Kristy Phillips wanted to establish a place for women where they could work out and set fitness goals.
A certified fitness trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach, she had long dreamed of having her own business too.
A lot of people don't feel comfortable at gyms," she said.
Kristy Phillips works out in this provided photo.
Last year she took her passion for exercise, plunged ahead and opened Kickstart Fitness for Woman out of her home along Route 405 north of Dewart and Watsontown.
"The core of my business is probably personal training and small group fitness classes," she said.
She also offers Zumba, which combines Latin dance with aerobics, weight loss, and nutritional coaching.
Kickstart Fitness for Women
Route 405 north
Personal training, she noted, is for anyone looking to lose weight or build lean muscle as well as for sports training, flexibility, injury recovery, or even to improve one's emotional and mental health.
Her fitness studio includes free weights, kettlebells, universal gym, treadmill, elliptical, bosu trainer, stationary bicycle, and other fitness equipment.
Phillips offers fitness training for females of all ages.
"It's for women," she said. "It's a place for women to come and feel comfortable."
Individualized training, she explained, is designed with respect to the client's goals.
She offers free consultation upon starting a training regimen.
"I get to know them," she explained. "Everyone has goals."
Phillips said many women are eager to shed pounds, but need a safe and effective plan for doing it.
A lot of them don't know where to turn for help.
"Many people are sick of feeling the way they feel," she said. "They are ready for a change."
Phillips works with women of all sizes to help them realize their fitness goals.
She's happy, she said, with how her business has taken off.
Phillips feels many people who have come to her have helped themselves reach their personal goals.
She draws clients from around the region, including Williamsport, Danville, Muncy, and elsewhere.
More information is at www.kickstartfitnessforwomen.com.