Miranda Spinner

Sarasota is Home to the First Functional Movement Screen-Certified Facility in the U.S.
All Studio South Fitness Staff and Trainers Earn FMS Certification

SARASOTA, Florida – February 11, 2014 – Sarasota-based Studio South Fitness – a no-membership fitness center offering a range of specialized small group classes and sessions – is proud to be the nation’s first fitness training provider fully staffed by Functional Movement Screen (FMS)-certified trainers.

Named among the most popular fitness trends for 2014 by USA Today, FMS is an innovative, seven-step screening system comprised of basic movement actions. Its streamlined procedure brings a wealth of benefits for virtually any strength, training, performance or physical health application, including helping those with arthritis, joint issues, and limited mobility or flexibility. Once patterns are screened, the certified staff and trainers at Studio South can recognize, rate and rank the limitations and asymmetries of their clients. “Proper movement is the foundation for any training program,” said Tiffany Liashek, owner of Studio South Fitness. “If you have this foundation, we can help you move forward to the strength, endurance, power and wellness you seek from your fitness.”

FMS brings a new dimension to fitness, exercise and training with the highly certified professionals of Studio South. Through FMS, trainers can create a custom fitness plan with corrective exercises that focus on improving mobility, stability and basic motor control to meet any fitness or performance goals. “Our use of FMS caters to the full spectrum of fitness interests, including people who may not have been able to work out before and those who want to target specific areas of performance,” said Liashek. “From toning and treating to preparatory strengthening, pre-hab, injury prevention and more, every new client we see undergoes FMS. The result is a more focused, personalized approach to take them a step beyond their fitness and wellness expectations.”

About Studio South Fitness:
Studio South Fitness is for people who expect more from their fitness routine. Studio South is a Certified FMS facility that features personal training based programs and small specialized group fitness classes. Weight loss, strength, nutrition, sports performance 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.

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