Florida Sun Health Club
The 100 block includes a nice little health club called Florida Sun. It's right next to a large office building on the northeastern end of the block, so there are views of the intracoastal waterway from this health club (these views will improve in 2009 when the old library is knocked down). The Florida Sun health club has a full range of weight-lifting and aerobics training equipment, along with various classes and generous hours starting in the very early morning. It also features a juicebar which may be expanding in 2009.
Ownership of Florida Sun has changed a few times in the last few years. The current owner, Marcello Cento, is a very nice individual who also is an opera singer and director (he recently arranged a performance at the nearby Cuillo theater on the 200 block of Clematis Street). Marcello seems content with how his business is doing, and yet looks forward to the improvements that will surround him in 2009 with the city's large waterfront project.
I've always enjoyed working out at this club. Something about the layout and the colors, and the friendly active atmosphere, make it a pleasure to exercise here. The club also has large floor-to-ceiling windows which allow the inside of the club to be well-connected to the nice outdoor landscape surrounding it.
Click here for Florida Sun's website