Cool, New Miami Workouts

 

By Josie Gulliksen and Yours Truly

No need to get bored with your workout routine — miles on the treadmill or bicycle, circuits on the elliptical or hours a week pumping iron. There are more creative ways to get your cardio, strength training and balance building fitness in. Read on about five fitness studios offering cool, new Miami workout options.  And if you missed it, here are others we wrote about in January (click here).

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Fun Workout Ideas:”New Year, New Me”

It’s that time of year again! And by that, we mean it’s January, when we all set those health and fitness resolutions that we’re sure we’re going to keep this time. But instead of following the trend and getting bored with exercise early, check out Miami’s bevy of cool, fun ways to break a sweat that might just keep you hooked. Read below for six of our favorites! Workout Miami!
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Wellness Getaway+ Indulgence

Feeling like you want to start 2019 on a healthy note, get in shape physically, spiritually and mentally, and in great style? Here’s a terrific opportunity, and readers get a 25% discount off of the all inclusive rates (so everything costs less)! The scoop: From January 24 – 26, the posh 5 star Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s West Coast will host its 2019 Wellnessing Getaway with industry leaders, healthy cooking and nutrition workshops, tools for practical meditation, yoga and fitness classes, and much more. Want to combine it with indulgence? There are five gourmet restaurants on site including one headed up by a two star Michelin chef, uber luxe suites, private butler service and premium liquors and fine wines (plus a tequila and mezcal bar) . All that is included too.
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Things to Do Miami – Sept.

We’ll keep you busy with our monthly picks of things to do Miami. This month there’s everything from a historic cruise and the Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience, to a wine train, exciting film festivals and even yoga by the ocean. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City? Try one of the eight events listed below. We love them—and we think you will, too!
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Wellness Getaway with Top Pros

Want to get in shape for “the season”, one on one with the country’s top pros? The “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its annual Wellness Getaway from September 5th to 9th. Better yet, I’m offering readers a friends and family discount of 25% off of published rates! You fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport, just 25 minutes from the resort. On tap are complimentary sessions led by industry leaders, a Medicine Reading Ceremony from “fashion’s favorite healer”, Spa Atelier self-discovery workshops, juice therapy, different kinds of Yoga, cooking classes, and other mindful wellness activities.Live in luxury, enjoy foodie worthy cuisine at four gourmet restaurants, top service, beachfront location, and impressive spa. Can’t make these dates, watch for a wellness getaway in Cabo San Lucas later this year.
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Miami Spa Month 2018

It’s that time again, spa lovers! Miami Spa Month 2018 when spa treatments and services typically costing $200+ are reduced to set prices as low as $109 along with value added features ranging from fitness classes, and extra treatments to your own tiki hut on the beach. New this year is hot addition, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club. We’ve narrowed down all the offerings and curated a list of ten just for you. Happy Spa Month or actually months since it’s for July and August.
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Wellness Travel with Miami’s Own Food Stars

Need to de-stress? Want to get in shape for “the season” or just learn new tools for delicious, and healthy eating and lifestyle? Miami’s own food stars and friends, Robyn Webb, culinary instructor at the Wellness Center of the University of Miami and Wok Star Eleanor Hoh will work their culinary magic and teach new skills at upcoming wellness weeks at Grand Velas Resorts luxury all inclusive resorts in the Riviera Nayarit and Los Cabos along with Rebecca-Louise, an international fitness personality and adventure traveler . And how about this – wellness seminars, fitness sessions, juice therapy, spa, therapeutic concerts, personal trainer, and a two star Michelin chef from Amsterdam .Guests can opt to stay in one of the resorts wellness suites designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible with everything from complimentary massage and special amenities. The Wellness travel getaways will be held from October 4-7 at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and November 22 – 26 at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Plus, I’m offering readers a 25% discount!
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L’Aquabiking, From Paris to Miami

Chiara De Luca, an actress and film producer who lived in Paris, got hooked on a favorite workout activity of the French — l’aquabiking. It seems aqua cycling is all the rage in France and in Italy, which doesn’t seem far fetched considering the culture of cycling in Europe. So she came to Miami and opened ElementAqua, a studio in Little River devoted exclusively to aquatic fitness with a focus on aquacycling. The appeal of water exercise is it builds endurance as a cardio experience, but as the water supports the body weight, it reduces stress on joints. Burns lots of calories too. And then there’s aquazen for mind and body.
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A Leading New Spa at 1 Hotel & Homes

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is becoming one of the hot spots in town, almost always “buzzy”. They keep upping the ante, first snagging Tom Colicchio to oversee their restaurant, then getting a top New York boutique to move in, going after the cool crowd with the rooftop pool and restaurant Watr (see my writeup on Sunday Funday), and most recently, opening the first US outpost of luxe UK Bamford Haybarn Spa.
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