WICHITA — Shawn Strickland has worked for a large fitness facility in the past, but he thinks it makes sense to approach fitness another way, so he’s opening My Fit Wichita — Fat Loss Studio.
“Basically, I’m opening a personal training studio geared entirely toward fat loss,” he says.
“It’s an epidemic,” Strickland says. “Almost 70 percent of people are overweight, and a third of people are obese, so there’s definitely a need for it.”
His studio will be off of Rock Road south of Harry Street at 1822 S. Longfellow Circle.
Strickland says it will be different from larger facilities.
“Their whole model is set up around memberships, and it’s not set up around getting results for people,” he says.
Strickland will offer semi-private classes of about six people. His grand opening is Oct. 31, but starting Oct. 1 Strickland will offer free Saturday fat-loss boot camps at 9:30 a.m.
“It’s basically just to . . . give people a chance to try me out, get my name out there a little bit (and) get rid of some of the excuses people have for not exercising — because it’s free, and it’s only an hour and on a Saturday,” he says.
“I want to be a complete solution.”