OUR STORY

Mantra was founded in 2012 by Kathy Maloy after she fell in love with Sebastien Lagree’s Megaformer™ workout at an Orange County, California, studio—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, created by trainer to the stars Sebastien Lagree, which combines Pilates, cardio, and strength training with a focus on balance and flexibility. The Megaformer™ workout was an instant hit with the local fitness community.

Kathy Maloy, Founder/Owner

Jeannie Abreu, Co-Owner

When Tampa native and Pilates guru Jeannie Abreu met Kathy after a very sweaty Megaformer 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
community.​

 

 

Bringing it back to where it all began –
After founder Kathy moved back to the West Coast of California, Mantra expanded into Orange County with studio #3 in San Juan Capistrano.

With the same valued commitment to customer
experience and innovative fitness, Mantra’s goal is to inspire our clients to live a healthy and balanced life through the efficacy of the Megaformer™ workout. 
 
​Core, Cardio, Strength Training, Balance, Flexibility, and
Positive mental health
​all in a 50-minute class!​

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