The Body Electric Athletic Company is a big and beautiful facility at 655 31st St. S. in St. Pete. We offer group fitness with a focus on mindfulness, as in, paying attention to what you are doing, and being personally empowered to work within a range, pace, and load that makes sense for you. Offerings include functional strength classes, conditioning, core stability, loaded yoga, and recovery. An open gym and ice baths are available for members, plus locker rooms with showers, childcare, and a cafe will be onsite. Additional weekly sessions include a stroller fitness class, a running clinic and group run, oxygen optimization, and barbell lifting instruction.
What do we mean by mindful fitness? Glad you asked….the general idea in a nutshell: Our goal is to help people push themselves into increasingly stressful situations, so that they can practice being cool while working hard, efficiently, and accurately under pressure. We create artificial stressors in a safe environment, so that real life (and real competitions) become easier. With mindful movement practice, we train the nervous system to become accustomed to high activation when it’s time to work, and to quickly return to calm when the work is over. This creates resiliency, better recovery, and therefore a greater capacity to work over time. Mindfulness is the key. Mindfulness is intention, attention, and presence.