CrossFit has taken off in a frenzy in recent years with good reason. The fitness discipline focuses on combining various types of workouts such as weight lifting, gymnastics and aerobic exercise for strengthening and conditioning. The workouts vary each day for consistent results and the high-intensity sessions only use the body’s natural movement. Participants take part in Workout of the Day (WOD) group sessions to increase metabolism, strength and fitness, get lean and improve flexibility. These South Florida CrossFit gyms offer memberships to get involved with the fitness discipline as well as other offerings including nutrition consultations, competitions and more.

The CrossFit CUBE
13960 S.W. 139th Court
Miami, FL 33186
(786) 256-9730
www.thecrossfitcube.com

The CrossFit CUBE offers members a 6,000-square-foot facility for personalized training sessions for guests of all fitness levels. New members must take part in three days of basics classes in small groups of five or less to receive the proper foundations of training. An emphasis is put on having fun while working hard for great fitness and wellness results. Monthly memberships are available so members don’t have to worry about contracts and members from affiliated gyms around the world enjoy discounts.

CrossFit Downtown Miami
1311 N.E. 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 640-8873
www.crossfitdowntownmiami.com

CrossFit Downtown Miami features a sprawling 8,000-square-foot facility and free and secure private parking for members, a rare bonus in the area. New members join the center beginning with evaluations and consultations to determine fitness levels, needs and goals. Newcomers who have never tried CrossFit before also begin with the CrossFit 101 Training Session. CrossFit workouts are usually about 45 minutes and they don’t even have to be that long depending on the needs of clients, featured workout and other factors. Monthly, bi-annual and annual memberships are available.

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CrossFit Prestige
2650 N.E. 189th Terrace
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 466-7999
www.crossfitprestige.com

Aventura’s CrossFit Prestige offers a variety of classes including CrossFit, strengthening, beginner and advanced training classes as well as classes for children. Each newcomer is welcome to participate in one complimentary class to see if they would like to continue. Members participate in WODs that change every day or train in the open gym on their own for specific areas or even to make up missed WODs. Memberships are available in one-month, three-month, six-month or one-year packages.

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I AM CrossFit
1395 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 808-7449
www.iamcrossfit.com

I AM CrossFit features highly skilled trainers and a state-of-the-art training center for classes that include CrossFit, CrossFit Kids, SpinFit and Olympic Lifting. Potential new members can try out a free Saturday class before signing up. All members must participate in CrossFit 101 to learn how CrossFit works, what it does, safety guidelines, special considerations and more. The Brickell location is joined by five other convenient area locations – Coral Gables, Doral, Coconut Grove, South Beach Miami and the Upper Keys.

Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach
Barry University, Broad Auditorium
930 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8655
www.reebokcrossfitmiamibeach.net

Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach calls an impressive 6,800-square-foot facility home. The space is equipped for CrossFit, Olympic lifting, gymnastics and endurance training and the center employs experienced coaches and staff. Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach recommends three to six workouts a week and the WODs are an hour long including warm up and cool down. Newcomers are entitled to one complimentary class.

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