Start the Year Right With These Services and Destinations Promoting Healthy Living

By Luis R. Rigual | December 30, 2019 | Lifestyle

54D (4210 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.600.8207) Blood and tears are not part of the 54D experience ($3,900 per person), but sweat definitely is—and lots of it. The innovative fitness program created by former soccer pro Rodrigo Garduño focuses on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of exercise to ensure results. In 54 days, participants burn fat, increase strength and muscle, and develop a more athletic body.

Insider’s tip 54D recently launched the 54D Graduate Gym ($375 per month) next door. It’s only available to those who have gone through the 54D program and offers personalized training routines created in four-week cycles.

Artechouse (736 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) This cutting-edge museum is strictly devoted to digital exhibitions that merge art, science and technology and are as experiential as they get. Running through spring is Infinite Space, the first major retrospective by Refik Anadol, which features his wonderfully immersive “Infinity Room,” a spot that is the closest thing to what we assume outer space must feel like.

Insider’s tip You will inevitably want a video during your visit, and for that the staff recommends you switch your camera settings to slow-motion to capture colors not visible to the naked eye.

964A8203.jpgthe “Infinity Room” at the Infinite Space exhibition at Artechouse.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort (6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.514.7000) Carillon is a health destination that covers all the bases. The venue features an integrative wellness center with programs focused on Oriental medicine, nutrition, energy healing, emotional health, ayurveda and counseling. There are more than 20 daily fitness classes, a two-story indoor rock wall and the largest spa on the Eastern seaboard at 7,000 square feet.

Insider’s tip The newest member to join Carillon’s team of experts and doctors is Sifu Matthew, a kung fu master whose followers include Gwyneth Paltrow. Known as the “Injury Whisperer,” he uses a program he developed to help the body rapidly heal ligaments, nerves and bones using his own electromagnetic waves.'

CarillonlifestyleSPAVIB0245.jpgWater therapy at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Prestige Imports (14800 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 833.290.6287) Lamborghini, Pagani, Karma, Ferrari and Bugatti—thy name is Prestige Imports. CEO Brett David knows what bon vivants want, and not just when it comes to wheels. His Prestige Marine arm of the company distributes sought-after brands including VanDutch, Midnight Express and Tecnomar Speedboats. And most recently, Prestige Aviation began catering to the jet set by offering state-of-the-art Icon A5 light-sport aircraft.

Insider’s tip A new showroom devoted exclusively to Lamborghini vehicles opens later this year.

Photography by: Carillon Miami Wellness Resort Photo courtesy of the resort |
“Infinity Room” Room Photo by Daniel Garcia/courtesy of Artechouse