By Alisha McDarris
For Hometown News
STUART -- Results Fitness is a gym for people who don't like the gym.
Owner Lou DiVita, who has frequented gyms since he was 12, set out to create exactly that when he opened the fitness center in 2002.
For 53 years he's been spending time in gyms of all shapes and sizes, so when he retired, he wanted to continue doing something that interested him. Results Fitness in Stuart was it.
But he didn't want to open just any gym. He wanted a club that included none of the attributes he disliked about clubs he had trained at in the past. He eliminated the crowding and the impersonal atmosphere and created a place where everybody, experienced bodybuilder and fitness neophyte alike, could enjoy working out.
"We cater to people who are extremely fit or that are out of shape who are intimidated by the perception of a typical gym," Mr. DiVita said.
The small gym with a friendly staff is very different from the larger clubs in the area.
"Because we're small and intimate, there's a personal touch," Mr. DiVita said. "It's a non-intimidating, comfortable place to work out."
Mr. DiVita is often at the meticulously maintained gym 75-hours a week, always ready to answer questions and give instruction.
His employees do the same, including two of Results Fitness' newest trainers, Dave Marinelli and Jennifer Giannetti. Mr. Marinelli is a local award-winning body-building champ and four-time Mr. Florida title winner and Ms. Giannetti is a 2011 Masters Figure Winner.
The two bring the club to a whole new level of training, according to Mr. DiVita, but personal training isn't all the gym offers.
The gym may be small, but members will find state of the art cardio equipment, TRX suspension training equipment, and a juice and protein shake bar. They offer classes, including Pilates and tactical combat. Seniors can take part in the Silver Sneakers program and Cavi-Lipo, a non-invasive fat removal system, is also available on the premises. Martial arts training will be available soon.
"What we're about is helping people get into an exercise program and doing it properly," Mr. DiVito said. "It's a personalized service."
Results Fitness is located at 872 S.E. Federal Highway in the Downtown Publix plaza in Stuart. They can be reached by calling (772) 286-8115 or by visiting www.results-fitness.net.