Garage gym businesses trending in Navarre

Garage gyms are a new trend in fitness and they’re booming in Navarre.

“It’s an alternative to a busy gym. So it’s a great option for those that are looking for something a little more intimate,” Kristen Shuping, owner of Uplift Fitness said.

Shuping graduated from Navarre High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Florida State University. She has been running a garage gym since 2014 after resigning from a local gym.

“I lived at the gym, so it was taking me away from doing what I needed to do at home. Now I truly live at the gym and I can give to my clients and give to my family,” Shuping said of the switch.

While she enjoyed the atmosphere and meeting new people at the gym, Shuping says she also likes being closer to her clientele now and the challenge of running her own business as her own boss.

Read the full article in the Oct. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe online for as little as $38 per year.


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