The Duke’s Story
On Sunday, December 10th, Duke’s Fitness Center opened its new 1400 square foot addition at its 18 Swanton Road location. Furthermore, the center is installing some innovative cardio equipment like the Jacob’s Ladder and new strength training equipment such as the Hack Squat and Dead Lift.
“We’re super excited about the addition and the new equipment. Plus we have a great winter class schedule and, if you want extra guidance with your workout, we have free personal training to get you started,” said Nate Yandow, B.S., owner and nutritionist. “Plus there are great advanced personal training options from our certified trainers, as well.”
Yandow has more to celebrate. On January 13th, he will celebrate his sixth anniversary as owner of Duke’s. “I’d like to thank our members, staff, friends and family for helping us get to where we are today,” said Yandow.
More than just fitness
The center with over 600 regular members – provides great Health Challenge Programs in order to inspire healthier lifestyle choices with nutrition education, stress management and goal setting.
Exercise and good nutrition gives people more energy and better clarity and sleep, Yandow said. It really helps you be more productive and efficient. A healthy lifestyle is more than just exercise; it’s about training your mind and body to work together through proper nutrition, rest and activity. It’s never too late to make a positive change in your life.
Duke’s also offers Yoga, Zumba, Belly-Dancing, Step and Ab Classes along with free babysitting services. Yandow is also in the process of expanding his Health Bar to include nutrition-packed drinks and shakes like Peanut Butter Blast and Elvis Lives and energy bars. Soon to come: home made protein muffins.
Lastly, hot-off-the-press apparel like dry-fit work out garments, plus the traditional tee-shirts/sweatshirts/shorts line are also available as well as some seasonal holiday garb.
It’s about people
Moreover, the center is very community-oriented. They raise money for non-profits like the food shelf, Women Helping Battered Women and the Jim Bashaw Fund via hosting Cancer Spin events and such. They also offer group discounts to the state and city employees, health organizations and local businesses, gift cards and membership specials.
“It’s important not only to get involved helping individuals here but helping the community, as well,” Yandow continued. “We do as many as we can.”