Culturally Fit

Culturally Fit


| This place- it’s more than just a beautiful (and empty!) pool and beach. It’s a feeling. A feeling of coming home.

📸: Culturally Fit

Sharing my passion for fitness and travel with you!


“The quieter you become, the more you hear.”
The past few weeks have been overwhelming to say the least. So much to take in, at times it feels hard to breath and impossible to understand how to move forward not only as a human, but as a business owner. But, one day at a time and one breath at a time we will move forward with more understanding, compassion and hope for our future.


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Dropping this Tuesday: Graymake Consulting's exclusive interview with founder of B'More SUP and FloYo Fit, Jessie Benson!

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Photos from Culturally Fit's post 10/28/2019

“I can tell you from experience, the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”

Just keep smiling.
Just keep s m i l i n g.
Even when the days seem hard and the sadness wants to take over I remember that a smile can go a long long way. Not only does a smile benefit your own health and happiness, it can also elevate the mood of those around you!
So just keep smiling! 😁

Tonight I’m smiling bc the very talented just shared the rest of the Lake Powell Retreat photos. So much to smile about! Will share them all tomorrow on the FB page! @ Lone Rock Beach

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 10/24/2019

Horseshoe Bend sits within 27,000 square miles of Navajo Nation- the largest Native American governed territory in the United States. This protected land is home to some of the countries most incredible monuments and natural wonders. Many of the spots in this territory are off limits to tourists- including this particular spot pictured above.

Typically when you want to see Horseshoe Bend you park in a huge parking lot with hundreds of others and walk 1 mile to small viewpoint (again with hundreds of other tourist) to stand on the edge and see the incredible Colorado River snaking around the ancient sandstone canyons.

FloYo does things differently. On my Lake Powell Retreat we get a Navajo guide to take us to this private and protected sacred spot. When we arrive we do a silent meditation walk to get to our spot for sunrise and yoga. After an hour of flowing and breathing and connecting with the beauty of this land we moved closer to the edge, overlooking the bend. There we did a guided meditation and had a beautiful breakfast spread while looking out at this incredible viewpoint.

This is just one of the many experiences you will have on the Lake Powell Retreat. We will have 3 paddle adventure in different sections of the lake, we will hike through the slot canyons, relax at our luxury homes and simply enjoy the beauty of the land. The dates are Sept. 18-23, 2020. This trip is being announced to the public today and going out in a big e-blast. If you’d like to secure your spot on the retreat message me today! @ Navajo nation

Timeline photos 10/15/2019

Settling in to this Gulf Coast life just fine!

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 10/08/2019

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

This FloYo Tribe is something incredible. The friends who have become family, clients who have become beat friends. Women supporting women. I’m honestly not sure where I’d be without this tribe of people and they constant support.

Thanks for the photos and for always being willing to play!

Timeline photos 10/07/2019

Creating moments like this will never get old.
Thank you to my FloYo Travels crew, for trusting me and joining me for a sand and soul-ful weekend in Fenwick Island!

Timeline photos 10/06/2019

What a refreshing weekend at the beach leading a mini Sand & Soul FloYo Travels Retreat. Feeling so grateful that I get to call my clients great friends. So lucky to get to share this incredible life with so many supportive, smart and inspiring women! Now- gotta get to work on finishing up the 2020 retreat lineup...some exciting things in the works for next year!

Timeline photos 10/01/2019

Making a guest appearance at tonight as I sub for the amazing !! Come join me for a fun, express hot vinyasa class!

Sub alert! One of Razz’s favorite and founding teachers is returning tonight. Catch subbing Hot Yoga Express at 5:30pm tonight. We ❤️ the Benson Family.

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 09/29/2019

“You’ve got to get up every morning
With a smile in your face
And show the world all the love in your heart.”

Still smiling thinking about this time last week...exploring this incredible landscape. If you’d like to join me next September for an unforgettable adventure out in Page, AZ then leave a comment below. I’ve already got quite a few people interested in joining me for Lake Powell {round 2}.

Details being announced this week! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

📸: @ Antelope Canyon

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 09/28/2019

These facial expressions are too good not to share...
Thanks dad for the tickets to today’s Shawan Downs...such a fun fall tradition! @ Shawan Downs

Timeline photos 09/27/2019

Its ok not to know.

It’s 8am. So far today 5 different people have asked me some form of “What’s next? When are you headed back to Australia”… and my response…

I d o n t k n o w.

And that’s ok.

One month ago the answers to those questions would have been very clear. But life is messy and has so many unexpected twists and turns and bumps in the road.

One month ago I had it written in my calendar the date I was flying back to Australia to find a home and start to create a community, to grow roots in the place I wanted to call home. One month ago I was deeply in love with a man who I admired and respected and pictured as the father of my kids.
One month ago I felt so clear on the vision for my business and my life.

But today? Today, I have no clue what tomorrow will bring. Some days that feels amazing- like I have this enormous empty canvas that I can fill with joy and love and possibility. Other days, like today, it feels extremely scary and sad and lonely.

So- go ahead. Keep asking me what’s next. Because I need to say it out loud to the world that I HAVE NO IDEA! And having no idea is perfectly ok.

Timeline photos 09/23/2019

Not having any fun at all...

My goal when I started was to take people to the most unique paddle destinations in the world. What I didn’t realize was how much joy it would bring to me.

Timeline photos 09/14/2019

Tomorrow I am leading a Doggie Paddle at with my sidekick, ! 👏🏻 🐕
Come join me! 11:30am, if you don’t have a dog just rent a board and watch the doggie paddle chaos from a distance!

Timeline photos 09/09/2019

One step, one breath, one moment at a time.

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 09/09/2019

These two humans.
I don’t know what I would do without them.
They’ve been married for 14,600 days. 40 years.

Every single day they show me what true love and partnership looks like. They inspire me to never give up hope that I will find someone to create a life of love and happiness with.

Thank you Mom and Dad for continuing to show me daily that love is not always pretty, there will be fights and tears and misunderstanding (and a lot of “JackJerks”!) but the fights don’t last long and love lasts forever.

I love you both! Thanks for letting me crash your anniversary dinner! 😉

Timeline photos 08/26/2019

For those of you wondering what the song was that started the emotional breakdown... it was an awesome remix of Donna Lewis’ I Love You Forever.

Cue the waterworks... 💦

“You've got me almost melting away
As we lay there under blue sky with pure white stars
Exotic sweetness a magical time
Say it, say it again
I love you always forever
Near and far closer together
Everywhere I will be with you
Everything I will do for you
I love you always forever
Near and far closer together
Everywhere I will be with you
Everything I will do for you
Say you'll love, love me forever
Never stop, never whatever
Near and far and always and everywhere and everything
Say you'll love, love me forever
Never stop, never whatever
Near and far and always and everywhere and everything.”

Timeline photos 08/26/2019
Timeline photos 08/25/2019

There is S O much to be grateful for.

Today something happened that has never happened in my life. I woke up and didn’t have to be anywhere, so I booked into a last minute class with at REV. I have been spinning for over 15 years, and teaching spin for 13 years...but today I broke down mid-spin class. I’m not talking about a few tears, i am talking full on sobbing, snot dripping, cannot breath sort of breakdown. And it didn’t just last one song, or two songs, but for 3 songs...I sobbed my way through.

So yes, this wasn’t the way I envisioned my 33rd bday to start...but it was soooo needed. Have you ever had a breakdown like this mid-workout?

When I got home I sat out on the front porch and wrote down 33 things I am grateful for today. And I could have kept writing for hours. So, even though I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster these past few days, it’s amazing how simply acknowledging all I have to be grateful for creates a complete shift in my mindset.

Now, who wants to know what song sparked the emotional breakdown!?

Timeline photos 08/25/2019

Looking up to this little dude in admiration.

This is Landon and he is 8 years old and crushed our kids race today. It was his first SUP race, and I’d like to believe he (and the other 6 kiddos) are the future of this sport. They are the reason we do this. They are courageous, fearless, enthusiastic and simply excited to be on the water. Seeing the 80+ people on the dock cheering on our small but mighty crew of kids racers made my entire day.

I haven’t even begun to sort through all the photos from today, but I can tell you that of the last 17 hours that I’ve been going non-stop, that the 10 minutes I was on the water during the kids race at the cup was@definitely a highlight. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Timeline photos 08/18/2019

Weekends like this one remind me why I started these businesses (FloYo and B'More SUP) almost 9 years ago. From racing in yesterday’s race to last nights 80’s paddle party and this morning’s Paddle’s the people that make these long weekends so much FUN. I am so proud of the community we’ve created at and so grateful for the people that have supported and showed up week after week. Thank you, thank you!

And guess what...the fun isn’t over yet! Our season goes until October- so if you haven’t gotten on the water there is still plenty of time- and fun opportunities!

Next weekend is jam packed with fun SUP outings- SUP date night on Friday, and a doggie paddle on Saturday and then lots of fun fitness classes on Sunday.

I hope to see some new faces on the water soon!

Timeline photos 08/15/2019

Another fun morning with and chatting about our upcoming events at .

Although I’d prefer to stay behind the camera, I am so grateful for the opportunity to share all the cool stuff we have happening on the water this August.

Did you know we host Baltimore’s only SUP Saturday!? It’s a bit unique in that it’s less about the race and winning and getting prizes than it is about simply getting on the water, as a community and paddling together. If you’d like to paddle with 50 other friends- consider signing up!

PS thanks to my rockstar clients and friends for showing up early this morning to help out!!

Timeline photos 08/12/2019

Rio’s been working on perfecting his selfie game....I think he’s doing quite well.

Timeline photos 08/10/2019

Sunrise and !

Morning Sun

Timeline photos 08/09/2019

👋🏻 👋🏻
It’s Friday- and I’ve got an entire weekend with no plans, other than hanging out on the water at Bmore SUP.

Who’s coming to join me?? I’d love to see some familiar faces this weekend on the water. Check my story- I’ll post our weekend line up there! Want $5 off a rental?
DM me and I’ll send over a code!

Timeline photos 08/07/2019

Take me back to the ocean.

Timeline photos 08/06/2019

Calling all BALTIMORE yogis!

Please join me for an incredible sunrise t o m o r r o w at . This land based yoga class is on the pier overlooking the water. It won’t be easy to wake up, but it will be worth it! I cannot wait to flow with you!


Sign up online. Link in my bio!

Timeline photos 08/01/2019

Fluid foundation below.
Endless opportunities to flow.


The ocean continues to teach me new lessons each and every day. Today she taught me that when you're truly in the flow, you can respond like the ocean—to the tides, the wind, the natural rhythms of the earth—and move gracefully through all situations....even those situations that involve lots of splashing! So much fun paddling, laughing and splashing with the birthday boy, benson this morning. 🙏🏻🌊🙏🏻🌊
PS check my story for the aftermath of this photo! 😉

Timeline photos 08/01/2019

Find your passion and follow it. No matter what.

Timeline photos 07/12/2019

Dreaming up some more fun summer events for this amazing community!

Have ideas of classes or events you’d like to attend on our pier? Send them over!


Timeline photos 07/10/2019

Today in my yoga class I talked about the importance of not getting ahead of yourself. I am guilty of constantly worrying about what’s next.

What’s next for the FloYo brand, in my relationship, where will I be living this time next year, what’s the next adventure retreat I’m going to plan.

And through all this worrying and stressing about “what’s next” I forget that this moment right here, right now, is the most important moment. It contains all the joy and all the happiness. Living this moment and being fully present for it is the only way to get to the next great experience.

So tonight I sit in this moment and I cherish it. I acknowledge all the hard work I’ve put in to get here and I fully immerse myself in the joy of this exact moment in time.

Be here. Now. This is the only place you need to be.

Photos from Culturally Fit's post 07/06/2019

Couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the 4th. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Great friends, beautiful weather, boat days and tons of fun. Thanks Taryn and Daniel for hosting!! @ Lake Norman

Timeline photos 07/01/2019

Hey Baltimore! I’m back at every Tuesday teaching an 11am yoga class! Starting t o m o r r o w!
I’d love to see some familiar faces! Drop ins only $8!

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