Fitness Stylz owner, Tom Roy, tells the story of how his dynamic fitness center came to be:
Our club was founded in July of 2000 and offered nothing more than a weight room and a small number of cardio bikes. (We didn't even have a treadmill!) The entire club fit into only 3,000 square feet, and our membership was holding steady at about 100 people.
With the introduction of group fitness, we grew in size and membership each year, until we were bursting at the seams with no physical space left to expand into. Our only exercise studio had a capacity of just 32 people, and by the spring of 2005, our classes were maxing out at an alarming rate. We actually had to move to a ‘token’ system, with class space ‘tokens’ being passed out to the first 32 people to arrive for each class!
As you can imagine, people who arrived too late to get into class were not the ‘happiest campers in the park.’ The popularity of group fitness, which had been the catalyst of our incredible growth in membership, was quickly becoming our greatest liability!
In the summer of 2005, I was forced to make the most monumental decision of my entire business career: to purchase, renovate and move into a larger building just down the street from our original location. We are currently occupying 14,400 square feet, have over 400 members and are located at 17 Depot Street in downtown Livermore Falls, Maine.
Our current location has been a true ‘Labor of Love,’ designed to reward and nurture the warm, friendly and inviting nature of our members and staff. It features a café and pro-shop at the front, followed by the main counter, tanning rooms and Studio One. (Studio One is where our group fitness, life-changing experiences take place.) The weight and cardio rooms are also on this floor, and feature free weights, machines, treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, bikes and, of course, TVs. The lower floor features four more studios as well as offices for Total Eclipse Reflexology, Farmington Foot and Ankle outpatient services and personal trainers.
Studio 2 is home to our spin cycling classes and personal training conditioning equipment.
Studio 3 is our function room. Available for rent for birthday parties, baby showers, seminars, etc... If you need to entertain a group of people, that's the room for you. Studio 3 and Studio 4 can be combined for larger functions.
Studio 4 is home to Sandy's School of Dance.
I have been extremely pleased with the support our members and staff have shown, and I am absolutely thrilled to be able to offer a fitness center of this caliber to the local community! All of the support over the last seventeen years is greatly appreciated and has resulted in something very special. We hope to see you in here and look forward to showing you everything that makes Fitness Stylz a different kind of fitness center. Despite our small town location, Fitness Stylz was built to be a large offering fitness center, without losing our warm, friendly and nurturing ‘family’ environment!