- We tapped into South Florida’s fitness, wellness and beauty landscape to curate the next wave of must-try spas, workouts and specialists that will help you start 2020 revitalized, relaxed, revived and rejuvenated.
Sifu Matthew is an international wellness expert, a kung fu master and the founder of the Martial Arts of Wellness (MAOW), a rare form of therapy that channels the energy in the body to help alleviate pain, ease chronic ailments and enhance athletic performance, among other benefits. Thousands of clients, including professional athletes and A-list celebrities, swear by his methods, and now South Floridians can, too. Matthew has taken up residency at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, offering services ranging from 20-minute alignment sessions to private mentorship and training programs. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 866.800.3858; themartialartsofwellness.com
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, which recently debuted a $1.5 billion expansion, also unveiled its new Rock Spa & Salon. The 42,000-square-foot space is complete with 21 treatment rooms, a Himalayan salt room, a coed lap pool, hot and cold plunge pools, a full-service salon and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Couples can share spa time in one of three 800-square-foot couples suites featuring hot tubs and showers for two. Be sure to try the exclusive Rhythm and Motion treatments, which incorporate music into therapeutic sensory experiences. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954.797.5888; seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Immerse yourself in Parisian glam at Brickell City Centre’s new glass-enclosed 1,800-plus-square-foot Chanel Fragrance and Beauté boutique, offering the brand’s latest and classic makeup, skin care and fragrance collections. Look and feel your best by taking a Chanel Master Class or stop in before a night out for professional makeup application. Personalized makeup and skin care consultations are also available. After you’ve channeled your inner Coco, pair your new look with a pair of sunnies from the eyewear shop. 701 S. Miami Ave., Suite 230, Miami; 786.673.4077; chanel.com
The recently renovated Exhale South Beach at Loews Miami Beach Hotel is matching its new look with fresh programming. Anchoring the fitness center and spa’s mindful upgrades is the Recovery Class, a 50-minute mind-body experience emphasizing myofascial and trigger point release. The deep-tissue workout takes participants through six ranges of motion and multiple planes, coupled with concentrated foam rolling and deep breathing. To close the class, the instructor turns the focus inward with a mindful meditation. 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.200.1301; exhalespa.com