Starting with just four clients, budding fitness guru Trevor Wittwer has watched his business, Functional Fitness, blossom from a dream into a viable entity in just two short years.
Tonight, he is going to see the fruits of some of his hard work and success when he hosts an open house at his new location inside the old Pantorium Cleaner’s building in Redwood Falls.
“It’s grown to a point where we needed our own space,” Wittwer said. “We’re trying to create a culture for our clients that stresses quality service and a great experience.
“This is a nice place for us to start.”
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 7 p.m.
Socializing along with a facility tour is scheduled to take place from 5:30-6 p.m.; A taste testing with smoothie samples and more is going to take place at 6 p.m.; the transformation contest presentation is at 6:15 p.m. and a raffle (that includes shirts, supplements, free months for new members and free upgrades for existing members) is slated for 6:30 p.m.
Wittwer – a former Redwood Valley star athlete, Gustavus Adolphus hoops standout and professional basketball player in Germany – is excited about the opportunity to do his part in keeping the community healthy and happy.
“We’re here to help people accomplish their fitness goals,” he said. “I think you’re seeing a movement towards smaller gyms, more intimate settings, and we think we can offer that here at Functional Fitness.”
Wittwer’s fiancee, Erin Boese, is an integral part of the day-to-day operations as a trainer and the CARE director (Client Appre-ciation, Results and Experience).
“She joined with me in July of 2011, and I convinced her to take on much of the ‘behind the scenes’ operations,” Wittwer said. “She is an extremely talented graphics designer and has developed all of our material.”
Also joining the staff is former Redwood Valley graduate Dustin Burgemeister who – with a degree in kinesiology – brings his expertise to clients.
“We’re happy to have Dustin on board,’ Wittwer said. “He’s going to be an integral part of Functional Fitness’ future.”
Wittwer is also going to have a summer youth sign-up for the general public that includes three separate age groups including Discovery (6-9), Ex-ploration (10-13) and Transformation (17+).
Sign-up is limited due to space.
Discovery is set-up for play based movement with the goal to expose boys and girls to a wide range of physical qualities in order to develop the entire individual.
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The exploration group is set-up to continue improving general movement qualities through high quality play with more specific movements.
Finally, the transformation group is the high school development program with the goal to lay the foundation for exceptional athletic performance.
Here, athletes focus on high quality movements that add strength and power.
Wittwer also hopes to raise money for the Redwood Area Community Youth Foundation and is going to be talking about the Revolution for a Cause Kickoff Annual Charity Fundraiser.