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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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King of the Court Brings Pro Volleyball to Miami Beach

Professional volleyball players and Olympic gold medalists will take part in a Miami Beach demonstration event this Thursday, November 17 ahead of the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament planned for March 2023 as part of Miami Beach Live. Catch the action at Lummus Park between noon and 2 pm.

Professional volleyball players and Olympic gold medalists will take part in a Miami Beach demonstration event this Thursday,  November 17 ahead of the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament planned for March 2023 as part of Miami Beach Live. Catch the action at Lummus Park between noon and 2 pm.

“Our local volleyball community is excited at the prospect of seeing internationally recognized beach volleyball players bringing their talents to Miami Beach,” City Manager Alina T. Hudak said. “This will be an amazing event for Ocean Drive and a rare opportunity to see some of the most skilled athletes in the world.”

The free warmup event will feature Olympic gold medalists Julius Brink and Rich Lambourne, international referee John King and professional volleyball player Dave Palms all taking place at the volleyball courts in Lummus Park between 7 and 8 streets off Ocean Drive.

“I am super excited to see a King of the Court event in Miami Beach, probably one of the most iconic beaches in this world,” said Brink, a 2012 Olympic volleyball star from the London games. “The lifestyle and the atmosphere fits perfect to King of the Court which brings entertainment, high-class sport and joy to the people in Florida.

King of the Court Volleyball events have been held in Hamburg, Germany; Utrecht, Netherlands; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Doha, Qatar. While a few test events have been held in the United States, Miami Beach will host the debut U.S. tournament in a pop-up stadium on the beach in Lummus Park between March 9-12, 2023 as part of Miami Beach Live!

“I am excited to see King of the Court coming to the United States. The Netherlands is known to be innovative, and King of the Court perfectly illustrates how we continue to reinvent sports,” added Miami Consul General Ruth Emmerink of the Netherlands, where King of the Court Volleyball is based. “I can’t think of a better place to launch next than a sports-focused state like Florida, and in particular, Miami Beach.”

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Anatomy Announces 6th Annual #HourPushUp Challenge Benefiting Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

On Sunday, December 18, Anatomy will host their 6th annual #HourPushUp Challenge raising funds for Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. This challenge invites members and guests to work out for wishes and the future of the Miami community, calling upon participants to do as many pushups as they physically can in a one-hour timeframe.

On Sunday, December 18, Anatomy will host their 6th annual #HourPushUp Challenge raising funds for Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. This challenge invites members and guests to work out for wishes and the future of the Miami community, calling upon participants to do as many pushups as they physically can in a one-hour timeframe.

Udonis Haslem, Marc Megna, Chris Paciello, and the Miami community, will gather to participate in this special and meaningful experience, challenging themselves for a cause. This event is also a celebration of Udonis Haslem’s charitable efforts as he enters his 20th and final season for the Miami Heat.

“We are so grateful for Udonis Haslem and the amazing community we have created through Anatomy, bringing generous participants to this event every single year," said Anatomy. "Watching our community come together for such a great cause touches our hearts, and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve at our 6th annual #HourPushUpChallenge!”

Prior to the challenge, each of the participants will collect monetary pledges, donated on a per push-up basis.  Supporters of the event also may offer flat-fee donations via the website. 100% of the funds raised per push-up will be donated to the Udonis Haslem Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to help enrich lives of people in local underserved communities and grant wishes to local wish kids.

To date, the #HourPushUpChallenge has raised more than $568,000 and granted over 110 wishes for kids. Last year marked the first #HourPushUpChallenge where Udonis Haslem Foundation joined forces with Anatomy and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida for this event, helping to raise an excess of $215,000. This year, Udonis Haslem, Anatomy, and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida have set a benchmark of $300,000 as their minimum goal to raise to help impact the children and our community.

“I'm very excited for year 2 of the #HourPushUpChallenge," said Haslem, 3x NBA Champion and Miami Heat Captain. "We had a great time last year giving back to the community. A lot of people came together for a cause that they believed in, and we were able to make great things happen. We hope this year we raise over our goal of $350k and go even bigger!" 

Haslem has created TEAM UD, which will be led by 5 people. That group will raise money and do push-ups together in hopes to complete 2,000 push-ups in an hour with the goal of each push up being worth a minimum of $30 per push up.

“We thank the generous folks at Anatomy fitness, Udonis Haslem, and everyone who participates in the #HourPushUpChallenge," said Norm Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. "The event has become one of our favorite events of the year and helps impact the lives of those in our community. The determination and hard work of all of the participants and organizers means that many more children will get to experience a wish come true.”

Anatomy’s 2022 #HourPushUpChallenge will take place at Anatomy Coconut Grove located at 3363 Pan American Drive in Miami. To donate or participate visit PushupChallenge.AnatomyFitness.com.

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South Florida’s First and Only Aerial Zipline Park Now Open at Jungle Island

Treetop Trekking Miami is South Florida’s first and only aerial zipline adventure park. Situated across six acres on Watson Island, the new outdoor adventure park is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly, Friday through Monday.

Treetop Trekking Miami is South Florida’s first and only aerial zipline adventure park. Situated across six acres on Watson Island, the new outdoor adventure park is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly, Friday through Monday.

“We harmonize with nature so people can feel inspired and enjoy transformative experiences that heighten all the senses,” said Jean-François Couture, chief marketing officer of The Trekking Group, which designed and now operates the new park. “After completing one of our adventure courses, you will have accomplished something, pushed your limits, and become a new version of yourself. In addition, you’ll leave with a very different perspective of Miami.”

Once strapped into a harness and helmet, participants receive a safety orientation led by an expert guide. Treetop Trekking Miami uses a continuous safety clip system to keep guests safe and attached to the courses at all times. Climbers ascend at their own pace into the treetops where they encounter fun activities like balance bridges, Tarzan swings, swinging logs, cable crossings, and ziplines.

Adults and kids alike can choose from three exhilarating courses including the Explorer Trek and the Thrill Seeker Trek for ages 9 and up and the Discovery Course for ages 5 and up. Courses are color-coded based on difficulty level and combined offer more than 55 elements, seven zip lines, and ample opportunities for visitors to get out of their comfort zone and be immersed in nature.

While climbing, guests can get scenic views of the Magic City and Biscayne Bay. Additionally, at various points along the courses, guests climb over ponds and can both see and hear animals from below and up high. Several of the critters surrounding the adventure park include capybaras, gibbons, lemurs, iguanas, and ibises.  

Treetop Trekking Miami is located across from the cruise ports at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. Tickets cost $44.99 for the Discovery Course, $54.99 for the Explorer Trek and $64.99 for the Thrill Seeker Trek.

Book your adventure today by visiting www.miamitreetoptrekking.com.    

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'Jersey for Miami' Curates Collection of Signed Miami Pro Sports Jerseys to Raise Funds for Give Miami Day

In a one-of-a-kind philanthropic initiative, players from the Miami Heat, Dolphins, Marlins, Inter Miami, and Florida Panthers have teamed up to support Greater Miami nonprofits. Athletes from the five major professional sports teams in South Florida donated signed jerseys to the “Jersey for Miami” campaign. This effort rallies donors to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations.

In a one-of-a-kind philanthropic initiative, players from the Miami Heat, Dolphins, Marlins, Inter Miami, and Florida Panthers have teamed up to support Greater Miami nonprofits. Athletes from the five major professional sports teams in South Florida donated signed jerseys to the “Jersey for Miami” campaign. This effort rallies donors to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations.

“Our professional athletes will help us win with ‘Jersey for Miami!’ The Miami Foundation is so grateful to the Heat, Dolphins, Marlins, Inter Miami and the Panthers for their incredible support said Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “This jersey campaign is an outgrowth of our community’s love for all sports and to rally together. When we connect through this campaign, we’ll create a new team of Floridians passionate to build and strengthen the social and economic fortitude of Greater Miami.”

Participating professional players include Gabe Vincent, Miami Heat; JJ Bleday, Miami Marlins; Robert Taylor, Gregore de Magalhaes Silva, and Leonardo Campana, Inter Miami; Jaelan Phillips, Dophins; and Aleksander Barkov and Sam Reinhart, Florida Panthers.

Funds raised through “Jersey for Miami” will boost the overall dollar amount available to nonprofits that participate in Give Miami Day, on Thursday, November 17, one of the nation’s biggest 24-hour giving events. Last year, Give Miami Day 2021 made history as more than 38,000 donors generously gave over $32 million to champion causes that improve local quality of life and equity.

The contest is simple: now through Friday, November 11, the pros root on the public to be champions and recruit donors to raise money through nine nonprofit categories - animal welfare, arts and culture, economic development, education and youth, environment, equity, faith-based services, health and wellness, and inclusion and community care. The top three fundraisers win a set of five signed jerseys, cash prizes up to $5,000, plus a Give Miami Day gift card to be used on that day so they can further support nonprofits.

This campaign grows the dollars available to nonprofits in advance of Give Miami Day into an extra score for our Bonus Pool that will profit all participating organizations. The Miami Foundation will distribute these extra dollars to nonprofits throughout the event, giving them access to more cash than just what is donated on Give Miami Day.

Details and registration are located at JerseyForMiami.org. Winners will be announced on Give Miami Day.

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Register Now for the Marlins Triple Play 5K presented by UHealth

Lace up your sneakers and step up to the plate for the family-friendly Marlins Triple Play 5K benefiting UHealth research for brain health and mental wellness. This run or walk will take place on Saturday, November 5 at loanDepot Park in Miami.

Lace up your sneakers and step up to the plate for the family-friendly Marlins Triple Play 5K benefiting UHealth research for brain health and mental wellness. This run or walk will take place on Saturday, November 5 at loanDepot Park in Miami.

Pre-race activities and race registration will begin at 7 a.m., with the race start time at 8:30 a.m. Experience a unique ballpark race as runners and walkers of all ages make their way through the ballpark for the Triple Play 5K, which features the finish line at home plate on the field of loanDepot park. The fun continues following the race for all to enjoy. 

Runners can choose a cause to run for, including Alzheimer’s Research, Parkinson’s Research, ALS Research, Mental Health, or Stroke Awareness.

Register now & pick your team to support! Click here to register and use code TP5KSTAYFIT305.

The Miami Marlins Foundation makes an impact by creating opportunities for youth to stay active, achieve academic success, and build leadership skills. Triple Play 5K sponsors include Bacardi, SOBE, PNC Bank, HairClub, Santa Teresa, Grant Thornton, Pepsi, Nudge, GHOST, Michelob Ultra, and Line 39.

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Infinity Sports Institute Hosts Upcoming "You're Not Crazy" Health Panel

Infinity Sports Institute in Edgewater is hosting their next health panel, You're Not Crazy, on Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 am until noon. Named for those times when you may have been told you were "crazy" or "making things up" by your doctor or family, this panel will ‍discuss how to navigate your healing journey after your doctors have told you your tests are normal and you still feel like something is wrong.

Infinity Sports Institute in Edgewater is hosting their next health panel, You're Not Crazy, on Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 am until noon. Named for those times when you may have been told you were "crazy" or "making things up" by your doctor or family, this panel will discuss how to navigate your healing journey after your doctors have told you your tests are normal and you still feel like something is wrong.

The industry professionals who will be speaking will go over the variety of holistic practices and methods available and educate guests on the importance of self-advocating. Panel speakers include Founder/Owner of Infinity Sports Institute, Hector Maradiaga, Registered Dietitian, Madison Shaw, RDN, LDN, Founder/CEO of Biohax, Dr. Marcos de Andrade, MD, MBA, CEO of The Root Cause Method, Jillian Acosta, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, and President of Self-Mastery Gym and Swergold Advisory, Mitch Swergold.

In addition to learning how to navigate through chronic pain, join the event to network, get a complementary DXA body composition scan, and stretch. You can also check out vendors including Emily Marie Apparel, ViveGreen, ISI Elite Training Miami, Women Run Wynwood, and complimentary products from Suja Juice.

All proceeds will go towards Mr. Psychedelic Law, a non-profit organization that combines medical and spiritual research to drive responsible legal reform in Florida for psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics.

To learn more about the event or to register, click here.

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lululemon Studio to Launch as New Fitness Platform on October 5

lululemon is launching a new service to connect members to the most dynamic fitness content, community and products—at home, in person and on the go. lululemon Studio will build upon more than 10,000 on demand and live-streamed classes that have been available with a MIRROR subscription, adding content from fitness and wellness partners across North America.

lululemon is launching a new service to connect members to the most dynamic fitness content, community and products—at home, in person and on the go. lululemon Studio will build upon more than 10,000 on demand and live-streamed classes that have been available with a MIRROR subscription, adding content from fitness and wellness partners across North America.

“Our guests’ fitness needs have evolved and lululemon Studio is solving for them by providing members with access to fitness content from our world-class trainers and studio partners at home, on the go and live in studios around North America. lululemon Studio unlocks the versatility our community has told us they are looking for now. No longer will you have to choose between going to your favorite studio or streaming a class at home—you can have both,” said Nikki Neuburger, Chief Brand Officer, lululemon.

lululemon Studio members will have access to some of the most sought-after studios online and in person from AARMY, Y7 Studio, DOGPOUND, FORWARD__Space, Pure Barre, Rumble, AKT and YogaSix. Members will be able to stream new weekly classes from these partners as well as sign up for discounted classes in person at the studios’ brick-and-mortar locations.

“MIRROR has always been one of the most flexible platforms that can adapt to changing fitness trends. With lululemon Studio, we’re expanding our offering to solve for our guests’ needs, extending our relationships with new studio partners and our ambassadors to add hundreds of hours of content in one place, while providing access to in-person studio classes for the ultimate hybrid experience,” said Michael Aragon, Chief Executive Officer, lululemon Digital Fitness. “We see lululemon Studio as being the daily go-to destination for experiencing the most dynamic content from the industry’s top trainers and studios, covering a range of fitness genres for all levels.”

Also launching on October 5 is the new lululemon Membership program. All lululemon guests in North America are invited to sign up for a lululemon Essential Membership for free. This program enhances the guest experience by unlocking shopping perks, community experiences, and access to select lululemon Studio classes at no cost. Members also get early access to product drops, receipt-free returns in store, and more.

lululemon Studio Membership, which requires the Studio Mirror, is $39/month and provides members with the most immersive experience, including:

  • All the lululemon Essential Membership benefits
  • Unlimited access to content from lululemon Studio and its partners
  • 10% off lululemon purchases*
  • Special discounts to attend in-person classes at lululemon Studio partner locations
  • Unlimited access to classes held in lululemon experiential stores, as well as additional benefits accessible through the lululemon Studio Mirror, app and in-person experiences.

Existing MIRROR members will automatically become lululemon Studio members, unlocking more value at the same monthly price. Get a 30-day trial by clicking here.

You can also check the Mirror out for yourself at any of our local South Florida lululemon stores, including Aventura, Lincoln Road, and Merrick Park.

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GluteHouse Glow Up Goes Live September 26 in Brickell

Since opening in summer 2020, GluteHouse has remained at membership capacity.... until now. The Miami studio dedicated to building the best behinds in Miami is announcing the expansion of their current location for a major glow up that officially opens to the public on September 26.

Since opening in summer 2020, GluteHouse has remained at membership capacity.... until now. The Miami studio dedicated to building the best behinds in Miami is announcing the expansion of their current location for a major glow up that officially opens to the public on September 26.

“It’s really tough to put into words the excitement I have about all the work we’ve done towards our expansion. Over the last 2+ years, we have seen so many members transform their mentality towards training,” said Adam Becker, Founder of GluteHouse. “They are getting so strong and confident both inside and outside of the gym, and I am so pumped for 250+ new members to give us the opportunity to play a role in their journey towards health, fitness, happiness and building the butt they’ve always wanted!” 

Almost tripling the size of the current facility, the expansion will include more than 20 state-of-the-art machines focused on the lower body, TVs demonstrating the movements at each station, a new reception and retail area, a full shower and vanity area plus several new spots to take the perfect “belfie."

GluteHouse removes all of the guesswork out of lower body and glute training with a unique structured program. Guided by the studio’s mobile app and the assistance of a floor coach, members participate in a circuit-style strength training program for 50-60 minutes. A new session starts every 10 minutes, making it easy for members to fit their workout into their schedule. Floor coaches help correct form and answer any questions members may have during the workout. Every four weeks, also known as a cycle, members are provided with new programming. 

For the very first time, potential new members can now reserve a spot to try a GluteHouse workout at the studio’s Open Houses being held this September. Members will be guided by GluteHouse coaches during the 50 minute workout, have the opportunity to secure a founding membership rate, and get access to the facility’s app in addition to receiving an exclusive invite to the Glow Up Launch Party on Saturday, September 17. 

“GluteHouse training takes it back to the fundamentals to get results. Our members learn proper lifting techniques & follow a strategically designed program to help them achieve their booty goals,” said Carla Dallmann, Director of Training and Operations at GluteHouse. “We help members get stronger, become confident lifters, and have an absolute blast while on their glute-building journeys!” 

GluteHouse is open seven days per week and is located at 92 SW 3rd Street, #CU2, Miami, FL 33130 along the Miami River. Memberships start at $99/cycle and include two 50-60 minute workouts per week. Those looking to join and start on September 26 can visit glute-house.com/join-fall-2022.

For more information about how the program works and to view membership transformations, please visit www.glute-house.com or follow GluteHouse on Instagram at @GluteHouse

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In Anticipation of its CityPlace Doral Opening, Anatomy to Host Weekly Group Fitness Classes

Anatomy is debuting its fifth Miami location at CityPlace Doral as soon as this winter. To gear up for the anticipated Doral opening, Anatomy will host weekly group fitness classes at CityPlace Doral’s Fountain Plaza, every Tuesday (HIIT Boxing) and Saturday (Yoga), beginning this week.

Anatomy is debuting its fifth Miami location at CityPlace Doral as soon as this winter. To gear up for the anticipated Doral opening, Anatomy will host weekly group fitness classes at CityPlace Doral’s Fountain Plaza, every Tuesday (HIIT Boxing) and Saturday (Yoga), beginning this week.

Influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, Anatomy provides members and guests a life-enriching community where they can sweat, enhance, and recover together. Free and open to the public, each of the weekly group classes are catered to provide participants with an experiential first look into Anatomy’s signature offerings, before the official unveiling of its newest Doral location.

  • HIIT Boxing - Offered weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Anatomy’s group HIIT Boxing class will feature a combination of cardio boxing and functional movements to test the body to the max. The full-body challenge will have participants punching off those pounds, leaving them feeling nothing less than a knockout.
  • Yoga - Anatomy’s invigorating group Yoga class, offered Saturdays at 11 a.m., will combine flow through poses and movement linked through breath, for a complete workout for the mind, body, and soul.

The classes will continue until Tuesday, December 20.

The new CityPlace Doral location will offer many of the services that Anatomy has become known for such as its dynamic personal training system, performed by expertly trained Body Architects, and a vast offering of indoor and outdoor group fitness classes. The Anatomy membership office is now open at CityPlace Doral and offering limited founding memberships.

Classes will be held at CityPlace Doral's Fountain Plaza located at 8300 NW 36th Street in Doral. RSVP for Anatomy’s group fitness classes by emailing Doral@AnatomyFitness.com or calling 786-575-0913.

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YouFit Adding Indoor Pickleball Courts at Select Locations, Will Host Charity Tournaments at 4 South Florida Locations

YouFit Gyms announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17-18 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym’s YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease. 

YouFit Gyms announced a Charity Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 17-18 at four South Florida locations. As part of the gym’s YouFit Lifts initiative, a community focused program that partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country, the Pickleball Tournament will donate all funds raised to the Cancer Research Institute in honor of longtime employee, David Sarner, who recently lost his battle to the disease. 

Former professional tennis player and YouFit Gyms CEO, Brian Vahaly is excited to bring the fastest growing sport in the country to YouFit. “We strive to make fitness affordable and fun and with the addition of indoor pickleball in our clubs we continue to succeed,” says Vahaly.  "Pickleball is an incredible exercise for both beginners and experienced players and the sport helps to build a sense of community, another important pillar for YouFit."

YouFit Gyms is partnering with Pickleball Is Great, a leading pickleball tournament management company, to help run the tournament, bracket system and ensure that players have the proper equipment. Keeping participants energized throughout the two-day event, Celsius will be on hand providing samples of their energy drink.

The tournament is open to the public as well as members and there will be a $20 entry fee to participate. All funds will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute. Tournament Winners will receive a one year Premium + Membership to YouFit Gyms and 2 months supply of energy drinks from Celsius, the tournament sponsor. Tournament locations include:

  • South Pompano - 401 S Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
  • North Lauderdale - 7346 West McNab Road, North Lauderdale, FL, 33068
  • Sunrise - 2101 N University Drive, Sunrise, FL 33322
  • West Boca Sandalfoot - 23078 Sandalfoot Plaza Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33428

Click here to sign up to participate.

Additionally, YouFit will offer indoor pickleball with complimentary equipment rentals at these four locations for Premium and Premium+ members. YouFit has plans to roll out pickleball in more locations over the course of the coming months. 

“As a former professional tennis player, I understand the benefits pickleball and all racket sports have on mental and physical health,” says Vahaly. “Studies have shown that racket sports lower the risk of death from heart disease and stroke by 56%. Our ability to provide our YouFit members a totally different form of exercise that not only boosts health, but also provides a sense of community and fun, is something we are very proud of."

For more information or to find a YouFit Gyms location near you, visit youfit.com. Follow on social media at @YouFitGyms.

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Registration Now Open for the 2023 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

Registration for the 2023 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is now open. The races will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

General registration for the 2023 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is now open. The races will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Join runners from all over the world on a course that brings you across Miami and Miami Beach. Registration will be capped at 18,000 participants this year so make sure to secure your spot before it sells out.

This year's events include the Tropical 5K on Saturday, January 28, which serves as a family-friendly way to kick off the weekend as it is suitable runners of all levels.

Registration for the marathon is $170 and the half marathon is $155. Registration for the 5K is $55.

As an event, the Miami Marathon has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing annual marathons that hosts tens of thousands from around the world. Known for its scenic, USTAF-certified, flat, single-loop and Boston-qualifying course, the event attracts first timers and elite distance runners alike.

For the second year, participants have the option to complete their Life Time Miami Marathon, Half Marathon, or Tropical 5K virtually as well.

For more information and to register for any of the races that weekend, head to themiamimarathon.com.

Photos from Miami Marathon Facebook page.

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OutFit Celebrates 100 Free Memberships for Local Municipal First Responders

OutFit, a mobile fitness service in South Florida, is proud to announce it has provided 100 free memberships to local First Responders. It provides all active duty municipal First Responders including fire, police and EMTs, and their immediate family members with free Unlimited Family Memberships in an effort to give back to the community.

OutFit, a mobile fitness service in South Florida, is proud to announce it has provided 100 free memberships to local First Responders. It provides all active duty municipal First Responders including fire, police and EMTs, and their immediate family members with free Unlimited Family Memberships in an effort to give back to the community.

“OutFit’s paying members allow us to give back to the community by offering free Unlimited Family Memberships to all active duty municipal First Responders and their families,” said Founder Randy Hetrick. “Thank you to all of our members for helping us do something great for those men and women in uniform who make sacrifices every day to keep us safe!”

Hetrick, a career Navy SEAL and Founder of TRX®, launched the pilot program for OutFit in West Broward in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic when gyms closed everywhere. OutFit delivers large, circuit-style HIIT classes in public spaces for people of all ages and fitness levels. Classes employ a wide variety of TRX® functional training equipment including Suspension Trainers®, kettlebells, strength bands & Bandits®, Power Bags, Rip Trainers®, and more.

“As a first responder, I would have never imagined my service would be recognized with a cost-free fitness membership, yet OutFit does just that,” said former Fire Chief and OutFit member, Kingman Schuldt. “OutFit’s commitment to first responders is just another reason to give them a try.”

First Responders originate from municipalities including the Plantation Fire Department, Plantation Police Department, Coral Springs Fire Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Davie Police Department.

All workouts are booked through the OutFit app that can be downloaded free from the Apple Store or Google Play. Municipal First Responders who wish to sign up can verify through ID.me in their profile in the OutFit Training App to start using their free Unlimited Family Membership. Anyone can receive their first class free simply by downloading the app and opening a profile.

To learn more about OutFit’s services, visit www.OutFitTraining.com or follow on Instagram at @OutFitTraining_HQ.

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TYR To Be First-Ever Title Sponsor of Wodapalooza

TYR Sport, was announced as the first ever Title Sponsor of the internationally renowned Wodapalooza Fitness Festival. The four-day CrossFit-inspired festival and competition takes place annually in January right here in Miami. TYR's title sponsorship will be through 2025.

TYR Sport, was announced as the first ever Title Sponsor of the internationally renowned Wodapalooza Fitness Festival. The four-day CrossFit-inspired festival and competition takes place annually in January right here in Miami. TYR's title sponsorship will be through 2025.

"As the title sponsor of Wodapalooza, TYR will be able to take an athlete-first approach to interacting with the CrossFit community. Bringing our technical products in apparel, footwear, eyewear and swim to competitors and spectators of the event speaks directly to our goal of enhancing athlete performance with product technology." said Matt Dilorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport.

Founded by an Olympic Team Captain and a Technical Apparel Designer, TYR's roots are planted in the proving grounds of athletic performance and technical know-how. Since its inception three decades ago, they've become amongst the world's most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands, while they seek to accomplish their mission of making all things possible, through sport. TYR seeks to leave a similar impact within CrossFit, by aligning with the top athletes in the sport, creating products designed for CrossFitters, by CrossFitters, and now, taking a prominent position with the world's largest and most inclusive functional fitness competition.

Established in 2012, Wodapalooza has seen tremendous and progressive growth since inception. What originated as a small-scale grassroots throwdown 11 years ago, has since evolved into a destination and yearly culmination for fitness fanatics of all types and abilities. In 2022, the event saw record attendance with over 40,000 attendees, including over 2,000 competitors representing 50 countries.

This title partnership will be the first of its kind for Wodapalooza, where the event will share another brand within its name.

"We couldn't be more excited to partner with a company that not only shares our values, seeks to elevate the overall experience, but is also striving to improve the sport of fitness. This partnership signifies a valuable commitment to our event and to the entire community, and we can't wait to showcase what this collaboration means for the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival," said Aaron Anderson, VP of Business Development at Loud And Live.

In 2023, the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival will once again take place at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami and will feature four days of competition as the focal point of its weekend-long festival. Prior to, interested athletes must take part in the TYR WZA Online Challenge, which sees tens of thousands of prospective athletes compete to earn the right to participate at the Miami Festival. On-site, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the unique passion and energy that the community offers, learn from subject-matter experts with seminars & workshops, watch three stages of unique competitive action, and interact with over 100 participating brands, including a large-scale custom brand activation by TYR. WZA has historically offered one of the biggest prize purses within the sport, and 2023 will be no different with a total purse of over $400,000.

To learn more about the TYR Wodapalooza Fitness Festival, head to www.wodapalooza.com.

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YouFit Gyms Named Official Gym of University of Miami Athletics

YouFit Gyms announced a partnership with University of Miami Athletics as the Official Gym of the Miami Hurricanes. The partnership begins on July 15, 2022, and will continue throughout the 2022-2023 football and basketball seasons.

YouFit Gyms announced a new partnership with University of Miami Athletics as the Official Gym of the Miami Hurricanes. The partnership begins on July 15, 2022, and will continue throughout the 2022-2023 football and basketball seasons.   

YouFit Gyms will host several events throughout the season for Miami Hurricanes fans to help support and enhance everyone’s fitness journey via customized activations at YouFit locations, and on-site at UM football, basketball, and other athletics venues. 

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome YouFit as an official partner of the Miami Hurricanes,” said Chris Maragno, SVP Hurricanes Global Partnerships. “The Miami Hurricanes are committed to driving home the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle on and off the field. With the help of our partners such as UHealth, and now YouFit, we look forward to showcasing those efforts to our entire fan base.”

YouFit Gyms will also launch a new small group fitness class called H HIIT, inspired by the Hurricanes at its South Florida locations. Miami Hurricanes coaches and athletic trainers will provide YouFit HIIT coaches with tips and consultation to enhance their classes. H HIIT combines strength training and cardio to increase your heart rate, build and tone muscles, and increase both aerobic and anaerobic performance. With only 10 people in each class, you’ll get that team-like energy with individualized attention from a certified YouFit coach 

“YouFit Gyms is committed to delivering the best-in-class fitness experience. We are honored to partner with the Miami Hurricanes as their official gym partner to bring health and wellness to students and fans,” said Brian Vahaly, CEO of YouFit Gyms. “As a former collegiate- and pro-athlete, I know firsthand the vital role athletic programs play in student-athletes’ lives and University of Miami Athletics offers an exceptional and diverse program for both men and women athletes. YouFit Gyms is thrilled to help foster the spirit of fitness and wellness within the UM community through activations and our new small group fitness class we are launching, H HIIT.”  

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Miami Chosen as a Host City for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Miami was chosen as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Up to six matches will be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Miami was chosen as a host city for another global event - the 2026 FIFA World Cup! Up to six matches will be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

“The Hard Rock Stadium campus is a global entertainment destination reflective of the dynamic and international culture of Miami,” said Tom Garfinkel, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. “We are excited to showcase our community on a worldwide stage and deliver an amazing experience and best in class event for players and fans.”

The 2026 World Cup will be held in cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Miami was one of 16 U.S. locations that bid to host the matches that will take place in June and July 2026.

The Hard Rock Stadium was built according to FIFA specifications and has hosted several marquee international matches over the years. Most notably, it was the site of a 2017 edition of El Clásico. This matchup between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona was the highest-grossing soccer match ever to take place in North America.

It won't be until 2023 when we will know many games or which rounds will be hosted in Miami.

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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.

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.

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Peloton Teases New Rowing Machine in Annual Event

Peloton previewed its long-anticipated rowing machine during their annual Homecoming event last Friday. And by previewed we mean that they showed a trainer pulling on a rowing machine. They also tweeted out a rowing emoji.

Peloton previewed its long-anticipated rowing machine during their annual Homecoming event last Friday. And by previewed we mean that they showed a trainer pulling on a rowing machine. They also tweeted out a rowing emoji.

Peloton’s annual Homecoming event is where they announce new products, features, and content. It’s also a chance for members to take live classes taught by their favorite instructors and attend special panel discussions. This year, the biggest announcement was that Peloton officially confirmed a rower is coming.

From what you could see, the device has a similar look as the company’s other machines. Timing is unknown at this point with Peloton only sharing that it is "coming soon." The new device will add to a product lineup that includes entry-level and high-end bikes, as well as a treadmill.

“Peloton will be bringing its best-in-class fitness experience to the world of rowing! Combining cardio and strength — Peloton is excited to add this total body workout into its powerhouse arsenal of content," said the company.

At its Homecoming event, Peloton also announced a variety of other new features, including the ability to schedule group workouts and track non-Peloton activities in the app. The company also announced plans to re-open their New York and London studios for member workouts but did not give a timeline.

A screenshot from the Peloton announcement
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HipTrain Launches iPhone App to Make Personal Training More Accessible

Personal training has never been more affordable or accessible with HipTrain, a new personal training platform offering live personal training sessions at unbelievable prices.

Personal training has never been more affordable or accessible with HipTrain, a new personal training platform offering live personal training sessions at unbelievable prices.

HipTrain promises to shake up the personal training industry with their incredible price point that they believe will motivate more people to get started or further their fitness journey. The built-in accountability of meeting with a trainer live, and the highly personalized approach to focus on specific goals, is what makes personal training so effective. But often only a select few could afford it….until now. Sessions cost just $6.99 for a 30-minute workout and $13.99 for one hour.

While many personal training apps require a monthly subscription, with HipTrain, sessions are booked whenever you like with no obligation. This makes HipTrain a time-efficient and cost-effective alternative to going to the gym for those with busy lifestyles.

HipTrain’s trainers are highly-skilled with disciplines in mobility, strength training, CrossFit, combat training, pilates, yoga, and more. All trainers are fully bilingual, offering sessions in either English or Spanish, allowing the Spanish speaking community in Miami to access affordable personal training as well.

With both a web experience and iPhone app, HipTrain provides flexibility to tune into your session from your laptop, desktop or iPhone, and even cast the live session to your smart TV. Create an account, match with an instructor, and start training today!

Find HipTrain's new iOS app live on the App Store now.