International Fitness Leader Abbie Appel Joins Life. Feel Great Community™

Abbie Appel and Karina Frangulyan

​Award-winning fitness industry educator and workout guru, Abbie Appel, has joined Life. Feel Great Community™ as its corporate Creative Fitness Director and will oversee creative programming for its inaugural multi-million-dollar club, which will debut in Coral Gables, Florida in December 2017.

Life. Feel Great Community™ is a light, airy and contemporary 11,000 square foot membership-based social fitness club that will be a “one-stop destination” for a wide array of group fitness classes, therapeutic modalities and luxury club amenities.

Mark Advent, the founder and creator of the highly successful New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Karina Frangulyan, a Certified Public Accountant turned fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur, have been collaborating for the past three years to create the Life. Feel Great Community™ brand and its flagship club.  

"We are very happy to have Abbie on board to launch our first club in Coral Gables," said Karina Frangulyan, Co-Founder of Life. "I'm thrilled to be on the Life team and look forward to creating high-energy and fun-filled programs and classes for what will be one of the most innovative new concepts in the fitness industry," said Abbie Appel.

"Abbie brings tremendous passion and positive energy to Life coupled with her extensive background as a fitness industry leader. Abbie will focus on creating proprietary Life-branded curriculum and evolving programs that will inspire our community members," Karina Frangulyan stated.

Life. Feel Great Community™ in Coral Gables will feature five studios, including a dedicated hot studio, non-heated yoga studio, functional fitness studio, an indoor cycling studio, a state-of-the-art suspension and aerial studio, and a special events studio to accommodate a variety activities and programs. Life. Feel Great Community™ will offer between 175 and 250 weekly classes and will ramp up according to demand.

Additionally, Life. Feel Great Community™ will feature a luxury foot reflexology lounge, private massage rooms for single and couples massages, Reiki treatments, and a blow-dry bar.

Life. Feel Great Community™ will also feature the Commissary, a bustling juice, coffee, wine and beer bar and counter-style café that will offer a fresh and high-quality menu for all-day dining for members and walk-ins (non-members) alike in a fast-paced atmosphere with a neighborhood charm. 

“Life will be a place where a member can take part in a variety of low, medium and high-intensity workout activities. We are focusing on creating a premium member experience,” stated Mark Advent. 

Life. Feel Great Community™ will also offer a Life-branded yoga program created by Los Angeles-based master yoga instructor Caley Alyssa.  This program modernizes the practice of yoga by offering classes that are accessible to everybody within an hour’s time. 

“Life is focused on becoming a premium luxury lifestyle destination and brand and our team, who will be properly trained and committed to continuing education, will be dedicated to its members.  Life. Feel Great Community™ is a unique offering and we are grateful to have the opportunity to launch the brand in Coral Gables, which is a wonderful and welcoming community,” said Mark Advent.

About Mark Advent: Mark Advent is the founder and creator of New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is a hospitality, entertainment, leisure, gaming, retail and tourism expert and works internationally to create large-scale destination experiences.

About Karina Frangulyan:  Karina Frangulyan is a Certified Public Accountant and former auditor at RSM LLP and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP and Head of Financial Reporting at JetSmarter Inc.

About Abbie Appel:  Abbie Appel is a former Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Miami Beach and award-winning fitness presenter for many organizations such as ECA, IDEA, DCAC, IHRSA and SCW.  As an ACE and AFAA continuing education provider, she developed and delivered creative fitness programming and workshops for Activmotion Bar, Body Bar, Jumpsport, Pilates Institute of America, Reebok, Resist-A-Ball, Schwinn Cycling, SPRI Products and TRX Training.  As a Ryka Fit-Pro Brand Ambassador, Abbie works with consumers and fitness professionals contributing material to fitness publications such as Self, Shape, Prevention and IDEA Fitness Journal and has starred and produced over 30 fitness videos including her most recent, Barre Breakthrough. As a Pilates and Barre expert, she developed the SCW Pilates and Barre instructor certifications.  Abbie holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, and NASM. 

Source: Life. Feel Great Community

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