South Beach Health & Beauty
The Betsy South Beach Rooftop Wellness Garden & Spa
1440 Ocean Dr., South Beach
Outdoors on the gorgeous plant-flanked rooftop of the Betsy Hotel, this spa is absolute heaven. Retractable sails shade private cabanas, where treatments that harness the power of pure ingredients and salubrious fruit extracts are performed by skilled aestheticians. The Muse is a thorough detox with antioxidant-infused coconut milk, pore-tightening cucumber toner, and a corrective, glowifying mask made with blueberries and cocoa powder.
The Miami Beach sand is packed down every morning so it’s an ideal surface for a morning jog, walk, or workout (you can actually run around without sinking in and feeling like your calves are on fire). Just off the sand, there’s also a boardwalk pathway for pedestrians and bikers that runs parallel to the water. If you don’t want to rent a bike (or have one), there are conveniently stationed Citi Bike stations that make spontaneous rides easy throughout the day.
110 Washington Ave., South Beach
JetSet is the only studio in Miami that has Lagree Fitness Megaformers, which are Pilates-like machines that have gained a cult following in recent years. Unlike a lot of Pilates classes, JetSet sessions incorporate a fair amount of cardio with weight training and resistance-based body conditioning. It’s a relentless fifty-minute workout that’s not for the faint of heart—which is probably why it’s so addictive. There is another location in Miami Beach, plus outposts in Wynwood, Coral Gables, and North Miami.
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