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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.

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Secret spots in Miami From Yoga to Restaurants!

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My selection of my top 5 hidden destinations or secret spots around Miami

A a realtor I drive a lot – 2-3 hours a day! – , I walk a lot, and therefore I have a chance to discover many difference places our city has to offer! That said, my clients often ask me to share my favorite spots, so here are some of them, in no particular order:

1. The Kampong – National Tropical Botanical Garden
4013 Douglas Road, Miami 33133

Located in Coconut Grove at the banks of Biscayne Bay, Kampong (Malaysian word meaning group of small houses) is an impressive garden where more than 2,000 tropical and aromatic plant species grow. It has been originally planted by famous horticulturist, David Fairchild, who in 1916 bought a property along with his wife Marian and turned it into his winter home.

Today, visitors can enjoy a truly magical tour through its gardens and can visit Fairchild’s house and studio. The place offers visits given by guides, who have studied the history of The Kampong and of each of its plants.


2. Boater’s Grill @ No Name Harbor
1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne 33149

Boater’s Grill is a restaurant which overlooks No Name Harbor, a natural Harbor located within the boundaries of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

It has a casual ambiance with a very local crowd. Perfect if you are craving for an ice cold beer paired with a ceviche or a seafood paella. You will definitely feel miles away!


3. Muyumi Sushi
56 NW 29th street, Miami 33137
To reserve find it on RESY

This converted FedEx delivery truck has only six seats and brings omakase sushi (Chef’s menu) to hip Wynwood in one of the most unique settings ever. It is the freshest catch in town. Fish changes daily and it ranges from local & Pacific waters to Alaska. A very special experience: 40$ or $60 course selection.

4. Love Life Wellness Center

584 NW 27th street, Miami 33127
Love Life is one of my favorite places in Miami. It has renewed my love of yoga.
It is a hip yoga studio in the heart of Wynwood with amazing teachers. This studio offers challenging yoga classes (hot yoga are the best!), acupuncture, massages and it has a delicious cafe which provides juices, salads, wraps, all plant-based, organic & local.

5. Pilates H2O

2476 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove 33133

Melina Cherry, owner of an indoor paddle fitness studio, SUP Workout, and Christa Gurkha, owner of Pilates in the Grove, mixed their two passions and created a new workout, Pilates H2O.

SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and Pilates go hand in hand: concentration, balance, proper breathing, relaxation and a sense of adventure. You work out your whole body  and since the platform is unstable there is a whole new element of core strength and intense focus, taking a traditional Pilates practice to an entirely new level. It is open to all ages and fitness levels, from 9 to 10:15 a.m on Saturdays at the U.S. Sailing Center.