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GoProGirl’s Master Guide to Florida’s Run Clubs

After lots of requests and questions over the years, I am sharing  THE LIST for all Run Clubs in South Florida. When I joined the South Beach Run Club in 2010, they were the only run club group in town (at least that I knew of).      Luckily, that was just the beginning.  7 years later and we can easily lost count of how many groups are available.

And ALL FREE!

I think the best way to do this LIST is to separate by LOCATION  and DAY OF THE WEEK.  I hope to cover all groups and not forget anyone out! ( I can always update new groups in this list, please contact me and I will add your group info)

Last update: August

Location: MIAMI

MONDAYS:                                                                                                                                        

 Go Run Miami (6:30pm Country Walk / 7pm MDC Track)

IRun (6:45pm 5050 Biscayne)

South Beach Track Club (7pm Flamingo Track)

TUESDAYS:  

IRun AWP – (Meet 5:30AM at Alice Wainwright Park)

Baptist Health South Florida Brickell Run Club  or (Main Website for all Baptist Health Run Clubs ) 7pm Fortune Int.

Go Run Miami (7pm West Kendall Lakes Park)

Baptist Health South Florida Homestead Run Club (7pm Homestead Hospital)

Fitzone OCR Training (5am Tropical Park Track / 7pm 11919 SW 56Th St., Miami,33175)

Team Footworks  (6:30pm at Sunset Dr Store) 

FIU Run Club (with GoRun 7pm)

WEDNESDAYS:           

 Project 305 (6:45pm at Flamingo Track)

Fired Up Run Club (7pm North Miami Beach)

Go Run Miami (6:30 Country Walk/7pm Brickell store)

Baptist Health South Florida Kendall Run Club (7pm at Go Run store)

Batch Run Club ( 7:15pm Brickell )

Art.Yoga.Run  (6:30pm on the First Wednesday of every month, meet at Pilathon)

Coconut Grove Run Community ( meet at Kennedy Park by AC’s Icees at 6:15pm)

THURSDAYS:      

IRun AWP – (Meet 5:30AM at Alice Wainwright Park)                                                                   

 Baptist Health South Florida South Beach Run Club (7pm Meet at Nike Store on Lincoln Rd)

Baptist Health South Florida West Kendall Run Club  (7pm West Kendall Hospital) 

Baptist Health South Florida Gables Run Club (7pm at Equinox Merrick Park)

Go Run Miami (7pm Key Biscayne)

Team Footworks  (6:30pm at Sunset Dr Store)                                                                                 

Shape up with Schiffy (6:45pm  at Runners Depot Aventura)

Fitzone OCR Training  (7pm  @ 11919 SW 56Th St., Miami, Fl.33175)

Doral Run Club (7 pm @Exxon Mobile -10701 NW 58 ST Doral, FL 33178.)

The Competition Firm (6:30pm at PAMMuseum, stairs workout)

Fit 2 Run Bayside (7pm)

FRIDAYS:                                                                                                                                                  

Go Run Miami (6:30pm Country Walk Store) 

SATURDAYS:                                                                                                                                  

 Go Run Miami (6:30am West Kendale Lakes Park)

IRun ( 6:30am 5050 Biscayne)

Miami FIT (Miami Lakes)

SUNDAYS:                

 Monthly – One Love Run  (7am by Mana in Wynwood)                                                                

Go Run Miami (6:30 am Key Biscayne)    

Fitzone OCR Trail Run  (8:45am at Oleta River Park)                                                                     

Baptist Health South Florida Old Cutler Run Club  ( 4PM Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Road)

Location: BROWARD

MONDAYS:                                                                                                                                        

 

TUESDAYS:                  

Hollywood Run Club (7pm 300 Connecticut St, Hollywood)

 DBRC – Delray Beach Running Company  ( 5:30 AM, 2-6 mile route or 6:30 PM, Speed & Hill workout led by a coach)                                                                         

World Of Beer Run Club  (7pm at World of Beer)

Running for Brews FLL (7pm at Bull Market)

WEDNESDAYS:                                                                                                                             

Team Mimosa  ( Click on the link for more info, they run Weds Morning/ Deerfield B.) 

Baptist Health South Florida Weston Run Club (7pm Weston Town Center)   

World Of Beer – Plantation (7pm at WOB)

Loco Rio – East Ft Lauderdale (6:30pm Francis Abreu Park, Rio Vista)

                                                                                              

THURSDAYS:                                                                                                                                  

 Funky Fun Run  (6:30pm at Running Wild)                                                                                     

WeBe Running – Boca Raton  ( https://www.meetup.com/WEBE-Running/)

DBRC – Delray Beach Running Company  (6:30 PM, 2-4 mile route)

Runners Depot Run Club (6:30pm at Runners Depot Ft Lauderdale and Weston)

Coral Springs Parkland Run Club  (6:30pm Runners Depot Coral Springs)

Beast Mode Running, INC (Night workout meet at Tequesta Trace Park)

FRIDAY: 

SATURDAY:                                                                                                                                          

 DBRC – Delray Beach Running Company    (6:00 AM, 2-20 mile route) 

SUNDAY:  

Hollywood Run Club (7am 300 Connecticut St, Hollywood)


SUPPORT GROUPS – These groups are available for you to join and get support. They usually attend Run Clubs / Events together as a group.

1K Run Club     South Florida Runners         Beast Mode Running       Black Girls Run

South Florida Hash House Harriers -SFHHH      Team FDC     The Competition Firm

Women on the Run   Miami Runners Club  South Florida Team EMC

 

THAT’S ALL FOR NOW.

And once again: If your group is not in the list and you would like to add it, please send me a message and it will be updated.

See you running around SF!!

@GOPROGIRLMIAMI

 

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Gym Hopping – Intense Fitness Life in 14 days

This might be the first time I will be actually writing on this blog. If you look, everything I post are photos or videos and sharing some links, but no writing at all. I call it ‘wordlessblog’  but today, I will feed you some words.

On the first day of July, I was invited (or maybe dared, you will figure it out at one point) to be part of this ‘project’ to work as photographer/videographer for a new brand. The job – cover sports events. The challenge – that might include taking some classes and filming everything possible. hmmmm…..

— I started running back in 2010 when I was overweight and hopeless. Running have put me back into shape over the years, BUT I do not have that ‘fitness frame of mind’, I take classes for charity once in a while, I take a free yoga anytime I get a chance, but that – is – it. I am not a  long distance runner ( half marathons happens once a year), not a fast runner, no gym on my schedule, nothing else. My runs includes talking, walking, photographing and lots of jogging, about 5 miles distance, from 1 to 5 days a week.  I don’t have visible muscles, I do look skinny and my  real strength is 0.-

The first requested event was to run a 5k, witch was not a problem at all. I am used to do this, easy pie. Also, I was supposed to attend the Run Clubs available in town and that happened during the first week of July.

Than, I had that request – Can you sign up for a 14 day trial with ClassPass.com ?

What the H… is a class pass? I was thinking in my head – where the hell did I get into? – Anyways, ended up to find out what classpass.com was and here is how I am feeling about this experience.

And here we go, On July 13th,  first day  on of ClassPass, I chose 2 different studios around the area I live (just in case I decided to give up before even starting, I could run back to my house faster. But of course, that did not happened.)

First Class in the morning, a Spinning Class. I hope by now you understand that when I do some kind of “biking” is just for fun, once a year, Deco Bike… but Never taken a spinning class before. And here I am. Tripod with monopod and gopro all ready and set to get me in action. I’m not sure if it was the time of the day or the day of the week but the class happen to have only 3 girls ready to cycle. I forgot to bring water bottle, problems with beginners. Overall, it was a nice class and I felt more like a private session, since there was only 2 other girls in the room. After 60 min, I stepped out of the bike and I though: ‘ I can not walk home’ – but I did.

Spinning

In the afternoon, I had scheduled a Pilates Session. That was also new for me, I had seen my mom doing it a few years ago, but I had never done it. So I was thinking ( and expecting a little) that Pilates was a calm and easy way to stretch and exercise, since I was sore from the earlier workout, I did not wanted to abuse of my body. And of course I was wrong. Pilates is not easy at all and I found muscles I had no idea they existed in my poor body.  It was a 45 min session and I left feeling sore in other areas of my body. It also gave me a feeling of a private session since I had only 2 others in the room with me.

Pilates

The next day, the 14th, I woke up very sore and did not want to over do it, so I decided to visit a gym. I never do weights or anything serious so I went straight to the cardio room. They had a bunch of machines available, empty room  and one amazing view of the Bay that I could not get over it! Ended up running on treadmills for about 45min. Not my favorite thing to do, I would rather be running outdoors but it was nice to visit that place, I had no idea it was there and I am very happy to being able to find these “treasures” around town, but they were actually there since long time ago. Old for you, new for me.

Treadmills

On the 15th, attended a Hot Yoga class at 9am. I have done few  yoga sessions but never anything like this. The room had a heater and the class was 90min long. Also, all the yoga I have done was for beginners and this one had positions  for advanced ‘yogis’. In the end it was good, it feels like I was, some how, melting  into my mat and I was very relaxed after I got home. Not paying attention, I over booked yoga for the same day and at 3pm I was attending another class. This one, not that hard. It seemed more like the regular classes I usually take. Only one thing: first 5 min and the first plank in, I realized how hard yoga is! And I was feeling very sore and tired in 10 min of class! Anyways, did not give up, stayed in class til the end. Left really sore.

Hot Yoga

Yoga

The 16th, a Thursday, I had scheduled another Pilates class for the morning and it was not that bad as I was expecting, since I was very sore by then. This class was 60 min long and had an entire different vibe if I can say.  The class was totally different from my first pilates and I loved it. It looks easy but it will make you workout hard.  Same day at 6:30 pm,  I attended to a studio that was celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a Spinning class. This was something out of this world! The class starts normal and suddenly we are in total darkness…til the lights turn on. In red, yellow, blue, green, purple. All those colors, the music, the rhythm and the flow of the class is explainable in words. You have to attend such a thing to feel how that was. And of course, when the class was over, I was supposed to attend their party but my legs were on fire and I decided to go home for the day since I had scheduled a Zumba class for the next morning! By this day, I was feeling exhausted.

Pilates

Spinning

And yes, at 9am on that Friday the 17th, I was dancing. Dancing like no one was watching – but there was… my camera.     I took one zumba class to help a charity last year and that was it. 9 months later, sencond class of Zumba completed. You don’t want to know how bad I am on that so let’s skip it to the after class, I also had scheduled my chiropractor to ‘fix my back’ as he usually does once a week, since I also had a yoga class to be at noon. My legs and arms were very sore and I thought about giving up the yoga after 5min after starting. But, did not give up, I did not force it also, so let’s say I did some ‘lazy yoga’. The place was amazing, by the pool with incredible view of bay and Key Biscayne.

Zumba

Yoga

Since body was very sore, I decided 2 things:

1 – I can do one class per day, might consider doing 2 classes twice a week but not daily, so the following week, I will be taking one class per day.

2 – took the weekend off and did not exercise at all.

Monday the 20th, had scheduled a Hot Yoga class in another studio, this class was 60 minutes long and the instructor was a nice young girl, the class was very relaxing and I totally lost track of time, it did not feel like it was a Monday or a beginning of a new week.

Hot Yoga

The 21th, I had one of the most amazing experiences ever in this ‘fitness life’ – I had scheduled something I had seen on tv several times but I never imagined it was so amazing as it is. Anti-gravity Yoga. That is right. It’s yoga in the air, hanging. I don’t know what to say or how to describe it, it’s definitely one of my favorite classes during this intense week and I extremely recommend of course.

Anti gravity Yoga

By the 22nd, I had schedule something I had never done before and I was also curious to see if I could handle doing it, and I scheduled a Crossfit / Bootcamp class. As I thought, it was a hard and extreme to me and my weak body. I did few minutes of spinning and that was it. Since I knew the coach, he allowed me to just photograph and do the videos. Crossfit is too much for me, it looks really cool but I have some limits. and this was my last class using class pass.

Crossfit

Since  was requested to set up another account, in order to meet groups around the city, I had Class Pass canceled. Overall, I used 8 days of their 14 days offered. “Class pass is designed to help you explore tons of amazing studios and classes, challenge yourself with different ways to work out, and get you into the kind of fitness you feel passionate about.” For more info, check them out: http://www.classpass.com – I got some of my friends very curious about what I was doing and I offered them to use  the free trial.

This was a great experience and I learned a lot about new places, new people, my body limits. I am very grateful for taking this challenge. And I am ready for the next ones!

That’s all for now. Should I blog more words? I would love to get some comments if possible.

@GoProGirlMiami