Of course your New Year’s resolution is to burn off those pounds you gained during Christmas. And Thanksgiving. And Halloween, Labor Day, summer vacation, Memorial Day, May Day, Secretary’s Day, Easter, etc…. Try something new this year at one of these new fitness offerings that promise to help you get your mojo back.
The Fairmont Turnberry Isle has teamed up with Pure Pilates to provide resort guests, club members and locals with a Romana Pilates® studio that features top-of-the-line Gratz equipment within its Willow Stream Spa. Pure Pilates at Fairmont Turnberry Isle is overseen by owner and certified instructor Karen Winselmann. Private lessons and group classes are available Sunday through Saturday by appointment only. Mat classes are kept to a maximum of six people.
Pure Pilates at Fairmount Turnberry Isle, 19999 West Country Club Drive. To book a class or private session, call the Willow Stream Spa at (305) 933-6930.
Miami Beach resident Sherri DiMarco has brought the latest fitness craze that’s been tightening butts and lengthening thighs from LA to the East Coast to a storefront in South Miami. The Bar Method is a low impact, high intensity workout the fuses ballet movements, pilates techniques, calisthenics and a little bit of torture (joking) to squeeze those flabby derrières into shape. If you need any proof of how well the method works, have a look at founder Burr Leonard’s fabulous physique; she occasionally swings by Miami to check in.
The Bar Method, 5734 Sunset Dr., 2nd Floor, South Miami; 305-668-7738; find schedules at miami.barmethod.com.
Sounds like a retro, ’70s-style spinning class? Not really. SoulCycle is a combination of inspirational coaching, great music and a full body workout on the bike. Not only do riders burn calories, get an intense 45-minute cardio workout, but using the SoulCycle® Method, they simultaneously tone their upper bodies using hand weights and do core exercises. Cyclists ride in candlelight, with a life-size black and white mural of an open road behind them. That will make you feel like you are doing a little soul searching as you sweat.
Mondrian Hotel, 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-514-4955.
Sunday, January 23 is National Yoga Day and Ayama Yoga in Aventura celebrates with free classes to the masses all month long. Throughout the month of January, new students can drop in for any morning, evening or weekend class “gratis”. In addition, Ayama will offer new students 30% percent off all packages (including 10, 20 and unlimited weekly or monthly classes). Students who attend class on January 23 receive a gift card for a complimentary Aveda pedicure from the Seven Seas Spa in Sunny Isles Beach.
Ayama Yoga Center, 2624 N.E. 188th St., North Miami Beach; 305-932-7755. For a full schedule click here.
Green Monkey is reproducing like rabbits. It’s third yoga studio is set to open in Midtown this month to offer another destination for Midtown yogis. For more information about Green Monkey’s latest location visit their newly designed website
www.greenmonkey.net, call them at 305-763-8747 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Monkey Midtown, 3301 NE 1st Ave, Miami; 305-763-8747.
Kitty Kat Pole Dancing in Midtown Miami is hosting two workshops with World Champion pole dance artist, professionally trained dancer and Cirque du Soleil performer Felix Cane. Felix’s will help fitness fanatics boost their confidence and channel their inner vixen while they whittle their waistlines. The workshops take place on Thursday, January 20:
Strut, Spin & Floor Sequence at 7 p.m.
Learn how to stylize your walk to, from, and around your pole, turn basic spins into crowd pleasers with stylized body language and head flips, and develop a connection from the pole down to a slinky, smooth, seamless floor sequence. 60 minutes, the cost is $99
Tricks & Combos at 8:30 p.m.
Learn featured trick and inversion combinations, leg hangs with gravity defying signature combos including handsprings and a how-to tutorial on new material. 60 minutes, the cost is $99.
Kitty Kat Pole Dancing Studio, 3449 NE First Ave., Miami; 305-799-9456 or www.kittykatpoledancing.com.
JetSet Pilates offers the latest innovative Pilates workout – the custom-made SPX Fitness Megaformer™ machine. The Megaformer is a highly evolved Pilates reformer machine that integrates the key elements of resistance and counter-resistance in a sequence that allows for a period of zero gravity at peak muscle contraction. With the ability to perform over 300 exercises on each machine, no class is ever the same.
JetSet Pilates, 110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; for more information and class schedules, please visit www.jetsetpilates.com.