GRAND BLANC — Taking her passion for everything fitness, Michele (Thorington) Roscoe left her job at Hurley Health and Fitness Center and opened her own personal training studio in Grand Blanc providing others with the opportunity to cultivate a healthy lifestyle through a diverse, one-on-one regimen.
Roscoe opened the doors to Body Check Personal Training, located at 7500 Fenton Rd. Ste. 2, on March 15 giving the Grand Blanc area a new studio ideal for one-on-one or small group personal training sessions.
Despite being open for less than two weeks, Roscoe said she is “enthusiastic” to see that the public has already welcomed the business she had spent years dreaming of with open arms.
Roscoe’s passion for exercise and fitness began as a young child when she use to go on walks with her mother and grandmother. In her neighborhood, Roscoe said she was widely known as the child that would always gather up the neighborhood children to participate in different sports.
“Even in the winter I had to be outside doing something,” Roscoe recalls of her childhood. “I was not one to go to the mall or watch the television. I had to be more active than that.”
Eventually Roscoe moved on to a 17-year career with the United State Air Force where she spent a year working as director for their fitness specialist course before moving on to be director for installation fitness program where she was required to develop different fitness programs and implement them.
“After I retired from the Air Force, I had just had another child and I was working out to take my own weight off at Hurley Health and Fitness Center,” Roscoe said. “They watched me workout and asked if I taught classes or if I was a trainer, and I told them I was but at that time I wanted to just workout by myself.”
The fitness center never gave up hope on Roscoe becoming a part of their team and after some time, Roscoe agreed to come on board where she worked her way up in the ranks throughout her 13 years with Hurley starting as a trainer and ending up as their fitness program coordinator.
“I got a lot of experience there (at Hurley), but I still wanted to go smaller,” Roscoe said. “I always wanted my own studio and at the time this place didn’t even have any walls up so I could make it look the way I wanted it to.”
Body Check provides a space large enough to hold 12 people at a time and provides personal training for individual, group or those with medical conditions and offers number of special classes including a Kickbox Bootcamp taught by Shawny Neubecker.
Among the numerous training programs, Roscoe said Body Check specializes in post rehab, pilates, family weight loss, bodybuilding, fitness and figure all while providing professional and quality care to each client.
“The benefit of working with personal trainers here is that they are going to know your medical background,” Roscoe said. “Our greatest strength lies in our ability to deliver. We are not about losing weight quick or fade diets. We are doing it the right way, safe and healthy, while providing clients with the tools to take and keep the weight off.”
Besides herself, Roscoe said Body Check has two other certified personal trainers as well as a registered dietitian on staff to ensure the quality and safety of each of their clients.
As Roscoe looks to the future, she said she has a number of goals she wants to accomplish, such as implementing a children’s weightloss bootcamp, but for right now she is just concentrated on growing her business and making it and the community a better place.
“I know that I will do well and it is hard to say why I feel that way, but I guess based on my experience and what I bring to the table, I just know business will thrive,” Roscoe said. “That is something that was needed.”
For more information or for a list of pricing and classes offered at Body Check visit their website, www.bodycheckpersonaltraining.com, or contact Roscoe at 810- 875-5288.