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We’re here to push the pace in the industry.

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We’re here to push the pace in the industry.

Our Services

Team Training

Personal Training

Massage Therapy

Child Care

An Open Letter from the Team:

When I decided to become a personal trainer and enter the fitness industry, I had one goal in mind: I wanted to change lives. I wanted to ensure safe and effective programming for any client that met with me. I wanted to make personal training an accessible experience for everyone to improve his or her quality of living.

Working as a trainer in many different formats has opened my eyes to the huge issues surrounding the fitness industry. Many traditional gym owners and corporate big-box gyms have no care for standards when it comes to ethics, quality programming, or customer service. These guys care about volume. They want to pack in as many people as possible and lock them into contracts, hoping they don’t utilize their facilities. They use sales tactics to trick people into buying memberships. They inflate their prices of membership behind-the-scenes and run a ‘sale’ to make consumer think they’re getting a great deal.

Personal training programs in these facilities (particularly in Pennsylvania) have absolutely zero care about producing results in a safe manner. Even scarier – most gyms in this state don’t even care if their trainers have a certification, background, or experience under their belt. As long as they look the part, they can put people’s lives in their incapable hands. You didn’t misread that. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that do not require a personal trainer to have any qualifications. I won’t even get started with CrossFit. With my kinesiology background, this became increasingly troublesome and frustrating. I decided it was time to make a change. It was time to shake up the industry.

My company is founded on integrity and innovation. We aren’t here to trick people into gym memberships or quick fixes. You won’t find useless equipment. You certainly won’t find a one-membership-fits-all structure for $10/mo. What will you find? Educated, experienced, and certified professionals who will do everything they can to see our clients to success. Quality programming that serves a purpose to improve your quality of living. You will find membership options that fit every person with any goal, budget, and schedule.

We have an awesome community vibe where everyone is in here to create the best version of themselves. We aren’t like any other gym. Actually, we aren’t a gym. We are a results-driven fitness club committed to changing lives. Every service here serves a purpose: to help you excel toward your goals. You won’t experience anything quite like our facility. I think when you try out our program, you’re going to love us.

Welcome to Forward Thinking Fitness. We’re here to push the pace in the industry. We hope you’ll join us.

Evan Howard
– Owner

Meet the Dream Team

Evan Howard
Owner

Amber Ryan
Licensed Massage Therapist

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Payton Bachman
Manager

Brandi Van Patten
Certified Personal Trainer

Adam Schneck
Nutritionist

Check out our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Evan’s 25th birthday!

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