By Alicia Dziak
Springville Health & Fitness, located at 243 West Main Street in Springville, is known for its variety of classes, cardio and weight training equipment. Recently, it added something new to its fleet: the Gronk rig.
“We are continually trying to up our game,” said Springville Health & Fitness owner Mary Hannon of adding the large piece from G & G Fitness.
The Gronk is large enough for several people to work out at a time, and features everything from squat racks, rubberized weights, TRX bands, battle ropes, a jump box and changeable weight racks to monkey bars that run along the top.
“We were looking for something to expand what we have and bring in more people,” Hannon said. “We added kettle bells and now have smash balls.”
“We think the Gronk will bring new people in an keep our regular customers interested,” added Mary’s son, Patrick.
The Gronk is an impressive size, but no other equipment was removed to accommodate it; instead, other pieces were simply moved elsewhere inside the space.
Springville Health & Fitness offers a free equipment review class twice a month, as well as four personal trainers who are equipped to train members on the new machine.
Anyone who knows Springville Health & Fitness knows about their continued involvement in the community, and the Hannons regularly support SGI’s sports teams in many ways. Various teams work out there. They sponsor an SGI Athlete of the Week during sports seasons. And Mary is the President of the Football Fanatics Sports Booster Club, which supports the SGI football program.
The Football Fanatics, a non-profit, aims to raise money for various equipment for the SGI football team, and offers other related programs.
“Each season, the coaches come to us with a wish list,” explained Mary, who said that past contributions to the program have included things like decals for helmets and uniform additions. The boosters also put on a pre-season steak dinner for players and families.
“The steak dinners were one of the coolest things (that the boosters did). If you ever needed something, the right people knew about it,” said Patrick of his past experience being on the SGI football team.
This week, the Fanatics also hosted a Meet and Greet at Papa Jake’s, where players and parents could talk to coaches and parents could sign up for various volunteer opportunities throughout the season, such as assisting with weekly pasta dinners throughout the season.
For more info about Springville Health & Fitness, visit www.springvillehealthfitness.com.