NiteTalk: IronFlower Fitness Will Rock You (And Your Body)

Douglas Voisin

This Thursday night Miami's most with-it women will be out en masse to celebrate the opening of Miami's most with-it womens' workout spot. We mean IronFlower Fitness, dig? And though a few cats will undoubtedly be on hand for the opening, this joint is strictly for the kittens. Niteside hit the weights with co-owner Patti Alfaro.

What's IronFlower and why do we need it? IronFlower is the newest, hottest, must see fitness studio and spa in Miami. We are more of a high-end social club for women than a typical gym. Our studio is filled with posh chandeliers and sexy decor; we are the Victoria's Secret of fitness studios -- the choicest one-stop-shop for ladies to have not only the best fitness instructors in town, but daily access to a fabulous mani-pedi, Brazilian bikini-wax, massage or facial.

There are two of you behind the venture, right? Yes, Jay Jiggins is a British Personal Trainer, with a background in dance and performing arts who arrived in the States 14 years ago to work as a singer dancer on cruise ships. Then there's me, a Costa Rican who grew up in Miami with an extensive background in music and television production. I turned to Yoga in 2000 as a way to counter balance the hectic industry and Miami lifestyle. Ironically Jay hired me to produce a television pilot about starting a champagne and dessert business venture. [We] impressed each other with their hard work and ethics, and soon realized they not only had a lot in common but complimented each other's strengths and weaknesses.

What are some of the programs IronFlower will be featuring? We offer various programs for all type of women. One of our most unique classes is Pole Dance Fitness. It tones and tightens your body in ways no other class could achieve. Hot Seat offers a fun and sexy choreographed-style workout in which you don't have to be a professional dancer to enjoy. We of course also offer the traditional favorites such as Yoga, Pilates, Ballet Barre Burn, Spinning, and Zumba, but it's the music, laughs and female camaraderie that has the ladies addicted to IronFlower.

Won't some of those be on display for the opening night kick-off party? We really want to make our Grand Opening a night to remember, showcasing the various talents of our amazing staff. We're going to kick off the night with a choreographed introduction to our staff, Lady Marmalade-style, followed by demos in BellySamba, AcroYoga, Hot Seat, Pole Dance, and much more.

What else can folks expect on Thursday night? The first 100 ladies to arrive will receive a gift bag worth over $100. Door prizes will include anti-aging skin care, a hypnotism session, microdermabrasion treatment, high-end workout attire, and much more.  Our spa technicians will be offering mini spa services, such as, reflexology, hand and neck massage, and more. Our servers will be offering complimentary drinks and hors d'ouvres.

What made you decide to open in the Biscayne Corridor anyway? Because we are proud locals of the Upper East Side. We wanted to be a part of its organic growth and contribute something special to what we feel is currently a diamond in the rough.

IronFlower Fitness opening party, Thursday October 21, 7-10pm. 7300 Biscayne Boulevard 305-302-3096

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