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Summit Athletic Club building community through fitness

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03 May, 2019 By Summit Athletic Club

When members come to one of the three Summit Athletic Club facilities, they are getting more than just a workout, they are building a community.

With nine different class categories in different fitness areas, Cally Peterson, Summit’s general manager, said members can’t help meeting new people.

“It’s designed for people to naturally come together,” she said. “They build community. Many people become awesome friends and their kids become friends.”

Summit Athletic is purposefully designed to help people reach their fitness goals. It is built so people always have options and to avoid the boredom that often comes with working out. They offer fitness solutions that can help members in all areas of life, including classes to help people function better, strength classes, aquatic options and more.

“We have members who come and take yoga classes specifically because it helps them manage pain,” Peterson said. “For someone who is in pain, this can be a life-changing thing for them.”

For many, the first step they take is meeting with Summit’s personal training consultant. He can help members identify what areas they need to work on and come up with a plan to help them reach those goals. He also understands how people can get into ruts in their routines and can help them change that.

Along with personal trainers, Summit has utilized new technologies to allow more people access to high-quality training on a limited budget. The virtual trainer stations are programmed to walk members through workouts, much the same way a personal trainer does. The Summit Zone is a space where members can develop their cardio health and rigorously train.

“We have runners and triathletes who use the Summit Zone to train,” Peterson said. “They are seeing improvements in their overall times. They are getting faster and stronger.”

While most clubs won’t allow anyone younger than teenagers to come, Summit Athletic makes it easy to be family-friendly. The Kids Club is a supervised area for children to play and learn. Kids Zone staff members are thoroughly background checked and have a love for children. Summit also offers many kid-friendly events, such as the Summit Kids Camps, where children can learn about gardening, science, make crafts, or how to cook.

Peterson said Summit’s staff continuously look for ways to make the center better for members. This includes a new outdoor workout area at the River Road location and the newest Summit Athletic location on Bluff Street. Peterson said the changes that have been made and those that are yet to come are just reinforcing the community-building and fitness options Summit is known for.

“Fitness is a well-rounded experience,” she said. “We want to expose members to options they might not have previously considered. We want to make this a place where individuals and families can not only come to work out, but an atmosphere where people with common goals can come together.”


This article was presented and sponsored by Summit Athletic Club. For more information, go to summitathleticclub.com.


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