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“I can’t tell you how many friends have gotten locked into a three-year contract,” Frock said.
Instead she said she had to cap the gym’s membership three times while it was located in the Bushnell Building because it kept outgrowing the available space. The gym now has about 45 employees, including trainers and class instructors, she said.
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And she said she’s been on hand every day to talk to clients and run the day-to-day business, which isn’t always the case at some larger gyms.
The new owners include Jeff and Alexis Fourman and Blake Shaffer. It’s been Alexis Fourman’s dream to own her own fitness center, the couple said, and both sides had been talking about a possible sale for the past year. The new owners aren’t anticipating any major changes, Shaffer said, and will continue to provide a venue for power-lifters.
The business also provides a variety of classes, including boxing fitness and spinning, and Shaffer said it’s possible additional classes will be added.
“For me, it’s a no-brainer and I want to be part of this,” Shaffer said.
Springfield residents often go out of their way to help a local company succeed, Frock said, which helped her business thrive downtown.
“It is really surprising how local people will step up and support a local business,” Frock said.