Source Fitness opens its doors

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Justin Green is all about helping his clients achieve their goals and aspirations in the realm of physical fitness.

This week, Green’s dreams as a business owner continued on their upward path.

Source Fitness, located at 68120 Tinmar Dr. in St. Clairsville, Green’s brainchild that got its start in a 900-square-foot basement, christened its new facility Monday morning on Tinmar Drive, next to GSP Batting Cages on Route 40.

For Green, a 1998 graduate of St. Clairsville High School, it was another step in his quest to give local residents a health and wellness facility on par with much larger cities like Columbus.

“I’d always go to different gyms and someone was always missing a piece,” Green said during Monday’s grand opening. “In my mind, I wanted to develop a one-stop-shop sort of a place where any person from any walk of life, whether you’re a beginner and just want to focus on losing weight, all the way to the high-end athlete, can come in and be trained.”

Green certainly has left no stone unturned in that quest. He worked with a New York-based designer to provide just the right atmosphere for his clients in what is a brand new 8,500-square-foot building that is still receiving some finishing touches.

“There will be a lot of elements in this gym that you won’t see in any other gym in this area,” he said.

The larger location features a CrossFot area, open to all members outside of CrossFit sessions, separate cardio and free weight areas, and separate men’s and women’s tanning and locker rooms.

“It doesn’t matter what level you’re (training) at,” Green said. “You should feel very comfortable coming here.”

Source Fitness has assembled a team, handpicked by Green, to offer a wide-vareity of services. The group includes Justin Kider, a physical therapist with Mountain River Physical Therapy; CrossFit coaches Beth Gretchen and Joe Howard; Cory Gregory, an Edison High grad and co-founder of MusclePharm, who will partner with Green to create programs for competitive athletes; Zuma instructor Andrea Baggott; personal trainer and CrossFit coach Andrew Yahn; and Tiffany Mahon, who manage operations.

And those operations will be round the clock as Source will be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“We all have very busy lifestyles,” Green said. “We all have that with kids, family and work and I wanted to give people options.”

Green is proud that, not only his business has expanded, but its doing so in his hometown. And seeing folks he knows reaping the rewards of coming to his business gives him quite a bit of satisfaction.

“That’s the main attraction to me to this industry and this lifestyle, the fulfillment you get seeing someone else achieve a goal and then come to you and say ‘Thank you.’

“This is very rewarding, and I hope that people will take advantage of this facility.”

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