MARSHALL - When Kristin Knight, proprietor and instructor of Prairie Yoga reluctantly decided to close her Marshall studio on Nov. 19 because of work pressure from her day job, many were disappointed, but Kim Jeremiason saw an opportunity.
So on Dec. 5, Fit Studio will open in the same location.
"I first heard about it because I took yoga from Kristin," Jeremiason said. "Kristin mentioned this opportunity and I thought we could expand it into more personalized fitness and training so people can reach their goals as far as health, weight loss and nutrition."
Jeremiason has been involved in selling nutrition products for a while now, but this will be her first bricks-and-mortar business.
"I became interested in fitness and health after my experience working with Advocare," Jeremiason said.
She's already rounded up a core training staff.
Melissa Novosad is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has been working as a personal trainer for five years.
"We hope to offer personal training and aside from that, we are going to be offering classes for all fitness levels," Novosad said. "The training I do is for anybody trying to get started and who doesn't know what they want to do, or people who work out and feel they are in a rut. It'll be a private setting where people can feel comfortable."
Jeremiason said they'll also be offering kickboxing, Zumba, and cross-fit training for men and women for all age groups. She will sell punch cards rather than memberships, so clients can attend at their convenience without having to pay for unused time.
And of course, there will be yoga classes as well. Janeane Robinson has been practicing yoga for a few years now. This will be her first experience teaching hatha yoga.
"I'm super-excited by the opportunity for all the programs," Robinson said.
And, Jeremiason said, Knight will be around for yoga seminar workshops when she can take a break from work to continue to pursue her passion.