Company Name: Fit 4 Life Health+Fitness

Type of business: Gym

Location: 2373 W Main St. Suite B, Turlock

Opening hours: Monday to Friday morning from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday to Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Weekday lessons at 4am, 5am, 6am, 8am, 9am, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm Weekend lessons at 7am, 8am and 9am

Contact details: (209) 497-7790 or [email protected]

Company history:

Eric and Danielle Connolly have always had a passion for fitness. Eric had previously been a distance runner while Danielle regularly attended local bootcamps to help with knee issues. After years of hitting the gym, the couple decided to open their own fitness space: Fit 4 Life Health+Fitness.

Taking over three retail spaces in the Regal Cinema Mall on West Main Street, Fit 4 Life offers a unique concept of how individuals train, which the team believe will set them apart from other gyms.

“Over the years, going to all these different places to train and meeting different people at each place, we noticed that there were similar complaints people had,” Danielle explained. “Even in places where people really seemed to enjoy, there were always one or two things that could be improved.”

Some of the things the couple saw people struggling with were a lack of space in some gyms, not enough weights for the number of people working out and a lack of guidance. These are also things that personal trainer Charles Lesley noticed.

The Connolly couple met Lesley at the Camp Transformation Center in Modesto nearly six years ago. At that time, Lesley, a trainer with about 18 years of experience, was traveling around the area training people at eight different gyms and boot camps. With the community’s evident confidence, a number of gyms tried to recruit him and his services full-time. It wasn’t until the Connollys came to see him that he finally decided to focus on their new business venture Fit 4 Life.

“I’ve always trained people and worked with so many people over the years, I just thought opening my own gym was inevitable,” Lesley said. “I just felt the time was right and it was with the right people. Danielle and Eric genuinely care about people and we really want people to be healthier and live longer. We have this common goal in particular, so I’m thrilled.

In addition to Lesley, there are over five other personal trainers who lead workouts at Fit 4 Life.

“With all of our coaches, we’re able to have a unique vibe and a family-like environment,” Danielle said.

The unique atmosphere is also partly due to the art. In each room there are large graffiti style murals with Fit 4 Life branding and words of encouragement.

“The art is definitely one of the first things people notice when they walk in,” Eric said. “Without Charles, none of this is possible. Before the opening, he came early in the morning and stayed late at night to do everything.

Danielle explained that the bright colors and large practice spaces can give participants the extra boost they need before coming to practice.

The team thinks their membership plans will also be attractive to community members. Gym membership plans are offered on a non-binding monthly basis. Individuals can also show up and pay for a day pass to train without a contract or membership.

As part of its first months of operations, Fit 4 Life offers many promotions. For July 4, they will be holding classes at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. which will be free for anyone over the age of five. Plus, they offer a yearly membership for $85 for students ages 11-24. College students must bring a transcript twice a year, while children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

“With Fit 4 Life, we want it to be a place where literally anyone can come and learn how to be active, eat healthy, and just have a great experience,” Danielle said. “It’s something we’re really passionate about and we can’t wait to get more involved in the community.”

For the latest Fit 4 Life updates, community members are encouraged to follow @Fit4Life_HealthAndFitness on Instagram and @Fit4LifeHealthPlusFitness on Facebook.