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Affordable workouts available at 3 Miami-Dade fitness rooms

Looking for a place to work out but can't spend too much on a gym membership? Miami-Dade County has reopened three community fitness centers – at an affordable price for bargain-hunters.

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is offering use of its wellness facilities for $5 per month, plus tax and an annual registration fee of $12. 

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Check out the fitness rooms at Goulds Park, Gwen Cherry Park and Oak Grove Park. Workout days and hours of operation vary.

Goulds Park Community Center: 11350 SW 216th St., Miami; 305-255-2399. Fitness room hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.

Gwen Cherry Park's NFL-YET Center, 7090 NW 22nd Ave., Miami; 305-694-4889. Fitness room hours: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends.

Oak Grove Park's Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center, 690 NE 159th St., Miami; 305-944-8670. Fitness room hours: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.

“We are thrilled to be able to reopen these fitness facilities. Park spaces like these are essential to people in our community,” said Miami-Dade County Parks director Maria I. Nardi, in a news statement. “They serve as hubs of health and wellness for improving physical, social and mental well-being and are aligned with our goal of providing park and recreation services that better lives. They provide a much-needed outlets for people to exercise, manage stress and engage with others. They connect people and parks for life. I highly encourage everyone to get out and experience our beautiful parks and exercise regularly.”

Please note: The park's and facilities will all be operating under COVID-19 New Normal Guidelines, which include wearing facial coverings and maintaining social distance. For more information on these guidelines, click here.

You may also check out the department's Facebook page or Twitter page.

Fitness classes & events calendar

We've got a calendar of fitness classes and events in and around Miami – just for you! Some are free and some charge a fee.

You may also add your own fitness events to this calendar, including free yoga classes, running clubs, classes, bike rides and other fitness events. By adding your events, you will help us make this calendar more complete and more helpful to everyone interested in fitness.

Check out the calendar, or add your event, by clicking here

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