Total Body Fitness expanding
Business to move into former Walgreen’s building
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Total Body Fitness intends to provide Marshfield with increased services as it moves to a new location.
The business concept blossomed out of a vision that owners Todd and Dawn Schoenherr had years ago.
“Todd and I started the gym six years ago,” said Dawn. “Todd and I loved to work out. We want people around us to be healthy. We wanted to design a place where every fitness level felt comfortable, that no one was feeling that this couldn’t be a part what they wanted for their future.
“We’ve been here for six years. It only makes sense that we reinvest in an existing building. We’ve outgrown our facility, so we want to make a permanent investment in Marshfield. Why not use an existing building?”
The Schoenherrs searched for 18 months before finding the right location to accommodate their growing needs. They found it in the former Walgreen’s building, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Arnold Street.
“We’d like to reinvent that corner,” added Dawn. “Give it a great makeover. Make it something that the community is proud of and to give everyone a place where you can have everything.”
The building will house a yoga studio, financial company, and a coffee shop/protein bar with free WiFi in addition to an expanded fitness facility. The shop will offer healthy sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
The facilities will also include a conference room that will be offered free to the community.
“On the exterior we are giving it a complete facelift,” explained Dawn. “We did as much as we could with the weather.
“We are putting in new windows. We are putting another entrance in. We are going to use the drive-thru for our customers’ convenience.”
In addition to increased business offerings, Total Body Fitness will provide new programs.
“We would like to add some new classes,” said Dawn. “I would like to do giving back to our youth. I would like to do a self-defense class by one of our certified instructors for girls ages 8-18. I think that is important to give our female youth the ability to protect themselves and build self-esteem as well.
“We will continue our Zoo Fit with a few new elements and surprises. We will bring in kick boxing, boxing, and spinning.”
The Schoenherrs plan to be in the new facilities by Feb. 1, 2017.
“We are excited to bring life back into that area,” added Dawn.