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Clare Family Fitness will be celebrating 7 years of business on December 1st, 2021 , under ownership of Kim Denton.  She and her crew focus on serving our community with an outlet for health and fitness.  You will find CFF in the heart of Clare at 1509 N on McEwan St.  The gym is accessible 24/7 but staffed M-F 7 am – 7 pm.  Over 1000 members from Clare, Farwell, Harrison, and Lake choose Clare Family Fitness because of the friendly environment that is well-equipped and always clean and safe.  Kim says, “The gym strives to create an atmosphere that is encouraging and empowering – for everybody and EVERY body – at every age.”


“We are a family; not a franchise” is their mantra and Denton asks, “How can we help YOU find your fitness?”  Come in and allow them to show you 14,000 square feet of workout options.  They have upgraded every aspect of the gym in the last 3 years.  Including new machines purchased from CMU and Curves, creating a versatile Turf Room geared toward athletes, new Hex tanning booths, and cardio additions of ARC trainers and NuStep.  They continually seek ways to improve, to be their best so you can be your best.


Another great way to get fit and have fun is with classes.   You do NOT need to be member to take classes at Clare Family Fitness.  Currently they offer 20 unique classes available throughout the week between 5 am – 7:30 pm.  Yoga has an allegiant following and they have 4 different approaches.  Zumba Gold is new to the line-up along with Boxing Fusion.  They also have SPINsanity, HIIT, TRX and Urban Boot Camp.  Soon, The Pound, a class that uses drum sticks for a workout, will be returning to CFF.   Please visit their website for a schedule.


According to Denton, “Our rates have remained the same for years because our desire is to make fitness affordable for our community.  We have day passes and classes for $5.  And we have discounted rates for veterans, civil service, seniors, and students.”  


Clare Family Fitness is considering future expansion as well.  They would like to invest in new aspects of health and wellness. “Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand.  To support healthy lifestyles, I would like to provide more resources that are not available in Clare.   We have become trusted in the area and would like to be a source for nutrition as well.  I am driven to improve the statistics that report Clare County’s obesity rate jumping from 27.4% to 33.8% in 10 years.  Let’s reverse that trend together!”


Many members and visitors have reported that CFF is different from any other gym they have worked out in before.  Denton declares, “We have a fantastic facility, but our staff makes the difference.  Autumn Pnacek is the backbone of CFF with 16 years of commitment.  We also have 2 trainers on staff, Kris Nash and Larry Bidigare bringing a wealth of expertise and vision to CFF.  And, the gym is thankful for Makenzie Harmon, Zaley Sensing, and for keeping the business running smoothly.”  Kim speaks of herself and says, “I am not a fitness guru or a business whiz.  I have approached this gym in an unorthodox fashion based on a desire to serve people and meet their needs with honesty and integrity.”


When you DECIDE to join a gym, visit Clare Family Fitness.  They will DEDICATE their time to your fitness quest.  You will DISCOVER that friendliness makes fitness fun.   


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