Like most naturally athletic people, Meredith Feinberg was accustomed to being good at every sport. And yet when she took her first yoga class in 1992, she just couldn't seem to make her body do what she wanted, so she gave up after a few weeks. Then she suffered a debilitating injury that prevented her from participating in other sports. Determined to keep moving, she gave yoga another try, and kept at it until it became easier and easier. She loved it so much that she founded her own studio, Yoga Svana.
Here, she teaches Vinyasa-based classes that combine traditional exercise and yoga and pump up clients with energetic music spanning several decades and genres. Her homey, welcoming studio also offers more than 30 classes a week in Vinyasa flow, prenatal, Kundalini, and Dharma yoga. Yoga Svana even offers kids yoga classes, helping youngsters achieve the level of flexibility necessary to fold themselves up and hide in their lockers during boring school assemblies.
Getchasome Charters' Captain Jimmy Wickett, a US Coast Guard–licensed captain, spent more than 18 years honing his sea legs and snagging snook, tarpon, and sharks amid the glistening coastal regions of Florida. Whether children or adults, beginner or tournament fishers, Wickett's guests all benefit equally from his seasoned expertise as he helms his charters and guides them through the scenic waters of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys. During sunny daytrips, Wickett extols upon the wonders of the ocean while helping seasoned passengers make boast-worthy catches and fledgling fishermen learn how to bait a fish with promises of a starring role in an animated-movie franchise.
At Adventure World Skate & Fun Center, kids and adults alike entertain both muscle and mind-matter in through a variety of heart-pounding activities. In the laser tag arena, players strap on receivers, holster a laser-emitting gun, and re-enact the galactic phase of the Crimean War on a phosphorescent battlefield. Competitors have the option of playing the four 10-minute games consecutively or spacing them out to fuel grudge matches or plan for potential roommate border disputes. With an additional admission fee ($3–$6), zapped compatriots can take backward victory laps around the skate rink ($3 skate rental) or purchase tokens to conquer the arcade room.
As the sun beams down on Atlantic waters kissing the shores of Fort Lauderdale, you might wonder how the scene could get any better. If that's true, you're probably not sitting in one of the luxury cabanas at Doctor Jet Ski & Boat Rentals. Sporting pressure-treated wood and five-inch-thick double cushions, the cabanas face the splendor of the beach from enviable perches around the inviting pool at the Ocean Sky & Resort Beach. It's paradise, and it's here.
While the seating is tempting, it's just the start of Doctor Jet Ski & Boat Rental's dedication to oceanside excitement. The shop also rents out kayaks and paddleboards, and sends jet ski riders zooming across the Atlantic's azure waters on easy-to-operate Yamaha VX110s. Once rides are over, customers can continue the fun on land, putting their way through a mini-golf course with full views of the water.
With a name like Sport Kids Miami, you'd expect to find classes focused on physical activities such as karate and rhythmic gymnastics. But you might be surprised to find that same facility hosting classes in topics like Lego-building and drawing. At Sport Kids Miami, it doesn't matter what kind of activity your kids want to do?only that they be given the opportunity to do it. Classes, which cover everything from ballet to boxing to molding, help children improve their gross motor skills and seek out a new passion, and also lead to benefits such as increased confidence, better coordination, and acceptance into a cooler group of imaginary friends.
There's water, water everywhere around Sunny Isles Beach Water Sports?and its staff would hardly know what to do with themselves otherwise. They were born in the area, and as a result can help their clients get the most out of their time on (or in) Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic, and the inlets of secluded islands. They'll rent surfboards and standup paddleboards for up eight hours at a time, or until you're waylaid by sirens. There are also SUP yoga sessions and?for a thorough introduction to the ways of the ocean?a Paddle Practice class covering surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and jetskiing.