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Mar 29, 2017

Contact: Media Relations at 305/539-3084, 800/955-3646 (U.S./Canada) or Erika Mayor, Fusion PR at 305/632-7323.

MIAMI, FL– (March 29, 2017) –  Miami and the Beaches is perfect for 365 days of sports and fitness activities. Throughout April, locals and visitors can take advantage of great wellness offers, as well as sports and fitness events thanks to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) “Miami Sports & Wellness Month” sponsored by Citibank. The month-long campaign features special offers on various sports activities, classes, and events for all ages and fitness levels.  For a full list of events and offerings visit www.MiamiSportsMonth.com.  

Miami Sports & Wellness Month will kick off with Yoga in the Park, a free event on Wednesday, April 5th, 6PM at Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. For more info visit www.MiamiSportsMonth.com.
"Miami has grown to become one of the premier sports and fitness destinations in the country.  Professional athletes spend time in Miami during the off season working with some of the industry's best trainers. For the average fitness enthusiast, Greater Miami and the Beaches really has it all," says Andrew DeChellis, founder of StayFit305.com, South Florida’s number one fitness news site to the best trainers, gyms, studios, news, events, health foods and more.

Some of the events being promoted include, power yoga and beach boot camps with fitness gurus Chris & Trace Vlaun at The Confidante Miami Beach hotel; dream wellness getaways at The National Hotel with 15% off accommodations and massages at their SPA Cabana; or watch your favorite team play in style with game drop-off for two, complimentary breakfast at the Beacon South Beach Hotel.  Citibank card holders will receive extra at selected venues.

For golfers, the GMCVB will be hosting the 26th Annual H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament benefiting the Black Hospitality Initiative African-American Scholarship Fund on May 12th, 7AM, at the Miami Beach Golf Club.  The event funds scholarships for men and women of African heritage committed to working in the local visitor industry upon graduation.  Visit the HotChallenge.com for more details. 

Miami Sports & Wellness participating events and offers: (*Citibank Special Offer)

Fitness Classes
  • Arcola Lakes Senior Center
  • Flywheel Sports
  • SoulCycle SOBE
  • 1 Hotel South Beach Spartan Coaching Session

Outdoor Rentals
  • Bike and Roll Miami
  • CitiBike powered by DecoBike
  • Deering Estate Kayak Rentals
  • Miami Beach Rowing Club
  • Miami Watersports Complex (MWC)
  • Sailboards Miami: Paddleboard, Kayak, Windsurf *Citibank Offer
  • Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures *Citibank Offer
Spa & Hotel
  • âme spa & fitness center
  • bliss spa at W South Beach *Citibank Offer
  • Bamford Haybran Spa at 1 Hotel South Beach
  • ELEMIS Spa at Shops at Merrick Park
  • En.liv.en Spa + Salon at JW Marriott Marquis *Citibank Offer
  • exhale at The EPIC Hotel*Citibank Offer
  • exhale at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel *Citibank Offer
  • exhale at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour *Citibank Offer
  • GuyandGirl Spa Mondrian
  • GuyandGirl Spa Shelborne
  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
  • Miami Headache Institute - National Stem Cell Clinic
  • mySpa Miami
  • Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
  • Spafinder Wellness 365
  • The Biltmore Spa
  • The Spa at Conrad Miami
  • The Spa at The Setai *Citibank Offer
Golf
  • Country Club of Miami *Citibank Offer
  • Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne *Citibank Offer
  • Palmetto Golf Course *Citibank Offer
  • The Biltmore Golf Club
  • Trump National Doral® Miami

“Miami is a world-renowned sporting event destination.  Year-round great weather combined with world-class sports venues, hotels, restaurants, attractions and a welcoming diverse multicultural community have made Miami a mecca for sports.  We are looking forward to hosting major events such as El Clasico with Barcelona and rival Real Madrid, the World Baseball Classic, and in 2020 Super Bowl 45,” said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. 

Social Media: 
Throughout April, share photos and videos of your Miami fitness, wellness and ‘fitcation’ activities using the hashtag #MiamiSports for a chance to win 1 of 4 gift cards and for the chance to be featured on the @miamiandbeaches Instagram story!


Miami Sports & Wellness Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer with monthly deals and special events. Temptations programs include: Miami Cruise Month (January), Miami Romance Month (February), Shop Miami Month (March), Miami Museum Month (May), Miami Film Month (June), Miami Spa Month (July-August), Miami Spice Restaurant Month (August-September), Miami Attractions Month (October), Miami Live Arts Month (November), and Miami Heritage Month (December). For more information on the Miami Temptations programs, please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com or e-mail Media@MiamiandBeaches.com. Facebook: @Visitmiami, Twitter: @MiamiandBeaches, #MiamiSports

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    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.