By Tatiana Ortiz

Keeping up with the latest fitness trends might seem tiresome. In fact, Shapes Fitness for Women in Brandon continuously remain updated with these trends for the last 25 years. The health club will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The programs here aim to be designed for women of all levels, which include those who never stepped foot inside a traditional health club.

“We make sure that the programming stays very trendy and innovative,” Valrico resident and franchise owner Ann Gilbert of Shapes for Women in Brandon said. Gilbert also owns the Riverview and Wesley Chapel locations as well.

Changing women’s lives for 25 years, describes Shapes Fitness for Women in Brandon. The health club can be known as the regions premiere women’s only fitness center operating club throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee counties. This 14,000 sq. ft. building at the Brandon location does provide various amounts of amenities to its 2,400 members such as a portable and stationary barre, full-sized pool for aquatic programs, indoor cycling and more.

“The health club offers a variety of workout classes, schedules and programs that meet my needs,” seven year Shapes Fitness for Women Brandon member Susan Martin said.

Both the Brandon and Riverview locations participate in the Diet Logic program. The health club gives more than 40 group classes per week, which include Aqua Yoga, Aqua Tai Chi and Zumba just to name a few. Besides group classes, the health club does Elite Training and that price ranges from $59-$99 a month with unlimited coached classes. Individuals can find top of the line selectorized and free weight equipment too.

“I feel humbled to be part of Shapes Fitness for Women in Brandon for close to 10 years and to be with our team for the 25th anniversary,” General Manager Liz Denney said.

Come join the 25th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, January 31 with vendors, a live band and more beginning at 9 a.m.

For information, visit It is located at 731 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. Open Monday through Friday 5 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Call 661-0033.

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Tatiana Ortiz
Tatiana Ortiz is a freelance writer with the Osprey Observer Newspaper. She began as an intern here in 2010 and has been writing since. Tatiana graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In her free time, Tatiana enjoys photography, biking and being with her family.