All Well & Good
By Angela Caraway-Carlton
#BodyGoals for Summer
LIVING IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WE MUST ALWAYS BE BEACH-BODY READY. HERE ARE THREE NEW WAYS TO MAKE BIKINI SHOPPING A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL.
The Italian Job
The women-only fitness concept Figurella may have originated in Italy, but the workout resembles something from a sci-fi movie. The three-step program is based on science to help users shed pounds and inches—and devotees swear by it. First, you ’ll enter what’s called the “Thermogenic Bubble,” a clear plastic pod that’s heated to 98.6 degrees, where you’ll sweat through a 30-minute series of low-impact movements (it’s supposed to be the equivalent of an hour and a half at the gym).
After a quick, warm shower, you’ll step into another outer space age-like pod called the “Spa Shell” for a 15-minute oxygen bath. “The bubble workout warms you up, allowing you to start burning fat from the first minute, and the oxygen bath detoxes your body and keeps the fat burning process high for 72-hours,” says Chiara Migani, general manager at Figurella Aventura. Lastly, you ’ll meet with a staff member to map out a nutrition plan—sorry, pasta is not included.
Figurella locations in South Beach, Aventura, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and Boca Raton; figurellausa.com
With sunscreen that shields you from more than just the sun.
When two South Florida moms, Jamie Kovelman and Dana Richards, couldn’t find a sunscreen free of harmful ingredients like parabens to lather on their kids, they decided to launch their own company, Miami Gorgeous, and make their own. Their zinc-based, SPF 30 sunscreen sticks (a 3-pack is $18) is made with clean, organic ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, beeswax and cocoa butter, and everything is purposely manufactured in Florida. For those looking to fake a day at the beach, their self-tanner mousse ($18) will give you a bronzed glow free of streaks and that unpleasant scent associated with so many self-tanners. You’ll exfoliate first, then use a mitt to apply the brown-tinted product, which dries quickly.
The ladies also have a sunscreen line called Miami Cool Kids (sold on Amazon), and soon they’ll launch more beauty booty, including a face scrub, cleanser and anti-aging products.
Products sold on miamigorgeous.com and amazon.com.