Linda McDowell – Owner

linda-mcdowellLinda McDowell is owner of Flacas Fitness and Brews. Linda’s philosophy is that fitness should be fun, good for you, and something you look forward to. She has been a practicing (but not perfect) fitness fanatic (fan-addict) for most of her adult life. Linda has enjoyed many outlets of physical fitness over the years including swimming, scuba diving, running, weight lifting, walking and yoga. Linda also believes part of healthy living includes eating well. By that she means eating and drinking whole, healthy foods — real foods — not that fake packaged stuff, chock-full of chemicals. And who says healthy can’t be good and fun at the same time?

Flacas Fitness and Brews is Linda’s vision where a dichotomy of people will gather. She hopes that some folks will come for the good grub, some for the brews and smoothies (or both), some for the fitness, and some folks for the whole experience. Her desire is that Flacas Fitness and Brews will be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Whatever your reason for coming and wherever you are from — Linda wants you to feel welcome here, like a good friend!

cassie-needhamCassie Needham – Manager

Full time employee and manager at Flacas, Cassie keeps things running like a well oiled machine. If you come in and she’s working, Cassie will greet you with a big smile and make you feel like you’ve known her all your life.  Born and raised in Hico, Texas, Cassie is the proud mama of a feisty toddler. In her free time she likes to …. um, wait … what free time!? The toddler keeps her busy! Cassie enjoys Texas country music and an old dance floor. Come visit her at Flacas Fitness & Brews.


Mike McDowell – Owner

mike-mcdowellMike is owner of Flacas Fitness & Brews and also Linda’s husband (in case the last name didn’t give it away). Mike has another business which keeps him plenty busy as an Organic Feed Broker for several organic dairies in Texas and the south west.

Mike is a spin-bike enthusiast and he likes to eat, so he will be seen milling about and making friends. And on occasion, he may even fill in where needed.



Cathy McKinney – Yoga Instructor

 Certifications include RYT200 Yoga Instructor, Fitness Kickboxing, Silver Sneakers (Active Aging), Group Exercise, Sports Nutrition, Plant-based Nutrition, Meditation.  Owner of Yogi Fit in Stephenville, TX.

Cathy is a longtime resident of Stephenville, TX who has been practicing yoga ever since 2004. She has been involved within the fitness community in the area for many years as well. Her history includes managing Yoga & Group Exercise programs at local gyms and studios before opening her own Yogi Fit yoga & fitness studio on the downtown square in Stephenville, TX.  She has a passion for sharing exercise, nutrition, meditation & overall holistic lifestyle options within her community and beyond.

Stepahnie Rohrer – Yoga Instructor 

Stephanie has practiced yoga “on and off” the mat for many years.  Throughout the many transitions in life, yoga has been Stephanie’s transformational tool—strengthening her body, quieting her mind, and teaching her to be present.  The desire to learn more about the mind/body connection and the practice of yoga inspired her to enroll and complete the 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training program at Wanderlust Yoga Austin Studio in Austin, Texas.

“I have a deep love and passion for my practice; approaching with a sense of ease, an open heart, and desire to share the endless possibilities.”

She looks forward to sharing her yoga practice and the benefits with others.  Stephanie’s other passions include spending time with her family, cooking, listening to live music, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Claudia Skocpol – Yoga Instructor

“My love of yoga began about seven years ago when I was introduced to Bikram Yoga, the original hot yoga method, in Arlington Texas. From the very first week Claudia could see and feel positive changes in her body, especially the ability to move more freely and lose some extra weight.  By the third week of hot yoga, she no longer had any sciatic pain and had lost several pounds. Since that time Claudia has had more than 1,000 hours of hot yoga instruction, yoga workshops, posture clinics and yoga training in which she has gained a wholeness of health in body, mind and spirit.

Through the Aura Wellness Center, a Yoga Alliance approved training Claudia became a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and is delighted to be able to bring you Hatha Yoga in a heated environment! Heated Hatha Yoga, based on the original 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises, results in pain relief, fuller range of motion, reduction of stress and aids in detoxifying your body.