Bored of mind-numbing and repetitive workouts on treadmills, Stairmasters and elliptical machines? Not only are these routines torturously dull, but they seem to get you stuck in a rut. Get out of your exercise funk with these fun and innovative alternative workouts that are sure to keep you coming back.
CrossFit Miami Beach
930 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL
If you have ever left the gym unsatisfied, you should give CrossFit a shot. Unlike conventional gyms, CrossFit has a daily W.O.D. (workout of the day) which their trainers guide you through during one of their many daily group sessions. The classes will have you flipping tires, doing handstand push-ups and slinging weight bars like an Olympic lifter. The workouts are the same for everyone but can be scaled according to fitness level, making CrossFit great even for gym newbies.
Sol E Lua Capoeira
2200 SW 16th Street
Jump, kick and dance your way to fitness with Sol e Lua’s fun and challenging capoeira classes. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial-art that incorporates dance, music and fighting. Professora India, who has 14 years of experience in capoeira, leads classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays for kids, beginners and those that are more experienced. Try it for yourself with a free first session!
The South Beach Boot Camp
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
Need motivation to get into great summer shape? Well Viktoria Telek and Keith Darby’s South Beach Boot Camp provides just that. The pair will help you reach you fitness goals with their classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the gorgeous Standard Spa. Power through workouts which incorporate resistance training, kick boxing, yoga and more as you overlook Biscayne Bay. What’s not to love?
Paddle Board Yoga
Mix paddle boarding with yoga and you get an unlikely, yet challenging and exhilarating combination. Creator Paula Ambrosio of Adventure Sports Miami leads various paddle board-yoga excursions around Miami. Imagine anchoring your paddle board in the middle of Biscayne Bay and going into ‘downward dog’. These classes put a spin on yoga, paddle boarding and adventure sports and are sure to intrigue anyone looking for a switch up in their usual workout routine.
Primal Fit Miami
9537 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL
Send yourself back to the stone age with Matt Pack’s caveman inspired workouts. Instead of confining you to the isolated movements of gym machines, Pack engages you in functional, everyday movements that enhance your “Primal Movement Patterns” of squatting, bending, lunging, pushing, pulling, twisting, and locomotion. Whether you’re an athlete, a fitness buff, or even a senior citizen, Pack’s workouts will improve your performance and your quality of life.