Fitness club aims to improve community's wellbeing
Most everyone who’s ever embarked on a fitness program has run into that “take-a-number-take-a-treadmill” ambiance that describes many fitness clubs.
But when Sky Fitness & Wellbeing came to Broken Arrow in fall 2016, so did a different approach to exercise and health, one that encourages and supports even the most uncertain beginners to take charge of their health.
“We’ve all experienced that gym mentality, where you’re just a number,” says Sarah Neal, marketing director for the growing Oklahoma chain of clubs. “But at Sky customer service is No. 1. Here everybody knows your name, and probably even your family’s names.”
Reaching an Under-served Market
Since it opened at 1205 East Kenosha, Sky has attracted more than 1,000 members, which may reflect a longstanding need for fitness locales in the area. The choice of Broken Arrow was an easy one, says the club’s owner and president.
“We saw a great opportunity to bring a premium experience to this under-served market,” says Jay Wagnon. “Our members are raving about their experience and the results they’re getting at Sky, so we’re very happy with this location.”
At Sky in Broken Arrow, members find an array of choices to help them get fit and improve their health. The 25,000-square-foot facility includes dedicated yoga and S-cycle studios, a café that serves healthy smoothies and shakes, a secure SkyKids activity center supervised by background-checked and CPR-certified team members, and locker facilities with steam rooms.
More than 120 complimentary group fitness classes are offered each week, including yoga, BodyPump™, Zumba, TurboKick™, cardio classes and more. Small group and private training crafted to match individual fitness levels also is available. Certified private trainers and nutrition experts staff the club and help coordinate members’ exercise and wellness plans.
Affordable and Accessible
Unlike many fitness clubs, Sky does not require a contract to join, and affordable rates make fitness a realistic option. Monthly memberships begin at under $65 for individuals and peak at less than $105 for families, and discounts are available.
The company also offers comprehensive workplace wellness programs that include health topic seminars, fitness assessments, group fitness classes, stress management, health fairs and more. With so much to offer, Sky focuses on each member’s needs and goals, working to insure individual needs are met in a friendly, supportive environment.
“Sky’s primary objective is to create an exceptional member experience at every interaction,” Wagnon says. “Our dedicated fitness professionals understand that no two members are alike and the journey to total health and well-being starts with understanding the member’s goals and lifestyle.”
What results from that environment can be far more than just a gym experience, Neal says.
“We really do have a supportive community at Sky in Broken Arrow, “ Neal says. “We develop friendships and relationships. There’s a group of women here, for example, who work out together once a week and who have seen a tremendous increase in health and vitality. They have formed a great little group, and that’s what Sky is all about.”
The good health that members discover at the club in Broken Arrow and other Sky Fitness & Wellbeing locations has a beneficial effect on their wider communities, too, Wagnon says.
“Making our communities healthier, more vibrant and living longer is the most tangible impact Sky has. We see this every day through members who tell us they have gone off medication, can once again play with their grandkids, or just live their daily lives without pain,” Wagnon says. “And from our partnership with the Tulsa Ballet, to our work with local animal shelters, Sky is dedicated to giving back in ways that extend beyond fitness.”