The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 5 or 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Through their lineup of Green Tea Plus beverages, nonprofit partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability, Live Ultimate dedicates itself to improving the quality of life both inside and around us. Ever-mounting scientific research points to green tea as a promising source for natural health rich with antioxidants that help prevent rust from forming in bodies. The company celebrates healthy living by organizing charitable runs at scenic destinations across the country that benefit both participants and nonprofit campaigns, such as Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative, which aims to connect the more than 16 million children in need with nutritious, healthy food.
Owner Miles Rico and his staff forge strong, resilient muscles and minds with a host of challenging classes intended for novices and advanced athletes alike. Each encouraging class features new and unusual workouts, helping to stave off repetition and boredom. CrossFit sessions feature boot-camp-style exercises intense enough to condition firemen and policemen, but adaptive enough to accommodate biceps of every diameter. The gym’s nearly two-hour Brazilian jiujitsu classes add extra kicks to traditional martial-arts training, placing emphasis on smooth technical movements that refine bodily shapes and confidence. Unlike planets after ice storms, Crank CrossFit’s schedule is easy to adjust to and safe for dinos, offering classes multiple times a day, six days a week.
Your race. Your cause. That's the mantra behind My Charity Run, a 5K/10K that allows registrants to raise funds for whichever organization they choose. As long as the group is a registered nonprofit, runners can initiate a fundraising campaign for it upon signing up for the race. Though the hallmark of the event, fundraising is optional: runners without a specific charity in mind will have a portion of their registration fee donated to various local charities.
To prep for the race, runners can follow 5K and 10K training programs on My Charity Run's Facebook and Twitter pages. The day of the run, participants are encouraged to wear clothing or uniforms that represent and promote their cause. The race will take place on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, and those who let the bucolic backdrop inspire them to cross the finish line will be rewarded with a completion medal, a souvenir T-shirt, and a goodie bag with swag from the sponsors. Awards will be handed out to the three fastest times and three highest fundraisers in each age group, as well as three overall spirit awards for those with great costumes, positive attitudes, and spirit animals with the quickest completion times.
In Miami, the weekend of November 2 will be about as filled with nap-related paraphernalia as you're likely to see outside of a daycare center. The reason: that's when The Great Grove Bed Race and Michelob Ultra Pajama Pub Crawl strolls and rolls through the downtown area. Festivities begin on Saturday evening, as sleepwear-clad revelers travel from bar to bar in the Pajama Pub Crawl, nursing complimentary beers as they enviously eye the bunny slippers of their fellow participants. Drink and food specials at each location ensure that crawlers go home with full bellies and barbecue-sauce-laced dreams.
The Great Grove Bed Race takes place the next day. Teams of racers propel cheekily decorated beds-on-wheels through the streets while one team member proudly rides the mattress-topped chariot past the finish line. Live bands provide catchy tunes at the after-party, and beers and Whole Foods catering offer sustenance. In addition to providing a weekend's worth of one-of-a-kind shenanigans, both events benefit Dress for Success Miami, a non-profit dedicated to empowering women and improving lives in 15 countries.
Gábor Pásztor has always loved sports, his passion and athleticism leading him to compete in international track-and-field meets on behalf of his home country, Hungary. Today, he brings his speed, endurance, and coordination skills to the United States to help a new generation of soccer and track-and-field stars hone their natural abilities at Citius Athletic Club Miami. At his club, he helms US Soccer Federation–registered soccer teams in competitive play against other local organizations. And he's serious about the sport: He holds practice with four different age groups of students—ranging ages 3–13—three times a week.
In addition to prepping youths for league play, he and his coaches lead fundamentals classes for beginning soccer players. The fundamentals classes cover the same skills and techniques as the competitive practices, but students aren't required to compete in games or maintain perfect pitch during the "National Anthem."