With 365 days of beach weather in Miami, keeping our bods bathing-suit ready is part of the South Florida lifestyle. But with the best new yoga studios and top gyms opening all the time, we needed a guide to keep them all straight. Here are seven perfect local places to stay fit and healthy, melt away calories, and produce feel-good endorphins. We even included general pricing information and ranked each workout on a difficulty scale of 1 to 5.
Technogym at the Gym at Fontainebleau
As an official equipment supplier of the Olympic Games, Technogym’s customized, high-intensity workouts enhance sports performance and overall fitness, Technogym specialist Jacqueline Kasen says. Pro tip: Try geeking out with the mywellness app to plan and track your Technogym workouts.
Difficulty (1-5): 4.
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 866-750-4722; fontainebleau.com/specials/gym-specials; $195 for three personal training sessions.
Forty-five solid minutes of choreographed cardio on a stationary bike, plus high-volume music and high-energy instructors, equals a full-body workout with serious fat burn. Perfect for: Those of us who tend to break out in song during workouts (every class feels like a party).
342 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-740-3600; soul-cycle.com; $30 drop-in plus $3 shoe rental.
The first official gyms of the popular obstacle course Spartan Race, Spartan focuses on functional fitness and athleticism, says Christianne Phillips, 1 Hotel’s director of mind and movement. Those who get bored easily should check it out: Classes are like a fitness playground, rotating through kettlebells, rowers, ropes, free weights, medicine balls and more.
2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 866-615-1111; 1hotels.com/south-beach/spartan-gym; $20 drop-in.
Isolate muscle groups via intense, low-impact training — the best of the best, says Derek DeGrazio, managing partner and trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp Miami. We love ordering our protein shake from the onsite Fuel Bar to enjoy post-class on the outdoor patio at the new midtown location.
3250 Northeast First Avenue, Miami; 786-725-5791; barrysbootcamp.com; $30 drop-in.
Barre exercise makes the body look great. Your thighs get longer and leaner, your butt lifts, and your abs get more flat and toned, says Fred DeVito, founder of Exhale Spa and their proprietary Core Fusion class. Exhale gets bonus points for its luxurious locker rooms, amenities and spa menu with results-oriented treatments, from sports massage to acupuncture.
10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 305-455-5411; exhalespa.com; $28 drop-in.
Thump Fight Gym
From Brazilian jiu-jitsu to kick-boxing and self-defense, the martial arts are an empowering way to get fit. This is a good workout for families, too. With everything from Crossfit and martial arts for kids to a Silver Sneakers fitness program for seniors, Thump keeps athletes of all ages in shape.
8100 Southwest 81st Drive, Miami; 305-403-7325; thumpfightgym.com; $15 drop-in.
Perfect for when you want to chill out, this Miami Beach yoga studio helps improve cardiovascular fitness, tones the body and calms the mind, studio owner Amy Dannheim says. We love the welcoming vibe and seriously talented trainers.
1824 West Avenue, Suite 9, Miami Beach; tropicalvinyasa.com; $24 drop-in.