Our fitness facility features an array of cardio equipment, free weights and machines. We customize programs based on the needs of each client and incorporate plyometric, core and stretching into each session. Our body blast group classes are a 60-minute circuit style guaranteeing a full body workout (inquire for latest schedule). These classes are limited to 5 persons to maintain our exclusive and private atmosphere.
Thomas Quigley, CFT, CFS, owner of Embody Fitness & Wellness Studio is a Sarasota native and lifelong fitness enthusiast. A former college tennis player, Tom enjoys motivating adults and children to get fit, eat right and live a healthy lifestyle. His ability to personalize a training program based on the client's specific needs and goals has proven successful, and has produced real results time and again.
Kristi Schalch Gutierrez, CFT, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Following her passion for Sports, Fitness Training, and Motivating others to become and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Kristi became a certified fitness trainer through IFPA, Ignite Performance and TRX.
Massage therapy at Embody includes many modalities. Whether for relaxation, fitness or rehabilitation, our professional therapists offer high levels of expertise. Our clients find greater freedom of movement, reduced pain and integration of mind & body.
Bill Birdsong, LMT, NMT, RYT, has been in massage practice since 1997 and specializes in deep tissue, neuromuscular, sports massage and injury rehabilitation. Bill is also a Yoga Instructor and often incorporates stretching into his unique approach. Bill's clients range from professional athletes to those with serious disabilities, movement disorders, and chronic pain syndromes.
Margie received an associate's degree in business from Marian Court College in 1988, has been a licensed practical nurse since 1997, and a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker in Florida since 2002. Her experience in nursing has provided her with extensive clinical skills, knowledge, and special resources in the health care field. She holds advanced training certifications in Oncology Massage, Thai Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo-Fusion, personal training, and was a National Physique Committee Figure and Bodybuilding competitor from 2003-2005. Margie uniquely balances Eastern and Western healing practices, reconnecting the mind, body and spirit.