Changes at area fitness centers take shape in 2019

By Kathy Feist

Owner Jan Schmidt shows off a renovated yoga room at Blue Bicycle Fitness at Red Bridge Shopping Center. Photo by Kathy Feist

There are exciting changes taking place at area fitness centers in 2019. Some may contain the motivation necessary to make changes to your own health.  

Blue Bicycle Fitness – Blue Bicycle Fitness, 11128 Holmes Rd., continues to renovate, adding a full front window in the cycling room and scenic landscape murals on various walls throughout the facility. The yoga room has been painted an earth tone green to match rustic gray brick wallpaper and a mural depicting a river and mountain scene. Further changes include eliminating old carpet, painting the purple walls blue and obtaining a healthy food vending machine. Blue Bicycle currently welcomes new partnerships with personal trainers or groups exercise leaders who can use the facility.

KC Running Company – In February, KC Running Company will be moving its Leawood store to its Martin City headquarters at 200 E. 135 St. (in the old Hardee’s building). The Leawood store sells sporting goods and footwear and provides training and fun events for runners. After the move, training runs will be offered at the Martin City location on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Martin City Crossfit – MC Crossfit has begun a late evening First Friday workout. Normally closed by 7 pm on Fridays, the First Friday will remain open for focused training sessions, such as yoga or weightlifting.. MC Crossfit is located at 201 W 135 St.

Red Bridge YMCA – The Red Bridge YMCA, 11300 Holmes Rd., is introducing Coaching Connections, where members and coaches work together to form a customized plan for a successful outcome. There will be three sessions which are free to members. January Jumpstart, which starts January 17, is one of six small group training sessions that last four to eight weeks. Each session has a different focal point. The January one focuses on core and stability. For more information, check out its Facebook page.

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