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7th Annual SEED Food and Wine Festival Returns to Miami This November

Plant-based SEED Food and Wine Festival is coming back to Miami for its seventh year November 3 through 7, coinciding with World Vegan Month. After a year-long hiatus due to COVID, SEED Week is back with a bang, boasting an extensive line-up of incredible events including the famous Plant-Based Burger Battle™, the bustling Festival Day, upscale celebrity chef dinners, workshops, wellness and more, all showcasing the best in sustainable, luxurious, plant-based living.

Ranked 3rd in USA Today’s “Top 10 Best Wine Festivals,” SEED is the premiere plant-based food and wine festival in the U.S. since 2014. SEED is more than your average foodie event. SEED is a movement dedicated to conscious wellness, offering attendees an array of options in the lifestyle space that celebrates the growing plant-based community.

The flagship SEED Festival Day on Saturday, November 6 will take place outdoors for the first time at beautiful Regatta Park in Coconut Grove with unlimited pours and bites included in the admission price.

The festival includes tastings from national and local restaurants, vegan wines, fresh juices, live music, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. SEED will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip (and most of all, delicious!) week of food, cocktails, parties, and industry-led workshops.

Miami's amazing local culinary scene will also be strongly represented. All events are ADA compliant and sign language interpreters will be present at the Festival Day lecture and chef demo stages, as well as handicap accessible seating areas.

SEED is also committed to being a leader in sustainability. They are a Zero Carbon Footprint event and their charity partner is Debris Free Oceans. Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based organization that inspires local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans.

"We're beyond thrilled with the lineup that's shaping up for 2021," says Alison Burgos, co-founder of SEED Food & Wine Festival. "Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be joining us for what we are sure to be the best SEED Week 2021."

For those looking to dig in the deliciousness in advance, SEED will host and participate in several events leading up to the weeklong festival. For more information or tickets, head to seedfoodandwine.com. You can also follow SEED Food & Wine Festival for event updates at @SEEDFW.

Plant-based SEED Food and Wine Festival is coming back to Miami for its seventh year November 3 through 7, coinciding with World Vegan Month. After a year-long hiatus due to COVID, SEED Week is back with a bang, boasting an extensive line-up of incredible events including the famous Plant-Based Burger Battle™, the bustling Festival Day, upscale celebrity chef dinners, workshops, wellness and more, all showcasing the best in sustainable, luxurious, plant-based living.

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Destination Sport Miami to be Multisport $150M Facility

Destination Sport Miami is a $150 million multisports facility planned for Miami-Dade County.

Destination Sport Miami is a $150 million multisports facility planned for Miami-Dade County.

Christopher Corey, a spokesman for the developers of Destination Sport, said it would be the biggest indoor multisports facility in North America at about 820,000 square feet. It would be constructed behind the TopGolf at 11850 N.W. 22nd St., within the Beacon Lakes business park. The location is just west of Florida’s Turnpike and the Dolphin Mall.

Destination Sport boasts Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss for football, Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier for ice hockey, former U.S. Women’s National Team coach Jill Ellis for soccer, All-Star forward Glenn Rice for basketball and All-Star pitcher Livan Hernandez for baseball.

“The athletes involved in this project aren’t just putting their names on it,” Corey said. “They are designing the academy programming that is going on in the facility.”

The features of Destination Sport are designed not only for locals, but are expected to attract people from across the county and around the world for training and competitions, Corey said. The indoor setting will allow people to train and hold events without fear of the South Florida rain or heat, he added.

The facility will include:

  • Two NHL-regulation ice hockey rinks
  • A turf field for football or soccer
  • 18 NBA-regulation basketball courts
  • An esports arena with daily programming
  • 36 volleyballs courts
  • 11 USTA-regulation tennis courts
  • A 15,000-square-foot fitness center
  • A 50-meter Olympic pool
  • A 25-yard warm-water therapy and teaching pool
  • An indoor surfing simulator
  • Several restaurants and cafes with a focus on healthy food
  • 16 party/event rooms
  • A pro shop
  • About 300,000 square feet of flex space
  • About 350,000 square feet for medical, office or retail space

“Now a parent can go to one building and have all of the sports for their children to play,” Corey said. “And meanwhile, the parent can go to the fitness center or the wellness programs or the rejuvenation spa.”

Corey added that the construction process is going "according to schedule." It's expected to take about 24 months to build.

Dan Weber, an executive at Tru North Capital Group, said private capital has been raised for the project to cover its anticipated $150 million cost and the team is currently finalizing the site design with architect Robert Andrus of Andrus Architecture in Rockford, Michigan.

"This is getting more exciting as we get closer to getting it cranked up," Weber said.

In May, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved $2.94 million in incentives for Destination Sport, which was called “Project Phoenix” at the time. The incentive application said the facility would create 229 jobs with an average salary of $63,834 over 10 years.

This was originally published by Brian Bandell for the South Florida Business Journal and can be found here.

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Anticipated City Zero Miami Finally Opens Doors in Little Havana

City Zero Miami - one of the most anticipated Miami gym openings of 2021 - opened it's doors today to guests. Located on SW 8th St. in Little Havana, the ambitious four-floor multicultural gym was built from the ground up, led by Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness.

City Zero Miami - one of the most anticipated Miami gym openings of 2021 - opened it's doors today to guests. Located on SW 8th St. in Little Havana, the ambitious four floor multicultural gym was built from the ground up, led by Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba Fitness.

City Zero Miami features all of the expected bells and whistles of a gym, but the centerpiece is the first floor studio equipped with a professional audio system, elevated stage, ambient lights, and Video LED where guests will take dance and other group fitness classes. Guests can expect to take classes featuring some of the hottest fitness trainers in Miami, along with special cameos from world renowned instructors and influencers.

The group fitness schedule is packed with a number of interesting options that include Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Strong Nation, Booty Bounce, Lift, Treadmill Boot Camp, Shobiz Dance, Strong Nation 30, Urban Street Dance, Full Body Conditioning, Tabata Strength, Total Body Blast, Rebolaxe, Blissfit Flow, Yogaton, Gentle Yoga, Booty Camp, Kettleburn, and Gluteus Mayhem.

On the other three floors, City Zero Miami is packed with premium equipment from Techno-Gym to Gymleco that include cable stations, pure strength, exercise tools, stretching equipment, selectorized machines, stair climbers, treadmills, and more.

“Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle or improve strength, we provide a wide range of classes to help you achieve your goals in a friendly and airy environment,” said Cat Medina, General Manager at City Zero Miami.

The airy environment Medina refers to is the unique interior design that blends an open industrial look, with high-end finishes, massive windows, and beautiful views. Terraces on each floor are open for outdoor training, allowing guests to vary their workout programming while taking in beautiful Brickell, Downtown, and Little Havana views.

City Zero Miami didn’t take any shortcuts in the build out of the gym, packing the space with tons of amenities guests will appreciate. Mens and women’s bathrooms with lockers, towel service, juice bar, and retail can be found. 

A City Zero Miami membership gets you full gym access (machine lofts 2 & 3), and unlimited group fitness classes. Guests will also have options for a Kid Zone Membership and Beto Experience memberships that are sold separately. 

City Zero Miami is currently offering founding members first-looks and perks, along with drop-ins for fitness classes and day passes. City Zero Miami is located at 591 SW 8th ST Miami, FL 33130. More information can be found at www.cityzero.com. Follow City Zero Miami on Instagram at @cityzeromiami.

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Legacy Fit to Host Fitness Weekend at SLS Cancun

Manning Summer and Joe Stempien are inviting Legacy Fit members and fans to join them for a weekend of open-air workouts in the Mexican Caribbean. For 4 days, participants can partake in healthy culinary experiences, workouts, and even unwind with a pool party at the SLS Cancun.

Manning Summer and Joe Stempien are inviting Legacy Fit members and fans to join them for a weekend of open-air workouts in the Mexican Caribbean. For 4 days, participants can partake in healthy culinary experiences, workouts, and even unwind with a pool party at the SLS Cancun.

The event will run from September 23-27 and the agenda looks like this:

  • September 23 -Check In
  • September 24 - 7:00 am workout on the beach
  • September 25 - 5:45 pm workout on the beach
  • September 26 - Brunch and party at the beach club
  • September 27 - Check out

Prices vary from just workouts at $60 per person, to all-inclusive with 4 nights stay, food, workouts, and merch at $17.85.44 per person.

For reservations and more information, email slscancun.events@slshotels.com and reference code NDO21.

Boxer and Trainer at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach
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Floyd Mayweather Highlights Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym, Calling It "Iconic" on Instagram

This week former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather gave a shoutout to Miami Beach's own 5th Street Gym on Instagram. Published to his Mayweather Promotions page, the post asked, "Which gym are you training at? All of these gyms are deservingly legendary in their own right, but which iconic gym would you choose?"

This week former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather gave a shoutout to Miami Beach's own 5th Street Gym on Instagram. Published to his Mayweather Promotions page, the post asked, "Which gym are you training at? All of these gyms are deservingly legendary in their own right, but which iconic gym would you choose?"

There listed with five other gyms across the country was 5th Street Gym. This gym has a rich history in Miami Beach and continues to attract professional boxers when they come to South Florida.

Interested in checking the gym out? Learn more about classes and pricing at 5thstgym.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Renderings of the new 54D Studio to open in the Design District in Miami
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Life Time Living Coral Gables is a Must-Visit Athletic Resort

The ribbon to Life Time Living Coral Gables was cut Monday evening, with fanfare and dignitaries like Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez in attendance.

The ribbon to Life Time Living Coral Gables was cut Monday evening, with fanfare and dignitaries like Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez in attendance.

The next morning, the 80,000-square-foot luxury athletic resort, 25,000-square-foot Life Time Work, and 495 residences, began welcoming guests, to what surely will unfold to be the epicenter of fitness, work, and residential life in Coral Gables.

Life Time Employees and Local Politicians Cutting a Ribbon

Most Miamians only know Life Time through their interaction with the Miami Marathon - an annual event owned and produced by the company. But Life Time is hoping to change that relationship not that the doors have opened to the massive athletic resort located on US1.

“I could not be more excited about the completely new concept we’re bringing to The City Beautiful - and North America - as our first combined Life Time Athletic, Life Time Work and Life Time Living destination," says Gino Santia, director, Life Time Coral Gables. "Never has a development been designed with such a comprehensive healthy way of life in mind, body, and soul - centered around our iconic athletic resort. For nearly 30 years, we have operated premier athletic resorts and, for the first time, “second home” has a new meaning as members truly can live, work, exercise, and play in this amazing development offering a full healthy way of life experience.”

Life Time’s resort and spa offers:

  • One, Two, and Three Bedroom residences
  • Co-Working Spaces
  • More than 70 classes weekly across its dedicated yoga, barre, Pilates, cycle and group exercise studios
  • More than 400 pieces of cardio and strength-based equipment
  • Small group and 1:1 personal training
  • Kids Academy featuring dedicated kids programming and classes
  • LT Recovery featuring compression, massage and physical and chiropractic therapies
  • Outdoor, resort-style, rooftop beach club
  • Full-service LifeSpa and fast-casual LifeCafe

Life Time Living resident benefits include a premier, Diamond Life Time athletic resort membership with access to all Life Time destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with preferred Life Time Work access pricing. 

Pool at Life Time Living Coral Gables

Additional Life Time locations in Florida include Boca Raton and Tampa, with locations under development in Palm Beach Gardens (mid-2022) and The Falls in Miami (opening early 2023).

Located at 237 South Dixie Highway, Life Time Coral Gables is now welcoming new members. For more information regarding features, amenities and floorplans, visit Life Time Coral Gables, or call 786-789-4421. You can also follow LifeTime.Life on Facebook and Instagram and @LifeTime.Living.

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Studio Highlight - F45 Training Coral Gables

We're sure you've heard of F45 at this point, but have you stopped by for a workout before? F45 Coral Gables is here to convince you why you need to come in and experience a workout!

We're sure you've heard of F45 at this point, but have you stopped by for a workout before? F45 Coral Gables is here to convince you why you need to come in and experience a workout!

The experience:

As one of the fastest growing gyms in Miami, F45 highlights exactly what the name stands for, Functional training, or Functional 45 minutes. Within these 45 minutes, by alternating each day with high-intensity cardio, strength, or hybrid formats, they utilize timed intervals to focus on not only building, but maintaining lean muscle as well as promoting fat loss. With over 5,000 rotating exercises, their programming allows them to never repeat a workout and offers variety to build strength, endurance, and confidence with each workout.

You should also know:

F45 Coral Gables emphasizes personal training in a group training environment with two trainers in every class to demonstrate each exercise with modifications or progressions, accommodating any skill-level. Not only do their trainers work to carefully correct form and challenge you, but they create unmatchable energy that gives the studio a special intensity.

The F45 music mixes pump up the studio throughout the week to carry the momentum up to our signature Saturdays when they host an in-house DJ to make your morning sweat feel like a party!

What makes F45 Training unique:

"At F45 Coral Gables we want to build you up, not beat you up.  It all starts with our daily 45-minute strength, cardio, and hybrid sessions, and culminates with our Saturday 60-minute high energy DJ party," said Eddie Matos, Owner of F45 Coral Gables. "Speaking of parties, we get together as a family outside of the studio every couple of months to celebrate wins and each other.  Makes for a truly special community."

Why members love it:

New members love the 2 weeks for $2 trial.  It gives them a full F45 experience while deciding if the studio is the perfect fit.  Members consistently boast about the contagious, unique energy of F45 Coral Gables. It is an energy that makes those 45 minutes not only a workout, but something to look forward to each day. It is what allows them to create more than a gym, but a close-knit community, a family. Not only do they want to see their members grow and succeed, but they believe in celebrating and commending wins.

The extras:

The Coral Gables F45 studio is one of the largest F45s in the US, offering a spacious 3,300 square foot space surrounded by a 360 degree view of South Miami, so it feels like you are working out right under the sun. Rarely is parking ever free in Miami, but at their studio you are likely to find parking free of charge in the lot below us or in the additional parking garage next door.

In the event you need to leave straight to work or any event, they have two showers stocked with all of the necessities (shampoo, body wash, conditioner, deodorant). Additionally, if you ever forget your water or feel low on energy, they offer the option of water, Gatorade, muscle milk, Celsius, Bang, and C4 available for purchase to be sure you are fully fueled, energized, and hydrated.

How to join in:

They are one of the only F45s in the area that offers a 2-week trial. While many gyms offer a trial day or week, for only $2 they offer local South Miami/Coral Gables residents (or surrounding areas) to come try them out for a full 14 days. Following the 2-week for $2 trial, their unlimited membership prices are very competitive.  In addition, they offer many specialty rates for healthcare workers, teachers, military, family, and a killer budget rate for students. For those not looking for a full membership, they offer the option of individual drop-in classes or weekly passes, and class packs.

Location: 

They are located at 5958 S. Dixie Highway, 2nd Floor, in South Miami. There are also other F45 locations across South Florida.

Where to find F45 Training Coral Gables online:

Instagram: @f45_training_coralgables

Website: https://f45training.com/coralgables/home

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Much Anticipated AKT Miami Opens in Midtown Neighborhood

One of Miami’s hottest fitness neighborhoods welcomed a new neighbor this past week, as AKT opened the doors to their new studio in Midtown Miami at 3407 NE 1st Ave., on the street level of the Hyde Midtown Miami building.

One of Miami’s hottest fitness neighborhoods welcomed a new neighbor this past week, as AKT opened the doors to their new studio in Midtown Miami at 3407 NE 1st Ave., on the street level of the Hyde Midtown Miami building. 

AKT Miami has been a much anticipated concept since announcing their arrival to the Miami market back in 2019. AKT, named after original founder Anna Kaiser, is a dance based cardio and wellness brand that brings together a unique combination of toning, interval, circuit, and dance-based workouts to their club style studio.

Walking into the AKT Midtown Miami location, the studio has an elevated feel and vibe, that exudes energy and excitement. The dark colors, neon lights, and high-energy music set the tone immediately for what guests can expect when they step inside the studio.

The space itself has merchandise on display, lockers for storage while you’re sweating, bathrooms, and all the needed amenities you’d expect from a boutique fitness brand.

Once you step inside the studio, you are transported to what feels like the dance floor of LIV or Story, with flashing lights, mirrors, and playlists featuring the latest music from world renowned artists. 

Guests have the option to pick from four different class types - dance, bands, tone, and circuit. No surprise what each entails, but “Bands” is the signature class first timers should try. 

“Bands” is what drew me to the AKT brand,” said AKT Miami owner Maria Van Thienen. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and our guests love it.”

In Bands, you’ll alternate between functional cardio and longer strength intervals that focus on balance, agility, and full-body conditioning as you work all planes of motion. Enjoy bass pumping sound tracks while your highly trained instructor takes you through a heart-pumping workout.

“All of our trainers go through an AKT certification process that teaches them how to lead our uniquely styled classes, and to maximize your workout output,” says Van Thienen. “We are constantly changing out music, choreography, and workout routines so guests never plateau and can always see improvement along their fitness journey.”

AKT Miami has “cancel any time” monthly memberships, and class pack options for sale. Class sizes are roughly 15-20 people depending on the class type. For more information visit https://www.theakt.com/location/miami-midtown.

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Ludlam Trail Announced as New Shared-Use Trail in Miami

Thanks to a million-dollar appropriation from the state of Florida, Ludlam Trail is yet another future outdoor space for residents and visitors to enjoy. The funding will be directed towards the design and construction of the trail, and once completed, the Ludlam Trail will enhance bike safety, mobility, and connectivity for Miami-Dade.

Thanks to a million-dollar appropriation from the state of Florida, Ludlam Trail is yet another future outdoor space for residents and visitors to enjoy. The funding will be directed towards the design and construction of the trail, and once completed, the Ludlam Trail will enhance bike safety, mobility, and connectivity for Miami-Dade.

The trail is proposed to generally follow the north-south alignment between SW 69th and 70th Avenues, within the former Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway right-of-way, running 5.6-miles, between NW 7 Street and SW 80 Street. The project is located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, Florida

The purpose of the Ludlam Trail is to provide a new shared-use trail in Miami-Dade County that will include safe, dedicated, direct pathways for walking, running, and cycling; to encourage active lifestyles and the use of green non-motorized modes of transportation; and to enhance overall connectivity and accessibility between schools, parks, transit stops and residences, workplaces and shopping.

The proposed project supports the vision to provide an interconnected trail system offering transportation alternatives and reducing traffic congestion for a livable, sustainable County. Ludlam Trail will be a vital component of a seamless network of future greenway and water trails connecting to the Metrorail Dadeland North Station to the south and to other planned trails including The Underline/East Coast Greenway, South Dade Trail, Snapper Creek Trail, East/West Trail and Merrick Trail. It will enhance mobility and strengthen connections to neighboring communities, providing increased opportunities for economic development.

Included in the trail proposal are bicycle repair stations designed to include all the tools necessary to perform basic bicycle repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. Also included are trail shelters or rest stops along the corridor to include drinking fountains with both bottle filling as well as pet accessible water stations.

For more information on this project and to help shape the vision, visit bit.ly/ludlamtrail.

UNKNWN Wynwood Miami
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UNKNWN Basketball Court Transformed with South Beach Inspired Painting

UNKNWN launched the Nike LeBron 8 “South Beach” 2021 last week with a curated in-store experience at their Wynwood location.

UNKNWN launched the Nike LeBron 8 “South Beach” 2021 last week with a curated in-store experience at their Wynwood location.

The outdoor courtyard and basketball court have been repainted with pink and teal to commemorate the re-release of the style. The transformation is also in celebration of the release of LeBron James’ movie Space Jam: A New Legacy.

In store, UNKNWN is also showcasing rare and specialty Nike LeBron PE basketball shoes from LeBron James’ personal collection and giving away personalized “Welcome to South Beach” custom photo booth postcards during the release of the style.

Check it out yourself at our upcoming bootcamp class this Sunday at UNKNWN (261 NW 26th Street, Miami). Join STAY FIT 305, UNKNWN, and NOCCO for a morning sweat on Sunday, July 25th at 10:30 AM for an all-levels bootcamp workout, featuring Miami fitness trainers Laura Carolina Gonzalez Marin and Andres Aleman. Get your tickets here before they sell out!

Imagine Farms Little Haiti Miami
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Imagine Farms is Growing Delicious Produce in an Indoor, Hydroponic Farm in Miami

Lettuce lovers rejoice! Taste the difference with Imagine Farms produce, grown right here in Miami with no pesticides or preservatives.

Lettuce lovers rejoice! Taste the difference with Imagine Farms produce, grown right here in Miami with no pesticides or preservatives.

Originally named Box Greens, the company was started in 2016 by two sisters, Cheryl Arnold and Lisa Merkle, who were born and raised in Miami. Lisa was recovering from a life-threatening cancer diagnosis; and Cheryl, a serial entrepreneur had just exited her previous endeavor. While Lisa was recovering from surgeries and chemotherapy, Cheryl was looking towards a brighter future with her sister by researching, designing, plotting, and planning what would eventually become Imagine Farms.

With Imagine Farms, they created an indoor, vertical, hydroponic farm located in Little Haiti. Here they can sustainably grow a wide variety of lettuces, herbs, and microgreens, utilizing technology and minimally impacting the environment. Not only do they use 95% less water than a traditional farm, but there is also no pesticides or harsh chemicals, no food waste, and no agricultural runoff.

"We're an indoor farm, because of the precise growing conditions our greens are flavorful, crisp, and tender," said Lisa.  "Our customers are obsessed!  We never use pesticides or harsh chemicals and deliver salad greens that are ready-to-eat, 365 days a year."

The manifesto of Imagine Farms is to produce large quantities of food within urban cities, minutes from where residents live, work, and play. Distributing in close proximity to where the produce is grown minimizes food miles and reduces food spoilage and food waste.

Some of the produce currently being grown and sold by Imagine Farms includes their Happiness Blend, which is their version of mixed salad greens with romaine, green leaf, red leaf, and crispy, and Butterhead Babes, which is butterhead lettuce that can be used as a lettuce cup for culinary dishes.

Expect to see microgreens, salad turnips, sorrel, white Russian kale, leaf broccoli, and round Paris carrots soon, and they are always open to requests of what else they should grow.

Greater Miami can enjoy the produce within hours of harvest through their subscription with local delivery. The subscription is $18 per week for a pound of lettuce, or $20 a la carte. Deliveries take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and greens can also be picked up directly at the facility.

New subscriptions get their first order free with the promo code Imagine Free at checkout. Visit imaginefarms.com or find them on Instagram at @imagine_farms.

YogaSix Midtown Miami
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Studio Highlight: YogaSix Midtown Miami

Looking for a new place to flow in the Midtown Miami/ Design District neighborhood? Look no further than the new YogaSix studio coming soon!

Looking for a new place to flow in the Midtown Miami/ Design District neighborhood? Look no further than the new YogaSix studio coming soon!

The experience:

YogaSix is a full sensory yoga experience that is energizing, empowering and fun. The studio offers 6 different yoga classes created for all levels, including Y6 Power, Y6 Mix, and Y6 Restore.

Members can choose a class format based on their personal goals. Whether you want to work on challenging poses and physical push, or you want to stretch and relax there is a class for you.

What makes Yoga Six unique:

"My favorite thing about YogaSix is the fact that their classes are adaptable to people of every shape size and experience," said member Johanna Godinez. "It means that every time I get there not only do I learn some thing, I also feel like I belong."

You should also know:

"We have amazing teachers that have been trained to provide a consistent and creative experience every time. Our teachers challenge and encourage our members to grow physically and mentally," said Michelle Abreu, Lead Teacher at YogaSix.

Why members love it:

YogaSix is a welcoming studio that teaches yoga for everyone! Teachers are passionate about their practice and would love to share it with everyone.

The extras:

YogaSix sells yoga retail and also has lockers. While not all classes are heated, they also have a state-of-the-art heating system in their studio.

How to join in:

They offer drop-ins, packages and unlimited memberships. The Midtown location is also offering pre-opening specials including the ability to become a Founding Member and lock in a discounted unlimited membership rate for life.

Location: 

Find them at 3900 Biscayne Blvd in the Design District. They also have a location Aventura at 18825 Biscayne Blvd. While the Aventura location has been open for over a year, the Midtown location is hoping to announce a grand opening date soon!

Where to find YogaSix online:

Instagram: @yogasix_miamimidtown

Website: www.yogasix.com

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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.

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

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.