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Studio Highlight: F45 Training Midtown Miami

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

The experience:

As one of the fastest growing gym chains, 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 Midtown emphasizes team training with trainers available to demonstrate each exercise with modifications or progressions, accommodating any skill level. It is as close as you can get to personal training in a group atmosphere.

What makes F45 Training unique:

The group workouts are fast, fun, and results-driven!

How to join in:

F45 Midtown is offering 3 classes for free. They also offer 2 weeks of classes for $40 to really test out the workouts and make it a routine. There are also individual drop-in classes or weekly passes, and class packs.

Location: 

They are located at 2816 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami. There are also other F45 locations across South Florida.

Where to find F45 Training Midtown Miami online:

Instagram: @f45_training_midtownmiami

Website: f45training.com/midtownmiami


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

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6 Miami Gyms and Studios We're Excited About Right Now

A variety of new gyms and studios have opened in Miami over the past few months. In case you haven't been keeping up, here are six that we are excited about joining the neighborhood!

A variety of new gyms and studios have opened in Miami over the past few months. In case you haven't been keeping up, here are six that we are excited about joining the neighborhood!

1. City Zero Miami

In the heart of Miami comes a unique, 4-story fitness center that includes state-of-the-art equipment, group fitness classes, and even an open-air rooftop. This boutique gym has the mission of promoting physical activity, positive mindset and healthy nutrition and they welcome everyone to join the culture!

Location: 591 SW 8th St, Miami

2. Lifetime Coral Gables

Here you’ll find 80,000 square feet dedicated to the pursuit of healthy living. This includes an expansive fitness floor, cycling and Pilates/yoga studios, a pool deck, and a poolside bistro.  Whether you choose personal or group training, you can keep your workouts fresh here.

Location: 237 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables

3. AKT Midtown Miami

Take one of four different class modalities at this studio. AKT is a full body workout that combines cardio dance intervals with strength and toning. Classes range from a mix of low rep/high weight to improve muscular strength, and high rep/low weight to improve muscular endurance.

Location: 3407 NE 1st Ave, Miami

4. Fitbox Method Brickell

With another location in Edgewater, Fitbox Brickell is expanding their boxing community. The classes combine high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with circuit training, to ensure that class never feels boring.

Location: 1111 Brickell Ave, Suite 105, Miami

5. YogaSix Midtown Miami

Yoga and fitness classes here address the complete needs of your body in movement and intensity to conquer plateaus, continually progress, and repair itself. Find classes that are slower and faster paced, as well as heated classes.

Location: 3900 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

6. F45 Coral Gables

The goal here is for workouts to use different energy systems for a maximum burn. In just 45 minutes,  workouts will use plyometric movements, timing, and tempo to blast both your aerobic and anaerobic systems, for muscle building and metabolism boosting.

Location: 5958 S Dixie Hwy 2nd floor, South Miami

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Tremble Pilates Opens New Studio Location in Brickell

Local Pilates studio TREMBLE is opening their seventh location on Tuesday, November 30. Learn more about the workout and the classes below!

Local Pilates studio Tremble is opening their seventh location on Tuesday, November 30. Learn more about the workout and the classes below!

The experience:

Tremble is a high intensity, low impact 50 minute workout the combines the best of cardio, strength training, and Pilates all in one.

What makes Tremble unique:

"Our workout is not for the weak. It pushes you mentally and physically and though it is a full body workout," said Aryan Rashed, Tremble CEO and owner. "No workout strengthens your core the same way. We promise to make you TREMBLE."

Another way that they are unique?

"We are not in the business of fitness, we are in the business of people and we want people feeling and looking great. We are here to make a mark on the community," said Rashed.

You should also know:

Tremble is thrilled to be opening the doors to their 7th location and even more excited to be opening their doors to the community after the pandemic. Rashed said, "We feel very fortunate for the support and ability to grow and be surrounded amongst a community who firmly believes in what we do and what we are about."

The extras:

Fun Tremble merch - including Tremble socks and apparel you can rock both inside and outside the studio. They also have two hour complimentary parking with validation at the Brickell studio.

How to join in:

There are class packs, monthly unlimited, drop-ins, and monthly deals to fit whatever way you want to incorporate Tremble into your lifestyle and schedule.

Location: 

Find them at 1060 Brickell Avenue M3/105 in Brickell, Miami. They also have six other locations - North Miami, Midtown, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, South Miami, & Coral Gables.

Where to find Tremble online:

Instagram: makeittremble_

Website: www.makeittremble.com

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Planet Fitness Opens in Miramar, Making it the 20th Club in South Florida

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has opened a new location in Miramar, FL.

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., has opened a new location in Miramar, FL.

Planet Fitness’s new location is near retailers including Five Below, Publix, Ross, and CVS, located at 12531 Miramar Parkway 

The new facility occupies 16,000 sq. feet of space and offers state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, tanning booths, Total Body Enhancement booths, and more.

“Planet Fitness Miramar marks the 20th club in South Florida for our Franchise group, and we’re excited to continue our growth in this market with more clubs coming in the near future,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing, PF Atlantic Holdings, LLC, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “Finding the right gym can be intimidating, but Planet Fitness aims to make fitness accessible, affordable, and Judgement Free for everyone, as well as safe and squeaky-clean with our spacious clubs. We’re excited to offer the Miramar community a brand-new club with amazing amenities and membership offers.

Planet Fitness has taken several steps to enhance cleanliness policies and procedures to continue protecting the health and wellness of members, employees and the local community by implementing the following safety precautions: 

  • Increased sanitization stations are available throughout the gym floor and members will continue to be asked to wipe down equipment before and after use;
  • Touchless check-in is available via the free Planet Fitness App, simply download the app in advance and scan in at the front;
  • A Crowd Meter on the Planet Fitness App that allows members to check club capacity in real-time before even leaving the house Mask requirements that follow local and CDC guidelines;
  • Mask policies in accordance with local guidelines and more. 

For more information visit www.PlanetFitness.com.

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SAT Soccer Wants to Kick It With Future Soccer Stars

SAT Soccer, which stands for Specialized Advance Training, is the passion of former soccer pro and CEO Ethan Sonis. From sharing tips with a couple of kids to the fully launched SAT Soccer, Sonis loves helping competitive players get even better at the game.

SAT Soccer, which stands for Specialized Advance Training, is the passion of former soccer pro and CEO Ethan Sonis. From sharing tips with a couple of kids to the fully launched SAT Soccer, Sonis loves helping competitive players get even better at the game.

The business:

SAT Soccer is a private training specialist working with professional and elite youth athletes. They focus a lot on the details and making sure their players that extra edge over any other player that they are competing with and working on in game situations to have them operate better on the field.

In addition, SAT Soccer has athletes working with the professional players and adding more value to stars is what they are about. Think of SAT Soccer as the cheat code to players excelling in their environments and providing more value to their clubs.

What makes SAT Soccer unique?

SAT Soccer is unique in that they work game specific and make sure that when the players leave, they are more valuable to their teams and coaching staff.

"Intensity, intensity!" says Sonis.

What do members like best?

They say their favorite part is the game situation drills. SAT Soccer simulates real game scenarios and works on small details to do better in high-pressure moments when it’s in a game environment.

The facility:

Their training facilities have a grass and turf field.

How to join in:

While there are packages and drop-ins available, it is best to set up a call prior to setting a time in order to best understand the needs of each player. SAT Soccer offers group training and private training sessions.

Location:

SAT Soccer has two locations, one at 5140 SW 208th Lane in Southwest Ranches and another at 9617 Park Drive in Miami Shores.

Where to find SAT Soccer online:

Instagram: @satsoccer

Website: www.satsoccer.com

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Former NFL Linebacker Stephen Tulloch Opens Second Circle House Coffee Location in Oakland Park

Business owner and former NFL star Stephen Tulloch celebrated the grand opening of his second Circle House Coffee location on Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park on Saturday, October 30.

Business owner and former NFL star Stephen Tulloch celebrated the grand opening of his second Circle House Coffee location on Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park on Saturday, October 30.  

This launch joins Tulloch’s popular flagship location in Flagler Village, which has been a staple in the Fort Lauderdale community since 2019. The philanthropic and mission-driven coffee shop, in partnership with the Stephen Tulloch Foundation, often partners with other businesses in the community to raise and donate money to local and global charities.

Scheduled to be open seven days a week with drive-thru service, the new 2,000 square-foot Circle House Coffee will serve handcrafted coffees, CBD-infused drinks, hot and iced teas, and sweet treats including cakes, pies and gourmet Mojo Donuts. Food options include delicious house-made sandwiches, wraps, and empanadas with indoor and outdoor seating. Circle House Coffee also offers “drinkable selfies” with foam-printing technology that allows for customizable latte art.

“We are excited to expand the Circle House Coffee initiative to better serve the Oakland Park community,” said Tulloch, who credits coffee for fueling his 11-year NFL career.  “I created a unique brand with a purpose to serve our local and global communities, and the opportunity to be able to give back one sip at a time and make an impact is truly humbling.”

Staying true to Tulloch’s love of java, Circle House Coffee will continue to serve their popular Fifty-Five Signature Espresso which pays tribute to Tulloch’s NFL number 55. Circle House Coffee Oakland Park will also introduce the Magic City Blend, a dark roasted blend perfect for brewing signature South Florida-style beverages including Café con Leche, Cortadito and Café Cubano, as well as two new drip coffee and cold brew blends named the Flagler Village Blend and the Good Vibes Blend.

Circle House Coffee Oakland Park is located at 119 W Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park and is available for off-site and on-site catering.  In addition, the coffee house features an additional 7,000 square feet of outdoor event space available for private events.

For more information visit www.circlehousecoffee.com or follow Circle House Coffee on Instagram and Facebook.

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54D Officially Opens in Miami Design District

Human transformation program 54D opened its new Miami Design District studio today. Located on 3946 North Miami Avenue, the brand new 6,500-square-foot studio marks the brand’s second U.S. location.

Human transformation program 54D opened its new Miami Design District studio today. 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. Additionally, the brand’s online program, 54D ON, will launch a new installment this fall exclusively available to graduates of the original online program.

The new Miami Design District studio is 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.

54D currently has locations in Coral Gables, Fla., Mexico and Colombia. The program is designed to break both physical and mental barriers with a focus on discipline.

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

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Anatomy Announces Expansion to Doral with Fifth South Florida Location

Less than six months after opening their Coconut Grove location, Anatomy has announced plans for an expansion to Doral, their fifth location since opening their Sunset Harbour flagship in 2014.

Less than six months after opening their Coconut Grove location, Anatomy has announced plans for an expansion to Doral, their fifth location since opening their Sunset Harbour flagship in 2014.

“I am humbled by the support we have continuously received as we expand the Anatomy brand,” said Chris Paciello, Anatomy Co-Founder and Co-owner. “As we continue to expand our presence in South Florida, it’s important that we choose locations where we feel we can become part of the community, as community is truly the backbone of Anatomy. I am endlessly proud of the special communities that we have built, and look forward to growing the Anatomy family and creating something wonderful with our neighbors in Doral.”

Located in City Place Doral, the 14,000-sq. ft., location is projected to open during late Spring/early Summer of 2022. This lease marks the beginning of a significant expansion for Anatomy as the brand continues to actively seek new locations.

Earlier this year, the STAY FIT 305 community voted Anatomy as the “Best Gym in Miami,” in large part due to the elevated experience, robust training options and group fitness programming, and high-end amenities at all of their locations. Influenced by sports performance and the science of strength conditioning, Anatomy combines state-of-the-art fitness equipment, proprietary 4-tier personal training system and indoor/outdoor group fitness programming, with recovery and regeneration components including hot and cold plunges, infrared and cold saunas and eucalyptus steam room.

RELATED: The Results Are Here, the #1 Voted "Best Gym in Miami 2021"

“At Anatomy, we strive to bring an elevated and cutting-edge member experience to all of our locations,” said Marc Megna, Anatomy Co-Founder and Co-owner. “From our amazing body architects to our unbelievable group fitness classes, Anatomy is looking forward to bringing what we consider to be the future of fitness to Doral and building a brand new community in this location. We can’t wait for the wellness enthusiasts of the area to join our Anatomy family.”

Club locations include: Anatomy @ Miami Beach: 1220 20th St, Miami Beach, FL | Anatomy @ Midtown: 3415 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL | Anatomy @ 1 Hotel South Beach: 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL | Anatomy @ Coconut Grove: 3385 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, FL.  | Anatomy @ Doral 3450 NW 83rd Avenue, Doral, FL.

For more information visit www.anatomyfitness.com.

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Training Lab Miami Beach Opens in South of Fifth Neighborhood

The Training Lab is celebrating the grand opening of their second location today in Miami Beach. Learn more about why this gym, which originated in New York City, is for those who want to take their fitness to the next level.

The Training Lab is celebrating the grand opening of their second location today in Miami Beach. Learn more about why this gym, which originated in New York City, is for those who want to take their fitness to the next level.

The workout:

The Training Lab is a boutique gym offering barbell based movement classes. They have two main types of classes - Training Day and Strength. Training Day is a face-paced conditioning style class while strength is heavy lifting. The five main barbell movements are bench press, back squat, pull ups, overhead press, and deadlift.

What makes The Training Lab unique?

Daria Daspin, Director of Training, says that The Training Lab is a place where you overcome physical and mental barriers.

"We are a barbell based training facility where like minded individuals come to better themselves," said Daspin. "You will learn everyday and be part of a one of a kind fitness community. The Lab is best described through experiencing"

What do members like best?

Members like being physically challenged daily, but also love that the mentality created within The Labs community is one of a kind.

The extras:

The Lab has brand new Rogue equipment, lockers, and showers that are fully stocked with everything you need. The studio also has retail, a private indoor community lounge, a juice and smoothie bar, bike racks, and a private outside boardwalk.

How to join in:

The Training Lab is a class based facility. There are class packages that are a one time purchase that can be used to sign into class. They also have contracts for 1, 6, or 12 month unlimited memberships. All unlimited memberships have unlimited classes and daily open gym access.

Location:

This gym is located at 212 Collins Ave on Miami Beach. The Training Lab has another location in Midtown in New York City.

Where to find The Training Lab online:

Instagram: @thetraininglab_miamibeach

Website: www.traininglabmiami.com

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Planet Fitness Announces New Location Coming Soon to Davie

Planet Fitness is opening a new location in Davie. Slated to open in early November, Planet Fitness’s new location will be near retailers including Bath & Body Works, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Old Navy, located at 2310 S University Drive.

Planet Fitness is opening a new location in Davie. Slated to open in early November, Planet Fitness’s new location will be near retailers including Bath & Body Works, TJ Maxx, Ulta, and Old Navy, located at 2310 S University Drive.

The new facility will occupy 14,000 sq. feet of space and offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, a 30-Minute Express Circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning booths, Total Body Enhancement booths, and more.

“Planet Fitness Davie marks the 21st club in South Florida for our Franchise group, and we’re excited to continue our growth in this market with more clubs coming in the near future,” said Shannon Meyers, Vice President of Marketing, PF Atlantic Holdings, LLC, a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “Finding the right gym can be intimidating, but Planet Fitness aims to make fitness accessible, affordable, and Judgement Free for everyone, as well as safe and squeaky-clean with our spacious clubs. We invite everyone to visit our presale office to learn more about the amazing amenities we have to offer in Davie and take advantage of our limited-time presale membership offers.”

As an introductory special, members can join now before the club opens for 25 cents down and $10 a month with no commitment during the pre-sale, occurring now through early November. Stop by the presale office located at 1984 S University Drive or join online at www.planetfitness.com/gyms/davie-fl.

Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Membership includes a variety of other benefits, including brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and free fitness training by a certified trainer through the PE@PF ® program.

For more information or to join online, you can visit www.PlanetFitness.com.

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Free Classes All Week at YogaSix Midtown Miami in Celebration of the Grand Opening

YogaSix in Midtown Miami is celebrating their grand opening with a week of free classes. They are inviting everyone to come flow at the newest yoga studio in town, located at 3900 Biscayne Blvd in the Design District.

YogaSix in Midtown Miami is celebrating their grand opening with a week of free classes. They are inviting everyone to come flow at the newest yoga studio in town, located at 3900 Biscayne Blvd in the Design District.

They offer six different class types from hot and powerful to slow and mindful - here's a brief description of the classes you can experience at YogaSix.

  • Y6 101 - The perfect class if you're brand new to yoga, or looking to ease back into your practice.
  • Y6 Slow Flow - A slower-paced (but still challenging) vinyasa class, enjoy more time to transition and experience postures as you flow.
  • Y6 Restore - The ultimate recovery class... slow down, stay low to the ground, and open up the major muscle groups of the body.
  • Y6 Hot - Flow, strengthen and stretch in our set sequence in a heated room. Come hydrated!
  • Y6 Power - A faster-paced, fun and challenging vinyasa class, you'll develop strength, focus and flexibility while having fun.
  • Y6 Sculpt & Flow - Your class to build strength, cardiovascular health, and endurance by using dumbbells, bands & bodyweight exercises.

YogaSix also has a location in Aventura at 18825 Biscayne Blvd. Learn more about YogaSix at www.yogasix.com or on Instagram at @yogasix_miamimidtown.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

*Photo Credit: Kerry Foley - @kerrfoley

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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
rendering of future 54D store front location
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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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