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World’s First Mental Fitness Club Set

To Open in Coconut Point Mall in May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

ESTERO, FLA., April 25, 2024 – A new concept in mental wellness is opening at Coconut Point Mall in Estero May 25 that founders say is the world’s first mental fitness club and wellness grab-n-go café. 

Grounding Spot is the name of the new entity, which is the creation of Frances Borshell who has spent years studying how to integrate mental wellness with other disciplines to create “the place to thrive,” which is the company slogan.

According to the founder, relaxation, positive mindset, connection, and good nutrition are all part of good mental health. “Whether it’s work-life stress, worry, anxiety, or depression, the majority of Americans suffer on a daily basis. Our vision is simple – mainstream mental wellness.  If you want to get in shape, you go to a gym.” said Borshell.  “Where do you go if you want to feel good mentally and strengthen your mental well-being on a daily basis?  Grounding Spot is the place. It’s your place to thrive.”

To accomplish this goal, Grounding Spot is merging with Our Yoga Place, known for its hot yoga facility, at Coconut Point Mall.  Tom Palmer and Nancy Gerald, founders of Our Yoga Place, will continue as partners in the new venture now known as Grounding Spot Coconut Point. Terry Walker and Alonso Yabar are Grounding Spots partners as well.

Borshell said the timing of Grounding Spot’s opening coincides with Mental Health Awareness Month, a national observance since 1949. 

What makes Grounding Spot unique is that it takes a preventative approach to mental health by offering the key components of maintaining a healthy mental state: connection, exercise, good nutrition, mindfulness, and self-care. Grounding Spot members can buy a monthly membership for unlimited access to certain services and discounts, including bio neurofeedback, IV Vitamin therapy, halotherapy, yoga, meditation, life coaching, mindset classes and more. These services cater to all age groups, with beginning level yoga and meditation classes and supportive therapies. 

“We are excited about expanding yoga into so much more for the mind and body with Grounding Spot. We offer a calm, soothing environment for people to enhance their mental wellness in the state-of-the-art facility equipped with the most advanced technology, yoga, meditation, and many other services to help strengthen mindset,” said Tom Palmer.

Additional services offered at Grounding Spot include a salt cave to help expand breath, IV vitamin therapy with nutrients designed to boost mental wellness, float therapy for self-reflection, cold plunge tanks for endorphins, electromagnetic stimulation, and a superfood grab-n-go café featuring menu items that enhance well-being.

Classes are offered both in person and online for all ages. Special promotional offers will be available during the grand opening.  Memberships will range from $30 per month to $245 per month for a full menu of online and in-person services.

Grounding Spot comes at a time when the World Health Organization acknowledges a global mental health crisis. “Few resources are available to help counter the urgent and emergent demand,” said Frances Borshell. “With suicides increasing at alarming rates and more than 70 percent of Americans reporting debilitating stress, the need for mental fitness is urgent.”

Anxiety and depression increased by 25 percent in the two years following the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.  In the United States, it is estimated that about 45 percent of Americans suffer from anxiety or depression. 

Businesses are not immune to this mental health crisis.  Mental health issues cost businesses $300 billion per year in lost productivity, they said. In addition, 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress.

“Organizational wellness is something we also offer to help improve company culture, bring peace and calm to the workplace, improve employee morale and increase productivity,” Nancy Gerald said.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Collier County YMCA and Red Cross have already partnered with Grounding Spot to help their customers, constituents and staff members, Borshell said.

Related to Grounding Spot, Frances Borshell also is the co-founder of Grounding Wire, a non-profit organization that organizes the annual “Kickin’ the Blues” Music Festival to benefit mental health needs.  The 2023 concert at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs was headlined by former musicians with rock bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire and attracted more than 3,000 people. The 2024 festival is slated for later this year.  Proceeds will benefit mental health services in underserved communities.

For more information about Grounding Spot, visit                                             

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