At TS Bank we believe that a community is only as strong as its local businesses. This is why we have made it one of our top priorities to spotlight local businesses in Southwest, Iowa. This week we are featuring Peak Fitness, located in Treynor.
Peak Fitness is a 24/7 gym located at 7 East Main Street. Owners Jim and Courtney Lovely not only maintain the gym, but are very active in the community and pride themselves on hard work and family. Peak Fitness is a family gym that encourages its members to make health and fitness a family mission, and children are always welcome! The gym offers cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. Several classes are also available and are included in all membership packages. Classes include: Bootcamp, Boxing, Kettlebell, Tabata, Circuits, PiYo, and Actively Aging.
Tell us about yourselves.
Jim and I (Courtney) Lovely reside in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with our three children, Alec (8), Kalob (6) and Edisyn (4). All of our children proudly attend the Treynor School District. Jim is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Treynor High School and takes pride in helping the schools’ athletes and students achieve the best in themselves through fitness and endurance. I am the head trainer at Peak Fitness and enjoy the daily contact with the great members of the gym. I also own a little boutique in front of the gym called Courtney’s Cozy Corner.
How many employees do you have?
Peak currently has six employees.
Why did you want to start a business in Treynor, IA?
We were thrilled at the opportunity to take our family based gym, we had in Council Bluffs for the past six years, to Treynor, because Treynor truly fits our motto of family first.
What do you like most about the community?
The support and encouragement the community shows to one another! I love watching clients pat each other on the back after a tough workout. It’s as if everyone is your neighbor here and cares about you!
How are you personally involved in the community?
Our family loves each opportunity we get to be involved in our community. Jim works hard helping students in and out of school to better themselves athletically. Students stop in to simply ask for guidance and Jim is always happy to help. Jim volunteers with the Treynor Youth Sports League where he organizes teams, uniforms and equipment. Jim also volunteer coaches at least two teams in almost every sport! In addition he offers a Strength and Conditioning Camp each summer to raise money for new equipment and necessities for the weight room the students’ use.
I am also a volunteer coach on the Treynor Youth Sports League, and I enjoy putting on different community events such as 5ks and other challenges to raise money for community needs. Our next event, Light the Night 5K, will take place June 3, and help the Youth Sports League in getting new necessities for the kiddos! I also volunteer to help the Treynor ladies organize and grow the Treynor Summer Flea Market at the Community Center, and additionally teach a kids class once a week at Zion Church for their summer Impact Group.
What do you offer that similar businesses can’t?
With Peak being a family owned business, we are fortunate to be able to offer our clients a more personal environment. We have instructors that are here to teach you in a group atmosphere or one-on-one, and all employees at Peak are trainers so they can help you with any fitness need you may have. We are all friends and we love that our clients feel comfortable enough to pick up the phone and call us anytime with questions.
Peak runs several specials throughout the year! Currently we are offering a 2016 summer special for all high school and college students at only $15/month. This gives them access to everything offered in the gym - including classes!
Are you open to suggestions?
Yes, Peak fitness is Treynor’s gym and we want it to be the best it can be! We welcome suggestions from anyone!
“Shopping Local is truly an important factor in keeping any small town running. Without local support, businesses cannot survive and at the end of the day this is what affects the people living in the Community. We work hard to build a great community for our families and give our town the same luxuries that bigger places offer. However, we couldn’t do this without the love and support from the people of our town. Please remember that supporting local businesses is helping grow the amazing home we all have worked hard to achieve for our families and each other! Shop Local!” - Courtney Lovely