Missoni Sports at HomePosted 07.31.2021
Maison Missoni co-founder Ottavio Missoni knew a thing or two about sports — after all, he competed as an Olympic hurdler in the 1948 Summer Olympics. Along with his wife, Rosita, he also pioneered the development of voguish Italian sportswear. It’s apt, then, that Missoni Baia offers its residents a slew of stylish sports and fitness amenities.
Tennis is a timeless way to while away an afternoon. Take to Missoni Baia’s elevated court to play against your partner, or invite friends around for doubles. The full-size clay court is great for effortlessly exercising in the Miami sunshine — plus, any stray serves will be caught by the surrounding fence. Relax with chilled drinks afterward on the bayside terrace. And if your backhand’s a little rusty, book classes at Grand Bay Club‘s world-class tennis center — it’s less than half an hour’s drive from your condo.
Making a Splash
Ottavio Missoni would be proud of this Edgewater condo’s swimming facilities. Take a cooling break from the midday sun with a dip in the lounge pool. Or, bump things up a notch by honing your front crawl in the Olympic-size swimming pool. There’s yet another outdoor pool to enjoy that overlooks the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay. And you can soothe your muscles afterward with a soak in the whirlpool spa, before drying off on one of the poolside daybeds. On-site locker rooms let you refresh and change without having to return to your condo.
A Gym With a View
Not only does Missoni Baia boast a 3,208-square-foot gym, but this particular gym commands magnificent 180 degree views of the bay. Work out to suitably themed tunes — think “Miami Groove” by Betty Wright and Bonde Do Rolê’s “Miami Beach” — while taking in the inspiring panorama and getting toned. A private training room provides the space you need to practice your more involved workout techniques in peace. And once you’ve hit your goals for the day, treat yourself right with a session in the steam and sauna rooms.
The Art of Taking It Easy
Not all workouts need to be strenuous, of course. Missoni Baia’s dedicated yoga studio is ideal for early-morning flexing as the sun rises over the bay. For unwinding on the weekends, why not challenge friends to a few rounds of billiards in the game room, or simply recline on the lounge seating to watch the ball game on the oversized video screen. Because sometimes, sport is best enjoyed with a beer in hand.