Bradford Stevens repeats one word a number of times when he talks about Viking Fitness — wellness. With that idea in mind, he founded the fitness studio in June 2016 with a focus on group boot camp-style workouts.
“It started with a desire to provide Tampa with a unique, wellness-focused studio that was more than just a place to work out,” Stevens says. “It’s a community — or as we call ourselves, a crew — of like minded, wellness-focused, awesome people.”
Located beside the port in the Channel District, Viking Fitness offers five different classes for all fitness levels. Stevens says the classes’ timed circuits keep workouts effective.
“My focus during my master’s degree was corrective movement and injury prevention, so we do a lot to make sure our guests are making their bodies stronger without causing any injury,” he explains. “We keep class sizes small and hire the smartest trainers in town.”
Stevens, a New York native, says he thrives in urban areas and is happy to be a part of the Channel District’s growth. As part of Viking Fitness’ focus on community, they frequently donate part of the proceeds from designated classes to organizations like the Humane Society and Voices for Children. Stevens says these fundraisers help busy professionals who may not have time to give back any other way make a positive impact on the community.