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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 (1).

 

Andreina Villabon

Manager

Andreina was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts and started her career passionately working in the Hospitality Industry. For the past 4 years she lived in London, UK working in restaurants furthering her management education and experience. She has now moved to Miami and is enjoying the lovely weather.

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.

Francisca "Franny" Silva

Francisca "Franny" Silva

Operations Crew Lead

Franny was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California and has a strong Mexican identity. She transferred 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 now a little one of her own. She knows that as parents, we often need a place to take a break in order to refresh and reset. In the event that CPR is needed, Franny is CPR trained.

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.

Priscilla Paul

Priscilla Paul

Nail Artist

Priscilla is a fully licensed Nail Technician who loves to pamper moms with either manis and pedis or extended massages. She has 5+ years of experience in the Beauty industry and is currently pursuing a degree in Cosmetology.

Ekaterina "Katti" Postylyakova

Ekaterina "Katti" Postylyakova

POD Welcomer & Play Supervisor

Katti was born in Miami, FL but was raised in Russia up till middle school. She acquired her associates degree at Miami Date College in Journalism and is now studying at Florida International University pursuing a bachelors degree in Communications Public Relations. 
When she graduates she hopes to become a Brand Marketing Consultant. Katti has previous experience with kids having worked as a camp counselor and after school carer. 

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 from time to time:)

Elsa Boza

Elsa Boza

Sr. Nail Artist and Cosmetologist

Elsa was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She spent some wonderful years working as a PreKinder teacher and later decided to study Cosmetology at the Beauty School of America. For over 20 years Elsa has worked in the Beauty Industry always keeping up to date on the latest trends and techniques in the Art of Nails, Skin Care and Anti-aging treatments. Earlier in her career she spent some wonderful years working as a PreKinder teacher.

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Monday: CLOSED 
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
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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