LIMA – A major expansion of the Total Training Revolution facility at the Lima Mall is being called an example of how the shopping center is being transformed into a town center.
The expansion will see the training center move into part of the old Elder-Beerman building and grow to 48,000-square-feet from 3,000-square-feet. It will allow the facility to offer 18,000-square-feet of training space, a massage therapist, 2,500-square-feet of mat space, two cages, two boxing rings, a striking area with a 16-bag circuit, a fully-stocked pro shop, a large quiet room for meditation and yoga, private changing areas, two handicap accessible restrooms, and a large viewing area for parents to observe practice.
It is “just one example of the Lima Mall’s ongoing commitment to create a true town center where community members can safely shop, eat and play,” said Chris Garlock, general manager of the Lima Mall.
The business was voted the Emerging Business of the Year in 2021 by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. It has grown by 50% in clients over the past year. It currently is located outside of JCPenney.
“Our classes promote healthy lifestyles and stress the importance of staying active. The coaches and teammates provide a solid support system. We want to build stronger individuals, stronger relationships, and stronger families,” said Jesse Austin, who owns the business along with his wife, Stacy Brown-Austin. “Lifelong, meaningful relationships are built inside our gym.”
Garlock called it a great success story.
“They’ve outgrown their current space and we’re very excited to be able to accommodate the next phase of their business,” he said.
TTR currently offers classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, freeflow striking, stretch, self-defense, and cardio conditioning.
A grand opening date will be announced after construction is complete.