From left: Steve Bell, Jason Goodwin, Mike Karcher, Kevin Truitt, Carly Truitt, JR Rausch, Terry Emery and John Connolly shovel dirt at a ceremonial ground breaking for a new training complex to open this fall at the former Nestle Wellness Center at 1701 London Ave. The center will offer a traditional fitness center along with yoga, massage and nutritional assistance.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
Athletics in Marysville can be something of a big deal and soon the athletes will have a place they can call their training grounds for when it comes time for the big game. The Better Than Yesterday athletic complex will be opening its doors to the public, come this autumn. They will be moving into the old Nestle Wellness Center at 1701 London Ave.
“It will be a training facility, so people that come in will work with one of us either in a personal training or class type of setting, but we want both sports performance and general fitness,” said business owner and Marysville local Carly Truitt.
Currently on the grounds of the complex is a house with an outbuilding that houses a swimming pool, weight room and locker room, and a set of tennis courts but they want to improve upon that.
“We want to open it up in stages. The swimming pool will be the main fitness area with mate floors and we want to provide yoga and massage,” added Truitt. “Stage two would be putting a full size basketball gym where the tennis courts are and providing some clinics.”
The complex will be open to anyone that would like to attend to improve their health or those that would like to get their bodies in shape for a long-term career in competitive sports.
“Kind of or main push is to bring out everyone’s best potential, by improving movement through nutrition counseling or help improve there lifestyle,” said Truitt. “Whether that is wanting to play college basketball, hit a golf ball 300 yards or get out of back pain.”
Truitt and her business partner and brother Kevin Truitt, grew up in Marysville and were athletes at Marysville High School and feel that the town has given them so much so this is their way of giving back.
“We both grew up here and we both played sports at Marysville and we love this town,” added Carly. “It has shaped us so much, not only as athletes, but through that avenue (sports), it made us better people, so we want to give back to the town that gave so much to us.”
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