The Blue Aisle

NEED MORE TRAFFIC? Not Social Media Silly! At The Flamingo Island Flea Market!! Tis The ‘SEASON’.

I have to be honest. Summer here in Bonita Springs at the local Flamingo Island Flea Market, was DEAD. We are a Seasonal Place, S.W. Florida. It is changing a bit but not this summer. Folks down here in S.W. Florida, like air conditioning. The Market has air conditioning piped in but it is still a open aired marketplace. The Market was also Dead because most of the booth owners pack up when season is over and leave in May. 

It leaves just the vendors, like myself to be creative enough to try to bring folks into the Market in the ‘Dead of Summer”. Many of us choose to stay because we like the location of our booth and we also get to meet more of the full timers that choose to live in paradise year round. It was the hot summer that I decided to start teaching fitness classes at the Flamingo Island Flea Market and walk the Flea. This way, my clients to meet other vendors and SHOP.

Tis the season for Fitness. My clients were sweating and getting in shape and also finding really neat items from those vendors, like me, who are seasoned enough to stay at The Flamingo Island Flea Market in OFF Season. Let me tell you, the friendships I made with neighboring vendors this summer at the Flea was worth the fact that business was like a SLOW COOKER! My closest neighbor was Joanne of (Bright Smiles) and Terese of (Lui Designs). They are right across from me in the Blue Aisle and we kept Flamingo Island the place to shop and feel the energy of paradise.

Being creative with my fitness business and being slow at the Flea Market, it only seemed natural to bring folks into the Market for a Walking Class (WalkerSize). My goal to get folks to Walk the entire market. After, we lay out our exercise mats in a Space that has been abandoned buy a NON Seasonal Vendor and focus on our Waistlines (WaisterSize). I trained wonderful folks this summer. I loved it. We brought fitness into spaces that were NOT rented. It was sort of COOL (Pun, Right?)

In my life, I have trained in Central Park, my own gym in NYC and in many apartment and homes. This is my first time bringing fitness to a Flea Market.  It is NOT easy. But nothing about fitness is easy for people. I am hoping that bringing a fitness class to a Flea Market in Season and not in Season will be a new way for folks to get fit and meet friendly vendors, find fun unique stuff and create a style of training that makes them savor fitness. Good News, I am the RUB and I am a SEASONED trainer! 

 

 

The Red Aisle

FLEE TO THE FLEA MARKET Because…

Most likely, the Booth Owners at the Flea Market,  and I am one of them, will have super sales today! They need to clear stuff out because of this terrible storm coming to hit our state. It is a good time to give our customers a SUPER STORM DEAL. I am doing 50% OFF all of The RollerSizeR Ab Toners as I am going to clear my booth out just to be prudent.

For my workout today at the Flea Market, I am going to go up and down the Blue and Red Aisles to see if they are doing any specials. But here is why you need to FLEE! Most Malls, are boarded up. We are only open three days on the weekend. This is the chance for booth owners to make their money. That is why, Fleeing to the Flea Market is smart. That is why, I am going to purchase the six pack of bras which go for $12.00. I may get it for $10.00. If I am lucky to get that six pack, I will show you my purchase on my Instagram Page. 

 

The Red Aisle

MALL WALKING ANYONE? Let’s get Fit at the Flamingo Island Flea Market!

Turn Music On While Reading. It gets you in the Move!

I have been coming to the local Bonita Springs, Florida Flamingo Island Flea Market for about 11 years off and on. When I finally moved here permanently in the summer of 2016, I started to go back and check out the interesting Booths that the Flea Market. One of the things I noticed as a fitness instructor, it is BIG. It is like a Track. To walk the entire Flea Market is a half mile, 300 Booths on the Red Isle and 300 Booths on the Blue Isle. Just think twice around and you have not only done a mile, but you may have had a serious shopping experience!

In the winter of 2018, after some stressful, family issues and unnecessary traveling, I started to remember back when I got Moms to push their strollers in Central Park and get fit for Motherhood. Well, now it is time to get fit if you are over 50, 60, 70 and yes, we are taking on 80, 90 and 100! Keeping with the Size of things, StrollerSize, RollerSizeR, the classes offered are WalkerSize™ and WaisterSize™. The class focus like any class I teach, is about posture, joint alignment and feeling fit and thinner!

WalkerSize we walk the Blue Isle because that is where my Booth is (Booth #49). We stop and do posture moves under our very own personal air conditioner PIPE. We use a lot of arms because we are using The RollerSizeR® Portable Ab Toner ($39.95 at the Booth, $49.95 on Amazon) That class is about 30 minutes, ($5.00). After, we go to Booth #53 and #54 in the Blue Isle and sit on BIG BALLS or portable camp chairs I purchased from Booth #30 & #32. Will be using them at the local parks when I start to grow. We also of course, use The RollerSizeR as it makes getting fit easier and F.A.S.T.E.R.  It is The Gym in the Bag!

This is my first POST. I just starting teaching and the classes are small.  I am not worried. Strollercize started with three MOMS and later grew to 100 classes in Manhattan. If you can do it there, you can do it in The Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Walk The Isles with Me and The RollerSizeR®.