305.456.4791 hello@thepod22.com

Why do we exist?

Parenting is hectic as it is. We want to make it easier.
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Our 4 Core Propositions

Relax

We have coffee and Wi-Fi.

Play

With your kids or under our supervision. Your choice.

Party

Kids and adults get to have fun. Really.

Splurge

Feel great for you and for your kid.

Our Story

And why we exist in this world!

We conceived POD 22 because we felt something was missing in the Family Entertainment Center arena.  As such, we set out to reinvent the concept of indoor playgrounds to include amenities for the enjoyment of kids and adults equally.

As parents we are constantly on the run. Days don’t seem to have enough hours for all our to-do’s and as a result we put ourselves last. POD 22 aims to put the parents’ needs on an even keel with the kids’ needs. Our ultimate objective is to enable Time: with the kids or in different activities – but all in the same space.

Oh! About Our Name...

A pod can be a vessel, a crate, a structure, a shell, a capsule, or a framework. And that’s what we offer –a special space for you and your family where all can be together. And the 22 is not a hashtag, it is a number. It is all about that famous ‘Catch 22’ – “a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions”. A mouthful, we know. But simply said POD 22 is about eliminating that catch 22 and giving both, Parents and Kids, simultaneous and guiltless me time while being together as a family.

Look at what we have accomplished so far! #ohsoproud

Our Crew

The ones that make the magic happen

Virginia "Giny" Aguirrebeitia

Founder & Chief Play Officer

Giny moved from Caracas, Venezuela to the US to finish her studies. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and a Masters Degree in Global Marketing Communications from the same institution. She followed her dream of working in Advertising and had a blast doing all things Marketing for Fortune 500 companies in New York City, Boston, and Miami.

Say hi when you see her!

She lives in Miami Shores with her husband David and their three kids Emma (7), Andres (5), and Victoria (brand new baby).

Francisca "Franny" Silva

Francisca "Franny" Silva

POD Operations & Team Lead

Franny was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California with a strong Mexican identity.  She is transferring from California State University to Florida International University to study Biology with hopes of becoming a Forensic Pathologist. Franny has prior experience working with children as a tutor at an elementary school, as well as, lots of hands on experience caring for younger family members and knows that parents often need a break in order to refresh and reset. In the event that CPR is needed, Franny is CPR trained.

Stefany "Stef" Pereira

Stefany "Stef" Pereira

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Stef was born in Nicaragua and moved to Miami at 11 years old.  She is about to receive her Associate degree in International Relations at Miami Dade College and plans to finish her Bachelor’s at Florida International University. Stef is highly accomplished at school, having won the prestigious MDC Social Science Award in 2018. She hopes to work as a Diplomat in Latin America. Aside from school, Stefany enjoys interacting with kids and taking care of younger family members. She is CRP trained.

Alexa "Ale" Panameno

Alexa "Ale" Panameno

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Born and raised in Miami, Florida Ale is currently a student at Florida International University studying to become a Social Worker.  She has hopes of opening her very own summer camp for children with disabilities. She enjoys running around and interacting with children. Ale is CPR trained.

Etiany "Eti" Marquez

POD Birthday Party Team Lead

Eti was born in Cuba raised in Miami and is currently an online student at University of Central Florida where she majors in Child Psychology. She hopes to receive her Psy.D and work as a research psychologist specializing in child behavior. She loves working with kids and is excited to be at POD 22 helping make the most wonderful party memories.

Maria Camila Ortiz

Nail Artist

A native of Colombia, Maria Camila joined the POD 22 team as a Nail and Hair Artist. She has over 5+ years of experience and loves to take care our customers – with gorgeous nails, hair or brows. Set up an appointment with her on a Friday. It will be your one-stop-shop for that anticipated date night!

Yesenia "Yessi" Arteta

Yesenia "Yessi" Arteta

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Yesenia was born and raised in Miami Beach, FL. She comes from a Colombian home where and speaks fluent Spanish and English. Yessi is an aspiring elementary school teacher working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education at Miami Dade College. Yesenia has prior experience working with children as a Soccer Coach for Super Soccer Stars. She is CPR trained.

 

Isabella "Isa" Bocio

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Isabella was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami. She is enrolling in school to study Criminal Justice. Isa really enjoys kids and has been working with kids at summer camps and other activities for some time.

Mariel Poveda

Mariel Poveda

Sr. Nail Artist

Mariel was born in Nicaragua and raised in Miami. She graduated from Kaizen Beauty Academy and has been doing nails for 5 years. Her passion for nails transpires into her artistic and creative skills – from ombre to nail art, Mariel loves to come up with new ideas. She also has experience with reflexology and aromatherapy. As a mother she understands what it is to work with children and provide exceptional customer service to our lovely moms.

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Monday: CLOSED 
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM**

**Extended Weekend Hours, if available, will be posted on our Website, Instagram & Facebook weekly.

 

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8101 Biscayne Blvd #102, Miami, FL 33138

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