GoTimeTraining.com expands in time for New Year’s resolutions

WICHITA – Shannon Dykman and Kalene Smith are expanding their GoTimeTraining.com in time for the crush of new clients that New Year’s resolutions surely will bring.

“Our business has grown rapidly this past year,” Dykman says.

GoTime opened in May 2012 just north of Star Lumber at K-96 and Greenwich.

“We’ve tripled our business in the last year,” Dykman says. “We’ve physically run out of floor space.”

He says the business is about creating lifestyle transformations for clients, and that takes space.

“We motive them through a whole process of converting their lifestyle,” he says.

There are one-on-one training sessions along with small group training and boot camps, and that’s part of what is taking more space.

“We’re just at physical capacity,” Dykman says.

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Chris Hamman to open Golf Etc. near K-96 and Greenwich in March

WICHITA — Lifelong golfer Chris Hamman is turning his passion into a career.

Hamman, who played at the University of Kansas, is opening Golf Etc. this spring at 2621 N. Greenwich. That’s near K-96 and Greenwich by Star Lumber and Heartland Coin Gallery.

Hamman was with Koch Industries for almost 28 years. His last position was president of Invista’s polymer and resins business.

Golf Etc. will be what Hamman calls an upscale, full-service golf shop and club-fitting studio.

“We really wanted to be able to provide products and services to golfers of all skill levels to help them improve their game more,” he says.

The store will sell the latest golf equipment, apparel, accessories and gift items.

It also will offer a professional club-fitting service.

“We’ll be able to repair and build golf clubs in our workshop, which is within the store,” Hamman says.

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GoTimeTraining.com opens Monday

WICHITA — GoTimeTraining.com may sound like some kind of Internet-only business, but personal trainers Shannon Dykman and his girlfriend, Kalene Smith, are set to open their new facility on Monday.

The two are opening a new 1,900-square-foot facility just north of Star Lumber at K-96 and Greenwich.

Clients can sign up for 12-week or 16-week training online. More traditional training is available as well along with boot camps.

GoTimeTraining.com personal training to open new facility near K-96 and Greenwich

WICHITA — There are lots of personal trainers in Wichita, but Shannon Dykman and his girlfriend, Kalene Smith, think they have something that sets their GoTimeTraining.com apart.

“We teach a lifestyle to people,” Dykman says. “That’s what differentiates us.”

The two are opening a new 1,900-square-foot facility just north of Star Lumber at K-96 and Greenwich.

Dykman says it’s often not enough to spend an hour at a time with clients.

“This is why people don’t see results at the gym,” he says.

“We coach them through the nutrition process.”

Clients can sign up for 12-week or 16-week training online.

That means he and Smith create plans detailing food types, such as protein, and amounts clients should consume.

“We tailor to everyone’s body types,” Dykman says. “Each week we kind of fine-tune it for them.”

More traditional training is available as well along with boot camps.

Smith already trains people in Andover. Dykman is phasing out of his job at Boeing and eventually will join Smith full time. They plan to hire other trainers as well.

The new facility will open in early May.

“We’re really just trying to connect socially with people, inspire them, motivate them,” Dykman says. “It’s cool to change people’s lives.”

 

Planet Fitness signs two new deals

WICHITA — There are deals for two new Wichita Planet Fitness sites, though the chain still isn’t talking about its plans here.

Have You Heard? previously reported that the company is working on locations in the former Star Lumber space at Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn, at Marina Lakes at 21st and Amidon where a new Walmart Neighborhood Market is and also at the 21st and Maize area.

Since then, Scott Harper of Landmark Commercial Real Estate and Grant Tidemann of J.P. Weigand & Sons finalized a deal for the Marina Lakes space.

On Friday, Tidemann and Landmark’s Nick Esterline finalized a deal for the former bowling alley space at 2350 N. Maize Road. That’s where Countryside West Lanes closed in 2007.

It looks like there may already be demo work going on at the possible Planet Fitness space at Normandie.

Planet Fitness isn’t the only new gym coming to the city.

Gold’s Gym International also has been working on sites here. In fact, it appears it was negotiating for some of the same space Planet Fitness nabbed.

Earlier this year, Have You Heard? reported that a Gold’s deal at Harry and Rock may already be done.

Both companies are being similarly silent. We should hear something from them soon, though.

 

Planet Fitness coming to Wichita with at least three gyms

WICHITA — Gold’s Gym International isn’t the only new fitness chain coming to Wichita.

Planet Fitness is finalizing deals for three locations as well.

In fact, the two chains have been jockeying for some of the same spaces.

No one with Planet Fitness is talking just yet, but it looks like the company is working on locations in the former Star Lumber space at Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn, at Marina Lakes at 21st and Amidon where a new Walmart Neighborhood Market is and also at the 21st and Maize area.

The website for Planet Fitness describes its gyms as fairly basic.

“We don’t have any salespeople, and we don’t bother with all the extras like juice bars and childcare that drive up costs and can make a gym membership seem more like a car payment.”

Look for more news on the deals in the coming weeks.

 

Doug Malone and Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons to handle leasing for Brittany, Normandie centers

dougleisaWICHITA — RP Realty Partners has hired commercial brokers Doug Malone and Leisa Lowry to handle leasing at Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn and Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn.

The brokers, who are with J.P. Weigand & Sons, will work closely with Debbie McNeal, who manages the centers.

With Malone and Lowry focusing on leasing, they say McNeal will be able to concentrate on property management.

“‘Those two properties have really stood the test of time over the years,” Malone says.

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Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market most likely not coming to Normandie Center

WICHITA — It looks like the potential deal for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at Normandie Center is off.

Debbie McNeal of RP Realty Partners says she has no idea what’s going on with Wal-Mart, but she’s trying to find new tenants for the Star Lumber and Whole Foods spaces.

That’s “because the owners told me to go ahead.”

Whole Foods is moving to the former Gessler Drug Co. space to make room for Wal-Mart.

Gessler had planned on moving anyway, but its time line was moved up due to Wal-Mart. It’s now where AAA Kansas used to be next to Il Vicino near Douglas and Oliver.

McNeal has 32,000 square feet to lease where Whole Foods is vacating and Star Lumber used to be.

She has another 4,000 square feet where YB Meats once was. And she has some office space north of the former Star Lumber building as well.

The only certain Neighborhood Market for Wichita so far is at Central and Maize.

You don’t say

“Doggone, we’ve been under contract many times. This one almost got away, too.”

Star Lumber’s Chris Goebel, who’s finally closed a deal on his 11.4 acres at Central and Maize, where Wal-Mart now plans a Neighborhood Market

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets still on track

WICHITA — Wal-Mart’s plans to bring its Neighborhood Market concept to Wichita are still progressing, but there don’t appear to be any done deals yet.

“We’re still under contract,” says Chris Goebel of Star Lumber.

Goebel hopes to sell his property at Central and Maize where he once planned the Gaslight Creek commercial development on more than 11 acres.

“We’ve had to do some extensions,” Goebel says of the contract.

That’s because there’s “a wee little bit of an environmental issue.”

Goebel says there are leaking underground storage tanks on another site — not his — that are of concern.

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