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By CHUCK BALLARO - | Sep 7, 2021

Cheyenne Doxtator, owner of Freedom Fitness and Nutrition at 4750 Bayline Drive, works with Elissa Pasanello during a Saturday morning workout session.

It’s a Saturday morning and Cheyenne Doxtator, owner, operator and trainer at Freedom Fitness and Nutrition, has a group of people doing circuit training at the new fitness center that opened in January.

He had the group doing weight training, cardio, running in place, and other exercises to get them in better shape, which they have.

Freedom Fitness is not the kind of place where you just show up, do an hourlong workout on your own and leave. This is specialized fitness with the help of a fitness instructor.

“We want to focus on classes and groups and individual people rather than someone working out on their own,” Doxtator said. “We are family-oriented. When you come here, you make friends and the results are guaranteed.”

Doxtator has worked in the training field for nearly 10 years at different locations. He met Tracy Reynolds, the other co-owner, a few years ago at a gym where Reynolds was one of Doxtator’s clients.

When the gym they worked out of shut down because of the pandemic, he and Tracy decided to open their own gym, which they did at 4750 Bayline Drive, just down the road from LCEC.

Reynolds said being a part of this endeavor has been a lot of fun, especially since she is seeing it through the eyes of an instructor for the first time.

“It’s great to open a business and create a program that we want to have for our clients. I saw areas that could have been improved from my personal fitness goals and by becoming partners, we’re able to achieve them,” Reynolds said.

Freedom Fitness does every aspect of conditioning except Cross Fit and Olympic lifting. It’s a small facility that focuses on individual attention for their clients in the ways of weight loss, flexibility training, cardio training and nutrition, which too many people don’t consider when they try to get in better shape.

“When it comes to their fitness, we provide a service to them and nutrition is 80 percent of their result. We give them ideas on what to eat and what not to eat,” Doxtator said. “Sometimes the plan is structured to the person. I work with a nutritionist who gives people meal plans.”

Right now, Freedom Fitness has about 30 members, all on a one-on-one basis or in small groups of no larger than 10. Doxtator said they client base is improving monthly as they increase their marketing.

Freedom Fitness is by appointment only, with the cost starting at about $30 per session with a personal trainer, though they are willing to work with anyone. They open at 5 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. and are in and out throughout the day. If you have a certain time you want to work out, they’ll be there.

For more information, go to freedomfitnessandnutrition.com or call 800-5960.