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Fit Body Boot Camp to open in part of former Big Dog showroom (+video)

VIDEO: Fit Body Boot Camp to open near downtown Wichita

Ryan Floyd is opening Fit Body Boot Camp in the former Big Dog Motorcycles space on East Douglas in November. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle)
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Ryan Floyd is opening Fit Body Boot Camp in the former Big Dog Motorcycles space on East Douglas in November. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle)

R.D. Wood has landed his first tenant for the former Big Dog Motorcycles space on East Douglas just west of Hydraulic, which he purchased early this year.

There have been some temporary estate and consignment sales taking place there, but now part of the former showroom will become home to a California-based franchise called Fit Body Boot Camp.

“Essentially, it’s a nonintimidating, motivating boot camp session,” says Ryan Floyd, who is opening the business.

Floyd opened Omega Training in Park City more than two years ago and will be converting it to a Fit Body Boot Camp as well.

He’s been testing Fit Body’s 30-minute boot camp sessions at Omega for a few months.

“The results we’ve been getting since we switched over to this model have been unreal,” Floyd says.

He says that even though they’re short, the sessions burn 750 to 950 calories each.

“They work well,” Floyd says. “Our workout schedules fit anybody’s busy schedule.”

There will be packages for unlimited workouts.

Floyd says members will be able to go to either Fit Body location, and he plans to eventually open more of the boot camp gyms, first on the west side and then the east side.

“The support that they offer is … second to none,” Floyd says of Fit Body. “It’s going to make the second location transition much easier and smoother.”

He’s planning a grand opening sometime in November.

Floyd says he likes the former Big Dog space’s central location.

“It’ll be convenient for my clients to get there, and the space is bigger, which will allow for better workouts and more people,” he says. “There will be a whole lot more foot traffic potentially coming in.”

Kris Wessel of NAI Martens handled the deal for Floyd’s almost 3,000 square feet.

“We just look forward for him to occupy part of Big Dog,” Wood says. “It’ll be a good plus for downtown.”

In the next 30 days, he says he expects to have a deal for another tenant who will take another third of the showroom.

Wood says once Floyd and the other new tenant are in, “I think the rest of the space will fill up pretty quickly.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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