New Charlottesville Business is a Workout on Wheels
We all have a hard time going to the gym sometimes, and it can be a struggle to just get out of the house and get there. A new Charlottesville business is solving that crisis by bringing a workout to wherever you are.
Club Mo is a new Charlottesville gym that offers group fitness classes and personal training. It also offers something new to town -- workouts on the go.
"Half the battle is getting to the gym and we're taking that half of the battle away for you," said Mahogany Smith, the director of operations at Club Mo.
The Mo Pro van can go to your home, work, or even a park or public space. It may take a little creativity to workout where you are -- you might be using cans for weights and the kitchen counter for pushup support. But the trainers also bring a wide range of equipment with them.
"People are busy. People are tired. Sometimes people don't want to go to the gym, so have the gym come to you," said Kalil Mohammed, the vice president of Club Mo.
The process begins with a free consultation. The trainers then cater the workouts and prices around the individual needs of each client. Prices start around $80 an hour for a trainer to come to you with the Mo Pro van, but it costs less per person for group lessons.
The trainers from Club Mo said they're not trying to get people to avoid the gym altogether, they're just offering alternative for times when people can't make it there.
"We want to build a synergy around healthy eating, so we're not in competition with anyone," Mohammed said. "Our competition is the couch, our competition is those drive-thrus. That's really who we're competing against."
There will be an official launch party for Club Mo March 23 at Monticello High School. It's free and open to the public. There will be a free boot camp and other workouts throughout the morning at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.
Mohammed said he's picked the perfect town to get started with his mobile workout business.
"We're Charlottesville. We're cool. And this is a cool business," he said.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:36:22 GMT
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