Stories written by Charlotte Libov

With New Name and New Location, ‘Visit Miami Beach’ Expands Mission

Argentina tourists Graciela Blanco and Mabel Blanco are helped by interns get Julieta Rodrigo and Cesar Jorge. Rodrigo from the Miami Beach High School Tourism AcademyJorge attends FIU’s School of Hospitality.

By Charlotte Libov…. The Miami Beach Visitor Center has a new name and a new, roomier location to reflect it’s expanded mission. Now called “Visit Miami Beach”, you can find this visitor’s and concierge center in the lobby of Hall C of the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is open now, and will be fully […]

Crowds Hail Miami Beach Chamber’s INcard 2nd Anniversary

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By Charlotte Libov…. Feasting on everything from tuna tartar to samples of wedding cake, more than 900 people packed Jungle Island’s Treetop ballroom to see the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s INcard business stimulus program brought to life by more than 100 retailers who joined in for the free “Taste of the INcard” 2nd Anniversary […]

Record Breaking Gala!

Jerry Libbin, President & CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber, Jackie Gleason, Honoree Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Jason Loeb, Chairman, & City Manager Jorge Gonzalez

By Charlotte Libov…. Jerry Libbin, President & CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber, Jackie Gleason, Honoree Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Jason Loeb, Chairman, & City Manager Jorge Gonzalez Revelers were whisked back in time as the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce presented its 89th Annual Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, to pay homage both to […]

Stretching adds to your fitness program

Elissa Barbach demonstrating stretching exercises.

By Charlotte Libov…. When I first joined Equinox South Beach to get back in shape, I knew I had to devote myself to doing cardio and lifting weights as well, but stretching took a back seat, until one of the trainers there tested my flexibility. The results were disappointing to say the least, until Elissa […]

Don’t Sir Around — Get Moving!

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By Charlotte Libov…. Those who know me know that my favorite time of the day is early morning; I rise at 6:30 a.m. and I head out to the beach, briskly walking the several blocks from my apartment to the Starbucks on Ocean Drive. As I do, I pass by several joggers, as well as […]

Start Training Now for Miami Beach Gay Pride 2011

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By Charlotte Libov…. With this year’s Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade & Festival a great success, plans are already underway for next year’s event, so you’d best start getting in shape early for this action-packed, high profile event. First up, Endurance. While it may not seem like you need that much endurance to walk the […]

Life’s a Beach (Marathon) When You Live Here

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By Charlotte Libov…. Living on Miami Beach always provides plenty of great reasons for exercise, whether you’re doing yoga on the beach alone, or joining in with others. Personally, I find that there’s nothing like having a goal to train for, and such opportunities are frequent, thanks to the many marathons/ half-marathons, triathlons, and other […]

3rd Annual Women’s Conference & Expo

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By Charlotte Libov…. To be a leader, don’t be afraid to stand up to the men who are eager to intimidate you, a panel of female leaders, led by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower told a packed house at the 3rd Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference earlier this month. In the conference’s morning session, Bower […]

Using Kettle Bells for a Healthy Heart

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By Charlotte Libov…. What does an ancient Russian tool have to do with keeping in shape? Everything, when it’s called a “Kettle Bell,” as these cast iron balls are one of the most cuttingedge tools for keeping in shape, I discovered, as I swung one around my shoulders in Sean Centifanti’s class at Equinox South […]

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