With Summer finally on its way out, and October in full swing we here at The MAC are looking forward to our annual Member Appreciation Party (October 18th, 2018!). Opening in 1984 as a locally owned and operated health and fitness center, The MAC opened its doors with a minimal staff of just 1 person. Now, 34 years and 6 locations later The MAC employs over 150 local area residents and partners with several local business to bring our members top-notch services and health & fitness information. Needless to say, a lot has changed for The MAC and its members in 34 years and we’re using this month to reflect on and celebrate what all of us appreciate. Member, and training client Lois Blankenship loves both the support and the challenges The MAC’s personal training staff offers. She also appreciates other amenities provided. “[I appreciate] Personal trainers dedicated and knowledgeable to total body fitness, including healthy eating.” Lois also appreciates InBody testing and the MyZone monitoring system, tools that she says help provide motivation, encourages working out and helps her stay accountable. We can’t agree more Lois! Member Lauren Hammerberg, appreciates the relationship she’s built with her trainer Jane Jakobsen, and the sense of community, caring and support she finds at The MAC. “[I appreciate] You! Truly amazing at what you do and I love seeing a woman be and do exactly what she was made to do! The community too, which is so important in workout and in life. And caring – the MAC is locally owned, and I love it that owners jump in and work out with you!” And Lauren isn’t the only one who appreciates the sense of community and support she finds at The MAC, Tina Claussen says: “There is always someone there to say hello, or even people there to help you with your workout. I also appreciate that no matter what I’m training for there are always plenty of machines and weights that I can use; it doesn’t matter if I’m training for a 10k or a Spartan Race, I know I can find everything I need to train at the MAC.” The community, support and people aren’t just reasons for members to appreciate the MAC, they’re also the reasons we as employees love showing up to our jobs. So, from all of us to all of you, THANK YOU for allowing us to serve you and help you along your health and fitness journeys. We look forward to celebrating each of you on October 18th, and to supporting you for many years to come!