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Fit Body Boot Camp Joins Oakdale Shopping Center
The Fitness Formula
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Business owner Sonya Gonzalez recently opened her second Fit Body Boot Camp location, this one in the Oakdale Shopping Center. Gonzalez opened her Modesto studio in 2010 and has been pleased with the reception the second location has received so far. Teresa Hammond/The Leader


The southwest end of the Oakdale Shopping Center has seen a bit more traffic in the past few weeks. ‘Traffic’ via automobiles and fitness clad pedestrians in both the early morning and dinner hours.

The traffic increase is due largely in part to the recent addition of Oakdale Fit Body Boot Camp at the 854 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale, location. The workout studio opened in July and franchise owner Sonya Gonzalez could not be happier with the reception of her second location.

“There were a lot of people coming from Oakdale, Escalon, Manteca and a lot of surrounding areas,” Gonzalez said of her Modesto Fit Body Boot Camp location. “I looked around Oakdale and I really felt we could fill a need.”

Response to what the business owner felt has been both positive and encouraging. In the first three weeks of being open the studio had an increase in membership at over 130 persons.

“We do group personal training,” Gonzalez, a personal trainer since 2005 stated. “We don’t have machines. It’s definitely a studio, not a gym, and we always have a trainer on the floor.”

While sessions are staged in a group environment five times a day, each member is also worked with on an individual basis in the area of weight, measurement and meal planning.

“We have a really great system for nutrition so everything is customized with their grocery list,” she said, noting that positive results in physical transformation include three key elements, referred to as the ‘pillars to success’: nutrition, cardiovascular and resistance training.

“It’s really user friendly,” Gonzalez continued. “They can have their list on their phone and their computer. We make it really easy and we’re never going to charge extra for that.”

The studio, however, doesn’t want membership to increase by members choosing to join blindly. She encourages those interested to take advantage of the three free sessions offered through their website, to see if the studio is a fit.

“We really do encourage people to come in for the Monday orientation,” she said, “come do your three day trial and then sign-up.”

The studio also keeps it fresh and interesting.

“Workouts are different day to day and week to week,” Gonzalez said of the 45-minute sessions led by coaches. “We do lift weights and do resistance training, but we combine that with cardiovascular training as well. We work with all fitness levels.”

Gonzalez shared she feels the studio and its offerings are best suited for the typical person wishing to improve their fitness level, get into shape or maintain their current body weight.

“Cardiovascular and resistance training is done in your 45-minute workout with us,” she stated. “You don’t have to kill yourself. If you train effectively and you do the nutrition piece you can be successful.”

Currently the studio employs four coaches, who split their time between the two studio locations.

“Here they’re being led by a trainer,” Gonzalez said, “I like to call them coaches. We know what their goals are and we’re going to get you from Body A to Body B. We’re not going to starve weight off of you. We’re going to show you the way to do it for a better way of life.”

A Grand Opening event will be hosted at the location on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gonzalez encourages those interested to try their services prior to the event to take advantage of membership specials, which will be offered at that time.

For additional information on orientation and classes at both facilities, visit or call 550-1057.