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Lynn Valaes – Fitness Instructor, owner of Wise Women Fitness

A lifelong fitness fanatic, a former runner lover of all things outdoors, furry babies and any sport that is physically active, Lynn’s love of fitness and teaching was a natural transition for her to enter the fitness industry.  Lynn also quickly discovered that midlife women were an incredibly underserved population in the fitness industry.  It was then she was compelled to open her own fitness facility led by women, just for women.  Fast forward 4 years and she continues to provide women with the tools needed to live a healthier, more vibrant life through exercise and smart lifestyle choices. Lynn has worked with a myriad of special populations including those suffering from obesity, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, spinal fusion surgeries and spinal cord injury, just to name a few.

Lynn is a recent graduate of the Pink Ribbon Program and holds the designation as a certified Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist.  The Pink Ribbon Program is a six-week gentle and progressive therapeutic exercise program specifically for breast cancer patients to help them regain mobility and improve their quality of life.  The goal is to help survivors return to a physical wellbeing as “normal” as can be, outside of a clinical environment and in the company and support of other women.

Wise Women Fitness

Wise Women Fitness is South Tampa’s ONE AND ONLY all-female personal training and fitness studio offering high quality, personalized services for every woman’s unique fitness needs.

WWF is a sanctuary for women who want to train in a comfortable, relaxed and non-judgmental environment.  Are you ready for a welcome alternative to big box gyms and co-ed training facilities? Are you fed-up with trainers that are either too young to understand you or too preoccupied to focus their attention on you?  Wise Women Fitness understands your workout barriers, your injuries, AND your goals.

We work with women of all ages, with all physical and medical conditions, in particular, women over 40 and breast cancer survivors.

At Wise Women Fitness, we’re more than just a fitness facility, we’re a sisterhood. We’ve been there, we get it and we get you!

Lynn Valaes, Owner
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Certified MenoFitness Trainer
Balance Progressions Specialist
AHA AED/CPR Certified

Address:  3311 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629
phone:  (813) 310-2628

Barb Hennessy

The Joy Within

Barb Hennessy is a certified rehabilitation counselor and Somatic Intuitive Training Practitioner who specializes in emotional recovery and stress management. Her practice is called The Joy Within, and you can visit Barb’s site at

Allison Hollister

Allison Hollister, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Structural Energetic Therapist® located in Tampa Florida. She specializes in helping people live a balanced life, pain-free.

Structural Energetic Therapy® is a total body therapy that produces maximum rehabilitation of physical conditions causing pain. SET® is the integration of cranial / structural techniques with specialized soft tissue protocols designed to work together to restore balance, strength, and function in the body long term.