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.
Jewel Be Mine 's sparkling necklace, earrings, and bracelets blend color and glamour into designs that consistently pop. Each piece makes a statement about the wearer's style ranging from "I like the color blue" to "this chunky necklace makes my neck look small." Co-founders Natalie and Valentina understand this need to express yourself through fashion, so they set out to make it easy by selling eye-catching pieces at reasonable prices. They even use their backgrounds in design to put together speciality bracelet sets that fit common themes including fuchsia love and aqua bow, so that you can really wear your emotions on your sleeve.
Eric Garcia, ARPN, is the sword clients use to fight aging. At America Aesthetic Center, he injects clients with Botox or Juvéderm, which reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to skin. He also performs a platelet-rich plasma facial that rejuvenates cells and removes wrinkles with plasma taken from the client’s own blood.
Pasha's Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine has expanded to seven locations throughout the Miami area, each characterized by eye-catching, contemporary decor. Bright-blue umbrellas and swaying palm trees pop up in sunny outdoor patios while soothing music filters through dining rooms of arched columns and white-leather seats. The elegant surroundings provide a suitable backdrop for fine Mediterranean dishes—fresh, wholesome wraps, kebabs, and spreads that won accolades from an abundance of newspaper and magazine publications. Backed by a team of fitness specialists and nutritionists, Pasha chefs take healthy approaches to cooking, using fresh produce, measuring proper portion sizes, and lecturing all their cows on the importance of routine exercise.
Gracious Food Services helps party planners forget about the food and focus on the fun. Whether the gathering requires a simple sit-down meal for four or an elaborate feast for a wedding or preschool graduation, the catering staff can handle each step, from grocery-store shopping to food preparation to serving. They craft each meal to the client's preferences and provide options for vegans or vegetarians, weight-conscious guests, and those with food allergies.
At Med Spa UM, a team of laser technicians, carboxytherapy specialists, and estheticians help clients nourish their skin and fight the effects of aging with effective, high-tech procedures. Their facial treatments restore lost years without the need for surgery; injections of dermal fillers and Botox plump up sagging skin, and carboxy injections fight fine lines and wrinkles with tiny subdermal infusions of CO2. Customized facials and microderms revitalize faces' exteriors, sloughing off layers of dead cells to reveal supple stretches of skin underneath. Although faces are one of the spa's major concern, they're not the team's only area of expertise. They also coax stubborn fat deposits to shrink with advanced techniques such as the Full Contact laser, which emits low levels of infrared light, or ultrasonic lipo sessions.