My name is Teri Davis. I am the owner of the gym and an active member. We started this gym in October of 2019. You may be asking how a Jacksonville Realtor became a gym owner. Let me tell you a little of my story….
A short version – I have discovered (as well as my family), that when I work out, I function better as a human being. Meaning, my mood enhances, I smile more, I get more done. Some might say I LOVE to workout! After being a member or trying several places over the years, I found a small group fitness facility, in 2017, where the energy was amazing, the members became like family, the workouts were challenging. I started going three times a week, but quickly added more days and sometimes two workouts in one day. I was so motivated to go. Then in August of 2019, we received word that the owner was closing. The entire gym family was devastated. We wanted to stay together. So, after a long discussion with my family and reviewing our savings, I decided to proceed and purchase the equipment. Within the next few months, we relocated, renamed and opened at a new location. That’s how we became Next Fitness.
We choose the name, Next Fitness, while we were in limbo and not knowing how we were going to keep our gym family together. Everyone kept saying, “What’s Next?” This is! This is what’s NEXT.
You will often find me in the gym. I attend the 5 am class every day, and I know when you aren’t there . I have surrounded myself with knowledgeable staff that exude enthusiasm and pride. All the trainers are certified and have different backgrounds. Their backgrounds allow us to have a variety of classes, changing every day. We offer cardio classes, bootcamps with strength, student athlete training, weightlifting, kickboxing and kids classes. We offer informational sessions for teens and adults.
The energy is amazing. Once you come in to try us, you will want to stay. We are a gym family!!