Fitness Resolutions with Equinox

One of my goals this year is to build lean muscle. My usual regimen of running and yoga was becoming… well… a little boring! I still love both workouts, however for my 2018 fitness goals, I wanted to switch things up. If you’ve been following my Instastories, you know I’ve been doing group classes, Pilates, and personal training at Equinox in Brickell Heights. So far I’m loving the results.

Let me show you around my new gym and give you a sneak peek on my new workout plan. And don’t judge me… I’m not like super buff, so I’m not able to lift super heavy weights… yet đŸ˜‰


Fitness Routine at Miami's Newest Equinox in Brickell Heights City Centre


Personal Training + Pig Out Accountability

I will admit my diet isn’t 100% “healthy” so the personal training sessions encourage me to eat healthier. Mostly because my trainer, Lamar, watches my Instastories and sees that I overly indulge in Rose! #sorrynotsorry Lamar!

Equinox has a realistic approach to personal training and they matched me with Lamar because he’s a Tier 3x and knows his stuff when it comes to nutrition.

I {try} commit to personal training about 2x per week. There are weeks where my schedule is absolutely insane, so I have to reschedule a bunch of times. Prior to Equinox personal training, I didn’t utilize the weight room in gyms. Now I’m doing crazy things like deadlifts, squats with a GIANT dumbbell thing, and kettle ball swinging. Who am I?!

The results? I’m SWOLE! Kidding.

All joking aside, I’m getting toned and feel more powerful especially after doing a few pull-ups.

Overall, I feel like a ninja in a super cute Beyond Yoga outfit.


Fitness Routine at Miami's Newest Equinox in Brickell Heights City Centre



Group Classes

My friends and I have been addicted to Equinox and we have group texts to help remind each other when to sign up for classes.  Meeting for classes serves as our catch up time since our schedules are bananas. That’s what happens when your gals are also total girl bosses!

My go-to classes are usually Yoga, Mat Pilates, and The Muse, which just launched in Miami.

I’m mildly obsessed with the Muse because I used to be a ballerina and this class trains you like a dancer using light round-weights (3lbs) to boost the burn.

Don’t let this class fool you, it’s hard AF!

The class is about 45 minutes and it’s cardio intense! At the end of the class my arms feel like Silly Putty.




Private Pilates Sessions

Every Equinox Pilates Studio features a suite of authentic equipment. The studio is intimate… usually 1-2 people training at a time with individual instructors.

The cool thing about Pilates is that there are over 500 movement combinations available that keep your body and mind engaged, so you’ll never get bored or hit a plateau. Ala what usually happens to me with workouts!

I did 6 weeks of Private Pilates sessions with Natalie. I was shocked to see an improvement in my overall posture and balance after only a few sessions. Pilates helps you focus on proper alignment and balancing your body. For example, the left side of my body is a little weaker, so Natalie created a routine where we would strengthen those muscles, so the right side of my bod didn’t have to work so hard.

Pilates is also INCREDIBLE for belly blasting to ensure that the body is contracting the correct muscles (those Buddha belly ones) so the abdominals stay flat. Who doesn’t want that?!


Fitness Routine at Miami's Newest Equinox in Brickell Heights City Centre



Around the Brickell Heights Location

Equinox Brickell Heights is a three-level fitness center in the heart of Brickell. On the third level they have a beautiful pool deck with city views of my kingdom.

What sold me on Equinox? The Kiehl’s products and Eucalyptus Steam Room. Hello workweek mini spa-sesh! I will force myself to workout just so I can indulge in the steam room and shower with the Kiehl’s products. No. Shame. Here.

STUDIOS & SPACES
  • CARDIO FLOOR
  • CYCLING STUDIO
  • PILATES STUDIO
  • POOL
  • EUCALYPTUS STEAM ROOM
  • STRENGTH FLOOR
  • STRETCH FLOOR
  • YOGA STUDIO
SHOPS & SERVICES
  • KIDS CLUB
  • THE SHOP
  • THE SPA
AMENITIES
  • EUCALYPTUS TOWELS
  • KIEHL’S PRODUCTS
  • WIFI


Overall I love the community Equinox has built in Brickell and the studio is beyond gorgeous. If you are interested in learning more, use this link and let them know you read about via Brickelllista. They will offer you a pass to try the gym so you can decide if its the right spot for you.

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