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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.

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. 

Schedule an Appointment:

To schedule an appointment, please reach out to the trainer directly. 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

Anna Neal

Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor

Anna is an ACSM Personal Trainer and the Ms. Health & Fitness 2017 International Winner. Now a mommy of two beautiful children, she is re-learning to juggle work, exercise, eat healthy, and wear all the hats! Anna is a personable individual whose goal is to offer a strong training experience to help you achieve any goal you have in mind!  

Anna Neal

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

Chuck Long, CFT

Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor

Chuck is an Air Force veteran who served for 20 years. Fitness has been a part of his life before, during, and after the military and has 15 years of training experience. He is a motivator and an educator for fitness and enjoys working with people of all ages to see fitness as part of their lifestyle.

 

Chuck Long, CFT

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

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

Personal Trainer & Registered Dietitian

YourChoice Fitness Center

Office: 10668 New East Bay Rd., Gibsonton, FL 33534

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

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

Sharon Thomas

Personal Trainer

Sharon is a 200-hour registered Yoga teacher and available for one on one trainings.  She has taught Yoga for Manatee YourChoice Health Plan since 2010. Her warm, authentic and lighthearted approach encourages students to practice honest exploration through the movement of Yoga.  Sharon has a degree in creative writing from Eckerd College and loves to use language to guide students into their bodies and their lives. Sharon is currently enrolled in a 300-hour advanced teacher training at Yoga From the Heart. She is dedicated to creating a meaningful experience that is safe, interesting and inspiring. Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Come discover the movement of Yoga.

Sharon Thomas