Coronado’s Health Consultants Share Recommendation on Beginning a New Routine


Photo: Clockwise from left: Talia Rozen, owner of Jo Stretch; Jean Pierre & Linda Marques, owners of Coronado Yoga; Jeanne Daugherty Jameson, owner of Performance Elite; Stephanie Anderson, owner of Island Yoga; and Chris Guerrero, owner, and Sara Jane Massengale, head coach of F45 Coronado.

Coronado is a fantastic and unique city for fitness. The diverse population lends itself to a spectacular range of activities where everyone can find their own routine. Regardless of whether you are just starting again after a break or starting a new workout, Coronado’s best fitness experts offer advice on getting started, staying healthy and motivated.

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Jean Pierre and Linda Marques, master teachers and owners of Coronado Yoga, have more than 100 years of experience. Her bright, quiet yoga studio in 8th & Orange is comfortable and inviting, and reflects her personality. Linda and Jean Pierre discuss their top tips for starting a new routine. Linda shares that “It is important to start slowly and take your time. Start something, do something every day to stay active. “Jean Pierre adds that a life in balance is key. “We say never too much and never too little. Be aware of the negativity. Take your time away from computers and television and away from the chaos. “Both Jean Pierre and Linda agree that self-love is paramount. “Self-love is not selfish. It’s self respect. Take care of your mind and practice gratitude. “Classes take place seven days a week and last 60 minutes. Coronado Yoga is located in 801 Orange, Suite 202. Free class with the purchase of a class card. Visit for the schedule and all the details.

At first glance, the F45 is a light, airy and colorful fitness heaven. The fresh Coronado breeze and the bright sunshine flood the room and enliven the room. Trainers and staff are warm, friendly and highly qualified certified personal trainers who teach the 45-minute HIIT (Functional High Intensity Interval Training) courses. When you’re just starting out or getting back into the routine after a break, Chris Guerrero, owner of F45 Coronado, is one of the best ways to show accountability. “Find a buddy and ask him to go with you so it isn’t intimidating. You meet her there so you don’t do it alone. “Sara Jane, F45’s head coach, adds,“ Step one is to show yourself. Be vulnerable. Let the professionals and trainers get you moving. “Whether you want to carry your kids, get a better runner, get stronger, or just want to be in generally good shape, F45 can help you. Exercises are for time, not repetitions, which means you can go at your own pace. The F45 Coronado is located on 1000 C Avenue, Suite B. The test cards cost $ 7 for seven days. Visit for the schedule and all the details.

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The closure of Covid-19 gyms hasn’t stopped Performance Elite’s ability to get people moving at their Butt Kickers fitness camp, which sits picturesquely on the grassy area on Coronado Shores Beach. Class lasts 60 minutes, and participants enjoy the community and camaraderie of sweating on their favorite beach until sunrise. Jeanne Dougherty Jameson, owner and head coach, emphasizes the importance of “starting slowly and slowly. Focus on your form. Set realistic and achievable goals. “To stay energetic and hydrated, Jeanne recommends at least 10 glasses of water a day. “The more water you drink, the more you rinse and the more energy you have,” says Jeanne. Butt Kickers classes are five-week programs offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. at Coronado Shores. Email or call 619-743-5018 for more information.

If you want to detox, relax, and stretch out while taking in panoramic views of the legendary Hotel Del Coronado, Island Yoga is for you. The courses offered include a variety of yoga and pilates. Although yoga can be practiced every day, says Stephanie Anderson, Owner, “When you return to what you love, take it slowly. Listen to your body – it will tell you if you are pushing too hard. Stephanie also emphasizes: “Always, always stretch, before and after training. Make progress every day – speak to your instructor if you have injuries and changes are always available. Island Yoga is located at 1330 Orange Avenue, Suite 210. The two-week introductory unlimited class package is $ 49. Visit for more information.

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Talia Rozen, owner of Jo Stretch, shares her secrets of success. Jo Stretch is a studio that offers 1 to 1 assisted stretching with a stretching professional for 25 to 50 minutes per session. Stretching is important not only to stay fit, but also to get fit. Stretching prevents injury and flushes out your muscles to aid recovery. Talia says, “Start slowly, don’t overdo it. Before you work out hard, stretch and get fit again. “She also stresses the importance of being held accountable. “Find a buddy or friend to go with you so you can make it a habit. Consistency is key.” Jo Stretch is located on 1010 C Avenue. The introductory package costs $ 99 for four 25-minute stretch sessions. Visit for more information and bookings.

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