Next Level Fitness Stresses Accountability, Support

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — The goal of Next Level Fitness Academy is to “help our clients be healthier versions of themselves through workouts, nutrition and accountability,” said Jesse Bell, who co-owns and operates the business with his wife, Kristen.

With locations in Austintown, Boardman, Howland and Salem, Next Level Fitness specializes in weight loss and muscle toning through classes with a trainer and meal plan services.

The first location opened five years ago in Austintown. Throughout its expansion to other cities, Next Level remained dedicated to keeping its clients fit and healthy and providing a sense of community.

Bell said the community environment is what makes Next Level Fitness successful.

“The biggest volume of feedback we get from clients is the support and no-judgment zone we provide,” Bell said. The gym places an emphasis on making sure its members do not “fall through the cracks” and back out of their programs, he added.

Workout classes offered throughout the day at all four locations to accommodate the schedules of clients.

Initially, clients will attend three classes weekly. Once their endurance is built up, the limit on weekly classes is dropped. The workouts are an hour long and feature warm-ups, abdominal work, kickboxing and lifting.

Additionally, the fitness coaches require weekly weigh-ins and meetings to ensure clients are meeting their goals and staying motivated.

This accountability and the support for members is what makes Next Level Fitness different from other gyms in the area, Bell said.

Next Level Fitness Academy hours vary by location. All four locations are open every day.

Pictured at top from left: Mayson Dickinson, Nicole Balogh, Corinne Tomaino, Travis Sheely, Kristen Bell, Levi Bell, Terri Entzi, Jesse Bell, Jennifer Koontz, Scott Entzi, Brandy Hinkle, Jennifer Cabuno and Nicole White.

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