A local couple is renovating a former bowling alley into a gym, spa and wellness center.
Karrie Booth and her boyfriend, Josh Magnuson, are turning the former Craig Lanes, 420 Breeze St., into Holistic Health & Fitness.
Booth said the center's mission is to look at wellness with a whole-person approach that includes nutrition, diet and massage.
"Mind, body, spirit," Booth said. "People come in and want to get fit ... It's not just about working out. It's your diet and taking care of yourself."
Holistic Health will include strength, free weight and cardio equipment, as well as a boxing ring and octagon ring for mixed martial arts training.
The center also will include a wellness spa with massage therapists and estheticians, a smoothie and coffee bar and retail items.
Booth said they have hired six instructors for classes such as yoga, Pilates and kickboxing, and are looking to hire more.
In addition, Booth said she hopes to include many educational programs on nutrition and total-body wellness. Those programs will feature experts in their respective field, Booth said.
"Josh and I aren't going to try to reinvent the wheel," she said. "We're going to bring in people who know more than we do."
Booth said she and Magnuson decided to open the fitness center because, as certified massage therapists -- the couple used to own Holistic Solutions -- they saw a need for a facility such as this one.
"We would see a lot of clients who had a lot of issues and wanted so much information and didn't have anywhere to go," Booth said. "It's a kind of a way to give our clients what they need."
Booth said she hopes to have the center open by the first part of March. She will offer pre-sale memberships and host a grand opening with several giveaways.
"We've had so much interest and people just dying for us to be open," Booth said. "And I think just having something new in town is fun."
Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or firstname.lastname@example.org.