Integrated Fitness of Dover and Epping

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42K Dover Point Road, Dover, NH and Epping Commons, 285 Calef Highway, Unit 9, Epping, NH

603.343.5920jonathanearnold@gmail.comhttp://www.ifitnessnh.com

Green Story

Jonathan Arnold is in the business of changing people's lives. At Integrated Fitness, Jon, his preferred name, works with clients to help them lose weight, build muscle, eat healthier and meet personal goals for a more balanced lifestyle.

To lead these comprehensive, and sometimes rigorous, classes, Integrated Fitness's trainers are specially certified to help clients reach their individual health goals. In addition to Jon's expertise, Integrated Fitness has four personal trainers and two group exercise instructors on staff for private, one-on-one training, as well as group sessions that include the Weight Loss Challenge program, Strength Training classes and more. And the trainers at Integrated Fitness go beyond just the physical workout at the studio, with one-on-one nutrition consulting and a nutrition class as part of the Weight Loss Challenge program.

It was a meeting with a nutritionist as a teenager that changed the way Jon thought about what he ate, and helped to build his confidence. That fateful meeting influenced the way Jon continued to think about wellness into his adult years. As a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, Jon maintained an active, healthy, regimented lifestyle. But when his tour of duty was over, and he returned to civilian life, Jon became complacent and unhealthy.

"I wouldn't say I was necessarily overweight, I think I was just out of shape," he said. "This was back probably a good twelve years ago, I was working at an insurance company, just sitting behind a desk and not really doing anything."

It was then Jon decided to take control of his own wellness and get back to a healthier, more active lifestyle. He took part in the Body-for-Life program, becoming one of its top participants, losing his extra weight and increasing his energy levels. Part of the work Jon does at Integrated Fitness is to help people lose weight naturally without the need for surgery, which Jon doesn't recommend unless a person is truly out of options.

"It's definitely a lot healthier for them not to do it," he said. His hope is that clients see the benefit fitness and proper nutrition have on their overall health, instead of the perceived quick fix surgery offers.

Motivated from his success with Body-for-Life, Jon went back to school and earned a degree in nutrition from the University of New Hampshire. He also became an ACE certified personal trainer and a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. But Jon wanted to share his knowledge and experience with other people, so they could experience a life-changing moment like he did.

Jon took a financial risk, quit his desk job and launched Integrated Fitness in 2010 in an effort to help others take control of their health. It proved to be a successful endeavor. During Integrated Fitness's first year, Jon said he would've been happy if he booked 20 - 30 client hours. Four years later, Integrated Fitness had 80 - 90 client hours, and those numbers rose steadily to 110 in 2015. That much growth in such a short period of time leaves Jon feeling optimistic about how people think of their health, as well as Integrated Fitness's growth. "We hope to make it to 140-150 by the end of the year," he said. "That's a good goal."

Whole body health and wellness is Jon's goal for his clients at Integrated Fitness, no matter their experience level. Through education and exercise, Jon believes we can all live more sustainable lives. 

With the opening of the new Epping facility, Integrated fitness now offers two locations:

Integrated Fitness of Dover
42K Dover Point Rd
Dover, NH 03820

Integrated Fitness of Epping (Grand Opening September 12th!)
285 Calef Highway, Unit 9
Epping, NH 03042

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What makes us green?

  • Offers nutrition information to help change dietary habits for a well-round and more sustainable lifestyle.
  • Helps clients lose weight naturally, avoiding surgery.
  • John Arnold is an ACE certified personal trainer and a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.
  • Staff are certified personal trainers to help clients reach health goals effectively and safely based on their needs.
  • Encourages making sustainable life choices at home and at work with a proper diet and active lifestyle.
  • Gym and yoga mats made of recycled materials.
  • Clients are asked to bring reusuable waterbottles and Integrated Fitness made their own waterbottles to provide clients with a sustainable option.
  • Purchases working secondhand equipment locally and liquidating memebership gyms.
  • Keeps all equipment in working order to extend the life of the machinery.
  • Uses green cleaning company to properly clean facility.
  • Washable cloth towels are used to clean equipment instead of paper towels to reduce waste.
  • All employees are educated on reducing waste but shutting off lowering heat, shutting off air conditioning, and turning off lights when not in use.
  • Provides an atmosphere that is encouraging and comfortable for our clients to meet with their trainer, allowing them to reach their fitness goals.
  • Printed materials use recycled paper.
  • Uses electronic client billing.
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