Odie’s Family Fitness Center opens ladies only section

By Nola Sizemore

August 3, 2013

Nola Sizemore

Staff Writer

Getting healthier gets more fun as Odie’s Family Fitness Center opens a ladies only gym.

A lot of women like to work out, but prefer to do it in the company of other women. For this reason, Odie and Wanda Carroll have opened a ladies only section adjacent to their facility at Keith.

Keeping in mind the increase in health-conscious women, Odie’s Family Fitness Center, located on U.S.119 at Keith near Carpet Mart, is offering a state-of-the-art facility where women are encouraged to live a healthier more active lifestyle.

“We understand the importance of health and fitness for women and are trying to provide solutions to enhance this type of lifestyle,” said Carroll. “We believe working out should be a fun experience that helps you move forward toward a positive goal. Our ladies only equipment is designed to target the areas women need and like to target.”

Opening on Aug. 1, the ladies only section offers cardio equipment and cable machines designed for ladies fitness. Also available are cardio balls and resistance bands along with dumbbells from 5 to 25 pounds. The gym is equipped with satellite radio, flat screen TV, free WiFi, a ladies dressing room and restroom.

Open 24 hours a day seven days a week, the facility is a key-pad entry for members only with plenty of parking in a secure and well-lighted area.

“We are also offering Zumba classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. with certified instructor Stacey Madon at an additional cost,” said Carroll. “You may contact Stacey at 273-0257 to schedule classes. The first class is free and after that they are $5 each or five classes for $20.”

“Zumba is a dance fitness program that can be modified to move at your own pace,” said Madon. “It’s for all ages - children to adults.”

Carroll added ladies may still work out on bothsides of the gym if they so chose. “We just wanted to offer this ladies only area as another option to Odie’s Family Fitness Center,” he said.

For more information or to join the gym, you may call 273-8502 or 273-1764.