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MAPLETON BUSINESS: Dynafit offers great equipment, flexible service

DRAYTON - 2011 marked a significant year of change for many Mapleton businesses and Dynafit was no exception.

Mapleton welcomed a new fitness facility to Drayton when Dynafit opened its doors last July. The location may be new, but Dynafit is no stranger to the fitness community, having existed as a business for over 20 years.

In 2010 current owners Chris Kurz, Zack Vines and Joe Heenan purchased the existing Listowel location and with that success decided to expand to a second facility in Drayton. The gym boasts a complete array of advanced fitness equipment including ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, free weights, weight machines and more.

Flexibility has become the key at Dynafit. As an added bonus, the gym offers a 24-hour access system for clients who are unable to work out during regular gym hours - once you are a member, the gym is never closed. Last month Dynafit even had members in on Christmas morning.

Aside from the typical gym products, Dynafit strives to offer state of the art personalized fitness training/programs, featuring private one-on-one personal training which is available at any time to provide a flexible schedule.

If you require additional help outside of staffed hours, the team is more than happy to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Often people have the desire to become fit, but don’t know where to start. The staff at Dynafit takes great pride in starting people off in the right direction to meet their personal goals. Nutrition is also a huge priority of Dynafit to help the community reach those goals.

“There are so many fad diets out there, but knowing what really works for the most effective and long lasting  results isn’t so easy,” said Heenan.

“We take pride in educating people on how to eat whole foods and achieve the body that they want through quality nutrition and foods they love.”

Heenan, Kurz and Vines have held a lifelong passion for personal fitness, having been very involved in sporting activities as youths.

“Keeping healthy is a huge priority in our lives and providing a quality service for others to stay fit has become a [priority] of Dynafit,” said Kurz.

The trio offers 12 years combined experience in the fitness industry. 

Heenan graduated from Norwell District Secondary School and obtained his honours degree in science-kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. He has been working in the fitness/rehab industry for the last six years.

Vines has become a certified personal trainer through the CHEK Institute, which integrates both corrective exercise therapy and sport-specific training and has been involved with in the fitness industry for three years!.

Kurz obtained his business degree from Fanshaw College and recently became a certified personal trainer. He has also been involved in the fitness industry for the past three years.

Locals will most often meet Mari-Anne Tinholt at the Drayton facility. She has been part of the Dynafit staff for quite a few years and lives locally. Her upbeat and caring personality is a great fit for Dynafit and she is always willing to take the extra time to help those with questions regarding their fitness goals.

As with most businesses, one challenge for Dynafit is to stay current.

The team is always examining new ways to expand and offer new services, equipment and fitness/nutritional counseling at affordable gym rates.

Unlike many gyms, there are never any initiation fees, and Dynafit offers custom memberships, group, family, and couples memberships to suit any budget. As an added bonus, Drayton members may also use their membership at the Listowel location.

Community work is also very important to the team at Dynafit. The gym is a proud sponsor of different charity events, including the Terry Fox Run, the MS Ride, Relay for Life and many others.

Recently Kurz completed a 130km run from Listowel to Stratford and back to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). To date Kurz has raised over $40,000 for CF.

“Dynafit takes pride in providing the community with quality service and results. A healthy community is a happy community,” said Vines. “We want to educate everyone on how easy and enjoyable it can be to get, stay and be fit.”

So whether you are already involved in a fitness regimen or have recently made a commitment to become fit in 2012, drop by and visit for a tour and/or information session.

Dynafit is located at 89 Wellington St. S., Drayton and its staffed hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 4 to 8pm, and Saturday 9am to 12pm. For more information call 519-638-2100.

January 6, 2012


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