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previous location. Nestled among the trendy restaurants and art stores in the heart of Grayton just north of 30-A, it is not uncommon to see the outside bike rack full as members begin their workout with a ride along 30-A to the gym. Paul has been a student of biome- chanics, exercise physiology, function, and movement since graduating from Spring- field College, MA with a degree in exercise science. Professionally, he has worked with several leaders in the fitness industry over the years and has served as a national pre- senter and educator teaching Biomechan- ics to personal trainers and other fitness professionals.
Grayton Beach Fitness offers memberships with annual commitments from $55 a month for singles to $140 a month for a family of four. Month-to-month memberships are also available for their shorter-term guests as well as weekly guest passes of three days or seven days for vacationers. In meeting the needs of members who prefer instruction, they offer three levels of fitness instruction. Members and guests can participate in Basic Group exercise classes ($5). Then there is Specialty Group Coaching ($25), which offers a more affordable and individualized class for specific needs such as Lengthen and Align for corrective exercises or Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s patients. And finally, Personal Training where they offer one-on-one and duet (two people) for members and guests seeking individualized strength
Grayton Fitness is a family run business. Paul has been a pillar in the community for over 26 years and is well-known all along the Emerald Coast as one of the first personal trainers in the area.
Shortly after taking ownership of Grayton Fitness in 2004, Paul was diag- nosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He didn’t let his diagnosis set him back. Instead, it reinforced the value of a posi- tive attitude, healthy lifestyle, and to rely on the best community of member-friends for support. It was a trying, yet beautiful experience demonstrating the importance of community. As a result of Paul’s experi- ence with cancer, during the month of Oc- tober, he wears pink exercise attire and other fun pink accessories in an effort to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. He was recently featured on the cover of The 30-A Review in his pink tights. Debbie has served as a swim instructor
training, balance training, special event preparation, or simply the motivation and accountability that is offered through a relationship with a personal trainer. Grayton Fitness is a family run business. Paul has been a pillar in the community for over 26 years and is well-known all along the Emerald Coast as one of the first personal trainers in the area. His mission is to im- prove the quality of people’s lives through the quality of movement and outlook on life, and can often be heard announcing, “Make it a Great Day!” As a professional, highly educated, and highly experienced personal trainer and gym owner, he often receives referrals from Physical Therapists and Physicians who are moving their patients to the next level of wellness. Likewise, all of the trainers at Grayton Fitness are degreed or certified and demon- strate excellence in their profession. Check them out! The community of Grayton Beach Fitness can’t wait to help you meet and/or exceed your fitness goals! Call today and schedule a free consultation at (850) 231-7075 and follow them on Instagram and Facebook @GraytonFitness. They are open 24 hours 7 days a week. They are located at 55 Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459.
Paul and Debbie Hunter
G rayton Beach Fitness is known as “The Locals Gym Where Guests are Welcome”. When guests and members open the doors to Grayton Fitness, they instantly step into a community of like- minded friends. Having owned and operated this gym since 2004, Paul and Debbie Hunter focus on community, education, and fun; a focus that has allowed Grayton Fitness to grow into its newly constructed 4500 square-foot facility just a stone’s throw away from its
for students 3 years to 80 years old, occasionally serving personal training clients, and has taught group exercise for over 12 years including Ride, Yoga, TRX, HIIT, and strength formats. She is on the schedule for teaching fit- ness classes, but she mostly enjoys hanging out in the gym and greeting members. The new and larger Grayton Beach Fitness facility offers more opportunities for Debbie to fo- cus on finding new and innovative concepts to best serve the members, front desk staff, and all fitness instructors.
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