. A men’s collection is reportedly in the works for 2023. You can find these shoes in stores around South Florida including at Aventura, Lincoln Road, Merrick Park, Dadeland, and Naples. Learn more or order yours at lululemon.com.

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Active-Inspired Sport Collection Now Available at UNKNWN in Wynwood

The UNKNWN Spring 2022 sport collection is inspired by activewear and reimagined with an emphasis on modern sportswear design and functionality. The Spring 2022 collection debuts shirts, polos, jackets, joggers, biker shorts, sports bras and accessories designed to lend an elevated feel and designer lens to activewear.

Always a reflection of the evolving styles of its founders LeBron James, Jaron Kanfer and Frankie Walker Jr., UNKNWN first collection in 2022 is sport-inspired with apparel and accessories for men and women.

The UNKNWN Spring 2022 sport collection is inspired by activewear and reimagined with an emphasis on modern sportswear design and functionality. It features shirts, polos, jackets, joggers, biker shorts, sports bras and accessories all designed to lend an elevated feel and designer lens to activewear.

A representation of UNKNWN’s “The Sport of Fashion” mantra, the collection was tested by athletes in Fit Clubs and workouts that UNKNWN hosts weekly at its Wynwood store.

“This UNKNWN collection is designed for the everyday athlete," said Kanfer. "The breathable fabrics and athletic fit to each piece are specifically designed for all stages of your day.”

Each of the collection’s pieces can be styled as full looks or standalone pieces. With a focus on performance, the collection features multi-paneled designs with piping and mesh, lightweight and breathable materials, and fabric that stretches with movement and is sweat resistant.

The color story offers neutral, cohesive and cool tones consisting of ivory, chalk, navy, white and ice effortlessly ready to incorporate itself into a wide range of wardrobes and personal styles.

In keeping with the founders’ vision to make UNKNWN an inclusive shopping experience, UNKNWN’s sport is accessibly priced with pieces ranging from $40 to $115. Men’s sizes range from Small to XX-Large and women’s from X-Small to X-Large.

Find the UNKNWN Spring 2022 sport collection at UNKNWN’s flagship location in Wynwood and at UNKNWN.com.

Photos from UNKNWN.com
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Lululemon Aventura Offers New Personal Shopping Service

Do you ever wonder which Lululemon fabrics are best to wear for specific workouts? Or need a recommendation on what style would work best for a certain activity? Lululemon has a new personal shopping service that gives you all the product knowledge in an in-store experience tailored to your needs.

Do you ever wonder which Lululemon fabrics are best to wear for specific workouts? Or need a recommendation on what style would work best for a certain activity? Lululemon has a new personal shopping service that gives you all the product knowledge in an in-store experience tailored to your needs.

From gear recommendations to sizing questions, personal shoppers can help with it all! I got to try out this new service last week and had the best time with my personal shopper Josefina at the Aventura Lululemon store.

To reserve a time, you make an appointment online. During the scheduling process, you also fill out a brief questionnaire including who you are shopping for, the products you are looking for, the sizes you need, and which types of activities you do. While this service is great for getting new gear for yourself, it can also be helpful if you are shopping for someone else and are not sure where to start!

On the day of my appointment, I showed up, checked in with Josefina, and found my dressing room labeled and ready for me. Inside there were a variety of outfits in my sizes, all based on my answers in the questionnaire. I had the newest styles, gear I could wear for HIIT workouts, outfit options for golf, and accessories that matched. Josefina gave me an overview of the styles she had selected along with why she had picked them out for me. As I tried on the clothes, she answered all my questions and even found me some other options based on my feedback.

The entire process was so easy and fun. I loved that the questionnaire helped start the conversation and prepare my personal shopper about what I was looking for and that Josefina was happy to share all her Lululemon expertise.

If you need some extra assistance shopping for yourself or someone special (Valentine's Day is right around the corner!), book at appointment with the Lululemon personal shoppers. You can book now at the Aventura location by clicking here and look for this service coming soon to other locations around South Florida!


Mimi Ghandour wearing Mimi Yoga x Pitusa activewear
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Mimi Yoga and Pitusa Activewear Celebrate Second Drop with Free Event

Join Mimi Ghandour, founder of Mimi Yoga, at Pitusa Wynwood for a light yoga flow and a shopping event featuring the Mimi Yoga x Pitusa activewear collaboration. The event will take place on Friday, February 11 at 11 am.

Join Mimi Ghandour, founder of Mimi Yoga, at Pitusa Wynwood for a light yoga flow and a shopping event featuring the Mimi Yoga x Pitusa activewear collaboration. The event will take place on Friday, February 11 at 11 am.

There will be new designs available and a limited restock of the sold-out favorites. Mimi Yoga x Pitusa first launched the Mind Your Own collection, named after Mimi's favorite mantra, in October 2021 and it sold out within 24 hours. This collaboration was both Mimi and Pitusa’s first venture into activewear and the pieces are size inclusive and feature Pitusa’s signature Inca trim throughout the designs.

For the yoga event, wear something comfortable and bring a yoga mat. After flowing, light refreshments will be provided from Zak The Baker and Wine Water.

Pitusa is located at 2501 Northwest 2nd Avenue in Miami. Limited space is available so be sure to RSVP! For more information or to register for the event, click here.

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3 Ways to Stay Stress Free This Season

Holiday season is in full swing. First came Thanksgiving, then Art Week (which here in Miami is like a holiday), then Hanukkah, and Christmas and other celebrations are on the horizon. As the year wraps up and things seem to be in full throttle (including Omicron), it’s easy to get stressed out more than usual. Here are three self-care practices that can help you preserve our sanity this holiday season. 

Holiday season is in full swing. First came Thanksgiving, then Art Week (which here in Miami is like a holiday), then Hanukkah, and Christmas and other celebrations are on the horizon. As the year wraps up and things seem to be in full throttle (including Omicron), it’s easy to get stressed out more than usual. Here are three self-care practices that can help you preserve our sanity this holiday season. 

1. Resting Bliss Face

Stepping foot into Habits Skin Lab is instantly calming. This charming, boutique skin studio offers a number of holistic skin services (they also just opened a nail salon next door, but more on that to come). We had the opportunity to try the Detox & Glow Facial and it was just the ticket for our skin as well as our mood. Our esthetician, Andrea, left us with glowing skin, and it was also one of the most relaxing facials (extractions and all). Steam, cleanse, extract, peel, massage with ice globes and we added on LED light therapy to assist with the stress breakouts. We also tried the new facial vibration therapy, which boosts circulation and helps with fine lines and left our face feeling like putty, as in super relaxed. Oh, the playlists created by the Habits Team, are the most Shazam-able we’ve heard. Sadly, for us, they are custom created so we couldn’t just add it to Apple Music or Spotify. Facials start at $95.

Habits Skin Lab 973 SW 8 Street, Miami https://habitskinlab.com @habitskinlab

2. Breathe and Let Go 

If you’ve ever been totally stressed and stopped to take a few deep breaths, then you know how powerful the breath can be. And for those that need a little extra help with conscious inhaling and exhaling, there is Breathwrk a new wellness app provides instant calm. The app guides users through a variety of powerful science-backed breathing exercises that can help improve sleep, decrease stress and anxiety, improve athletic performance and endurance, and help with energy and focus. Just in time for the holidays, Breathwrk recently launched a new Get Breath. Give Breath., a BOGO gifting program featuring their pro subscription ($38.99 annual membership). When purchasing a pro membership, users will receive an additional, complimentary membership to gift to a friend.

https://www.breathwrk.com @breathwrk

3. Sound Sleep

The latest from Mr. 305, Pitbull recently teamed up with Columbia Care, one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products in the United States, to launch a line of full spectrum CBD products, N2P, which stands for Negative to Positive (we dare you to read that without hearing Pitbull’s voice in your head).This new line hopes to shed a positive light on CBD’s potential.  We’ve been relying on the new full-spectrum, third-party tested Tropical Gummies to help us ease into a calm, restful sleep, but you can also find, Pina Colada Lip Balm, Relief Salve, and Star Fruit CBD Oil.

www.n2pcbd.com, @nrpwellness  

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Alo Arrives at Design District in Miami

Alo is celebrating the grand opening of their first Miami location this weekend, both today and tomorrow. Their new sanctuary is in the Design District.

Alo is celebrating the grand opening of their first Miami location this weekend, both today and tomorrow. Their new sanctuary is in the Design District.

For those who don't already know, Alo is a yoga clothing company with a massive following and a lot of celebrity fans. From cute tops to leggings to sweatpants, you can find it all here.

Alo's company goals include spreading mindful movement, inspiring wellness and creating community and they are going to do all of that this weekend during their opening festivities. For two days, in addition to shopping, there will also be:

  • Sips by Sunlife Organics
  • Sounds by Ann Atman & Yissel
  • Aura Photos & Readings by Aura.Portal
  • Pendulum Readings by Happy Hour Community
  • Ear Seeding by Nicole Lottermann & Marisa Leal
  • Reiki by Brittney Berrard

For all the details on the grand opening events, check aloyoga.com.

Alo is located at 101 NE 40th Street in Miami.

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UNKNWN Teams Up with Miami Dolphins for Latest Drop

Miami-based lifestyle brand UNKNWN launched its latest collection today in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins. This marks UNKNWN’s first partnership with a national professional football team.

Miami-based lifestyle brand UNKNWN launched its latest collection today in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins. This marks UNKNWN’s first partnership with a national professional football team.

UNKNWN’s collaborative collection was inspired by the created tagline “There Is No Off Season” which recognizes the Miami Dolphins and the work ethic of their players and organization all year round with a matching apparel collection designed for all year in Miami.

“It was an incredible honor to reimagine fan gear for this storied franchise. We went deep exploring the heritage of the Miami Dolphins to envision a new and elevated way for Dolphins fans and the South Florida community to support the team not only on game days but any time, anywhere," said Jaron Kanfer, UNKNWN Co-Founder.

The limited edition collection is inspired by athlete “off the field” style and consists of co- branded graphic t-shirts, jackets, pants and shorts styled in the Dolphins’ iconic aqua, orange and pure white team colors. Sweatsuits feature UNKNWN pull tabs and metal zippers, embroidered logos, metal tipped drawstrings, paneled construction, and pleated pant details. T-shirts are 100% cotton, button down shirts are 100% viscose, sweatsuit components and shorts are 100% polyester. Shorts also feature mesh lining.

Mirroring the concept of a helmet-to-toe professional uniform, the coordinating collection can be styled together as full looks or worn with other lifestyle pieces from the line. Believing that uniforms play an essential role in the strength of each player and their unity as a team, UNKNWN created its Miami Dolphins collection to allow fans to experience the same mentality and approach to wearing this collaboration.

The UNKNWN design team sought to offer a refined, higher-level approach to fan apparel through original cut and sewn silhouettes and retro style graphic t-shirts. The quality of the design and detailed construction pays tribute to the high level of dedication athletes bring to the field.

UNKNWN’s Miami Dolphins Collection ranges from $50 - $145 and is available at UNKNWN.com and in stores at UNKNWN in Wynwood and The Miami Dolphins team store at Hard Rock Stadium.

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CITYROW Introduces Live Total Body Rowing Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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