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Body Boutique: Best Gym, Best of Lawrence 2015

Body Boutique: Best Gym, Best of Lawrence 2015

Body Boutique

2330 Yale Road • (785) 749-2424

Every good lifter deserves a good spotter.

The business plan that fitness professional Lorinda Hartzler designed and presented to various banks decades ago still exists today. Hartzler found financial flexibility in local banker Mark Gonzalez, who spotted Hartzler her first loan in 1995 to buy Body Boutique, a second loan in 2004 to move the business to its current location, and a recent loan to expand the facility, doubling its size.

“He [Gonzalez] believed in me with our very first loan back then,” Hartzler says.

After a lot of heavy lifting, commitment and dedication, the result has been undoubted success.

Following the recent stretching of the space and addition of “Free State Ride,” a licensed freestanding co-ed indoor cycling studio, Body Boutique will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.

Hartzler, who believes everyone should own a gym membership, has often heard members say they’ve met good friends at Body Boutique.

“I know because I’ve been doing this for a long, long time that women feel very comfortable and relaxed when they’re with other women,” she says. “It creates this beautiful, warm atmosphere.”

Best of Lawrence 2015


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