Indy Gym with Fishers Ties Wins National Awards

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Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training is a multiple award-winning gym owned by Fishers residents. (Photo by Emily Schwank of Raincliffs Photography)

Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training is a multiple award-winning gym owned by Fishers residents. (Photo by Emily Schwank of Raincliffs Photography)

By Holly Kline

Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training is an award-winning gym in Indy that is well known for its coaching and training techniques. Co-owned by Fishers residents Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman, IFAST recently was named as one of the top gyms in the country by Men’s Health magazine.

What makes IFAST unique?

“It’s the entire process,” stated Robertson. “We’re much more focused on the training and coaching side of things. Everyone who comes in gets a personal assessment and gets a customized program.”

Robertson holds a Master’s degree in Sports Biomechanics and is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. Co-owner Bill Hartman is a physical therapist and sports performance coach. Both men are well known in fitness circles and this is the third time IFAST has made the Men’s Health best gyms list.

Robertson explained that IFAST is different than standard gyms but not out of reach for anyone. “What we do is essentially semi-private training. We do it in small groups, usually two to four people are training together to keep costs down. A client will pay around 35 to $50 per session.”

IFAST is well known outside of the Indianapolis area. IFAST coaching and training is so sought after that Robertson and Hartman regularly train distance clients.

“We’ve had quite a few people from places like England and others,” Robertson said. “However, it’s more standard that we get people from Chicago, Cincinnati, and Lexington. They get an assessment and a personalized program. They go home and execute the program at their own gym and then come back every month so we can see where they’re at and they get a new program,” he continued.

Not only does IFAST accept individual clients, they also are the exclusive trainer for Indy Eleven Soccer. “We do everything from their warm ups and cool downs at games and practices to their strength and conditioning programs,” Robertson stated.

IFAST is accepting new clients and welcomes both men and women. In fact, last year they were named as a Women’s Health Fitness Award Winner from Women’s Health magazine and Robertson said about 40 to 50 percent of their client base is women.

Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training is located at 9402 Uptown Dr., Suite 1600 in Indianapolis. Check out IFAST details at http://indianapolisfitnessandsportstraining.com.


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