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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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Bang Model Volleyball Returns This Weekend for 12th Annual Event in Miami Beach

Bang Model Volleyball presented by Farmasi will be returning to Miami Beach this weekend for its 12th annual gathering. This event is free and open to the public event and will take place from 10 am - 6 pm on both Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 at 8th and Ocean Front.

Bang Model Volleyball presented by Farmasi will be returning to Miami Beach this weekend for its 12th annual gathering. This event is free and open to the public event and will take place from 10 am - 6 pm on both Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 at 8th and Ocean Front.

Miami’s top model agencies are invited to participate in this thrilling 2-day co-ed tournament to benefit The Angel Watching Over Me Foundation with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. Participating agencies include Next, Elite, Select, Source, BMG, JLM, Caroline Gleason, Ford & Front. With over 15,000 spectators, 12 agencies and 250 participating models this year’s event will surpass all of past tournaments expectations.

Returning title partner and vastly growing global brand, Bang, will be on site sampling all of their newest flavors, providing live entertainment, a rock climbing wall and custom airbrushing. Other event partners include Farmasi, Menin Hospitality & The Gale Hotel, iHeartMedia, and Mamitas Tequila Hard Seltzer, who is bringing brand partner Brody Jenner to be a guest DJ on Sunday 3 pm.

CBD brand Charlotte’s Web will be joining as the tournament's official CBD partner as well as popular delivery service Go Puff. Other partners that will be complimentary sampling include PH Perfection, St. James Tea, Koia & Miami’s favorite Carrot Express to name a few. For VIP guests, there will be complimentary cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka, Whispering Angel Rose, Stillhouse Whiskey & Rancho de Gloria ready to drink cocktails.

Click here to purchase VIP Tickets or Limited Table Service and follow @ModelVolleyball on Instagram to see who will be the winner!

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North Shore Park Baseball Fields to Honor Surfside Victim

The City of Miami Beach will honor the memory of the late Manny Lafont by dedicating the baseball fields at North Shore Park in his honor on Sunday, March 13 at 12 pm. The 54-year-old coach and father was killed in the June 24, 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in nearby Surfside.

The City of Miami Beach will honor the memory of the late Manny Lafont by dedicating the baseball fields at North Shore Park in his honor on Sunday, March 13 at 12 pm. The 54-year-old coach and father was killed in the June 24, 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in nearby Surfside.

“Manny was a beloved member of our community and cared deeply about every child he coached in youth baseball at North Shore Park,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “His memory will continue to inspire young people to excel in sports and in life for years to come.”

The community proposed renaming the baseball fields in Lafont’s honor following his death and it was subsequently approved by the Miami Beach City Commission.

A plaque will be placed on a pedestal in the batting cage area where Lafont spent much of his time as a baseball coach, including for his own son.

“Coach Lafont personified the spirit of community service through his many hours on the baseball diamond,” explained former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Góngora, who sponsored the measure. “This is a well-deserved honor for someone who was loved and respected by parents and children alike.”

The ceremony will include remarks by Lafont’s family as well as by Miami Beach officials and will be followed by an afternoon of youth baseball.

North Shore Park is located at 501 72 Street in Miami Beach.

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Complimentary Wellness Event 'Well at Westend' Launches in Doral This Weekend

Westend on 87th, a retail and dining destination that has served the community of Doral for 20 years, announces the launch of Well at Westend. This holistic wellness initiative in partnership with the City of Doral is designed to support the mental and physical health of the surrounding community with free events and digital resources.

Westend on 87th, a retail and dining destination that has served the community of Doral for 20 years, announces the launch of Well at Westend. This holistic wellness initiative in partnership with the City of Doral is designed to support the mental and physical health of the surrounding community with free events and digital resources.

A series of health and wellness focused classes hosted by well-known local experts will take place in Westend’s recently renovated, 7,000 square foot open-air courtyard located in the heart of the shopping center at 2600 NW 87 Avenue in Doral. Well at Westend is designed to support whole fitness - mind, body and soul - and classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, ranging from yoga, meditation and mindfulness to low and high impact exercises.

“More than ever many people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety,” said Silvia J Fernandez, Managing Director of Westend on 87th. “It is important that we create time for self-care to support our emotional well-being. Our goal in creating the courtyard has always been to make it a space for community and inclusion. We are so excited to launch this wellness initiative for our community with support from the City of Doral."

The first event will take place this Saturday, March 5 at 11 am with certified Yoga instructor and Wellness entrepreneur Sabrina Badeaux of Kanekshun. Sabrina will lead a class on guided dance movement with meditation. Guests will receive essential oils, mantra cards, complimentary gift bags and promotions from select businesses as well as have the opportunity to participate in a raffle.  Prior to the class, City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez and Silvia Fernandez of Westend on 87th will hold a brief ceremony to officially launch Well at Westend and discuss the importance of wellness to the community.

“Our community’s overall wellness has been a priority of the City since our inception, garnering several valuable partnerships such as this, as part of special initiatives like Step Up Doral,” said Bermudez. “This latest initiative with our neighbors at Westend on 87th comes at a perfect time, providing much needed support to many families that have struggled through the pandemic and are now looking for ways to get back on track with their health.”

The second class will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 10 am with a focus on Yoga Sounds led by Gaby Mujica of Gaby Yoga. During the session, participants will learn movements and sounds to enlighten their day and be present in the moment. Classes will be held on Saturdays, are open to the public and free to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required.

For more information on Well at Westend or to RSVP for this class and upcoming classes, click here. Follow Westend on Instagram @Westendon87 for more details on upcoming classes and weekly wellness tips and resources.

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Wodapalooza Announces 2023 Dates in Miami

Wodapalooza confirmed a return to Miami today while announcing dates for 2023.

Wodapalooza confirmed a return to Miami today while announcing dates for 2023.

Next year, Wodapalooza will be January 12 -15 and Miami is lucky enough to continue to host for year 11. The event will once again be held at Bayfront Park.

Save the dates and keep an eye on wodapalooza.com for more details.

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Hollywood Discusses Banning Rollerblading and Roller Skating on the Beach Boardwalk

Hollywood is considering banning roller-blading, roller-skating, and bicycles with more than two wheels on the beach boardwalk. Skateboards are already banned.

Hollywood is considering banning roller-blading, roller-skating, and bicycles with more than two wheels on the beach boardwalk. Skateboards are already banned.

The opposition says that the community needs these safe spaces to skate and that other sidewalks and paths in the area are either too narrow or too close to traffic. There is currently an online petition circulating with over 1,100 signatures and growing.

The petition on change.org says, "For many, skating and triking are the few activities that bring them pure joy and happiness. Some people have fears or have knee or other stability or handicap issues that prevent them from riding a two-wheel bike. Because there aren't many terrains that are safe for these two activities, many residents moved to Hollywood and invested to retire here for the sole purpose of enjoying these healthy activities on our Broadwalk (activities that have been permitted here for decades)."

Hollywood's commission will be meeting multiple times before voting on the issue.

Do you think skating should be allowed to remain on the boardwalk?

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Learn About the Future of Mental Health at Space Park Event This Weekend

Space Park Miami is hosting “Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health” this Saturday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. This is part of a monthly Psychedelic Series with Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, also known as Mr. Psychedelic Law, that has been happening over the past year.

Space Park Miami is hosting “Psychedelic Medicine: The Future of Mental Health” this Saturday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. This is part of a monthly Psychedelic Series with Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, also known as Mr. Psychedelic Law, that has been happening over the past year.

At the event, attendees will learn firsthand how psychedelics are paving the way to many medicinal advancements. The panel will follow the 4:20 p.m. Space Park Yoga class.

Presented by Nucleus and LinkMiamiRebels, Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, psychedelic expert at Spine and Wellness Centers of America, and Zappy Zapolin, psychedelic concierge to the stars and founder of KetaMD, will join Robinson for this free panel to discuss the progress in medicine with the help of psychedelics.

Mr. Psychedelic Law is a 501(c)(4) focused on using medical and spiritual research to drive responsible legal reform in Florida for psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogens. Mr. Psychedelic Law envisions a responsible legal framework that allows people to reach a higher level of consciousness through psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics while also accounting for the potential negative effects of taking these compounds under the wrong set and setting. For more information, visit www.mrpsychedeliclaw.com.

This event is open to the public, ages 18 and up. To RSVP, click here.

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Take Advantage of Miami Health and Wellness Months This February and March

If your New Year’s Resolution is to focus on a healthier, more relaxed you, February and March is the perfect time to be in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. You’ll find amazing offers on health and wellness activities from biking and yoga, to massages to manicures during Miami's Health and Wellness Months.

If your New Year’s Resolution is to focus on a healthier, more relaxed you, February and March is the perfect time to be in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. You’ll find amazing offers on health and wellness activities from biking and yoga, to massages to manicures during Miami's Health and Wellness Months.

Here are just a few of the special health and wellness offerings throughout February and March!

Time Out Market

Satisfy your cravings for a refreshing and healthy fruit smoothie bowl with Plant & Bowls special buy one get one free offer. Buy any one signature Açai Bowl, Mango Bowl, or Pitaya Bowl and get a second bowl of equal or lesser value for free.

The Biostation

Receive 50% off first IV Therapy Treatment at the biostation Midtown Miami or Carillon Miami Wellness Resort locations.

enliven Spa and Salon at JW Marriott Marquis

Enjoy a gym membership at Met2 Fitness Center at JW Marriott Marquis Miami for only $49 a month. You can also enjoy a 50-minute Swedish Massage for only $99.

The Spa at the Miami Beach Edition

Receive $10 off any treatment 60 minutes or longer. Valid Monday-Thursday from Feb 1-Mar 31, 2022. excluding holidays. Mention the promotion and also receive 10% off retail products after booking any 60 minute treatment or longer.

Carrot Express

Carrot Express is offering 25% off all smoothies. Enter code carrotwellness2022 to get your savings.


See more deals here!

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2022 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Recap

The 20th anniversary of the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon took place Sunday morning and runners were on pace towards the finish line before the sun was even up.

The 20th anniversary of the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon took place Sunday morning and runners were on pace towards the finish line before the sun was even up.

The course started the same for both full and half marathon participants - beginning at FTX Arena in Downtown at 6 am, headed over the MacArthur Causeway and through South Beach, before looping back on the Venetian Causeway. The half marathon finished in Miami while the full marathon runners continued down into Brickell and Coconut Grove before returning to finish near Bayfront Park.

Jackson Limo (Kenya) won the men's marathon with an unofficial time of 2:21:34. Birhanu Dare Kemal (Ethiopia) and Jordan Tropf (USA) finished second (2:24:26) and third (2:26:11) respectively. For the women, Martha Akeno (Kenya) finished first with a time of 2:29:00. Palmenia Raquel Agudelo Berrio (Colombia) finished second in 2:42:30 and Nina Zarina (USA) finished third at 2:51:50.

DJ Diplo was one of the notable participants who ran the half marathon on a bet and tweeted after "I’m sleeping in my medal tonight." Hundreds of firefighters and first responders also walked in full gear to raise awareness for PTSD.

Congrats to all of the participants! Find all of the results by clicking here.

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Dance The Weekend Away with DanceBody’s First Ever Retreat Right Here in Miami

“Don’t cha wanna dance? Say you wanna dance. Don’t cha wanna dance? DANCE!” For dance fitness lovers, DanceBody, a dance-inspired fitness company, is hosting their first ever retreat in Miami Beach February 3-6, 2022 at the Sagamore Hotel.

“Don’t cha wanna dance? Say you wanna dance. Don’t cha wanna dance? DANCE!” For dance fitness lovers, DanceBody, a dance-inspired fitness company, is hosting their first ever retreat in Miami Beach February 3-6, 2022 at the Sagamore Hotel.

The four-day retreat kicks off on Thursday, February 3 with a Welcome Workout and Sunset Sips. This will be a 45-minute Sculpt and Stretch with DanceBody Founders Katia Pryce and Courtnay Mariani followed by light hors devours and libations. 

The days that follow (full schedule can be found here) entail lots of movement, connection and fun. We caught up with DanceBody Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Katia Pryce about the upcoming retreat and here’s what she shared.

What are you most looking forward to about the #DBRetreatMiami? 

The ability to be together! One of the most important aspects of DanceBody is being able to be in the same place, move in the same way, and feed off that addictive good energy. It’s truly uplifting - also doing that under the Miami sun after a very cloudy and cold northeast winter doesn’t hurt either! DanceBody is really meant to be done as a group, and I know some of the amazing clients we have coming will make our first-ever retreat a huge success.

What can those attending expect? 

In short: fitness, community, and FUN. We will host our DanceBody workouts outdoors each day, including stretch, dance cardio, and sculpt classes. We have festive evenings planned, wellness activations, lots of surprise goodies, and a pretty awesome swag bag. My co-founder Courtnay and I will be there for the entire 3-day event, leading the charge…and when we are involved, it’s always a good time. Also, our good friend Maddie Gentile, founder of Manual Movement, will be joining us on site to do bodywork for all our retreat attendees by appointment only. It’s the perfect time to take a wellness weekend during the doldrums of winter. We are even going to Kiki on The River one night.

This the first ever retreat, how did Miami get so lucky? 

DanceBody classes have been a huge hit in Miami since 2016, and last winter especially we did a 3-month long pop-up. This year, we knew we needed to up the ante, so a retreat was certainly in order. All our clients (especially the ones coming from NYC) are thrilled to get some sun! But this retreat isn’t just for those flying in - many of our local Miami DanceBody Babes will be joining us too. Courtnay and I are so excited to be back on the beach, it’s like our home away from home!

For us locals looking to get in on the fun, you can purchase Solo Retreat tickets without having to book a hotel, which includes:
  • Six classes with DanceBody co-founders
  • Two dinners with open bar
  • Welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres and open bar
  • Intimate talkback with DanceBody co-founders
  • Wellness event with freebies and giveaways
  • DanceBody beach SWAG, and healthy juices and snacks

Most events will take place at the Sagamore South Beach Hotel. For all the DanceBody Retreat details click here. And if you can’t make it but want to check out a DanceBody class, shimmy your way into a pop up at Dance House in Coral Gables or Green Monkey in Sunset Harbor. If it’s your first time booking a DanceBody Miami class use code STAYFIT305 and the class will be $20.


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BE21 Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening This Saturday

BE21 Fitness is holding a grand-opening celebration for their new gym this Saturday, January 29th from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

BE21 Fitness is holding a grand-opening celebration for their new gym this Saturday, January 29th from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

Founded on its two pillars, 'build habits, shape your future,' BE21 Fitness is a 4,000-square-foot multi-purpose gym whose mission is to help guide individuals to achieve healthier lifestyle behaviors, improve their fitness, and fight and prevent chronic diseases through exercise, nutrition, and mindset. The facility is equipped with a team of qualified professionals.

The event will kick off with a partner workout of the day (WOD) at 10 am, followed by a cool-down stretch. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to relax, network, and connect with local Brickell businesses and other South Florida vendors. BE21 Fitness believes in the importance of building habits to help shape your future, creating an immersive space to achieve an individual's goals, and supporting local businesses within the community.

Local Brickell businesses in attendance include Licensed Massage Therapist Steven Menard from Menard Therapy, Stretch Zone Brickell, and Sproutz, who will be providing complimentary açaí cup certificates. Additional vendors include Gett activewear, Vive by design meals, Bang Energy, and MUSH.

RSVP for the grand opening event and workout through Eventbrite by clicking here.

BE21 Fitness is located at 53 SW 11th Street in Miami and offers memberships for all fitness levels. For more information, visit www.be21fitness.com or call 305-904-4557. You can also find BE21 Fitness on Instagram @be21fitness.


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Annual Parkinson's Revolution Fundraiser Scheduled for June 11

VirtuRide in North Miami will once again be hosting the indoor cycling event Parkinson's Revolution on Saturday June 11, 2022. The national event is organized by the Parkinson’s Foundation with the goal to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease.

VirtuRide in North Miami will once again be hosting the indoor cycling event Parkinson's Revolution on Saturday June 11, 2022. The national event is organized by the Parkinson’s Foundation with the goal to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the US, affecting over 1 million people. In support of the cause, similar Revolution events take place across the country on the same day for inspiring, high-energy rides that bring awareness and advance the mission toward a cure.

Riders of all abilities are welcome to gear up and join the fundraising event. VirtuRide combines exercise and a great theater experience into one, featuring moving bikes in front of a mega screen. The event includes pre-class activation with a Parkinson’s disease education table and an interactive photo booth, in-studio mission moments and an opening ceremony, and a post-class closing ceremony with a toast and fundraising celebration.

Parkinson's Revolution Miami is hoping to raise $25,000 through the event. For more information or to register click here.

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Mercedes Benz Corporate Run Announces 2022 Dates

Mercedes Benz Corporate Run announced 2022 dates today for their three annual 5K races in South Florida. This will be the 37th anniversary of the downtown Miami race.

Mercedes Benz Corporate Run announced 2022 dates today for their three annual 5K races in South Florida. This will be the 37th anniversary of the downtown Miami race.

Fort Lauderdale - April 7, 2022

West Palm Beach - April 13, 2022

Miami - April 28, 2022

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines and hosted by Team Footworks is an institution in South Florida and is one of the largest 5K races in the nation. Though the first Miami Corporate Challenge had just 1,315 participants, local runners now had a fun event that they could share with their co-workers and participation grew exponentially over time. In 2018, Miami alone drew 28,265 participants and over 850 companies.

The purpose of the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run is to promote running and walking as a means to a fit, healthy lifestyle for people from all walks of corporate life. The runs are held in the evening during the work week and all levels of fitness are welcomed. Beginners and walkers participate in the event, taking as much time as needed to complete the 3.1 mile course while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers.

While registration deadlines are not until March, these races sell out quickly and often weeks before the deadline date.

You can sign your company up by going to mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com.

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Miami Ranks Healthiest City in America for the 3rd Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, Miami was ranked the healthiest city in America as part of the annual Mindbody Wellness Index. This means that we ranked higher than Los Angeles, San Diego, and 47 other most populous US cities.

For the third year in a row, Miami was ranked the healthiest city in America as part of the annual Mindbody Wellness Index. This means that we ranked higher than Los Angeles, San Diego, and 47 other most populous US cities.

Being the healthiest city involves a holistic look at wellness, not just exercise rates, including factors like levels of stress, amounts of rest, and connection within the community, among others. Here are some of the reasons that Miami ranked #1, according to Mindbody:

"The Magic City is the least stressed and the most well rested. They eat their fruits and vegetables, stay hydrated, engage in mentally stimulating activities, and feel connected to their community. This city is one of the fittest, it has the highest number of residents who engage in exercise at least once a week (over 80%) and do so for at least 90 minutes a week (over 56%). Residents are willing to stay up late to fit in movement, earning the title of most likely to book an evening workout. They’re also spending more than any other city at salons and spas, wellness businesses, and fitness studios and gyms."

To see the entire list and read more about the top 10 cities, click here.

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Take Your Recovery to the Next Level with Vitruvia in Miami Beach

Vitruvia is taking wellness and recovery to the next level in Miami Beach with their science-backed and physician-approved methods. Their goal? Transform lives by restoring your quality of life.

Vitruvia is taking wellness and recovery to the next level in Miami Beach with their science-backed and physician-approved methods. Their goal? Transform lives by restoring your quality of life.

Vitruvia has helped hundreds of the world’s top performers, athletes, musicians, CEOs and leading medical experts take back control of their bodies and live life to the fullest through its natural approach to restore and repair tissue. High profile clients include home-run king Miguel Cabrera and Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, among others, as you’ll learn below!

We got a chance to speak with Julia Sutton, Chief Growth Officer at Vitruvia. Prior to Vitruvia, Sutton established herself as a powerhouse in the industry as the co-founder of Exhale Spa. Now she is telling us all about Vitruvia, her experiences there, and more!

Do you have a personal background in sports or fitness? If so, how did that impact your work and choice to be with Vitruvia?

"Growing up with four older brothers, sports and fitness was the very foundation of my life.  From high school basketball to college softball, I learned discipline and competitiveness at a young age. Playing sports really helped shape my career.  I began my career in the space as a certified personal trainer and witnessed the effects of training without proper instruction or recovery.  

When I got the opportunity to join the Vitruvia team, I took on the role because I appreciated Vitruvia’s holistic approach that combines cutting edge medicine with state-of-the-art recovery methods to restore the body and dramatically improve an individual’s active lifestyle."

Does the name Vitruvia have a meaning?

"The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci made around 1490.  The drawing is based on the ideal proportions of a human body, and how it relates to geometry.  We settled on this name because we found that it perfectly encapsulates what we are doing at Vitruvia, helping people get back into their optimal selves. With tension, pain, and lack of mobility a part of everyday life, we at Vitruvia strive to bring the human body back into perfect alignment to relieve these common burdens."

Who is a candidate for Vitruvia? What are some of the wellness and recovery offerings?

"An ideal candidate for Vitruvia is anyone suffering from an injury, recovering from surgery, having issues related to poor posture, or simply experiencing aging and struggling physically.  

The Vitruvia offering is a three-step process:  Evaluate, Renew, and Restore! Our expert clinicians perform a comprehensive assessment of your movement patterns and ask you to perform the motions that cause you the most discomfort while we observe with our ultrasound to evaluate the health and pliability of your tissue.  We utilize proprietary imaging software ScarMap® and treatment RELIEF® when restoring your damaged and scarred tissues to their normal (pre-injury) state.

We work with high-performance athletes, but that doesn't mean that the average person should feel discouraged. We are all owners of a fine-tuned machine, and we are there for when your machine needs a bit of maintenance to function optimally."

Can you explain more about the RELIEF procedure?

"RELIEF begins with ScarMap. ScarMap is our proprietary imaging software that our physicians use to see a patient’s tissue in real time. This is really unique in that it guides our physician’s evaluation when creating a treatment plan for a specific patient’s injury. This changes the playing field because the physician will know exactly what is going with the tissue and can then perform RELIEF. This treatment rehydrates, repairs and rehydrates damaged or scarred tissue with natural proteins. Making long term tissue regeneration and future scar prevention a reality for our patients, they can now go back to living their best pre-injury lives."

Are you able to share the specific success stories of some of your high-profile clients?

"We feel really blessed to have a variety of success stories at Vitruvia. We were lucky enough to treat the home run king, David Ortiz. We treated him after he retired from professional baseball. Due to severe scar tissue buildup in his ankles, he was experiencing an immense amount of inflammation and pain. He felt immense frustration after meeting with several doctors and finding that the answer to this pain always seemed to be medication. David after trying the different options available, nothing gave him long lasting results.

After he met our team, who he affectionately calls, “his boys” and received his first session of RELIEF, he felt the degree of pain subside and couldn’t believe it. He was also incredibly surprised by how quickly he was able to get back to his normal life. David is now back to his normal life working out, walking and proudly salsa dancing."

What are your tips for things that people can do to improve their mobility and performance as a preventative measure before needing to go to a place like Vitruvia?

"Tune in everyday and truly listen to your body and make educated decisions on how you will move every day. Meditation, stretching and yoga can be extremely beneficial in helping improve your self-awareness and your mobility and performance. Beyond moving your body in a way that works best for you, we tell all of our clients to make taking care of themselves (mentally, spiritually and sexually) their first priority. If individuals can operate from a place of fullness, everything else in life will fall into place and our bodies will thank us for it."

Anything else you want our readers to know?

"It’s an exciting time to be living in the world today. We have so many options to keep our body and minds healthy. Vitruvia is a fantastic example of how medicine is evolving and changing for the better. Don’t be a spectator in your life. Participate in your wellbeing and when possible, assist others on their journey."

For more information or to book a consultation, visit vitruvia.co or call (305) 414-0610. Vitruvia is located at 1900 Purdy Ave, Suite #1A, Miami Beach.

Julia Sutton, Chief Growth Officer at Vitruvia
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ClassPass Reports Back on 2021 Fitness Trends

ClassPass releases an annual report on the fitness trends that they observed throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from the latest 2021 report!

ClassPass releases an annual report on the fitness trends that they observed throughout the year. Here are some of the highlights from the latest report!

How We Worked Out in 2021


This is the first time that dance made it into the top 10!

When We Are Working Out

Most popular day of the week: Tuesday

Most popular rest day: Sunday

  • With Sunday coming in as the most popular rest day, we are getting back to our pre-pandemic routines of slightly more social weekends and setting fitness intentions earlier in the week.

Most popular workout duration: 60 minutes

  • If we are stopping by fitness studios, we are going to make it count with a one-hour workout!

Working From Home and Working Out

People are twice as likely to discover and sample a new fitness class or studio they have never visited on the days they work from home. After all, testing a new class is the perfect change of scenery after working in a home office all day.

To read more about the 2021 trends, click here for the full report!

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Survey Says Miami is King of the Night Time Workout

While our late-night scene is unrivaled, Miami got an award for being the city most likely to book a workout class in the evening. ClassPass released their annual fitness trends report today and our nightlife-loving city earned itself the Night Owl award.

While our late-night scene is unrivaled, Miami got an award for being the city most likely to book a workout class in the evening. ClassPass released their annual fitness trends report today and our nightlife-loving city earned itself the Night Owl award.

Using their robust database of fitness and wellness search behavior, ClassPass compiled insights over the past year to determine trends in 2021 as businesses reopened and people returned to IRL experiences.

Last year Miami was awarded the "Wildcard" title for being most likely to book a class minutes before it starts. While we're sure this is still true, late night workouts reigned supreme. The biggest Night Owl in Miami attended 187 classes after 6 pm!

One thing we should be proud of? Not winning "most likely to cancel a workout at the last minute," which went to New York City this year. New Yorkers cancel 1 in 10 classes at the last minute and are the only city to cancel classes at such a high frequency.

Wondering how some other cities ranked? Here is the full list of awards.



To read more of the survey results, click here.

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Udonis Haslem to Host Anatomy's 5th Annual Push Up for Charity Challenge in Coconut Grove

Anatomy Fitness is holding their 5th Annual Push Up Challenge this Sunday, December 12, at Anatomy Coconut Grove. Starting at 9 am, members and guests are challenged to complete as many pushups as they physically can in a one-hour timeframe to raise money for both the Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

Anatomy Fitness is holding their 5th Annual Push Up Challenge this Sunday, December 12, at Anatomy Coconut Grove. Starting at 9 am, members and guests are challenged to complete as many pushups as they physically can in a one-hour timeframe to raise money for both the Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

Prior to the challenge, each of the participants are collecting monetary pledges, donated on a per-pushup basis. Supporters of the event also have the opportunity to offer a flat fee donation. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Udonis Haslem Children’s foundation and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to help enrich the children's lives from underserved communities and grant wishes to local wish kids.

To date, the push up challenge has raised more than $353,000 and granted over 70 wishes for kids. This year the minimum goal is $250,000.

Udonis Haslem, 3x NBA Champion and Miami HEAT Captain, has created TEAM UD, which will be led by 5 people in hopes of completing 2,000 push-ups in an hour with the goal of each push up being worth a minimum of $30. Members of TEAM UD Include:

  • Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach of the Miami HEAT
  • Caron Butler, Assistant Coach of the Miami HEAT, 14 year NBA Veteran
  • Eric Foran,  Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Miami HEAT
  • Michael McCullough, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of the Miami HEAT

"I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with #HourPushUpChallenge. I am a believer of pushing your limits, hard work, living a healthy lifestyle and helping give back to the community that I grew up in," said Haslem. "This event encompasses all those things while showing that if everyone contributes in one way shape or form, great things can happen. We hope that this year’s event raises well over our goal of $250,000.00 and sets the stage for years to come.”

To donate and or participate in the event, click here.

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Elev8tion Fitness Announces Partnership With The Politis Group

Elev8tion Fitness, with three locations in Miami and Miami Beach, has announced a partnership with the Politis Group. This partnership will allow Elev8tion to continue to expand both locally and nationally.

Elev8tion Fitness, with three locations in Miami and Miami Beach, has announced a partnership with the Politis Group. This partnership will allow Elev8tion to continue to expand both locally and nationally.

Founded in 2017 by Angel Bajaña, Elev8tion has established a respected brand and reputation building a community of results-driven individuals who are passionate about health and wellness. Under Bajaña’s leadership, Elev8tion has 3 state-of-the-art gyms with over 3,200 members with an array of weight training and powerlifting equipment. Elev8tion also offers HIIT classes, boxing, cycling and personal training.

“We are excited to partner with Politis Group as they share our vision for the future of Elev8tion,” said Bajaña. “As we grow, we will continue to remain committed to holding ourselves to the highest standard on gym quality, service, and member experience.”

Peter Politis, Chief Executive Officer of Politis Group said, “Angel and his team have built an incredible business and established the Company as a clear leader in the fitness space in Miami. They have created a strong culture and brand that we look forward to maintaining as we expand into new markets. We are excited to partner with Angel and his team to help accelerate continued growth and expand the business model to other verticals.”