Erin Mellinger

Fitness Together

Erin Mellinger grew up on a farm outside of Columbiana and attended Crestview High School and Muskingum College. She opened her first Fitness Together location in Canfield in July 2008.

“I started my business with 3 employees and a lot of long days and hard lessons ahead of me!,” she says. “I opened my second location in Poland in April o2012, my third location in Howland in 2014 and my fourth location in Medina later that year. A fifth location is in motion and is expected to open in the summer of 2017.

Fitness Together now has 24 employees and conducts more than 2,000 training sessions every month.

Mellinger was named “Small Business Owner of theYear” in 2013 and “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2016.

Company Profile: Fitness Together

Fitness Together is the area’s largest, yet most personal fitness experience.

At Fitness Together we help clients learn proper exercise form and routines, keep them motivated and hold them accountable to their goals. Our business model is based on relationships and accountability. We help people find ways to get active that they enjoy, we give them realistic nutrition support and all the “tough love” and “high fives” needed to see real and permanent results.

Health is a way, not a place. We don’t promise overnight success or weight loss without putting in the work and staying disciplined. But we do guarantee results for our clients if they follow their customized and very realistic workout and nutrition plan.

All training sessions are done in completely private, fully-equipped training suites. No audience, no sharing equipment, and no distractions. Many of our clients come to us with prior injuries, health issues and a distorted view of exercise and weight loss. We’ll not only customize the safest and most effective exercise plan for each client, we’ll do whatever it takes to keep them accountable and seeing results.

Client results arethe reason for our success. When people look and feel better, they are loyal to us and also walking advertisements for Fitness Together. For business success and also personal convictions, we stay laser focused on client results as a company.