No family left behind — that is the rallying cry for Terrance Saunders and year-old personal training studio Precise Fitness in Leawood, Kansas (10 miles south of Kansas City).
Precise Fitness opened in January 2017 after Saunders spent years as a fitness manager and trainer for corporate gyms. The facility caters to high-end professionals, moms-to-be, athletes of all crafts and fitness competitors. Saunders’ love and passion for fitness began as a child but grew extensively in his adult life.
“My passion for fitness and nutrition grew more after the passing of my parents due to health related issues at their early ages of 47 and 61,” said Saunders. “Now I just want to invoke a health transformation in the community, lives and homes of as many people as possible one rep at a time.”
To Saunders, there’s nothing better than seeing the changes one’s body can make to overcome obstacles and push itself to the limit.
In terms of pushing limits, Precise Fitness has seen tremendous expansion in the last year. Currently the facility employs three equipment pilates instructors with over 35+ years of experience. Precise Fitness also employes a local high school wrestling coach (coach of the year in Missouri back in 2015-16) who presently holds a M.A. in Kinesiology and B.A. in Exercise Science. Recently, Saunders hired two more fitness professionals to help the facility meet its growing demand.
Precise Fitness specializes in nutrition, corrective exercise, small group training, general health, performance exercise and as mentioned prior, equipment pilates focusing on core strength, flexibility and balance.
When starting up Precise Fitness, Saunders reached out to Tony Spoto and the crew at thebenchpress.com, that’s when Saunders discovered Body-Solid.
“Tony gave (Body-Solid) high reviews,” said Saunders. “The reviews online matched what he said plus (Body-Solid equipment) looked solid and quality. I had no experience with Body-Solid prior.”
Saunders, like many others, was blown away by what he received.
“When we got (the Body-Solid equipment) in and assembled, man…I couldn’t have been happier.” said Saunders. “I have clients rave about it!”
Saunders worked with thebenchpress.com to acquire a number of SPR1000 Power Racks, dual-cable pulleys, assisted pull-up and dip machines, medicine balls, dumbbells, kettlebells and more. Saunders is hoping to add more Body-Solid to the facility including the Body-Solid GLPH1100 Hack Squat/Leg Press.
“Body-Solid has given our studio a high end look,” said Saunders. “Everything is very nice looking, smooth action, sturdy, quality.”
For Saunders and Precise Fitness, the goals are to become a premiere facility in the Kansas City area. “We want to be a host site for educational training and a place where current and future fit pros can go to learn and receive continuing education units,” said Saunders. “We always want to continue to focus on the individual, strengthen, build and transform the mind, body and soul through fitness.”