By Riya Chinni
A Spenga fitness center has announced plans to open in Clay Terrace this fall.
The company derives its names from three core focus areas.
“(There are) three disciplines: spin, strength, and yoga, so it has the three most important aspects of physical activity, which is heart rate-racing cardio, a strength portion with a workout followed by poses in yoga and gaining some flexibility with yoga as well. It’s one of a kind,” franchise owner Ryan Hendrickson said.
Hendrickson and his wife, Staci, along with Cherie and Tim Palma, decided to open a Spenga franchise after finding Spenga’s philosophy and structure aligned with their ideal fitness center. It is expected to open by the end of November.
“We’ve been members of other fitness franchises that are similar, but we noticed a need for a workout that provides less pounding on the body, meaning no treadmill-running or heavy jumping,” Hendrickson said. “We included what we believe is the important aspect of yoga and flexibility in your workout, so that’s why we were really drawn to the Spenga concept.”
Spenga strives to create an aesthetically pleasing workout environment, Hendrickson said.
“When you walk into Spenga, you’re going to notice a difference from all the other gyms you walk into,” he said. “We spent a tremendous amount of time and money planning and designing the studio. When you walk in, it’s a very high-end, almost spa-like feel.”
He also said that Spenga plans to fundraise for local charities and find ways to give back to the community.
“It’s really about creating a culture where people feel welcome and part of the family,” Hendrickson said. “We’ll have lots of fun events on top of typical workouts.”