They say you are what you eat and these ten Miami gyms are helping you stick to that mantra by offering a one-stop shop for you to train and eat right.
Not only do these spots feature challenging workouts, they also offer a variety of different smoothies, cooking lessons, and even healthy meal plans to help keep your fitness goals on track and the hunger pangs at bay.
Apparently, not all Equinox gyms are created equal. The Aventura location, which is inside the behemoth Aventura Mall, not only houses all the upscale amenities you’ve come to know from Equinox, but also houses an offshoot of popular local organic chain Juice & Java. Stop in to browse its full menu of salads, soups, smoothies, and even healthy crepes.
This newly opened boxing gym has quickly built a following for its workouts and its food. All of its grab-and-go cuisine is made daily with options like grilled chicken and roasted veggie couscous, mayo-less chicken salad and a variety of baked goods that we promise are actually good for you even if they don’t taste like it.
Doral’s B-Fit fitness studio not only offers grab-and-go options, but also complete make-your-own meal plans if you really want to take your clean eating up a notch. And with options like penne alfredo and BBQ chicken — all for under 600 calories a dish — it proves that eating healthy can be easy and delicious.
At Barry’s Bootcamp’s appropriately named “Fuel Bar,” those participating in the gym’s notoriously grueling hybrid workout can order a smoothie at this onsite eatery before class and have it ready and waiting for them when they finish their workout. Trust us, it’s necessary.
A spinning class is a easy way to burn a ton of calories — and work up a heck of an appetite. Good thing Brickell’s RedBike Studio has its Red Boost juice bar on site to help you refuel after your cycling session. The Florida-inspired menu options include drinks like the “Kale-A-Gator” with pineapple, kale, banana, avocado, maca powder, raw cacao and the “Mia-Mamey” made with mamey, banana, almond butter and vanilla protein, along with acai bowls and a soon-to-be launched lunch menu.
Consider this the most relaxing juice bar in Miami. Since House of Movement is located inside an old house from the 1950s, it naturally has a beautiful pool onsite. Guests of the studio are invited to sip on their made-to-order organic smoothie or juice poolside in its large hammocks after taking one of the gym’s many challenging workouts offered daily.
Described as the “world in a roll” Morphe’s chef Franco Antonio creates unique maki rolls called Shushi filled with flavors from around the globe. Think rolls like the “Sanskgiving Roll” made with black beans and rice, turkey loin, sweet plantains and avocado or the “Jerk Chicken Roll” filled with spicy, jerk-style chicken and vegetables, which can be dined on during a 30-minute, omakase-inspired lunch tasting. And if you want to learn how to make ShuShi at home, Antonio hosts ShuShi rolling cooking classes once a month at the studio, which is one of ourHottest Trainer gyms.
Body & Soul’s Health Nut Cafe is an offshoot of — believe it or not — a popular South Florida food truck, Health Nut on Wheels. The Paleo-friendly eatery inside offers a variety of meat and veggie filled meals, fresh-pressed juices and smoothies, and even a healthy take on the usually gluttonous quiche.
The University of Miami’s 18,000-square-foot gym facility probably puts your alma mater’s gym to shame. The state-of-the-art gym has everything in it you could ever need including dozens of workout machines, a pilates room, spinning studio, and of course, gourmet juice bar called the Courtside Eatery serving healthy grub like fresh-pressed juices and flatbreads. And while the gym is only open to UM students, alumni and faculty, the Courtside Eatery is open to all.
After sweating away to one of Metropolis’ signature Shred-It classes, odds are your going to be famished. Make your way over to the in-house smoothie bar and order up a protein-filled shake to get your energy back. If you need even more help in the nutrition department, the gym offers special meal planning services to all its guests to help them keep on track even when they aren’t at the gym.