CROWN POINT | At Friday's grand opening of their Crown Point location, Fuel Fitness owners Jared and Michaline Tomich announced two new locations will open Tuesday.
The latest Fuel Fitness locations are 1516 N. Main St., Crown Point; 3150–45th Ave., Highland; and 2300 Cline Ave., Schererville.
The Schererville and Highland locations were formerly Gator's Fitness Centers. Current Gator's memberships will be honored, Tomich said.
"We are very excited to be able to provide multiple locations; to have six locations in Northwest Indiana is something nobody else has done," said Tomich, a former NFL player for the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. "We pride ourselves on customer service, fun and family oriented health clubs."
Crown Point Councilman Andrew Kyres, said he welcomes economic development and is excited to have a new businesses in the city.
Tomich said opening the new clubs is a step towards making health and fitness opportunities available to everyone in the region.
"With this round of expansion, we're getting close to everyone in Lake County being just 10 or 15 minutes away from a Fuel workout facility," Tomich said.
Tomich said each facility is open to all Fuel Fitness members regardless of their enrollment site. He said the monthly membership includes all 120 classes and the use of all six facilities.
The Crown Point facility has an indoor swimming pool, walking track and soccer, basketball, and volleyball courts. Cardio theaters and weight rooms are available at all locations along with personal trainers and daycare. The Winfield, Cedar Lake, Schererville and Highland facilities have tanning beds. Crown Point, Schererville, Crete and Highland have saunas. Cedar Lake has a private women's workout area.
Tomich said most importantly he and his wife want the centers to take the intimidation away from working out, have a family friendly atmosphere and encourage corporations to use the facilities to promote physical fitness for their employees.
Tomich said he believes feeling good is important for everyone, no matter what their fitness level or goal is.
"You are in control of your physical fitness and awareness," Tomich said.
Friday's grand opening raised $750 for Make Strides for Breast Cancer which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Tomich is also involved with the Special Olympics and started Halo of Hope, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing emotional, financial and educational support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
In November, Fuel Fitness is hosting the 500 Mile Walk, Run, Bike or Dance to Memphis to benefit St. Jude house.
Fuel Fitness was founded in 2007 by Tomich, who is also a former Lake Central athlete.
The Schererville location will be open 24 hours beginning Jan. 1. Fuel Fitness also has facilities at 1379 Main St., Crete; 12937 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake; and 7954 E. 108th Ave., Winfield.
For more information, visit http://www.fuelcedarlake.com or call (219)374–5100.