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Personal Training

All members of the Manatee YourChoice Health Plan receive 5 personal training sessions per calendar year at no cost. You can choose to work out one-on-one or with a small group of friends. There are a variety of trainers with varying specialties and locations to choose from.

Ways to use your sessions

· Start a new workout regime

· Begin or change your existing program

· Get input to maximize your results

· Post Therapy Rehabilitation & Development

· Exercise/Weight Loss Coaching

· At Home Workout Planning

How much do personal training sessions cost?

Every member of the health plan receives 5 free sessions each year. The sessions do not roll over and are non-transferrable. Make sure to use all 5 sessions before December 31st of the current year. For PT sessions beyond the 5 free, members can negotiate the fee directly with the trainer and submit costs for wellbeing reimbursement (up to $250 per year).

Where are the personal training sessions located?

Locations may vary depending on the client’s needs and requests. Location is decided by the trainer and client.

Is there an age limit?

You must be 19 years of age or older to receive one-on-one personal training sessions. If the member is under 19 years of age the session must be done together with a parent or guardian who is also on the Manatee YourChoice Health Plan.

Schedule an Appointment:

To schedule an appointment with a trainer contact the trainer by telephone or email. If you need assistance selecting a trainer, contact Julie Drackett.

Allison Blaustein

Allison Blaustein offers therapeutic Yoga at Manatee Your Choice. Therapeutic Yoga groups or private sessions will address the specific needs of each individual by utilizing the most effective Yogic tools. In general, all sessions are going to increase the participant’s ability to create and sustain a higher level of the relaxation response and a sense of mindfulness, that will benefit over all well-being.

Allison Blaustein

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

Arnoldo Arrate

Originally from Cuba, Arnoldo has a great passion for Sport and Fitness. He holds a black belt 4th degree in Karate and is a former Cuban National Karate Team Coach. He has mastered other sports like Baseball, Boxing, Tennis and Golf.

Arnoldo Arrate

Julie Drackett

Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer

A native of Florida 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

Karen Iannello

In my many years of motivation & inspiring people to develop a healthy lifestyle, I strive to bring you the best in fitness. I hold many fitness certifications & regularly schedule continuing education courses to keep me abreast of the latest in the fitness field.

Karen Iannello

LaRae Brownewell

LaRae Brownewell has a love for helping people find a more balanced place in their own body and seeking to create a joyful experience to enrich both the body and the spirit. After a very severe accident, LaRae could no longer walk across a room. It took a year for her body to heal. Because of that, she began to see a deeper value in her Yoga & Pilates practice.

LaRae Brownewell

Leanne Jenkins

Leanne moved to Florida from the United Kingdom in 2001 with her husband for his job. She has 2 children, Abigail 12 and Ethan 18, who are both very active in sports. Leanne grew up as an active child, dancing from a young age and playing team sports at school, but she developed a love for Group Fitness classes when she took her first Aerobics class at 18.

Leanne Jenkins

Marcus Harris, RD, LD/N

Registered Dietitian

YourChoice Fitness Center

Office: 10009 Park Place Avenue, Riverview Fl, 33578

Will travel to your work site

Specializes in:

  • Weight management
  • Supplement counseling
  • Fitness programming
  • Performance nutrition
  • Nutrition coaching and accountability
Marcus Harris

Mike Little

Mike is originally from farm country outside of Sioux City, Iowa but mostly grew up in the Lakewood area of Colorado. His post high school education was at Colorado State University. He participated in all kinds of sport activities from a young age where he started forming and shaping his ideas about health and fitness. He's been an avid fitness enthusiast for over 40 years and has his training certificate from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Mike Little

Molly White

Molly White holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master’s degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the ACE and WITS. Molly enjoys showing her clients how to keep the balance of fun, yet challenging exercises, enabling each session to be educational and enjoyable. Molly specializes in weight loss and overall conditioning.

Molly White

Natalie Monti

For almost 30 years, Natalie has studied and worked in the health and fitness industry. She is highly trained in multiple, integrated disciplines that enable her to most effectively respond to the needs of her clients. With her years of experience, she has worked with a diversity of clients. They range from professional athletes improving their fitness levels to individuals working to improve their daily lives through health and wellness.

Natalie Monti

Tracy Lightburne

YourChoice Health Coach

Tracy has worked in the health & wellness industry for over 14 years. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Exercise Science & a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Tracy is a Certified Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor who specializes in Weight Loss/management, Flexibility Training, Injury Prevention and Pre/Post Natal Exercise.

Tracy Lightburne