Miami is well known for its party scene but it’s also got a thriving and growing fitness community. With the addition of new corporate gyms opening in 2016/17 and smaller boutique studios, Miami is growing. You wouldn't expect it but Miami has grown in many ways and introduced a number of training facilities that rival some of the best in the country. The rise of millennials in South Florida has prompted businesses to provide great quality training facilities with boutique clothing shops featuring new and emerging athletic brands. So to give you some insight into some of the best gyms Miami has to offer here are the top 5 gyms in Miami...

1. Equinox - 520 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Visiting an Equinox gym is a staple for anyone visiting or living in Miami. The upscale Equinox South Beach fitness location is known for its world class fitness classes and top-notch personal trainers. Equinox also offers luxurious spa treatments for anyone looking for an escape. A shop for fitness related products. Giving anyone a chance to score the hottest new activewear for men and women. Their juice bar has special crafted smoothies and juices. Equinox has 4 locations in the Miami area and another on the way soon.

2. DBC Fitness - 3841 Ne 2nd Ave. #103 Miami, FL 33137

Located in the Miami Design District, DBC Fitness has grown as one of the top functional training facilities. Named after Dumbbells, Barbells and Cables it boasts professional training equipment that you would find at an exclusive high-end gym. You can expect quality trainers with years of experience giving your body the workout it needs to bring your game to the next level. You will find professional athletes training next to the avid fitness enthusiast. Trainers of DBC Fitness, tailor custom made programs to fit each clients needs and goals. If you’re looking to improve your speed, agility, range of motion or overall game. Your best bet is to train at DBC Fitness.

3. South Beach Boxing - 715 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Working out isn’t always cardio and weights, sometimes it takes punching and kicking. Boxing is a great stress release both mentally and physically and helps to build your endurance and stamina in and out of the ring. For some, hitting a bag can really clear the mind and help work thru any mental road blocks they may be having. Classes range from traditional boxing to kickboxing / may thai, boot camp / cross training, anti-bullying / kids classes. Yoga is also offered at the studio as well as traditional free weights and gym area. What is especially cool about South Beach Boxing is they offer classes all day long.

4. Barry’s Bootcamp Midtown - 3252 NE 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33137

Located in Midtown Miami, Barry’s Bootcamp offers high intensity classes held inside a dark room with orange ambient lighting and loud music to break you past your comfort zone. Classes follow a HIIT regime, which combines bursts of high intensity activity followed by full body weight training and resistance band calisthenics. Clients also get the benefit of group cool downs with mental preparation for the day ahead and yoga styled stretching. I've had some great workouts here especially when doing a class with friends. It gets real competitive. Registering for classes can be done online and always get full early on so book your spot as fast as possible.

5. BodyTek Fitness - 2324 NW 5th Ave, Miami, FL 33127

BodyTek Fitness trains clients using High Intensity Interval Training in a group setting. Their 3 locations pride themselves on helping clients reclaim their lives by providing intense, exercise-based health and fitness programs. Workouts consist of shocking the body and muscle memory through a complete full body training routine. This is no Crossfit gym, BodyTek Fitness has stations clients alternate from making each session ever changing and challenging. Bodytek’s short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and conditioning, improved metabolism, and increased fat burning, averaging 900-1200 calories burned in one class! Clients of all fitness levels are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to give it their best during the workouts thru constant supervision from BodyTek’s highly trained instructors and athletes.

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