Miami is more than just the cruise capital of the world. It’s also the heart of health and fitness trends in the United States. It’s no coincidence that Miami is home to some of the sexiest people in the world.
Many cities have replicated the city’s healthy habits; however, not one can say it’s at the same level as Miami. So what makes Miami stand out from the rest?
We Take Coffee Breaks
Every day at 3:05 p.m., Miami residents are encouraged to take a Cuban coffee break. This was a long-standing tradition that recently became official when a social media campaign helped the trend gain popularity. Aptly named 305 Cafecito, the movement encourages everyone to stop what he or she is doing to take a break or join one of the many social events that have popped up in the Miami area.
Why is the movement important? These days, people often work through lunch breaks and work late to get things done. This actually reduces concentration and energy levels, which can be boosted by simply taking a short break. Even a 15-20 minute timeout drastically improves productivity. By making this coffee break official, Miami businesses are ahead of most other cities with regard to healthy lifestyle trends at the office.
We Invented Zumba
Known for our Cuban culture and rockin’ beach bods, it should come as no surprise that Zumba originated here in Miami. Colombia native Beto Perez brought the new aerobic-style class to Miami, and it eventually made its way into local gyms before its popularity spread across the country. Now, there isn’t a gym in the nation that doesn’t offer Zumba classes in addition to kickboxing and yoga. The workout combines the Floridian lifestyle trends of salsa dancing and staying active and adds a dash of fun.
We Offer Free Yoga Classes
Yoga studios and nonprofit organizations all over Miami offer free yoga classes for anyone, regardless of age or income. Even dogs are joining in on the fun and participating in these free classes. Yoga Mornings holds free outdoor yoga classes for all levels, bringing the community together at SoundScape Park. Yogis and wannabes don’t need a ticket or a reservation – just a mat. If doing yoga once a month isn’t enough for you, Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers daily classes that are reasonably priced between $5 and $15.
We Play in the Water All Year Long
Unlike most cities, Miami has the advantage of having year-round warm weather. It also sits on the ocean. Aside from our community’s love for lounging on the sand and soaking up the sun, Miami residents are more likely to take up a water sport than people in most other cities. Paddle boarding has become a particularly popular activity in Miami because it combines the physical exertion of water sports with the core strength required in yoga. Some even do yoga on top of their paddle board. Other citizens surf, snorkel, or kayak, which makes it easy to stay fit because we’re working out and having fun at the same time.
We Take Office Work Outdoors
With many modern companies allowing employees to work remotely, Miami residents are trading their pantsuits for swimsuits. Instead of staring at cubicle walls, we’re taking tablets and laptops to the park, the beach, and even the bar. No longer being confined to stuffy offices and overpriced cafes has made Floridians more productive and happier at work. Instead of napping in overheated cars or toiling through lunch breaks, we have the freedom to lie on the beach, take a dip in the ocean, and nap in our own bed.
We Use Local Fresh Fruit
In Miami, we highlight the importance of eating clean by hosting dozens of farmers markets for our residents to enjoy. Even restaurants and bars use fresh ingredients to make their food and drinks. By eliminating preservatives that are found in practically everything, Miami residents reduce their risk of heart problems and cancer.
Where can you find these farmers markets? The Market Company has several locations where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables that come from local farms, and the Urban Oasis Project is a volunteer program that plants its own vegetables to make them available to those in need. Whichever one you choose, you’ll be supporting a great cause and eliminating preservatives from your body.
We Don’t Waste Time on Beauty Maintenance
Miami women are always on the move, and we don’t waste time perfecting our hair or shaving our legs before we head out. Instead, we invest in laser hair removal, so there’s one less thing to deal with before we head out each day. Beauty blogger Symphony Soto talks about her experience with laser hair removal at Body Details in this video, and it’s apparent that she’s excited about never having to shave again.
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