Tucked quietly away on the Miami River sits Ferrino Sports Fitness Club, the site of my latest assignment. Originally from Recife, Brazil, Eduardo Ferrino grew up an athlete in Track and Field, Olympic Weight Lifting, Muay Thai and was a World Champion Shot Putter.Ferrino chose the South River location in 2014, because he wanted a unique space that fit his vision away from the usual corporate gym concept. Mission accomplished.
This beautiful airy space enables clientele to connect with nature and get away from the city atmosphere. The striking river view provides a unique backdrop and continuous fresh breeze that is both uplifting and inspiring, keeping you moving during a workout. If the space looks familiar, it's because you may have spotted it during an episode of Ballers, with Miami's own, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.Driving to the facility was an adventure in itself. Passing the historic shipyards, buildings and cargo ships sailing through the river, I finally found Ferrino Sports Fitness Club, where I met Kate Hastings, trainer and group fitness class leader.Clients are offered comprehensive tests, advised to take blood tests and are trained carefully from the foundation up. Aside from the group fitness class, the facility boasts an Olympic Weightlifting area, 65-yard artificial turf, boxing and Muay-Thai area and a massage/chiropractic room.
But I was there for their daily bootcamp class, Ferrino’s Fit Camp. Kate’s coaching technique was encouraging and enthusiastic. She kept us moving the whole time putting us through various drills. Her focus for us in class was to set reachable goals, to stay inspired and develop strength & agility through functional movements. It’s important for her to encourage everyone participating in the class to act as a team and create a flowing energy.Ferrino Sports Fitness Club is open Mon thru Sat with Ferrino’s Fit Camp offered Monday - Thursday at 7:00pm and Saturday at 10:00am. For more information, visit http://www.ferrinosports.com/