Palm Harbor Wellness Center & Cheek Powell Wellness Center offers the community a unique alternative to the standard health club. Incorporating physical fitness with wellness coaching allows clients to experience a total wellness transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. A staff of wellness coaches and personal trainers implement medically based exercise programs and oversee routines as guests pedal aboard cardio equipment, sweat through circuit-training stations, and heave free weights within the fully furnished gym. Each location also boasts more than 50 group fitness classes per week, during which experienced instructors lead groups through yoga poses, Zumba twirls, and kickboxing strikes. Before or after a workout, clients can choose from a variety of customized massages to help soothe or strengthen the body.
The Morton Plant Mease Foundation has grown into a philanthropic institution that inspires people and physicians to improve their community’s health. It provides financial support to Morton Plant Mease’s nonprofit hospitals, promoting an integrated and community-focused healthcare system across the greater Clearwater district. The foundation's members strive to educate the public with health-conscious events, classes, and support groups that keep citizens healthy and involved.
Shortly after beginning her journey in the Pilates industry at the age of 18, Vanessa Pinkham moved to South Africa, where she mastered and taught the form's focused stretches, bends, and core-firming maneuvers. Though she witnessed the exercises' transformational results, she also noticed that students quickly grew bored performing the usual repetitive mat routines and wonted séances to summon the spirit of Joseph Pilates. To address this problem, she opened up her own studio in Tampa where she crafts signature classes that battle the monotony of traditional Pilates workouts. With modifications for injury rehabilitation and different fitness levels, she welcomes clients of all backgrounds to pursue toned tummies and leaner physiques.
In the Berkshires of Massachusetts, a large ashram community of yoga enthusiasts developed the Kripalu discipline of yoga over three decades of intensive practice. After studying the teaching techniques of Kripalu yoga, instructor Daniela Boesshenz guides others through the practice's meditative movements at Sramana Yoga.
Daniela builds each class around a sequence of postures that aims to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body, whether in simple level-one lessons or in level-two sessions that challenge students with more rigorous poses. On select days, Daniela leads less intense chair yoga classes for individuals with arthritis and heart conditions, and when the weather cooperates, she'll take classes outside to the beach so students can take in a sunset or the first steps of a recently evolved fish.
The rejuvenating benefits of Pilates are proven in this photo of the exercise’s discoverer, Joseph Pilates, at age 82, taken shortly before an experimental gamma ray turned him into the Amazing Colossal Man. Today’s Groupon gets you all of the core-strengthening benefits of Pilates with almost no risk of meeting the fate of Colossal Joe. For $35, you get five mat classes, including yoga, Pilates, and boot camp, at The Pilates Loft in Clearwater. Use your five sessions to kick-start the alignment of your body and mind.Dissatisfied with this surprisingly upfront answer, which in no way validated our preconceived notion of a man who sells tiny pewter dragons for a living, we chose to ghostwrite this response for him:
Shannon Bostwick shapes healthier clients from top to bottom using variable workouts and advanced TRX suspension training. Clients sweat, strive, and sculpt as Shannon strikes up a fast tempo, using body-weight resistance and cardiovascular exercises to increase muscle tone while maintaining core strength and flexibility. Circuit-style workouts change each day, confusing muscles and keeping the mind engaged.