A brand new fitness center known as SOBO Power and Efficiency will open at 1104 Hull St. in Locust Level. The 4,500 sq. ft., two-story brick constructing was beforehand the house of the Worldwide Longshoremen’s Affiliation AFL-CIO which relocated to Dundalk. The constructing was bought and is being renovated by Mitch Gold, proprietor of Gold and Firm, and Jim Chivers, senior vice chairman of Gold and Firm and Locust Level resident.
SOBO Power and Efficiency is owned by James Rehak Jr., who has been a coach in South Baltimore for the previous 10 years. He’s at present coaching purchasers at Latrobe Park as he waits to maneuver into 1104 Hull St. on April 1st. He plans to open the fitness center to the general public a couple of weeks after transfer in.
Rehak has a B.S. in Train Science from Salisbury College, the place he helped skilled athletes as an intern with the energy and conditioning coach. Rehak’s certifications embrace ACSM-HFS, NSPA-CPT, StrongFirst, FMS 2, EXOS Efficiency Specialist, and Authentic Power Foundations.
Rehak spent current months trying round Federal Hill, Otterbein, and Locust Level for his personal studio area earlier than choosing the Locust Level location. He loves the neighborhood and its residents and enterprise house owners. He’s excited concerning the straightforward parking within the space with avenue parking and a pay lot throughout the road, in addition to the encircling areas the place he can take his exercises outside.
SOBO Power and Efficiency will provide private coaching periods in addition to small and enormous group coaching courses which is able to embrace kettlebell, boxing, and yoga. Tony Stritmatter, who has 9 years of coaching expertise in Baltimore, will be a part of the crew at SOBO Power and Efficiency together with a couple of different trainers.
Rehak additionally hopes to make it a one-stop-shop for well being wants as it would have an on-site bodily therapist, masseuse, chiropractor, and nutritionist. It should additionally host month-to-month instructional occasions targeted on well being and health.
“SOBO Power and Efficiency might be at the forefront of coaching in Baltimore as a result of we focus so closely on persevering with schooling of our trainers and using each science-based coaching, diet, and restoration modality with a view to obtain that aim,” mentioned Rehak.
“Our main focus with the present state of the world is to offer a clear and protected setting for us and our clientele,” he added. “The fitness center might be cleaned and disinfected every day in addition to have two UV mild air purifiers on every ground. Obligatory masks and social distancing may also be utilized till they’re now not vital.”
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