By Carla Selby

You’ve been told a hundred times that exercise is “good for you,” and it’s true— but it’s good for a lot more than just losing weight or building muscle. 

The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Exercising can help you; improve your memory, have better posture, boost your confidence, de-stress, sleep better, have more energy, and live a longer and healthier life amongst many other benefits. 

Everyone can benefit from exercising regularly, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. But if you are like many Americans, you are busy, you have a sedentary job, and you haven’t yet changed your exercise habits. The good news is that it’s never too late to start. And with 20 Minutes to Fitness®, you can achieve in one weekly 20-minute session what might take three or more hours a week in a traditional gym. Curious? Contact 20 Minutes to Fitness® today to schedule your complimentary orientation and workout session with one of their experienced personal fitness coaches by calling 813.664.8888. 

Conveniently located in Carrollwood, 20 Minutes to Fitness® uses a scientifically based fitness approach called slow cadence (or slow motion) resistance training. The technique involves working out on specially designed post-rehab medical grade equipment and physical therapy machines in ultra-slow motion, causing your muscles to work harder and producing far better, faster results (50 to 59% better) than traditional strength training. So instead of completing each rep at the conventional weight lifting pace, you will be lifting and lowering the weights in ultra-slow motion – eliminating momentum and forcing your muscles to do all the work. Because of the nature of the training regimen, it only takes 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes of exercise per machine to reach peak performance.

Research shows that the 20 Minutes to Fitness® slow cadence strength training protocol can quickly set off a cascade of positive physiological changes in your life and it builds the strong lean muscles that provide numerous health benefits – the most significant of which is the slowing down and even preventing the complications commonly associated with the process of aging.  

“I’m 72 years old, and I love to play tennis, and as a result of this unique training at 20 Minutes to Fitness®, my tennis game has improved because I have more energy, more stamina, and I am much stronger!” – Dee Wernick, a current client of 20 Minutes to Fitness®.

20 Minutes to Fitness® slow cadence also results in several other proven benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of exercise-related injuries to almost zero.
  • Increases your bone density, which helps prevent and reverse osteoporosis 
  • Burns calories by increasing the body’s metabolic rate, controlling weight, and improving body tone.
  • Controls arthritis by inducing the manufacture of synovial fluid and forcing it to circulate throughout the joint spaces.
  • Improves emotional well-being by increasing the flow of oxygen and the release of positive mood-altering chemicals in the brain.

Super Busy Scheduled? Don’t Worry; Your Workout Only Takes 20 Minutes!

“It’s a truly personalized experience that’s unlike what most people associate with exercise,” explains Angela Begin, co-owner and manager of 20 Minutes to Fitness® Carrollwood. “Our personalized semi-private sweatless workout sessions are only 20 minutes and once a week! This small time commitment makes reaching health goals more achievable.” Sweatless? “We keep the temperature at 68 degrees because this allows our clients to perform all the exercises without overheating,” explains Angela.

Certified Personal Fitness Coach

During these 20 minute sessions, you will be training on six to seven pieces of specialized equipment, while having your own certified personal fitness coach by your side at all times. Your coach will guide you, motivate you, calibrate the machine for you, and lead you through each exercise. 

20 Minutes to Fitness® works by appointments only. So you will never have to wait around for equipment or get in anybody’s way. 

No fancy stretchy pants or expensive sneakers? No problem!

You can come in wearing regular clothes. “As long as you can move around easily, you can wear whatever you want,” says Angela. And since you don’t even break a sweat, there’s no need to go home to shower and change. So you can be in and out and back to your routine wearing your same outfit!

Safe and useful for everybody! 

Men and women, from their teens to their 90’s, are welcomed and encouraged. “We have clients in their teens to their early 90s,” says Angela. “Our scientifically engineered equipment adjusts for persons who are just starting as well as athletes that have been training all their lives. We also have many clients with injuries such as knee replacements and hip replacements.” 

Real Testimonials From Satisfied Clients From All Paths Of Life:

“Osteoporosis – that’s why I came to 20 Minutes to Fitness®. While I do like that I can get my workout done in just 20 minutes a week, I’m there to keep my bones from breaking. In 1995, I participated in a research project, which proved that the resistance training offered by 20 Minutes builds bone tissue, and improves bone density. I was 45 then, but my bone density was that of a 65 five-year-old. So, I committed to resistance strength training, and I am now a loyal client of 20 Minutes. My most recent bone screen showed that I had the bone density of a 40-year-old, and I am 56 now. It’s great to be young again!”

Grace Edwards – Commercial Developer

People ask me what’s the difference about this program. I tell them it’s in the outcomes. After taking 800-1600mg of Motrin for many years for Arthritic symptoms in my knees, hands, and shoulders, I stopped. I had eight months of 20 Minutes to Fitness®, and the aching pain was gone. I’m eighteen pounds lighter, much stronger, and feel better all the way around. Even my golf game is stronger. It’s the best health investment I’ve ever made in myself.

Linda Lemon-Steiner – FACHE, RN, MPH

“I have been training with weights and competing in road races for over twenty years. I have tried many different training methods, but none have built my strength as quickly and as effectively as 20 Minutes to Fitness®. I have to give them credit for allowing me to post my best half-marathon and 5k times at recent races.”

Roy Borrego – Financial Advisor and Triathlete. 

Schedule your FREE Orientation session today!

Contact 20 Minutes to Fitness® today to schedule your complimentary orientation and workout session with one of their experienced personal fitness coaches by calling 813.664.8888. 

You can learn more by visiting: During your free orientation session, the experienced and caring staff at 20 Minutes to Fitness® will determine your specific goals and needs and will work with you to reach and maintain them. 

20 Minutes to Fitness® is located at 11610 N Dale Mabry Hwy. They are open Monday – Thursday from 8:00am-6: 00 pm. Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Hours may be extended at the clients’ request.