Activities in Coral Gables

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Up to 50% Off)

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Northeast Coconut Grove

$29.90 $18

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Learn about wildlife, constellations, and scientific principles in 48,000-square-feet museum

City Tour, Everglades Tour, or Tour of City and Biscayne Bay from Safari Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Safari Tours

Bayside Marketplace

$39 $19

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Guides narrate in both English and Spanish as adventurers take in sights from art-deco buildings to swamp wildlife

$20 for $40 Worth of Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers Batting Cages

Sluggers Batting Cages

Tamiami Park

$40 $20

18-pitch rounds help baseball and softball players perfect swings inside cages where machines sling balls toward the plate at 40–80 mphs

Wine-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Wine by the Bay (Up to 53% Off)

Wine by the Bay

Downtown Miami

$80 $41

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Wine and art boutique hosts tastings of top-end Italian and Californian wines paired with cheeses, olives, and other snacks

$14 for a Zoo Package, Including All-Day Monorail Pass, Two Animal Feedings, and a Cup ($28.90 Value)

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

$28.90 $14

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More than 2,000 animals roam exhibits, such as giraffes, parrots and rhinos that you can feed

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bala Vinyasa Yoga (Up to 85% Off)

Bala Vinyasa Yoga

Coral Gables

$175 $28

Seasoned teachers guide students of all levels through poses and breathing exercises that build strength, flexibility, balance, and focus

Two Private and Two Group Lessons for One or Two at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 89% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Coral Gables

$216 $29

Experienced instructors lead novice dancers during private and group sessions

Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Three Groupons for Tokens at Arcade Odyssey (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Arcade Odyssey

Kendall

$12 $7

This arcade's 100+ games, including pinball and obscure Japanese imports, convinced the Miami NewTimes this "nerd mecca" was Miami's best

General or VIP Admission to Terror in the Jungle at Jungle Island, October 2–November 1 (Up to 44% Off)

Jungle Island

Watson Island

$45 $27

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Spine-tingling Halloween attraction features a five-acre park filled with zombies and a 10,000 square-foot haunted house

5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Rina Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Rina Yoga

Multiple Locations

$80 $20

Certified instructors lead a variety of yoga styles seven days a week, helping students of all fitness levels hone strength and flexibility

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Crafts

$199 $59

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

One-Day Family and Friends Pass for Up to Five, or Child or Adult Three-Day Pass from Water Taxi Miami (Up to 51% Off)

Water Taxi Miami

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Boats transport clients to Miami-area locations with access to local hotspots

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for New Students at Dharma Studio ($155 Value)

Dharma Studio

Northeast Coconut Grove

$155 $39

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Down-to-earth instructors lead students of all levels through an eclectic selection of yoga classes

$27 for a Visit for a Family of Four to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival ($50 Value)

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

Northeast Coconut Grove

$50 $27

A pumpkin patch blooms in Miami during a fall celebration with a straw-strewn hay maze, kids' rides and shows, and savory and sweet eats

Eight-Class Beginner Belly-Dance Course or Five Belly2Abs Fitness Classes at Belly2Abs (Up to 75% Off)

Belly2Abs

Miami

$130 $39

Instructors teach basics of belly dancing or fuse belly dancing with strength training during up-tempo fitness classes

$23 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sledge CrossFit ($120 Value) 

Sledge CrossFit

Richmond West

$120 $23

Classes cycle through a variety of yoga poses to stretch out muscles and improve well-being

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Body Image Coral Gables (Up to 67% Off)

Body Image Coral Gables

Coral Gables

$75 $26

All-over body workout with motivating instructors

Eco-Adventure Airboat Tour for One, Two, or Four at Everglades Safari Park (29% Off)

Everglades Safari Park

Everglades Safari Park

$23 $16.49

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Guests take airboat tour of Everglades National Park; tickets host alligator show, trail access, and chance to hold baby alligator, Snappy

One- or Two Month Bootcamp RX or 12-Week Bootcamp Challenge Program at Ed's Boot Camp (Up to 72% Off)

Ed's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Boot camp classes combine speed and agility exercises to work out core muscles, glutes, thighs, and arms

Two-Month Gym Membership or 12 Group Fitness Classes at Downtown Athletic Club (71% Off)

Downtown Athletic Club

Downtown Miami

$345 $99

Membership includes access to a squash court, boxing studio, rock wall, and fitness classes such as spinning, salsa dance, and Zumba

10 or 20 Drop-In Power Yoga Classes from Sami The Yogi (Up to 79% Off)

Sami The Yogi

Miami

$210 $49

Skilled instructor guides students of levels through a series of yoga postures to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

$20 for $80 Worth of Dance Lessons — Hotspot Dance and Production

Hotspot Dance And Production Company

Miami

$80 $20

One month of salsa classes in a Cuban style called "casino." Beginners welcome.

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Kickboxing Miami-Dade (Up to 87% Off)

Kickboxing Miami-Dade

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

High-impact, energizing boot-camp classes help students burn fat and build muscle with cardio and strength-training exercises

$75 for a Two-Hour Semiprivate Sail for One with One Portrait from Sailing on Biscayne Bay ($195 Value)

Sailing on Biscayne Bay

Northeast Coconut Grove

$195 $75

Captain Niño sails throughout Biscayne Bay, unveiling views of Miami, Brickell, and Key Biscayne

Two or Four Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Leo Quintero Music (Up to 63% Off)

Leo Quintero Music

Ojus

$120 $45

Professional guitarist and composer Leo Quintero imparts his six-string knowledge to students of all skill levels

$36 for $120 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Miami International Riding Club

Miami International Riding Club

Miami

$120 $36

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Two or Four Months of Dragon Boat Racing at Dragon Boat Club of Miami (Up to 50% Off)

Dragon Boat Club of Miami

Virginia Key

$20 $11

Experienced dragon boat paddlers build camaraderie and lead rides along the waters of Key Biscayne

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at Steel Edge CrossFit (Up to 64% Off)

Steel Edge CrossFit

Miami

$150 $59

Ever-changing workouts help exercisers of all ages build a broad base of fitness through gymnastic, cardio, and weightlifting maneuvers

$151 for $275 Groupon — Morphe

Morphe

Coral Way

$275 $151

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VIP Pre-Carnival Caribbean Link-Up Party for One or Two on October 4, from GMuzick Events (Up to 53% Off)

GMuzick Events

Upper East Side

$100 $49

After a ferry ride to the island where the party takes place, an open bar & food keep guests sated as they enjoy DJs & other entertainment

Three-Hour Sunday Sunset Cruise from Tikki Beach (Up to 42% Off)

Tikki Beach

Bayfront Park

$60 $35

Guests board four-deck luxury party yacht for festive three-hour cruises

"A Mother's Love: The Musical" at James L. Knight Center on September 25–27 (Up to 47% Off)

"A Mother's Love"

James L. Knight Center

$56.25 $30

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Star of Real Housewives of Atlanta and former member of Xscape stars in a semi-autobiographical musical

Two-Week CrossFit Intro Class with Optional One- or Three-Month Gym Membership at Road 2 Games (Up to 88% Off)

Road 2 Games

North Westside

$150 $35

Introductory CrossFit classes explain the basics of functional training; gym membership allows full access to the facilities

One- or Two-Month Unlimited Yoga Pass for One or Two at Bikram Hot Yoga 305 (Up to 80% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga 305

South Miami

$49.99 $25

Instructors guide students through a series of 26 postures in a heated studio that encourages deeper flexibility and meditation

One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes and a Pair of Training Gloves at Arena Combat Sports (Up to 85% Off)

Arena Combat Sports

Coral Gables

$220 $49

Students learn punishing muay thai strikes, right hooks, and Jiu jitsu grappling in a supportive environment for children and adults

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with One Private Session at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training (Up to 88% Off)

Perfect Balance

Multiple Locations

$280 $39

5,000-year-old martial arts training and modern sports medicine comprise a calorie-incinerating hour of kickboxing

One Month of Boot-Camp Classes or 10 Drop-In Boot-Camp Classes at Mr & Miss Fitness America (Up to 51% Off)

Mr & Miss Fitness America

Tropical Park Community Center

$50 $25

Certified instructors help students build strength and endurance and reach individual wellness goals

Yacht-Party Admission for One, Two, or Three from Free Yourself Women Foundation Inc. (Up to 54% Off)

Free Yourself Women Foundation Inc.

Bayfront Park

$125 $62

Proceeds from the five-hour yacht party go to the purchase of a safe-haven house for victims of domestic violence and their children

Admission for Two or Four to PeruFest USA on October 4 or 5 (Up to 51% Off)

PeruFest USA, LLC

Miami-Dade Fair Expo Park

$20 $10

Peruvian gastronomical festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with cooking demonstrations and contests featuring Peru's top chefs

Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at MMA Fit (65% Off)

Mma Fit

Miami

$300 $105

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10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Southeast Kickboxing Florida (Up to 81% Off)

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Irie (Up to 65% Off)

Crossfit Irie

Three Lakes

$50 $25

Certified personal trainer with more than a decade of experience leads intensive CrossFit classes

Three or Five Private Pilates Sessions at Envy Pilates (Up to 67% Off)

Envy Pilates

Coral Gables

$270 $99

During 55-minute private lessons, instructors Natalie and Barbara lead a Pilates regimen customized to your fitness needs and goals

Drive-In Movie Packages at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Coconut Grove (Up to 50% Off). Four Options.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In - Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

$40 $20

Coconut Grove drive-in movie theater offers walk-in tickets complete with snacks or romance packages to make the night extra special

BYOB City Lights Tour or a Water-Sports Cruise for Up to 10 from Capt Nick's Miami Yacht Charters (Up to 58% Off)

Capt Nick's Miami Yacht Charters

Downtown Miami

$1,200 $500

A Miami native navigates a 40-foot motor cruiser across the waters, pointing out sites that can include the Brickell Downtown Miami Skyline

$14 for $25 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — Salsa Fusion Dance School

Salsa Fusion Dance School

Miami

$25 $14

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$75 for $150 Groupon — Country Walk Kenpo Karate

Countrywalk American Kenpo Karate

Miami

$150 $75

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$99 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Flight from Hang Gliding Miami ($179 Value)

Hang Glide Miami

Dinner Key Marina Pier 7

$179 $99

Alongside a gliding instructor, clients soar thousands of feet above Biscayne Bay, taking in stunning views of the Miami oceanfront

Intro Pilates Class with 4 or 9 Level-One Classes at Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Center (Up to 75% Off)

Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Center

Coral Gables

$175 $49

Professional physical therapists and instructors help students build lean muscle and increase flexibility with Pilates classes

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at WKF Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

WKF Fitness

Sweetwater Groves

$90 $15

45-minute kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques

12 Fit Camp Sessions, 3 Personal Training Sessions, or 6 Group Fitness Sessions at 786 Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

786 Fitness

Coral Gables

$60 $24

Trainers guide clients on the path to fitness with boot-camp sessions, semiprivate group classes, or one-on-one sessions

Adult Aqua-Fitness Classes or an Introductory Evaluation at swim gym (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

swim gym

Kendall

$30 $15

A range of fitness classes in a heated pool can develop strength, supplement stamina, boost triathlete performance, or reduce Arthritis pain

Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes at Kickboxing Kendall (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Kendall

Sunset

$90 $15

Kids and adults get in shape and gain self-confidence as they master the self-defense skills of martial arts

$35 for Five Fitness Classes at Power Fit Studios ($75 Value)

Power Fit Studios

Media and Entertainment District

$75 $35

Five-class package includes latin ballroom, dance, power plate, and Zumba, which meshes cardio workouts with dance routines

One or Two Months of Fitness Classes at Legendary Fitness (74% Off)

Legendary Fitness

South Miami Heights

$110 $29

Experienced trainers lead guests of all fitness levels in ever-changing workouts of the day, which focus on functional movements

Pilates Reformer and Mat Classes at South Miami Physical Therapy & Pilates (Up to 74% Off)

South Miami Physical Therapy & Pilates

South Miami

$99 $39

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Through full-body workouts on a Pilates apparatus, participants can increase flexibility, develop core strength, and recover from injury

Insanity Boot-Camp, PiYO, Pilates, or Personal Training Sessions at Fit Body Miami (Up to 63% Off)

Fit Body Miami

Midtown/Edgewater

$70 $35

Fit Body–certified trainers lead group classes—including boot camps, interval training, and pilates—and tailor semi-private workouts

$39 for a Beer Socialite Admission Package for One at Grovetoberfest on October 18 (Up to $39 Value)

Grovetoberfest

Peacock Park

$70 $39

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Sample unlimited beers while soaking up live music or learning how to cook with brews

$193 for $350 Groupon — C'est Body Mind Fitness

C'est Body Mind Fitness

International Gardens

$350 $193

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5, 10, or 20 Kickboxing Classes Including Gloves at Rod's Shim Myung Do (Up to 81% Off)

Rod's Shim Myung Do

The Hammocks

$100 $29

Multi-disciplinary martial arts instructor leads kickboxing classes to promote healthy bodies and minds

General or VIP Admission for One or Two to Octoberfest Miami at Marlins Park on October 4 (Up to 54% Off)

Miami Octoberfest

Marlins park

$38.97 $18

Festival over 15 types of beer, live entertainment, carnival rides, and an authentic German experience

One or Two Two-Hour Court Rentals at Miami Padel (Up to 71% Off)

Miami Padel

Ives Estates

$60 $19

Hit the court for energetic matches of padel, which blends aspects of tennis, racquetball, and squash

One, Two, or Three Months of Women's Semiprivate Sessions at Precision Personal Training (Up to 90% Off)

Precision Personal Training

Kendall

$300 $35

An expert instructor works with a small group of women three times a week to help each guest achieve her personal fitness goals

Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes at Kickboxing Country Walk (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Country Walk

Miami

$90 $15

Kids and adults get in shape and gain self-confidence as they master the self-defense skills of martial arts

Octoberfest Miami at Marlins Park on Saturday, October 4, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Octoberfest Miami

Marlins Park

$36 $18

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Celebrate a German tradition with beer, live music, and cuisine from local restaurants

Online Intro Personal Training Package or Four 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Simply Fit (Up to 66% Off)

Simply Fit

Port of Miami

$150 $70

Expert trainers devise in-person or online training regimens that help students achieve their fitness goals with customized exercises drills

Four or Eight Fencing Classes at Florespa Fencing Club (Up to 53% Off)

Florespa Fencing Club

Miami

$75 $35

Fencing classes for all ages promote tactical thinking as much as physical strength, balance, agility, and coordination

4 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Barre Elements (Up to 63% Off)

Barre Elements

Midtown

$100 $45

Barre classes incorporate ballet moves and stretching into workouts that push participants to work their muscles harder

$49 for Two-Week Youth-Soccer Trial Registration and Membership at Citius Athletic Club Miami ($144 Value)

Citius Athletic Club Miami

Biscayne Park

$144 $49

Trained by a professional athlete, teams of players ages 3–13 test their skills in a US Soccer Federation–registered league

Grub and Pub Crawl for One or Two (Up to 55% Off)

Grub and Pub Crawl

Multiple Locations

$43.19 $20

Walking tour of Miami, which runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., includes stops at five or six restaurants and complimentary food and drinks

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes Plus Boxing Gloves at Miami Fitness Kickboxing (Up to 88% Off)

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$150 $19

Basic, beginner, intermediate, and advanced kickboxing classes torch calories and sculpt muscles

$50 for $112 Toward Kickboxing Classes at Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$112 $50

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$45 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — StreetXsports Inc.

Sensei Salvatore

Miami

$90 $45

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$378 for $840 Worth of Personal Training at Fitness Together

Fitness Together of Miami

Northeast Coconut Grove

$840 $378

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Mixed Martial Arts Classes at MMA Masters (Up to 75% Off)

MMA Masters

Media and Entertainment District

$248 $65

All ages fitness & self-defense classes include Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, wrestling, boot camp, mixed martial arts, and Little Masters

Two, Four, or Six Salsa Classes at Karibe Dance Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Karibe Dance Studio

Sweetwater

$72 $32

Experienced instructors lead salsa classes for all ages and experience levels

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Since 1938, the keepers of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have cultivated more than 85 acres of floral displays with a mixture of science and art. The gardens are lush with plants valuable to scientists and educators, and the tropical landscapes designed by William Lyman Phillips are like ever-evolving canvases, blooming and fading as the seasons change. Most of the palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines were collected from the wild, but the grounds also harbor endangered plant species.

Guides give English and Spanish tram tours as well as walking tours through specific parts of the gardens, or visitors can explore the displays at their leisure, wandering through the 16,428-square foot two-level Tropical Plant Conservatory exhibit, which blooms with orchids, fruit trees, and rare palms. Cascading waterfalls punctuate the stream flowing through the 2-acre Richard H. Simons Rainforest, where visitors admire the diverse plant life and reflect on the worldwide threat of rapidly vanishing rainforests. The Wings of the Tropics exhibit features thousands of exotic butterflies with tropical fish and rare plant life. Butterflies are released twice daily and the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab lets kids experience them up close. The water gardens combine tranquility pools with waterfalls, sculpture, and lily pads to evoke a sense of calm.

10901 Old Cutler Rd
Miami,
FL
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When the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum began in 1952, the school could comfortably display its entire collection in three unused classrooms. Those days are long past. Today, the museum stands as Miami's most comprehensive collection of western and non-western art. The permanent collections feature pieces drawn from across human history, with notable works including Claude Monet's Waterloo Bridge and a recently acquired face mask from the Dan people of Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, forged from wood, cloth, and fur. A sizable trove of Native American artifacts includes pieces from the Southeast such as a beautifully embroidered bead shoulder bag. Other exhibits include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs from the Middle Ages through the present, including the Samuel H. Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as pottery, sculpture, and metalwork from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, dating from the first millennium BCE through the 4th century CE.

A few miles away, the tower of the 1939 Old Police and Fire Station rises above the street, gazing down on an unusual blend of sleek, depression-era modernism and Mediterranean revival ornateness. Founded in 2003, the Coral Gables Museum Corp. completely renovated the old municipal building. Spanish touches were added—the new Fewell wing and a 5,000-square-foot plaza—and the space was opened in 2011 as a museum dedicated to the civic arts of architecture, urban design, historic and environmental preservation, and sustainable development. Today, it holds regular art and design exhibitions, educational events, and concerts.

1301 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables,
FL
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On the surface, Susan Hilferty appeared to be living the American dream—a promising position as a pharmaceutical rep, plus an upcoming marriage. But for a woman who grew up studying at The School of American Ballet and dancing on stages including Lincoln Center, selling pills felt empty at times, and Hilferty found her need for physical expression growing stronger. While visiting a friend in Los Angeles, she took her first pole-dancing class, and almost immediately, her life took a new direction.

Though she faced resistance from friends and family, Hilferty saw in her classes how pole dancing transformed women—giving them new confidence, encouraging them to overcome insecurities, and helping them heal from past traumas. She called off her wedding, continued taking classes, and eventually opened Pole Fitness Miami. Today, she and her team of trained ballerinas lead pole-dancing and dance-based fitness classes at two locations. Ranked on CBS Local Miami's list of Best Places For Unique Workouts, the boutique surrounds saunterers with purple walls, subdued lighting, and gauzy curtains to create a sultry atmosphere. Additionally, Hilferty and her crew help students obtain pole-dance certifications, as well as arrange pole-dance parties so groups of damsels can strengthen their bonds or celebrate becoming volunteer firefighters.

4018 Aurora St
Coral Gables,
FL
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Dona Piza left her life as a New York stockbroker behind when she turned to yoga to rehab herself from a terrible car accident. On the first of the new millennium, she opened Prana Yoga in Miami, eager to impart the healing powers of the art to an area where yoga studios were a rare species. She says that the most fulfilling aspect of her job is observing how yoga transforms students mentally and physically, as was the case with a dear friend with cerebral palsy who?through regular practice of yoga?gained the ability to walk.

At her studio, she schedules more than 70 90-minute yoga classes per week for students of all skill levels, whether they are working through injuries or honing their practice. Inside the four spacious rooms, drenched in soft lavender hues, she and her experienced instructors lead a variety of yoga styles, mainly based in the Iyengar tradition, which focuses on achieving proper body alignment with the aid of props. They also lead serenity-enhancing meditation classes, vigorous core yoga, and relaxing candlelit sessions, which help students melt away the stresses of the day. During kids' classes, instructors teach yogis aged 4?9 basic poses using animal imagery and sounds, giving parents time to attend their own yoga classes or to secretly eat dessert before even making dinner.

247 Malaga Ave.
Coral Gables,
FL
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Rina Jakubowicz has played the roles of yogi, author, and motivational speaker, leading to media appearances on Spanish television and the Discovery Channel Latin America, as well as in the Miami Herald. At Rina Yoga, she leads an expert team of extensively trained yoga instructors, who tap their expertise in a variety of yoga modalities to guide students toward holistic well-being in a noncompetitive environment. Each location's seven-day schedule accommodates pupils of all skill levels with sessions including beginner-friendly hatha classes, power yoga, traditional Vinyasa, and dharma yoga, which fuses poses old and new to focus on relaxation and meditation. The studio also conducts frequent events and meditation retreats that use chanting and sympathetic whispers to soothe wild spirit horses. Rina’s Book, Choose Peace, is also a large part of the studio’s curriculum and appears during seminar discussions that cover healthy lifestyle choices and a 15-step guide toward peaceful transformation.

2490 Coral Way
Coral Gables,
FL
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After changing hands many times between 1882 and 1916, the property that would eventually be known as The Kampong—which means "village" in Malay—was snatched up by David Fairchild and his wife Marian, a daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. Fairchild was one of the most influential horticulturists in the United States, devoting his life to plant exploration and finding new strains of flora suitable for introduction to the states. Though he and his wife spent much of their time in Washington DC until 1928, The Kampong became an "introduction garden" for many of the plants he collected during his travels.

After constructing a house on the garden property in 1928, the Fairchilds made Miami their permanent home, and they were eventually were joined by Marian's sister and her husband on the adjoining property. Today, as part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, most of the adjoining property has been absorbed to be part of The Kampong, creating more than 11 acres of verdant gardens. Inside the leafy labyrinth, many of the experimental plants still thrive, including an 80-year-old baobab tree, more than 50 mango varieties.

4013 S Douglas Rd
Miami,
FL
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Coral Gables Scene