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Workout Like a Firefighter with the FitFighter Steelhose

As a volunteer firefighter in Long Island, New York, Sarah Apgar was looking for a way to help her department train for live fires. An Iraq War veteran and a fitness professional, Apgar invented the Steelhose to mimic a fire hose filled with water using pieces of a fire hose filled with steel and stitched with resistance grommets. While the FitFighter fitness program was originally created to help firefighters train with the Steelhose, programs are now available for everyone.

"FitFighter began in a Long Island firehouse to better prepare firefighters for their job," says Apgar on the FitFighter website. "Now, we bring that same strength, stamina, and spirit of service to you, whether you're a soldier, CEO, athlete, parent, pro, or all the above."

The Steelhose is a versatile tool that does the work of a dumbbell, sandbag, medicine ball, and sledgehammer in one, giving you all the benefits of your favorite gym equipment in one easy-to-store tool that comes in a variety of weights. The weighted hose allows for a variety of moves including lifting, swinging, dragging, and tossing so that you are working on strength, flexibility, and range of motion in each workout. The Steelhoses are made right here in the United States with real firehose and steel.

Not only does FitFighter improve your fundamental movements like core and rotation, power and conditioning, and grip strength, but it also builds readiness methodology like physical preparation and mental fortitude to help you be your best all-around.

"Our Vision is to make you demonstrably stronger and more ready: for your everyday demands, to assist those in need and to better handle anything else that may cross your path," explains the FitFighter website.

FitFighter is available through an iOS training app and features live and on-demand workouts. Users can create their perfect workout by making a playlist of short exercises to keep the workout fresh.

A portion of sales benefits the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation, supporting wounded warriors, fallen first responders, and their families. Apgar also provides at-cost equipment to FDNY firefighters who need to train at home AND she is also working to keep high school and college athletes in top shape until sports can resume safely.

Check out Steelhose starter kits and membership options at fitfighter.com.  FitFighter will also be airing on Shark Tank on November 13 at 8 pm.

While the FitFighter fitness program was originally created to help firefighters train with the Steelhose, programs are available for everyone.

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Get to Know lululemon South Florida Ambassador Dani Dellarco

Super Bowl weekend is almost here in Miami, and we can’t wait! We caught up with Dani Dellarco – lululemon South Florida ambassador – for a quick chat to hear more about living the Sweat Life.

Super Bowl weekend is almost here in Miami, and we can’t wait! We caught up with Dani Dellarco – lululemon South Florida ambassador – for a quick chat to hear more about living the Sweat Life, and what we can expect during lululemon’s Training Camp workout on February 1st.

*RELATED Tickets: lululemon’s Training Camp Sweat – Super Bowl Weekend

Tell us about yourself - where areyou from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I am originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and spent timein NYC before moving to Miami. I was in grad school for psychology prior tostarting my career in fitness. I really found a home and community in thefitness scene in Miami.

Where do you teach? How long haveyou been an instructor? What is your specialty?

I have been an instructor for 1.5 years, and you can catch me weekly at Equinox, Antidote, Trufusion Coral Gables and now Echelon. I focus primarily on bootcamps, cycling, and boxing. That said. I have a love for running and am active with the run community here in Miami - *get ready Stay Fit fam*

Tell us about your experience as alululemon ambassador. What is your favorite part?

My favorite part about being a lululemon ambassador is the community– it’s so much more than selling apparel. Lululemon does a lot to connect thecommunity, and the Merrick Park store has done a lot to support me ineverything I’ve wanted to do – like my community runs. The support they providefor ambassadors is incredible.

So tell us, what we can expect at theupcoming lululemon Training Camp workout?

The Training Camp workout will be at Margaret Pace Park, Saturday, February 1st. It’s a huge event with the workout consisting of four stations – mobility – strength, cardio, and agility – everything you need to be an athlete. I am leading the agility section alongside other Miami instructors, and I am really looking forward to bringing our networks together and teach and collaborate with other trainers I normally don’t’ get to. It’s going to be a unique and fun event!

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Power Through Capricorn Season with These Energizing Workouts

Ruled by the driven and persistent Mountain Goat, Capricorn energy is willful and determined, and fully focused on their goals.

Ruledby the driven and persistent Mountain Goat, Capricorn energy is willfuland determined, and fully focused on their goals. Capricorn helpsus set our minds on an outcome and reach the finish line.

Takingthe road less traveled isn’t how these traditional signs roll. Instead,Capricorn maps out the straightest and simplest route to the top, then sticksto its plan. Even if it takes a little more time to get there withoutshortcuts, ambitious Capricorn will make the trek.

Theessence of Capricorn energy is loyal, structured, family-minded, hardworking,devoted, and honest. One of the negative aspects of the Capricorn is beingoverly serious — if not careful, Capricorn energy can be overly harsh orcalculating. This stoic sign may repress a lot to be the “rock” forothers, which can lead to heavy or burdened energy. To counter this energyCapricorns should engage in fun, yet grounded workouts with clear results atthe end. 

Kamps

Aworkout like Kamps will keep a Capricorn engaged and focused. With every classbeing a full-body workout with measurable results on the tread and floor, youcan see results quickly. This workout requires consistency and commitment, thetraits in which a Capricorn can truly be happiest. 

MiamiMarathon

Marathon Training is where a Capricorn would thrive. With planned runs, the ability to calculate mileage and pace and spend a ton of time outdoors. An actual dream for the persistent focused and determined Capricorn energy.

*RELATED Your Guide to Miami’s Most Popular Run Clubs

JetSet Pilates

Thischallenging workout requires some serious focus, precision and determination.This is not a one-time workout, and it may take a few classes to get the hangof it. Every class is harder than the last, and the willful Capricorn will takethe challenge and keep coming back for more. 

The measured master planner of the horoscope family, Capricorn energy teaches us the power of structure, delayed gratification and setting goals for the long haul. The perfect energy to move into the new decade with our plans and goals mapped out and ready to launch.

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Quick 10 Interview With Ft. Lauderdale Fitness Instructor Victoria Posner

We caught up with Ft. Lauderdale fitness instructor Victoria Posner for a Quick 10 interview, but you can follow her on Instagram – @victoriaposner.

It's no secret that Miami is a popular destination for those born and raised in the Northeast. Ft. Lauderdale fitness instructor Victoria Posner hails from the small state of Rhode Island, but can now be found at G21 leading group fitness. We caught up with Posner for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @victoriaposner.

Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

I'mfrom the small state of Rhode Island and found my way to the sunshine state tobe fully immersed in a community that lives, breathes and squats.

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

Ooootaking me back to trampoline fitness. DAMN. Yup, my first fitness instructorposition was bouncing around on a trampoline. Don't get it twisted though - theJump Sport trampoline classes were no joke!

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Havinga positive impact on someone’s day and beyond. If someone leaves feeling betterthen how they came in both physically and mentally, there's nothing better thanthat.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

COFFEEand laughter. My team is a bunch of jokesters. We take our job seriously butour joy as a team is just as important. It's what makes us a solid unit. Wework hard and play hard.

How would you describe your classes?

AMPEDUP! My classes are called “hustle hard” for a reason. Members show up ready towork and know that I'm going to make them go beyond what might feelcomfortable. I know what their capable of and I want to see them feel greatnot just good. We all need a push sometimes, and I love seeing the change inmindset occur mid-class. It's inspiring. I freakin love our members and theenergy they bring on the other end.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

I'm a personal trainer and co-group fitness director at G21 with Mike Cohen. I've been named HIIT Bunny by my team and I'd say it's pretty accurate. I think people love that I challenge them to do things they haven't done before. They look at me like I'm nuts lol. Then they go do it and feel POWERFUL!

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miamito train?

Iwon't pick one. lol. Barry’s Bootcamp, Anatomy, and TruFusion.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Dancing.It will always hold a special play in my heart. It's my outlet.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

I'vebeen focusing on what I'm grateful for and journaling.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health &wellness community? 

The support we have for one another as coaches. People often think this job is always easy and glamorous. It's early mornings and late nights and being lit AF as a coach even when you're going through tough life stuff. It's not all fun and games. It's a lot of preparation and focus and COFFEE. I love seeing coaches shout out people from different gyms and the level of respect we have for one another. We are so much stronger together!

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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Fitness Trainer Valerie Senior

We caught up with Miami Fitness trainer Valerie Senior for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @valeriesenior.

For Miami fitness trainer Valerie Senior, the 305 is in her blood - literally. According to Senior, coladas are the only answer to a midday pick-me-up. This former ballerina can be found teaching barre, strength training, and HIIT all around town. We caught up with Senior for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @valeriesenior.

Tell us about yourself - where areyou from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I am a MEE-A-ME native. I am half Puerto Ricanand half Colombian.

How did you get your start infitness and as an instructor?

I was a ballerina for 17 years - after aninjury, I found barre. I instantly fell in love. My mother is also a groupfitness instructor.

How do you stay full of energythroughout the day?

An early energizing workout is my favorite wayto kick-start my day ... but a delicious cup of coffee is my midday pick-me-up(I seriously love coladas).

How would you describe yourclasses?

My class is designed to strengthen and balanceyour entire body from the inside out. Barre class integrates the use of balletbarre, light weights and props to create a sculpting workout that focuses onform and isometric movements. My goal is for you to leave class feelingenergized, empowered and accomplished.

Tell us a little bit more aboutyour specialty.

I put a lot of effort into my playlists andmusicality. Music is the backbone of barre. I also think that my clients lovethat I am unapologetically myself when I teach.

Other than where you teach, whereis your favorite place in Miami to train?

I love society fitness - my body has neverlooked better. I also love love love SOL Yoga for a yummy yoga class.

Besides fitness, what’s one thingyou’re passionate about?

I have a passion for learning. Always beingopen to learn opens so many doors and broadens your horizons. When I learn, Ifeel like I am nurturing and growing my knowledge.

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

My long-term goal is to continue to do what Iam passionate about and in some way integrate my studies with it. I have adegree in public relations, e-marketing, social media marketing.

What is the one thing you do everyday to stay fit?

I make sure to follow healthy habits (I.e.workout, eat healthy balanced meals) and stick around people that motivate meto be better.

How do you practice mental healthin your everyday life?

  1. Workout (workouts keep the cray at bay).
  2. Stay positive no matter what.
  3. Take a day off.
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Get Outdoors and Sweat During Sagittarius Season

Cheerful Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Try these workouts during Sagittarius season.

Cheerful Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Jupiter is the “happy” planet, full of energy and confidence. Sagittarians often reflect Jupiter’s larger-than-life persona.

As the zodiac’s traveler, Sagittarius is the ultimate free spirit: optimistic, open-minded and ambitious. You’re happiest in wide-open spaces with plenty of adventure and excitement. So, of course, outdoor workouts and run clubs would be at the tip-top of your list.

*RELATED Mental Health Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated. Getting Outdoors Can Make a Difference

Oceanfront Fitness

The Outdoor Fitness Series offered by Oceanfront Fitness offers a series of exercise classes facing awesome views of the ocean at several locations in the area.

The fitness series is seasonally designed so the summer series offers the benefit of attending classes later in the day.

The locations used for the fitness classes offer more than just ocean views. The unique terrain of each location provides a different type of fitness challenge, thereby enhancing your workout experience.

Yoga In The Park at Bayfront Park

Here’s the first benefit of this class – it’s free! These yoga classes are brought to locals and sponsored by TeamFootWorks and Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run.

Held at Bayfront Park on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, these yoga classes offer a fulfilling and invigorating exercise experience facing one of the best water views you’ll find in Miami.

You can look out at the expansive Atlantic Ocean, sailboats at the marina next door, as well as the spectacular cruise ships at the Port of Miami. The ocean breezes will help keep you cool while you bend, stretch and get your body into tip-top shape.

Nike Run Club Run Club Network

Weekly Run Clubs meet in different parts of Miami each week. The best part isn't running ... tt's the people! This group is free for everyone. The group offers various distances and paces set by professional pace setters. Each session ends with refreshments and a running clinic. Think of this group as a place to meet people, improve your running and do this on incredible scenic routes.

*RELATED Your Guide to Miami’s Most Popular Run Clubs

The more, the merrier is the mantra of the Sagittarius and we will all be embracing that this season as we celebrate the holidays. Just make sure you don’t pack your schedule too tight so you can make sure you’re keeping your promises and commitments.

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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Fitness Trainer Nathalia Ferr

We caught up with Miami fitness trainer Nathalia Ferr for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @nathalia.ferr.

Miami fitness trainer Nathalia Ferr's fitness journey started post-pregnancy when she was on a mission to lose the 65 pounds she had gained. Now, Ferr can be found around South Florida teaching HIIT classes and helping clients find the balance in their life with wellness coaching. We caught up with Ferr for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @nathalia.ferr.

Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

I was born in Brazil but moved to Connecticut when I was five. I bounced between Brazil and CT for a while and then settled there for 20 years. I moved to the 305 four and a half years ago, and like every northerner, the weather was a big motivation as well as the quality of life.

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

While I have been dancing since I was a little girl, it wasn't until I got pregnant and gained 65lbs that I actually turned to fitness. Through my personal weight loss journey, I fell in love with fitness and it's been an amazing relationship since. Throughout the years I've done certifications and expanded my teaching into an overall wellness company.

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Nothingcompares to the human connection element of teaching, but more than that, it'sknowing that you are helping people in a health journey that encompasses notjust the body, but the mind and their inner self as well. Connecting with themallows you to celebrate the milestones, help them fight through the strugglesand be part of their overall growth once they commit to a healthier lifestyle.

How would you describe your classes?

Myclasses are a mix of "Dayum" and "Hell Yeah.” I like tochallenge people to break out of their comfort zones and I don't stop untilthey embrace what their body is capable of doing. So where they start off withwide eyes mumbling "Dayum,” they'll finish off with a high five screaming"Hell Yeah.”

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

That "100 squats to a bigger booty" BS. Because of a personal goal of mine, I have spent a lot of time educating myself and consequently my clients/participants about the reality of building and toning a booty and I can tell you this … squatting 100x a day will NOT grow that booty! It takes way more than one repetitive movement and more like a series of many moves and added weights.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

I specialize in booty and lower body focused boot camps and group classes. I am a master trainer for a HIIT program called, Strong by Zumba™ and have been a trainer for the past eight years. I am a trainer who loves to get sweaty, so I do the workout with my participants with them and next to them. I feel like that gives an extra push and it also allows me to be hands-on even in a group setting. Form and alignment are huge for me, so if I need to fix it, I fix it! Ohhh … I occasionally break out into dancing too, it seems to entertain as they are mid sweat.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miamito train?

Iabsolutely love to train anywhere outside. South Pointe is a favorite, but Iactually love just going to the beach and whether I'm stretching, meditating,running or doing my bodyweight workouts, I feel like the salt in the air andthe sound of the waves give me such an exhilarating feeling. I tend to not havemusic on when I go there!

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Icannot describe the passion I feel in helping people come out of their shell,find their inner strength and see them falling head over heels for exactly whothey are. I do this through my wellness coaching where my focus is breakingunhealthy patterns, restructuring inner conversations with self, andprioritizing needs vs wants. This has become a fire within me that is onlyfully described by the crazy facial expression I make and how my eyes trulytear up when I get to talk about it.

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

WhileI can sit here and talk about my workouts and my nutrition, I truly believethat I stay fit by investing in my mind first. For me "fit" starts asa mindset before it actually takes physical form. You can workout all you want,but if you don't have purpose and intent, it won't last and it will become achore and not a lifestyle. Same with nutrition and any other aspect of abalanced life. So yeah, I meditate, I set intentions, I write my goals and Iread and focus on them, every damn day! It's my version of that fit picture onthe fridge I guess! HA!

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Thisis a BIGGIE for me! My life changed once I started to invest in my mentalhealth. I had been a prisoner of anxiety ever since I was a teen and it wasn'tuntil my 30s that I took control. I began to meditate, do breathing exercisesand even be more present and alert to what brings more peace. I have a playlistdedicated to my mental health; I call it "Mood lifter.” I read, I write,and I love podcasts. Mental health is not a right or wrong, it's a"whatever works for you," and that is something I wish people wouldunderstand. You don't need to be in complete silence for 20 minutes tomeditate, you just need to find what it is that works for you in bringing forththat serenity you should feel within yourself.

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Meet Mantas Zvinas, the Founder of Travel Adventure Company, Surf Yoga Beer

We caught up with SurfYogaBeer founder Mantas Zvinas to hear more about Surf Yoga Beer, and how his company is completely changing the way we travel.

Surf Yoga Beer is changing the way we travel. Fusing health and wellness into an action-packed adventure trip, SYB is all about building bonds with like-minded people in incredible destinations. We caught up with Surf Yoga Beer founder Mantas Zvinas to hear more about SYB, and get some insight on the Miami Weekend Adventure.

Hey Mantas - nice to connect.Tell us a little bit more about yourself.

Good morning, good morning, good morning! I’m from Los Angeles, worked in NYC for six years, and now live in London. My fitness background started with swimming, surfing, and yoga, and transitioned to mainly spin, where I teach at SoulCycle.

Sounds like that was the inspiration behind Surf Yoga Beer.

Definitely. When I came to NYC, I foundout that not that many people shared an experience like mine growing up -surfing, snowboarding, hiking, adventures down in Baja, Mexico on surf trips,etc. So, I started to bring a little of that lifestyle into the lives of someclients that could use a little, ‘Don’t Think Just Do’ spirit.

That is how Surf Yoga Beer all started, just sharing the three things I loved most in this world – adventure with Surfing, Yoga for perspective in life, and Beer for good times. 

*RELATED 5 Things to Know About the Surf Yoga Beer Experience

So what can guestsexpect during a typical SYB travel experience?

Whenyou show up to any SYB experience, and we have them every month all over theworld, you can expect a few things consistently. You will meet someonethat will become your new best friend. Our community is similar in that weshare our love for making ourselves into our best selves with daily workouts,time for reflection with introspective activities from our yoga leaders (manyof whom graduated from our yoga teacher training academy), and you can bet weindulge in the best way to bond with someone - a good party!

This isn’t a yoga retreat - we’ve had to make that clear a few times over our five years and 70+ trips. We are not eating granola, chanting, and forcing people to sleep at 9 PM. We are here to take in an experience that will remind you how to stay up late and stargaze in the middle of the Sahara Desert, or on a dock in Belize. We want you to dance the night away with the most embarrassing dance moves ever attempted, or to open up about true feelings on life with someone that feels the same exact way as you! These are now your new best friends.

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Is the experienceentirely pre-planned, or can guests venture out on their own if they want?

It’sa blend and a balance, so while we’re loaded with activities, we always factorin some “free time” as well. Every day, from early morning to late nightparties, we’ve got it all planned out - boat days, hikes, beach runs to secretbars, and even designated time for bonding - but the majority of the time we’realso nearby a beach or pool, so it’s nice to chill a bit too. 

Health and wellness seemto be a major focus of the SYB experience. Tell us why that's soimportant, and how that differs from the usual travel itinerary.

Everytrip, the same thing happens - we pick everyone up from the airport, and itdoesn’t matter if we’re driving through historical Cuba or extraterrestrialIceland, everyone’s eyes and attention are within the bus and the guests.Travel is a funny business, most people travel to say they’ve been to amazingdestinations, but we truly believe it’s more about meeting amazing people.Because it doesn’t matter where you are, it’s ultimately about who you’re withtoo. That’s what the endorphins from workouts are for, that’s what the yoga isfor, that’s what the beer is for - it’s to bring us all together no matterwhere we might be around the globe.

What can everyone expectfrom the upcoming Miami Weekend Adventure?

Miami is a gem because while it will be familiar since it’s in the states, we purposely curated it to be not too familiar for everyone too, because it’s such a wonderful, culturally rich city with so many things to do away from South Beach. Our Surf Yoga Beer team based in Miami are incredible too, so it’s the perfect way to experience meeting new people while also getting a taste of the SYB international lifestyle – we’re stoked!

Get $100 off the Surf Yoga Beer Miami Weekend Adventure with code STAYFIT100.

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Quick 10 Interview With Boca Raton Fitness Trainer Ryan Vergara

We caught up with Boca Raton fitness trainer Ryan Vergara for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @trust_ryan.

It wasn't until Ryan Vergara moved to South Florida, was he able to discover his true place in the fitness industry. Now, Vergara helps clients reach their goals at the popular Get Fit Academy in Boca Raton. We caught up with Vergara for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @trust_ryan.

Tell usabout yourself - where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I’m from Burbank, CA. I came here about two years ago. I was doing training back in California but was stuck in that hometown bubble. I moved to Florida on a whim because I had family out here, so it was a little bit of a jump start. Three months into moving here I found myself with a tremendous opportunity with Get Fit Academy. Now, I’m just filled with so much happiness with everyone I’ve surrounded myself with. A true team and family now.

*RELATED Get Fit Academy Brings a Little Bit of Miami to Boca

How didyou get your start in fitness and as an instructor?

Back in California, I went to a tech school for training. Learned hands-on in a gym as well as getting that book knowledge in the classroom. As soon as I finished, I went right to work. Just like all of us, I was finding what kind of trainer I was. But where I am now, I know I made the right decisions.

What isyour favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Honestly, just hearing the stories. We all have our own story on how we got into this fitness life and journey. Not one story is the same. Hearing the ups and downs, things people have overcome to get to where they are, it’s some of the most inspiring things to hear. Especially with the fact that my members and clients trust me to take them to that next level, they’re trying to reach.

How wouldyou describe your classes?

Energy out the WAZOOOO! Our gym is based on the energy that’s around us. You hear the hype club music, the lights, and fog machine, and then you see the guy with the headset smiling and yelling at the same time. You’re surrounded by other members that are there for a similar reason, because we all know our worth and what we want.

Tell us alittle bit more about your specialty.

HIIT style training. I like to keep classes at a fast pace along with weight training. The thing people love about how I coach is that I’m real through and through. I’m not going to sugar coat things, but I’m also not going to break you down. I’ll let you know the truth from the minute we meet and keep it that way. I’m not going to be a different trainer or coach just because of my surroundings change or if I’m around other people. I’m me.

Besidesfitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Helping the younger generation. I do a lot of speaking at schools and with kids. It may sound cliché, but the kids are the future. So, if I can give them insight on how I grew up, or tricks and tips here and there, I want that. I want to give them that extra push or help if they need it.

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

I want to speak. Ifeel that I can inspire so many with my words. Training and coaching are amazingbut speaking and motivating is where I thrive. Because in all honesty, trainerscan be replaced by an app. I don’t think many want to say that and accept thatidea, but my workouts can be replaced by an app. But what that app can’t andwill never do is bring my heart and soul to the session.

What isthe one thing you do every day to stay fit?

Two-a-days, six daysa week. I’m non-stop on the move. Always making sure I hold myself to thestandards I hold my members and clients to. I don’t want them to think I justtalk about it – I am about it.

How doyou practice mental health in your everyday life?

My day starts mad early. So, I’ll do the usual, get ready, brush the grill, eat a pre-breakfast, put my hat on backward and get into my car. On the way to my first client, I listen to motivational speeches or podcasts, and I’ll repeat what resonates with me.

What doyou love about the South Florida fitness/health & wellness community?

It’s huge! Everywhere I look I meet someone in the community. We all help each other, push each other, and at the end of the day, I want to see us all succeed. I understand there’s always going to be that competitive fight amongst trainers. But let’s be real, there’s so much opportunity in this field that we all can support and see the other win.

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Get Intense With These Workouts During Scorpio Season

The most intense and focused of the horoscope signs, Scorpio energy helps us dive deep, merge our superpowers, and form bonds that are built to last.

The most intense and focused ofthe horoscope signs, Scorpio energy helps us dive deep, merge oursuperpowers, and form bonds that are built to last. 

Scorpio is the eighth of the 12 zodiac signs, which begins its cycle from October 23 - November 21. Whether or not you have Scorpio planetary placements in your chart it’s important to understand the energy of this sign, as various planets travel (or “transit”) through Scorpio all year long, activating this sign’s watery energy for everyone, regardless of your Sun sign.

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Scorpios are all aboutpartnering up and making the workout a collective effort. Scorpios areenergized by others and motivated by groups. They love to bond, get intense andmake lasting friendships. Below are recommended workouts to vibe with theenergy of the scorpion. 

Legacy Fit: Partner Interval Training can help increase speed, power, endurance, and metabolic rate, helping you burn fat faster. The combination of HIIT and resistance training produces more of an “afterburn” than steady-state cardio, burning fat for up to 21 hours post-workout.

Anatomy: Get JacQ’d get toanother level by releasing your inner athlete from within. A total bodyconditioning workout that's comprised of weightlifting, resistance training,and bodyweight movements. Get JacQ'd 2.0 is all about teamwork, experience, andleaving everything on the turf.

Friday Night Sparring at Body & Soul: Sparring is fighting for learning purposes. You will get to SPAR with a trainer / pro-fighter and/or other members as well in a supervised setting with lots of instruction.

This Scorpio season will pushyou towards one-on-one bonding time, intense workouts, conversation, andreaching to goals you’ve set into motion for the end of the year. Take sometime to really feel what you're passionate about and use your closets friends assounding boards.  Enjoy exploring the depths of yourself and others.

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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Fitness Trainer Evelyn Curry

We caught up with Miami fitness trainer Evelyn Curry for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @ecurry.

3:45 AM wake up calls were getting old for Miami Fitness Trainer, Evelyn Curry. She quickly realized her passions were not as the radio station, but inside the gym. Curry signed up for her NASM-CPT and never looked back. We caught up with Curry for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @ecurry.

Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

I was born and raised in Miami with a stint in Columbus, OH for college.

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

Doyou have time for the whole answer?! I was the Morning Show Co-Host on 101.5for four years. 3:45 AM wake up calls were getting old and I didn't feel like Iwas doing "enough" or helping people in the way that I feel I am inthe gym. Going to the gym was the highlight of my day and I was always therebefore and after class times. I also loved going to new gyms to just checkthings out and meeting people. Finally, I signed up for my NASM-CPT and neverlooked back.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

Iwish I had an answer, but I really am like this all the time. I don'tdrink pre-workout, coffee, or any of that stuff. Even for 5:00 AM classes.

How would you describe your classes?

Energetic,fun and challenging. Don't grab a 12 lb dumbbell when I say grab a heavyweight.I will make you put it back. You can't mail it in my class, do better and bebetter.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Wherecan I start? Lifting weights won't make you bulky. Two workouts a day won'toutwork a bad diet. You can't hit the "smaller" part of a muscle ortone a certain area. Let’s make it stop!

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

Being a female bootcamp instructor, I think it's my duty to inspire, push and make the gym a more welcoming space for all athletes but especially other women. If you want to get stronger, sore, and sweat, come see me.

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Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Dogs, food, and travel! I will make google spreadsheets of restaurants based on meals before we have even left.

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

I'vedone over 12 Crossfit competitions but I would love to try an OlympicWeightlifting meet.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Honestly,I just stop and smell the roses. I acknowledge how grateful, lucky and blessedI am right now. I don't take anything for granted.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health &wellness community?

Since South Florida is a big city, we get access to a lot of cool gyms not everyone else has access too! Hello, Barry's, Soul Cycle, Rise Nation, etc.

Kelsey Wells
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Hear From Fitness Star Kelsey Wells Ahead of FIBO Miami

We caught up with fitness star and Creator of the PWR Workout - Kelsey Wells - ahead of her appearance at the FIBO Fitness Festival in Miami.

We caught up with international fitness star, SWEAT Trainer, and Creator of the PWR Workouts - Kelsey Wells - ahead of the FIBO Fitness Festival here in Miami. We talke a little bit about her partnership with FIBO and what fans can expect from PWR in the coming months.

Welcome back to Miami! Last time we spoke, you were getting ready to host a PWR workout here in Miami. How was the event, and what have you been up to since?

The event last year was absolutely amazing, I had an incredible time meeting so many amazing women from Miami and surrounding areas, and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to come back and meet with them again.

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In termsof what I’ve been up to since - back in April I launched my PWR at Home workoutprogram. It’s something that’s been in the works for a very long time, and I’mvery excited to now offer a program to women so they can train with meregardless of if it’s in a gym or at home!

So talkto us about your partnership with FIBO - why did you decide to partner withthem and what are you most excited about?

I’m really excited to work with the FIBO Miami crew this year. It’s such a well-respected fitness brand across the globe, and I really value the opportunity it’s given me to bring my PWR workout program to the women of Miami ​and help them to unlock their inner strength!

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What canfans and guests expect from your Q&A talk on Friday?

I’m really looking forward to the Q&A session because it’s such a wonderful way to connect directly with the amazing women of the PWR community. During my session, I plan to share the story behind my own personal health and fitness journey.

For me,fitness is about so much more than just ascetics - it’s about mental andemotional wellbeing just as much as physical health. I hope the women of Miamigo away feeling inspired and supported to continue on their health and wellnessjourney.

And you'rehosting a PWR workout on Saturday of the festival. Tell us about that andwhat's new on that front?

I’m so excited to be back with another live PWR session in Miami. I’ve written a whole new workout that is, of course, based on my PWR program, but will be done without equipment just using body weight. It’s going to be tough and sweaty, but also accommodating for all fitness levels - so come and lets SWEAT!

What can fans expect from you for the rest of 2019 and into 2020?

I have something exciting to come for the PWR community next month - I can’t say much more right now, but stay tuned! Looking ahead, more and more travel is on the cards, which I'm so grateful for. I'll be traveling to Dubai for the first time in December, which I'm really excited about. Travelling the world and meeting the incredible PWR community in real life is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, part of my job!

Sammi Stonish
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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Fitness Trainer Sammi Stonish

We caught up with Miami Fitness Trainer Sammi Stonish for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport.

Fitness has always been a passion for Miami Fitness Trainer Sammi Stonish. Digital Marketing by day, Fitness Instructor by night, Stonish specializes in indoor cycling and bootcamp. We caught up with Stonish for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @sammi__jay.

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Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

FromNY originally. Moved to the 305 for college (it’s all about the 🙌🏽) and could never imagine leaving.

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

Fitnesshas always been my outlet and passion. I finally got the nerve to audition tobe an instructor when life started to feel a little complacent [it wassomething I always wanted to do but was terrified of].

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Fitnesshelped me get through every tough time in my life. For that reason, among manyothers, I love it. Getting to share that with other people and help them do thesame; that’s a pretty amazing thing.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

Idon’t do well with free time - so a schedule packed with responsibilities andthings I love to do... And, a lot of caffeine 🙈

How would you describe your classes?

Intense,but uplifting - I ask my clients for everything they have in a short period oftime. I push them physically and mentally. But they walk out of that roomfeeling like they could take on anything.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Fadsthat require completely cutting out certain foods from your diet or quick fixBS like skinny teas, waist trainers, etc.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

Myspecialty is indoor cycling and bootcamp. I teach my classes in a way thatevery person in the room feels challenged but capable of reaching their own newlevel. Every single time. Yes, I ask for big things and my classes are by nomeans easy. But, the driving factor is progress, so there is always somethingfor everyone.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miamito train?

Solidcore& Rumble [when traveling... I’m waiting on a Miami studio 🙏🏽]

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

DigitalMarketing (my full-time job is in the eCommerce industry).

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

Findbalance - I’m a nonstop person that would like to think I can do it all. I needto be more mindful of the fact that no one can do everything at once and do itwell. I need to be better at being more selective with what I say yes to, andeven more conscious of my mind and body being overworked.

BONUS: What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health& wellness community?

Thatit really is a community. South Florida is passionate about fitness andsupportive no matter where you choose to workout.

Anthony Mendez
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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Personal Trainer Anthony Mendez

We caught up with Miami Personal Trainer Anthony Mendez to hear more about his fitness journey in our latest Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport.

Born and raised in the 305, Anthony Mendez is a Cuban American who has worked his way up through the fitness profession here in Miami. Mendez is now an independent Personal Trainer helping clients reach their goals. We caught up with Mendez for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow him on Instagram - @mendezfitness.

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Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

Born and raised in Miami Native - I love my city. I am a Cuban American.

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

Igot started in fitness training at Bally’s Total Fitness and moved on from there.Also, LA Fitness, Equinox, and now an independent Personal Trainer.

How would you describe your classes?

My sessions are meant to challenge people both mentally and physically. Using your body and mind together to drive success and also learn more about yourself. Find weaknesses, find strengths, find new movements, and build confidence.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Youcan’t target “fat” - you can’t just do abs and think that it’s going to burnthe fat in that area. You need to train the whole body.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

Ispecialize in loaded and unloaded movement training. This unique style consistsof unconventional tools, bodyweight, flows, and correctives.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Learning,growing, and diving into social media and how it keeps expanding.

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

Becomingan expert who can teach others to build a powerful and sustaining business.

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

The one thing I do is make sure I follow my healthy habits in the morning every day, avoid sitting for long hours and stay plugged into self-development.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Istayed plugged into podcasts, attend seminars, events, listen to webinars andmentors. I build my mental knowledge and health. Also making sure to eat theright foods and learn new skills to challenge my mind.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health &wellness community?

Ilove how diverse the culture is and love that there’s so much potential here.

Martial Arts of Wellness
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Trainer and Healer to the Stars, Sifu Matthew comes to South Florida

Catch our interview with Sifu Matthew, founder of the Martial Arts of Wellness (MAOW), known as the “Injury Whisperer."

“My whole philosophy is really this: we need to understand that fitness is not wellness.”

Sifu Matthew, Kung Fu Healer and Chi Master, founder of the Martial Arts of Wellness (MAOW) and known as the “Injury Whisperer,” has been practicing martial arts for over 40 years. He began his training as a hyperactive child, and from there has gone on to become a trainer and healer to professional athletes and celebrities. 

Most recently, Sifu Matthew has partnered with the Carillon Wellness Resort in Miami Beach. We sat down to ask him a few questions about what he does, the people he’s worked with, and what he has coming up for South Florida.

You’ve worked to heal thousands of people’s injuries over the years, including some big name clients as well–Gwyneth Paltrow, Eric Dickerson, Wes Saunders, and Iman Shumpert, to name a few. Which healing journey has stuck with you the most, and are there any that you still think about now?

What sticks with me is the quickness of how a body can heal when the right technique is used. For example, De’Aaron Fox, an NBA star and the starting point guard of the Sacramento Kings, had a toe injury since high school that wouldn’t heal. His trainers had put a metal plate in his shoe so that his toe wouldn’t hurt, but he was constantly in pain and he couldn’t bend it. I remember working with him at his house, and I spent about six minutes on the toe and it healed completely. He was able to move it, and he had no pain. He couldn’t believe it! I worked on two other injuries he had, which also disappeared on the spot.

This is just a reminder of how little we access of the body’s internal intelligence. I’m sure the trainers were doing an amazing job, working with his hips, his glutes, and making sure that his arches were firing properly. But that’s just one aspect. There’s a fundamental missing piece -- the electricity -- that people aren’t taught how to work with. It always amazes me and my clients that in just a few minutes, certain injuries can heal that have been through unsuccessful surgical interventions.

What is your philosophy on wellness and maintaining health, beyond what you’re doing directly through martial arts?

For me, it’s really about understanding that fitness is not wellness. There is an aspect in all of us that I refer to as “electrical wellness.” We train all the time and most of the time, we are actually damaging ourselves while training. This is because we’re burning out chemicals, but not actually working on how we restore our electric charge.

Most of the time when we’re training in fitness, we build muscles, yet at the same time, we damage our nervous system. We run faster and at the same time exhaust our kidneys. Therefore we’re not looking at the larger picture of how to put together body electrical wellness with mind wellness in a way that’s functional. When you combine the two, you can actually use them to heal yourself. A person can start to understand that after a workout you may decide to go in the sauna, drink some electrolytes, or do acupuncture to try to restore yourself, but it’s not enough. The body has its own language and series of actions designed to repair itself.

There’s a whole science behind what I do and what I teach – you have to be strong in your body, strong in your mind, and strong in your energetics. When all are aligned, this is the picture of global wellness.

Okay, so you’re focused more on a full-picture perspective on health, rather than just maximizing what a body can do. When you’re talking about restoring their body and their electrical charge–how do you go about doing that? Is that based on the healing that you’re doing or are there other specific things within that?

Yes. I teach people how to heal themselves, I don’t just heal them. I have a system called MAOW, which is the Martial Arts of Wellness, and I give specific positions that you hold that change the electricity of your body’s field.

I’m teaching you how to use this electrical force that’s already there to change your cells. All you have to do is go into the position and then let it affect you. What’s interesting is that we don’t understand the full picture of what wellness is yet. For example, you could go to the gym but you might be in a poor state of mind. Then what you’re doing is actually agitating yourself because the body isn’t calm enough to take in any new information. By pushing yourself, you’re actually making your brain hot, and you’re amping up your nervous system. You can also put yourself in poor alignment or just burn yourself out.

What does South Florida have to look forward to from you? What events, services, or workshops do you have coming up in the Miami area?

I’m going to be doing Warrior Force and Healing Intensives on a regular basis. I just finished two of them in September. They are profound immersive experiences where I teach both combat and healing. I teach from a place of first learning to feel your electricity, understanding your internal force, knowing how to heal yourself, and then learning how to interact in a combative situation. I just love the intensives and they’ve been life-changing for people because most people have never made a connection to themselves that way.

We are also going to be doing different types of corporate wellness groups, one-on-one training, athletic training, and we plan to do an event at least every month or couple weeks.

To keep up with Sifu Matthew, check out his: WebsiteFacebook, and Instagram

Eric Brown
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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Personal Trainer Eric Brown

We caught up with Eric Brown for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow him on Instagram - @eric_brown305.

Born and raised in Boston, Eric brown moved to the 305 with a pre-law degree and passion for fitness. Five years later, Brown is helping clients achieve their goals. We caught up with Brown for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow him on Instagram - @eric_brown305.

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Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

I'm from Boston, Massachusetts, and I moved down to Florida five years ago. I graduated with a Pre-Law degree and decided I wanted to move and enter into the Fitness industry. I got a job at Equinox, where I progressed from top trainer to the department Manager.

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

I started playing sports my entire life, traveling competitively and had an injury in my senior year of high school which ended my sports career. Working with strength coaches throughout my career as an athlete, I decided to get a job at Gold's Gym as a trainer and I loved it.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

Stayingconsistent, disciplined, and balanced with my diet and fitness throughout theweek. I hold myself to a standard of training 5-6x per week, having my goalallows me to stay disciplined in eating meals, and the combination of bothfeeds my machine to work optimally throughout the day.

How would you describe your personal training sessions?

Informative, intense, challenging, and overall will tax your entire system without pain or being left bedridden for days. The number one thing I consistently teach my trainers is being involved to motivate, or simply enhancing their experience/investment by working on the form of all clients.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Carbs are bad. Here's a mind-blower - carbs you can use as energy alone, fats you can't. To utilize fats as energy, you need carbs. Your body fat mass (aka BF % you want to lose as a goal) is technically called "potential stored energy" and you can manipulate your carb intake to burn off your "stored fat" that you never could shed in the past. The reason is you are missing carbs. It's about balance.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

Strength/Conditioning,Athletic Rehabilitation, Preventive injury, Body Composition, Functional. Irepresent being a "coach" vs "trainer.” Every professionalshould be well rounded within their craft. I specialize in being diverse withinmy specialties but focus on one thing for each "integrity.”

What are you excited about right now?

Thefuture of what my company can do to help within this industry.

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

Iwant to hold seminars around the world coaching, teaching, and motivatingothers to do exactly what they are passionate about within the fitnessindustry. I want to help kids without direction find a career like this, I wantto help non-violent offenders find jobs within changing lives, and I'm workingon making this my foundation to help build off the success of our company.

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

Workout,drink a lot of water, meditate, eat 80/20, and most importantly setting goodintentions through each day I start.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health &wellness community?

It'sa culture, it's a family, and it's something of value to this community whichis amazing to see so many people value their health.

Libra season workout
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Strike Balance in Your Workout During Libra Season

Libra season runs September 23rd - October 23rd. Strike balance in your workouts this Libra season.

Libra season runs September 23rd - October 23rd.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love. Perhaps that explains their smooth talk and pretty faces.

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Like Taurus, which is also Venus-ruled, Libras love to be surrounded by art, culture, and beauty. They love good food and expensive things. Libra knows how to charm, but also how to fight.

Being the sign of the scales, Libras can’t stand anything that’s unfair or unbalanced. You’ll stand up for justice, and you’ll do it with style.

You’re a social butterfly who has to remember to save some time for yourself. Libras can get so caught up in the moment, they forget to handle their own responsibilities.

Libras should learn the beauty of being organized, and you’ll have all the time in the world to enjoy your beautiful life.

The energy of this month is all about the workout balance and enjoying the month with romantic partners and close friends as well as lots of social gatherings. Here are the best workouts to get your balance on.

Pure Barre - talk about balancing ... literally on your tiptoes. This workout will have you balanced in every area of your body. This workout guides you through a series of low-impact, high-intensity movements, designed to strengthen and tone your body in a balance of strength and flexibility.

Ariel yoga at Stardust Yoga - This workout will have you upside down and balancing from the ceiling. It’s the perfect balance of low intensity, strength, and flexibility, mixed with the spirituality of yoga.

Kamps Fitness - This workout is high-intensity every way you look at it. From the sprints to the floor work, it perfectly balances cardio with strength training perfectly. If you’re looking for fast results, loud music, and a killer workout, you’ll find your type of balance here.

Libra is ruled by Venus in the partnership sector of our charts, but regardless of where Libra lands for you, its a great month to partner up. Think about taking your crush or your significant other to one of these balancing workouts, it will be very well received all month.

Nikki Pepper
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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Personal Trainer Nikki Pepper

We caught up with Personal Trainer Nikki Pepper of Anatomy for a Quick 10 interview, powered by HALO Sport.

Born and raised in Boston, Nikki Pepper always felt an attraction to Miami. It wasn't until 2016 when Reebok HQ offered her a position to manage the South Florida marketing efforts, did she make the move. Three years later, Pepper is now a Personal Trainer at Anatomy. We caught up with her for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow her on Instagram - @salt.n.peppah

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Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

Iam originally from Boston, MA and moved here in May 2016. I relocated down herewhile working for Reebok HQ to cover marketing for their South Florida region,after working at HQ up in Boston. I had always wanted to move down to Miami,and it was the perfect opportunity to take a chance and give it a go.

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

Igrew up doing gymnastics from age five and loved being active ever since. I gotmy start in fitness working in Trade Marketing at Reebok HQ. I switched over toField Marketing when I moved to South Florida and started meeting all kinds ofamazing fitness professionals in the process. I loved fitness and helping othersand decided to pursue training full time once I saw how rewarding it can be.

How would you describe your classes?

Tough, fun, and a fire hip-hop playlist! I’ll be smiling the whole time while crushing you simultaneously. Come by Anatomy Miami Beach and take Glute Camp and HardCORE to experience it for yourself.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Thatlifting weights make women bulky.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miamito train?

HybridPerformance Method for Olympic lifting with the F. Reis Weightlifting crew!Especially on max out Friday’s.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Scubadiving! I go every couple of months around South Florida and in the Caribbean.Our ocean is amazing and it’s crucial we preserve it for generations to come.

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

Hardto say for the long-term, but in the short-term working to be better than I wasyesterday, every single day. It’s the small actions you take each day thataccumulate to achieve great results.

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

Walk10,000 steps. Even on my rest days, I make sure to stay somewhat active.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Imeditate using an app called Calm. I like the guided meditations to focus on mybreathing and being present and apply meditation principles in everydayinteractions with others. I also keep a gratitude journal to remind me of howlucky I am for the people and opportunities in my life.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health &wellness community? 

Everyonesupports one another and it feels like one big extended family! I love seeingfamiliar faces and fitness pros and enthusiasts bonding with one anotherthrough their shared passion for health and wellness.

Rachel Scherdin
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Quick 10 Interview With Miami Fitness Professional Rachel Scherdin

Rachel Scherdin is one of the most popular Pilates instructors in Miami and owner of Transition Pilates in Coral Gables.

Rachel Scherdin is one of the most popular Pilates instructors in Miami. Her new Coral Gables studio - Transition Pilates, is an intimate experience in traditional Pilates. We caught up with her for a Quick 10 interview powered by HALO Sport, but you can also follow her on Instagram - @transitionpilates.

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Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you findyour way to the 305?

FromNew York, wanted to be in warm weather.

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

Istarted personal training in 2011

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Beingable to impact people’s lives in a positive way. Watching them grow.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

Ifeed off of my client’s positive energy.  

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

I own a new traditional Pilates studio. Traditional studios are hard to find nowadays because most Pilates classes are now a fusion/ hybrid Pilates.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miamito train?

Body& Soul and Kamps

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Dogs

What are you excited about right now?

Ihave a few new big announcements I’ll be making around December.

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

Educatingthe youth about Pilates. After all, they are our future.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Deepbreathing, praying and physical activity.