After a long stint at Harbor Fitness, Jreh Hurst, a born and bred Sloper. and a certified personal trainer, decided now was the time to pursue his dream of opening a studio geared towards providing a space for independent trainers to rent so that they can train their clients without having to give the majority of their session rate to a corporate gym.
Jreh together with co-owner and wife Christine Hurst sold their condo and moved forward with opening up a full scale gym, and so BKFitness Center was born.
They looked for a commercial space in the area — a monumental task in the Slope — but it took the intrepid
pair a year to finally find just the right spot to open the gym.
“The space,” said Christine, “Is large enough to accommodate not only independent trainers with their respective clients, but also individuals looking to join an affordable gym with top of the line equipment in a ‘gym desert’.”
She explained, “This is my passion. I love fitness … Both of us really love working out and eating well and want to help others do the same thing.”
Standing O is putting out the welcome mat and wishes the pair a very long and successful business venture.
BKFitness [164 20th St. at Fourth Avenue in Park Slope; (917) 660–2224.]