Perfect Circle Yoga

A friend suggested I attend a Bikrim Yoga class with her (otherwise known as hot yoga). She warned that I might find it challenging to stay in the room for the whole class, but  if I stayed, I would have  reached my first goal. Since I had done yoga, I was sure I’d be fine. Well  . . . I was unprepared for how hot the room was @105 degrees! I stayed in the room for the whole class and was able to do most of the postures, and dripping with sweat 90 minutes later, I felt a great sense of accomplishment for having done so! I was impressed by how much more I was able to stretch during some of the postures. But, at the time, I didn’t think it was likely that I’d be making Bikram Yoga a regular part of my exercise program mostly because Chris Rose’s studio was too far from my house. As it turns out, a couple of months later, he moved to the beach, which is very convenient for me. I’ve tried to make it at least once a week since he has been in the 595-B Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach location. It is still the best workout I’ve ever  had that can be done within the space of a beach towel! And about the heat — yeah, well, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that! So if you don’t think yoga is a good heart-pumping exercise, try Bikram Yoga at Perfect Circle Yoga and Fitness (btw, it is named after the Yogi who invented it.).

The Pub Waterfront Restaurant

As a member of Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, I attend my share of Business networking mixers. The last one I went to was held at The Pub Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge. I must say, the Intracoastal Waterway, where The Pub is located at 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores is a nice breezy waterfront location in spite of its proximity to the parking lot. The food was exceptionally good and owner and local resident, Steve Wesphal, wasn’t stingy. I had hoped to get the gift shop owner to carry the audio CD version of Talking Points Tours Pinellas Beaches. But it doesn’t seem like a good fit since they carry mostly jewelry. Of course, if  you’re looking for a great self-guided tour of the beaches, go to my site:  But, if you’re looking for beach bling, check out their gift shop which is the first thing you see when you enter the front door. BTW, Steve Wesphal will be opening a new restaurant, 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House in the fall of 2009. it is being billed as “Relaxed Coastal Cuisine.”