Oceanfront Fitness LLC hones and tones bodies with classes that blend intensive training with scenic vistas of sunny South Florida. A team of dedicated instructors enhance the classes with backgrounds ranging from collegiate athletic stardom to intensive hours of yoga certification. Like a jackhammer with a Game Boy glued to it, each boot camp, hike, or kickboxing course makes hard work feel like fun, as students breathe the fresh, salty air of the beachfront or build muscle with functional movements. Zumba lessons fold a full cardio workout into dance routines set to foot-flailing Latin rhythms, and yoga and meditation classes healthfully center the mind and body.
Yogi Malva Bee guides students through the flowing movements of Zanshin and Vinyasa yoga in picturesque indoor or outdoor settings. Classes convene at a nearby beach or within the weathered stone walls of a 12th-century Spanish monastery that was imported to the United States with its original rec room still intact. Students stretch to the sound of lapping waves or press their bellies to cool stone floors during 90-minute sessions scheduled throughout the week. Over the course of the five classes, bodies may become more bendable, leaving guests flexible enough to limbo beneath a coffee table in search of the remote. MbeeYoga requires students to bring their own yoga mats to the sessions.
The Pilates Place’s fitness space brims with an arsenal of specialized Pilates equipment, including Reformers, towers, and Cadillacs. The studio’s dedication to safe and effective workouts guides its students to introductory classes that teach them how to properly operate the apparatuses. Leading an expansive schedule, the studio’s trained instructors helm basic and intermediate exercises for each piece of equipment while developing form and sculpting a slender core that is capable of supporting tall postures and piggybacking circus strongmen. Students may progress to group classes once they master the Pilates technique and learn to set up the equipment without the help of superglue.
A former life coach, motivational speaker, and host of You Are the Light!, a cable TV show that aired in New York and Los Angeles for 15 years, Edwin Bergman knows a little bit about bending in multiple directions. Indeed, it wasn't a lack of flexibility that led Edwin to yoga, but instead, it was yoga's capacity to heal, strengthen, and revitalize that's had him practicing since 1989.
Today, Edwin shares what he's learned over the last two decades at his very own studio in Miami Beach. When describing his classes, Edwin uses words such as "strong," "focused," and "nurturing," making sure not to leave out that he keeps things "fun," too. In 2003, he traveled to India to deepen his understanding of yoga—just another stop on the extensive journey that is his training. Now, at his studio, Edwin blends all of that training into classic teachings that emphasize balance, precise instruction, and fluid movement.
International Night and Day Protection (INDP) wants to help keep you and your loved ones safe, so it offers myriad protection and security classes. The instructors teach self-defense, boxing, and Street Combat classes, which arm students with the techniques to protect themselves from assailants, while simultaneously whipping them into shape. For those entering careers in the security industry, they also lead armed and unarmed bodyguard and security classes, providing students the skills to keep others safe as well. They also lead a lineup of purely fitness-oriented classes, including boot camp, CrossFit, and yoga, and offer personal-training sessions. To help clients unwind after a tough workout, INDP keeps a massage therapist on staff, who works to de-stress bodies and relax minds, which can stop The Bodyguard soundtrack from playing over and over in your head.
Jorge Perez is on a covert mission. At least, that's how he has constructed BluePrint Training SoBe, Inc.'s mission statement, which makes a great claim in the form of fine print: "If you have a pulse, you are an athlete." Jorge and his team of expert coaches act on this assertion by leading all-inclusive, high-intensity workouts that scale to each student's current fitness level and ultimate goals, whether they want to shed a few pounds, develop defined six-pack abs, or shatter an enemy's windshield with a single penny.
The team's CrossFit and boot-camp regimens both involve an ever-mutating series of exercises designed to hone the body's performance in ten domains of fitness. CrossFit classes can include heavy lifting, whereas boot-camp sessions focus on unpredictable cardio work with lighter free weights.