My Stronger Self, the fitness center formerly located at 1361 S. Old US 23, recently made a move to accommodate it’s rapidly growing clientele by re-modeling the location at 5283 S. Old US 23 into a bright, usable training center.
With large windows letting in natural sunlight and a cardio floor specifically made for safe activity, owner Lori Murphy says the new space was designed to inspire and motivate.
Offering a variety of classes that include yoga, step and Zumba, the new facility also offers a separate room for strength training, a crucial component to any weight loss regiment, according to Murphy.
“Strength is my passion,” she said. “I always explain, how do we speed up your metabolism when you’re not working out? The only way to do that is put more lean muscle on you.”
Motivation, accountability and structure are the three main components Murphy says My Stronger Self provides their clients by offering a personalized and comprehensive program that is meant to help her clients succeed and guide them in their fitness goals.
"That is what we really focus on here," she said.
Creating a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere is also important to Murphy who says that for many women, their gym is a social place where friendships are formed and a support system is created that fosters accountability.
“Women, for the most part, need a social thing,” she said. “And they need somebody waiting for them.”
The gym is coed, but Murphy does offer “Ladies Only” classes, which are marked in the gym’s schedule.
My Stronger Self is open seven days a week with times based on class schedules which are available online at mystrongerself.com.