By Lane Nieset | May 27, 2015 | Food & Drink
Too tired after all those crunches to prep a post-workout meal? These six spots are perfect for snagging a healthy snack after all the hard work you did at Miami's favorite fitness centers.
This medical spa-style gym offers a roster of group classes that aren’t for the weak—which may be why everyone inside looks like a fitness model. Former NFL player and cofounder of Anatomy, Marc Megna, teaches one of the toughest courses: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which claims to burn more calories per minutes and lead to three times greater loss in fat than other forms of steady state exercise. 1220 20th St., Miami Beach, 786-213-1220
One of Miami's favorite cold-pressed juice spots, jugofresh, has a Sunset Harbour location just a two-minute walk away. The all-organic, locally produced juices range from sweet greens like the kidney cleansing El Green-Go with apple, celery, spinach, parsley, and lemon, to the deeper green Alkaline Gangster, a blend of cucumber, celery, spinach, parsley, lemon, and ginger. If you want something with a bit more substance, the salad bowls and sprouted sandwiches are made with health-conscious ingredients (think avocado herb spread and chia seeds) but are still packed with flavor. 1935 West Ave., Ste. 102, Miami Beach, 786-472-2552
Barry's signature hour-long boot camp class is divided into two parts: treadmill interval routines and strength training with free weights and medicine balls. After cultivating a celebrity clientele at the West Hollywood location that included everyone from Kim Kardashian to Britney Spears, head trainer Derek DeGrazio set up shop in Sunset Harbour, where he now trains the likes of Nina Agdal and Adriana Lima. 1835 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 786-888-1699
The onsite shake stand can have your drink of choice ready and waiting post-workout. There are 20 different protein shakes to choose from, but one of the most popular is South Florida-exclusive The Derek Skinny, designed by the trainer himself, mixing his branded protein blend with bananas and pineapple for a refreshing recovery in liquid form.
SoulCycle finally made its way to Miami last winter, opening up its 52-bike studio in The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Drawing a cult following for its rhythm-themed rides in a candle-lit room, these spin classes are not only good for the soul, the high intensity cardio workouts also burn between 500-700 calories in a 45-minute session. 360 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-740-3600
After burning off all these calories, refuel at nearby Green Gables Café in downtown Coral Gables. The menu offers fare that’s not only local and sustainable, but also vegan- and vegetarian-friendly with feel-good organic greens, raw lunch bowls, and gluten-free soups. 327 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, 305-445-7015
At Barre Motion, it's all about quick results in one of the most elegant ways possible—with ballet-inspired movements. Former professional ballerinas, dancers, and Equinox-certified Pilates pros lead the hour-long workout that blends isometric movements with classic yoga and Pilates poses building long, lean muscles to get bikini ready fast. 1560 Lenox Ave., Ste. 103A, Miami Beach, 305-534-8087
This natural food café serves up an extensive menu of healthy favorites, from organic wheat grass shots to abc juice (apple, beet, and carrot). There's also a variety of heartier fare on the menu like falafel quinoa, grilled organic tofu platters, and pita pizzas. 1346 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-6675
The 60-minute Shred Beachcamp is just as intense as it sounds. The high-energy workout takes place beachside at the Edition, combining strength conditioning, core training, and plyometrics, followed by a relaxing cool-down yoga session. The best part is probably the view and sea breeze, but at least your hard work will be worth the results. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4500
While you're at the hotel, pop into Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Market at Edition for a light breakfast with a protein punch, like the egg white omelet with spinach and goat cheese or the three-grain salad with spinach and tomatoes. If you're in the mood for something a bit more decadent (after that workout, you definitely deserve it) order ceviche, crudo, or clams from the raw bar. 786-257-4600
Exhale at the Epic Hotel has a few ways to whip those abs into shape with its Core Fusion signature series. The full-body workouts range from bootcamp to barre, but all have the same goal in mind—a trim and toned core thanks to the mix of free weights and body weight resistance training. 270 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-423-3900
Chef Cesar Zapata took a cue from his own vegetarian diet when he introduced a vegetarian lunch menu on Thursdays and Fridays from noon-3 pm. Take a breather after an hour of ab work and try one of the spicy spins on vegetarian dishes, like the crispy cauliflower tacos with Tabasco green buffalo, pickled carrots, and celery, or the Federal Bowl with mixed grains, Brussels sprouts, spiced seeds, tofu steak, crispy sweet potatoes, and vadouvan tahini sauce. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559