At Cliff Drysdale’s Brickell Tennis Club, you will improve your coordination, stamina and performance on the courts…and perhaps acquire a new obsession for tennis skirts! Private lessons and group classes are provided, accommodating players of all levels with exceptional service and great programs. If you get good enough, you can even join one of their tennis leagues. The club features seven hydro-clay courts, along with a variety of services and amenities that include a snack bar and full-sized locker rooms. Brickell Tennis Club’s manager Tom Brownhill played tennis professionally for six years, and has trained pros such as Lleyton Hewitt and Mariana Lucic. He says that many area professionals and residents like to take part in tennis clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon. “The clinics are fast-paced, fun and really help burn calories,” he says.
Brickell Tennis Club
601 South Miami Ave.
Want to work out and get pampered at the same time? Oakwood Yacht Club in the center of the action on Brickell is the perfect place to rest and be restless. The Yacht Club offers heart-pumping racquetball in the indoor courts and has breathtaking views of the city you can indulge in while lounging poolside after a sweaty session. After you’ve paddled your way to a healthier you, you can take advantage of some of the many health-food filled cafés and restaurants located just steps (or a quick jog) away.
Oakwood Yacht Club 1111 Brickell Bay Dr. | 305.373.7933 | Oakwood.com
Are you ready to battle off those extra calories? Fight Club Miami’s fitness facility provides boxing, muay thai, capoeira, karate and kickboxing classes with expert personal trainers available. The 11,000-square-foot building features several stage-like boxing rings and offers a large selection of resistance training and group exercises. Upon arriving, you receive a free consultation with one of their fitness professionals who help you set your goals and customize your exercise routines and diet. With a fantastic approach to working out all aspects of your being, this place promises results. “I’ve had people lose 100 pounds on our programs,” raves manager Sandro Flores. “We are dedicated to making sure our customers get results!”
Fight Club Miami
120 NE 20th St.
The Sports Club LA at the Four Seasons in Downtown Miami offers every resource you need to reach your fitness goals, all in the exclusivity of a luxurious location. This 50,000-square-foot fitness club provides extensive weight training, group exercise programs, personal trainers, sports instructors, lifestyle counseling, and mind and body programs such as yoga and pilates. They also have a spa and a unique all-natural healthy menu free of preservatives, additives and transfats for a healthy meal or light snack before or after your workout. Swimming, basketball, squash, and boxing are among the many sports they offer. Regardless of your affinity for getting active, one thing’s certain: At this oasis of all things fit, you’ll find classes and workshops that cater to your interests and hectic schedule.
The Sports Club LA
1441 Brickell Ave.
Sanctuary 7 is a pilates studio like none other that also offers dance and spinning classes, along with spa amenities. At 6,200 square feet, the building is one of the largest pilates studios in the world that dedicates itself to the art of balancing muscle lengths and strengths in the body. After fully recovering from a threatening spinal injury using pilates, owner Nicole Perkovich has devoted her time to teaching others of its benefits, and it has certainly paid off. Among her clients are Madonna, Paulina Rubio and Gloria Estefan. Perkovich’s classes provide the strengthening, stretching and stabilizing of key muscles and are committed to demonstrating the power of conditioning the entire body with proper alignment, centering, concentration, breathing and flowing movements that will propel you to new fitness heights physically while de-stressing you mentally.
1700 SW 3rd Ave.