Broadway Street in downtown Green Bay has a plethora of shops, bars, and restaurants, and now the fitness scene is growing in the area with a new gym called MOVE Fitness Studio.
MOVE Fitness Studio had a soft opening in December, but the grand opening this Thursday at 2 p.m. will showcase the finished building. It also includes a ribbon cutting and remarks from Mayor Jim Schmitt.
The new fitness spot includes a range of group exercise classes.
“So we offer HIIT classes, so high intensity interval training, we have boot camp classes, we have some yoga classes as well…and then we also have bungee fitness which is brand new to Green Bay, it’s a great, low-impact workout,” Brandon Meisner, the owner of MOVE Fitness Studio, said.
After working for other gyms, he decided it was time to branch out and create his own.
“We focus on group fitness classes here, so getting a large group of people that are like-minded to motivate and inspire each other, and have fun in class,” Meisner said.
As Broadway Street fills up with many locally-owned businesses, Meisner found space on the third floor of a building that is also home to a boutique.
On Broadway, Inc. executive director Brian Johnson said it’s a great way to reimagine old spaces while protecting their integrity.
“It helps preserve our historic properties, they don’t always need to be used in the way they once were designed to do, and so you have an example here of a fitness studio who comes in and repurposes the space and gives it a new life and allows us to preserve a historic property,” Johnson explained.
MOVE Fitness Studio is the third business on Broadway to offer exercise classes, and Meisner hopes this is just the beginning for his venture.
“This is my first location. I’m hoping if everything goes well that I can expand and broaden my footprint so I can help even more people,” Meisner said.
MOVE Fitness Studio charges a monthly membership that ranges between $89 to $125. The first class is free for those who want to check it out.