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Phat Buddha Launches New Miami Inspired Activewear Collection

One can never have too much athletic wear, especially when it’s seamless, sustainably made,  hugs the body in just the right way, and is universally flattering on different body shapes and sizes. That’s why we’re so excited to hear about Phat Buddah’s newest collection, which not only checks all those boxes but is also inspired by Miami. We were lucky enough to catch up with Phat Buddah Founder and recent Miami resident, Alissa Benishai, who gave us some insight into her new collection and her life. 

For those that don’t know Phat Buddha, can you give us a little background on your line of activewear?

Phat Buddha is a globally loved active fashion brand, specializing in seamless and sustainable technology. We created a product that bridges the gap between activewear and everyday fashion. The purpose of developing this brand was to allow myself and others to “get out of our own way.”  

As women, our bodies are ever-changing based on stress, post/pre-pregnancy, sleep, exercising, etc. We created seamless fabrication that molds to the body. Phat Buddha is about feeling good from the inside out, not about conforming into a garment.  NO MATTER HER MOVEMENT, #wemovewithyou.


We read that you did a 3-month Bikram intensive training, do you still practice? 

Yes, I practice every day. Due to the pandemic restrictions, I started self-practice and incorporated some moves after my streaming Tracy Anderson Method.

You’ve done collaborations with some big fitness industry names like Tracy Anderson. Who is another dream collaborator you would love to work with? 

Currently, I am grateful for all my exclusive partnerships because they are in line with Phat Buddha’s mission and have some MAJOR surprises coming up in 2021 extending our range and pushing the athleisure marketplace envelope. I would love to work with Drake. Not only is he reputable, and an inspirational artist, he is a true philanthropist to the Miami community. Expansion and collaboration into Men's wear through OVO would be a dream, and music has always inspired me to move. 

You recently moved to Miami and your newest collection is inspired by the Magic City, tell us more about the vibe of "Back To Basics, Miami Edition”?

My new collection is called “Back to Basics, Miami Edition”. The focus is on real women with real bodies, with an affordable price point. On February 8th, 2021, we launched Back to Basics, Miami Edition. The collection is seamless driven, sustainable, price-conscious, and size-inclusive. The collection features simple silhouettes with a fashion-forward flare that embraces YOUR BODY, YOUR MOVEMENT because #WEMOVEWITHYOU. We are spreading our NYC love to the streets of Miami. As was our philosophy in New York, we have named each garment after a street in Miami. We are very thankful to the Miami community for welcoming us with open arms and look forward to what new adventures tomorrow will bring.

A portion of proceeds from online sales is donated to charity. Can you share which ones and how you chose those?

During the last ten months, while working from my family home in Miami, we were able to touch the lives of those that needed a “feel good” moment, be it in their clothing, workouts, IGTV, REELS, videos, podcasts, etc.

Through my contact with my “Phat Buddha” community, I determined that the two biggest challenges brought about by the Pandemic were mental health and food. It was this realization that stirred me to draft a plan, reaching out to influencers, friends, CEO’s in our community and beyond to repost about Feeding America and supporting the JED Foundation

Phat Buddha, as a result, created a movement with the sole purpose of building a brand dedicated to “giving back.” Feeding America because when I walked to the kitchen my father asked me one morning what “kind” of milk I wanted, I had a selection. I had options, thousands of people did not have food. Hundreds of thousands of people were hungry, out of work and schools were closed so lunches were not served to children. The Jed Foundation, because I personally have struggled with mental health challenges that the world was facing at a high rate due to the pandemic.

Where can StayFit305 readers find PhatBuddha?

@phatbuddhawearwww.phatbuddhawear.com 


Quick Fire Questions:

Coffee or tea? 

Coffee Coffee Coffee, Cafe Bustello to be exact, and then Kombucha

Beach or pool? 

Do I have to choose? Beach

South Beach or Brickell? 

Brickell

Bal Harbour or Design District? 

Bal Harbour all the way

Early bird or night owl? 

Trick question, I don’t sleep. Prefer the mornings when everything is quiet and serene. And I get my best work done on Sundays.

Netflix or book? 

Neither (don’t tell my parents) I read news articles and listen to music

Favorite place to sweat in Miami? 

Beach

Favorite place to pamper in Miami? 

The Standard, Gee Beauty and Lymphatic/Fascia services.

Most looking forward to in 2021….

Balance. Investment. Growth. Giving back more to the community


One can never have too much athletic wear, especially when it’s seamless, sustainably made, hugs the body in just the right way, and is universally flattering on different body shapes and sizes. That’s why we’re so excited to hear about Phat Buddah’s newest collection, which not only checks all those boxes but is also inspired by Miami. We were lucky enough to catch up with Phat Buddah Founder and recent Miami resident, Alissa Benishai, who gave us some insight into her new collection and her life. 

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Enter to Win a $500 Nike Gift Card

We are giving away a $500 Nike Gift Card! That's right - spend a few minutes answering questions about your fitness habits and you could win.

We are giving away a $500 Nike Gift Card! That's right - spend a few minutes answering questions about your fitness habits and you could win.

The survey takes just a few minutes. One lucky winner will be randomly selected on October 4th.

Take the survey and enter to win the $500 Nike Gift Card here.

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Resilience CBD
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4 Benefits of CBD Gummies You Need in Your Life

Resilience has a full line of CBD products, but they recently released their CBD gummies which have been all the rage, and for a good reason.

CBD has taken off this year as a health and wellness tool. It hasseveral health benefits, but there’s one key community who can also greatlybenefit from it: athletes. CBD is an overlooked and underutilized resource foractive people looking to hit new fitness goals and improve their overallwellness. 

We all know the feeling after leg day where you feel like you’re going to fall down the gym stairs because your legs feel like jelly. Or where you push it so hard during treadmill sprints that you take three days off the gym. The pain stops progress, and Resilience, a CBD brand specifically for athletes, is designed to stop that pain so you can crush your goals. 

Resilience has a full line of CBD products, but they recentlyreleased their CBD gummies which have been all the rage, and for a good reason.These sweet CBD treats are unparalleled when it comes to quality, taste, andeffectiveness. 

CBD 101 

CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in the hemp plant (not to be confused with marijuana, which is a completely separate plant). CBD is known for its powerful, all-natural therapeutic effects that promote overall wellness.

*RELATED Should you be Hopping on the CBD Train?

You have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) in your body that actually already produces cannabinoids. These cannabinoids work with your internal systems to regulate stress, inflammation, cognitive functions, as well as eating and sleeping patterns. When you take CBD, you’re supplementing your body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids and providing additional balance throughout the body.

Let’s Talk Resilience CBD Gummies

Resilience CBDgummies should be every active person’s best friend. They’re the perfectmix of relaxation and recovery. Made with Resilience Broad Spectrum CBD oil,they include all the beneficial phytonutrients of the hemp plant, except THC (inshort, no - they absolutely will not produce any type of high).

*RELATED The Top Fitness Mistake You Are Probably Making

Here are a few reasons to give this awesome health tool atry: 

  • They Advance Fitness Recovery - this is the main focus of Resilience products. When you exercise, you’re literally tearing your body down. Small tears form in your muscles which cause soreness. CBD is a natural pain reliever that attacks inflammation and physical tension.
  • They are Convenient and Portable - the main benefit of the CBD Gummies over Resilience’s other CBD products is convenience. You can take one of two gummies with you on the go, or throw a small size in your gym bag, desk drawer, or purse for whenever you’re feeling any mental or physical tension. 
  • They Improve Sleep - the number of adults who get less than six hours of sleep has increased by 31% since 1985. The Resilience CBD Gummies will help to regulate your sleeping patterns so you’re able to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling more refreshed. 
  • They Taste Great - there are many ingestibles on the market that attempt to mask the taste of the CBD with artificial flavors. Resilience CBD gummies are flavored with fresh lemon, grape, and orange fruit juices as well as a hint of sugar that provides a refreshing taste that’s good for your body.

*RELATED 5 CBD Myths You Should Know

To celebrate the release of the Resilience CBD gummies, STAY FIT305 readers can use STAYFIT15 at checkout for 15% off your purchase ofany package of gummies. Coupon good through Oct. 15th. Click here to shop their CBDgummies.

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UNKNWN WYNWOOD Announces December 2019 Opening

UNKNWN, the Miami-based retail destination and culture creator, has announced the opening of UNKNWN WYNWOOD in December 2019.

UNKNWN, the Miami-based retaildestination and culture creator within the worlds of art, fashion, sports, andmusic, has announced the opening of UNKNWN WYNWOOD in December 2019.

Co-founded by LeBron James, Jaron Kanfer, andFrankie Walker Jr., the company was built with the objective to reinvent shoppingby connecting brands to consumers through experiences and curatedproducts. 

Opening its first store in 2011, UNKNWN offers an authentic assortment of covetable sneakers, collectible items, contemporary ready-to-wear, and designer apparel. 

Now,the 10,000 square foot space set to open during Art Basel, will become UNKNWN’sofficial flagship retail location.

Locatedacross from the Wynwood Walls, UNKWN WYNWOOD will be an experiential venue for sporting andlifestyle events for the Miami community and global travelers, in addition tooffering the lifestyle and wardrobe of the co-founders.

UNKNWN WYNWOOD will also feature an indoorbuilt-in photo studio, custom photography equipment, and prop house.

Resilience CBD
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Should you be Hopping on the CBD Train?

CBD is sweeping the nation... but is it worth the hype? And more importantly, should you be joining in?

Each day, there’s a new CBD product on the market. Whetherit’s in patch, lotion, drink or oil form, CBD is sweeping the nation... but isit worth the hype? And more importantly, should you be joining in?

First Things First

Let’s take a few steps back. CBD is short for cannabidiol.It’s one of 100 other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Not to be confusedwith its cousin, marijuana, hemp is a completely separate plant used for anarray of medicinal, commercial, and industrial purposes. It is extremely highin CBD and low in THC, meaning it will not get you high. There is agrowing body of research behind its powerful benefits for anyone looking toimprove their health and wellness.

How it Works

Did you know you already have naturally-occurring cannabinoids and an endocannabinoid system in your body? These cannabinoids work with your nervous system to regulate many of your internal systems. When you take CBD, it helps to supplement your cannabinoids and further promote balance throughout the body. Some main benefits of CBD include reduced stress and anxiety, improved eating and sleeping patterns, and mood regulation.

For the Fit

In terms of fitness specifically, CBD is emerging as acomplete game changer. It addresses one of the most overlooked aspects offitness performance: Recovery.

When you exercise, you’re actually breaking your body down,and need to recover in order to keep progressing. Matt Pippen, Strength andMobility coach for professional and collegiate athletes, lives by the idea thatif you recover more today, you’re able to train harder and longer, with areduced chance of injuries tomorrow.

So where does CBD come into all this? It hasanti-inflammatory properties that work to fight pain and inflammation responsesthroughout the body. By jumping on the CBD train, you’ll be giving yourself anautomatic edge over the competition.

The best, to Fuel Your Best.

As we mentioned above, there are new CBD products and brands emerging each day. Resilience CBD is a premium line of CBD products designed specifically for athlete recovery. Their entire product line was built to accelerate post-workout recovery and reduce stress on the body. Resilience CBD products are designed to help you:

  • Bounce Back from Soreness - Are you recovering sufficiently after your workouts? As you exercise, tiny tears are created in your muscles which causes the soreness you feel. In order to rebuild your muscles, you need to allow your body to recover. CBD helps to support and accelerate that recovery process so you can get back to doing what you love, quicker.
  • Advanced Pain Relief - This one goes hand-in-hand with recovery, of course. On top of soreness, CBD can help with chronic pain points throughout the body like joint and nerve pain that would typically require painkillers. CBD offers an all-natural solution that doesn’t require wallet draining steroid shots, liver-damaging aspirin, or other lengths people go to mitigate pain.
  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety - This one is huge in fitness, especially if you’re a competitive athlete. Getting rid of that race-day, game-day, or fight-night jitters is essential to performance. CBD allows you to relax, relieve mental and physical tension and boosts focus.
  • Improved Sleep - This is huge for fitness. Resilience actually has a great blog on why sleep is your secret weapon. When you don’t hit that eight-hour mark, your reaction time, motor function, recovery, risk of injuries, memory loss, and focus are all impacted. The list could continue, but I think we’ve all experienced at least one of the above after a sleepless night. CBD has been found to improve insomnia, overall sleep quality, duration, and helps you wake up feeling refreshed. Its calming properties can also help you in falling asleep.  

So whether you have aches and pains, anxiety, troublesleeping, or just looking for that extra 10%, CBD may be worth a shot.

Prince
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David Grutman, Prince, and UNKNWN Collab on Tennis Inspired Streetwear

David Grutman brings Prince - UNKNWN, the fashion sport and street style retailer, who will introduce a limited-edition tennis inspired clothing capsule.

Prince, the leadingAmerican-born global tennis brand, announces a strategic partnership withDavid Grutman, Founder of Miami based Groot Hospitality, to bring hisinfluence to the brand’s creative direction and collaborations.

Prince

The first collaboration that Grutman brings to Prince is UNKNWN, the fashion sport and street style retailer, who will introduce a limited-edition tennis inspired clothing capsule. The collection, Prince x UNKNWN, will debut during the 2019 Miami Open. This partnership comes from Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand owner, marketing and entertainment company with a portfolio of iconic brands that includes Prince Tennis.

“We are excited to be launching Prince Off-Court with such a strong partner like David Grutman,” said Matt Salter, Senior Director of Brand Collaborations at ABG. “With the popularity of tennis and the rise of streetwear fashion, the launch of Prince x UNKNWN is a great addition to the growth of the brand. It has been a pleasure working with UNKNWN, who’s reputation and execution have earned them the distinction as the exclusive Miami retailer for top tier brands.”

“When you distill the style of Miami, there are elements of it that generate from the tennis courts of Florida,” says UNKNWN co-founder and CEO Jaron Kanfer. “Even in earlier eras of Miami culture, the sound of a Prince ball hitting the hard court was the drumbeat of the town. Classic “On the Court” style is bouncing back into fashion for both genders especially with the brands that have significant impact on the sporting world. With the Miami Open as a background, we are thrilled to partner with a great icon of tennis on this exciting new collection. As part of the collaboration, we've added our signature touch to Prince’s classic graphics which include an exclusive racquet that speaks to the electricity of our city and timelessness of the game."

The Prince x UNKNWN collection offers a mix of unisex t-shirts, hoodies, and bottoms, and pays homage to the brand’s tennis roots with a single racquet in classic tennis colors infused with pops of white, mint green, black and coral. Topping off the assortment, an all-white tennis skirt and crop top for women will debut.

“Prince is an iconic brand that I’ve been a fan of for many years,” said David Grutman. “I look forward to partnering on next level opportunities, the first being Prince x UNKNWN debuting in Miami. We have awesome projects in the works that we can’t wait to announce – stay tuned.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fLrEu6W9Fc&feature=youtu.be

The collection launched at the UNKNWN store in the Aventura Mall on Saturday, March 23rd and online at www.UNKNWN.com and www.PrinceOffCourt.com.

Apple Pay in Miami
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Celebrate Coconut Grove and South Miami with Apple Pay

Whether you’re visiting Miami or are local, shop the best coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants and food trucks with Apple Pay in Coconut Grove and South Miami.

Whether you’re visiting Miami or are local, shop the best coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants and food trucks with Apple Pay in Coconut Grove and South Miami. It’s easy and secure.

Enjoy exclusive offers when you pay with Apple Pay from March 15-17.

Coconut Grove

  • Panther Coffee
  • Bianco Gelato
  • Bonobos
  • Catch A Wave Surf & Skate Shop
  • Flow Running Shop
  • Present Bakery
  • Terry Jacobs Makeup Studio

South Miami

  • Spris Artisan Pizza
  • Chiquita Chic
  • Earth
  • Hair Studio + Nail Spa
  • NaturHouse
  • Azul

If you already have Apple Pay on your iPhone, great! If not, you can easily set it up yourself:

  1. Open the Wallet app
  2. Tap the + symbol to Add a Card
  3. Follow the steps to Add a New Card
  4. After your bank or issuer verifies your card, tap Next
Apple Pay in Miami
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Celebrate Wynwood and the Miami Design District with Apple Pay

Whether you’re visiting Miami or are local, shop the best coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants and food trucks with Apple Pay in Wynwood and the Miami Design District.

Whether you’re visiting Miami or are local, shop the best coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants and food trucks with Apple Pay in Wynwood and the Miami Design District. It’s easy and secure.

Enjoy exclusive offers when you pay with Apple Pay from March 8–10.

  • Santo Dulce Churro @ Wynwood Yard
  • Della bowls @ Wynwood Yard
  • Twice Butter @ Wynwood Marketplace
  • Mister Block Café @ Wynwood
  • Dasher & Crank @ Wynwood
  • Panther Coffee @ Wynwood
  • Coyo Taco@ Wynwood
  • Scotch and Soda @ Wynwood
  • Salty Donut @ Wynwood
  • OFY @ Wynwood
  • Chef Chloe @ St. Roch Market
  • Sabal Coffee @ St. Roch Market
  • Ella @ Design District
  • MadLab @ Design District

If you already have Apple Pay on your iPhone,great! If not, you can easily set it up yourself:

  1. Open the Wallet app
  2. Tap the + symbol to Add aCard
  3. Follow the steps to Add aNew Card
  4. After your bank or issuerverifies your card, tap Next
Perfect Balance World|Perfect Balance World|
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Perfect Balance World is Reinventing Yoga Clothes

Imagine if every yoga pose was supported by your clothing. Imagine what you could accomplish if physics, engineering, and spirituality came together to give you perfect balance.

Imagine if every yoga pose was supported by your clothing. Imagine what you could accomplish if physics, engineering, and spirituality came together to give you perfect balance.After practicing yoga for 14 years, with a stint as a studio owner, Carla Berkowitz is trying to disrupt the athleisure market with her take on what yoga clothes should be like.“It’s like having a yoga teacher in your clothing” says Berkowtiz, who noticed a problem amongst new students and experienced practitioners alike.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rd6l-DtXooNo matter how advanced or basic students were when practicing yoga, there was the same core problem – they used brute force to balance, instead of just intuition and following a simple method.Berkowtiz went straight to the drawing board and engineered the utility and balance right into the clothing. The result is Perfect Balance World, her collection of yoga clothes thoughtfully designed to teach you yoga, using the placement of rubberized landmarks on the clothing.“It lets you enjoy the pose. Its not magic. It’s not going to do the pose for you,” says Berkowtiz. “But it builds muscle memory, so if you’re not wearing the clothes one day, you’ll remember where your foot is not supposed to be, and where you arm should be. It’s called the Perfect Balance Method.”

Perfect Balance World

So how are the clothes? Stylish and sleek like they were crafted in a physics lab. The jet black collection features leggings, leg warmers, capris, a shrug, headband, slides, and top.The signature DNA Leggings sport a polyester/spandex blend, that creates a soft, silky and stretchable feel, perfect for yoga, pilates, and barre. The physics-based, rubberized landmarks, help Yogis hold their pose, and for a cool $59, are an affordable option you should consider.For more information on the Perfect Balance World collection, visit www.perfectbalance.com.

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Feel Lit, Chill, Hype and Zen with this Miami SoulCycle Instructor's Line of Holistic Products

Allison Santini, well known for leading sweat filled spin classes at SoulCycle, has found balance and relaxation through her own line of essential oils. She turned to more holistic forms of medicine to find ways to recharge and become #SantiniStrong.

Allison Santini, well known for leading sweat filled spin classes at SoulCycle, has found balance and relaxation through her own line of essential oils. Santini suffers from chronic fatigue often feeling drained emotionally and physically. She turned to more holistic forms of medicine to find ways to recharge and become #SantiniStrong.“From my job working out all day I had to learn how to protect myself from the ups and downs. I started trying different things such as essential oils, blending different ones I was using together and noticed they were much more powerful,” says Santini.Instead of using multiple oils to create the desired effect she wanted, Santini created her “Balance” essential oil blends. In collaboration with Monica Redondo, founder of Wholistic Oils, Lit, Chill, and Love oils are all you need to feel energized or relaxed.

Lit contains oils from rosemary, ginger, and lemongrass, all of which bring about an energizing and uplifting feeling. On the other hand, Chill contains oils from peppermint, geranium, rose, lavender, and roman chamomile, all of which deliver a sense of calm and mellow.“I really want to bridge living a healthy lifestyle with nightlife," says Santini. "There are more toxic ways for people to achieve feeling energized or relaxed, and I want to show people that essential oils can be just as powerful.”The last of the “Balance” kit is Love, a body oil containing rose, sandalwood, and pink grapefruit. Love is intended to refresh and recharge skin. All of the oils are extremely easy to use. Just, roll the oils on your pulse points when needed.What makes Lit, Chill, and Love so unique from other blended oils? Each oil blend comes with a tiny piece of rose quartz at the bottom of the bottle. The rose quart in each bottle has been charged under the last full moon, giving each of the oils energizing vibrations.

However, essential oils are not for everyone. For those who have sensitive skin and cannot use certain oils, Santini is making tea that will have you feeling Hype, Zen, and Healed. Using the same idea from her oils, Santini’s line of teas will bring about a sense of energy or calm.Lit, Chill, and Love can be purchased as a kit or separately. All oils can be purchased directly through Santini’s personal website. Be on the lookout for more information about Hype, Zen, and Heal. The teas will be available for purchase starting June 2018.

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Bitsy Bottom: A Perfect Fit for your Booty and Active Lifestyle

Do you ever feel like you have to decide between a new pair of stylish leggings and a class pack at you favorite studio? Then you need to check out Bitsy Bottom.Workout clothes can sometimes cost more than an actual class. Amanda “Bitsy” Lippman, was looking for more affordable yoga clothing. When she started designing her own hot yoga shorts, Bitsy Bottom was born. With the help of her partners, Jaime Hidalgo and Yadira Sussman, the company has expanded, now carrying stylish high-quality leggings, capris, and headbands. The company even has a line of kid’s clothing.With bold and bright colors, Bitsy Bottom stands out among other brands. A signature booty scrunch gives your bottom the perfect fit needed for an active lifestyle. Super soft fabrics move with your body as you workout.“A smooth, second skin, spandex/nylon blend that is not constricting, and will be your favorite pair of workout bottoms once you try them," says Sussman.The bottoms are also quick drying, making them perfect for your sweatiest workouts and water activities.

Bitsy Bottom prides themselves on the quality of their products and customer service to clientele. Their products are extremely versatile and can be worn for workouts from yoga to Crossfit.“I teach every format from HIIT to Hip-Hop and Bitsy Bottom products make me feel bootyful and confident in every way," says Brand Ambassador Maria Pontillo.

Bitsy Bottom products can be purchased directly from the company’s online website. You can also find Bitsy Bottom in 21 retail stores in South Florida.If you are ready to upgrade your leggings to something booty-ful that won't break the bank, then you need to check out Bitsy Bottom.Be sure to use code “SF305” to get $25 off your online purchase of $50 or more.

OneLove Active
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Local Athleisure Brand "OneLove Active Wear" is Dressing Some of Your Favorite Fitness Influencers

It's no secret that altheisure is one of the biggest benefactors of the growing Instagram marketplace, and for local brands like OneLove Active Wear, powering the brand with recognizable influencers has been key.

72% of Instagram users have made purchases based on something they saw on the platform - says a study done by Dana Rebecca Designs in August 2017. It's no secret that altheisure is one of the biggest benefactors of the growing Instagram marketplace, and for local brands like OneLove Active Wear, powering the brand with recognizable influencers has been key.Jaidy Pardo, Founder and Designer of OneLove Active Wear, started the athleisure brand during a period of self-discovery after her divorce."My son is the inspiration behind the brand, and is my 'One Love,'" said Pardo. "After my divorce, I was searching for something to give me the flexibility I needed to be a single mother."As the designer of every legging in the line, Pardo wanted to make sure her products not only fit the needs of clients, but were functional as well."All leggings are one-size-fits-all," states Pardo. "They are built for fashion and function - they will stay in place while you're training and look good when you're going about the day."OneLove Active Wear boasts an impressive 10-point benefit checklist for all their leggings:

  • Squat Proof
  • Sweat Proof
  • Butt-Lift Effect
  • Tummy Control
  • High-Waist or Mid-Rise
  • Flex Fit
  • Authentic Designs
  • Washer/Dryer Safe
  • Affordable
  • Worldwide Shipping

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Pardo loves that her designs are brought to life in Medellín - the textile capital of the country."I have built great relationships back in Colombia that allow for me to deliver custom products to my clients," says Pardo. "They call me up with a specific design request or alteration and I can turn it around in days."Aside from dressing some of the hottest local influencers, celebrities like Águeda López and Laura Posada have have also been spotted sporting OneLove Active Wear designs.Flexibility is one of the many benefits of being a startup in the athleisure market. As bigger brands must read trends, Pardo and OneLove Active Wear can adapt on the fly and turn designs around at lightning pace. The brand has a slew of stylish designs that are outfitting some of the hottest fitness influencers in Miami, with new ones hitting the online store every week.Shop the OneLove Active Wear store at: https://oneloveactivewear.online.

Helthee App
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Miami Natives Working to Bring On-Demand Fitness Nationwide via Helthee App

Helthee App makes it simple for you to connect and book with certified fitness professionals in your area.

You can order just about anything these days with an app on your phone – a car service, food, groceries - you name it, it will find a way to your doorstep. So why not add ‘personal trainer’ to the mix? Enter Helthee App – the Uber for fitness.Started by a trio of Miami natives – Brett Heimann, Zachary Parris and Gabriel Penaloza, Helthee App makes it simple for you to connect and book with certified fitness professionals in your area and at your convenience. Simply download the Helthee App or log on to Helthee.com. Choose from a variety of workout types, desired time and location, trainer gender preference, and book in seconds. A certified, vetted and insured Helthee trainer will arrive at your home, office, hotel or local park in as little as an hour, or up to a month in advance with start times as early as 5:30am and as late as 9:30pm.Helthee trainers will bring all the required equipment for your appointment. All appointments are 60 minutes and you can book single (solo), pair (you + a friend), or small-group (you + 4 of your friends). Helthee's services are available 365 days including holidays. The Helthee App is currently available across all iOS&Android devices.Earlier this year, Helthee App expanded to New York City, a market critical to their growth."It's an exciting step for us expanding into New York City," said Brett Heimann, CEO & co-founder at Helthee. "New York City is the first stop of our nationwide expansion, as we plan on bringing Helthee: On Demand Fitness to other growing, health-conscious cities that are ready to take advantage of our services."

Nike Miami||Nike Miami
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Nike's New Lincoln Road Store Opens Today

The new Nike Miami store opens its doors, giving fitness fanatics a first look at the brand's limited-edition swag and state-of-the-art shopping perks.

For months, the building at the corner of Lincoln Road and Lenox Avenue has undergone a transformation into Miami Beach's newest fitness capital. Today, the new Nike Miami store opens its doors for the first time, giving fitness fanatics a first look at the brand's limited-edition swag and state-of-the-art shopping perks.What was once a 1999 Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn, is now a two-story, 31,000-square-foot athletic fashions mecca. Heidi O’Neill, president of Nike DTC, says choosing Miami for its latest innovation was a no-brainer. "As we thought about where our next steps would be in leading the future of sports retail, we thought Miami would be the perfect step in that journey."The new store's extravagant exterior was designed with Miami in mind, using waffle ironing in concrete and terrazzo panels, echoing South American and South Floridian design. In addition, the first floor showcases a multimedia installation by Miami artist Jessy Nite, combining the forces of painting, typography, and sculpture.

Nike Miami

One of the most cutting-edge features in this new location is the Nike+ Trial Zones. Not only do you get to try on products, now you get to try them out. Get a feel for your new kicks while shooting hoops in the 285-square-foot basketball court or score a goal on the synthetic turf soccer field. You can even get a personalized running experience on a camera-operating treadmill. It records your stride and knee performance while you run, downloading your information and preferences to assure your best consultation.Nike store associates are basically the Apple Geniuses of fitness apparel, serving shoppers with hours of certified training knowledge. "If you’re interested in running, or taking your first yoga class, or trying out for a basketball team…we will match you with the right expert for you. Personal shopping meets personal training," O’Neill says.Nike Miami also blends the experiences of a sports center and an intimate boutique in its first-floor women’s section known as the Lounge. Ladies can enjoy one-on-one appointments for everything from bra-fittings to pant hemming. Fitting rooms here are double the standard size, with mood lighting that simulates a yoga studio or night run to make shoppers' decisions between cuts and colors come into focus.Nike+ member perks and access to premium products (like the Kobe Fade to Black Pack, Kyrie 3 “What The,” Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid and Zonal Strength Tights) are additional incentives to arrive ASAP to today's grand opening.Nike Miami Grand OpeningThursday, January 19, starting at 10 a.m. at 1035 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Admission is free. Visit nike.com.*This article was originally posted on the Miami New Times by Sofia Harris and can be found here.

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Restless Soul: The Athleisure Boutique That Will Change Your Life

The Restless Soul offers everything from fitness basics to lounge wear, and top of the line athleisure wear.

Miami has been so good to me over the years (even though I cried almost every day for a year when I first moved here). Fitness finally gave me an outlet, and a community that unfolded all around me. I have my “Healthy Miami” (post coming soon). You know, my favorite places to eat, my favorite places to shop (Restless Soul) and my fav hot spots to sweat!Today, we are all about the clothes! New York may have Bandier and Sweaty Betty, but Miami has the Restless Soul in Aventura and coming soon to South Miami. Check out today’s video for some fit-fashion inspiration from the Restless Soul.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp2kHjGLLHwBrands RESTLESS SOUL Carries: PRISMSPORT, ALALA, KORAL, SPLITS 59, CHRLDR, VARLEY, BLANC NOIR, PHEEL STYLE, SOL & SELENE, ONZIE, ALO AND SO MUCH MORE!I would give anything to have every item of theirs in my closet to wear from class, to castings and beyond. The Restless Soul offers everything from fitness basics to lounge wear, and top of the line athleisure wear.If you find yourself in Aventura, make sure to stop by or check out their Facebook and Instagram today.

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The Right Sports Bra Can Be The Difference In Your Workout

Studies in the UK show that one in five women are deterred from being active due to concerns about “excessive breast movement” during exercise.

The right attire can be the difference between a good workout and a GREAT workout. Studies in the UK show that one in five women are deterred from being active due to concerns about “excessive breast movement” during exercise – not good!The Uncomfortable RealityNormal bras are not fit for a sports purpose; they are made from fabrics that aren’t breathable and lack in support for impactful exercise. Initially, men designed bras with their primary focus on appearance of the breasts over functionality. Later, women pioneered the sports bra; they had a clear design that catered for the function of supporting the breasts and handling dynamic movement whilst providing maximum comfort.Aside from the immediate discomfort, not wearing a sports bra can cause long-term damage too. Ligaments inside the breast start to stretch from the repetitive bouncing and this can cause your breasts to sag. Additionally, the breasts have NO muscle in them. Not wearing a sports bra results in the neck and back having to over compensate for the increased amount of movement and this causes strain and tension. What’s even more alarming is that over time, the damage becomes irreparable!New Tech For Better SupportResearch at the University of Portsmouth in England found that breasts move just as much during speed walking as they do whilst sprinting, this means a sports bra is an essential article of gear no matter what workout you’re doing!The developments in sports bra technology means there is an endless selection for all shapes and sizes. Excuses about fit can no longer justify you not getting yours!

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This month I teamed up with local South Florida brand, Zensah. Infamously known for their compression apparel, the science they have developed behind their clothing is what makes Zensah particularly unique.Having explored their selection of sports bras, there were a couple of noteworthy discoveries. First thing to note, Zensah uses seamless technology in all their clothes, and for this reason their sports bras fit like a second skin; they are SO comfortable to wear! It is absolutely imperative that you own active attire that fits you properly and that you are comfortable in. Any discomfort can be a distraction to your productivity.All of Zensah’s sports bras are made with a “moisture wicking fabric." This ensures sweat is immediately absorbed into the outer layer of the apparel where it can evaporate a lot more easily. After an intense workout I noticed a remarkable difference in the dryness of my sports bra - big bonus for working out in the Florida sun. The fabric is designed with the purpose of preventing an odor build up and it does indeed leave your bra smelling notably sweat free!Don't Forget The 'Bounce Test'The sports bra has been a game changing creation for women in sport, helping to minimize the physical gap between the men and women and allowing more mobility and comfort in every aspect of participation. Your breasts shouldn’t be a barrier to you participating in sport!To ensure you achieve that ultimately enjoyable workout, make sure you are properly fitted for your sports bra. Second, remember to renew your bra regularly and not let it fall to pieces. Lastly, don't be afraid to do the 'bounce test' in stores. People might look at you weird but at least you'll know your bras fit for purpose!Check out the Zensah Super Band Bra.

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Lululemon Brickell City Centre to Open on Black Friday

The popular fitness apparel brand, lululemon athletica, has announced their Brickell City Centre location will open it's doors on November 25th.

The popular fitness apparel brand, lululemon athletica, has announced their Brickell City Centre location will officially open it's doors on November 25th, Black Friday. The store will certainly be full of fitness enthusiasts excited to step inside the new location during one the season's busiest day.https://www.instagram.com/p/BMuacs7B3b_/?taken-by=lululemonmiaNot to be outdone, the Fort Lauderdale location at Galleria Mall on Sunset has already opened it's doors to patrons, just in time for the holiday season, officially making the brand's presence in the South Florida market well known. Click here to meet the lululemon Brickell City Centre ambassadors.https://www.instagram.com/p/BMmwqTIBmQM/?taken-by=lululemonmia

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Liquido Launches Limited Edition Print That Gives Back

Liquido to Donate 10% of Sales from Esthesia Print Legging to Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate Throughout October 2016

Liquido, the global yoga and activewear line known for their irresistibly soft fabrics and head-turning patterns announced, that beginning October 1 through October 31, 2016 they will donate 10% from the sales from their new, limited-edition Esthesia Print to Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate. This includes proceeds from the Esthesia legging (capri, regular and XL lengths) sold online at liquiodactive.com as well as those sold from the brand’s only US retail storefront located at 1937 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020.“Liquido is a brand that values human beings first and foremost and we want to do our part to help raise awareness for a disease that unfortunately touches so many, directly or indirectly, says Renata Facchini, CEO of Liquido. By donating a portion of the sales of our beautiful Esthesia legging to a charity that does so much for women and cancer research, we hope we can make a small difference. For the women that purchase this limited-edition legging, we hope that they will feel good on the inside because we know they’ll be looking great on the outside.”The Esthesia legging ($83.90) features a bright magenta and purple pattern that will send your senses soaring thanks to the eye-catching pattern and the buttery-soft feel of the fabric. The bold, vibrant print expresses Liquido’s core philosophy of standing out, in taking the road less traveled and pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.While renowned for their leggings, Liquido also carries sports bras, tanks, shorts and also has a Performance Wear collection as well as an entire Swim Collection for both women and men. All of Liquido’s products and manufacturing processes are sweatshop-free and the brand is committed to using the best raw materials, labor practices, and production procedures. All of Liquido’s clothing is manufactured in Brazil where the company abides by the high standards set by the Ministry of Labor in South America.Liquido Esthesia legging along with all other Liquido products can be purchased online at liquidoactive.com, which offers worldwide shipping. Additionally, Liquido can be found at boutique retailers across the country as well as Liquido’s first ever U.S. retail location that opened August 2016 in Hollywood, Florida at 1937 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020.

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Lululemon Announces Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre Store

Let’s meet the Lululemon Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre.

Brickell City Centre is finally starting to open piece by piece, and with that comes exciting announcements. Athletic apparel retailer, lululemon athletica, is set to be one of the marquee brands opening their doors inside the $1.05 Billion mega-structure, and today have announced their brand ambassadors for the store. Let’s meet the lululemon athletica Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre.Carley Siedlecki

Lululemon Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre

Carley is all over town, but you can find her teaching yoga, barre and bootcamps at Exhale Spa, pacing for the Brickell and South Beach Run Clubs. “Yoga helps me connect with life and nature, and it helps me grow in every aspect of my life,” says Carley.Rene Martin

Lululemon Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre

After a year long trip to India/Bali, Rene Martin discovered his true calling in life, yoga. Rene’s favorite part about teaching is hearing stories after class of the “aw” moments one or more students may have shared in a specific practice. You can find Rene at 1Hotel South Beach, Soho House Miami Beach, Trio Mind Body Spirit Studio, Mood Lifeclub and Sobekick Gym.Michelle Moore

Lululemon Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre

Michelle is an ACE Certified Trainer and instructor at Barry's Bootcamp Midtown and Miami Beach. She'll tone your body using weights, medicine balls and resistance bands on the floor and then shred you on the treadmill. Michelle strives to incorporate intense precision running in her workouts, so you're not only getting the amazing benefits of cardio, but you're also improving your pace and mile times: great for athletes training for races.Johnna Matthews

Lululemon Brand Ambassadors for Brickell City Centre

Johnna became a CrossFit coach because she wanted to help others live a better life. "It gives me goosebumps when one of my athletes does what they once thought impossible,” says Johnna. “Helping them find their own power is why I do what I do." Johnna is a CF-L2 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and Spartan SGX Certified Coach. You can find her at CrossFit Wynwood, CrossFit Downtown Miami and Focused Movement Academy.Tony Carvajal

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"I love coaching because I get to positively impact the lives of people, teaching them how to be healthy and fit," says Tony Carvajal, Head Coach and Director of Programming at Society Barbell & Fitness in Brickell. "Nothing makes me happier than seeing a person achieve their goals, then finding a new goal to take down!" Tony is CrossFit-L2, gymnastics and rowing certified.