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Stay Fit and Healthy in Miami: My Top 3!

Stay Fit and Healthy in Miami: My Top 3!

Following up on last week’s blog post about wellness and my favorite healthy spots in Miami. Today, I’d like to talk about sports which is a major aspect of living in Miami. Our sunny and beautiful days make it much easier for us, “Miamians”, to take away an hour of our day and spend it outdoors, playing tennis, running, doing yoga, or just taking a class in one of the hip gym studios around the city to stay fit and healthy!

Here are my 3 top recommendations on places to go to get a sweat and people to do it with:

1- Class Pass

I am addicted to this new membership. Once you get the app on your phone, it connects you with the best fitness studios in the city. $109 a month is what I pay for unlimited classes! This app is perfect for people who are in different neighborhoods every day, and who don’t want to get bored with their workout routine.

For now, I love Brickell Power Hour @ The Cage, Megaformer class @ NuShape Downtown, and Pilates Pro @ Pilates ProWorks.

If you’d like to give it a try, they are running a 1-month promotion for $19/month giving you access to 5 classes of your choice. Check it out.

2- Fabien Blanc: Personal trainer

If your thing is to work out outdoors all the time, Fabien is the perfect personal trainer to train with. He generally likes to train in South Pointe, Flamingo Park and Palm Island. His workout routine changes every time. He has a very positive energy and will push you to do your very best! You can follow Fabien on Instagram and check out his website.

2- Dani: Yoga instructor

Yoga is another big component of my workout. I love a few studios around the city . Love Life Wellness Center in Wynwood, Green Monkey  in Miami Beach and Prana Yoga in Coral Gables. But my favorite yoga session is with Dani, a super cool yoga teacher. She works in a few studios but also gives private classes. Weather permitting, our yoga class is right on the water in Brickell! She is professional, has a passion for health and wellness. Her positive and calming energy makes the hour I spend with her spiritual and energizing at the same time. You can follow her  on instagram or on Facebook.


Best Miami Healthy Juice Bars and Wellness Eateries

My favorite healthy juice bars and wellness eateries around Miami

Miami, following Los Angeles’ trend, is starting to see a rise of super healthy juice bars and wellness eateries. Many of these cafes go well beyond just serving nutritious and high-quality food and beverages. It’s about feeling comfortable and inspired while eating. My favorite ones offer comfortable seating, free WiFi, and very cool music playlists. “Green is the new Black”, they say.

We all have our favorite spots but these are my top 3, in no particular order:

1- Jugo Fresh
I like this juice bar because it is conveniently located in multiple Whole Foods Markets (I go to 3 of them: South Beach, Brickell and South Miami). Their cold-pressed juices are great, but I love their smoothies. My daughter’s and mine favorite ones are: “Muy Simple”, which is just almond mylk, strawberry and banana, and “Kaleito”, with apple, celery, spinach, parsley, lemon, kale and banana.

2- Dr. Smood, 5801 Sunset Drive, South Miami, 33143
I enjoy being in this cafe, working a couple of hours while eating and drinking. “Smart food for a good mood” is their motto. I love their live juices, their raw oatmeal, tuna sandwich and their quinoa salad (I add avocado to it). The one I go to is conveniently located 5 minutes away from my kids’ school. A new exciting location for Dr. Smood will be in the Brickell City Center, opening in just a month!

3- Dirt, 232 5th street, Miami Beach, 33139
I am often in South Beach so this one is a definite gem of the area. It is a clean eating/great taste farm-to-counter eatery. My favorite items are: avocado toast (on a yummy Zak the Baker bread), curried cauliflower bowl (you can add quinoa-crusted fish of the day), detox salad with roasted beets, fennel and goat cheese (you can add butcher’s cut steak) and dragon fruit bowl with dragon fruit, banana, pineapple, house made almond + brazil nut mylk, blueberries, kiwi and granola.

Whats’s your favorites spots and why?

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Miami Q2 2016 Key facts: Real estate, economy…

Miami Economy and real estate market key facts


Whether you already live in Miami, have invested there, or are thinking about it, we figured we would share some interesting key facts to keep in mind:

Miami Economy & Business Development

  • Most desirable US cities among Americans: Miami ranks #5 (Harris Poll)
  • Most desirable US cities among 18-35 y.o: Miami is #4. More here.
  • Record 1,000 new residents/day moving to Florida (US Census report here.)
  • Record employment numbers for Miami-Dade in November 2015, adding more jobs than any other states, except Texas.
  • Florida ranked #1 in the country with 35,200 jobs that month. Texas is #2 with 17,000 jobs! More US Bureau of Labor Statistics click here.
  • Top 3 sectors adding the most jobs in past 12 months: Leisure/Hospitality (+5%); Education & Health Services (+2.2%); Professional & Business Services (+1.7%). Full ranking by Beacon Council available here.
  • Miami Airport record breaking 44 million passengers in 2015 vs. 41M in 2014. (more here)

Miami Real Estate Market

  • South Florida home value grew by 8.1% in 2015 (more here)
  • US Most expensive home sold: $60M, Penthouse, Faena House, Miami Beach. Check out top 10 here. (Click here)
  • Miami is the 9th most expensive rental market in the US (full ranking here)
  • North America’s only super-yacht marina just opened in Miami (Watson Island). $600M Hotels & retails is next click here.
  • David Beckham’s $200M 25,000-seats soccer stadium almost a reality in Overtown, just West of Downtown! Full Presentation
  • Brickell City Center, Miami’s most important development, will open this year and seal Brickell as a very unique neighborhood: Live, Work, Play. Latest renderings and list of tenants, click here.
  • Downtown Miami rebirth makeover is underway with Flagler Street restoration, the 30 acres Miami World Center, and All Board Miami fast train station linking Miami to Orlando and beyond…

N.B. Latest 2015 Q4’s real estate & tourism data are not yet available. We’ll share in a month or so.

Special Thanks to The Freud Group for gathering these info.