Richmond Times-Dispatch: Mobile Fitness Concept Opens in Richmond
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Mobile Fitness Concept Opens in Richmond

GYMGUYZ expands into new market and introduces mobile training to Richmond locals

A new fitness concept was recently introduced in the Richmond market to help those juggling work and life find a better balance. GYMGUYZ is a mobile training business and a nationwide franchise that was opened by area local Phil Hendrix in February. The former baseball player found it difficult to squeeze in workouts after getting a job in the corporate space while working to earn his MBA, and like many others sought a solution to the problem.

“On the nights that I didn’t have class, there was always a project to work on or something else,” Hendrix said in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “As much as I love fitness, … it was one of the first things that fell off the list.”

After comparing his options, Hendrix left the corporate world and opted to join the growing fitness franchise started by Long Island entrepreneur Josh York. Similar to Hendrix, York also had an athletic background - playing hockey for many years. Now, their goal is to aid others who may not have had the same type of formal training meet their fitness goals. Many of Hendrix first clients are between the ages of 45 and 60, who have let weight gain catch up with them over the years and are hoping to shake it off.

“We’ve also had clients who just want an energy boost,” Hendrix said to reporter Maria Howard. "They sit at a desk all day, and they need more exercise to help them stay alert."

Understanding that people don't always have time to get to the gym, the mobile concept brings more than 100 pieces of equipment to their clients to utilize in training sessions. GYMGUYZ offers this service at more than 100 locations across the country with sessions ranging from $65 to $90 per session.

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