By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2008
Dr. Bryan Spriggs works out with assistance from Paul Gatton, owner of Owasso Fitness Zone.
A little too much eggnog, grandma’s special fudge, Aunt Jeannie’s seven-layer salad… All that indulging is just a fading memory now as the holidays are over, and our New Year’s resolutions are staring us in the face. Don’t panic! The Owasso Fitness Zone can help.
In his ninth year of helping area residents shape up and slim down, Paul Gatton, owner, could not be more pleased. “We have many members who have been with us since we opened because our gym is comfortable and safe, and they get results,” he says. “We’ve worked hard to keep our prices low, and we are on a first-name basis with our clients. They are real people to us, not just membership numbers.”
One of those satisfied clients is Dr. Bryan Spriggs, an Owasso veterinarian. Dr. Spriggs went to Gatton looking for help with his high cholesterol. “My numbers were too high, I was unsuccessful with diet alone, and I really didn’t want to go on medication,” Dr. Spriggs says. He started working out in July and has since seen his “bad” cholesterol drop from 280 to 190, a huge improvement. According to Dr. Spriggs, having a routine and knowing his trainer was waiting on him was just what he needed to stick with it.
Dr. Spriggs recently ran five miles, which is the longest distance he has ever accomplished. “I couldn’t run that far in high school,” the 36-year-old says. “I’m in better shape now than I was then!” The last time Dr. Spriggs seriously worked out was during college when he was in his early twenties.
Gatton helps Dr. Spriggs choose the best nutritional supplements for his needs.
As Dr. Spriggs has quickly learned, injuries occur more frequently as a person gets older. “That’s one thing I really like about having a trainer onsite all the time,” he mentions. “A trainer makes sure that what I am doing is safe and he or she helps prevent damage before it occurs.” Dr. Spriggs works out four days a week for about an hour and a half each time. “I’ve only missed twice in four months, and I just hated it,” he says. “I really look forward to how I feel after I’ve worked out.”
Dr. Spriggs says getting up to work out at 5 a.m. has been good for him. “You think you would be tired getting up that early, but it’s just the opposite,” he says. “My energy level is much higher. I have a stressful job, and this is a great release. I feel so much better, and I don’t want to miss.”
Did he say 5 a.m.? That is right. Owasso Fitness Zone is open Monday through Friday from 4:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Located just west of Big Lots off 86th Street, the gym is easily accessible and has plenty of parking.
Gatton has recently expanded his business. Now available are nutritional supplements and vitamins at discounted prices. “These items can be expensive, so we’ve priced them very reasonably,” Gatton says. “Consultation is available to help clients find the right product for their needs. We won’t just sell you anything.” Some of the brands offered are SCIFIT, BSN, ABB and MuscleTech. If the gym is open, the nutritional store is open.
Owasso Fitness Zone has a lot in common with other gyms. It offers Jazzercise, pilates, tanning services, a sauna, stretching classes, Tae Kwon Do, state-of-the-art equipment, mirror-lined walls and more. But, when asked what makes his place different, Gatton does not hesitate. “We have no joining fees, low prices, and we offer free personal training,” he says. “And there is always a trainer here to help. We really know how to take care of our clients.” For those looking for a little extra accountability, Owasso Fitness Zone also offers one-on-one training at extremely affordable rates.
This time of the year, it is easy to get pressured into long-term contracts and wind up committed to a gym you are not happy with. Owasso Fitness Zone makes it easy and simple for its members and potential members. There is never a joing fee and prices start at less than $49 per month for a family or $33 per month for an individual. Clients are guaranteed to be satisfied.
From those who are not sure how to even sit on the equipment to bodybuilding competitors, Owasso Fitness Zone is “The Only Gym for Every Body.” Stop by today, check out the facility and visit with Gatton. See for yourself how easy it can be to get back in shape with the help of Owasso Fitness Zone and its friendly staff.