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Mountain Fitness Center Close Their Doors August 31st

Big Bear, CA, August 28, 2012, 3:00pm – The nation’s current economic status has impacted many businesses in Big Bear forcing some of those businesses to close.  Though the changing economic times in Big Bear have affected many, none quite as personally as the closing of the Mountain Fitness Center.  Owners, Ted and Heather Devito, are closing the gym for good this Friday, August 31st.  In a heartfelt letter to their clients, Ted stated with regret and apology to their loyal members that after 3 years in business the couple have decided to close these doors while opening new doors across town.  Sighting competition, excessive rent, additional staffing needs and small business demands and decisions that lead to the demise, the Devitos are, in essence, reformatting their businesses to highlight their unique and individual expertise.  Heather, a physical therapist, will continue seeing clients at Above and Beyond Physical Therapy, and Ted will remain a CrossFit Coach and Personal Trainer.  The Devitos will continue to work  in close proximity to each other at their new facility which will be inside the Sky High Training Center at 644 W. Fairway in Big Bear City, across the parking lot from the BodyTek gym.  Bob Antonacci, owner of Sky High Training Center, tells KBHR that he hopes with the addition of the Devitos to this corner of the valley, the area will become a...

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Big Bear Total Fitness Brings Silver Sneakers Program To Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca, November 10, 2011, 12:00pm – A new program for senior citizens has come to Big Bear.  The program called Silver Sneakers is designed for older adults, and is focused on improving flexibility, increasing range of motion, and controlling weight.  Big Bear Total Fitness, a gym in Big Bear City has just started the Silver Sneakers program, which is a national program that started in Pheonix Arizona, 12 years ago.  Gayla Frederick, owner of Big Bear Total Fitness, has been certified in the program, and told KBHR that she has already seen improvements in the people currently taking the classes, which are designed to help senior citizens with their daily living.  According to Gayla, those who have been in the class this past month are already showing improvements with their balance, cardio, stamina and range of motion.  What many people may not know about the program is that some insurance plans actually cover the Silver Sneakers program, and there are currently 900 people in the Big Bear Valley who qualify.  The class is currently being offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am, and those who are interested in the class can attend, or call Big Bear Total Fitness at 909 585-6546 for more information.  Big Bear Total Fitness is located to the west of the Airport in Big Bear City at 601 Valley Blvd, and features...

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Weight Room Gone Missing

Big Bear, Ca April 16, 2011 3:30 pm – Employees and members of the Weight Room in Big Bear Lake don’t know what happened.  Andrea Walker, an instructor at the gym for 8 years, says she received a text in the middle of the night from owner Janeane Garcia saying there was a buyer for the equipment, that the gym was closed, and apologizing.  That was the last she heard.  When Walker arrived to work on Friday morning, everything was gone from the store.  Walker says she and other employees haven’t been paid for the last week they worked.  Members are also unsure about their contracts with the gym.  They received no notification that the Weight Room was closing.  Tony Swearington of Raw Fitness in Big Bear City and Ted Devito of Mountain Fitness Center in Big Bear Lake both confirmed their gyms would work with Weight Room members so they can maintain their fitness programs while shopping for a new gym.  Ted Devito indicated he thought any of the fitness center owners in the valley would help.  Vicki Johnston of Curves said, “We hate to see any business in Big Bear close.  It hurts the community.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30622.mp3|titles=Weight Room Fitness Center...

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Curves Food Drive Benefits Local Pantries

Big Bear, Ca April 13, 2011 8:00 am – During the month of April, the Big Bear Curves Fitness Center is collecting non-perishable food and cash donations to support local food banks.  The women’s gym located in the K-Mart Shopping Center collected nearly 1,000 pounds of food during their last annual food drive.  Vicki Johnston, owner of the Big Bear franchise, says she first joined Curves during the food collection.  The fitness center waives the enrollment fee for new members who join in April if they bring in a donation of at least $25 worth of food.  The Curves unique 30 minute aerobic and strength training program for women is great for everyone, says Johnston.  The Big Bear gym includes members from ages 19 to 84.  Donations of food can be accepted during the month of April, any time the fitness center is open, between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays.  All food and cash collected will be donated directly to food pantries in the Big Bear Valley. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30606.mp3|titles=Curves Food Drive Benefits Local...

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