Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Performance Fitness under new ownership

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Performance Fitness under new ownership

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 3/15/2022 11:58:54 AM

Modified: 3/15/2022 11:58:13 AM

There’s all the time an excuse to not go to the health club, however the new homeowners of Performance Fitness in Peterborough have eradicated not less than one massive one, because the not too long ago bought Route 202 health club is now open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. 

“You need folks to get probably the most bang for his or her buck,” stated Eric Wall, who took over the health club together with dad and mom Brian and Janine on March 1. “We’ve acquired the hospital on the town, police and firefighters, they work odd shifts, they get out in the course of the evening, we have Ball Bearing shift employees. So it really works for everyone. There’s no excuses to not work out as a result of we’re open on daily basis, 365, 24/7.”

Wall, a former ConVal soccer participant and wrestler, stated he and his household virtually lived at Performance Fitness throughout Hunter Burgess’s 17 years working the health club, however as soon as COVID compelled shutdowns and hours restrictions and {an electrical} hearth within the constructing additional sophisticated issues, they discovered themselves driving to Planet Fitness within the wee hours of the morning to get a exercise in round their schedules. 

“So that acquired outdated actual quick,” Wall stated. “And I used to be like, effectively, you understand what? After the 12 months [Burgess] went by, I wager you now can be the time the place if he was ever gonna promote, he’d be taken with promoting. So I reached out to Hunter and I stated, “We’ve been coming to this health club for mainly 20 years. We love coming right here. We wish to deliver again the place it was again within the good outdated days.”

Burgess will keep within the constructing together with his bodily remedy observe whereas the Walls take over the health club aspect. 

“I wish to proceed to do PT,” Burgess stated, “and I haven’t got any plans of leaving the place I’m at this level…The neighborhood’s been very supportive of me. They’ve actually helped me to construct an excellent observe. So I get lots of people who are repeat people who come again with one other harm or one thing like that.”

The Walls reached out to a number of former health club instructors and introduced in some new blood; now, lessons with Dave Springfield, Josh Bartsch, Traci O’Malley and others can be found all through the week.

I’ve seen the potential,” Wall stated, “and I know the place it has been and the place it might go. I do not suppose it will take a lot to get us there. It already seems like a flip of a swap. It feels just like the power’s again.”

The transition additionally opened up a possibility for longtime teacher Ursula Johannsen, who opened her personal health club at 9 Blake Street in Jaffrey, Blue Star Fitness. Johannsen is providing in-person and Zoom health lessons.

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