Certified yoga instructor Lori Bertoline brings a lifetime of fitness passion to Yoga Vie Studio. Lori and her fellow instructors teach a huge variety of yoga classes, from steamy hot power yoga to soothing sunrise sessions. The studio welcomes beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Platinum Twirl Pole Fitness’s instructors cater to exercisers looking for an alternative to the average workout, leading them through confidence-boosting pole fitness classes designed to work the whole body. They introduce novices to the fundamental moves, such as the fireman spin and martini spin, in the basic pole fitness class before building upon foundations in the intermediate and advanced classes. In addition to offering pole fitness courses and private lessons, they teach other fitness classes, including Zumba, chair dancing, and co-ed total body strengthening sessions with free-weights. They also host parties for bachelorettes, gal pals, or elderly knitting circles in search of new and exciting ways to celebrate a night out.
Since its founding 90 years ago, YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg has shaped the lives of its members and the direction of its neighborhoods with a full fitness facility and a commitment to community programs and services. The not-for-profit organization stimulates active lifestyles with pulse-hiking equipment and amenities including a 25-yard heated pool, waterslide, and indoor climbing wall. More than 90 weekly group aerobics classes inspire members to torch calories or conquer fear of jumping jacks in a supportive team environment, whereas a children's activity room keeps younger members aged 3 months to 12 years safe and occupied. A vast collection of cardio machines maintains healthy heart rates, and a gymnasium with two basketball courts helps members prepare to win games of horse or quash rebellions led by sentient peach baskets.
To get clients into shape, the certified trainers at The Peaceful Warrior Fitness rely on on TRX suspension training, which uses body weight for resistance. But unlike other body-weight exercises, such as pushups or putting yourself into a box and then lifting that box repeatedly, TRX utilizes the physics of leverage. The gym's trainers use these exercises during group and private sessions to help clients of all fitness levels build strength and shed fat.
Invented in 1999 by fitness instructor Tim Ganley, KaYoga combines two invigorating workouts with beautiful scenery and adventure. KaYoga students embark on a three-hour trip, starting when they slide into a Tim Ganley kayak, then paddle it from Ft. Desoto to one of the pristine nearby barrier islands for an hour of yoga on the beach, which is preferable to yoga in a tar pit. Called "an inspired fusion of pastimes" by the Times of London, KaYoga is as invigorating spiritually as it is physically. On the kayak journey, it's not unusual to encounter dolphins, an occasional manatee, other sea creatures, and celebrities who are preparing for their roles as talking kelp.
Following an injury that prevented her regular visits to the gym, Lori discovered a new way to not only stay in shape, but also to de-stress. That was back in 2002. Now, more than a decade later, she's honed her practice and been certified as an instructor. Putting her talents and passion to use, Lori opened the spacious studio at Peace of Yoga, offering six class styles including beginner yoga, flow, and stretch/relax yoga offered at the end of the day.