New Fitness Center Groundbreaking Expected Near End of Summer



BY: Micca Terrell


A local family known for their expertise in the fitness business hopes to be breaking ground on their newest location adjacent to Pleasant View City Hall in late summer.


Co-owner Kelsey Stratton said she and her brother Austin have sent their plans to the builder for the yet-to-be named fitness center, and that “hopefully we will be breaking ground in about three months.” The structure will also include rental space on either side, Stratton said.


The Stratton siblings are son and daughter of Kip Stratton, who owns and operates Ashland City Fitness just off the courthouse square in downtown.


Features at the new fitness center are still being finalized, but she said the facility would be 24 hours, 7 days a week.


“We are also working on a cell phone app for signups for folks who are interesting in becoming members,” Stratton said.

“We’re going to do as much as we can as far as features go, and we would love to have batting cages and an outdoor walking track,” she said.


Fitness classes would also be offered, and Stratton said having spin classes available is a high priority.


While the fitness center may not have a dedicated childcare center, she said they are looking at a child activity room where little ones could work on fun activities while their moms and dads work out. “I have children, and I know what it’s like to want to work out and not have the time,” Stratton said.


“We’re excited for the building, and we’re looking at names. We may ask the community for their help in coming up with a name,” she added.


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