Navigating through the endless stream of fitness centers in Miami can be a daunting task. From cycling and yoga to CrossFit and boot camps, the city is swarming with numerous places to break a sweat. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or get your chakras in order, these are the best boutique fitness studios to try a class or get a membership in the city.
Located atop the Cynergi building in Wynwood, Pilathon focuses on Pilates and yoga, but it offers an option to mix and match programs with guided cardiovascular exercises including indoor rowing and Real Ryder Indoor Cycling. The gym includes a sauna and steam bath to relax in after a workout session. A single Pilates group class is $40, while a single yoga group class costs $25. Private class options are also available. Full access memberships run at $289 a month and require a three-month commitment.
Stressed out from work? Put on your boxing gloves and purge your stress through a heavy punching bag. CKO Kickboxing in Brickell claims to burn up to 1,200 calories during a one-hour class, and when it sounds this good, why not try it? Kickboxing classes are offered for beginner and advanced levels with each member working out at their own pace. A free first trial class is available for first-time CKO guests.
Getting you in the zone mentally and physically, The Box gives you a full-body workout in 45 minutes. Located in Wynwood, the studio features a boxing rink where members can jab, punch and kick their way into shape, as well as a row of hanging punching bags where you can go at it full throttle. One class goes for $27; a 30-day deal of unlimited sessions goes for $350. A contract of unlimited 12 months pre-paid is offered at $300 per month. Personal training is also available.
CrossFit Wynwood offers workout-hungry patrons the tough CrossFit training regime while also incorporating other programs such as cyclewood, yoga, and a triple threat boot camp. The latter is a one-hour high-intensity core- and strength-conditioning workout that challenges your body in various ways. Their CrossFit training incorporates aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, and rowing, among other exercises. The gym offers a free class on Saturdays and special membership discount rates for military, police, firefighters, teachers, students, and nurses.
Find your flow at a yoga session at Tropical Vinyasa. The airy boutique studio on West Avenue in Miami Beach features several classes, one with master instructor Amy Rabin who blends an intuitive sequencing with great music and an unconventional approach to challenge you physically. New student classes are offered at three classes for $50, while a one-month unlimited pass is $179. Yoga mats are available, and cubbies are on-site to store shoes and phones. You can sign up for a class on the website or download the Tropical Vinyasa app in the app store.