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Registration Now Open for the 2023 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

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.

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

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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.

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54D Launches Its First Amazon Alexa Skill Amid Expansion Plans

Alexa, open 54D ON! 54D, the fitness brand known for delivering results in 54 days, just announced the launch of its first 54D ON skill via Amazon Alexa, where users will be able to workout and get inspiration from the brand’s founder Rodrigo Garduño.

Alexa, open 54D ON! 54D, the fitness brand known for delivering results in 54 days, just announced the launch of its first 54D ON skill via Amazon Alexa, where users will be able to workout and get inspiration from the brand’s founder Rodrigo Garduño.

“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to bring our program of 54D to the users of Amazon Alexa,” shared Garduño. "The 54D ON skill available on Amazon Alexa offers an easy and intuitive way to participate in our workout sessions for those curious about our brand and longtime 54D lovers alike."

54D is a human transformation brand created by former professional soccer player Rodrigo Garduño. The brand has scaled to be a global phenomenon within the fitness industry attracting followers from all over the world, including professional athletes, models, celebrities and more.

The skill is available only in Spanish, allowing Spanish speakers to learn about the brand and test out 10-minute workouts all while never leaving the house. Try workouts on Echo Show and Fire TV Stick, and experience daily motivational phrases on those devices as well as on Echo and Echo Dot.

54D has a physical studio in Miami, as well as in Mexico and Colombia. They also have an online program, 54D ON, which makes their workout routines accessible to those not able to attend their physical studios.

For more information about the new 54D ON skill for Amazon Alexa, visit amazon.com/es/alexa-skills.

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Planet Fitness Invites High Schoolers to Work Out Free All Summer

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any Planet Fitness location in South Florida and across the country from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19 to work out for free at any Planet Fitness location in South Florida and across the country from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

High School Summer Pass, formally known as Teen Summer Challenge, was the first program of its kind when it launched in 2019, and saw more than 900,000 teens sign-up and complete more than 5.5 million workouts over a three-and-a-half-month period.

"We are excited to invite teens all summer long into our clubs across Miami,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing at Grand Fitness. “High schoolers have been one of the groups most at risk resulting from the pandemic, and we encourage them to stay active in the Judgement Free Zone to better their mental and physical health, both this summer and well into the future.”

In addition to free in-club training, the certified trainers at Planet Fitness have also designed 15 trainer-led workout videos and 10 downloadable workouts just for high schoolers, across all fitness levels. This content will be available on the Planet Fitness App and at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass starting May 16.

“As the leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and Judgement Free environment for high school students to improve their physical and mental wellness, particularly given the challenges they have and continue to face in the wake of the pandemic,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “Our study found that nearly all (92 percent) high school students agreed that when they are regularly physically active, they feel much better mentally. Fitness is about feeling good, too, and our hope is that High School Summer Pass empowers teens to create life-long workout habits to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives.”

To further motivate high schoolers to make fitness a priority, all participants are automatically entered into The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes to be the Florida winner of a $500 scholarship, or the grand prize winner of a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer. These scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs.

For more information on High School Summer Pass, including how to sign up for the free membership at any Planet Fitness location in Florida, visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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lululemon is Launching a Monthly Membership Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OutFit Celebrates One Year of Mobile Fitness and Announces Expansion to East Broward

OutFit is celebrating one year of bringing outdoor workouts to the West Broward community. The mobile fitness franchise delivers 50-minute, circuit-style classes using public outdoor spaces and a van equipped with TRX training gear and a heart-pumping sound and light system. What better way to celebrate than by expanding services to include East Broward and adding yoga and Zumba classes!

OutFit is celebrating one year of bringing outdoor workouts to the West Broward community. The mobile fitness franchise delivers 50-minute, circuit-style classes using public outdoor spaces and a van equipped with TRX training gear and a heart-pumping sound and light system. What better way to celebrate than by expanding services to include East Broward and adding yoga and Zumba classes!

Founder Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL and Founder of TRX®, launched the pilot program in West Broward in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic when many of the fitness industry’s most seasoned trainers and innovators found themselves out of work and gyms closed everywhere. Hetrick brought together a team of veteran fitness industry executives to form OutFit.

“Our mission at OutFit is to deliver an inspiring, expertly-led boutique exercise experience that is convenient, fun, and affordable for the Broward County community,” said Hetrick. “With our pilot program, we tested and optimized OutFit’s robust programming and now we’re thrilled to scale it in East Broward. We have added even more classes for everyone of all skill levels to enjoy with the addition of yoga and Zumba classes.”

In addition to the new yoga and Zumba classes, OutFit’s diverse offerings now include signature HIIT (high intensity interval training) Strength Circuit, HIIT Cardio Circuit, Total HIIT Circuit, Tabata Circuit, Cardio Line Circuit, Strength Line Circuit, Interval Down Circuit, and 30/30 HIIT Circuit. Classes use a variety of equipment including TRX, kettlebells, strength bands & Bandits, power bags, Rip Trainers, jump ropes, and agility ladders to challenge members appropriately at all skill levels and make exercise fun. OutFit is accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.

OutFit memberships are monthly and you can get your first class free when you download the app. OutFit gives back by offering free unlimited family memberships to all active duty municipal First Responders (Fire, Police, EMTs) and their immediate family members, in the communities that OutFit serves.

To learn more about OutFit, visit OutFitTraining.com.

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Inaugural YouFit Lifts Program Kicks off April 30 Benefiting Nicklaus Children's Hospital

YouFit Lifts is an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country. The inaugural event, Benefit for Bradley, will raise funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

YouFit Lifts is an ongoing initiative where YouFit Gyms partners with, and supports, local charities and nonprofit organizations in the communities surrounding their 80 locations across the country. The inaugural event, Benefit for Bradley, will raise funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

For Jose Migenis, Florida Regional Director for YouFit Gyms, Nicklaus Children's Hospital plays an important role. His son Bradley, who turned 3 on April 7, has been in the care of a team of specialists at the hospital since birth. Bradley was diagnosed with epilepsy, cortical vision impairment and cerebral palsy, conditions that affect his developmental abilities.

“It’s hard to put into words the immense amount of gratitude that my family and I have for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and YouFit Gyms,” says Migenis. “During the most critical time, the team at Nicklaus, provided our family with exceptional care and compassion.  As we continue through Bradley’s journey, we feel supported as we navigate the best options to provide Bradley with the best quality of life; and YouFit for their unconditional support and willingness to launch YouFit Lifts with their first event Benefit For Bradley, that will help so many other families in the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital community.”

Patrons who make a $15 donation will be entered to win a year membership as well as receive a 2-day pass to their YouFit Gyms location to participate in the Benefit For Bradley event. There will also be small bites to keep guests fueled pre- and post- workout.  Migenis along with his wife, Vilma, and of course, Bradley, will be making appearances at several Miami YouFit locations throughout the weekend.

YouFit will also launch Burpees for Bradley, a 39-burpee challenge. This number signifies the longest number of days in which Bradley has been seizure-free in the past year.  Burpees for Bradley will take place at all locations as well as on social media @YouFit, allowing anyone, anywhere to participate. Those participating in Burpees for Bradley via social media, can make a donation and are encouraged to tag #burpeesforbradley.

 “We are so grateful for YouFit’s support of the children and families in our community – families like Bradley’s who are committed to seeking the best possible medical care and a brighter future for their children,” says Matthew A. Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “Bradley is one of close to half a million patients who receive care at Nicklaus Children’s each year. This type of community support propels us forward in our vision of creating a healthy future for every child.” 

All proceeds raised from Benefit from Bradley will be donated to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about Benefit for Bradley, to sign up, or make a donation, visit nicklauschildrens.org/benefitforbradley. You can also follow Bradley’s journey at @vilmers on Instagram.

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Vegandale Returns to Miami on May 21

Vegandale is known as "North America's fastest growing vegan festival" and it returns to Miami on Saturday, May 21. This will be the first time the festival is here since 2019.

Vegandale is known as "North America's fastest growing vegan festival" and it returns to Miami on Saturday, May 21. This will be the first time the festival is here since 2019.

The festival will be held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park from 11 am - 7 pm. Vegandale is an experience that encompasses visual art, music, food, and spirits. Everything sold on-site - food, drink and merchandise - is 100% vegan. There will be nearly 100 vendors from across the country.

Event parking will be limited and can be reserved in advance. There will also be shuttle busses running or rideshare is strongly encouraged.

Tickets are available online now or will be available for an increased price at the door, on a first come first serve basis. Learn more at vegandalefest.com or on Instagram @vegandalefestival.

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CorePower Yoga Teases Brickell Opening With Free Events Throughout the City

CorePower Yoga is opening its first Florida studio right here in Miami at the beginning of May. To celebrate, they are hosting a handful of free events around Brickell. As we wait for the in-studio classes, check out these events below:

CorePower Yoga is opening its first Florida studio right here in Miami at the beginning of May. To celebrate, they are hosting a handful of free events around Brickell. As we wait for the in-studio classes, check out these events below:

Find your Centre with CorePower Yoga @ Brickell City Centre

It’s time to find your center with CorePower Yoga! Grab your yoga mat & your yogi bestie for a FREE C2 class on Saturday, April 9 @ 8:30 am and FREE Bodyweight YS classes on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23 @ 9 am at Brickell City Centre. Make sure to RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

Lululemon Runclub

Calling all runners! This free run club includes private shopping and a post-run outdoor stretch with a CorePower Yoga instructor to celebrate the Miami studio opening! Lace up your sneakers and meet us on Sunday, April 10, Sunday, April 17 and Sunday, April 24 at Brickell City Centre. RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

CorePower Yoga at Citizens Miami

You can do yoga just about anywhere...including Miami’s ground-breaking new culinary market (600 NW 1st Ave)! On Tuesday, April 19, Thursday, April 21 and Sunday, April 24 at 9 am and get ready to experience some of CorePower Yoga’s fan-favorite classes, followed by exclusive tastings of Miami-based bites. Free to the public, but please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot.

CorePower Yoga shares the transformative power of yoga with every mind, every body, everywhere. With over 200 (223 to be exact) locations in 22 states and virtual live-streaming and video on-demand classes, they offer a physically intense workout that is rooted in the mindfulness of yoga.

CorePower Yoga will at 25 SW 9th Street in Brickell. Stay tuned for more details about the studio opening.

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Miami Ranked as Most Active City in America

Each year, Mindbody ranks the Healthiest Cities in America, and being active is an important part of that. For 2022, Miami took the number one spot for setting fitness goals and being most active.

Each year, Mindbody ranks the Healthiest Cities in America, and being active is an important part of that. For 2022, Miami took the number one spot for setting fitness goals and being most active.

Mindbody Online had this to say about the Magic City:

Miami tops the list with 83% of its residents who work out at least once a week. The city also has the highest percentage of people (aged 18-65) who work out three times a week or more. On top of that, Miami residents spend the most on their fitness, investing, on average, about twice as much as the average American.
And even if Miamians have a particularly busy workday, they aren’t likely to skip their workouts—they’re huge fans of exercising in the evening.

The rest of the top ten rankings are:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Atlanta
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Austin
  5. San Diego
  6. Seattle
  7. Long Beach
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Boston

Stay active, Miami! Click here to read the full list.

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Miami-Based CinderFit Goes Live with Website and Pre-Orders

CinderFit, a gym in a block, officially went live with their website last week, ahead of their full launch later this spring. This Miami-based company is ready to takeover the local fitness scene.

CinderFit, a gym in a block, officially went live with their website last week, ahead of their full launch later this spring. This Miami-based company is ready to takeover the local fitness scene.

During the COVID-19 quarantine, Takeo Ishii and Felipe Azenha were determined to maintain their exercise routine even though gyms had closed and home fitness equipment was sold out. Using some cinder blocks they had in their backyard, they discovered all the different ways the blocks could be incorporated into workouts and CinderFit was born.

Inspired by those cinder blocks, CinderFit's patent-pending design allows fitness enthusiasts to do 10x more exercises than a dumbbell or kettlebell, providing unrivaled total body strength and cardio training. The blocks range from 15 pounds up to 55 pounds and have different resistance band attachments.

Right now pre-orders can be placed directly through the website for delivery mid-April. Local orders can be picked up right here in Miami to eliminate shipping charges.There is also an exercise library with over 150 exercises and a 20-day CinderFit challenge is coming soon.

To stay up to date with the latest, head to cinderfit.com or find them on Instagram at @cinderfit.

Photos via CinderFit Facebook
Official Logo for the World Happiness Summit 2022 in Miami
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Celebrate International Day of Happiness at the The World Happiness Summit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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