Kristin's experience with fitness started when she was five and join the local swim team, it turned into a year round sport for her and she swam all the way through college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where she studied Exercise Science with a minor in Business. After graduating she started working full times in gyms and fitness facilities and even competed in three figure competitions, becoming nationally qualified and competing at a national level.
Although in fitness, Kristin has struggled with her weight at times and understands how hard it is to lose weight if you have a poor relationship with food and her training style reflects that. If you have any questions or would like to set up a training, please feel free to email her email@example.com
Luke also started in n sports at the age of five, he and his grandfather would box, he got so good that he was ranked 9th in the world at his weight class and was invited to the train at the Olympic Training Center in CO for the 2000 Olympics. That dream came to a screeching halt when the doctors wouldn't clear him to go because of two torn retinas.
Luke moved onto basketball and football, after receiving multiple D1 offers for both sports, where he decided on Marshall University for football, but during his second practice of freshman year he suffered a career ending ACL and MCL tear.
Luke came home, started working for his dad and did that until he and Kristin opened up Fitness Werqs in 2015. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session with Luke, please feel free to email him at Luke@FitnessWerqs.com
Being that Kristin worked at multiple gym in the area since college she was able to get a good sense of what most gyms were missing, and in a lot of cases its management and ownership that actually cares about their members and clients instead of treating them like a dollar sign.
Creating a gym with exceptionally high standards of member and client treatment is the MOST important thing that happens at FW on a daily basis. Getting to know all of the members by name. Keeping the gym as absolutely clean as possible. Knowing the latest industry trends and information coming out. And most importantly creating a really great culture thats friendly, fun and encourages growth both internally and externally.
Also a huge part of the FW culture are the three German Shepherds that come to work there every day.
Scarlett, who is the ring leader of the pack is the one you'll find down in the gym the most. She often times uses peoples mats without asking, will sometimes demand you throw the ball for her, but for the most part she just sort of mossy's around and plays it real cool and sweet. Oh and she's always willing to go on a walk with you around the gym.
Sherlock is the oldest and is as cool as Clint Eastwood, he has a select few people who he allows in his circle of friends, and really loves to nap. He's sort of the Legend of FW because he doesn't come down to often.
Last but certainly not least, Sammy. He was adopted at three years old from a family who couldn't take care of him. He's a real big guy who is super sweet with a really loud bark. He has the 5 P's of life:
1) Papa - he simply adores Luke and would die for him
2) Pastries - he literally loves any and all snacks
3) Pillows - if there is a pillow anywhere close, he's definitely laying on it
4) Peanut butter - although he loves snacks, PB is his absolute fav
5) Peeing - he'll literally pee on everything, twice.