For anyone looking to trim up as the temps go up, finding the right fitness plan can be a daunting task. Here are four great Edmond gyms to help you get fit and stay long-term strong.
Prevail Strength and Fitness
Marine veteran, Sean Sharon, grew up loving gyms. He studied kinesiology while deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2009. In 2014 he realized his dream, opening up Prevail Strength and Fitness where his vision is, “To do as much personal training inside of a group setting as possible, with maximum individual attention.” He limits his class sizes to 10 people, with most classes averaging six to eight. “Strength training is the foundation of our work, everything is layered on top of that. After an initial assessment, I tailor variations of exercises for each individual until they own it and can move on.” He splits his day between early morning classes, personal training in the afternoon, then more group classes in the evening, where the focus is on quality over quantity, building what he calls, “good human strength.”
920 Northwest 150th St., Edmond, OK, 73013 • 405-249-6195 prevailstrengthandfitness.com
Coach Stephanie Fowler wants to build an army of strong women and men, empowering as many people as she can in a tight community focused on strength, not just burning calories. Coach Fowler is open and transparent about how much strength training helped her overcome body image and weight loss issues. When she freelanced a program called “Bootcamp to Brunch,” her students told her that if she built her own gym, they would come. In 2015, she did and they did. Today (em)POWERHOUSE has over 110 students in a tight-knit community with the motto, “Engage, Empower, Elevate.” The friendships and bonds in the gym are unmistakable as each member of the “EEE-Tribe” supports one another before, during, and after group classes, getting strong and empowered.
1361 Fretz Dr. #130, Edmond, OK 73003 • 405-694-0399 • empowerhousegym.com
Mercy Fitness Center
Mercy Fitness Center’s Membership Manager, Traci Wheeler, has one major challenge—“getting people to know that we’re here.” Mercy built a highly integrated medical health and fitness center to service the local community. It caters not just to those coming out of injuries and doctors visits, but for all its members to increase strength, build muscle, and enhance performance to regain strength and quality of life. The staff of 50+ are highly trained to assist young and old achieve their fitness goals. Additionally, Mercy Fitness Performance offers health and performance plans for those wanting to up their game, from high school, college, and professional athletes, to all adults wishing to achieve higher levels of success.
2017 W I-35 Frontage Rd., Edmond, OK 73013 • 405-757-3300 • mercyfitness.net
Athletic Recovery Center & Greenstrength Training
Greenstrength owner, Luke Tirey, wants his students to build “basic human strength and general physical preparedness.” Through group and personal training classes, he and his team of trainers “build strength and enhance performance, getting people to master the basics of movement patterns, preparing people to live with vitality for the 23 hours of the day they’re not in the gym.” In a unique partnership with Shawn Smith, owner of the ARC, the facility offers strength training and physical therapy for athletic recovery, including; cryosaunas, float therapy, infrared saunas, whole body vibration sessions and a host of treatments for high end or just weekend warrior athletes.
336 NE 145th Pl., Edmond, OK, 73013 • 405-697-0860
arcrecoveryok.com • greenstrengthhq.com
What we do in the gym translates to every area of life. Today’s fine-tuned facilities get it, with an approach to fitness and health as much as to community and personal empowerment.