Fitness instructor and transplant survivor Polly reveals why she loves Merritt Island Fitness Club

The full-service facility provides an ideal place for all ages to learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle

VIDEO ABOVE: Fitness instructor Polly talks about the benefits of a local gym and why she loves Merritt Island Fitness Club.

WATCHING: Fitness Club Merritt Island gym member Raymond Clancy from Ireland talks about why he loves Fitness Club Merritt Island and what sets a local gym apart from a corporate gym.

WATCHING: Personal trainer Kirsey Obermeier at Fitness Club Merritt Island gives a testimonial for the great services at the locally owned and operated facility. Members will find an abundance of classes and amenities in the newly expanded facility, including an array of brand new state-of-the-art Hammer Strength high-performance training equipment, an on-site childcare area and a protein and juice bar.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FL – Locally owned and operated, Merritt Island Fitness Club located at 1450 North Courtenay Pkwy. Suite 15 at the Shoppes at Victoria Square is among the longest running fitness centers in Brevard County.

Founded in 2003, the club was opened as Island Fitness of Brevard by a group of friends and has made many changes and improvements while remaining committed to the loyal following built over the years and among the few private gyms on the Space Coast.

“Locally owned and operated, we pride ourselves on offering our services to train, educate and inform the bodies and mindsets of our members,” said co-owner Lou Manley.

“Our full-service facility provides an ideal place for all ages to learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our gym has everything you need to help you achieve your wellness goals. We were fortunate enough to move to North Courtenay and expand our space to 21,000 square feet. By making this change, we could offer our members much more under one roof.”

Members will find an abundance of classes and amenities in the newly expanded facility, including an array of brand new state-of-the-art Hammer Strength high-performance training equipment, an on-site childcare area and a protein and juice bar.

After a recent expansion project, the gym is now more than 21,000 square feet and includes additional exercise equipment, a new aerobics room, grass area, additional wet areas and much more.

Merritt Island Fitness Club offers the Space Coast’s best personal trainer rentals, fitness-grade aesthetics, child care, the best and most diverse exercise classes, and many other convenient amenities.

“Above all, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facility,” Manley said.

MERRITT ISLAND OWNERS’ FITNESS CLUB AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS: Lou Manley, right, and partner Steve Ash have been strong supporters of community organizations since the day they took ownership, sponsoring Merritt Island High School teams including volleyball, baseball, lacrosse for girls, and softball, and also hosting several blood drives in the gym.

■ FITNESS AND CARDIO CLASSES: Learn proper technique with qualified exercise instructors at Fitness Club MI. Classes include the latest in strength training, cycling and group exercise. There’s a fitness class for everyone! Classes include Yoga, Spin, Silver Sneakers, Pilates, HIIT / Core, Zumba / Zumba Light, HIITSTEP and more.

■ FREE WIFI/CARDIO TVs: More powerful than ever, Fitness Club Merritt Island WiFi is now available in every corner of every club. Streaming your favorite music or video while working out has never been easier.

■ 24-HOUR ACCESS AVAILABLE: You will have access to this world-class facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week when you join. Fitness Club Merritt Island is monitored and recorded by dozens of cameras with a closed captioning security system. You can feel safe coming at any time of the night. Members under the age of 18 will not have 24-hour access.

■ BREVARD’S LARGEST GYM: In addition to offering the largest free weights section in Brevard County, Personal Trainers has a training room for semi-private training sessions.

■ CHILD CARE: On-site childcare is available to all members. The safety, security and comfort of members and their children is a high priority.

■ PERSONAL TRAINING: Featuring Space Coast’s most experienced certified fitness trainers and consultants.

Among the options offered at the family gym are core classes, Zumba and Zumba Light, Boot Camp and Silver Sneakers classes for seniors. Insurance plans such as United Healthcare are welcome, or members can choose to self-pay each month or purchase three, six or 12-month memberships.

Manley and partner Steve Ash have been strong supporters of community organizations since the day they took ownership, sponsoring teams at Merritt Island High School, including volleyball, baseball, girls lacrosse and softball, and also hosting several blood drives at the gym.

“Work Fast and Hard” is the motto of Fitness Club Merritt Island and it applies not only to the members but also to the owners.

For more information about Fitness Club Merritt Island, call 321-455-2227 or visit MerrittIsland.Fitness.

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