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No excuses: The Gym flexes to your schedule

Kelly Ballance (left) and Sara Bebeau get some cardio work in at The Gym. The Main Street facility has machines, free weights, cardio equipment and classes such as yoga and Pilates.
Kelly Ballance (left) and Sara Bebeau get some cardio work in at The Gym. The Main Street facility has machines, free weights, cardio equipment and classes such as yoga and Pilates.

It's time to rehabilitate that long abandoned New Year's resolution.

The Gym at 214 Main, open before, during and after work and on the weekend, has a gentler philosophy under new leadership with new classes in yoga, Pilates, small-group training and teen fitness.

"We are doing a lot of small group training, which is more personal and more fun than large classes," said Shari Bebeau, who assumed management in February. "You can bring your own group, or we will set one up."

In July, two separate two-week sessions for teens ages 13 to 16 will be available for $90. Sara Hill, a certified personal trainer, will help the teenagers develop positive attitudes toward healthy eating, physical activity and self-confidence.

"Less than half of teens get enough exercise, which means the rest are setting themselves up for a sedentary life and all the problems that come with it," Hill said in a press release. "Since childhood obesity frequently leads to adult obesity, we believe that education is the foundation of change."

Each session will consist of six classes that will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each class will consist of 30 minutes of discussion on a selected topic, plus 60 minutes of working out.

You need not be a member of The Gym to join the teen sessions or to take yoga classes, which will be taught by Nancy Parrish beginning Aug. 1.

Three personal trainers also are available at The Gym for small groups of up to four, pairs and individuals. Rates vary based on length and frequency of the session.

If you're a busy, stressed Fort Millian, The Gym is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. There is a $50 initiation fee to join and the monthly dues are $29.99 for individuals 18 and older, or $49.99 for families with members ages 15 and older. For people 65 and older and students ages 15 to 17, it's $24.99 a month. Corporate rates also are available. Payments are made by bank draft.

The Gym features brand new Nautilus equipment, free weights and cardio machines, key pad entry and surveillance cameras for safety, individual TVs on the cardio equipment, plus a feng shui view of Main Street.

"It's a good addition to Main Street and will keep Main Street busy," said Pete Lang of CBD Development. Lang bought and renovated the building.

"It's there for people in Fort Mill to have reasonable rates for a convenient workout option," he said.

Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal and reflexology massages also are available in two forms. A $59.99 membership includes a professional massage once a month and additional one-hour professional massages are available for $45 per session.

To learn more, call 802-0120, e-mail thegym214main@ hotmail.com or drop by 214 Main St.

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