I am the founder and owner of Mary Waugh Fitness. Prior to my 200 hour yoga teacher training, I earned a B.S. in Biology at University of South Florida. I got married to Adam Waugh and together we had 4 children. I stayed home and homeschooled my children and found the discipline and organization skills I learned during my undergrad work allowed me to keep track of educating 4 children in 4 different grade levels. I was also a runner who enjoyed signing up for races as a way to give myself a reason to wake up early in the morning to log my miles. In 2013, I ran an ultra marathon that led me to yoga. The intense training I put myself through to prepare for my 62 mile race was too much in a short period of time. After the race, I could hardly walk for several weeks. My friend and running buddy suggested I do yoga as a way to heal so that I could once again put on my running shoes and resume logging running miles. I took her advice to do yoga and I haven’t turned back. I found healing in my body through yoga and unexpectedly this healing spread into other areas of my life. My love for health, the knowledge I gained through training for races and a desire to share what I learned during those years of healing, led me to get certified as a personal trainer, become a 200hour Registered Yoga Teacher at The Lotus Pond and continue on to my 500hour certification. I am certified to teach Restorative Yoga, received training in yoga for the cancer population. My yoga influences are my lead teachers at The Lotus Pond, my master teacher, Karen Stephan, B.K.S. Iyengar, and the anatomy teachings of David Keil.
The Main Reasons to PracticeYoga:
Good for Health
Yoga Fit is where you can find balance, harmony and energy. Yoga Fit is where you can find balance, harmony and energy.
Good for Cardio
Yoga Fit iimproves blood circulation and decreases blood pressure of the body. A lower pulse rate helps your heart.