By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013
Tara and Chad Gerstmeyer, owners, Optimal Fitness 24/7.
Established by Chad and Tara Gerstmeyer in 2010, Optimal Fitness is rapidly becoming Owasso’s favorite headquarters for all things related to personal training, exercise and nutrition. With a team of certified and experienced personal trainers, clients can obtain the guidance, motivation and support they need to meet any fitness goal they may have. Whether you are looking to take the first step in turning your life around with serious weight loss, simply want to shed a few pounds and tone up, or need to initiate a more advanced routine such as rehabilitation the professionals at Optimal Fitness provide reliable expertise in a safe and friendly environment.
Located at 8243 N. Owasso Expressway, on the East Service Road between 76th and 86th two blocks south of Classic Chevrolet, Optimal Fitness is much more than a convenient gym. “We are truly open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year,” explains Chad. “We are all busy nowadays, and we want to make sure there is no excuse available to put off going to the gym.” The facility is 9,000 square feet of top-notch cardio and strength equipment, and features tanning beds, saunas and separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers.
The vibe is focused, positive and free of judgment and harassment. Chad and Tara lead by example. The couple exudes positivity, and it is obvious their mood is contagious. Everyone is smiling as they walk in to work out and when they leave.
A common issue many people encounter when searching for a gym is that of feeling judged, or, for some, the tendency to feel as though others are looking for a date. Indeed, one regular customer was beaming with praise for the Gerstmeyers’ facility, commenting that her boyfriend used to have concerns about her working out at other gyms, but they have had no problems at Optimal Fitness. "As a female, I have never been bothered here. Everyone is focused on doing their own thing.”
That’s not to say that folks have tunnel vision. Optimal Fitness is like a family. One gets the sense that everyone knows each other’s name, and staff and clients all share tips, stories and encouragement. This is the sort of environment that everybody benefits from as they explore their own path to a healthier body and lifestyle.
An added bonus is the ever-expanding selection of nutritional supplements sold in-house at Optimal Fitness. “I study every line of products we sell,” explains Chad. "I have studied products for several months before putting them on the shelf." This conscientious approach is in line with the underlying philosophy of Optimal Fitness. Staff is concerned with assisting clients in figuring out what works best for each person – because everybody is different, and everyone has different goals.
There is always someone available to discuss details of supplements. Chad is quick to note, “Supplements are exactly that – supplements. They are designed to provide only what you need or do not get enough of through healthy eating.” The owner takes pride in making sure that customers make informed purchases, and no one tries to sell supplements that a customer really does not need. Prices on supplements are not only competitive, but usually beat Internet prices. With on-site consultation available, there is no reason to look elsewhere for your supplement purchases.
In short order, Optimal Fitness 24/7 has become one of the best gyms in the area. With friendly and knowledgeable personal trainers, quality equipment and great prices and selection on supplements, the time is right to embark on the path that leads to a healthier, happier you. Without a doubt, you will be welcomed with support and smiles the moment you walk into the gym, no matter the time of day or night. So, what are you waiting for? Drop by for a tour or visit their website at www.OptimalFitnessOwasso.com.
Christopher Davis is an educator and musician, as well as a writer. A California native, he resides in Tulsa with his wife, two sons and a modest menagerie of pets. When he isn't inspiring young minds, you will most likely find him spending time with his family or playing drums and percussion with Project Huckleberry or the Movetet. In addition to Value News, Davis also writes for Currentland. You can view his work at https://seedavis.wordpress.com.