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Club Spotlight-Natural State Fitness

James "Buddy" Lee came to GymCrafters about a year ago, with the dream of opening his own gym in the small town of Manilla, Arkansas.  Last fall, he made that dream a reality.

Buddy Lee is unlike a lot of young college students finishing their last year at school.  Buddy Lee wanted more.  He knew that he was built for entrepreneurship, and he wanted to open a gym.

One day, as he was doing cardio, and "you-tubing", he decided to look for how to open a gym.  He found GymCrafters, liked what we had to say, and gave us a call.

GymCrafters helped him with location, planning, and getting his gym put together.

After months of planning and preparation and a lot of hard work, Natural State Fitness opened their doors on October 1st 2015.

Natural State Fitness is a 5,000 SF 24 hour facility complete with group fitness, childcare, tanning and massage therapy. Personal training is also available.

Buddy and his team did a 6 week presale and opened with 150 members and after only 3 months in business, they are now up to over 350! The demand is so great, Buddy is already looking to expand into a larger building! What a great start!

See what else Buddy has to say about his club, and his experience with GymCrafters.