Brittany Kjos and Meghan Reyes (left to right) lead a Zumba class at their new studio. Photo by Amanda Waters

Two ladies in their early twenties recently opened a fitness studio off of Fairview Road, proving that entrepreneurship is alive among Mint Hill’s young adults.  Brittany Kjos and Meghan Reyes handle every level of operation for the studio, including instructing Zumba classes.

Fit You Studios opened March 3.  Kjos and Reyes acquired the studio space February 2, and in 28 days they were able to organize and transform their space.  Reyes worked to finance the project while Kjos dedicated her time to ripping out tile and painting.

Kjos is certified to instruct and has two and a half years of Zumba experience through Queen City Dance Out.  Reyes is in the process of instructor certification.  The two partner on workouts, providing instruction with face-to-face and in-the-crowd examples.

Fit You Studios provides 20 classes a week, including Zumba and yoga.  Classes are five dollars and last from 30 minutes to one hour.  There are no contracts and no commitments.  For customers who know they will work out often, Fit You provides special deals including five classes for $20 and a month of unlimited classes for $45.

Fit You Studios provides fitness to men and women, and customers range from eight years old to 74.  Kjos and Reyes say there is a niche here for Zumba.

“A lot of people that I know in Mint Hill have traveled as far as Concord to do Zumba,” said Kjos.  She believes the interest and low prices will draw people to the studio.

Kjos and Reyes created a kid corner in the studio.  Customers can work out while their kids are in the same room playing with toys and keeping an eye on Mom and Dad.

Zumba originated from South America, and combines aerobics with hip-hop, salsa, and merengue dance moves.  Classes include a two-step warm up, Zumba-focused songs, and abs-focused moves.

Fit You Studio also provides alkaline water machines and a try-before-you-buy program for water.

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