Mornings start early and fresh (hence the whole "before the hangover even starts" reference) with a yoga or tai chi class outdoors on the Standard’s yoga lawns. Throughout the day, guests can attend strength and core classes, boot camp workouts, biking or kayaking, plus “plenty of free time for guests to take advantage of the water sports and nightlife of South Beach.” So in other (our) words, it’s sort of like a guilt-free pass to be a lush once night falls.
The retreats are slated to be a year-round offering, but for now the schedule runs through March. Be warned, though, it’s a bit spendy: $3,950 a person for double occupancy, or $4,950 for singles.
Granted, that price tag includes all sorts of goodies, including six nights stay, three meals + two snacks daily (except Sat. and Sun., when you just get one meal each day), daily workouts and yoga classes led by pro trainers, a lifestyle and health evaluation (gulp), 60-minute massage, and access to the resort's gym and hydrotherapy facilities.
Why the Standard? Method Fitness program director David Guzman had nothing but love to heap on the Miami hotspot. "If we had designed the perfect site for our fitness retreats, it would be The Standard," he told us via email. "Lush outdoor yoga lawns, hot tub with waterfall, arctic plunge pool, fully equipped gym...The Standard has it all."