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Hi, I'm Jamie Sura, owner of Fitness Central. I feel like everyone has a story to tell, and I'd like to share mine with you.

My fitness story began a few years ago, when my brother died of sudden cardiac death at the age of 41. He left behind his wife and three children ages 8, 6, and 4.

Needless to say, with a husband and four small children of my own, this put a lot of fear into me. I went to a cardiologist and was given the best plan of care for me to prevent a similar fate.

My plan included exercising 5 days a week. After doing strictly cardio for a year, I got bored. I sought a personal trainer and had been adding weights to my home gym. My trainer set me up with a 6-week strength training plan and soon I started feeling the empowerment (and bonus of weight loss!).

While working with my trainer, I became aware that there is so much positive energy in our town, it’s just spread out everywhere. It motivated me to contain all that positive energy into one place.

The place itself is in a renovated historic building on Main Street. The location is good for our community, our downtown and it's economic growth.  Since we are able to pay off our loans, I like to give back to the employees and gym members with fitness challenges, rewards and paying fees for staff to go to training and get recertification.  Jamie said she feels fortunate to have a husband who can help make the gym happen.  “It’s a real blessing,” she said. “I couldn’t do it without him.”

Mike also was instrumental in putting down all the hardwood structures.  “His hobby is woodworking and he was happy to do it,” Jamie said.  She also said her Mother’s work ethic set a prime example for how to run a successful business.

 

Jamie

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