Lifting coach Pablo Roman, a four-time Cuban national champion and world championship finalist, calls CrossFit Muscle Farm his office, as does a staff of accomplished athletes and coaches. Together, they lead CrossFit classes, high-intensity workouts that change regularly but always rely on serious conditioning moves, such as dead lifts, pushups, walking lunges, weighted chin-ups, and burpees. Though noted for its challenging nature, CrossFit can be scaled to exercisers of all ability levels and ages.
There is a fair amount of science behind CrossFit classes; hitting a wide variety of muscle groups makes them all work harder, for example. But Adriana Grassi and Lance Mosley, the lead trainers at CrossFit Hardcore South, know that at the end of the day, nothing is possible without some basic dedication. That drive is obvious in all of the gym’s trainers, who have experience in everything from body building and personal training to CPR and nutrition.
At their sprawling training space, that team presides over clients as they burn fat and build lean muscle rapidly using functional movements such as pulling, lifting, and pushing with equipment including chains, barbells, and resistance bands. CrossFit takes these functional movements and mixes them with cardio, gymnastics, rowing, and endurance challenges during workouts that change each day much like the name of a third grader’s hamster.
Cure Fitness is a SERIOUS private training facility that strives for long-term progression to increase sport economy or activities of daily living (ADL’s) for athletes or the general population. At Cure Fitness we train movement and not just muscles, understanding the human body as a whole and not separated segments.
A stone’s throw from the water, though still situated on lush grass and in the shade, Jayme Purisima leads students of all fitness levels through intense classes. Body Blast sessions focus on strengthening the entire body with conditioning circuit drills, Rock Bottoms classes focus on the lower body, and Upper Body Burner tones the arms and shoulders.
Built on the scientific foundations of whole-body vibration, the Power Plate at Power Fit Studios can grant bodies such benefits as improved muscle tone, increased circulation, and higher bone density. When combined with a reasonable amount of rocket fuel, sessions spent atop the platform can speed users? fitness goals. The private studio also supports clients' inner and outer well-being with more traditional approaches, including Zumba, burlesque, and chakra-meditation classes as well as a range of soothing spa services. Discounted valet parking is also available for customers.
Forrest Pilates' full-service staff looks after patrons' holistic well being with Pilates workouts, yoga classes, PowerPlate sessions, prenatal classes, massage, and theta healing sessions. Studio owner, certified instructor, and medical intuitive Maria Forrest began practicing Pilates while pregnant with her daughter, discovering that the strengthening classes prepared her body and mind for the rigors of labor and new motherhood.
Now in her own studio in the heart of Little Havana, Maria helps clients of all ages and experience levels to achieve their personal health and wellness goals with a cornucopia of sessions, from kids yoga classes to private Pilates sessions for advanced-level adults. After class, clients can relax with a warm cup of herbal tea and a hug from their abdominal muscles, still hot from their workout.