New York’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Evolution Muay Thai

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Evolution Muay Thai has won two 2019 awards in New York!

Whether your goal is to get fit, compete or learn self-defense, Evolution Muay Thai in Midtown Manhattan has something for everyone.

Evolution Muay Thai has received more than 150 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 99.25 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five fitness centers in all of New York!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Evolution Muay Thai is a great gym for beginners or experienced martial artists who want to take their skills to the next level. Brandon is an amazing coach/instructor that takes his time to work on any bad habits that I’ve developed over my years of training in Muay Thai. He always keeps a fun and friendly atmosphere in the gym that is welcoming to any newcomers. The other instructors/fighters have been great as well with their own individual teaching styles. [This is a] five-star gym all around!” – Richard M.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

Brandon Levi, the owner of Evolution Muay Thai, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind fitness center and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Brandon what it is that sets Evolution Muay Thai apart from their competition in New York. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re more fun. We have very good instructors, and everybody who works here knows that their job is to teach as well as they can and make everybody laugh and have a good time. We strive to teach the best form of the styles that we offer, entertain people and keep everybody happy.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Evolution Muay Thai and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Brandon’s response:

“We give people confidence and help people with weight management, with positive body image and to learn a useful skill while having a good time doing it.”

Building Success by Creating a Positive Experience

When we asked Brandon about Evolution Muay Thai’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We try to do the best by people when they come in and strive to give people a pleasant experience when they train, and people appreciate it.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Evolution Muay Thai has spread the word about who they are and what they do with the help of Marketing 360®:

“We have Marketing360. They have a program we’re running, and we have a YouTube account that we put videos on. We do a little bit of marketing through Yelp, Facebook and Google but most of our marketing is organic — people leaving good reviews.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Evolution Muay Thai has. Here’s the expert advice Brandon has for them:

“Make sure you have a good product; strive to hire the best staff that you can, and know your value. One of the biggest mistakes that first-time business owners make is trying to undercut their competition. That usually ends up backfiring. You’re better off knowing your value and charging accordingly, because perceived value is value. If people think you’re only charging a certain amount, and it’s below what the market price is, then people are going to value your service below the market price.”


Congratulations to the team at Evolution Muay Thai for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brandon, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Evolution Muay Thai in New York. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: TrainSMART Personal Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that TrainSMART Personal Fitness is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in New York!

Get the support you need to reach your fitness goals with the help of the professional team at TrainSMART Personal Fitness in Buffalo.

TrainSMART Personal Fitness has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 97.70 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“TrainSMART is a personal training facility unlike I have ever seen before. Their belief is that you don’t have to lift heavy to get stronger. The exercises that are prescribed to the clients are catered to the individual and translate very well into activities of daily living. TrainSMART uses evidence-based training to help their clients achieve their goals. I believe TrainSMART will be the leader in sports medicine. No matter what your goal is — whether it is to be able to get back on your feet after an injury or you want to shed a few pounds — TrainSMART is the place. Don’t train hard, TrainSMART.” – Ajay G.

A One-of-a-Kind Fitness Center’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

TrainSMART Personal Fitness has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Joe Fox.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes TrainSMART Personal Fitness unique compared to the many other fitness centers in New York. Joe told us

“We have a relentless and unparalleled commitment to continuing our education, self-improvement and self-development. We are obsessed with constantly getting better at what we do so our clients can get better results.”

Joe went on to say:

“We have a great team that is really committed to our clients’ success and to constantly learning to become better at coaching. That caring and passion is not something you can fake; you cannot pretend. When it comes to fitness and strength conditioning, there is real strategy involved. It is not just about working hard but it is about working smart. It takes real customization, skill and intelligence to help people accomplish their goals in the most effective way possible.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at TrainSMART Personal Fitness, Joe pointed to their extraordinary focus on their customers:

“One of our core values is that we always do what is in our clients’ best interests. We are very personally invested in their success. We have unparalleled expertise with the services that we provide.”

Making the World a Better Place by Helping People Feel Great, Be Strong and Thrive

We also wanted to know what their mission is at TrainSMART Personal Fitness and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Joe’s response:

“Our mission is to help people feel great, be strong and thrive, so that they can live their life without limitations and into their 50s, 60s and beyond. We want to help create who people were born to be, and we do that by really listening to our clients and by constantly looking for ways that we can improve the work that we are doing every day and in every session.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, TrainSMART Personal Fitness has grown by doing workshops at companies and universities, by building relationships with doctors and other professionals in the sports medicine community, and through the referrals that come from their happy clients.

It’s clear that Joe knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Frequency beats intensity. Regularly update your social media.”


Congratulations to the team at TrainSMART Personal Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend TrainSMART Personal Fitness in Buffalo. Visit their website today!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: CrossFit IronBorn

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that CrossFit IronBorn is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in New Hampshire!

Get fit and reach your goals with the help of the supportive, engaging community at CrossFit IronBorn in Concord.

CrossFit IronBorn has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 95.67 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I started going here through their six-week challenge, assuming I would finish six weeks and then leave. But the friends that I made during that six weeks made it impossible to stop going. And once I started the ‘regular’ classes, the people there were incredible, too. This gym strives to help you be your best self, whether that means you are competing in CrossFit games or are working on being able to do a push-up for the first time. The coaches are great and very encouraging and understanding. The workouts are HARD, but you feel great once you are done.” – Danielle V.

A One-of-a-Kind Fitness Center’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

CrossFit IronBorn has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Jon Farwell.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes CrossFit IronBorn unique compared to the many other fitness centers in New Hampshire. Jon told us:

“I don’t know if we’re for everyone. We actually interview every person that comes in, and we have a consultation to make sure that we can help them. If we feel that we can’t, we actually work to help them find a different gym that will better meet their goals and what they’re looking for. But we are a gym that someone can come to if they’re looking for a strong community, if they’re looking to grow and learn as an athlete, and if they’re looking for a different and exciting workout experience every day.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at CrossFit IronBorn, Jon pointed to the fact that, if their members believe in what they’re doing and have enjoyed their time with them, they ask if they would consider leaving a review. It’s that simple.

Making the World a Better Place by Changing Lives

We also wanted to know what their mission is at CrossFit IronBorn and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Jon’s response:

“We work to provide a better life, and fitness is our vehicle for that. We want to show people who come into our gym how life-changing adopting a healthy lifestyle can be.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, CrossFit IronBorn has grown through social media ads, an email drip campaign and the organic content that’s generated by tagging members in their social ads.

It’s clear that Jon knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Get a mentor or coach that can help you through the marketing experience. It’s very, very difficult to do well, and there’s a wealth of people who know what to do out there. All you have to do is find one.”


Congratulations to the team at CrossFit IronBorn for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend CrossFit IronBorn in Concord. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Flower City CrossFit

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Flower City CrossFit is an award winner for fitness centers in 2019.

If you are looking for an encouraging and excellent fitness community, look no further than this award-winning company!

Flower City CrossFit has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.74 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five fitness centers in New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’m a newbie to CrossFit, but I did not feel intimidated or unwelcome here. They have a great, friendly staff, and owners, Laura and Jeff, are incredible with communication via email. I’ve started the boot camp, and the instructors are awesome at giving alternatives if the original exercises are too difficult. I would definitely recommend Flower City CrossFit to new members!” – K.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Flower City CrossFit is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We were excited to learn all about Flower City CrossFit and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jeff.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Flower City CrossFit stand apart from its competitors. Jeff told us that their phenomenal coaching and programming differentiates them from anything else in the area. He told us:

“We have a wonderful community of people in our gym. This community keeps energy levels up to an intoxicating level! We want better, more well-rounded people everywhere. Safety and form are very important. We want to make you better at what you do out there by virtue of what you do in here! ”

Jeff also told us a bit more about CrossFit and its naturally inclusive nature:

“A fundamental part of CrossFit is that what we do can be scaled or modified to fit any body at any fitness level! We pride ourselves on being open and accessible to [all].”

We asked Jeff about the Flower City CrossFit business mission, and he told us:

“The overall mission is to promote total fitness and wellness in our clients in everything that we do. We want to improve everyone’s lives. We want to make people better at whatever they do outside of the gym!”

Building Success, Online And Off

Flower City CrossFit has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Jeff how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He told us that they are active on social media and said that, the more businesses have a presence online, the more people will see them. When we asked him how they have gotten such incredible reviews, he said:

“It really happens organically for us. If you really strive for excellence and you do the right things by people, they will reciprocate by giving good reviews and referrals.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Flower City CrossFit has managed to. We asked if Jeff could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“I think that the core of growth is two-fold. Number one is always striving for excellence in what you do; no matter how much you get referrals, you aren’t going to grow if you aren’t doing an excellent job or aren’t better than the competition! Second, people have to know about you. You need to find the avenues that will best get the word out for your business or products.”


Congratulations to Flower City CrossFit for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jeff for taking the time to speak with us!

Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Prime Fitness Clarksville

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Prime Fitness Clarksville is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Tennessee!

If you’re looking for a fitness center that can help you reach your goals in a comfortable, supportive environment, look no further than Prime Fitness Clarksville.

Prime Fitness Clarksville has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.32 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Prime Fitness is more family than a gym. The coaches are fun, helpful and truly want the best for you. They are encouraging and motivate you without being intimidating. When you’re in a training session, you are taught the exercises, coached through the workout and led in a warm-up and cool-down. The members are enthusiastic and encouraging, so you always feel like part of the team/family. It’s like recess for adults! The workouts are challenging both mentally and physically, but are great no matter what your fitness level.” – Tracy L.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We wanted to learn all about Prime Fitness Clarksville and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner and Team Leader, Sara.

The first question we had for Sara was what is it that sets Prime Fitness Clarksville apart from their competition in Tennessee. Here’s Sara’s response:

“We are a training-centered gym, which means that everybody who comes through the door works with a highly qualified and passionate coach! Our programming is evidence-based and comprehensive. We use the most up-to-date, scientific advances in sports medicine to train in the proper ways. We want people to experience the fullness of life! We want to help everyone live a little longer, harder and to the fullest possible extent!

Sara went on to say:

“We are all-encompassing and focus on not only the physical but on the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of each member we have, too! We genuinely care about seeing people move towards their goals! Success looks different for everyone!! Prime Fitness is truly a melting pot; a space where all colors, religions, backgrounds and walks of life come together and cheer each other on! Some of the most unlikely friendships have formed directly in front of me, and I truly love that!”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Prime Fitness Clarksville and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Sara had to say:

“We want to meet people where they are and walk with them toward the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves! We aim to help people manage their stress, chronic pain, eating disorders and anything you can possibly think of! Our service is something that everyone needs! What we have to give increases if we are operating at an optimum level! When we help people operate as better versions of themselves, that translates into a ripple effect in the local community!”

Sara added:

“I am humbled and grateful to be a small part of this amazing thing.”

Building Success With a Great Community of People

Sara attributes Prime Fitness Clarksville’s strong online reputation to the great community of people they have on their side:

“We are really fortunate and have a great community of people! We don’t take the opportunity to walk through our members’ lives lightly. We are a true community, and we know our members; we know their kids; we know their goals, and we know their successes and failures.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Prime Fitness Clarksville has gotten their name out there by working with and learning from people who have found success in marketing. Sara told us that they are constantly in motion, growing and learning.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Prime Fitness Clarksville has. Here’s Sara’s expert advice for them:

“There is nothing more important than treating your customers better than the way you think they deserve to be treated! Treat them better than you would expect to be treated! Follow The Golden Rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!’ People must come before profit, yourself, the business, etc. Business ethics and personal morals are of paramount importance.”

Sara ended our conversation by thanking her team:

“Thank you to my wonderful staff! We are truly a little family, and I could not do this without you all! It is amazing that we all love to not only serve our customers but one another as well!”


Congratulations to the team at Prime Fitness Clarksville for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Sara, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Prime Fitness Clarksville. Visit their website today!

Rhode Island’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Nanaquaket Yoga Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Nanaquaket Yoga Studio is an award winner for fitness centers in 2019.

If you are looking for a community-based yoga center, look no further than this award-winning company!

Nanaquaket Yoga Studio has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.30 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three fitness centers in Rhode Island!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find another yoga studio as welcoming and caring of others’ needs and well-being. The variety of classes and instructors gives you a great place to tackle all your yoga needs.” – J.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Nanaquaket Yoga Studio is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We were excited to learn all about Nanaquaket Yoga Studio and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Rachael Frodyma.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Nanaquaket Yoga Studio stand apart from its competitors. Rachael told us about their inclusive, beginner-friendly studio:

“We are not a typical studio; we welcome all beings of all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to look like an Instagram model dressed in Lululemon from head to toe. We take all newcomers for a tour and chat with them about why they are coming, getting to know about their previous experience and what their expectations are. We offer lots of gentle and beginner classes for the community.”

Building Success And Giving Back

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Nanaquaket Yoga Studio has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to stay involved with, and give back to, the community. Rachael told us that they just ran a summer program on Thursday evenings that was donation-based, with all proceeds going to The Moon and Back, a nonprofit that helps families and children born with substance abuse. They are also involved with The Fly Foundation, which gives young adults financial support if diagnosed with cancer. They recently hosted a free yoga on the beach event, where about 100 people got to participate. They also partner with a local coffee shop, Coastal Coffee Roasters. With this partnership, they strive to get people to put the phone down, do some yoga, and then grab a cup of coffee. This coming Saturday, Nanaquaket Yoga Studio will be going to Warren, Rhode Island, and teaming up with Nectar De La Vida. This will be a yoga class followed by a session with a nutritionist from Nectar De La Vida. Nanaquaket also offers free yoga classes for employees of the Nature Conservancy. Be on the lookout for their upcoming event at The Somerset open-air market, where they will do free yoga on the lawn!

Rachael also wanted us to bring attention to a few other organizations they partner with. She said that their studio is full of animal lovers and that one of the teachers does dog training, called Eye to Eye. It is for dogs who need some behavioral guidance. She also wanted to give a shoutout to One Dog at a Time, which takes in mill puppies and dogs that are going to be euthanized. Rachael will house them until she finds a home for them within the community.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Nanaquaket Yoga Studio has managed to. We asked if Rachael could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be open to feedback and constructive criticism.”


Congratulations to Nanaquaket Yoga Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Rachael for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Main Street Gym

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Main Street Gym is an award winner for fitness centers in 2019.

If you are looking for a fitness center that will motivate you to live your healthiest life, look no further than this award-winning company!

Main Street Gym has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.82 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three fitness centers in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Main Street Gym is an awesome place to meet or exceed your goals in a lively and supportive environment, and is owned by a dedicated, knowledgeable fitness pro, Kevin Branco. I’ve known Kevin for over five years and have nothing but praise for his high level of fitness and nutrition expertise, his ability to establish a training program that does exactly as planned, and his all-around great personality. I highly recommend Kevin and Main Street Gym to anyone looking for the ‘best in class’ gym and/or trainer.” – E.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Main Street Gym is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We were excited to learn all about Main Street Gym and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner and Certified Personal Trainer, Kevin Branco.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Main Street Gym stand apart from its competitors. Kevin told us that customer service is the foundation of everything they do, and he told us about the personalized programs they offer their clients:

“Customer service is key. Any gym worth their weight has the same type of equipment, but what makes us different is that we will design a program specifically for what results you are trying to achieve. I actually care if you are not here, and I will work with each client if there are issues or roadblocks that come up.”

Building Success And Giving Back

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Main Street Gym has spread the word about who they are and what they do by being involved in the community. Kevin told us:

“We do a lot in the community; we are a small town of 5,200 people. I was born and raised here. I want to focus on supporting other local small businesses. We do a lot of sponsoring for local sports teams at the local high school, where I went. You have to be involved and help eachother.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Main Street Gym has managed to. We asked if Kevin could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“You have to get involved. Make sure you are wearing your logo and are promoting yourself locally. Always be nice to everybody, and hear people out. Don’t be scared of politics; get involved in your local systems.”


Congratulations to Main Street Gym for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kevin for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Level Red Boxing

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Level Red Boxing is an award winner for fitness centers in 2019.

If you are looking for a great workout and an even better community, look no further than this award-winning company!

Level Red Boxing has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five fitness centers in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Level Red is the best workout I’ve ever had. Not only is it something I look forward to doing, but it is also something that goes by so fast, and it’s fun! I always feel like a boss punching the bag, and I’m empowered every day by the amazing members, workers, and trainers! It’s not just a workout; it’s a stress reliever and an amazing community of people. It is worth EVERY penny.” – L.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Level Red Boxing is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We were excited to learn all about Level Red Boxing and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the General Manager, Alyssa.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Level Red Boxing stand apart from its competitors. Alyssa told us that this workout is like nothing else in Erie, and that it combines both strength training and cardio. The instructor sets goals that the group works towards, and it is much more than a class; it is a whole experience. They are an Iron Oxygen Affiliate and work together with another gym, and [they] provide free personal training, free tanning, free childcare, and free gloves.

Building Success With An Awesome Team

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Level Red Boxing has spread the word about who they are and what they do by having awesome employees. Alyssa said that success starts from the bottom up, and that if employees treat members well, they will bring in friends and family. Alyssa said:

“If you treat your employees well, your members will be your greatest advocates.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Level Red Boxing has managed to. We asked if Alyssa could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Have a new business mindset. Always challenge yourself.”


Congratulations to Level Red Boxing for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Alyssa for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Semper Fitness 24/7

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Semper Fitness 24/7 is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Pennsylvania!

Reach your fitness goals, have fun and make friends with the help at Semper Fitness 24/7 in York.

Semper Fitness 24/7 has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.82 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 96.16 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[This is the] best local gym around. [It is] open 24/7 for members, yet has full-service staff most of the time. [The] owners know their stuff and are caring people who take pride in their gym and helping others. Their care shows, as this is also the cleanest gym around.” – Steve T.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

Steve Behan, the owner of Semper Fitness 24/7, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Semper Fitness 24/7 apart from the many other fitness centers in Pennsylvania. Here’s Steve’s response:

“The number one thing is that we care. Whether you talk to me or one of the employees, we genuinely care about helping people get healthy. I sell an environment here, and it’s a comfortable environment. Try and make sure the gym is accessible to everybody; a lot of people don’t feel comfortable joining a gym, and what I do here is try and make everyone feel comfortable. If you’re a bodybuilder, if you need to lose 150 pounds, if you’re a grandma looking to alleviate back pain, we’re glad to have you!”

Steve told us that even the fitness center’s color scheme — which is blue and green — is designed to encourage people to exercise longer and make them feel more comfortable. He aimed to open the gym with an inclusive environment, and his focus is on employing certified trainers, ensuring that someone is always there to offer guidance and expertise. He even makes it easy for his members to cancel and freeze their membership, so that, when they get the fitness bug again, they’ll come back to Semper Fitness.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Semper Fitness 24/7 and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Steve had to say:

“There are a lot of reasons to not come to the gym, and I’m trying to break down those barriers.”

Steven went on to tell us a little bit about their community involvement:

“I coach strength and conditioning at the local high school. We also spend advertising dollars with the local organizations we want to support.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Steve about Semper Fitness 24/7’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he told us that he’s never asked for any reviews to be added or removed, which means that all of Semper Fitness’ reviews are organic.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Semper Fitness 24/7 has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Facebook boosting and brand advertising in their community (such as shopping cart ads at local grocery stores). He told us that the challenge is making the gym busier earlier in the day, and he focuses his attention on attracting an older demographic in order to overcome it.

Clearly, Steve knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Practice the golden rule, and everything else falls into place. If you treat everyone the way you want to be treated, the checking book will reflect that. People don’t remember what you say; they remember how you made them feel.”


Congratulations to the team at Semper Fitness 24/7 for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Steve, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Semper Fitness 24/7 in York. Visit their website today!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Solid Rock Training

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Solid Rock Training is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in Oklahoma!

If you’re looking for a fitness center that has a fun, safe and uplifting environment, look no further than Solid Rock Training in Norman.

Solid Rock Training has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five fitness centers in all of Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have absolutely enjoyed my time at Solid Rock Training! The staff is super friendly and very personable. Your fellow workout buddies cheer you to success! Workouts constantly change and seem to pass quickly due to the rotation of activities. I actually want to get up early in the mornings to go work out at this gym!” – Amy B.

A One-of-a-Kind Fitness Center’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Solid Rock Training has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Bob Algard.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Solid Rock Training unique compared to the many other fitness centers in Oklahoma. Bob told us:

“We are the creators of the most functional workout on the planet. We have a very simple, systematized program, so we can take a beginner and a veteran, and they can execute the same program. And at the same time, we make sure they have a radical workout experience where they’re going to get lots of motivation and inspiration.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Solid Rock Training, Bob pointed to the fact that they prioritize service first and emphasize fanatic care, and everything they do is based around getting people incredible results and making them feel like they’re a part of their team. He added:

“Our entire staff is rooted in that value. We know you by your first name. We know exactly what’s going on with you for your goals, and we’re able to actually keep track of that over time and help you progress on your finished journey.”

Making the World a Better Place by Inspiring People to Live Happy, Healthy Lives

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Solid Rock Training and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Bob’s response:

“The heartbeat of our company is to love God and love people. We aim to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives. That allows us to involve our community in fantastic ways. Oklahoma is one of the most overweight states in the country, and so we try to impact that person, their life and the community.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Solid Rock Training has grown through Facebook, Instagram and referrals.

It’s clear that Bob knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Make sure people know that you care about them, and it never hurts to ask people to help you after you’ve helped them. It’s one of the biggest compliments we can get as a business. Come with giving hands first and expect nothing in return, and people will pay you back ten-fold. Follow your dreams, and don’t let anything stop you. Surround yourself with people who can help you reach them.”


Congratulations to the team at Solid Rock Training for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Solid Rock Training in Norman. Visit their website today!