Miami CO:LABS went off without a hitch thanks to Propel Water! Thank you for sponsoring this content and allowing me the opportunity to share all of the “ugly” with my readers! As always, all opinions are my own.
Welcome to Miami. Bienvenidos a Miami. Propel CO:LABS kicked off last week, and to say that we had F-U-N would be an understatement. I was able to bring my favorite fit-friends to the CO:LABS and experience the Miami fitness community in a whole new way! We started the afternoon listening to a jam-packed panel that included creative directors, trainers and creators of: Fly Wheel Sports , Green Monkey Yoga, The Vixen Workout and Fast Twitch!
We then got to hear from Miami’s king of nightlife: David Grutman and his right hand man Carlos Quirarte. David is the owner of LIV, Story, Kimoto and OTL, and is the epitome of what it means to live the “American Dream”! He started his career as a bartender and worked almost every job in the night life industry. His motto is that “No one is above me.”, and as you can see, it serves him well. If you have ever been to Miami then you have most likely danced until dawn in one of his clubs, ate in one of his restaurants and now you can sip coffee and enjoy avocado toast in his coffee shops. Everything he has touched in Miami has turned into gold, and his biggest piece of advice for all of my friends in business, “focus on your PR and branding, then sit back and enjoy”.
Last but not least, we got to hear from the man himself: Gunnar Peterson! Gunnar has shot to stardom over the past few years and is known by many is pop-culture as the “Kardashian Trainer”; however, he is so much more than that! He is humble, knowledgable and has a fierce passion for soaking in all that the fitness industry has to offer. He is the first to admit his faults, but he also knows hi worth. I loved hearing him speak, and was even more humbled by his interest in Miami Fitness.
A quote by Gunnar that resonated with me is: “The real will rise to the top”. No matter what industry you are in, if you live your truth, have no ulterior motives and have a fierce passion for what you do. You will rise to the T-O-P. As bloggers, moms, trainers, accountants, teachers etc. etc. etc. “Gunner says: You are competing with the force of yourself. ” I love the sound of that! Often times, our heads can be our worst enemy. So let;s try to wake up every day this week trying to be the best you can be!
Gunnar, please accept a huge THANK YOU from the entire Miami Fitness community.
Now Comes the U-G-L-Y !
The first class of the CO:LABS was The Vixen Workout by Janet Jones. The Vixen Workout’s intense Hip-Hop cardio has taken the dance fitness scene by storm. Inspired by moves performed by your favorite artists and the Miami nightlife, this women’s only Dance Workout delivers easy to learn combinations that provide a full body workout and an experience unlike any other. New Vixen’s can expect to burn 400-600 calories and once you have the moves down you can burn up to 1,000 calories in one class! I loved the “girl power” atmosphere and the femininity that I felt throughout the class. The Vixen Workout is not just a Miami thing. Vixen Classes are also offered in: New York, New Jersey, Denver, L.A., Chicago, Las Vegas and The Dominican Republic.
The next stop on the CO:LABS Miami tour was Fast Twitch. The Human Performance division of Fast Twitch targets individuals and groups whose goals require a strong base in physical and mental conditioning. This division custom designs programming specific to executive, corporate wellness, and tactical needs. Elements of human performance training include:
- Mobility / Flexibility
- Core Stability
- Power Development
- Cardiovascular Health
- Injury Prevention
- Functional Strength
- Movement Patterns
- Body Recomposition
If you are a sports performance athlete or want to improve your functional fitness and performance there is something at Fast Twitch for you! I love high intensity and I love sweating with my super-agent Michael. We got our you-know-what’s handed to us, but with the fast twitch program you are doing interval style training and will get the best sweat of your life! So, it was totally worth it!
Last but certainly not least was a ride at FlyWheel Sports. I did not get to attend the event at FlyWheel, but if you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen my ride from last week. Flywheel is a complete full-body workout performed in a state-of-the-art indoor cycling stadium. They use customized technology and fitness-focused metrics to help our riders gauge their efforts and track their performance. We have a variety of motivating instructors, heart-pumping playlists and themed classes, all of which are accessible to new and seasoned athletes. Check out a variety of wheel classes here, and if cycling is not your thing, give FlyBarre a try!
My readers from Denver, Chicago, New York and LA make sure to check out the CO:LABS coming to your city and register ASAP!
Yours in Sweat,