Local gym offers complimentary fitness classes

Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 09:38:16-04

TULSA – A local gym has been offering residents a chance at keeping healthy without breaking their budget.

Elite Training at 6111 S. Mingo Rd. has been extending complimentary fitness boot camps to those interested in breaking a sweat.

“It's basically just our piece to kind of give back to the community,” said trainer Drew Pacheco.

And that's exactly what they are doing.

Pacheco and Whitney Finch want to help in changing the rate of obesity, starting right here in Tulsa.

“Oklahoma is one of the most obese states and we're just really trying to change that and give this free service,” said Pacheco.

The service is welcome to all who are interested, no matter their strength or physical ability.

“It's open for anyone. We encourage everyone to bring friends, bring family … bring the neighborhood,” said Whitney Finch, owner.

Finch says that one of the most important things in fitness is being able to have a community that you can lean on for accountability. She also says nutrition is another important part of any weight loss goal.

“Nutrition's probably 70 to 80 percent of weight loss goals or even any kind of fitness goals,” said Finch.

And that is why the free Elite Fit Camp isn't just about the physical aspect of health.

“They don't just care about what you're doing while you're here, they care about what you're doing while you're outside and that doesn't just make them for great trainers, they become your friends,” said Jessica Richardson, participant.

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