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The Mission of our Fitness Program(s) is to empower our employees and their families to make positive health decisions by providing a variety of programs that facilitate healthy lifestyles and contribute to a higher level of personal satisfaction resulting in increased productivity and better service to the public.

The YourChoice Plan offers a variety of fitness opportunities:

  • Downtown Bradenton and Worksite Fitness Centers - free for all employees and adult health plan members (registration required)
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • YouTube Channel for 24/7 access at home
  • Personal Training
  • Local Gym Discounts
  • Other programs and services

Fitness Center Staff

Allison Minardi

Worksite Wellness Manager

Originally, from New York working in Advertising, Allison moved to Florida in 2006 where her passion for fitness and wellness became her profession. Always was a dedicated endurance athlete, competing in Long Distance Swimming, Running and Triathlons, Allison expanded her training to include Power Training, Weight Lifting, and HIIT Training.

Allison Minardi

Julie Drackett

Fitness Coordinator

A Florida native and raised here in Bradenton, Julie has had a love for fitness and exercise since childhood. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from University of South Florida and ran a fitness center in Sun City Center for over 10 years.

Julie Drackett

Marcia Polese

Fitness Assistant

Marcia joined the Manatee Your Choice team in May 2018. She has many years of administrative and customer service experience working in the manufacturing industry. 

Marcia Polese