Your footwear is extremely important and is essentially your only “equipment” for your workout. Therefore it is very important to invest in yourself with a good pair of sneaks not only to prevent injury but to also facilitate ease of movement when you bust a move!

In general, I recommend a good pair of cross trainers or aerobic style shoes for dance fitness classes. They provide the cushion and medial lateral support needed for side-to-side movements that we often do in dance but also have low traction rubber for easy sliding and turning.
Of course, they way the shoes fit on your feet and how they feel to YOU is the most important thing but one thing’s for sure: DO NOT use running shoes! They are designed for forward movement only and are often “elevated” and therefore can be dangerous in a dance class that has a lot of lateral and side to side motion and turns.

How do you know when it’s time for a new pair?

A sore back, knee problems, achy joints and worn down arches are signs it’s time to upgrade your equipment. 4-5 months is an average lifespan of any fitness sneaker yet if they look like they’ve lost their spunk then you can bet they definitely have!

And don’t worry, you don’t have to throw out your sneaks after this time, you can still wear them around the house or doing errands or whatever. It’s just that the important support you need won’t be there anymore.

So I hope you take care of that amazing body you have an help it run smoothly and with high energy for all long time by investing in your equipment and self!

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Amy Fournier considers herself a reformed People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur. She specializes in emotional fitness, stress and energy management, work-life balance, natural health and beauty from the inside out.

She is the Founder of Miami Fitness & Lifestyle®, a lifestyle club located in North Andover, Massachusetts, which is a unique fusion of specialty fitness classes with community and fun for women. Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress – she is also an artist, workshop presenter, dance/fitness/yoga instructor, author, International fitness cover model, philanthropist, friend, daughter and lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.  

Take a moment and get to know Amy!

Daring Spirits: Tell us about a decision that felt really bold.
Amy: Gosh, there have been so many times in my life where I feel life has given me the opportunity to be bold, brave, and daring and go out of my comfort zone and move from where I was, and they all involved a lot of fear and uncertainty. Thinking back on them, they all involved a lot of doubt and it was always scary to make the move I knew I had to do. Here are some top ones:

1. Deciding to get a divorce and then starting over
2. Leaving everything I knew: a safe and secure life with all my friends and family and established business to move to Miami, Florida, by myself and without any solid connections, job, or plan! 
3. Opening my own club! This was certainly a BIG HUGE one! 

All of these decisions forced me to dig deep and take action and just leap despite the fear and insecurity. For some reason, I’ve always had something driving me and I’ve known that the only way I can evolve and grow into the person I was meant to be was to risk and to keep expanding – just like the entire universe does. It is our example of how to live.
Daring Spirits: Describe a time when things went “wrong” and then the Universe delivered.
Amy: Well, if I understand this question correctly, I think you’re asking about a time when I thought something was “bad” and it turned out to actually be for my highest good. If so, I have to say that I just love when that happens – it’s one of my favorite things, and I find it so comforting! It’s like God’s way of winking at us and letting us know He’s out there and in charge and got our back’s so we don’t have to worry.

I have one very clear example of this. Let’s just say God removed someone from my life whom I thought was good for me and replaced them with some one SO much better than I could have ever dreamed. At first, I felt devastated and couldn’t image how I would carry on; yet at some point I realized that it was the biggest blessing in the world and actually an answer to my prayers!
Daring Spirits: What’s one thing you really want people to know (about the world, about you, about life — this is your chance to drop some knowledge!)?
Amy: I’d say to relax, to trust, and to just be yourself. Fight for the life you want, and to be the person you want to be. Stay focused on what matters most to you and what’s real. Go within for the answers you seek, and then have the courage to heed the answers that you will feel from your heart/your body. It always knows what’s best for you and what you really want. 

At the end of the day, all we have is each other, and the love and connections we have created and shared are all that matter. That’s it. Nothing else is really that important. Have the courage to just be yourself; it sounds so simple, but it’s so rare to see today and took me over 40 years to finally get it myself!

DS: Beach or Mountains?

AF: Gosh, both – it’s like saying left hand or right to me!

DS: Sweet or spicy?

AF: Sweet!

DS: Window or aisle?

AF: Aisle!! (gotta be able to get up!)

Daring Spirits: Stay focused on what matters most. Wise words, Amy, thank you for sharing your insights and energy. It’s clear to us that you’re aligning with what makes you light up!

Flyer CWR 12 Spirituall Laws of Success Workshop Sept 2016

In this fun group meeting you will learn the keys to manifesting desires:

  • Whether it be a more fit and healthy body
  • A new job
  • Better relationship
  • or simply living with more joy

… this workshop will focus on the 12 key universal laws of success.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC yet space is limited therefore registration is recommended

You can save your spot either IN PERSON at the club, ONLINE HERE or on our PHONE APP, “Miami Fitness” under “Special Events”

FLYER Open House May 2016

Come feel the fun and friendly vibe of Miami Fitness & Lifestyle at our first OPEN HOUSE SOCIAL PARTY! Enjoy a glass of wine, some light refreshments and great conversation and laughs with friends or make new ones!

…just stop by or stay all night….!

Please note: This is a casual-vibe, social event- not a workout or class – but cool music and our amazing light show will be in full effect inside the studio for a fun “night-out” vibe should the urge inspire you to bust a move while you’re there!


Flyer Summer Jump Star March 2016Who’s ready to GET FIT this Summer?!

Stop the struggle and LEARN WHAT WORKS at our next workshop open to the public!

Learn key diet, exercise and lifestyle tips you need to know.

Space is limited.

SIGN UP on our free phone APP: “Miami Fitness” or click here

At this month’s healthy lifestyle workshop, you will learn all about the powerful, versatile and health-enhancing properties and uses of all-natural essential plant oils: Nature’s Energy Source!

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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and are known for their mental, physical and emotional healing properties. They can be applied directly onto skin, diffused, inhaled, incorporated into massage, added to a bath or used as ingredients for common household cleaning needs and medicinal health purposes.

Some of the most common uses include:

  • Detoxify the body
  • Boost alertness
  • Repel bugs/insects
  • Sooth achy muscles and injuries/pain
  • Clear sinuses
  • Calm nerves and anxiety
  • Heal skin, rashes and scars
  • Improve digestion
  • Promote quality sleep

“Not a day goes by that I don’t use one of my oils for some particular need. I can’t imagine my life without them!” – Amy 🙂

SPACE IS LIMITED (Our last workshop SOLD OUT!)

SIGN UP HERE UNDER “Special Events” tab on left side of page.

$20 Miami Fitness Member or Class Card Holder
$25 Non-Member