On a recent business trip to Miami, we stumbled upon Sunset Harbour, a quiet enclave that happens to be one of the hottest neighborhoods in South Bach. This small, walkable area is known for more than just restaurants and shopping. It is in fact a fitness mecca, complete with a full three or so blocks of gyms, studios, juiceries, and health-inspired restaurants.
True, Sunset Harbour isn’t as close to the business action. But we think it’s definitely worth the visit during your next business trip. Check out all of the ways you can work out and eat well in Sunset Harbour.
Where to Work Out
Price: $15/First Class Special, $60/Three Classes
As one of the most well-known boutique gym chains in the world, Flywheel needs no introduction. This location in Sunset Harbour offers cycling and precision training in the form of barre classes (Flybarre) and functional training (Flyfit).
Perfect for: Spin enthusiasts, of course!
Price: $30/class, $145/5-class pass
Again, no introduction needed for what has been coined “The best workout in the world.” Barry’s combines 25 minutes of treadmill running and 25 minutes of strength training.
Perfect for: Knocking out two workouts in one.
Price: First class free, $25/class
The geniuses who created Sweat 440 have a solution for those who can’t stick to a rigid class schedule (i.e. most business travelers)! Ten-minute rounds of mobility training, cross-training, strength training, and HIIT are repeated throughout the day, allowing students to jump in and kick off their workout at any time.
Perfect for: Squeezing in a structured 40-minute workout on your schedule.
Sunset Harbor Innovative Fitness Training is a premier personal training studio led by Cody Patrick, one of Miami’s most influential trainers. His team of fitness experts work one-on-one with clients who are serious about getting in shape.
Perfect for: Personal attention from Miami’s top trainers.
This neighborhood favorite offers a wide range of boxing-based workouts include intense bootcamps and cardio kickboxing. If you don’t have room to pack your own wraps or gloves, they are affordable to rent at $2 per pair.
Perfect for: Releasing a little tension!
Price: $20/class, $49/3 classes (new student special)
With classes ranging from restorative to power yoga, Greenmonkey offers options for students of all levels and abilities. Meditation classes are also offered a couple of evenings per week, giving road warriors a perfect opportunity to decompress after a busy day.
Perfect for: Yoga enthusiasts and anyone who needs to re-center and focus after a long travel day.
Where to Eat
1855 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Price Range: $11 - $30
Perfect for either a relaxing breakfast, a quick business lunch, or a nice dinner after work, this hip yet versatile Miami restaurant offers interesting cuisine such as kale and quinoa fritters and ropa vieja lettuce wraps. Their version of avocado toast with a sprinkling of quinoa and topped with crab will make you forget all other avocado toasts before it!
Perfect for: Taking a client to lunch or the team to dinner.
Price: $8 - $20
We spent A LOT of time at Dr. Smood and can’t say enough about their unique range of juices, smoothies and meals along with the friendly and helpful staff. Our favorites are the cacao shake and thin, perfectly toasted sandwiches made on Dr. Smood’s Performance Bread – a combination of certified organic millet flakes and certified organic spelt flour with no added sugar.
Perfect for: A post-workout smoothie or a quick lunch.
Price: $11 - $30
Popular local chef Nicole Votano brings her considerable talents to this fast casual health food restaurant, which boasts locally-sourced ingredients in its paleo, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. The menu features a broad range of items such as matcha protein pancakes, quinoa-encrusted salmon po’boy sandwich, and lemongrass chicken along with nutritional information.
Perfect for: A casual solo dinner after a day at the office.
Where to Stay
While Sunset Harbour isn’t as hotel-dense as other areas like South Beach, there is one that typically caters to health-conscious travelers. The Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Beach South Beach offers great amenities like small kitchenettes for preparing your own meal, a decent breakfast buffet, and typically decent fitness centers.
The next time you visit Miami, you may prefer to stay in the more business-friendly areas Downtown or in Brickell. However, if you are looking for a mind and body break with beachy vibes, venture out to Sunset Harbour on your next business trip to Miami.