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Making a mark on the fitness industry

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:37 am

The Northern Neck has a gym that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s called Bodyfit, and it’s owned by Ramona Darden.

When Darden was in Williamsburg, Bodyfit was an off-site personal training business. In 2014, she accepted her fiancé’s invitation to move to White Stone. Fully aware that most of her clients weren’t going to follow her, Darden decided to open a gym at the corner of Chesapeake Drive and Rt.3, right at the stop light.

She figured the high-visibility location would attract people interested in physical fitness and that would give her a pool of potential clients for personal training. The bet paid off.

Five years later, Bodyfit has moved from its original location to White Stone’s old firehouse, which offers more than double the space. The facility is stocked with modern equipment, has an indoor walking track and there’s an array of fitness classes and wellness workshops. Darden’s gym is approaching 450 members and she has over 40 personal training clients.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 10/23/19