A new incentive to get fit

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By Kirsten Laskey

Looking at a mirror can be a disagreeable experience. Sometimes the reflection isn’t what you were hoping to see.

Rather than avoid mirrors or throw sheets over reflective surfaces, there are other means to improve that image in the mirror. Exercise is not just beneficial on the surface; it goes deeper to improving health and mind. Of course, this is a well-established fact but tough to execute. Perhaps a fresh, brand-new gym will serve as an incentive to get moving. Koski Strength and Conditioning Fitness or KSC Fitness is providing such a lure. The fitness center recently moved from 3801 Arkansas to 181 Central Park Square. The first class was held July 5.  

Although the center had only been in its old location a year-and-a-half, it had out-grown the space. Owner Robert Koski explained they were looking for a larger location where classes could be expanded to accommodate more people. Additional classes include an open gym from 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and starting at 5:15 p.m. July 23, Lori Garcia will host a yoga class.

Suzanne Wilcox of NewForm will also work at the new location. Plus, there is more equipment including a high-speed treadmill and a Smith machine, which is a hydraulic barbell.

Koski added the space is more movable so different classes can be taught and he now has room to train sport teams and individual athletes. KSC Fitness has existed for 13 years. He travels throughout the state and the U.S. for different camps and clinics.  However, Koski said, “I always wanted a home base so that’s when I opened (the fitness center) last March.”

He added, “I enjoy the variety of fitness goals that everyone has. Everyone has different goals so it challenges me to met their expectations.”  The community can see the new business during an open house from 6-7 p.m. Friday.