By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013
Chad and Tara Gerstmeyer, owners of Optimal Fitness.
Muhammad Ali once said, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men…Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Chad and Tara Gerstmeyer, owners of Optimal Fitness in Owasso, believe in these words wholeheartedly and hope to motivate others to feel the same way. “The biggest excuse for not exercising and living a healthy lifestyle is always, ‘I don’t have the time.’ But the fact is, people will figure out a way to find time for the things they want out of life,” says Chad. “Our goal is to inspire people to change their lives and hop on the lifelong road of health and happiness. Yesterday you said ‘tomorrow.’ Don’t put your wellbeing on hold any longer. You have the power to change your life in incredible ways if you simply make the decision and do it.”
Many people will begin an exercise regime, fall off the wagon for a while and end up giving up entirely, thinking they can’t do it. According to Chad, living a healthy lifestyle is not about perfection – it’s about consistency. “Just because you miss a week or two, you don’t have to give up altogether. Getting fit and healthy is not a final destination; it’s a road in life. If you fall off, you just have to dust yourself off and get back on track.” Tara agrees: “Being fit – feeling healthy and strong for yourself and your family – is a lifelong choice. So many people think in the short term, but your health is all about the big picture – over time you’ll feel better, go to the doctor less, experience less pain and injury, and live a longer, more joyful and fulfilling life.”
Chad and Tara have witnessed countless success stories among their clientele. One gentleman lost 70 pounds over the course of a year working out on his own at Optimal Fitness. He became so motivated that he recently began personal training to take his fitness to the next level. Another member is no longer on insulin for diabetes. Yet another member won first place in his first bodybuilding competition at age 54. “Their stories show that achieving your goals is realistic and doable. Impossible really is ‘nothing’ – it is potential,” says Chad. “When you walk through the doors of Optimal Fitness, you are not on your own. We offer a support group of staff, licensed personal trainers, and members who are likeminded individuals that want to live life to the fullest and be healthy, both physically and emotionally.”
Optimal Fitness is located on the east service road, between 76th and 86th two blocks south of Classic Chevrolet, at 8243 N. Owasso Expy. Optimal Fitness is a 9,000-square-foot facility open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a 24-hour surveillance system. Amenities consist of 200 pieces of equipment, free tanning, men’s and women’s locker rooms complete with showers and full-size saunas, a full line of discount supplements, and one-on-one personal training available. Optimal Fitness is a nourishing, supportive haven of health for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.
If you’re finally ready to stop procrastinating and putting your health and happiness on hold, call or visit Optimal Fitness today. Remember, yesterday you said ‘tomorrow.’
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.
8243 N. Owasso Expy. | Owasso, OK