Local Owner and Franchisee Darrin Hamblin said fitness means more than just a gym—fitness is about taking care of the body and the mind.
“On February 1st, 2013, my mother passed away, and that’s the day I got clean and sober,” Hamblin said. “One year to the day, I opened my first Snap Fitness. I spent the first years helping people with drug and alcohol issues, mental illness issues, trauma and PTSD, and then I thought, ‘You know what? I want to get in the best shape of my life and I want to help others do the same.’”
The locally owned and operated gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Hamblin said the mission at Snap Fitness is simple.
“Our mission is to provide our community with a fantastic environment to stay active, healthy and enjoy their fitness journey,” Hamblin said.
What sets Snap Fitness apart is the philosophy that people matter. The gym is not a revolving door, but a place to build a stable, close-knit community.
“We're all about people, their fitness journey and having a good time,” Hamblin said. “I think that the key to my success: I care about the people.”
Members of Snap Fitness get all the benefits of a national conglomerate plus the perks of small business. Snap Fitness Spring has state-of-the-art equipment called Technogym, which is the same brand that supplies the Olympic Games.
The business also offers other services and features which are included in a Snap Fitness membership:
- infrared saunas
- free weights
- interactive machines
- personal training assessment
- group fitness classes
- virtual classes
- heart monitoring system
- Technogym app
- Snap Fitness app
Without the crowds and chaos of larger gyms, members can focus on developing healthy habits and making forward progress.
“We’re not a $9.95 a month gym because that creates crowds,” Hamblin said. “We want people who are serious, and we call ourselves the fit fam because we’re a fitness family.”
Snap Fitness Spring is located at 6905 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, and allows individuals 14 years and older to have memberships. Ages 14 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and members 17 and older are considered adults.
The gym does not use contracts, and to sign up, individuals pay $99 to get started, $25 for an access card and a $55 month-to-month payment with a 30-day written notice to terminate. This gives members 24/7 access to the gym as well as all other Snap Fitness facilities.
For a limited time, Snap Fitness Spring is running a special: no enrollment fee and a $45 month-to-month payment for the first year.
“What you're getting is a place with less crowding, clean, state of the art equipment and 24/7 access convenience,” Hamblin said. “We're not your typical gym experience.”
For more information about Snap Fitness Spring, visit the website.
The above story was produced by Senior Multi Platform Journalist Summer El-Shahawy with Community Impact's Storytelling team with information solely provided by the local business as part of its "sponsored content" purchase through our advertising team.