By Erica Greenfield
Art aficionados aren’t the only ones anxiously awaiting Art Basel festivities to begin. With the overwhelming amount of fine art exhibits, installations, crazy concerts and wild parties, how can anyone find the time to fit in a solid workout? As it turns out, fitness fanatics can take a sigh of relief because Art Basel 2015 will feature various health and wellness events around the city. You can have your cake and eat it too; then go burn it all off at these awesome fitness pop-up events happening this week!
SOUL BASEL MIAMI BEACH
December 1st-4th; 1 Hotel South Beach
For the ultimate art and SOUL experience, check out SoulCycle’s pop-up studio located poolside at the 1 Hotel South Beach on December 1st -4th. In collaboration with artist Gregory Siff, this cardio party will feature top instructors Laurie Cole, Soeuraya Wilson and Tomas Mikuzis who will each lead 45-minute rides at 7:45 am and 8:45 am. In true SoulCycle fashion, each ride will feature live DJ sets by A-TRAK, MS MR, Just Blaze and ASTR, which are all curated by Spotify. The pop-up is located just steps away from the new SoulCycle South Beach, which is slated to open in 2016. To reserve your bike, click here.
December 4th-6th; Wynwood Walls
Yoga enthusiasts can rejoice because one of Art Basel’s biggest fitness events is making its return. Led by South Florida’s own Dawn B with musical guests DJ Drez, Marti Nikko and The Mayapuris, YogArt Basel will host sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Art Basel weekend. This is an ideal way to get your downward dog on while enjoying the Wynwood Walls’ latest installation, Walls of Change. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
BODY, ART & MOVEMENT-EXHALE + ART BASEL
December 4th; Exhale South Beach at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Exhale is getting artsy with their second annual Body, Art + Movement celebration! The event kicks off at 10 am with a yoga flow session set to a live DJ. Following your moment of zen, enjoy sips and snacks, tattoo art, mini spa treatments and live paintings by New York artist Jeremy Penn. Tickets are $15 for non-members and can be purchased here.
FITNESS CLASSES BY EQUINOX
December 2nd-4th; Surf Lodge
Equinox will be presenting wellness classes Wednesday through Friday mornings featuring a delicious, yet healthy post workout Sakara lunch and gift bags. The event, which is open to the public, will feature yoga classes on Wednesday and Friday and boxing classes on Thursday. Sessions will kick off at 10 am.