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Workout Highlight: Ballet Flow

If you are looking for a graceful approach to your workouts, try Ballet Flow. The new workout is popping up at locations across Miami Beach this summer, with plans to launch at app soon as well.

The experience:

Ballet Flow consists of simple, full body conditioning workouts done to a fusion of house music and classic music. The ballet-inspired classes are a balance between low impact exercises, technical ballet movements, and fast-paced combinations. These workouts target and tone lean muscles in legs, glutes, core, and the upper body with grace.

Ballet Flow is a unique approach to fitness and wellness thanks to their artistic approach. Classes require a mat and light 1-4 pound hand weights or bangle weights.

What makes Ballet Flow unique:

"Ballet Flow workout program/class is developed by what a dancer does on the center of the floor or mat to train, strengthen, and condition their bodies," says Natalia Cordero, Creative Director of Ballet Flow. " It incorporates more muscles and uses the full body to perform the movements. Dancers are looked as regal, graceful and most importantly strong. I want to bring out the dancer in you. Simple movements with beautiful results."

You should also know:

This ballet-inspired workout is popping up at two hotels in Miami Beach. Find it at Hotel Greystone on Monday, June 16 and The Sagamore Hotel South Beach on Monday, June 23. The pop up classes will have a Live DJ and sponsors that include Body Armor and The Mentis Company. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Lotus House Women's shelter.

These classes are the start of Ballet Flows partnership with both hotels, offering classes every Thursday. Look for Ballet Flow's new app for on-demand workouts and live streaming by the end of the summer.

How to join in:

The drop in rate for classes is $20 for your first time, and $30 for each time after. There is also a special 8-class pack for $128 or a monthly membership for $79.99. For those who attend the June launch events, there will also be a special monthly membership promotion.

Location: 

The pop up classes will be held at Hotel Greystone, located at 1920 Collins Ave in Miami Beach, and The Sagamore Hotel, located at 1671 Collins Ave in Miami Beach.

Where to find Ballet Flow online:

Instagram: @balletflow

Website: artistinmotion.co/balletflowpopups


If you are looking for a graceful approach to your workouts, try Ballet Flow. The new workout is popping up at locations across Miami Beach this summer, with plans to launch at app soon as well.

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Half Marathon Streak Continues for Sunny Isles Man

Meet Mika Shevit, a Sunny Isles Beach resident and running powerhouse.

Meet Mika Shevit, a Sunny Isles Beach resident and running powerhouse.

Mika Shevit: “Every single day since April 1st, 2021, I’ve run a complete half marathon: 13.1 miles, seven days a week.”

You heard that right. Mika has completed a half marathon every day for more than a year. Mika has logged more than 5,000 miles. That distance is the equivalent of running from Miami to Los Angeles and nearly back across the country again.

Mika Shevit: “Which is mind-boggling, but you can’t think about it like that. You have to just do one run at a time, and then you have to recover.”

But when you’re lacing up every day, recovery time is limited. The 47-year-old runs in the evening or early in the morning. It takes him about two hours to complete the 13.1 miles. But for Mika, it’s about endurance, not speed.

Mika Shevit: “The main reason I could run every single day is because I don’t overthink the run. It’s like brushing your teeth.”

But his first two attempts at running every day both ended with injuries on Day 75. The third time was the charm. Three weeks ago, Mika hit the magic number: 365.

Mika Shevit: “It was amazing. It was one of the greatest days of my life.”

The moment, plus selfies from his daily runs, are posted on Instagram, and all of his run times and routes are recorded on an app.

Mika Shevit: “It’s all completely documented.”

Earlier this month, with his family by his side, Mika’s accomplishment was recognized by the city commission. Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Jeniffer Viscarra: “Now, instead of saying ‘Be like Mike,’ in Sunny Isles Beach we say ‘Be like Mika.'”

Mika Shevit: “Why? Well, first of all, I wanted to get in shape for myself, and I wanted to do something just way out there to prove to my kids that hard work really can take you so far.”

Mika Shevit’s hard work is set to take him to half marathon Day 400 on May 5. For more on his runs and routes through South Florida cities, click here or go to his Instagram page.

To read more or see the interview on WSVN by Karen Hensel, click here.

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Handballers Keep the Sport Alive at Flamingo Park

A group of Miami seniors were featured in The New York Times for their handball traditions in South Beach. In case you don't know, handball is a sport where players pass a ball using their hands, aiming to throw it into the goal of the other team. Read below for an excerpt of the article.

A group of Miami seniors were featured in The New York Times for their handball traditions in South Beach. In case you don't know, handball is a sport where players pass a ball using their hands, aiming to throw it into the goal of the other team. Read below for an excerpt of the article.

Nestled in the heart of South Beach, Flamingo Park has been a haven for handballers in South Florida since the 1970s. A half-mile from Miami Beach’s party scene, the quiet handball courts here have seen their share of world champions and are home to a consistent crew of players, most of them between the ages of 60 and 80. Fifty years of play have battered the once-vibrant pastel walls of the courts, which are now primed with a fresh coat of white paint. But you’re still likely to find the same motley crews and trash talkers of years past.

Aside from typical banter and arguments about the score, conversations often revolve around health — both physical and the health of the game. Hand surgeries, knee issues, bypass surgeries and car accidents are all fair game for the trash talking (and excuse-making). There’s an endearing camaraderie within the group that keeps people coming back.

The game has helped the current crew defy their ages, but some of them fear a lack of younger faces will eventually catch up to the sport. Concerns about the health of four-wall handball have seemingly been around for as long as the old courts of Flamingo Park, but the question remains: Can the sport survive with only occasional late bloomers joining the fray, or will younger players be needed to keep the game alive? For now, a group of older ambassadors will carry the torch.

To read the entire piece, click here.

This was originally published in The New York Times by Alexander Aguiar.

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Spotlight on Women-Owned Company, Mixology Mixer

Many used quarantine cocktail-ing as a coping mechanism to save them during the pandemic and that was the inspiration behind Mixology Mixer. Founder and Miami local Loni Paige created this company to enable everyone to become their own at-home mixologist thanks to curated kits featuring a spirit and the necessary mixers, garnishes, and bar tools, to create unique liquid libations with the help of expert mixologists through a virtual cocktail making class.

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating some of the amazing women right here in Miami. Let us introduce you to Loni Paige and Mixology Mixer!

Many used quarantine cocktail-ing as a coping mechanism to save them during the pandemic and that was the inspiration behind Mixology Mixer.  Founder Loni Paige created a company to enable everyone to become their own at-home mixologist thanks to curated kits featuring a spirit and the necessary mixers, garnishes, and bar tools, to create unique liquid libations with the help of expert mixologists through a virtual cocktail making class.

Paige had almost two decades of experience working with celebrity events and spirit industries in South Florida when the pandemic started and quickly pivoted with Mixology Mixer. She capitalized on her experience in social and corporate events, marketing, and spirit promotions gained through her consulting business and embarked on a mission to help save the industry.

Mixology Mixer features themed virtual cocktail classes such as “Fireside,” where people learned to make three winter cocktails including Spiked Hot Cocoa, Café Calido, and a Coquito.  The “Talk Derby to Me” kit features Kentucky Derby themed cocktails including Mint Julep, Brown Derby, and Kentucky Sweet Tea.  Companies are able to choose their experience and schedule a date and time online. Once booked, Mixology Mixer sends the organizer a customized invite that can be shared with colleagues, staff members and guests.

The program includes a virtual link to meet the host mixologist who discusses the featured spirit, ingredients, and tips for making expertly crafted cocktails at home. There is also a step-by-step tutorial on how to create the cocktail followed by a question and answer session with the bartender.   Due to overwhelming success, Paige soon incorporated culinary experiences into Mixology Mixer, such as vegan sweet potato donuts, pizza making, and intro to risotto, where people could learn to cook.   She also launched activations that paired activities with alcohol such as paint and sip, partnered with Dr. Smood on a pour over coffee class, and even created a virtual bachelorette party package.

Paige has now taken Mixology Mixer direct to consumers with the launch of Club Mix.  This subscription-based club enables people to mix like a pro from the comfort of their own home. Every month they receive a new cocktail kit with a different theme.  Customers can also reorder the alcohol, mixers and gourmet syrups, which Paige creates in-house, through Mixology Mixer’s partnership with Primo liquors.  

One of the newest options is Skinny Mix, which are healthier cocktails made with low calorie, healthy mixers, in partnership with Jackie Figueiredo, certified nutrition and wellness coach. Figueiredo will guide you on how to live a healthy lifestyle while having fun too.

With the success of Mixology Mixer, Paige has been able to positively impact the hospitality community by creating jobs and an additional revenue stream for bartenders, chefs and caterers. In addition, as people start to gather for events again, Mixology Mixer are hitting the scene with their "liquid catering" pop-up bars.

To learn more about Mixology Mixer, head to mixologymixer.com or find them on Instagram at @mixologymixer.

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Spotlight on Kate Durand, Founder and Owner of YO BK in Wynwood

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating some of the amazing women right here in Miami. Let us introduce you to Kate Durand!

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating some of the amazing women right here in Miami. Let us introduce you to Kate Durand!

Durand is the founder and owner of YO BK, a new-to-Miami yoga studio with two additional locations in New York. Located at Oasis in Wynwood, the new studio offers Inferno Hot Pilates (HIIT), Traditional Hot Yoga (Bikram), Power Yoga, and Yin Yoga classes.

During college, Durand discovered her love of hot yoga, biking 5 miles every day to the studio. That was when she realized her dream to teach yoga and have her own studio.

"I was inspired by my amazing mentor, Lisa Ingle, who owns three studios in San Antonio, Texas. I started practicing with her during my first semester of college and knew right away I wanted to teach and one day own a studio," said Durand.

Even once she graduated and moved to Beijing and then Bangkok to be a kindergarten teacher, she always made sure there was a yoga studio nearby. When she moved back to the States in 2011, she became a yoga teacher and opened her first studio in 2015 in Brooklyn.

Durand said, "Upon becoming a yoga teacher, Lisa guided me towards studio ownership and helped me narrow my real estate search down to Brooklyn and Miami, where our studios now live! Her guidance as a multi-tasking mother and business owner showed and continue to show me the way."

By 2018, she was able to open her second Brooklyn location. With a schedule of sold out classes, things were going great... until the pandemic.

"A big part of my success came from the ability to pivot - our NYC studios moved to online classes the DAY after the city shut down," said Durand. "We quickly moved to outdoor classes and finally back in-studio. As much of our competition closed, we continued looking for what was possible and are even stronger now because of it."

It was shortly after the pandemic that Durand had the opportunity to open her third location right here in Miami. She says there is never the "right time" to open a business.

"The only answer is to work hard, ask for help and put one foot in front of the other. Part of standing in our power as female entrepreneurs is asking for what's needed. Sometimes my tendency to want people to like me gets in the way, and I'm working to balance empathy with forging forward each day!"

"I love wearing many hats as a business owner. I'm a mom and a wife, so my time at the studios is even more special, knowing that it supports my family and I am showing my 10 year old son that women can be loving, focused and brave," said Durand. "At the studios, I teach, market, support our team and sometimes plunge toilets. I love that each day is different and brings in a wide variety of people."

For the full YO BK class schedule, head to yo-bk.com/miami. Their opening special of 2 weeks for $27 has been extended until March 15th.

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25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022

We are excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

Miami is truly blessed with some incredible fitness professionals. From industry veterans to newcomers, the Miami fitness scene is full of talent that is ready to lead us through every set and rep. We are excited to announce our “25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2022” list. Scroll down to see if your favorite trainer made the list below, and check out our lists from the past.

*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2021*

*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2020*

*25 Miami Fitness Trainers You Need to Follow in 2019*

Jessica Fisher

Shannen Higgins

Miki Huguet

Elena Moffa

Fanny Rivas

Marc-yndy Pierre

Legend Tarver

Starr Hawkins

Matteo Attalla

Lauren Blake Cobb

Bruna M. Ho

Michael Zubi

Annie Moves

Rachel Dugan

Pierre Russell

Talia DeLuca

Anais Cejas

Joe Sigona

Adi Levy Borenshtein

Emily Lezcano

Andres Aleman

Charlene Martinez

Cleveland Hughes

Taylor Alexandria

Sean Casey

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Behind the Scenes With Miami City Ballerina Ella Titus

We got a chance to chat with Ella Titus, a professional ballerina with Miami City Ballet, about her fitness routine. A Florida native, she moved to Miami to attend MCB School full-time as a scholarship student at age 14, and was offered an apprenticeship at age 16. In 2015, Titus graduated from Miami Beach High School and joined Miami City Ballet’s corps de ballet.

We got a chance to chat with Ella Titus, a professional ballerina with Miami City Ballet, about her fitness routine. A Florida native, she moved to Miami to attend MCB School full-time as a scholarship student at age 14, and was offered an apprenticeship at age 16. In 2015, Titus graduated from Miami Beach High School and joined Miami City Ballet’s corps de ballet.

We asked her about her favorite workouts and her favorite post-show treat. See all her answers below!

1) What does an average day look like for you?

"We have two types of work days - rehearsal days and performance days. Rehearsal days start with ballet class in the morning for an hour and a half followed by 6 hours of rehearsal. Performance days we have ballet class onstage, a matinee performance, a 3 hour break, then a night performance. Throughout the day I usually have physical therapy at some point or will spend some time running on the elliptical. When I get home after dancing all day it's very rare that I go out because I'm so exhausted from the day."

2) What types of cross-training do you do to prepare for the season?

"To prepare for the ballet season I have a few different types of cross training I enjoy. During quarantine I learned that cross training was very helpful for me as a dancer, so I have continued it since then. I love to do Pilates, Barry's workout, and Gyrotonic. I love any good cardio workout because I feel like it gets my stamina prepared for the performance season."

3) How long have you been dancing for?

"I've been dancing since I was 3, but I'm currently in my 7th year dancing for Miami City Ballet professionally."

4) What is your go-to pre-show meal?

"My go-to pre-show meal is steak and pasta! I need a good carb load before I perform so I have lots of energy. I also tend to be low in iron, so a good steak will make me feel ready to go for a show. I also like to have dark chocolate during intermission for a little sugar burst."

5) What is your favorite post-show treat?

"My favorite post-show treat is ice cream. I'm addicted to ice cream, and there's nothing more satisfying for me than to come home from the theater and eat a giant bowl of ice cream."

6) What is your favorite type of workout besides dance?

"My favorite type of workout besides ballet is going to Barry's bootcamp. I love running on the treadmill and how tired you get during the class. Sometimes I visualize dancing hard ballets while I'm on the treadmill running and think, "If I'm this tired now, then dancing flowers in Nutcracker will be easy!" There is also such a great community at Barry's and I have many friends who come to take classes too which is encouraging when you're absolutely dying in class!"

Photo from Ella's blog, ballerinababe.com
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Delray Beach Women Launch Fun Pickleball Brand for Fast-Growing Sport

Pickleball has become one of America's fastest-growing sports and has been trending up in popularity for the last five years. For the younger audience, Delray Beach residents and business professionals Carly Bellis and Courtney Campbell came up with Swinton Pickleball.

Pickleball has become one of America's fastest-growing sports and has been trending up in popularity for the last five years. For the younger audience, Delray Beach residents and business professionals Carly Bellis and Courtney Campbell came up with Swinton Pickleball.

The founders created the brand in an effort to update pickleball gear and fashion for young and young-at-heart players who want to feel good and have fun while playing. Swinton Pickleball is designed to appeal directly to the pickleball player looking to have fun while playing the game, and not taking himself or herself too seriously in the process.

The two entrepreneurs were first introduced to the game of pickleball in 2020, mid-pandemic, and quickly saw the appeal of the activity and how much fun it could be.

"With all the tennis courts taken one afternoon, we decided to borrow some paddles and give pickleball a try," Bellis said. "We had a great time, and our Thursday evenings became synonymous with pickleball with friends, followed by cocktails, beers, wine and cheese, and tons of fun."

Bellis and Campbell quickly realized that the pickleball gear available for purchase didn't match their trendy, laidback and fun vibe. Instead, the products seemed unchanged since the sport's birth in 1965, and truly in need of an update.

"It became one of those situations where you want something, you look for it, and when you can't find it, you make it," Campbell said. "That's pretty much how it happened for us. Carly and I wanted to create a brand that was as fun as the game itself – and that's how Swinton Pickleball came to be."

"We are looking to disrupt the industry," Campbell added. "Swinton Pickleball is for those, just like us, who love getting out there on the court, playing with friends or strangers, and then celebrating after with a beer or glass of wine."

Swinton Pickleball has a range of products on its website SwintonPickleball.com, including paddles, gear bags, and apparel.

Article Photo via Campbell Creative

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Meet Andres Aleman - Youth Olympic Lifting and CrossFit Coach

Today, let’s introduce you to Andres Aleman. Andres is a mainstay at CrossFit Soul, and is now taking his years of training experience to teach youth everything they need to know about Olympic Lifting.

Today, let’s introduce you to Andres Aleman. Andres is a mainstay at CrossFit Soul, and is now taking his years of training experience to teach youth everything they need to know about Olympic Lifting.

Let’s dive into this spotlight interview featuring Miami fitness trainer Andres Aleman.

Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you find your way to South Florida?

I was born in Ecuador and raised in Miami. At an early age, through wrestling, I realized I wanted to be a coach due to the impact my coaches had in my life.

How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor? 

Through my wrestling and MMA career I became very knowledgeable of different strength and conditioning methods and started coaching CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Now, I use all the experience I have acquired to pass it on to kids.

Where do you teach?

CrossFit Soul Miami and my client’s homes.

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

The impact that you can make in someone’s life.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

I feed off the energy my clients give me and I get inspired to see them get closer to their goals.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty as an instructor?

My specialty is definitely coaching kids and being able to capture their attention to teach them different modalities. Because of my experience with kids, I’ve developed great patience and it’s carried on to my adult clients which they appreciate.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in South Florida to train?

Tropical Park.

What is a goal you have that you want to accomplish in 2021? 

I’m working on a community project to raise funds for a foster home.

What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?

Become a global Lululemon ambassador and impact a bigger group of individuals through fitness.

What is the one thing you do every day to stay fit?

I currently compete in Olympic Weightlifting and I’m training for nationals.

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5 Miami Yoga Instructors Share Their Favorite Yoga Poses

It’s National Yoga Month and whether you’ve taken one yoga class or one hundred you likely have a yoga pose, or asana, that you love practicing (and some probably that make you want to drop down to child’s pose). While your admiration for a certain posture may change over time, it’s often that favorite pose that helps you best find stillness of the mind, grounds you down, and sometimes humbles you. 

It’s National Yoga Month and whether you’ve taken one yoga class or one hundred you likely have a yoga pose, or asana, that you love practicing (and some probably that make you want to drop down to child’s pose). While your admiration for a certain posture may change over time, it’s often that favorite pose that helps you best find stillness of the mind, grounds you down, and sometimes humbles you. 

We caught up with five of Miami’s top yoga instructors to find out what their favorite yoga pose is and why. Here’s what we learned. 

1. Dan Phalen

"For me yoga has always been a safe space for me to sit with myself. We develop so many patterns over the years and yoga has helped me be aware of the patterns that no longer benefit me. Being aware of them has gifted me the option to change those patterns and elevate myself out of the mud in the same way the lotus flower grows! In today’s society we are encouraged to accumulate and hoard but yoga has taught me that the more I carry the more I own the more I’m chained to that as my identity. For me I had to flip it and start over! That’s where my love for handstands was born. My physical expression of mentally rebelling against my learned habits and identity.”

Follow Dan on Instagram at @handstanddan and find him teaching at Modo Yoga Miami Beach and outdoors by the bay in Edgewater.

2. Jessica Rose Fisher

"I have a couple of favorite yoga poses, but I love adding Patita Tarasana or Shooting Star to my sequencing. It’s a posture that incorporates stretch, strength and balance! As you enter the pose, grounding your palm and lengthening through the crown of your head, peeling your heart open. A beautiful dance. Shooting Star adds a creative element to my flows, with that little boost of energy to endure one of my Power classes!!"

You can flow with Jessica at Anatomy or SOL Yoga. Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicarosefish.

3. Lizzy Chiappy

"Handstands without a doubt are my favorite pose in yoga to practice. I’ve learned so much through my journey with handstands. Even though I’ve had a handstand for quite some time, there are still many days where it’s a struggle for me to find balance on my hands. I still have to work at them quite a bit and I still have to focus fully. Therefore, even though it’s my favorite pose it still keeps me very humble and reminds me that the work doesn’t stop just because I know how to do a certain pose. On the other hand, when I do find that perfect balance and I’m able to be still, upside down on my hands, it’s when I’m the most connected to my breath and the present moment."

Lizzy is the Co-Founder of Co-founder Casa Vinyasa Yoga Studio and Founder MYP Athletes. Follow Lizzy on Instagram at @lizzycfitness. 

4. Mimi Ghandour

"Warrior 2 or Vīrabhadrāsana is my favorite asana, but it hasn’t always been. When I first started practicing, it used to be unbearable for me to hold this pose. However, once I finally understood that nothing is permanent, I became comfortable in the uncomfortable on my mat and in my life. Now when I hold Warrior 2, I have more space between myself and my urges to get out of the discomfort. I’ve learned to recognize my discomfort, my feelings, feel them, watch them and stay in it until it passes." 

Mimi is the founder of mimiyoga.com where you take live online classes with her and you can also find her teaching at SOL Yoga. Follow Mimi on Instagram at @mimiyoga_official.

5. Megan Elizabeth

"For me I’ve hit the point in my life that the reason I get on my mat again and again every day is not to try to perfect the poses or because I love doing asanas. I do it because of how amazing I feel the rest of my day. So many people hear the word yoga and their mind takes them to an image of some posture, like down dog or a backbend. But the poses are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to practicing yoga. The postures are just one (of many) tools to help you connect with your higher self. We do them to help burn away the stress that comes with life and remember that we’re supposed to feel happy, calm and at peace. All that being said, my favorite pose is definitely Savasana, or corpse pose. It’s traditionally the final posture we take and it prepares us to slide into a state of meditation. Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment when you just finished a long deep hot intense sweaty practice and you're lying there in stillness, thoughtless, body vibrating as if each cell of my being is smiling. It’s like everything I did up until that point was to arrive there. Everything is perfect. Everything is as it should be. I always tell my students that Savasana is the most advanced pose and it’s true. To lie still, not move your body and most importantly not move your mind. It will heal you and rejuvenate you in more profound ways than any other posture."

Megan is the Co-Founder of Wynwood Yoga where you can find her teaching. Follow Megan on Instagram at @meganelizabethyoga.

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54D Announces Four New Locations as Part of Expansion Plans, Including Two in South Florida

54D will begin its US expansion plans this October with the opening of its new Miami Design District studio. Located on 3946 North Miami Avenue, the brand new 6,500-square-foot studio marks the brand’s second U.S. location.

54D will begin its US expansion plans this October with the opening of its new Miami Design District studio. Located on 3946 North Miami Avenue, the brand new 6,500-square-foot studio marks the brand’s second U.S. location.

The Miami-based fitness brand will continue its expansion within the U.S. market over the next year with new locations slated to open in 2022 in Broward County, New York City and Los Angeles.

The new Miami Design District studio will be equipped with state-of-the-art fitness and recovery equipment. 54D is a 9-week program that combines high-intensity training, custom nutrition, recovery and community. 54D has a no-excuses approach to fitness, which the 54D team considers crucial in order to deliver measurable results.

“We have built an amazing community in South Florida with our Coral Gables studio and are looking forward to continuing to grow our local 54D family with our new Miami Design District location,” said Rodrigo Garduño, Founder and Creator of 54D. “We already have a waitlist for the new facility and are excited to welcome our new members.

Garduño is a former professional soccer player who first founded 54D in 2012 in Mexico City. He brought his innovative approach to fitness to the U.S when he opened the brand’s Coral Gables location in 2019. Last year, the program became a global sensation as Garduño began offering free online workouts via his Instagram account. To better serve 54D’s followers from all over the world, 54D launched an online program in July 2020, 54D ON, a 9-week online program that takes the brand’s signature system to a global audience.

“Our online program has allowed us to reach thousands of people around the world, but we still believe in the brick-and-mortar model,” said Omar Yunes, CEO of 54D. “We want to bring the in-person experience to new markets as the brand continues to grow. Our U.S. expansion is currently underway with the new Miami Design District studio opening soon and the Hallandale, New York and LA locations already in the works.”

54D has become a favorite among celebrities and athletes alike, with athletes such as Alex Rodriquez and Jorge Posada, models like Adriana Lima, and singers and performers such as Juanes, Fonseca and more joining in.

For more information, please visit www.54d.com and www.54d-on.com.

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Renderings of the new 54D Studio to open in the Design District in Miami
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Let Chef Nicole Miami Deliver Flavorful, Healthy Meals to Your Door

Eat healthy without the planning, prepping, and portioning that comes with meal prepping. Let Chef Nicole Miami deliver flavorful, well-balanced meals right to your door!

Eat healthy without the planning, prepping, and portioning that comes with meal prepping. Let Chef Nicole Miami deliver flavorful, well-balanced meals right to your door!

For Nicole Retchin, providing Miami with a healthy meal delivery service is her passion. About 6 years ago, Nicole started small and part-time out of her own kitchen before beginning to rent kitchens, and as the business really took off, she purchased her own.

The meal plans are portion-controlled into two sizes - Lean Machine with meals between 400-500 calories and recommended for someone who is looking to maintain or lose weight and learn proper portion control, and Ultimate Warrior, with meals between 700-800 calories and recommended for people who live an active lifestyle.

Chef Nicole's meals are healthy but not restrictive. They are made with whole foods and real ingredients, without eliminating any food groups. All meals are comprised of lean protein, complex carbs, and vegetables.

Some of her recent meals have included: 

  • Turkey vaca frita with brown rice and black beans, grilled plantains, and asparagus.
  • Dijon salmon over farro with orange-grated brussel sprouts and goat cheese
  • Slow-cooked brisket with cauliflower mac and cheese and green beans
  • Sauteed shrimp linguine with saffron garlic cream over spinach

Nicole loves trying new foods and that inspires her weekly menus, which are anything but boring. There will always be lots of cultures represented with new meal options every week. The menus feature as many seasonal options and locally sourced produce as possible. Nicole also has breakfast and snack options available, as well as kid’s meals.

We love that Nicole acknowledges that food is fuel for your body and you don't have to eat less, you just have to eat right!

"I have been an athlete my entire life running high school cross country and track & field, to training and completing half marathons and triathlons," said Nicole. "I am very passionate about the role proper nutrition plays in overall health and well-being, and athletic performance. Food is fuel for the body and mind."

To order, head to chefnicolemiami.com and check out the menu. Orders are due by midnight on Thursdays for delivery the following week. Deliveries take place on Mondays and Wednesdays across the greater Miami area.  First-time users can get 10% off their first meal plan order with promo code STAYFIT10.

Lastly, be sure to follow @chefnicolemiami on Instagram for all the mouthwatering food pictures and the latest menus.


Zumba Miami
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CEO Alberto Perlman Reflects on 20 Years of Zumba

Zumba co-founder and CEO Alberto Perlman spoke with The Miami Herald about the evolution of the dance-fitness craze 20 years later, how it survived the pandemic, and what the next 20 years might look like.

Zumba co-founder and CEO Alberto Perlman spoke with The Miami Herald about the evolution of the dance-fitness craze 20 years later, how it survived the pandemic, and what the next 20 years might look like. Check out an excerpt below and find the full interview here.

How has Zumba changed over the past two decades?

The original Zumba class hasn’t changed that much, but what changes is the type of music we use. When we came on the scene, reggaeton did not exist, and as soon as we started hearing these sounds coming out of Puerto Rico, we said, ‘These are perfect for Zumba.’ We were the first ones to bring reggaeton into the mainstream. As music evolves, Zumba evolves — you’re dancing to popular music, and that always keeps you coming back.

How does Zumba compete with new exercise trends on the scene?

Most fitness programs usually live in the space of, ‘We’re better from a calorie-burn perspective, or from a fitness perspective.’ But if you only live in that physical space, someone is going to come along and will build a better mousetrap. Think about the Thighmaster in the ‘90s, or 8 Minute Abs — someone is going to come up with seven-minute abs.

Zumba is similar to yoga in that there is emotion — in yoga you think of zen or flow state. In Zumba we call it F.E.J.: freeing electrifying joy. You get lost in the music, you’re having so much fun that all other thoughts are gone, you’re just there, present in the moment.

And the other piece is the community. In yoga it’s similar as well — there’s a pilgrimage to India, or some sort of yoga shrine. In Zumba, there’s a convention every year, and it’s a magical place. Physical plus emotional plus community is why Zumba is a forever brand.

What is the significance of Miami to the Zumba story?

It’s where we live. It could have only been born here because of the cultural aspect of Miami, the openness to Latin music, Latin influence — Miami is capital of Latin America. Beto’s dream growing up in Cali was to go to Miami. Zumba started when my cousins, my mom, everyone I knew was taking Beto’s class here in Aventura — it wasn’t even called Zumba then, he called it “rhumba-cise.” At that moment something sparked the idea: What if we take this to the world, put it on a VHS tape — this was 2001 — and teach Zumba at home via VHS. What we realized is that the community and class was the true Zumba experience, so we started training instructors, who would come from all over the country and go to Miami and train in Zumba. But Miami is still the root and culture of Zumba. Zumba is Miami.

What will the next 20 years of Zumba look like?

We’re constantly enhancing our technologies to make our instructors more successful. We believe people don’t need another screen in their life. We want them to get together in person, and we don’t want humanity to lose that. Mental health has also come up as a big topic in how Zumba helps — we want to create more moments to help people through any mental health issues.

We’ve also created a new brand, STRONG Nation. It’s a high-intensity training program — but we created a program where the music is scored to the workout. So we create these routines, then create music that completely matches the routines. We want to have an epic feeling, really feeling like a bad-ass. So you’re going to see more STRONG Nation in the years to come.

We also created the Zumba music lab. It’s a production house where we create our own music. We’re working with some of the best writers and producers in the world, and now record labels are coming and saying they want to launch our songs.

This article was originally published in The Miami Herald by Rob Wile and can be found here.

The Babicka Family
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How One South Florida Family Incorporates Their Love for Family, Fitness, and Philanthropy

It’s been quite a year to say the least and for many of us, we learned the importance and value of relationships, good health, and community. The Babicka family has been a driving force in South Florida, committed to supporting and maintaining these three pillars, especially during the past year.

It’s been quite a year to say the least and for many of us, we learned the importance and value of relationships, good health, and community.  The Babicka family has been a driving force in South Florida, committed to supporting and maintaining these three pillars, especially during the past year.  

Jonathan Babicka, Executive Director of The Little Lighthouse Foundation, has dedicated his life to helping underserved children and families through various programs and several partnerships with local organizations and facilities. As a longtime fitness enthusiast, he has incorporated a holistic approach to many of the programs offered through the Foundation. This includes Mindful Hour, a meditation and yoga class, the soccer program Just for Kicks, Fit Club, a youth-inspired fitness program, and Move and Groove dance classes. For the past 11 years, The Little Lighthouse Foundation has been nominated as one of the top volunteer organizations in South Florida.

Babicka took his passion for fitness outdoors where he filmed beach workouts and posted them under the name Babeachka on social media. His wife Missy and their two children often joined in as well as other special guests. These videos served as an inspiration and message for families, friends, and followers on the importance of health and wellness while spending quality time in nature with the ones you love. 

At the onset of mandatory shutdowns due to the pandemic last year, Babicka and the staff at Little Lighthouse seamlessly transitioned most of their current programs as well as created new ones virtually in order to continue serving its children and families. They began bringing people together from the community and beyond through their Do Good Feel Good Instagram live programming which takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.  Since the end of March 2020, Jonathan and the Foundation have aired over 200 virtual programs for their 32 partner facilities and the South Florida community all from his home.  

The Babickas' all-encompassing family approach to living a healthy lifestyle through fitness, mindfulness, and service is driven by Jonathan’s belief that anything is possible through the support and power of community.  To learn more about Jonathan and The Little Lighthouse Foundation, please visit www.thelittlelighthouse.org.

Running in Miami
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Frankie Ruiz Shares Tips and Local Spots to Run the Wings for Life World Run on May 9, or Any Miami Fun Run

We connected with Miami Marathon Founder and recently appointed Chief Wellness Officer of Miami, Frankie Ruiz to share advice and some of his favorite spots to run in Miami. 

Since the Wings for Life World Run began in 2014, it’s called South Florida home to one of its flagship races. Held in Sunrise, FL for six straight years, runners, walkers, and wheelchair participants have gathered to compete against thousands of others from across the globe at exactly the same time, all while raising millions of dollars for spinal cord injury research.

This year the race will take place via the event App, which means participants can choose their own run location. We connected with Miami Marathon Founder and recently appointed Chief Wellness Officer of Miami, Frankie Ruiz to share advice and some of his favorite spots to run in Miami. 

City Running

Tips
  • Find a route that has public restrooms with water fountains, possibly a public park along your route. If not keep the route close to your house where you can pop in for a pitstop or to rehydrate.
  • Start off real easy, the city can hype us quickly and our pace will pay the price later in the race.
  • Don't pick a route that has lots of turns that can slow you down and confuse you.
  • I prefer to run on asphalt instead of concrete because it just feels a little better on my body but whether or not you choose the sidewalk or the road make sure you are paying attention to your surroundings.
  • Consider designing your route to have some places more open-air from time to time just because city streets with lots of buildings can get extra warm and humid mid-mornings.
  • Wear bright clothes

Frankie’s City Pick:

  • The Underline — This trail starts in the Brickell area and continues under the metrorail.

Ruiz says this is where he plans to run. 

“I am going to be pushing Michael Sayih in his Special Compass racing wheelchair. I am thinking of just staying on the Underline southbound for as long as I can and taking the metrorail back to my starting point. This gives me the most real-life experience possible. Brings back the memories of the in-person race and gets me excited that for 2022 we'll be back doing the same!” 

Beach Running

Tips
  • When I think of running on the beach I think of wide-open spaces and lots of room to spread out so choose the beach if that is what you are looking for.
  • Pick a shoreline or a high side leveled section that has the most compact sand.
  • Be mindful of the sand granules getting into your socks so you may want to lather up using body glide or other chafing prevention product prior to your run.
  • The sun will probably be your biggest nemesis so plan for it with extra sunscreen, white clothes, and head gear.
  • Keep the strides short while focusing on bringing the knees up a bit more than if you were on the road.
  • Practice running the beach for at least 3-4 sessions prior to the race.
  • Consider a hybrid option of running sand first then jumping onto a more stable surface with better sun coverage.

Frankie’s Beach Pick

  • South Beach - Hard Packed Sand Beach - 23rd Street south all the way past 1st Street to Government Cut. These hard-packed sands provide the best viewing stage for all that is Miami and its beaches. 

Frankie’s Other Running Picks

  • Lummus Park - This is one of Miami Beach’s largest concentrations of Coconut Palms set as a tropical curtain of sorts for the Art Deco buildings along world-famous Ocean Drive
  • Venetian Causeway - 360-degree views from the bridges connecting the man-made islands that make the mileage just fly by. The sites of the multi-million-dollar homes and the yachts floating by can certainly help the mind wander.
  • Rickenbacker Causeway - The “big bridge” or more formally known as the William Powell Bridge, will give you the highest elevation in South Florida available to runners

There is still time to sign up for Sunday’s Wings for Life World Run on the App or at wingsforlifeworldrun.com where 100% of registration fees go toward finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.


Naked Nutrition
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Based in Miami Beach, Naked Nutrition Has Nothing to Hide

Reach your nutrition and fitness goals with Naked Nutrition. A full line of proteins and supplements, Naked Nutrition aims to give you the best ingredients without any of the junk and is transparent about what it puts in its products. The company, which is based out of Miami Beach does not use any additives artificial sweeteners, or artificial colors.

Reach your nutrition and fitness goals with Naked Nutrition. A full line of proteins and supplements, Naked Nutrition aims to give you the best ingredients without any of the junk and is transparent about what it puts in its products. The company, which is based out of Miami Beach does not use any additives artificial sweeteners, or artificial colors.

Stephen Zieminski is the founder and entrepreneur behind the brand. The idea for Naked Nutrition was born while Zieminski was working in finance in New York City in 2014. 

The goal was to bring simple, pure, and high-quality products to a market that was crowded with over-engineered products. Zieminski found that the over-engineering of other products was done mainly to benefit supplement companies instead of the end consumer.

As a former cross country and track athlete from the University of Florida, he was aware of how everything we eat and drink affects our overall health and performance.

“By the time Naked Nutrition was launching consumers were starting to pay attention to ingredients and where food comes from,” said Zieminski. “I thought if people wanted to know where their fruits and vegetables were coming from they’d want the same from their supplements.”

Naked Nutrition launched with five, single-ingredient protein powders which included two of its best-selling products - Naked Whey and Naked Pea. The company was very fast-growing and by January 2015, they were seeing six-figure sales in a month. Zieminski moved back to Florida and chose Miami Beach as the headquarters for Naked Nutrition.

Today, the site has over 30 products ranging from powdered peanut butter and brown rice protein powder, to green superfood powder and collagen peptides. There are products specifically for weight gaining, and products that can be used as meal replacements.

Since the pandemic began Zieminski worked hard to maintain the same rigorous quality standards while still keeping pace with increasing orders. It is during that time that he also led the launch of international shipping for Naked Nutrition and this year will be launching 4 new products.

“Naked's goal is to have a product for everyone, at every time of the day. We are launching a supplement line including multi-vitamins, a hydration product, and a protein powder product that more broadly appeals to consumers. We aim to be a leader in setting trends with new products often, many of which are informed by feedback from customers,” said Zieminski. 

In Miami, Naked Nutrition supplements can be found in the smoothies and shakes of a few local restaurants, including Pura Vida and Pure Green. As a direct-to-consumer brand, the best way to purchase Naked Nutrition products is through their website or Amazon.

Check them out at nakednutrition.com for more information, products, and partnerships. You can also find them on Instagram at @nakednutrition.

Founder Stephen Zieminski


South Beach Track Club
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Here's Everything You Didn't Know About the South Beach Track Club

We spoke to Matt Rosenberg Passe about a South Beach club without long lines and cover fees. That club is the South Beach Track Club and everyone is invited to join in. Passe is the co-leader and coach of this popular club that meets weekly and is free to join. Check out all of the details below!

We spoke to Matt Rosenberg Passe about a South Beach club without long lines and cover fees. That club is the South Beach Track Club and everyone is invited to join in. Passe is the co-leader and coach of this popular club that meets weekly and is free to join. Check out all of the details below!

1) How did the club get started? When and where? How many members did you have then compared to now?

"South Beach Track Club began as it is currently in January of 2014 after the Flamingo Park Track, on Alton Road and 11th street, was resurfaced and upgraded from the cement track that it used to be into the beautiful track that it now is. When we started, we let people know by a mix of social media and word of mouth - as we do today. We started probably with 10-20 runners per session. We grew to, before Covid-19, up to a max of 75 or so members on a given night, but usually between 40-60 or so. Now during Covid, we have adapted to include social distancing and adjusted workouts to reduce close interactions and are usually in the mid-to upper 30s per night."

2) What is your background in track/running if any?

"I have always loved to run. As a kid, it was always fun to race and run fast, and then I joined the track team at Killian High School my senior year and learned to run the 400m. I ran on the University of Miami track team my freshman year and competed in the 800m. After that, I have always loved to run and to be a part of something fun and athletic that brings people together. I have competed in many 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and the New York, Chicago and Miami Marathons as well as many triathlons. I have the pleasure to co-coach the club with Mark Gomes under normal non-Covid circumstances. Mark is the former 2016 world masters champion in the 400 meters and is a true expert in the science of training for track and field as well as a good friend."

3) What does a typical "practice" look like each week?

"Each Monday at 7 PM, we start near the start/finish line at the Flamingo Park track and begin with a two-lap warm-up jog, then dynamic stretches and speed technique drills. These days during Covid, we are targeting a total time workout that usually is 25:00 and will feature a variety of speed intervals that are followed by a 100m walk recovery. We also have rolling starts and have designed the workout so that people are not grouped close together during the start or finish of the workout. For example, last night our workout was 800m/600m/400m/600m/400m/ then repeat 200m intervals until a total time of 25:00 was reached (each followed by a 100m recovery walk). Each week is different, and this allows each group member to get the most out of each workout depending on their fitness level and total time. We finish every workout with an intense core workout and a stretch session."

4) What should our readers know if they would like to attend?

"Everyone is welcome regardless of speed or fitness level. We love to bring everyone together to have fun running with fantastic people from all over the world and mix in a lot of encouragement and a personal touch for each and every runner who comes by to join in."

5) Anything else you want readers to know about the track club?

"South Beach Track Club is free, and our workouts usually go from 7 PM - 8:20 PM or so. Free parking is on 12th street next to the track and also in the parking lot next to the pool and tennis courts on 11th street. We can be found on Instagram @southbeachtrackclub and on Facebook at South Beach Track Club. Each workout is posted about before and after on Facebook and after as well on Instagram."

Virtual Miami Marathon
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Virtual Life Time Miami Marathon Highlights Resilience and Spirit of South Florida Runners

The Life Time Miami Marathon may have cancelled all in-person events in 2021, but its spirit raced on. As events all across the country were being called off due to COVID-19 concerns, Life Time was conceptualizing their first-ever digital experience of Miami’s world-renowned running event. 

The Life Time Miami Marathon may have cancelled all in-person events in 2021, but its spirit raced on. As events all across the country were being called off due to COVID-19 concerns, Life Time was conceptualizing their first-ever digital experience of Miami’s world-renowned running event. 

This year’s Life Time Miami Marathon participants took to the streets over three weeks in January to build their own #VirtuallyMiamiFamous experiences. 

Almost 5,000 athletes from over 50 countries participated in the Life Time Tropical 5K, Miami Half Marathon or Miami Marathon this year. #VirtuallyMiamiFamous participants ran the virtual race from all over the globe, but South Florida runners came out strong, with just about half of the registrants taking part in the digital event from our sunny coasts.

Without the road closures, race energy and cheering crowds, runners had to tap into deeper reserves of grit, willpower, and joy to make it through their solo races this year.

“I really couldn’t imagine running 13.1 miles without the spectacle of race day and the energy of the crowd,” said Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon of @jetsetsarah, a Miami-based travel writer and on-screen host.

In the end, Sarah completed her 13.1 miles near her home and found a deep appreciation for her experience:

“Maybe this morning’s run was a metaphor for life. Sometimes you think you can’t go on, but you find a way to take a few more steps, no matter how slow. Sometimes it seems like the dark is all-encompassing, but eventually the light bursts through. And sometimes, you surprise yourself by accomplishing something you didn’t think you could,” she wrote on her post about the experience.

What initially was a difficult decision for the race organizers ended up highlighting the vitality of our community. Life Time Miami Marathon Co-Founder, Life Time Chief Running Officer, and Miami’s Chief Wellness Officer, Frankie Ruiz noted:

“South Florida runners are unique in so many ways and they reflected that through their enthusiastic participation in the #VirtuallyMiamiFamous experience. Our decision to go virtual was not an easy one for us, but after seeing how our community embraced it and made the most of it, we have no regrets. We saw groups gathering safely to celebrate on their own and we were tagged on social media which helped us share that celebration with the world; the running and racing spirit of South Florida was filled with energy and hope. The runners made it clear that racing lives on to inspire even through the most uncertain times.” 

Without the structure of an official race, #VirtuallyMiamiFamous runners got to be creative in how they got in their miles this year. The Life Time Miami Marathon course usually runs through the scenic hearts of Miami - South Beach, downtown, Brickell and Coconut Grove. This year runners carved out their own paths.

Some participants ran loops through their neighborhoods, some along South Beach, and some people like Joshua Funderburg, a former group fitness manager at Equinox Brickell Heights, ran along the official race path anyway.

Funderburg has been running the Miami Half Marathon since 2016. Now a NASM-CPT, run coach, On ambassador and group fitness manager at Equinox SOHO/W50TH in New York City, he decided to run the actual Miami Half Marathon course with friend and fellow trainer, Sam Jackson. Funderburg even achieved a PR in his #VirtuallyMiamiFamous race for two. Though Funderburg found it special to carry on his yearly tradition with a friend by his side, he did miss the energy of the race.

“The crowds, the family of runners going through the same physiological and psychological things as you give you an edge and plenty of extra adrenaline. The crowds of cheerleaders, whether you know them or not, give you much needed boosts of motivation, and crossing a finish line is an experience like no other, ” he said. “I miss all of that. I’m sure, when we get back to it, I’m never going to take all of it for granted again.”

No matter how South Floridians finished their 5Ks, half marathons or marathons, their resilience was on display this year.

“What really makes [Miami Marathon] come alive and thrive is the positive resiliency of the people that run South Florida,” said Ruiz. “There is no doubt that we will look back 20 years from now and mark the 2021 #VirtuallyMiamiFamous event as a transformational event for galvanizing the community. We believe the challenges the community endured further fortified the appreciation we have for one other.” 

All anticipate the race and community coming back stronger than ever for the 2022 event. 


Ky Evans Fitness Trainer
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Celebrity Trainer Ky Evans is Sharing His Experience Through the Group Fitness Academy

Ky Evans has a long background in fitness and now he is bringing his expertise to the Miami community. While he can be found coaching at FORM50 Fitness in Midtown, Evans also has a lot going on as a group fitness strategist and Chief Educational Officer for Group Fitness Academy. 

Ky Evans has a long background in fitness and now he is bringing his expertise to the Miami community. While he can be found coaching at FORM50 Fitness in Midtown, Evans also has a lot going on as a group fitness strategist and Chief Educational Officer for Group Fitness Academy. 

Evans, a trained ballet dancer who minored in ballet in college, translated his love of movement to a passion for fitness. In Los Angeles, Evans grew his following and regularly had month-long waiting lists for his classes. His client roster included names like Ronda Rousey, Jonathan Van Ness, and Paris Hilton. 

“I was homeless for a few years in Los Angeles, living in and out of my car up to the age of 34, battling a few demons,” said Evans. “It was group fitness that saved me.  It gave me hope and that’s what I want to instill in everyone else – hope, that if you’re brave enough to fail in front of strangers, you really can do anything.”

Most recently pre-COVID, Evans had been traveling the country helping group fitness coaches and owners through in-studio private seminars. He is interested in giving back to the fitness community by sharing his knowledge, experience, and even missteps with other instructors and studio owners around the world. That was his goal in co-founding Group Fitness Academy (GFA), a source for on-demand online courses and strategy sessions for fitness professionals.

Through GFA, Evans and his team are transforming trainers into “enterTRAINers” by helping them design their own branded workout experience, create their own loyal following, and improve their retention and attrition rates.

“I made a lot of mistakes in my career and I’ve definitely learned from them and now I want to give back and help other coaches not make those same mistakes,” said Evans. “I had to hit rock bottom in Austin and lose everything to realize the purpose of being a true coach.”

While Evans had a phase of never wanting to share his knowledge, he is now happy to mentor coaches, clients, and owners, and empower them. He believes in always being at the service of his community and strives to create an all-inclusive fitness industry where every BODY is welcome. Evans also thinks that there is no greater time than today’s uncertain climate to come together as a fitness community. 

“I’m looking forward to people coming back to workout in studios and gyms.  Don’t get me wrong I love online workouts and education… But there is something that just can’t be replaced by being in person and together,” said Evans, who is planning upcoming rooftop workouts and coaching retreats at the Moxy Hotel in South Beach.

“And of course – I’m looking forward to exploring the fitness and food scene in Miami.  I definitely plan to get out to Muscle Beach and check out a lot of the boutique fitness studios all around. I couldn’t love this community more!  Everyone is amazing – there is so much talent among the coaches, clients, and brands.  I’ve been welcomed with open arms among the fitness community in Miami and I couldn’t be more grateful."

More information on Ky Evans and the Group Fitness Academy can be found on Instagram, KyEvans.com, and Facebook.