Powerlifter Matthew Smith, in the 220 pound weight class, amazed us with his 355 pound deadlift! He beat Donavin Davis’s last record and got his name on the wall at Princeton Fitness. It will remain until or unless someone beats him at future Strong Man Competitions!
Princeton Fitness is an exciting 24 hr fitness center that is huge- it spans 2 buildings on the historic town square in Princeton, Indiana (Gibson County). PF is locally owned/ operated by Jennifer, a small-business owner. We have 8,500 square feet & 4 floors of space, cardio, tons of weight plates, benches, Sprint Circuit machines, 4 heavy bags hanging, & a huge room for aerobics/kick-boxing/Tae Kwon Do. There’s a quiet loft for yoga and massage therapy. In filming for YouTube, we share the neat stuff & my members can critique themselves.
See before & after pictures of the Biggest Losers of ’07 & ’08 at myspace/princetonfitness & videos of the quarterly Strong Man competitions (Next: Apr 26th, 1 pm) at youtube/princetonfitness (You can join the Biggest Loser contest at any time. There’s one going on now. Next Kickoff: Apr 12th, 10am- weigh-in & intro to the program.) We have 16 contestants so far eyeing the cash prize. Ages 17-52. We have one bodybuilder. Weights range from 158 to 332. Bodyfat range 28.7% to 49.5%.
Our rates are low enough that everyone can afford us, with limited memberships at only $3/wk. Full access is only $4.50/wk. Sign up with someone else & save- full access for 2 is only $7/wk. …But don’t let the cheap rates fool you. This place is nice & improving every week, as we are remodeling room by room. The atmosphere is old school, where 100-year-old architectural charm meets modern convenience. If you’ve never been inside (or haven’t been in the last 3 months) you should check it out. Even members who come in once a week are surprised by the changes we make each week. Shane Bonaparte (Princeton) said, “I don’t even go there to work out anymore… I just come to see what you’ve done. I love that place. I don’t call it Princeton Fitness… I call it My Place!” Other testimonials are on my website at home.insightbb/~fit
Evansville TKD Academy is opening a new branch in Princeton, upstairs at PF. Taekwon-Do classes held Tues & Thurs 5:30 pm. Ages 6 & up. $40/mo. 2nd & 3rd family members $20/mo 4th or more family members $5/mo . Uniforms $35.99 plus tax. SPECIAL- 1st mo plus uniform $69 (save over $11).
I get a kick out of teaching people how to use the machines & setting them up on training programs that suit their needs. Once they know what to do to make changes, it’s as if this becomes their personal gym & all I do is keep their towels clean & answer the phones for them! I also enjoy seeing the members come out of the kickboxing class covered in sweat & saying “Great class!” & when they say their pants are falling off them! It is empowering to take control of your waistline & I love being a part of it.
The key in making a business like this work is to A) create a place where people are comfortable & free to try new things B) give them the right equipment, training & encouragement C) know when to push & when to coddle & D) be there when they need you. After all, it’s the people that make this place great!
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