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SPAR Boxing Club Miami Beach
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Studio Highlight: SPAR Boxing Club

Houston-based SPAR Boxing Club has chosen Miami Beach for their second location and they invite you in to develop your competitive edge.

The experience:

SPAR is a fun, dynamic boxing-inspired workout that uses the challenging sport of boxing and gives you the ability to master a higher level of physical and mental strength. The gym is equipped with heavy bags, a boxing ring, and speed bags.

Try a SPAR 101 class to learn the basics of boxing and focus on perfecting your technique, or take a SPAR Strength class to round out your training regimen with a combination of functional movements, strength training and quality training techniques.

Pierre Russel, owner of SPAR Boxing says, "They come for boxing, it's the energy that keeps them here."

What makes SPAR Boxing unique:

It is a boxing gym focused on helping clients transform through sport science and psychology. Everything they do is based off of the therapeutic benefits of exercise and boxing. They can also customize a program based on an individual's goals and needs.

You should also know:

All that they do is in service to the members and SPAR prides themselves on creating a community that people want to be a part of. Clients get excited for the tough workouts and mental breakthroughs that come with belonging to the gym.

Why members love it:

Members will tell you about SPAR's consistent quality of training in a fun and inclusive environment. Clients feel at home and are always putting in work and focusing on getting results.

The extras:

SPAR is also a full scale gym with numerous strength training equipment, boxing bags, and cardio equipment. Train like a pro and get a complete experience!

How to join in:

SPAR offers drop-in classes, one-on-one personal training, and small group classes. There are a number of different options that can be customized for any budget or fitness goal.

Location: 

They are located at 1624 Washington Ave on Miami Beach. They also have a location in Houston, TX.

Where to find SPAR Boxing Club online:

Instagram: @sparboxing

Website: www.sparboxingclub.com

Houston-based SPAR Boxing Club has chosen Miami Beach for their second location and they invite you in to develop your competitive edge.

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Gymage Miami
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Meet Gymage. Miami's Most Instagrammable Gym

Located just off Lincoln Road, Gymage is a 10,000 square foot facility full of premium training equipment and amenities.

The Magic City is no stranger to social media. The 305 is full of “Instagrammable” moments, locations, and people. But Miami is welcoming a resident that is taking things to a new level. Meet Gymage, Miami’s most Instagrammable gym.

As you stroll through the picturesque facility, it feels like you are winding your way through an exotic jungle of sorts. Located just off Lincoln Road, Gymage is a 10,000 square foot facility full of premium training equipment and amenities. Not only is the space stocked with everything you could want for a great workout, it sports vibrant colors and moods making it a social media lover’s paradise. Selfie stick holders are located throughout the space for guests to use while training so they can get the perfect shot during their sweat.

Gymage Miami is the second location in the studio’s portfolio, with the first located in Madrid, Spain. The concept puts a focus on the experience, just as much as the workout. Mere blocks away from the beach, guests can bounce back and forth during their day, and grab a refreshing snack at the rooftop part of the space coming later this year.

Gymage Miami is located at 355 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach and is running opening specials. For more information, visit https://gymage.com/


Anatomy Coconut Grove
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Anatomy Opens Fourth South Florida Location in Coconut Grove

Anatomy, South Florida’s most popular luxury health, and wellness facility opened the doors to its fourth location today in Coconut Grove.

Anatomy, South Florida’s most popular luxury health and wellness facility, opened the doors to its fourth location today in Coconut Grove. Building on their success in Sunset Harbour, the 1 Hotel South Beach, and Midtown Miami, Anatomy’s loyal community of members has allowed for it to be one of the most successful brands throughout South Florida in recent years.

“Community is truly the backbone of Anatomy, and we’ve worked extremely hard to create a life-enriching environment where our members can feel welcomed amongst a supportive group of like-minded individuals,” said Chris Paciello, Anatomy Founder and Co-owner. “During a time that has been difficult for many, we feel now more than ever, our members can benefit greatly from being a part of something with a positive health and wellness focus and are excited to expand these offerings to the Coconut Grove community.”

Influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, Anatomy provides members and guests a life-enriching community where they can sweat, enhance and recover together. This new location features state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment and expanded group fitness classes including Yoga, Barre, HIIT, Booty Blast, Aerial Silk, Pilates, Boxing, complimentary access to Tremble reformer classes, as well as a variety of open-air outdoor fitness programming.

“At Anatomy, we’re all about elevating our member’s experience and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our offerings and bring what we consider to be the future of fitness to Coconut Grove,” said Marc Megna, Anatomy Founder and Co-owner. “We can’t wait to welcome the Coconut Grove community into the Anatomy family, while simultaneously molding our personalized Anatomy fitness experience into the neighborhood.“ 

The club also offers Anatomy’s dynamic personal training system, performed by expertly trained Body Architects, designed to help members achieve a top level of fitness. In addition, the innovative space also houses ‘The Sanctuary,’ Anatomy’s signature recovery and regeneration component that includes hot and cold plunges, an infrared sauna, and an immunity healing eucalyptus steam room. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the club’s USA Sports Therapy services, specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports chiropractic, chronic pain, and injury prevention. Vitamin IV Lounge by VitaSquad also has a presence on-site, offering intravenous nutritional therapy & B12 shots administered by medical professionals.

Given the family-oriented climate of the neighborhood, as an added amenity, Anatomy will also offer a ‘Kids Club’ program, where members’ children can play under staff supervision while parents can enjoy a carefree workout. Members can also expect expanded retail, healthy food and drink options, plus easily accessible on-site parking.  

“The Anatomy team is thrilled to collaborate with Regatta Harbour on the opening of our newest outpost in Coconut Grove, with its fitness-centric population,” said David Geller, Anatomy’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to join in the revitalization of the area into a lively neighborhood centerpiece, which aligns with Anatomy’s mission to establish integrated health and wellness communities. Together, it is a strong synergy that would not be possible without the support of our local community.”

For more information and membership inquiries please call 786.300.7415 or visit AnatomyFitness.com.

Body Roll Studio Miami
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Studio Highlight: Body Roll Studio Midtown Miami

Body Roll Studio opened last year on Miami Beach and now they have a new location in Midtown Miami. They celebrated their grand opening on April 28 and are looking forward to helping you recover!

After opening their first location in Miami Beach, Body Roll Studio has opened the doors to their second location in Midtown Miami.

The experience:

Body Roll Studio machines are designed to massage and shape all parts of the body. An infrared heated roller with adjustable speed and heat supply provides a massage with elements of acupressure that stimulates lymphatic drainage. Mechanical pressure of rotating, distinctively-shaped wooden rolls improves blood and lymph circulation, what helps to speed the metabolism up, reduce fat tissue and eliminate waste products. If applied regularly, body roll massages reduce the volume of body parts, shape the body, firm the skin and breaks up muscle tightness. In line with above mentioned effects it provides one of the most effective methods of fat burning and cellulite reduction.

What makes Body Roll Studio unique:

Body Roll Studio lymphatic massage machines are equipped with infrared and collagen lamps. The infrared radiation hidden inside the machines widens blood vessels and helps remove toxins from the body by penetrating deeper layers of the skin.

The machines are set up with a special positions sequence and exercises are set according to the principles of lymphatic massage. The machine speed is set individually for each customer based on their previous visits and physical activity. It is crucial to drink enough water during the procedure as muscles work at their maximum when the body is sufficiently hydrated. Liquid intake before and after massage is also very important as it helps the body to eliminate residues more easily.

"This is the perfect treatment for a post-travel detox to help reduce swelling and water weight after a trip," said Rachel Gregson, Marketing Manager at Body Roll Studio.

You should also know:

The infrared lights on the rollers help to expand the blood vessels and detox deeper than a standard lymphatic massage would, and you can also target the exact areas of your body that you want to.

Why members love it:

The reduction in cellulite, looseness of muscles, and improved digestion after regularly rolling. The machine also burns up to 400 calories per session so people love that as well!

The extras:

Find Alo retail apparel, Alma yoga mats, and Body Roll apparel at the studio. The Miami Beach location also monthly and weekly events such as yoga and sound healing.

How to join in:

Body Roll Studio offers single roll sessions (drop-in or online), 5 class packs, 10 class packs, and unlimited monthly memberships.

Location: 

In Midtown, they are located at 3449 NE 1st Ave, Suite 109. The Miami Beach location is at 1825 West Avenue. There are also two studio locations up north - one in Greenwich, CT and one in New York City.

Where to find Body Roll Studio online:

Instagram: @bodyrollstudio

Website: www.bodyrollstudio.com

Flow with Van Gogh
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Flow with Van Gogh at Ice Palace Studios

Make Thursday mornings magical and flow with Van Gogh. The Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience has partnered with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher Tiffany Levy, creator of Tifftopia Wellness (@Tifftopia), to offer an hour-long wellness practice inside the exhibit.

Make Thursday mornings magical and flow with Van Gogh. The Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience has partnered with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher Tiffany Levy, creator of Tifftopia Wellness (@Tifftopia), to offer an hour-long wellness practice inside the exhibit.

Take in the art and deep breaths every Thursday (through July), from 8:30 am - 9:45 am at the Ice Palace Studios at 1400 N. Miami Avenue. You can salute the sun under Starry Night and 300+ other iconic Vincent Van Gogh masterpieces as they swirl around you on projection-swathed walls wrapped in light and color that swirl, dance, and refocuses into flowers, cafes, and landscapes, completely immersing you inside the world and works of Van Gogh.   

Space is limited to respect COVID protocols, and you’ll need to bring your own mat. Tickets are on sale now on www.VanGoghMiami.com & Ticketmaster.com ($62.99).  

Planet Fitness River Landing Miami
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Planet Fitness Opens at the River Landing Shops in Miami

Planet Fitness opened earlier this year along the Miami River, occupying a 15,000 square-foot space on the 4th floor of the new River Landing Shops.

Planet Fitness opened earlier this year along the Miami River, occupying a 15,000 square-foot space on the 4th floor of the new River Landing Shops.

Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States. It is known for providing members with a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment.

This location has brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, and flat screen televisions throughout. Some of the other amenities at this location include HydroMassage beds, tanning booths, massage chairs, and infrared light therapy. The gym is open and staffed 24/7 and members can enjoy unlimited access.

The fitness retailer joins a roster of national tenants that are occupying space at River Landing, including Publix Super Markets, Burlington Stores, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress For Less, AT&T, Old Navy, Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby.

“The addition of Planet Fitness to our roster of tenants helps solidify River Landing as a bedrock shopping and lifestyle hub for residents living and/or working in the Mid River District, Health District, Allapattah and neighboring areas,” said Andrew Hellinger, principal at Urban-X Group, the developer of River Landing Shops.

Check out Planet Fitness at 1440 NW North River Drive in Miami.


Brickell Miami Yoga Studios
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4 Brickell Yoga Classes You Need to Try

Do you live or work in Brickell and want a convenient yoga studio to flow at without going over the bridge or visiting another neighborhood? We have 4 Brickell yoga studios for you.

Do you live or work in Brickell and want a convenient yoga studio to flow at without going over the bridge or visiting another neighborhood? We have 4 studios for you!

Skanda Yoga Studio

Skanda Yoga Studio offers high quality yoga instruction in many yoga styles: Skanda, Dharma, Kundalini, Kids, and Restorative. The classes present traditional practices in a post-modern system based on the 13- moon calendar in order to align students with nature's cyclical patterns. Offering both virtual and in-studio classes, all studio classes are semi-private with 10 students maximum. Find them at 1800 SW 1st Ave, Suite 102 or on Instagram at skandayoga.

Om Beats Yoga Studio

Join the movement at Om Beats where there is something for everyone. Find classes for Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Mommy and me, Restorative, and more. Classes are held 7 days a week and there is also one very rare feature - free parking. The studio is also pet and kid friendly. Check out Om Beats at 452 SW 8th Street, and on Instagram at ombeatsyogastudio.

Equinox Brickell Heights

Included in the large repertoire of classes at this 3-story gym is yoga. You have traditional vinyasa yoga that links movement and breath through a creative, flowing sequence of postures to soothe your mind. There is also athletic yoga, a vinyasa class with the strength dialed up. Challenge your whole body with a sequence of postures designed to build power and demolish limitation. Equinox is located at 25 SW 9th Street.

Move Lift Live

Not just a CrossFit box, Move Lift Live prides itself on being a gym that brings together multiple health and fitness disciplines under one roof. They know just how important active recovery can be for the body and they offer yoga classes to both challenge and recover. Visit them at 19 SW 6th Street or on Instagram at move_lift_live.

RIde Miami
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Take a Spin Class in Wynwood at RIDE Miami

RIDE Miami is now offering spin classes at UNKNWN in Wynwood. Classes officially launched on April 5 at the outdoor space, offering you a chance to connect with yourself and others.

RIDE Miami is now offering spin classes at UNKNWN in Wynwood. Classes officially launched on April 5 at the outdoor space, offering you a chance to connect with yourself and others.

The space features state-of-the-art speakers, and customized videos for a fully interactive experience right across from the Wynwood Walls. RIDE Miami has the goal of providing an immersive experience, activating all of the senses to motivate you, to excite you and to push beyond athletic and conventional boundaries.

Bikes are spaced apart and spin shoes are complementary. There are also lockers and changing rooms available.

Right now, they are offering a special RIDE Starter Pack for $25, giving you two classes for the price of one. There are also other class packages available.

Classes are held at 261 NW 26th Street. For more information or to check out their upcoming schedule, head to ride-miami.com or find them on Instagram at @ridemiami.

Transition Pilates
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Transition Pilates is the Studio New and Expecting Mothers are Talking About

Nearly two years after opening in Coconut Grove, Transition Pilates has built quite the reputation as the go-to studio for pre and postnatal Pilates classes.

Nearly two years after opening in Coconut Grove, Transition Pilates has built quite the reputation as the go-to studio for pre and postnatal Pilates classes. Rachel Scherdin, owner and founder of Transition Pilates, has watched her business grow with new and expecting mothers looking to stay active.

RELATED: Transition Pilates is Your New Pilates Obsession

“Being pregnant can be scary,” says Scherdin. “It seems like a giant list of things you cannot do. I love to help women feel safe, challenged, and educated during pre and post natal pilates.”

The boutique atmosphere of Transition Pilates certainly allows for this specialized training to take off. The intimate studio is equipped with five balanced body studio reformers, towers, and Pilates chairs, giving clients the one-on-one attention needed from the instructor, something mothers are looking for when they book a session at Transition Pilates.

“After trying different pre-natal classes, I found Pilates to be the best choice to keep me active during pregnancy,” said Maria Genge of Miami. “Rachel’s classes are amazing. They were the perfect balance of challenge, energy and safety. After classes I would feel reenergized and relaxed which can be hard to find especially in the later months of pregnancy.”

That glowing review of Scherdin’s class is pretty common, who has built an in-demand reputation with clients. Her focus on the core foundations, diaphragmatic breathing, and oblique strength to prevent diastasis recti (abdominal split), has Pilates goers flocking to her studio.

“I worked out with Rachel 2-3 times a week,” said Coral Gables resident, Casie Moore. “Not only did I feel good throughout my pregnancy, but my post C-section recovery was much easier. I also returned to my pre pregnancy weight faster.”

Teaching women about their bodies is part of experience, and why Scherdin says her clients walk away happy.

“I love to educate women about their pelvic floor,” said Scherdin. “Many women don't even know the function of their pelvic floor, where it is, how to relax it, or connect to it. Connecting, relaxing, and lengthening the pelvic floor is vital for an easier pushing phase during birth.”

Transition Pilates is located at 3183 SW 38th CT, Coconut Grove, FL. Parking is available. For more information, about pre and post-natal Pilates classes at Transition Pilates visit www.transitionpilates.com.

Stretch Zone South Florida
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Stretch Yourself to Better Health & Performance

2020 took a toll on many things including the way in which we moved our bodies. Working from home led to hours of sitting at sometimes unconventional desks (hello, dining room table) and with gyms closed, we had to rely on at-home workouts. Even if we were able to motivate ourselves to move, our bodies bore the brunt and our muscles were left tight and sore. Stretching is a crucial step in our performance and skipping it can lead to aches and pains and impaired athleticism and even impaired sleep.

2020 took a toll on many things including the way in which we moved our bodies. Working from home led to hours of sitting at sometimes unconventional desks (hello, dining room table) and with gyms closed, we had to rely on at-home workouts. Even if we were able to motivate ourselves to move, our bodies bore the brunt and our muscles were left tight and sore.  Stretching is a crucial step in our performance and skipping it can lead to aches and pains and impaired athleticism and even impaired sleep.   

Enter Stretch Zone, an assisted stretching studio dedicated to lengthening your muscles in order to increase your flexibility and range of motion, balance you out, improve your posture, keep you in peak athletic performance, keep injuries at bay, and have you walking taller. And if that isn’t enough, regular stretching can also reduce stress.  

With 20+ locations in South Florida alone, we checked out the Coral Gables location (3138 Ponce de Leon Blvd) for their free assessment, which is offered to all first-time guests. 

Even with yoga 4-5 a week, we were surprised how much we needed this session and learned that Stretch Zone is designed to help functional flexibility. 

Before getting started you’ll discuss with your Stretch Therapist what type of exercise(s) you do, a little about your lifestyle and if there is any area that you’d like to work on. For us, it was our lower back and hamstrings (we may be guilty of not stretching after running).

Next you lie down on a bed (sanitized before and after each client) where all the stretching is done. There is a belt/strap that goes over your waist to hold you in place when things get twisty; all of Stretch Zone’s equipment is patented.  

Your Stretch Therapist will guide you through a series of exercises to get a baseline of how your body moves and how tight you are before creating a program customized for your body and your goals.  

As you work through the stretches, your Stretch Therapist will ask you to share, on a scale of 1-10, how difficult the movement is for you. You hold each stretch for a few seconds and go through each exercise three times, with the goal of going deeper each stretch. During our session, we worked our anterior and posterior chain of muscles as balance is key in stretching… and life.

By the time we were done, our lower back pain was eased, we felt lighter and taller, and became firm believers that regular Stretch Zone sessions are the perfect addition for anyone’s wellness routine. 


The Core Collection by Prive Pilates
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Workout Highlight: The Core Collection by Privé Pilates

Established in 2021, The Core Collection™ is a collection of expertly designed OnDemand classes to help you awaken your body's natural intelligence, improve your posture, tune into your inner balance, and develop a well designed balanced body.

Create more space for the things you love to do through The Core Collection by Privé Pilates.

The workout:

Established in 2021, The Core Collection™ is a collection of expertly designed OnDemand classes to help you awaken your body's natural intelligence, improve your posture, tune into your inner balance, and develop a well designed balanced body.

"A week after the lockdown in March 2020, I decided it was time to pivot and bring my dream of The Core Collection to life," said Alina Sedano, creator, instructor and NCPT. "I wanted to bring the 5 Star movement experience into people's homes.  So instead of jumping on the bandwagon of offering zoom & virtual classes,  I took my time to  carefully craft and develop a collection of classes - designed after my proven method of teaching. My method is proven as I honed my technique while working with doctors, nurses, physical therapists and a sports chiropractic facility; helping injured athletes, seniors, and weekend warriors get back to their game."

Through The Core Collection, participants can escape to a place that inspires your physical and mental space through mindful movement, while creating enduring and positive change - that will serve you and your body for a lifetime.  Elevate your movement experience!

You should also know:

Classes are based on the three pillars of health with MOVE WELL designed to improve alignment and create strong & mindful movement patterns, PLAY OFTEN, designed to increase range of motion and boost athletic performance, and SLEEP BETTER, designed to release tension, restore balance and melt away stress. There is something for everyone in the library of workouts, including functional foam rolling classes, restorative sessions, and core workouts, with new classes designed weekly.

What makes The Core Collection unique?

Sedano says that her main purpose as an online instructor is to bring the 5 Star Movement Experience that can only be found at the top wellness resorts, into a person's home by offering them a peaceful private space to escape to with high-quality, alignment-based workouts designed to improve posture, strengthen & lengthen the entire body, release tension, and improve overall biomechanics.  So they can feel stronger, but most importantly feel younger and be able to enjoy their favorite activities with a child like enthusiasm.  

"I want to help everyone feel young again and strive to be the best version of themselves," said Sedano. "The Collection is designed to help you get back in your 'A' Game!"

What do members like best?

"I have become so strong and flexible from her training, that I hit a golf ball further now than any time in my life.  All because of her ability to strengthen and lengthen my body.  I hit the ball further than most younger golfers now in my later years.  I wish I had found Alina Sedano 10 years sooner." - Howard Ross, Golfer

"As a beginner, I have absolutely fallen in love with The Core Collection. The online classes feel like I'm doing a virtual private with Alina. She gently reminds you to check your form and alignment, while challenging you to move well.  Thanks to Alina... I'm able to wear my favorite Chanel jacket again, after having my baby.  The online classes give a busy mom a fun & relaxing moment to recharge." - Susan Merlo

"Alina is the best Pilates instructor out there! She makes the session fly by and keeps things interesting and challenging.  Most importantly, her way of helping visualize what your body needs to do in order to use the correct muscles really helps get the most out of the workout.  This is by far the most effective Pilates class I’ve ever taken." - Diana Sragowicz

How to join in:

Get unlimited access to The Core Collection on your laptop, iPhone, iPad, Smart TV or Android and watch from anywhere in the world. Right now, you can get a 7 day free trial and 25% off your first two months with code SPRINGINTOSUMMER.

Location:

Online at studio.thecorecollection.com.

Where to find The Core Collection online:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alina_sedano

Website: www.thecorecollection.com

Vortex 3 Performance
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Studio Highlight - Vortex 3 Performance

Vortex 3 Performance, or V3P, wants to offer you the ultimate 50 minutes. Find out more about this Miami Shores studio below!

Vortex 3 Performance, or V3P, wants to offer you the ultimate 50 minutes. Find out more about this Miami Shores studio below!

The workout:

V3P is "Home of the Ultimate 50 Minute Workout". Here they fused the three most effective fitness training approaches - indoor cycling, boxing, and body sculpting - and turned them into a 50-minute workout like no other. Get the most bang for your buck the ULTIMATE CUT class, or work on your strength and stability in the ULTIMATE POWER class.

What makes V3 unique:

V3P is delivering what they refer to as the 3 fitness pillars at their studio:

1 - Reduce risk of injury related to overuse and overtraining.

2- Increase level of fitness in all areas of strength and conditioning

3- Eliminate boredom and maintain motivation.

You should also know:

Every day of the week features different classes. For example, on Mondays is the ULTIMATE POWER class for adults of all fitness abilities and on Sundays they have the ULTIMATE BOXING class for women only.

Why members love it:

The gym is clean, the classes are small and the music is on point. Members feel stronger than ever and are motivated to come back.

The extras:

VP3 has lockers, parking, and monitors for heart rate information.

How to join in:

Get 50% off your first class, or a special deal on a 3-class trial pack. There are also drop-in rates and packages available the different types of classes.  Prices range from $140 for 2 classes per week, to $267 for 4 classes per week.

Location: 

575 NE 87th St, Miami Shores

Where to find V3 online:

Instagram: @v3perform

Website: www.v3perform.com

54D Heros Program
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54D Recognizes Global Frontline Workers with “Heroes” Initiative

54D will be rewarding frontline workers for their extraordinary effort during the current COVID-19 pandemic by granting nominees free access to their online program.

54D will be rewarding frontline workers for their extraordinary effort during the current COVID-19 pandemic by granting nominees free access to their online program.

Launched March 12, the “Heroes” initiative will offer frontline workers the possibility to get their daily exercise done safely at home while they continue pushing forward in face of the current challenges. 54D will grant 5,400 select candidates access to their signature online program 54D ON. The first selected participants will join the Gen 16 starting March 29, with thousands of other frontline workers joining during the course of several successive generations of 54D ON.

“Throughout all of 2020, we have seen how millions of brave women and men from all over the world have risen to face the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Rodrigo Garduño, founder at 54D. “It is now time to recognize their gargantuan effort, by providing them a platform to reward themselves for all of the love and dedication they have provided to others, caring for their lives.”

Frontline participants of 54D ON will be guided every single day with daily tasks, with the 54D team monitoring their progress and activity through the platform. 54D ON delivers results through a no-excuses, full-commitment approach to fitness.  The first selected participants will join 54D ON’s 16th Generation, starting March 29 with thousands of other frontline workers joining during the course of several successive generations of 54D ON

“This is the best way for us to say ‘thank you’ to all of the frontline workers who have put their lives on hold for a full year, sacrificing their own needs for the sake of others,” said Garduño “We are a global human transformation movement, therefore those caring for other people’s lives deserve our utmost respect”.

54D's 9-week online program is divided into three specialized areas including physical training, as well as tutorials on nutrition and recovery. The program was developed to offer existing members and newcomers an opportunity to follow the brand’s high-intensity programs from anywhere around the globe at any time of day.

The call is now open to frontline workers from all over the world at www.54d.com/heroes. Friends and family of frontline workers will be able to nominate their heroes using the hashtag #54Dheroes, to be considered for 5,400 free 54D ON programs.  

“We want to thank all of the frontline workers for not giving up, for being our heroes,” said 54D CEO Omar Yunes. “This is why we want to recognize them with a free transformation program, as a way of thanking them for their strength, commitment and courage, focused on saving lives every day.”

54D currently has locations in Coral Gables, Colombia, and Mexico, and recently announced plans for a second South Florida location in the Miami Design District as part of its U.S. expansion plans.


Bike Miami
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5 of the Best Cycling Locations in Miami-Dade

When the pandemic hit, bike shops around the country sold out their inventory. In a place like Miami, it’s not hard to see why demand is so high. From Florida City to Miami Beach, there are plenty of local trails, roads, and paths perfect for a leisurely (or intense, that’s up to you!) ride. To make planning your next excursion a little easier, we’ve rounded up five of the best cycling spots Miami-Dade County has to offer.

When the pandemic hit, bike shops around the country sold out their inventory. In a place like Miami, it’s not hard to see why demand is so high. From Florida City to Miami Beach, there are plenty of local trails, roads, and paths perfect for a leisurely (or intense, that’s up to you!) ride. To make planning your next excursion a little easier, we’ve rounded up five of the best cycling spots Miami-Dade County has to offer.

M Path/Underline

No list of biking destinations in Miami could be complete without mentioning the M Path, a 30-mile trail running from downtown Miami to Florida City on what Visit Florida describes as a nearly continuous paved path. The route runs along and under the county’s Metrorail and South Miami-Dade Busway transit lines, offering riders an airy alternative to public transportation or a great trail to get out and exercise. 

And it gets better: ten miles of the trail under the metro, spanning from Brickell to Dadeland South, are slated to become the Underline in coming years. The first half-mile phase of the Underline, known as the Brickell Backyard, is already open and features biking and walking paths, an outdoor gym and basketball court, seating, tables, and more. Phase two, Vizcaya Station, will be 2.14 miles and is already in the pre-design phase.

Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park

You might want to leave the road or racing bike at home for this one. Many people may not associate Miami with mountain biking, but this former dump-turned-bicycle-playground proves them wrong. Trails are built and maintained by volunteers from the Virginia Key Bicycle Club, and according to their website, the park boasts over 15 trails ranging from easier to advanced. With views of the water from many trails, the site also features a skills area, pump track, and jumps and drops to practice on.

According to its website, the concept for the park began when a group of bikers pitched the idea to Miami officials working on the Virginia Key Master Plan. “The bikers painted a pretty picture of how an old dump and dredge disposal area could be used to make mountain bike trails here in Miami,” it says. “And then the bikers told the city the one thing that will make even the most conservative of politicians jump on the bandwagon… it would cost the city nothing!”

Miami Beach

Miami Beach, said Kevin Amezaga, President of Miami Riders Alliance, is a step ahead of many Florida cities when it comes to sustainability, and that carries over into some of its biker-friendly initiatives. And, let’s be honest, the view from the Beachwalk is hard to beat. This path, sometimes called the Miami Beach Boardwalk, runs from South Point Park to Bal Harbour with mostly paved paths and a few sandy stretches according to miamiscapes.com. The Beach has only ramped up its cyclist-friendly efforts since Covid started, adding protected bike lanes on Washington Avenue and starting a “Slow Streets” pilot in its Flamingo Park neighborhood, which encourages motorists to drive slow and share the road.

Old Cutler Trail/Matheson Hammock Park

This roughly 13-mile trail takes riders past gorgeous Coral Gables real estate and venues like Fairchild Tropical Garden, but beware of flooding if you choose to take the short offshoot that runs to the beach at Matheson Hammock Park. According to Traillink, cyclists can also connect to the 2.7 mile Biscayne Trail from Cutler’s southern point for a longer ride and views of the bay. Watch out for roots though- this beautiful trail is well-shaded, but it can definitely be a bumpy ride.

Key Biscayne/Rickenbacker Causeway

From the second you roll onto the Rickenbacker, you’re in for a treat. This highway connects mainland Miami to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne, and it’s as runner, walker, rollerblader, and cycle-friendly as it gets. Painted bike lanes grace the shoulders on both sides of the road, with the right-hand side (if you’re heading toward the Keys) boasting a wide, protected sidewalk. At the bridges’ end, the trail is picked up by a long bike and walking path, which spans around 9 miles according to Traillink and promises beautiful views. If you live far but want to explore this path, just take the Metrorail to Vizcaya Station- from there the bridge is a short 5-10 minute ride away.


9Rounds Pembroke Pines
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Studio Highlight: 9Round Kickboxing Fitness in Pembroke Pines

Looking for a flexible, effective, full-body workout? Look no further than 9Rounds Kickboxing. A franchise with many locations around South Florida, 9Round's newest location is in the Flamingo Falls Town Center in Pembroke Pines. 

Looking for a flexible, effective, full-body workout? Look no further than 9Rounds Kickboxing. A franchise with many locations around South Florida, 9Round's newest location is in the Flamingo Falls Town Center in Pembroke Pines. 

The workout:

9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens for all fitness levels. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer. In just 30 minutes you will have finished a full-body workout. Their mission is “Making our members stronger in 30 minutes physically and mentally!"

You should also know:

At typical gyms, your workout relies on a class time or your trainer’s schedule. At 9Rounds, circuits start every 3 minutes. At Stations 1 and 2 you will use dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, jump ropes and other equipment to build strength and stamina. Stations 3-8 are for kickboxing. You will punch and kick heavy bags to build power, double end bags to increase coordination and timing, and speed bags to develop shoulder conditioning and speed. Station 9 is for ab and core.

Workouts change daily so your body is always being challenged. Members also get access to a portal with an online meal planner, videos, and more to help track progress and get results.

What makes 9Rounds unique?

“Firstly, it is only 30 minutes. Secondly, a new round starts every three minutes so there is never a wait to workout. Show up at your convenience, there are no class times. You'll burn up to 500 calories, the workout changes daily, and a trainer is included. Access to 9Round Nutritional Guidance. Our personal trainers take your workout to the next level, so you get AMAZING RESULTS!” said Olga Cameron, owner and trainer at 9Rounds Flamingo Falls.

What do members like best?

  • No class time. 
  • Unlimited workouts. 
  • Trainer shows you how to do each exercise based on your fitness level.
  • Pad/mitts work. 
  • 9Round make me feel like a real champion after my workout is done! 
  • Family, friendly environment. 
  • Heart rate training to stay in your target fat burning zone. 

The extras:

This 9Rounds location has lots of parking.

How to join in:

There is a month to month membership option that gives you unlimited workouts. Gloves, wraps, a heart rate monitor, online meal planner, bag, and water bottle are all included. Drop ins and month to month packages are also available. New members can also do a two-week trial.

Location:

This gym is located at 2104 N Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines. 9Round Kickboxing Fitness is a franchise with other locations across South Florida.

Where to find 9Round Flamingo Falls online:

Instagram: 9Round_flamingofalls

Website: https://www.9round.com/fitness/Pembroke-Pines-FL-x9201


Kamps Fitness KO
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Workout Highlight: Kamps KO by Kamps Fitness

You may already be familiar with Kamps Fitness, the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) group fitness studio, but do you know about Kamps KO? Currently digital only, Kamps KO will be officially launching in-studio on April 1. Here's what you need to know!

You may already be familiar with Kamps Fitness, the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) group fitness studio, but do you know about Kamps KO? Currently digital only, Kamps KO will be officially launching in-studio on April 1. Here's what you need to know.

The workout:

Kamps KO is a boxing inspired workout connecting movement, music, mindset and motivation through shadowbox conditioning and HIIT style strength training. It is a sub brand of Kamps Fitness and was born during COVID-19. Expect a 50 minute beat-driven workout, utilizing exclusive Kamps hand weights that will be sure to knock your heart out.

What makes Kamps KO unique:

"First and foremost, Kamps KO is the perfect complement to the OG Kamps Fitness workout. It's the judgement free, high energy, boxing inspired community anyone could benefit from," said Elena Moffa, creator of Kamps KO. "In addition, Kamps is currently the only studio in Miami to offer our exclusive hand weights, which help pack a mean punch and secure a program unlike any other."

You should also know:

Along with KO, Kamps Fitness also offers both outdoors, in-studio, on demand, and live-streamed traditional HIIT style (half treadmill, half strength training) classes.

Why members love it:

  • The innovation - it is unlike any workout they've ever done.
  • The community - we move together to the beat, as one team.
  • The physical results - whether performance or aesthetically based.
  • The mental clarity - there's just something cathartic about punching.
  • The rhythmic complexity - boxing requires a special kind of mind-body connection.
  • The fun- it's the only "Champ Kamp" requirement.

The extras:

Kamps Fitness prides itself on its pristine cleanliness, spacious lobby, lockers, restrooms and showers. They have fully stocked retail, a partnered juice bar (Ginger and Juice), as well as street parking. Specific to Kamps KO, they are currently the only studio to offer unique mini hand weights that fit perfectly in the palm of any hand. 

How to join in:

KO membership rates are the same as traditional Kamps class rates. You can drop in for $25 a class, or purchase a class pack. Monthly memberships are also available. New clients buy a class and get one week free. Students also get 20% off all packages.

Location: 

In Miami they are located at 5829 SW 73rd Street #5a. There is also a studio location in Madison, Wisconsin.

Where to find Kamps online:

Instagram: @kampsfit or @elena_moffa

Website: https://www.kampsko.com/


Jumping Fitness Miami
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Studio Highlight: Jumping Miami

The concept of using a mini trampoline to workout is something that Michaela Szotkowska says is very popular in Europe but still rare in the United States. Szotkowska, an instructor of Jumping Fitness at Sexy Sassy Strong Studio here in Miami, would love for everyone to embrace their inner child and experience a great workout using trampolines.

The concept of using a mini trampoline to workout is something that Michaela Szotkowska says is very popular in Europe although still rare in the United States. Szotkowska, an instructor of Jumping Fitness at Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness here in Miami, would love for everyone to embrace their inner child and experience a great workout using trampolines.

The workout:

Jumping is a dynamic fitness training system that incorporate high cardio intensity training with low impact and feels more like a party than it does working out. The basis of jumping is a combination of fast and slow jumps, dynamic sprints, and power elements in combination with balancing elements.

What makes Jumping Miami unique:

"Jumping Fitness Class, also known as rebounding fitness, is quite unique. Only a few places are offering this type of class," said Szotkowska. "We are doing big events, parties, and we have so much fun on mini trampoline. My dream is building a big jumping community here."

Member reviews:

"It reminds me childhood, I have so much fun just jumping on the trampoline."

"Jumping fitness is not tied to difficult choreography steps and is suitable for everyone. If you like loud music and energy-boosting type of exercise, you wouldn't miss this class."

"You feel like you are at the party, this energy boost is incredible. I hate jogging, but at the same time I love high cardio intensity exercise."

"Jumping Fitness is a great exercise for me and it is addictive, once you start, you fall in love with it."

How to join in:

You can purchase one lesson, buy a package of lessons or use ClassPass to attend Jumping Miami. New clients can also take advantage of a special offer of 3 lessons for only $19.99.

Location:

1791 SW 3rd Ave, Miami (Sexy Sassy Strong Fitness studio)

There are also outdoor classes held at Forrest Pilates at 936 NW 9th Ct, Miami

Where to find Jumping Miami online:

Instagram: @jumpingmiami

CKO Kickboxing Hollywood Florida
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Studio Highlight: CKO Kickboxing Hollywood

CKO Kickboxing has over 65 franchised locations, including 3 right here in South Florida, and their newest location is in Hollywood. CKO's motto is "Real people use real heavy bags to get real results" and they invite you to come see what their kickboxing classes are all about.

CKO Kickboxing has over 65 franchised locations, including three right here in South Florida, and their newest location is in Hollywood. CKO's motto is "real people use real heavy bags to get real results," and they invite you to come see what their kickboxing classes are all about.

The workout:

CKO Kickboxing focuses on providing intense yet fun 1-hour fitness kickboxing classes. Relieve stress while burning calories, building strength, and increasing your overall muscle endurance. The classes are high-energy and will improve your mental strength in addition to the physical gains. There is no prior kickboxing experience needed and beginners are welcome. CKO Kickboxing also offers personal training, kids classes, and nutrition counseling. 

What makes CKO unique:

"The CKO Kickboxing workout is the only one I've found interesting, fun, and challenging enough to keep me hooked for years. When you work out at CKO, you not only train your body but you train your mind," said said Tony Zitek, MD; owner of CKO Kickboxing Hollywood. "When I started going to CKO regularly, I got stronger both physically and mentally, and I found increased success in all aspects of my life."

The extras:

Participants have access to lockers for storage during class and members get discounts at a number of local businesses.

How to join:

Classes can be purchased individually or as part of a month-to-month or annual membership.

Location:

2000 Harrison St. Suite 6, Hollywood

Where to find CKO Hollywood online:

Instagram: @ckohollywood

Website: ckohollywood.com

barre3 Boca Raton
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Setting The Barre for Total Body Fitness is barre3 in Boca Raton

Barre workouts have been around since the late 1950s as a way for ballerinas to cross-train. However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that it gained popularity in the fitness industry. This dance-inspired, low-impact, high-intensity workout has evolved since then to include elements of yoga and Pilates. It has become quite the popular total body practice for people of all ages. Now barre3 has made its way to South Florida, located at 5030 Champion Boulevard in Boca Raton.

Barre workouts have been around since the late 1950s as a way for ballerinas to cross-train. However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that it gained popularity in the fitness industry.  This dance-inspired, low-impact, high-intensity workout has evolved since then to include elements of yoga and Pilates. It has become quite the popular total body practice for people of all ages.  Now barre3 has made its way to South Florida, located at 5030 Champion Boulevard in Boca Raton.

The all-female-owned franchise was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2008 and now has 160 studios spanning across the U.S., including Florida with locations in Tampa, Orlando, and Boca Raton.  The company was founded on the premise of designing classes that would increase strength, reduce stress, improve balance, and ensure a mind/body connection. 

Rachel Engstrom, Boca Raton’s studio owner, always had a passion for fitness, but it wasn't until she found barre3 that she realized it was more than just a great workout. She first discovered barre3 while living in Washington DC and dreamed of owning her own studio. When she moved to South Florida in 2018 she realized how much she missed barre3 and the feeling that it brought her, so she decided to open the first studio in South Florida bringing this new approach to group fitness, a great full-body workout, and the barre3 community to Boca.

Her studio offers 60-minute classes by highly-trained instructors. Classes involve the use of small balls, resistance bands, and hand weights throughout the class, and focus on proper alignment with a blend of cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance, and core conditioning. Don’t let the word low-impact fool you. By the end of this hour-long class, you will be drenched in sweat after targeting the hips, glutes, abs, and arms. 

Classes are also designed to include modified versions for each move allowing people of every fitness level to participate and embark on their own fitness journey.  This holistic approach is truly felt throughout the class as the instructor guides you through each phase. You can expect some classic dance moves such as plies and static stretches combined with some small-range, isometric movements that will have your muscles shaking and feeling the burn.  Classes end on the mat for some core work and finally a yoga-inspired cool-down for mindful restoration. 

The studio livestreams all of their classes and also offers an on demand library. Currently, the specials for new clients are first class $10, 3 classes for $49 and 2 weeks unlimited for $59.

For more information visit www.barre3.com or find them on Instagram at @barre3bocaraton.