This interview is a part of the EEDC's Get to Know the Owner Series.
Tell me about your business.
I'm the owner of Fitness 1440 – Erie, Co. I have a passion for the fitness industry and am so thrilled to be a part of the Erie business community. After years of working out in other facilities, we discovered people need to feel comfortable and confident in the gym in order to achieve their fitness goals. We feel as though we have created an environment that is welcoming to anyone regardless of their ability. It is our goal to make every member feel welcome!
Why is it different? We are the only 24hr gym in Erie. We have classes of all kinds, personal trainers, small group classes, and a fully equipped strength area including platforms & squat racks! We have saunas in both locker rooms as well as a Fit 3D body scanner. We also have a delicious smoothie bar which is very popular.
How’d you get started?
After moving to Erie about 7 years ago and really getting into fitness and bodybuilding, I knew this was the place I wanted to realize my dream of opening a gym. I wanted to build a place where I could build a great supportive community and share my passion with others. We officially opened in October of 2019. The timing wasn't great due to Covid making its appearance a few months later, but we are working through that downturn and getting back to business.
Tell me a little more about yourself
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and grew up loving sports and fitness. After having my third child I got back into fitness and jumped right into bodybuilding training. I truly love the process of bodybuilding and how your body changes and what it can do with discipline and consistency. I have a passion for it. I am currently competing and my last show was in May.
I took 1st, 2nd, and 4th place in that show.
What do you love about having your business in Erie?
Honestly, the thing I love the most about having my business here is Erie is the people. This town and the people that come to our gym are so loyal. There is so much support and generosity from this town. I feel really supported in my business and truly love being here.
Want to know more about Fitness1440? You can find out more on their website: https://fitness1440.com/erie/
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