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EscalonFIT Offers Programs To Fit All Schedules
Partners in the new EscalonFIT gym on Main Street are, from left, Megan Silva, Aimee Foster and Vonda Van Vliet. Marg Jackson/The Times

With a fresh outlook and plenty of vitality, the crew at EscalonFIT is eager to help you get you into shape and start you on the path to better health.

A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration was recently hosted at the Main Street gym, which is now open 24 hours, seven days a week. Partners in the venture are Aimee Foster, Megan Silva and Vonda Van Vliet.

“We were all friends in the gym before and we wanted to keep that going,” Aimee said.

So the trio went into business doing what they love, focusing on fitness.

“We were friends in fitness,” Vonda agreed. “That’s what we want others to be, friends in fitness.”

The gym, at 1740 Main, was formerly the Weight Room. Now the EscalonFIT trio is promoting a variety of classes, from yoga to cardio pump, offering a running club and teaming up with the nearby Butler’s Pantry for some healthy meal prep events.

The first will be tomorrow, Thursday, March 2; limited seating is available and the event is open to those 21 and over only. Tickets are $40 for non-members, $30 for EscalonFIT members and $20 for Eat Clean to Get Lean participants. The meal prep party will be offered by Heather Lewis, who is the Eat Clean to Get Lean leader and class instructor at EscalonFIT. Prepared dishes and recipes will be shared, including a demonstration of an appetizer, salad and main course.

Along with the meal prep party this week, EscalonFIT has classes each day. There is Yoga, Body Blast, PiYo, Tabata, Bootcamp, Country Heat, TRX and more, along with weight training and access to trainers and instructors.

“Probably just meeting all the people,” Megan said of what she is enjoying most about the new venture. “Visiting with the members, them sharing their stories, that has been fun.”

There are over 80 classes a week offered and members can join the gym on a number of different levels, from gym use only to classes only to a combination of gym and class use.

“I think we’ve just taken it to a new level,” Aimee said of creating programs and services at the gym to reach a wider audience.

Child care is also offered during classes, so busy parents can still find time for fitness or a relaxing yoga class.

They offer a free 30-minute personal training session for new and current members and they plan on hosting special events once a month.

Even the meal planning figures in, with both Van Vliet and Silva – with a background in family dairy farms – urging people to drink more milk.

“We have something for everyone,” Van Vliet said.

“It’s a one stop shop,” Silva added.

Aimee added that all three continue to have ‘day jobs’ outside of the gym.

“This is our fun, our passion,” she said.

With seven instructors and three personal trainers on staff, Aimee said gym members are guaranteed a variety.

“We can create something that people can do, something different every day,” she said.

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