Dr. Mike reveals how he stays South Beach fit and selfie-ready

Dr. Mike is a part-time Miami Beach resident.

With Mikhail “Dr. Mike” Varshavski‘s busy medical career, more than 2.5 million Instagram followers and enviable extracurriculars — he works out like an elite athlete, has friends as gorgeous as he is and has dated Miss Universe — he seems to have mastered the work-life balance. In fact, that’s what drew the good Doctor Mike to social media in the first place: “I wanted to show students that you don’t have to give up your life and your hobbies to study medicine,” Dr Mike tells INDULGE. Today, the Russian-born New Yorker named Sexiest Doctor Alive by People magazine is finishing his medical residency in New Jersey but spends one weekend a month in Miami Beach, where he and his father co-own an apartment. He’s also using his strong social-media game for good: Varshavski’s foundation, Limitless Tomorrow, gives grants to students who might not qualify for academic scholarships. Here, the 27-year-old shares his local Miami picks for staying fit and selfie-ready.

Best gym in Miami?

Miami gym Anatomy at 1220
Anatomy at 1220 in Miami Beach.

ANATOMY AT 1220 “I go here with a friend who’s a real workout buff. I like the atmosphere — it feels really raw and engaging. It brings the CrossFit mentality to a regular gym, which is two great worlds coming together.”

1220 20th Street, Miami Beach; 786-213-1220; anatomyat1220.com.

Dr. Mike’s orders

Miami juice bar
Juice Lab Miami.

JUICE LAB “I like to drink my juice immediately after a workout, because that’s the best time to have your sugars. The ingredients here are really fresh. The pineapple, green apple and kale blend is my favorite.”

1819 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-534-7626; facebook.com/gimmiejuice.

Special spa splurge

Miami Spa
Hammam at The Standard Spa in Miami Beach.

THE STANDARD “I’ll occasionally visit for a full-day relaxation experience — only if I’m coming off a really rough week in New York. I like the hammam, hydrotherapy and a deep-tissue massage.”

40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-673-1717; standardhotels.com.

Top Miami Beach salon

miami hair salon
Leo at IGK Salon.

LEO IZQUIERDO AT IGK SALON “It’s this little hair salon hidden inside the SLS South Beach. I go to Leo, who does the best haircuts for men and women — and he travels all over the place, so I can sometimes catch him in New York.”

1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-455-1431, slshotels.com/southbeach.

Best Miami clubs

Miami club
Wall in Miami Beach.

WALL LOUNGE AND LIV “It’s important to have a good social life. I go out in Miami as a form of relaxation. I like Wall at the W Hotel. Occasionally I’ll go to LIV at Fontainebleau, but only if I really want to celebrate something big — a birthday, graduating medical school, reaching 2 million followers…”

Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-938-3130; wallmiami.com; and LIV, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-674-4680; livnightclub.com.

 

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