Co-owners Nicholas Spitzley (left) and Kristen Clark
Lansing has a new fitness gym to give patrons the energy to combat the groggy bad habits of winter hibernation. Tri Fitness offers cross training, high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and a fitness boot camp rolled into one class.
Trainers and co-owners Kristen Clark and Nicholas Spitzley got into the fitness business after tailoring personal workouts to family and peers.
“I’ve been pursuing fitness for 15 years, but I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did,” Clark said. “I was always finding myself helping people with their fitness and motivate them to love it as much as I do.”
Spitzley said he discovered his passion for fitness in high school after vying for a position as starting quarterback.
“In the process of trying to be as good as I could be, I began lifting. Being a starting quarterback didn’t work out, but I found out that I loved lifting and doing it every single day,” Spitzley said.
“I thought if I can help people do this because people struggle with this, it would be something I’d love to do.”
The facility features ski, sled and row machines, TRX suspension training stations, punching bags, battle ropes, bungies, balance balls, benches, barbells and dumbbells. It also stocks medicine balls, slam balls, wall balls and boxes.
The courses will be focused on different muscle groups as curated by Spitzley. Patrons can choose from a monthly contract, six-month membership, yearly membership or dropin sessions.
There are also family membership options and discount rates for students, military.
Spitzley is an accredited fitness instructor through the International Sports Sciences Association, or ISSA. Before working at Tri Fitness, he interned at HIIT and cross-training gyms.
“Every regiment is made by me, a set personal trainer. I will know you, know your workouts, what we are doing and what we’ve done,” Spitzley said.
“We like to push you to the limit, but not past your limit. We want you to better yourself and with these workouts, but you are never trying completely to wear your body out.”
Don’t be afraid to walk in the door and make a step in the right direction, Clark said.
Tri Fitness offers a five-day free pass for those interested in trying out its regiments.
“We are here to help. We both are very passionate and we both are here to help looking for people to come through the door,” Clark said. “We want honest feedback, if there is something someone wants we want to know so we can tailor to what our clients’ needs are.”
A lot of people go into gyms and start working out incorrectly on machines, she said. “Here we show them and correct their form pushing them through it. We want to get people healthy, get people to like it so when they start coming, they start to like it.”
Consistency and a greater attention to personal needs and fitness sets Tri Fitness apart from the bigger gyms, Clark said.
“We are more personable. You are going to get us every day.”
Tri Fitness Gym
45 minute fitness classes offered:
Monday-Thursday 5:15 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m.
Friday 5:15 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 and 8:15 a.m.
924 Elmwood Rd., Lansing