Mentors 2017-05-05T17:12:40-07:00

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

Linda Allred – Best Selling Author, Certified Weight Loss Coach, Certified Hypnotist.

Linda is known as the Hottest Ticket in Town. She is an expert in two of the most powerful belief-change modalities in the world, Self-Hypnosis and the energy work of Kinesiology. In addition, she is the co-author of the best-selling book, Answering The Call, published by Celebrity Press. The book became an instant #1 Best-Seller in two categories, “Marketing, and Marketing For Small Businesses” on Amazon the day it was released due to the message that so many people need in their lives. The book allows the reader to Answer Their Own Call in their journey through life, whether that is losing 10lbs, 100lbs, reducing stress, quitting smoking, charging what you are worth or making $100,000 or $1,000,000 in their business.

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

Suncoast PilatesPatricia Welter is the director of Pilates instruction at Suncoast Pilates. She is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA-CPT) as well as a Balanced Body Faculty Member and a Core Align Faculty Member. Patricia offers clients private, duet as well as group sessions in Pilates and the Balanced Body Core Align. Patricia is a contributor to “Pilates Style Magazine.”

Lorena Saavedra Smith

logo-Hanaq-PranaLorena Saavedra Smith is a bilingual, expert yoga (E-RYT) meditation teacher, and reiki practitioner known for her genuine love for people and community. Her belief in the inclusive effect of yoga, and her unique self-expression of equality and motivational style of teaching that incorporates both physical and mystical aspects make her practice accessible to everyone. Whether Lorena is teaching professional athletes or cancer patients, restorative yoga or power vinyasa, meditation or balancing energy classes, she leads with a focus on correct alignment, visualization, intention and a prayer approach that empowers students to accept their true meaning of the inner self and individuality on and off the mat.

Originally from Peru, she has been exposed since a very young age to diverse spiritual and alternative natural ways of interconnection towards self-healing and self-empowerment.

For over a decade of continuous development, she has received training and credentials from prominent institutions including The Kripalu Center of Yoga and Ayurveda. Learn more at

Married to a U.S. Navy officer, she embraces the challenges of a military lifestyle with a humble intention to share and deliver the message of love and peace with an open heart.