At Bloom Nursery, owner Diego Scort and his staff of green thumbs nurture the tender blossoms and lush foliage of their palms, shrubs, and budding vines. They strive to help customers gussy up their gardens with organically and locally grown plants, as well as those that have been adapted to thrive South Florida's climate. In addition to sending visitors off with flourishing florae, the staffers also equip gardeners with materials, supplies, and tips necessary to keep plants from sprouting rampant weeds or eloping with tumbleweeds just passing through town.
Rafael Moret helps his clients to see dramatic changes in their bodies through furious 45-minute workouts that challenge their strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Classes capped at 20 students incorporate TRX rowing motions, fierce mountain-climber kicks, and plank positions designed to build rock-hard cores. Students stay motivated thanks to the support of their peers, squeezing out sets of pushups and squats in unison. Rafael helps to streamline success with detailed nutritional counseling and access to products such as protein bread, made from natural yeast and lumberjack tears.
The tropical murals around Pines Ice Arena's expansive indoor rink look down on skaters careening across the ice or using expressive figure skating to re-enact favorite scenes from 12 Angry Men. Lauded as one of the area's best places for ice skating by CBS Miami, the arena hosts public-skating sessions open to all ability levels seven days a week. Accredited PSA and ISI instructors lead hockey and figure-skating lessons for all ages and experience levels, while youth and adult hockey teams regularly clash on the frosty terrain. Arcade games and a concession stand offer visitors respite from icy exercise, and birthday-party packages equip guests with food, decorations, and a private room.