Husband and wife team Shelby and Seth Snodgrass are excited to hold the grand opening of their new fitness center in downtown Neligh.
719 Fitness Center will be holding their grand opening on Saturday January 9.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and will include free drinks and food. There will be contests, prizes, and drawings to win memberships, shakes, and personal training. There will also be a discount on shakes all weekend.
The staff will also be doing demonstrations throughout the day, explaining the equipment and how to use it properly.
Heckert Health will also be at the grand opening doing BMI's, med reviews, and blood pressure readings.
To celebrate the Grand Opening, 719 will have free guest passes to the gym all weekend and $3 shakes.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Free shake samples will be available then as well.
719 Fitness Center, named for the couple's anniversary, opened its doors on December 2. The community has had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new business.
The fitness center has actually exceeded it's membership goal in the month it has been open. The center has roughly 125 memberships on a goal of 80 for the first year.
Shelby said that the couple's motivation for opening a gym was being so far away from one.
"I drove down to Norfolk everyday for the last two years," Shelby said, "We really wanted a gym and one day we were just like 'Hey, lets do it!'"
She says that it feels like it has been years since they started the process.
"We thought we were in way over our heads at times," Shelby said.