FSU alum opens Dip Drop Fitness studio

From the Tallahassee Democrat

A Drip Drop Fitness class is unlike any standard treadmill routine. Energetic routines are coordinated to modern pop and hip-hop music as disco lights flash overhead.

Each class is 60 minutes long, including warm-ups, high-intensity dance cardio, and a cool-down period.

Summer Calenberg, the owner is a two-time Florida State University graduate (BA/MBA) and New York City native. She dreamed up Drip Drop Fitness as a fun studio where everyone is welcome.

And as the name of the studio suggests, Calenberg wants every client to leave “dripping in sweat and dropping the stress.”

The instructors who make that happen are experienced in both choreography and cardio training, rather than just specializing in only dance or personal training.

“I had to find people that not only had years of dance experience but who also had knowledge of muscle groups and were CPR-certified,” said Calenberg.

As a member of the FSU alumni-startup community through Domi Station, a local business incubator, Calenberg said many wondered why she chose to pursue entrepreneurship in Tallahassee. Many of the other young alum often move away to work in bigger cities. Calenberg said she stayed because of the freedom and resources available in Tallahassee. She also was attracted by a less crowded market for fitness studios.

In addition, her association with Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and the FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship has provided the connections and guidance to open Drip Drop Fitness.

“Tallahassee needed something different and new,” she said. “Drip Drop is lively and energetic, and the people who work there are special.”

The studio is located off Tennessee Street at 307 N. Adams St., within walking distance of downtown and within a few minutes of the two university campuses. At the moment, classes are held weekday evenings and on Saturday, although Calenberg hopes to offer more classes as demand grows.

Schedules are available on the Drip Drop Fitness website, Facebook, and Instagram. Single classes are $11, and new clients can take advantage of a buy one get one free promotion.