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Fitness is a snap

February 23, 2011
The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m., Snap Fitness members can work out any time of day.

"It's the only gym in the area that's open 24-7," Personal Trainer and Manager Stacy Nordstrom said. "It's not staffed 24-7, but members have a key card giving them access to the gym."

Located off Sharon Avenue in the Redridge Plaza in Houghton, Snap Fitness offers a fast, convenient and affordable workout.

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Personal Trainer and Manager Stacy Nordstrom is seen during a training session with Krissa Somero of Atlantic Mine.

Snap Fitness is equipped with the latest in cardio and strength-training equipment for your total body workout. It offers ellipticals, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers, stair steppers, resistance training machines and free weights.

Members will find the atmosphere comfortable and open with plenty of natural light coming in from the large windows to the front and side of the gym. Along the wall in front of the treadmills and ellipticals are four TVs, which members are free to control using a universal remote. FM tuning is also available.

What's nice about a membership to Snap Fitness, Stacy said, is not only do members have access to the Houghton location, but they can drop in any of the 2,000 Snap Fitness gyms nationwide.

"Say you're going to be on the road and you want to get your workout in," Stacy said. "There's a club locator online that will show you the Snap Fitness in that area."

To access the club locator, visit and click on the "Find a club" link. By typing in an area code or city, the website will identify the nearest Snap Fitness center.

"Marquette has two of them now," Stacy said. "There's one in the downtown area and another across from Walmart."

Indoor tanning is available to Snap Fitness members only. For $22/month (tax included) members receive unlimited tanning and can access the tanning room with their key card.

"Once they purchase a tanning package, their access card not only gets them in the front door, but it gets them in the tanning door as well," Stacy said.

Membership is month to month, however prepaid options are available.

"If you purchase six months in advance you get one month free," she said. "If you prepay for one year, you get three months free. If you prepay for a year and a half, you get six months free."

Single, joint and family membership options are available. New members receive one free personal training session, however it's not a requirement.

During this session, Stacy said fitness testing and detailed equipment orientation is available.

"If they'd like to continue their personal training after that, we do have low session and package rates," she said. "Buddy rates are also available."

Stacy, who is certified through the American Council on Exercise, said her philosophy is "to make exercise as fun and engaging as possible while still getting the results we want to see."

For members' security, Snap Fitness is equipped with two call buttons. When pushed, police and EMS will respond. Pendents with the same emergency call system are also available and can be worn around the neck.

Stacy said Snap Fitness is all about convenience, and between their location and 24-hour access, members have no problem squeezing a workout into their day.

"There's such a wide open time to work out," she said. "You can come in whenever you want."

Snap Fitness is located at 850 West Sharon Ave. in Houghton. For more information, call 483-0310 or visit

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Snap Fitness of Houghton. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.



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