After five years of business, Pauline Geraci plans to move her boutique fitness studio Fit4Life to a new part of town to kick off the new year.
Geraci said the lease for the 1,500-square-foot space at 1245 W. Washington Street ends in December and prompted she and her husband to look for a new opportunity.
The new space, at 990 E. Washington St. in the QFC shopping center, is similar in size to the old space but Geraci says there is more room for workout space and personal training, something she is excited for.
Fit4Life closes Dec. 24-Jan. 1 as the business moves locations, Geraci says, and will open in the new space tentatively by Jan. 2.
Geraci says when she and her husband opened the business they had a goal of helping the community. Most of her clients are around the age of 50 and older, Geraci says, and she has seen many of them improve their fitness abilities over the years.
“Most clients have been with us all five years,” Geraci said. “They’ve stuck with us through thick and thin.”
With the new space, Geraci says many of her programs and classes will stay the same from yoga to indoor cycling to strength training and more.
She also plans to offer a few new classes, such as an intensive four-week “fiercely fusion” cross-training dance workshop and a tai chi class Geraci will instruct.
“All my classes are different and we never have the same class,” Geraci says.
Most of the classes offered at Fit4Life are small and offer one-on-one training, something Geraci says separates her fitness studio from other gyms. She said she believes strongly in free weights and neither has workout machines nor mirrors in her facility.
“(The clients) learn how their bodies feel when they workout correctly,” she says.
Geraci says her business has grown over the last five years, especially when the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC) closed in 2015 and Sequim Gym closed in 2017.
Fit4Life also offers personal training and nutrition counseling, and what she calls “pre-hab” for individuals who are preparing for surgery.
While Geraci sees more of an older clientele, she hopes to bring in some classes that will attract a younger crowd, such as the fusion workshop class.
“It would be nice to see younger people,” she said. “I’m always excited to see if we get new clients.”
When she steps into her fitness studio, Geraci says she takes her instruction seriously when it comes to working out, however, she also understands the social aspect of going to a gym and many of her members have developed close-knit relationships along the way.
“When I go in there I mean business,” Geraci says. “It’s serious, but we also have fun.”
When not leading classes at her fitness studio, Geraci competes in half-marathons and said she is looking into training for track race walking.
She hopes with the new space on the other end of town it will bring in more new clients.
“My husband and I decided to open (Fit4Life) to help people stay fit and healthy,” Geraci said. “It’s rewarding to see people improve and get stronger and meet their goals.”
For more information, visit the business website at www.fit4lifesequim.com or the Facebook Page at “Fit4Life Studio.”
To contact Geraci, call 360-464-5231 or email her at email@example.com.