GUN BARREL CITY–When Stacy Castro and Felicia Stearman began hearing from women that they felt uncomfortable working out with men or even alongside their husbands, the two began brainstorming on the idea of opening a women’s only gym in the Cedar Creek Lake area. Castro and Stearman whose husbands grew up together and own Family Fitness, have opened this women’s only gym next door in the same shopping center as their husband’s gym.
Castro began her fitness journey eight years ago in CrossFit she says. Stearman says she doesn’t like to work out with the guys and with the birth of a new baby recently her availability to “pop back in the gym” limits her.
“We thought it was a great idea to get women in the door, get them comfortable working out over here so eventually they’ll want to go over there,” Castro said.
One membership fee of $34.99 grants member’s 24-hour access to both gyms. Piyo classes which is a mix between Pilates and Yoga are offered Monday and Wednesday mornings and Zumba classes which is Latin dance moves with an aerobic element are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings. “All women in there nothing to be afraid of or embarrassed by we’re all women just wanting to get a workout in,” said Castro. She says as more classes are added they will be also be free to members.
Among the equipment offered is kettlebells, row machines, free weights, exercise bikes and treadmills. New bikes are on the way that feature built in workouts. The facility has a remodeled bathroom and large dressing room available for members also. A chalkboard will be added to the back wall that will feature daily workouts that members can do in the open area space.
Fitness Revolution is located at 122 South Old Gun Barrel Lane Suite 5 in Gun Barrel City and can be reached at (903) 802-7376 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FitnessRevolution.