PALM COAST, Fla. – Feet hip width apart, Gayle Jaffe turned on the newest addition to her Flagler Beach-based fitness facility, Beach Barre Fitness.
‘Shaking up fitness in a whole new way’, Jaffe demonstrated a variety of positions designed to whip a body into shape in less time, grabbed the attention of people headed into the main ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Palm Coast on Thursday.
Ready to give it a try, attendees hopped on the vibrating machine getting what Jaffe described as an hour of running in just 15 minutes. And that’s not the only thing it does.
“For diabetics they have poor circulation and this increases cellular movement all the way from the soles of their feet throughout their body, so they’re getting that increased blood flow,” said Jaffe during the demo.
It even works out your face.
“For collagen reproduction it’s all about cellular movement, so when you sit on the vibration plate your upper body gets vibration and all that cellular movement in your cheeks, your face, your neck, all starts to regenerate.”
The new machine is so popular, Jaffe started out with four of the $1,200 units in her studio and has doubled the number for her clients’ use.
“When we do this in studio we set it up at the bar for balance, and you just enjoy the VIBE,” she said. “We used to laugh that you can’t shake your fat off. Well, 50 years later, we know you can.”
Showcasing everything from boutique providers like Premier Chiropractic in Palm Coast’s City Marketplace to national providers like AdventHealth, who is preparing to open a second location in the community, the health and fitness fair offered a chance to get to know members of the health and wellness industries in the local community.
Representing the Florida Cancer Specialists, Ali Fields talked with visitors about their newest specialist in Flagler County, while reminding them of the plethora of services currently offered.
“I think it’s important to put the company name and doctors’ faces in front of the community so that they have an idea of the resources that are available to them,” she said.
The health and fitness fair also offered attendees an opportunity to speak with providers of residential services such as gutter protection, a dangerous job for seniors to take on themselves, and computer repair and support, a frustrating chore, no matter the age group.
TAG Ventures Real Estate Services broker Kathy Austrino was on hand to talk to folks interested in buying and selling their homes, sharing an added perk for those who stopped by her table.
“I am hanging out to remind folks if their home is stressing them out, they don’t need to stay there. They can sell it and relieve the stress for their health,” she said half-jokingly.
Handing over a flyer for upcoming meet and greets, Austrino is taking a unique approach to meeting the influx of new neighbors who’ve decided to now call Palm Coast home in the past two years.
“The Stevie Nicks concert is coming up and we have a couple of tickets. We’ll be doing a meet and greet at our office, 25 Old Kings Road, North in Palm Coast March 16, April 20 and May 18 and you can come any one of those days to enter to win the drawing or you can come all three of those days to enter the drawing three times,” she said with enthusiasm.
“At the end of the evening on May 18th we’ll be drawing the winner of the two Stevie Nicks ticket. When you come it’s to get a better idea of who we are, TAG Real Estate and the TAG V. Bear Foundation, our agents, just to get to know us and for us to get to know our community.”