SPARTAN GYM AT 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
Inside one of South Beach’s most luxurious hotels, a playground for functional-fitness fanatics awaits.
The space: A 14,000-square-foot grown-up jungle gym, complete with custom obstacles, a climbing rope wall, monkey bars, outdoor workout areas, and an oceanfront yoga platform.
The focus: Functional movement that will strengthen you for life, with Pilates, yoga, and meditation classes to boot.
Special stats: The facility is the first-ever Spartan Gym, created in partnership with Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle-race company.
Hottest trainer: Lawrence Sikorski, a former United States Marine turned fitness pro and MC2 model—what more could you ask for? Catch him in action as he does the Magic City proud on NBC’S Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.
Fitness philosophy: “It’s not about trying to be someone else’s best, but being yours,” Sikorski says. “Change your mind, change your body. Fitness in failure is a beautiful thing.”
Go-to workout: For Sikorski, it’s “the power burpee: Chest to the ground, push up, pop up, jump to a pullup bar, straight into a muscle up, then…gorilla sprints!”
Book it: The Spartan Weekend experience. Test your limits with a set of challenging training classes and programs over the course of a weekend that will help you find your inner soldier. The package includes a choice of a guestroom or suite at the 1 Hotel, recovery sessions, sundown celebrations, and Spartan community gatherings to keep you balanced. 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-1000; 1hotels.com/ south-beach/spartan-gym
The gym also hosts Spartan Weekend, a multi-day exercise extravaganza.