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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 (8), Andres (6), and Victoria (brand new baby).

Paula Schulman

Paula Schulman

Assistant Manager

Paula holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from State University of NY Cobleskill and a Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, from SUNY New Paltz. Paula has worked in a variety of child care settings, which include other indoor playgrounds, after school, and day care programs. She is originally from New York and loves living in Miami.

Allyah Ortiz

Allyah Ortiz

Birthday Party Crew Lead

Allyah was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is currently at Miami Dade College studying Graphic Design Technology. With an eye for design, she hopes to become a Graphic Designer and Art Director. Ally adores working with children as she has plenty of experience working in indoor playgrounds and preschools.

Camila "Cami" Nunez

Camila "Cami" Nunez

POD Welcomer & Marketing Specialist

Cami was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She is currently at University of Miami studying Advertising and Marketing. She hopes to move to New York when she graduates to pursue her Advertising career. Cami has two little brothers and she loves playing with them and other kids.

Luisa Liprandi

Luisa Liprandi

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Luisa was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and later on moved to Miami. She is currently studying at Florida International University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Luisa has prior experience working with children as a camp and after school counselor.

Tuan Hodges

Nail Artist

Tuan is a fully licensed Cosmetologist who loves to pamper moms with either manis and pedis or express facials. She has 5+ years of experience in the Beauty industry. Tuan is originally from Ohio and loves to live in Miami.

Aylwyn Hernandez

Aylwyn Hernandez

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Aylwyn Hernandez (right) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She acquired her Associates degree at Saint Thomas University and transferred to Florida International University to achieve her Bachelors Degree. After she graduates, Aylwyn hopes to work with law enforcement and potentially working with the FBI. Aylwyn has experience working with children in a variety of ages. She has worked in several summer camps and has patience with children.

In case you didn’t notice, Aylwyn has an identical twin sister, Emily, who also works at POD 22 🙂

Emily Hernandez

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Emily Hernandez (left) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She obtained her associate degree in St Thomas University in Criminal Justice and is now at Florida International University pursuing her bachelors degree. She is also enrolled in the Army ROTC program, hoping to commission as an officer and serve the United States of America. The education she has been given and her experiences in the work industry have embodied her as a knowledgeable, responsible, and caring individual. She is ready to take any task given her and execute it effectively. Therefore, when it comes children, they are in great care.

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.

 

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 – 6:00 PM (NEW SCHEDULE!)
Saturday & Sunday: 1:30 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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