At Slim Cycle, RealRyder bikes have taken over. Known for their realistic motions, the comfortable bicycles move with the cyclist’s movements—as the cyclist leans toward the left or right, so does the RealRyder. Because of this, the cyclist is able to burn more calories and engage their core muscles more than on a stationary bike, which, like a real bike before it's been fed a treat, just sits there.
An experienced competitive racer and USA Track and Field and USA Triathlon–certified coach, Marcelo Holcberg helps athletes prepare for road races, triathlons, and more. Drawing on 30 years of experience, Coach Marcelo devises custom training plans and works to help athletes at all levels of experience achieve their goals.
Jorge Perez lay on the gym floor, panting heavily and in a state of disbelief. He had years of athletic-training experience and certifications under his belt, but after one CrossFit workout, he felt like a train had hit him. Impressed by the innovative program and determined to improve as an athlete, Jorge continued on to perform countless CrossFit workouts after leaving the gym that day, eventually earning his certification as a CrossFit level-one trainer.
Jorge Perez now shares the CrossFit training methodology with students of all fitness levels at his own studio—BluePrint CrossFit - Doral. Towering ceilings loom over an expansive floor of free weights, pull-up bars, and resistance bands, where Coach J and his staff of fellow certified coaches lead high-intensity CrossFit and bootcamp workouts. Committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles outside the gym, they conduct free nutritional seminars and share healthy recipes to demonstrate proper eating habits and how to get a restraining order against Twinkies.
A fourth-degree black belt and international competitor for the national Cuban tae kwon do team, Alain Alvarez is no stranger to hard work. After retiring from international competition in 1998, Alain decided to turn his talents to training others through fun, inventive, and effective boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. Each class maintains a furious pace, as students sweat and bound through body-weight exercises, sprints, agility drills, and anvil juggling. Sessions also integrate fun group activities such as tug of war, potato-sack races, and tag-team butter churning. Alain preaches that exercise can improve not just physical but also mental performance, and conducts classes on the beach, in a parking lot, or on the grassy fields of a local park.
There is no doubt that television’s recent love affair with dance-themed reality competitions has stirred a desire to learn ballroom dancing. Miami’s Salsa Lovers is the place to locate your newfound moves, with its vibrant neon sign and hot pink studio walls that beckon trained dancers and novices alike. The dance studio is festive and fun, leading to packed classes that range from beginners to masters, with each learning to move from certified dance instructors. The studio hosts monthly practice parties to give members a chance to practice what they’ve learned in their weekly group classes or private lessons. The studio also offers kids classes and Zumba Dance workouts for a nice change of pace.