CHARLOTTE – Throughout her life, Loryn Wurst used fitness as an escape.
From when she was a freshman in high school trying to stay away from arguing parents to trying to find camaraderie after a bad break-up, she used fitness to reboot her life.
“It gave me direction. It gave me confidence. It gave me the ability to impact people’s lives,” Wurst said. “I want to show people that health and fitness isn’t just about losing weight. It’s a tool to have a better life.”
Wurst previously operated Hero Fitness, which allowed people to join by putting down $500 and earning their money back if they hit their goals. But she didn’t like the pricing model.
“I wish we could just restart and reboot,” she thought to herself.
After washing her hands from the past at the beginning of the new year, Wurst started a new venture, Reboot Fitness Center.
Reboot’s primary focus is to enhance strength and endurance by creating a customized workout for each individual and skill set. Its four trainers know when to push members forward and when members are pushing themselves too much.
Each class ranges from 45 minutes to an hour.
“We want people to reboot and help them restart their fitness journey,” Wurst said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned athlete, inconsistent with your workouts or somebody who’s never started before, we will customize your workout journey for you.”
Kirsten Vaca has been training with Wurst for a year. She has always been an athlete thanks to her gymnast background.
“This gym is a lot more personalized,” Vaca said. “You have a lot more time to work on your personal goals. You have more support. It’s not cookie-cutter.”
Vaca said each trainer has a unique style, so it helps to keep things spiced up and different. What Vaca loves the most about Reboot is that each member encourages one another to do better, something she didn’t experience too much in other gyms.
Reboot wants each student to leave the center getting closer to their fitness goals and continuing to live healthier lifestyles. Once a member, students can watch online training videos on Facebook in a closed group.
“We’re body positive,” Wurst said. “So we want people to see weight loss and body transformation as a product or result of lifting weights, eating what they should, being part of our community and not looking at weight loss as the only signal of failure or success.”
Want to get fit?
Reboot Fitness Center is located at 9506 Monroe Road. Reboot is offering a six-week special for $60 through May 27. Call 980-200-6863 or find them on Facebook
@rebootfitnesscenter for details.