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The Indianapolis Star: New destination for health and fitness

Written by Barb Berggoetz, The Indianapolis Star

A unique type of “destination location” for elite to beginning athletes and exercisers in Indianapolis offers a one-stop shopping opportunity for many health and fitness needs. Indy Health and Fitness at 8660 Guion Road houses 12 businesses that specialize in everything from yoga, nutritional counseling and massages to boot camp, boxing and physical therapy. For those wanting to avoid a lot of driving around town, this type of “shopping center” for health and fitness is a welcome answer. This is the brainchild of Dr. Rob Schroeder, a chiropractor who is president and founder of Indy Health and Fitness. His partner in this venture is Jim Leo, founder of PitFit Training, which focuses on car race-related training and fitness. Developers say this “complete service” environment isn’t available elsewhere in the Indianapolis area. The 9,000-square-foot building, off of 86th Street (one block west of Michigan Road), is open to anyone in the general public. The facility is having an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. next Wednesday. IndyCar champion Scott Dixon and several Indianapolis Colts players are going to show up, and visitors can see free demonstrations and play games. The businesses housed at Indy Health and Fitness are: Indiana Cycling Academy, Dan Underwood Boot Camp Trainer, Cross Boxing, Heather Thomas Yoga, Advanced Physical Therapy, Indy Sports Massage, Jeff Sidwell Rehabilitation Trainer, Gott Wellness Coaching, Colon Hydrotherapy/Living Food Nutritional Counseling, Lisa Slavens Massage Therapy, Dr. Marcus McCrary Chiropractor, and American Health Network Foot and Ankle. The facility came together due to Leo’s and Schroeder’s working relationship. Clients of PitFit Training, which Leo started in 1997, come from many sanctioning bodies, including NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, USAC, Firestone Indy Lights and Kart. He offers driver training, pit crew performance training and sports nutrition to clients at its Indianapolis headquarters, as well as to clients throughout North America. Schroeder, who specializes in chiropractic care, works with many of PitFit’s drivers at the training facility, as well as the track.

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