In a city known for bikini ready-bodies year-round, there are plenty of experts (and trainers) on hand to help brides get wedding dress-ready in no time. Go solo with a personal trainer or get your bridesmaids in on the plan with calorie-bursting Miami group fitness classes that are more like hitting a club than a class. Here are seven of Miami's best pre-wedding workouts.
West Hollywood trainer Derek DeGrazio brought Barry’s down to Miami in 2014, setting up shop in Sunset Harbour and Midtown. With a reputation of training everyone from A-List celebs to models (and celebs such as Ellie Goulding popping in to lead classes), these hardcore courses are known for burning 1,000 calories in just an hour, earning the title, “The Best Workout in the World.” While these bootcamps are tough—they’re called bootcamp for a reason: mixing treadmill routines with strength training and fun pump-it-up music help the hour-long class breeze by.
When sending out the official invite asking the ladies if they’ll join you at the altar, throw in a 5- or 10-pack Flywheel pass in so you’ll have extra motivation to get into wedding dress shape. These 45-minute cycling classes are fun and engaging, helping you get to that
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When nightlife kingpins come together with former NFL players, you know a gym is bound to be more than just machines. The super-exclusive members-only spot is like having a pass to the best spa in town, with plunge pools, a salon, massages and a team of medical gurus ready to boost everything from your performance to your hair and nails. Locals look like they just stepped out of a fitness magazine, and even celebs like actress Gabrielle Union are known to host a class or two — meaning you’ll be in good hands while toning and tightening.
Now with three locations around Miami—and the newest in Bal Harbour—it’s not hard to squeeze in a session or two at the nationally known mind body studio. Try the full-body Core Fusion Barre + Cardio class that mixes interval training with barre-based workouts to tone your thighs, butt and abs. After all this hard work, treat yourself to one of Exhale’s flow massages to loosen up muscles and relieve any tension you may have from wedding planning stress.
When it comes to yoga, South Florida-based Green Monkey always comes up as a top pick. Swing by the Coral Gables or Sunset Harbor location for an hour-long yoga sesh that can be just as intense as you’d like, working up to the strength building power yoga class that weaves in elements of cross training.
The spin studio with a cult following just opened its second Miami location on South Beach in the new 1 Hotel South Beach, with its classic 45-minute ride known for being equal parts tough and therapeutic with choreography designed to work your core while cycling.
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The Belle Island spa has everything from personal trainers to hardcore Pilates and yoga classes. For a fun fat-blasting workout with a focus on your core, try the Stand Up Paddle Board Water Nirvana Yoga class on Biscayne Bay with a few of your bridesmaids, followed by a day indulging in the spa’s water facilities (hello hamam!).