After three decades in the corporate arena, Cheryl Love dreamed of retiring and owning a fitness center in a community where everyone who comes in can feel like it is theirs to enjoy. Resilient Fitness & Wellness of Wellington is her dream come true.
Originally from Chicago, Love resided for years in the small community of Spring Lake, Mich. She has lived in Wellington since 2013 and is now the CEO of the business she envisioned for decades.
“I was in the automotive manufacturing business for 30 years in the capacity of vice president of human resources. I was in charge of 300 personnel, including training, safety, workers compensation and all human resources duties,” Love recalled. “I have always enjoyed fitness and have been active my entire life. I organized 5K and 10K races for my employees and others.”
It is a mission she has continued now that her corporate days are behind her.
“I retired from my 30-year career in Michigan, and this business became available two months later,” Love said. “God has perfect timing in making your ultimate dreams come true. I have always loved helping people, both in education and personal growth, to stay physically active, and I love to see and hear their testimonies on their progress.”
Love, who is single and has a 33-year-old son, is comfortable in her new life.
“Now I have the best situation: helping people achieve their fitness goals. So, this is my retirement dream come true,” she said. “My current hobbies obviously include working out. I enjoy all sports and outside activities. I am fond of sporting clay shooting as well. I enjoy boating and water sports. Dancing is also a fun aspect of keeping fit.”
The rebranded Resilient Fitness & Wellness, complemented by a sharp new web site, is a 12,000-square-foot facility, which includes a fitness center, clothing boutique full of designer clothing and a jewelry shop specializing in one-of-a-kind pieces.
“Resilient has all new Precor equipment, which includes the Queenax functional training system,” Love said. “We also have personal training and group fitness training for all age groups. Also included in our services is an aerobic center, in which we include classes in Zumba, Zumba Strong, Bachata, Hard Core, HIIT Core, Pop Pilates and Total Body. We also have a spin room for those who enjoy cycling,”
For convenience, the web site features the dates and times of classes and provides an application to sign up online for the classes. Resilient covers all ages interested in fitness.
“For seniors, we have Silver Sneakers classes. CrossFit has classes seven days per week. We also offer kids fitness classes,” Love said. “All of our trainers are certified in helping clients achieve their goals as desired, including nutrition instruction.”
To provide a complete menu of services, Resilient has partnered with the Wellness Experience for chiropractic care and Bio Core Health for IV therapy, medical weight loss programs, hormone replacement therapy, wrinkle relaxers, fillers and more.
One thing that sets Resilient apart from other fitness centers is a different approach to fitness and wellness, assisting clients in reaching their objectives in a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
“We are devoted, day in and day out, to offering our members a higher level of attention,” Love said. “We pride ourselves on our personal attention and service to help clients achieve their goals, and we pride ourselves on a clean and well-organized environment.”
The comfortable facility has experienced personal trainers who go the extra mile, so clients can achieve their fitness goals and have fun doing it.
“We know that everyone is different and approach our members as individuals, working one-on-one to ensure that a client’s workout plan is built specifically for them,” Love said. “We go the extra mile to understand their lifestyle, diet and fitness goals.”
Love pointed out that the facility even offers individual showers for those who like to work out in the morning before they head out to their career and need to shower and dress at the center. It is just one more way that Resilient Fitness helps clients achieve their goals. “We are here to help change your life for the better,” Love said.
For clients interested in both flexibility in scheduling and a service that is gentler on the pocketbook, small group training is available featuring five to seven people training at a time with each following an individualized program.
The complete range of services offered by Resilient Fitness allows clients to determine the scope of service that is perfect for them.
Before new clients begin a program, they first undergo a “Personal Resilient Analysis,” where experts learn their needs and goals. The client will do some fitness tests and determine their individual goals and develop a plan on how to reach them. A timeline is drawn showing how long it will take to reach the goals.
Trainers will critique current diet and exercise programs and educate the client on things, including caloric need, carbohydrate metabolism, timing and balancing meals, as well as cardio and target heart rate.
“The benefits to our clients are having a place where they can, if they choose, do so much more for their health than just work out,” Love said. “We have a large variety of classes that can assist individuals to achieve their fitness goals at all fitness levels. It is perfect for the active lifestyles of the residents of Wellington.”
Love enjoys her new life in Wellington. “It is a small, family community, such as the town of Spring Lake, which I enjoyed for many years,” she said. “The village has so much to offer, especially the equestrian community during season.”
Love welcomes all area residents to visit the facility and see all that it has to offer.
“I wanted to have a fitness center in a small community where everyone that comes in can feel like it is theirs to enjoy,” she said. “The staff is educated in assisting everyone and making them feel welcome and part of our Resilient family.”
Resilient Fitness & Wellness is located at 11596 Pierson Road in Wellington. For more information, call (561) 204-5033 or visit www.resilientlives.com.