Mantra was founded in 2012 by Kathy Maloy after she fell in love with an innovative new way of practicing pilates—it was truly love at first burn!
Balancing her love of the West Coast of California with her family on the West Coast of Florida, Kathy opened the first Mantra location in Sarasota, Florida, in 2012.
Florida residents were thrilled with the innovative new approach to Pilates, which combines the holistic principle of Pilates along with cardio, strength training, balance, and flexibility.
When Tampa native and Pilates guru Jeannie Abreu met Kathy after a very sweaty Mantra session, a mutual love at first burn was shared.
Jeannie instantly knew she wanted to be a part of this exciting revolutionary form of Pilates and soon after, both ladies joined forces and led the way for the second studio in Tampa, Florida, in 2014.
In addition to their passion for fitness, Jeannie and Kathy would discover a deeper level of the connection between health and fitness: both had tested positive for the BRCA I gene mutation, and both were deeply inspired to share health and wellness with others, in a fun and inspiring
At Mantra Fitness, we’re not just a fitness studio; we’re a community dedicated to transforming lives through the power of Pilates. Founded by Kathy Covington, our passion for health and wellness drives us to provide unparalleled fitness experiences across our four locations in Florida and California.