Miami Gardens XPress trains to be great

Miami Gardens was most recently the host of one of the biggest sports events in the world, but their local track-and-field program has been making headlines since 2008. Miami Gardens XPress is one of the top-ranked track-and-field programs in the country, with more than 300 members between the ages of 5 and 18. And they […]

/ February 5, 2020

Go to this: Dribble Drive Against Cancer

Dribbling basketballs to help fight cancer. (📸: Baptist Health) GO TO THIS: This weekend, expect to see hundreds of people dribbling basketballs in the streets of Miami – all to support cancer research at Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute.  And there’s still time for you to get involved in the Dribble Drive Against Cancer. Here […]

/ November 13, 2019

To-do: Kayak with a cause

The beach isn’t going to clean itself. (📸: Diana Perez, Virginia Key Outdoor Center) CHECK OUT THIS EVENT: Kayaking with a Cause — On Saturday, Nov. 2 we’re meeting up with Baptist Health and Debris Free Ocean at Virginia Key Outdoor Center for a kayak field trip and beach clean-up.   WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO TOGETHER: […]

/ October 28, 2019

Meet this local: Tamara Rodriguez

Tamara and her two daughters hold up the cover of her latest book, “Teo the Great.” (📸: Photo provided) MEET THIS LOCAL: Five years ago, Tamara Rodriguez was diagnosed with breast cancer.  With no family history of breast cancer, and as a fitness-focused and healthy 35-year-old mother of two, the diagnosis came as a surprise. […]

/ September 27, 2019

3 ways to get you and your kid active in South Florida

Ready, set, go! Taylor Smith Exercise doesn’t necessarily have to happen in the gym or with a group. Being active can be just taking a post-dinner walk around the neighborhood or having a mini-dance party in your kitchen.  Add a young kiddo into the mix and for some, suddenly your gym time turns into baby […]

/ August 13, 2019

How to: Score a goal with SoccerShape

Courtesy of Julian Carvajal/Flickr Creative Commons TRY THIS: Professional athletes and soccer stars developed SoccerShape, a team workout plan that combines training with fun soccer plans.  Soccer is one of the most physically demanding sports to play, which means the people who have played it at a professional level know a thing or two about […]

/ July 2, 2019

Where to exercise for free in Miami

How about some stairs for breakfast? (📸: Clique Images) From yoga, to Zumba, to running clubs across the city, there is no shortage of opportunities to get fit. So if you’re ready to get active and sweat it out, join one of the free class below:     Miami Critical Mass On the last Friday of every […]

/ June 27, 2019

4 ways to celebrate International Yoga Day

Celebrate International Yoga Day (📸: Anupam Mahapatra) Not only is Friday the first official day of summer, but it’s also International Yoga Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to recharge and realign on the longest day of the year.   Here are a few ideas of how to stretch out and celebrate – just make sure […]

/ June 19, 2019

Try this: Join a run with Doral Run Club

Meet your new running buddies. (📸: Baptist Health Run Clubs) GO TO THIS: The new Downtown Doral Run Club, launched June 3, is free and open to anyone who wants to run. Director of Life Time Marathon Race Frankie Ruiz launched the new running club, making it his eighth club to date. “It’s been a […]

/ June 11, 2019

Issue spotlight: Measles in Miami

Getting vaccinated (📸: Public domain) THE ISSUE: Last month, a Johns Hopkins study identified Miami-Dade County as the third county in the U.S. most likely to experience a measles outbreak in 2019. Cook County, Illinois, (home to Chicago) tops the list, followed by Los Angeles County. Data including non-medical exemption rates, anonymous full-route passenger travel […]

/ June 4, 2019