West Roxbury’s franchise studio has a new owner after being purchased by Sudbury resident Steve Brooks.
This is Brooks third Get In Shape For Women franchises - West Roxbury, Chestnut Hill, and Sudbury. The West Roxbury franchise is located at 77 Spring St.
The West Roxbury studio also has a new manager with the recently hired Sandi Quercio. Quercio has been a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer since 2001. As a busy working mom with two children, she understands how important it is to be healthy, fit and, strong.
West Roxbury residents may also recognize the new head trainer, Lindsey Hoban, a native and current resident, who graduated magna cum laude at Umass Dartmouth, holds an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor Certification, is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist through the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, and was recently a group instructor and personal trainer for Fitness Inspired Training. Lindsey also has experience as a physical therapy aid.
New part time trainer Nick Valvanis is a graduate of Keene State College, attended the Carrabessett Valley Academy (CVA) adjacent to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine and become a competitive snowboarder. Valvanis trained in the weight room and on the mountain with current Olympic athletes. His passion for health and fitness came out of rehabbing from two severe knee injuries and a torn rotator cuff during his time as a snowboarder.
Brooks said the business will focus on four core principles: weight training, cardio, nutrition, and accountability.
“Get In Shape For Women provides small group fitness training and nutritional plans for women (historically 70% of personal training clients) at an affordable cost per session. We don’t accept everyone that pursues becoming a client. Clients must have a measurable goal and be committed to reaching it, be coachable and be ready to transform their body and their life. The studio has a limited capacity based on a maximum of 8 women in the studio per hour to allow for personal attention. We want every client to add to the culture of transformation that is created in the studio. We are also trying to provide clients with lifelong tools to use as they get older to minimize the risk of medical issues that women typically face.” said Brooks.
Brooks said the company will partner with local non-profits/youth programs in the community that have synergies with Get In Shape For Women. Get In Shape sponsored September 25th's 10th annual Lucero Memorial 5K Run/Walk.