Four local fitness enthusiasts have teamed up to focus on providing physical fitness opportunities for the citizens of Colusa County.
Brothers, Paul and Colt Seaver, embarked on an opportunity to save the local Colusa Fitness Center when news of the then owner, Hal Tacker, was going to retire and focus his energy on his paintings.
No stranger to the Fitness Center, Paul Seaver began working out at the age of 13 and even worked at the business throughout high school.
“The gym was always a passion,” said Paul Seaver, “When the opportunity came up I didn’t want to see our community loose a valuable asset.”
Both Paul and his brother Colt purchased the gym in November of 2012, and re-branded the establishment as ‘The Body Shop’.
Located at the intersection of 5th & Market Street, the gym went under a complete renovation with new rubber floors, and new modern equipment.
“We have gotten a lot of positive feedback from our members on the changes,” said Paul Seaver, “It’s been really awesome.”
Along with physical changes, the business also went under structure changes; offering more than a place to ‘work out’.
They offer a wide range of classes from the ever-so-popular Zumba, to specialized Spin classes.
“All of our classes are included in the membership fee,” said Colt Seaver.
The Seaver Brothers joined forces with Erica Cano and Josh Eisenhut in February, adding Colusa County Strength and Conditioning.
“It took some convincing to get the venture started,” said Cano, “we thought it would do well in the county though.”
Having three years of prior experience in training and coaching, Eisenhut and Cano offer great opportunities for individuals whom are looking for a place to get started in their journey towards physical fitness.
“We are passionate in what we do,” said Eisenhut, “We enjoy coaching people.”
The couple encourages everyone to try their services for FREE, and everyone is invited.
“We make sure everyone is comfortable and working at their own pace.” Said Eisenhut.
Eisenhut is a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has over 15 years of gym experience.
“Both Josh and Erica are excellent trainers,” said Paul Seaver, “they are great with people and in explaining techniques while givig individual attention.”
Colusa County Strength and Conditioning offers classes on weekends; with small classes of eight, individual attention is part of their mission.
“People should come out and try it, no matter what their physical level is, we help everyone get to where they want to be,” said Cano, “The first class is FREE, what do you have to loose?”
Information on classes and time can be found at the Colusa County Strength and Conditioning facebook page or by calling (530) 645-2272.
The Body Shop is open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; information on membership fees and registration please call (530) 458-4018. ■