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*Results may vary from person to person.

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Bridget, 50 Years Young

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“I lost 25 pounds… I cannot believe how much yoga changed my life.”

“Hey, Brian! Here [are] the pics you asked me for – not too many “before” pictures! I hid as much as possible! I’ve never really looked at [before and after photos] side by side -unbelievable! My story is below.

My first time at Winter Garden Yoga was in April of 2011. I was a wreck at that time – both mentally and physically. Mentally I was going through some major changes in my life and physically I was so out of shape that it actually hurt to walk.

I was terrified to step into [your studio] but I knew I had to do something to fix myself. As a 50 something couch potato, my main fear was that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the class but I was pleasantly surprised. “[Brian], teaches the class so that anyone can do yoga, regardless of your physical ability or size. When he instructs you in a pose, he will usually say, “If you can do this, do this. If you can’t do this, do it this way and if you can’t do any of them, just sit and watch. We’ll catch up later.” And in the beginning, I did sit and watch a lot! And there is no shame involved in not being able to do a particular pose.

I took the Beginner’s class twice a week for 2 or 3 months before I finally worked up the nerve to take the Power Yoga class. And again, Brian modifies a lot of the poses to enable you to do what you are able to do. You can make his classes as easy or as hard as you want them to be. He doesn’t challenge you to move forward but allows you to challenge yourself. I recently started taking Yin classes with Karen and she does an amazing job also. I leave her classes feeling like a new person.

My first signs of physical change came only a few months after I started. I remember I was driving one day and I looked down at my arm and there was a muscle that had never been there before! It encouraged me to keep going and try harder and my effort was rewarded.

From May of 2011 to December 2011 I lost a total of 25 pounds. Besides yoga, I also walked and changed my eating habits but I strongly believe that the main reason why I lost the weight was yoga. Besides being a workout, it encouraged me to think about my body and what I was doing to it and feeding it.

Mentally, yoga gives me a place to go and forget about whatever is stressing me out. It’s taught me to learn to concentrate on me – something I never took the time to do. I’ve learned how to handle stress much better. I have more energy now than ever. Before yoga, when I got up in the morning, it would hurt to walk when I got out of bed. Not anymore. Getting up and down from the floor is a breeze, even carrying my granddaughter.

I recently went to the doctor for an annual checkup. At my previous checkup, about a month after I had started yoga classes, my cholesterol was terrible, my blood pressure was high and I was told I was pre-diabetic. At my last visit, my blood pressure was normal, my triglycerides dropped from 133 to 100, my HDL levels went up and my glucose levels also dropped!

I cannot believe how much yoga has changed my life. I can honestly say I’m in better shape now than when I was when I was in my 20’s! But I strongly believe that had I not found Winter Garden Yoga, the results would not be the same. The patience and understanding shown by the instructors encouraged me to continue and strive to be better. I plan on being a life-time member at Winter Garden Yoga.”

You can do it, too!

Are you ready for your own life changing transformation? Call us for a free consultation at 407-579-9889 or email at admin@wintergardenyoga.com

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"Brenda lost 20 pounds, 4 inches, and has more energy!"

“I decided to come to Winter Garden Yoga in February of this year because I had been feeling terrible and dealing with many difficult and terrible symptoms that were affecting my quality of life. For 18 months I was dealing with irritable bowel syndrome, mild brain fog, night sweats, fatigue, an auto-immune reaction causing severe hair loss and overall negative health. I had seen every doctor that I thought might help, had many blood tests, even a colonoscopy with no helpful diagnosis. I felt defeated and hopeless and wanted my life and my health back more than anything. I knew the best way was to reduce stress, implement physical exercise and improve my diet. So that is what I did, all at the same time.

Since [becoming a Winter Garden Yoga VIP], I have slowly seen improvement starting from the first class. After a few short weeks, my energy increased and I was already getting stronger. I was also walking on off yoga days and doing 3-4 mile walks with Kathy and class mates on Sundays.

At 3 months, I had lost 7 pounds and the hair loss had started to subside. I had pain in my left upper thigh when sitting cross-legged that I noticed was gone during my classes.

I am now six months in and all my symptoms are gone, I have lost 20 pounds and 4 inches, my hair has stopped falling out and is growing back. I have more energy and confidence than I have had in several years and am so looking forward to continuing to get to the best physical and mental shape of my life, with my WGY family by my side. Being part of this group has been my favorite part of joining WGY. I feel lucky to have access to what I feel is the best studio around. I never felt ashamed, or inadequate even though I had no yoga experience at all.

I waited too long to take my health into my own hands, and what I would say to anyone “on the fence” is “DO IT” ! There is no time like the present to be the best “You”, for “you”….

Winter Garden Yoga is a world renowned yoga studio recognized for providing a unique form of functional yoga instruction (TM) that gives you a toned, pain-free body that leaves you feeling great whether you’re currently flexible or not.

Unlike ordinary yoga studios with packed classes that over stretch and leave you feeling lost in the crowd, our services focus on strength, mobility, and nutrition all wrapped up into a caring, supportive, family-like environment you’ll call home.”

You can do it, too!

Are you ready for your own life changing transformation? Call us for a free consultation at 407-579-9889 or email at admin@wintergardenyoga.com

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Jessica

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"Jessica lost 10 pounds and her 'muffin ring' in about four weeks!"

“My name is Jessica. I am an elementary school teacher. When I began [one of Winter Garden Yoga’s programs, “The Skinny Jeans Challenge”], I had no idea how one step in the right direction could change me and how I feel about myself.

I met with Brian to get started and that night I changed my diet. I began following the [VIP exclusive ebook] “How to Get the Best Results”. As the first week passed by and I completed a couple of yoga classes and walking on my elliptical, I noticed a difference in how I felt. I was sleeping better and I could make it an entire school day without feeling like I needed a nap.

As the weeks passed and I stayed on track by eating right, doing yoga, and walking. In those 4 weeks I lost a total of 10 pounds and my “muffin top” began shrinking.

My legs no longer get cramps, I sleep like a baby, I stay full all say without munching on junk food, and best of all, I fit back into my pants the right way.

I went from a 5/6 back down to a 3/4 and I couldn’t be happier.

All my clothes fit right again. I am amazed by the results I’ve gotten from Winter Garden Yoga. I can’t thank Brian and the rest of the Winter Garden Yoga team enough for how they have changed my life.

I am happier, healthier, and I’m in much better shape! I love the results I got from the [first four weeks] so much that I signed up to be a VIP to continue my yoga practice and journey.

Let’s see…

  • Down a size
  • Sleeping better
  • Feeling great
  • Looking great
  • Fitting into skinny jeans
  • All in a little over a month!”

What are you waiting for?

Isn’t it time to do something for you and you alone? Are you ready to be just like Jessica? Are you ready for your own life changing transformation?

Call us for a free, no obligation, consultation at 407-579-9889 or contact us now!

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Teresa

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What made you decide to join our studio?

“I had just returned from my hometown in Hawaii where I visited my “fitness focused” family for the holidays. For the 3 weeks I was there, I went to the gym, paddle boarded, hiked, swam, surfed etc. For over a year, I suffered with constant shoulder and clavicle pain and by the end of my visit, the pain was unbearable, even after several massage, chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. I wanted to keep fit, so I thought yoga might be something I could handle. I practiced yoga off and on since I was a preteen because my mother was a yogi. As an adult, I occasionally did yoga videos at home, but this didn’t have enough impact for results. I wanted to try a real class with live instructors and a friend told me that Winter Garden Yoga had just opened a big studio [at 12 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida] and she heard it was good. I signed up for a 2 week introductory offer and I was hooked!”

What results have you received since joining our studio?

“I have lost fat and gained muscle. Ive dropped 8 -10 lbs, but have gone down at least 2 sizes in clothing. Even the new yoga pants I bought 6 months ago are baggy on me now. I am stronger, have better mobility and more energy.”

How do you feel now compared to how you felt before joining our studio?

“The results listed above are great and I have been in good shape before, but the best part is this:

#1. I now have good posture! This is something I have battled with my entire life without success. I slouch less than ever before and anyone that hasn’t seen me in awhile notices the big change.

#2. I am living without constant pain! Brian taught me techniques that enable me to do my job without injuring myself. The FYI and Kettlebell training created new habits I use at work and in everything I do. I now move with proper alignment, which builds strength and keeps me safe and injury free.

#3. I am a much calmer person. The WGY classes and breathing techniques have given me an inner calm that helps me cope with everything life deals me. My stress level has dropped several notches. Yin Yoga has really helped with this! WGY truly benefits Mind, Body and Spirit.”

What do you like best about our studio?

“The positive energy. All of the instructors at WGY are so helpful, supportive and treat me like family. WGY attracts like-minded people who share this good energy. No matter whatʻs going on in my life, as soon as I walk into WYG, I am calmed and leave there with a renewed energy that gets me through all the rest of the stuff that life deals.”

What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our studio?

“If you are looking for real change, this is the place for you. If you’ve tried unsuccessful fitness programs and diets, live with pain, stress or negativity and want real results, then do not hesitate! You are blessed to have found WGY!”

What do you do outside of the studio (work, etc)?

“I have worked physically hard as a film and stage technician since 1988. This required lots of heavy lifting, which resulted in shoulder, low back injuries and lumbar compression. My chiropractor told me in 2004 that I needed to find another line of work or I could be in a wheelchair by the time I was 50. For years dabbled in soap making and aromatherapy and by 2006 I made Coconut Clean into a real business. As my business grew, so did the workload and I was back to heavy lifting. Now that I am a WGY VIP, my job is so much easier! For several years I was into rock climbing and hadn’t been in a long time because of pain. I recently visited the rock climbing gym and was able to enjoy it, pain-free! I never dreamed that when I walked into Winter Garden Yoga, that I would receive so many amazing benefits on so many levels… Thanks WGY!”

Isn’t it time to do something just for you? Are you ready to be just like Teresa? Are you ready for your own life changing transformation?

Call us for a free, no obligation, consultation at 407-579-9889 or contact us now! We guarantee your results!

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Marita

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“I have lost about 26 pounds and at least 2 sizes!”

“I had walked past [Winter Garden Yoga] several times and finally decided to take the first step and call to register for my first class in August. I wanted to get more in shape and thought this would be a great way to get started…

Little did I know how much I would love it!

[Since investing in my health at WGY] I feel better about myself than I have in a very long time! I have lost about 26 pounds and gone down at least two sizes. I just bought a size small shirt a few weeks ago…

I can’t remember the last time I fit into a size small! I am much more aware of what I eat and live a healthier lifestyle overall.

I love the supportive atmosphere and the personalized planning I receive [at WGY] to best suit the results I was hoping for. There is a fantastic variety of classes throughout the week and the classes themselves never get boring.

[My advice to those who are unsure about joining is]…Hop off the fence and join! I tell everyone who will listen about what a fantastic decision I made by coming to WGY and I truly mean that. The instructors are wonderful and you will feel welcomed from the moment you step in the door.”

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Are you ready to be just like Marita? Are you ready for your own life changing transformation? We guarantee your results! Call us for a free consultation at 407-579-9889 or email at admin@wintergardenyoga.com!

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Kellie

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"I’m 20 pounds lighter and 2 sizes smaller just since January, 2015"

I started at Winter Garden Yoga because of the results I could see in my friend Bridget Smith.

The question of how I feel now is a complicated answer for someone that suffers from chronic pain due to a severe accident years ago.  I’m stronger and so many of my aches and pains have gotten better.  The pain in my neck is hardly ever there but I have to remember to do my neck mobility exercises to keep it that way.

The beginning of this year I was able to start walking more.  I soon was walking 5 or 6 miles a day.  I then tried running and was shocked when I ran a mile without stopping.  I’ve never been able to run more than a half a block before because my lungs would be burning.

But since I learned how to breathe correctly at Winter Garden Yoga I was able to keep running. Within a couple of days I could run 2 miles without stopping.  Unfortunately I had to stop the running. The pounding on my hip was causing terrible pain.  My hips are extremely deformed due to being hip by a bus when I was 25.  I was 7 months pregnant so there wasn’t  anything they could do for me.

I’m now 54 and even with my limitations my mobility in my hips has increased greatly. My right hip is attached higher and turned inward and that can’t change but I now have so much more movement in that hip. In the beginning I never thought I could do some of the things I’m doing now.  I love power yoga because it challenges me but in the beginning I thought I would never be able to do most of it.

A normal hip (above) compared to Kellie's hip (below). Image source: Shutterstock.

Winter Garden Yoga made me feel that it was ok not to be able to do a pose.  They would show me alternative ways.  I learned you get out of yoga what you put into it.  You can go through the motions or you can really engage your muscles and see results.They say there is no pain at WGY but I believe there should be some soreness the next day.  After 20 months I can still feel my muscles the next day.

Funny story,  first few times I came I went at night with my friend Bridget.  I usually ate before I came but after a few minutes into the class the middle of my back would start cramping up.  I thought it was gas under my ribs because I ate before I came.  I soon learned it was muscles that I never use because I was trying to squeeze my shoulder blades together.

If you want to learn how to do yoga in a way that you won’t hurt yourself, then Winter Garden Yoga is the place to come.  You may feel like you won’t be able to do a lot of it but then one day you will notice that you are doing more and more each time.  I truly believe in Functional Yoga Instruction and it’s something you will be able to take with you wherever you go. Don’t worry about what you look like doing yoga.  Everyone was a beginner at one time.  Give it a try!  It is the only form of exercise that I have stuck to in my entire life.  Even on days that I’m not sure I want to go, I end up being thankful I went.  My only complaint is that final meditation is too short. LOL

I guess I should tell you I’m 20 pounds lighter and 2 sizes smaller just since January, 2015. I had lost some weight before starting yoga and the first year my eating wasn’t great but my body was changing all the time. I still have troubles with the number on the scale but I’m working on that.

Contact us or give us a call at 407-579-9889 for a free, no obligation consultation (an $87 value) to find a package plan that is perfect for you.

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Margaret

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"After 14 weeks of consistent practice, Margaret is leaner and free of neck and back pain."

I’ve been taking kettlebell lessons for 14 weeks now and I’d like to share some observations about my journey.

The first month was tough and discouraging. Not in a physical sense, because Brian is very careful to teach proper alignment and he was patient enough to pace the lessons to keep me comfortable.

The challenge was fitting a new activity into my already busy schedule, plus the mental aspect of learning something completely new.

The second month got easier because the once a week lesson was becoming routine, but I still faced challenges with carving out practice time at home. I started to feel a little better about my kettlebell form during the second month, and I had glimpses of improvement in the way I looked and felt, but it wasn’t until the third month that I made it over the hump, so to speak.

I am now proactive in finding practice time at home.

In the beginning I was fitting practice in when it was convenient, now I plan my schedule around my practice.

My body is getting a little bit leaner. [My friends] are starting to notice [the physical changes from kettlebell and yoga practice] and ask me questions. I am also noticing an increase in strength when I’m doing normal household chores.

The neck pain and lower back ache I’ve suffered from for years is just about gone. I am so grateful that I signed up for a six month package of classes. Had I not made that commitment I think I would have stopped during the discouraging, early days and not gotten to this place of confidence and optimism. Kettlebell has become a part of my life and I’m very grateful to Brian for his expertise, patience, and encouragement.”

So what is Margaret’s secret? How was she able to overcome her chronic neck and back pain? How was she able to become leaner and stronger? I believe it can be summarized into three magic words:

Give. It. Time.

So many of us are looking for a ‘quick fix’ and if we don’t get it, we become discouraged, give up, and give ourselves permission to say, ‘that didn’t work.’

I want to encourage you to re-think the quick fix and invest in yourself for long term benefits. An ancient eastern proverb says, “The tortoise always wins.”

Do you want results that will last?
Do you want to become lean?
Do you want to become strong?

Contact us now for a free, no obligation, consultation. We take your results very seriously and we provide individualized programs to suit your needs. Download your FREE report, and contact us so that we can get you started!

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Lisa

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When my husband George and I were ready to resume practicing yoga back in February 2012, the timing of your [special offer] and convenient location got us into your studio. We were immediately impressed by the welcoming, caring, & professional manner of your instruction as well as the operation of your business.

The noticeable results have been a gradual improvement in my body tone with some weight loss. I think the improvements are due mostly to the power yoga class combined with minor diet changes and staying committed. I also find that my posture is improving and that I am beginning to incorporate good yoga posture at my workplace which is most needed as I am usually at my computer most of the day.

As stated above, the welcoming, caring and professional manner of instruction and business operation; Consistency and reliability of high quality, structured, and detailed instruction; the variety and schedule of classes to choose from. The helpful hints like “squishing the grape” and “plugging in the neck socket” make it easier to learn the yoga poses. Also, it has been a pleasure to meet and get to know many of my classmates.

I would say to that person that it is worth the effort and time to attend a few classes to test out the waters and the variety of classes that are available makes it easy to find the right fit.”

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Kim, 50 Years Young

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"I’ve lost 30 pounds and 18 inches!”

This month we are proud to share Kim’s story. Why is she purchasing her fourth set of yoga clothes? How did she drop 30 pounds? And where did she get her guns?

What made you decide to join our studio?

“I was looking for an alternative way to get in shape and lose weight. I had quit smoking the year before and had packed on quite a few pounds, had a very high stress job where our company had been bought out and our roles were changing. I didn’t even know if I would have a job. I had no energy, was “looking my age” (Yuck), my zest for life was just not there anymore, and I couldn’t breathe, literally (allergies and asthma). My family doctor said, “No high impact” workouts. He advised yoga was the approved method of exercise for me. I searched for a month or so and saw the WGY Facebook page. I checked out the website, and was immediately drawn to the philosophy of the studio of not being required to be flexible, and focusing on how well you pose (quality) vs. how deep you go into a pose. And the fact that two of the instructors were Reiki Masters at this studio told me this was a “real” yoga studio that had not only cared about your physical health, but your overall health as well.”

What results have you received since joining our studio?

“Wow! Where do I start? So far, I’ve lost 4 inches around my bust line, 4 inches off of my waist, 6 inches off of my hips and 2 inches off of my thighs. My legs actually have definition/muscle again. My cholesterol dropped 20 points (now a total of 145) since I started yoga. My doctor is thrilled ! My breathing tests before yoga were anywhere from 69% to 87% oxygen level. When I visited the doctor a year later (April 2014), my breathing improved to a 98% oxygen level. I’m on my FOURTH set of yoga clothes and yes they are already becoming loose! I’m down two jean sizes and two blouse sizes. I actually have biceps again or as Brian calls them – “Guns !” I am down 30 lbs thanks to a great nutrition plan suggested to me by Brian Friedman that works beautifully for my lifestyle. I’ve had a few WTH [What The H*ll] moments when I discovered I am able to sit comfortably in fire log pose. When I first started I was unable to lie in supine twist pose without a bolster under my legs. This is now a comfortable pose and one of my favorites. My posture is significantly improved!”

How do you feel now compared to how you felt before joining our studio?

“After the first week, my hips stopped hurting. Within about 3 months my knees and feet stopped hurting. After a few months, my back stopped hurting and I noticed increased energy. My core is stronger, my poses are becoming deeper. I can touch my toes now with ease!! I have not felt this good since I was in my 20’s and I’m happier than I’ve ever been.”

What do you like best about our studio?

“First and foremost is the owner and instructors. Brian, Karen, Janis and Kathy are people who genuinely care about your health and well being and ensure that you receive what you need. They are just excited as you are when you improve your health and well-being. There are no cookie cutter approaches and no gimmicks. This behavior carries over to the students and I’ve been fortunate enough to make several new friends who are amazing people. This is why we all say, Welcome to the WGY Family! I know it sounds quirky, but it’s 100% true. I’ve never met a better group of people than at WGY.”

What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our studio?

“What are you waiting for ?! You deserve this ! WGY has changed my life !! This is the most amazing studio with the most amazing instructors and students. I “hate” exercising, but if someone told me I could get in shape and feel this great with NO PAIN, I would have done this years ago. Imagine that this is your loved one. Wouldn’t you want them to be as healthy and as happy as they could possibly be? Now picture yourself in that place of your loved one. Just do it! It’s not selfish to take care of you and your health and well being. As a matter of fact, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to mention. In October 2013, I suffered a stress fracture in my right foot and had to wear a “boot” for 8 weeks. My podiatrist advised I could wear no more high heels, supportive shoes only and no bare feet at home. Even during this time, WGY was able to modify the yoga poses so that I could continue to practice safely and still receive the benefits. How many other studios would do that? I’d say 0 !”

What do you do outside of the studio (work, etc)?

“I work for a telecommunications provider as a project coordinator. It’s a very busy and demanding job. I spend as much time as possible when I’m not working, with my wonderful family, friends and my three beautiful exotic birds (macaws) Newton, Elliot and Hyah. And of course, I’m at WGY 3 to 4 days a week for yoga and kettle bell practice; my second family. Isn’t it time to do something just for you? Are you ready to be just like Kim? Are you ready for your own life changing transformation?”

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Gloria

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"Gloria was almost a size 10. After 90 days she is now a size 2!"

What made you decide to join Winter Garden Yoga?

“Once I visited WGY and took a few classes, there was not any question about joining. I really enjoyed the three classes I had taken, all beginner’s yoga, and felt very welcomed by Brian and fellow classmates. I had been wanting to try yoga for a while, and I thought the practice could help me to achieve better balance in my life. I had concentrated on nourishing my mind and spirit but did very little to properly nourish my body (including physical exercise. I fell in love with WGY instantly and decided to commit with a membership :D”


What results have you received since joining WGY?

“So many….most of all, I have noticed I am less stressed out. I am coping better with stressful situations at work and in my personal life. I have better mental strength. I am physically energized (the best part :). I realized recently that the aches and pains that I used to experience frequently have disappeared (sore joints during weather changes.) I am feeling better than ever, coupled with the confidence I’ve gained from all of the physical results!! I am down from a size 8 (and about to bulge out of that) to a size 2!! I literally did not know this was physically possible!!  I actually have great posture now, and have even been told that it is perfect! Feeling muscles that have always been too small and covered with fat to be visible.”

What do you like best about WGY?

“Honestly I love the atmosphere most, which includes everything! The instructors and other members are so supportive. The actual studio is calm and relaxing.”


What would you say to someone on the fence about joining WGY?

“Don’t wait one more day. You will know instantly if it is for you. The support that I have received has been priceless. In the past, I would have stopped at day 60, size 6. Not because I was lazy (I was,) but because I didn’t know any better. I lacked any sense of body consciousness. Now I have the tools to take me further. I would not have experienced that had I not tried that first class.”

Have you been nominated yet? We want to hear your story. Contact us immediately and we will be honored to feature you and your story.

Isn’t it time to do something just for you? Are you ready to be just like Gloria? Are you ready for your own life changing transformation?

Call us for a free, no obligation, consultation at 407-579-9889 or contact us now! We guarantee your results!

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Roxanna

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"Roxanna is feeling more confident, is wearing smaller clothes, and looking better than ever!"

What made you decide to join our studio?

“In the past 5 years I have had some health issues and have gone through some very difficult/challenging and life changing events in, my personal and professional life.I was feeling tired, depressed, lost, and [lacked confidence], in summary, I was totally out of balance. I knew I needed to do something, but nothing I tried seemed to help. I kept searching for that one thing that would help me get my life back on track. One day in January 2013, I saw an online offer for 10 YOGA classes. It was an offer I could not refuse, affordable, and an opportunity to try something new. I thought to myself, it can’t hurt, it’s only 10 classes. That is how I discovered Winter Garden Yoga. I loved [functional yoga instruction ™] from the first class. I started with Power Yoga, and I felt energized from the first class. I continued to go a couple of times a week and soon realized that my 10 class pack was almost all used and I was not ready to walk away. I signed up for one of the VIP packages and before I knew it, a year had gone by. I just signed up for my second year as a VIP and for small group Kettlebell training.”

What results have you received since joining our studio?

“As I learned more about how to better take care of myself, from the inside out, I also learned that this is a journey. At one point I got a bit frustrated by what I perceived to be little or no progress, even though there was progress. I was acting on an old mental model of quick results. I was used to the quick results that at the end never lasted. I used to binge diet or even binge exercise to get quick results. At WGY I was learning that the results may not appear as obvious at first but they were certainly there and they would become lasting results if I decided to follow “the instructions”. About 6 months into this journey I knew I had made progress, but I was not totally convinced that I was on the right path. I needed to really focus and own my destiny; own my health and happiness. I began to be more intentional about it and began to notice more positive changes. The changes I was making resulted in me being able to eliminate two of my medications (working on eliminating others). Now I am wearing a smaller size, all of my clothes fit better, I have better posture, and sleep better.

None of this happened over night, and there certainly was a turning point. I think that sometimes in life you need an event to propel you to that next level. About 1 year into this journey, I was finally on the right track but there was something that was not totally clicking and I could not figure it out. I decided to be more intentional and pay lot more attention to the cues. Apparently I needed more time for “me” and making that time for me has always been a challenge. I needed time to reflect on my life, my future, the changes I was making and the ones I still needed to make in order to live my best life. I decided to be very intentional about exploring my feelings, and evaluating my progress. It was obvious I needed to make a plan. In May I planned a wonderful long vacation. This is the vacation I’ve been dreaming of for a very long time. I took a three week European cruise vacation. This vacation while packed with a lot of tours, allowed me the time I needed to recharge my batteries. I took this time to focus on “me”, reflecting on my life while planning for the future. I acknowledge my opportunities and celebrated my successes. I let go of negativity and reminded myself how beautiful life is. I decided that I would use the tools, resources and learnings from my time at Winter Garden Yoga to finally turn things around. It was intentional and I needed that. Upon my return, people began to notice a change. I began to hear comments like: you look healthier, your body is changing, you look different, something has changed, you seem happier and more at ease. The changes were now obvious, they are physical and emotional. There is no turning back now…. The journey continues.”

How do you feel now compared to how you felt before joining our studio?

“I feel confident and at ease. I am physically and emotionally strong. Today, I have more energy, my eating habits are healthier. I feel healthier and balanced! Thank you Brian, for your guidance and support with my diet choices. Keeping a food journal really works and following the instructions really works!”

What do you like best about our studio?

“I like the support I get from all of my Winter Garden Yoga family. I learn from all of the instructors and my fellow students. Thank you, Brian, Kathy, Janis and Karen; you are the best support team anyone could ever ask for. To my fellow yoga students, you inspire me every day and fill me with joy and energy.”

What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our studio?

“Don’t wait; start now to change your life for the better. You will not regret! There is no better time than right now.”

What do you do outside of the studio (work, etc)?

“I am a mother of 2 amazing young men (25 and 19) and wife to my husband of 30 years. I enjoy vacationing with my family and with my husband, especially cruising or fishing vacations in Sanibel Island. I run/walk in [5K events] every chance I get. I balance my time so I have time for all of the important people in my life inclusive of family and friends near and far. Every chance I get, I meet a friend in person to catch up. I believe in building and nurturing relationships and have started to build new friendships with some of amazing individuals I met at Winter Garden Yoga. I also take “me” time. I go for walks, spa treatments, read and meditate (still working on the last one). I work in Human Resources as Manager leading projects and organizational initiatives.”

Winter Garden Yoga is a world renowned yoga studio recognized for providing a unique form of functional yoga instruction (TM) that gives you a toned, pain-free body that leaves you feeling great whether you’re currently flexible or not.

Unlike ordinary yoga studios with packed classes that over stretch and leave you feeling lost in the crowd, our services focus on strength, mobility, and nutrition all wrapped up into a caring, supportive, family-like environment you’ll call home.

Contact us or give us a call at 407-579-9889 for a free, no obligation consultation (an $87 value) to find a package plan that is perfect for you.

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"Jennifer is off her pain medication, has more energy, and wonders why she didn't come to WGY sooner."

What made you decide to join our studio?

“I have fibromyalgia and endometriosis and had been neglecting my health for over a year. I didn’t feel like myself and was unable to deal with daily stresses. The level of pain I had been living with had become unbearable. I reverted to medications to deal with the pain. I had gained almost 20 pounds and knew that I had to do something before things got even more out of control. I had done yoga off and on for 15 years, so I was aware of the benefits.”

What results have you received since joining our studio?

“After a couple of weeks I had more energy and noticed that I was able to deal with daily stress. The biggest change came after a month. My pain level had diminished by at least 75%. I no longer rely on the medication. I began the nutrition counseling 6 weeks ago and can’t believe how quickly I saw results. I have lost an inch in my waist and hips and at least 5 pounds (I try not to weigh myself).”

How do you feel now compared to how you felt before joining our studio?

“I feel amazing! I wish I would have joined sooner.”

What do you like best about our studio?

“Winter Garden Yoga is not only a yoga studio, but it is also a supportive family. I’ve only been a member for 5 months, but I instantly felt like I was part of something awesome. After years of doing yoga and experiencing a gamut of different instruction styles, these are by far my favorite instructors. They are truly interested in helping people reach their health and fitness goals.”

What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our studio?

“Why wait? I had all of the excuses. I understand! I felt guilty about leaving my son in the evenings after working all day, I didn’t want to spend the money (I was already paying for a gym membership), I didn’t have time, etc. Make “You” a priority!”

Winter Garden Yoga is a world renowned yoga studio recognized for providing a unique form of functional yoga instruction (TM) that gives you a toned, pain-free body that leaves you feeling great whether you’re currently flexible or not.

Unlike ordinary yoga studios with packed classes that over stretch and leave you feeling lost in the crowd, our services focus on strength, mobility, and nutrition all wrapped up into a caring, supportive, family-like environment you’ll call home.

Contact us or give us a call at 407-579-9889 for a free, no obligation consultation (an $87 value) to find a package plan that is perfect for you.

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