They say never trust a skinny chef, but we spotted several
toques working up a sweat at the David Barton Gym
at the Gansevoort South
the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The number-one gym rat was Art Smith
who is best known as Oprah Winfrey's chef. The Chicagoan recently shed 100
pounds at the David Barton location in the Windy City, and he kept up his
workout regiment here in Miami. It was a good thing he had such discipline
because as one of the judges of the Burger Bash
, Smith had to sample all 27
gourmet patties. How many miles on the treadmill did that take to burn off?
Perennially perky Food Network star Rachael Ray
was also addicted to the
upscale gym. She and her rocker hubby, John Cusimano, went to the Collins
Avenue sweat factory daily. In fact, one morning Ray arrived at the gym so
early, it wasn't even open yet. No word on whether she shouted out "yum-o"
during her cardio.
David Barton Gym
2323 Collins Ave., Miami Beach