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20 x July 5 — 18, 2018 x Where Members of All Ages Get Healthy Together It’s not a gym; it’s a place where you and your family can start your new path toward health. With four locations serving the Central Florida area, Fitness CF offers members the latest in fitness equipment; certified personal trainers; group exercise and spinning classes; extensive, supervised child care areas; and amenities that make your workout experience even more enjoyable. The experience begins as you are greeted walking in and immediately notice how clean the facilities are. Fitness CF recognizes that a full health experience includes a healthy environment, and the staff takes great pride in providing the cleanest, healthiest, most comfortable and up-to-date facilities for its members, including providing Air Oasis air purifiers. Fitness CF ownership is local, and owners are consistently in the gyms, seeking member input and ensuring they are always delivering the bestequipped, clean, family-friendly fitness experience. Surveys are sent to members regularly for facility feedback, and owner Pleasant Lewis even has his personal email posted in the facilities, so members can contact him. Variety of Amenities “Everyone who is coming into Fitness CF is trying to do something different, whether it is training, losing weight or rehab from an injury, and it’s our job to find out what it is to help them,” says Susan Adams, the facility’s area director. “We offer options for every fitness level, from beginning exercisers to elite athletes. Our team can assist with a low-impact workout designed specifically for seniors or demonstrate the right techniques for a high-intensity workout.” With locations in St. Cloud, Mount Dora, Clermont and Dr. Phillips, all ages are welcome to come through Fitness CF’s doors for any reason and find staff members there to help. Besides the latest in exercise equipment, members can also enjoy watching a movie while working out in the cardio theater, taking part in group fitness classes, or having private or small group training with the facility’s personal trainers. Other amenities include Hydro- Massage sessions, on-site tanning, infrared saunas, pro shops and smoothie bars, all to enhance members’ experience. Each location also has women’s only workout areas and on-site child care that has an expansive play area/kiddie’s gym that is supervised by backgroundchecked, CPR-certified employees and that has live cameras, so you can check on your children while exercising. The gym experience is no longer all about lifting weights. Fitness CF has introduced new functional training areas and innovative new equipment, like Keiser Pneumatic Technology and Fit3D, a 3D body scan that shows, as Susan quotes, “every bump and lump in your body.” This scan helps target troublesome areas of your body where you and/ or your personal trainer can help build through training. “It’s a great PROMOTIONAL FEATURE tool, especially if you are trying to achieve weight loss or reach some athletic goal. Not many facilities carry these in Central Florida, and we have these scans at all four of our facilities,” says Susan. It’s the People It’s not about just getting people in and out but developing relationships with the members to where they become a part of the Fitness CF family. Unlike many other health clubs, Fitness CF strives to have members actually use their memberships. People is what first drew Susan to the company to begin with. She started in community outreach and advertising and moved up during the past 12 years into corporate membership, management improvement and to her current position of area director. Now she is continuing the family ideal by hiring diverse employees and welcoming members of all ages, from children to senior citizens in the Silver Sneakers program. “I like, more than anything, the people we have at Fitness CF,” she said. “For me, it’s the interactions with the staff and the members. It’s giving people the opportunity to live a healthier, more active life for around $1 per day.” Besides their most recent remodel at the Dr. Phillips location, which has been proudly serving the Dr. Phillips area for more than 15 years, what’s ahead for Fitness CF is continuing to help Central Florida get healthy and make lifestyle changes in a family-oriented atmosphere. “The public is becoming more educated, so it is a great time in fitness,” Susan said. “People are caring about the longevity of their lives and the future of their children, and it is neat to watch.” For more information, visit ª

n Bay Meadows Elementary Bay Meadows Elementary will open a STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics — Career Academy magnet in the upcoming school year. The program will provide students with extended learning opportunities and experiences beyond the standard curriculum by offering a comprehensive, cross-curricular exploration of careers. Students will participate in real-world, project-based activities that will bring STEAM concepts to life and develop 21st century competencies like problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration. n Dr. Phillips High The first recipients of the Harris Rosen — Rollins College Scholarship were selected. The students are from the Tangelo Park and Parramore neighborhoods and will enter Rollins College this fall. One of the three recipients, Samijah Butler, was a SCHOOL NEWS Harris Rosen (second from left) presents scholarships to (l. to r.) Tylyiah Andrews, Donayja Gates and Samijah Butler of Dr. Phillips High. x July 5 — 18, 2018 x 21 and flag football teams, as well as the piano and drums. Under the agreement between The Harris Rosen compiled by Lauren Salinero Foundation and Rollins College, Rosen will fund the remainder of participating students’ costs of attendance at Rollins after the college applies available federal, state and internal financial-aid dollars. The students will take advantage of existing mentoring and other nonfinancial support in Rosen Foundation’s Tangelo Park and Parramore scholarship programs, in addition to experiencing the worldclass academic preparation, career planning and other support services at Rollins College. 2017-18 senior at Dr. Phillips High. She played on the varsity basketball n Et Al Florida Theatrical Association representatives announced that the organization raised the amount of funds awarded for each of its five grants and scholarships for the 2018- 19 season, because of an increase of donations from the purchasers CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 DIDN’T SEE THAT EXTRA WORK COMING? YOU’LL BE GLAD TO SEE THIS COMING. WE’RE MAID FOR THIS. OFF ANY SERVICE New customers only. Par ticipating locations only. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires 7/31/2018. MOLLY MAID OF WEST ORANGE AND SOUTH LAKE COUNTIES 407-877-0184 ©2016 Molly Maid, LLC. Each franchise is independently owned and operated.