Medina Journal-Register — Growing up, people are constantly told to dream big.
In Kim Lockwood’s case, she decided to dream bigger, and because of that, her business will soon expand.
FastFitness for Women, Lockwood’s exclusive gym currently located on Main Street in Medina, will be changing addresses. Plans are moving forward and the facility will soon be housed at 627 West Avenue, which is the site of the former Ace Hardware building.
“I heard they were leaving and thought moving might be a possibility,” Lockwood recalled. “Some county officials are members of the gym, and they told me I had a good thing going here.
“I was running out room, though,” she added. “They told me of the possibility, I spoke with (Ace owner) Roger (Andrews), and it all just kind of went from there.”
She will be leasing the building from him, and said “he has been great to work with.”
Lockwood said owning a gym has “always been a dream” and to have one as big as it soon will be is a huge benefit to her clientele.
“I couldn’t put any more equipment at the Main Street location, and this will allow plenty of room for more state-of-the-art cardio equipment, for example,” she said. The new facility will feature many of the same amenities as the current address, as well as an AQUAMassage Bed and fitness classes, among other things.
Lockwood has owned FastFitness for nine years, starting her first gym in Albion in 2004. After her daughter suffered a sever accident in 2008, Lockwood sold the Albion gym to provide care. Eventually, as her daughter slowly regained her independence, Lockwood “regrouped and in January of 2010 I opened up on Main Street in Medina.”
The patrons of FastFitness are all women, and Lockwood said that was by design.