How does one go from managing Manufacturing Facilities as a Chemist to launching one of the Hottest yoga studios in the Tampa Area? I led a project called Project Hawk for Molded Fiber Glass Companies that changed how the thermoset plastic market did business by benchmarking what every competitor was doing regarding making a material called SMC. They turned from competitors to allies as we decided to stop competing against each other and take market share from metal stamping, rubber plants, thermoplastic markets. We worked hard to develop the answers to what makes the very Best Material... ok so that market is every piece on a Corvette, and every truck cab on the road and the top of the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The project was a huge success and I was able to retire at 38 to pursue what I loved: the study of teaching yoga as fitness rather than yoga as an Eastern philosopher.
If benchmarking worked for my old field why not go to studios everywhere to find out what makes the very best yoga experience for people who love fitness, who understand the health benefit of being social by belonging to a group they enjoy being around, who like the accountability of coming because they will be missed if they miss, who are retired athletes that need stretching more than any other physical activity, who are business people that are entrepreneurs that needed a way to create as well as manage stress. I wasnt looking for the "average" yogi. I was looking for people like me that want time to move, be challenged, sweat copious buckets of sweat and never the small stuff again. So I toured over 180 yoga studios all over the country to find out what I liked, what I hated, what worked, what was a bomb, what was the best floor choice, what was the state of the art in temperature controls and what classes had average people like me in them. FPY is an accumulation of one amazing bench marking journey where the birth of Fast Paced Yoga (FPY) in our one of a kind facility of vibrancy was the commutation of that time. We move fast from pose to pose, yet call it Slow Power because the power builds slowly from the first pose and gradually goes up one side of a mountain building speed then goes down the mountain to bring a person to the ultimate state of rest at the end of class . . . The best part of class is 6.5 minute nap before you re-set your charge button! We hope you love letting us be your guide up and down the mountain! We launched in 2013 and have over 1800 plus clients who call FPY home today. Our next locations are in Wesley Chapel, Carollwood and Trinity with an additional 47 in the next 5 years. Welcome to the Flagship of FPY where it all began!