Here’s a list of the finest fitness facilities in a city where the temperature is hot and the natives are hotter.
This longtime institution located in the heart of Coral Gables was re-opened by power couple Alex and Carolina Pirez just under a year ago, and has since earned an impressive following of devout fitness pros and novices alike. And most recently, Body&Soul has announced a highly-anticipated partnership with six-pack guru (and Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer) Tracy Anderson. For more information on Anderson’s weeklong detox program debuting in November at Body&Soul, just dial 305-441-BFIT.
2 Base Gym
Founded by the owner of Pure Therapy and Warren Tricomi salon’s Miami outpost, Evan Kaye, Base Gym offers its elite members a VIP fitness experience that combines hardcore workouts with wellness practices. The gym also recently announced an eclectic lineup of group exercise classes. Visit basegymmiami.com for the weekly schedule.
3 Flywheel Miami Beach
Founded by Ruth Zukerman, this indoor cycling experience revs up your competitive juices by incorporating a racing component that has you going head to head with fellow riders. At Flywheel’s Miami Beach outpost, instructor Aleah Stander has created something of a cult of cycling enthusiasts that are utterly obsessed with her particular teaching method.
4 Exhale Spa
Situated in the heart of Downtown Miami and inside one of the area’s most attractive properties, Epic Hotel and Residences, Exhale Spa offers a mind-meets-body experience by fusing ballet methods, breathing exercises and core concentration. The range of group class offerings includes Music Yoga Flow and Core Fusion Bootcamp.
5 David Barton Gym
Built on three fundamental business practices (bottling the emotion, helping members get the bodies of their dreams, and doing the exact opposite of what other gyms are doing) David Barton’s Miami location has built a loyal following by delivering a fitness facility that is world’s apart from your average gym. Here, you’ll find a fine group of gym goers taking back-to-black group classes day and night.