Tag: Heather Devito

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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13 Competitors Conquer the Bear, 21 Conquer the Cub

Big Bear, Ca, September 12, 2011, 8:00am – On Saturday, September 10th the Conquer the Bear series, part of Open Air Big Bear wrapped up with the Endure the Bear trail run.  The Conquer the Bear and Conquer the Cub series is a four event series that started this year in February with a snowshoe race, followed by a mountain bike race in June, Paddlefest in July, ending with the trail run in September.  Eighteen men and women competed in the Conquer the Cub series this year, which requires participants to take part in the shortest course of each challenge, with Janet Maxwell of Big Bear and Jimmy Johnson of Yucapia taking the top spots for the Conquer the Cub series.  The Conquer the Bear series required participants to compete in the long courses of each event, and Big Bear’s own athletic power couple Heather and Ted Devito took the top spots of the 13 competitors, with Heather taking the series win for the second time.  Heather and Ted both won $500 each for winning the entire series, and as Ted was on the podium accepting his check he yelled out to the crowd “Hey Mountain Fitness Members, this money is going to two new rowing machines at the gym,”  which was followed by the gym members cheers.  New this year was a king of the mountain competition, which gave $50 to...

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