Meredith Dropkin

Team Grapevine Gets Fit To Fund United Cerebral Palsy

Corporate Fitness Challenge With Studio South Fitness

SARASOTA, Florida – May 1, 2013 – Staff members of Grapevine Communications, the area's leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, are geared up and have bounded into the Corporate Fitness Challenge, hosted by Sarasota's Studio South Fitness. The six-week fitness, nutrition and training regime promotes teambuilding and enhances individual physical abilities – with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to United Cerebral Palsy Sarasota-Manatee.

The progressive program kicked off on April 6, 2013 as all 12 participating teams were given professionally administered Functional Movement Screens, which analyze movement patterns and identify the most effective methods of training. Throughout the six-week program, teams will each receive two weekly boot camp-style sessions of designated full-body exercises and timed fitness tests. "Team Grapevine," represented by Angela Massaro-Fain, Gabriele Vest, Lisa Dahlquist and Lisa Becht, is training under Studio South certified fitness expert Michael Brigger, who also provides the group with suggestions on nutrition and independent exercises to be enjoyed inside or outside the studio.

In addition to its two-a-week sessions, Team Grapevine closely tracks all meals with a food diary and combines efforts to raise additional funds through extra pledges. "The Corporate Fitness Challenge has been a great way for us to get in shape while boosting company morale," said Massaro-Fain. "After each session, our muscles are sore but our hearts are proud in knowing this experience is also sending funds to help United Cerebral Palsy."

Training ends on May 18, 2013 with "The Challenger," an urban race with stations throughout downtown Sarasota, where all team members will test their improvements of strength and improvements culminated from the many exercises the teams participated in throughout the competition. The race ends with a blowout party featuring booths, prizes, music, food and fun!

About Studio South Fitness:

Studio South Fitness is for people who expect more from their fitness routine. Studio South features personal training based programs and small specialized group fitness classes.

It is a Certified Crossfit, TRX, Combine360, and Zumba facility. Weight loss, strength, nutrition and massage services are available. The 'green' approach to design and maintenance establishes a healthy and luxurious environment. Individual and corporate programs are available. For more information call 941.365.4584 or visit Studio South is located at 711 S. Osprey Ave, Suite 1, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Shaunna Norris ( at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at