Redmond couple takes ownership of Fitness Together
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
June 25, 2012 · 12:13 PM
A Redmond couple has purchased Fitness Together on Mercer Island and has renewed a longer-term lease for the Town Center location. Janine Harrison is a former Microsoft employee, and her husband, Patrick, is a lacrosse coach. During the past decade, Patrick Harrison has coached multiple sports, and the couple has two teenagers.
The couple was looking for a business where they could help people and do something good, Janine Harrison said. Fitness Together offers one-on-one personal fitness training, and Harrison discovered that she had a connection with the former owner. She had worked with Ananda Gellock’s husband, Scott, at Microsoft.
“There was a measure of comfort that this was a good fit,” Harrison said.
The Harrisons now also own the Madison Park personal training studio and employ 12 trainers in total.
“We’ve got a very focused team,” Harrison said. “We’re very focused on our customers, wanting to help them reach their goals, and whether that’s recover from an injury or deal with recurring back problems or your doctor has asked you to lose weight … we want to be able to help you achieve whatever that goal may be.”
The studio is currently offering a free training session.
“We don’t plan to make any changes right now,” Harrison said of the Island location, which opened in 2005. “The location is great. It’s a good facility.”
Gellock, the former owner, now plans to spend more time focusing on her family, but she will remain a client, Harrison said.
Fitness Together is located at 3011 78th Ave. S.E., Suite 140, and can be reached at (206) 275-1313. Hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday; 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday; and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. The business is closed, by appointment only, on Sunday.
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