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Flow Fitness Encourages Strong Hearts And MindsBy Amy Schechter

There are many and Brandon. All classes reasons why we, as make participants feel as if women, can put off our they receive individual trainown health. It’s so easy ing, but within the benefit of a to find something else positive, virtuous community. to do around the house Try a Barre Above class that or with the family. For melds Pilates, stretching, aerobics, and strength trainsome, starting a new ing that dancers use to stay routine can be scary lithe and fit. Not found anyand uncomfortable. where else in the area, Kara Birkey, the visionwomen can take Trapeze ary behind Flow Flow, where a hammock-like Fitness, saw a need for apparatus is used for a total a place where women body workout. Other classes can come together in Kara Birkey, founder of Flow involved Muay Thai, Boot fellowship and enjoy Fitness. Camps, Tabata, and P90x getting in shape: “Years just to name a few. Most importantly, ago, God gave me a vision of opening a free childcare is offered for every class women’s fitness boutique, offering the no matter what type of membership you most trending classes in a wholesome and fun environment.” Flow Fitness prom- purchase. When you are finishing working hard, you can relax in the one-of-aises this welcoming environment where women can make meaningful changes in kind “Revive Room.” In here, women can listen to soft music, sip tea and their lives and honest connections to one relax. Individual classes, multi-class bunanother. dles and memberships can accommoBirkey began working in the fitness date all budgets. industry ten years ago, and although she The first class is always free and loved health and wellness, as a Christian women are welcome to stop by for a woman, she struggled with some of the tour. Hours are Monday through Friday; music and body shaming that seemed to accompany typical gyms. She imagined a mornings from 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m., afternoons from 3:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and place where women would have a judgSaturdays 7:45 a.m.-1p.m.. Flow Fitness ment free zone and the only competition is located just north of Symmes Rd. at they would feel would be with them11331 US Hwy 301 South, Suite 101, selves. Birkey shared her idea for a women’s fitness haven with her husband, Riverview, 33578. For information, call 374-3019 or visit them either at flowfitJesse Birkey, and with his support she or on Facebook at took a step of faith. Now, Flow Fitness is the first of its kind to serve the residents of Riverview

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