Opening of a fitness boutique inspired by a boxing champion

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A new fitness franchise is open in Grand Rapids.

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness opened in March at 6670 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Suite A, in Grand Rapids.

The studio is co-owned by Zachary LeMieux and named after Grand Rapids native and professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who devised a combination of boxing intervals, strength and conditioning.

It offers an average of five classes during the week, three on Saturdays and two on Sundays. Classes last 45 or 60 minutes. Members can learn and practice with Mayweather as his image is projected on a smart screen.

The 2,450 square foot shop includes four different types of punch bags, a punch dummy known as the BOB (Body Opponent Bag), a weight rack complete with benches for lifting free weights, medicine balls , mats for floor exercises or stretching, treadmills, rowing machines and skipping ropes.

“I’m thrilled that Zachary is opening our first location in my hometown,” Mayweather said. “His undeniable passion for health and fitness combined with his previous franchise experience makes him a perfect addition to the Mayweather family.”

LeMieux has other entrepreneurial experience in the franchising industry. Alongside his parents and business partners, he opened the first Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan. He then purchased the Michigan, Northern Ohio and Colorado development rights to open more than 150 Tropical Smoothie Café locations with his family, including his brother and sister-in-law, before selling the territories back to the society.

“I’ve had a lot of first-hand experience with health-focused franchise concepts, so I’m really excited to apply that knowledge to a franchise that relates more to my passion for fitness,” LeMieux said. . “I’ve always been a strong proponent of physical activity to feel better overall, and I look forward to helping Grand Rapids residents become the healthiest version of themselves through Floyd’s proven techniques.”

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is based in Los Angeles, with over 55 locations in the United States

More information is available here.

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