In just eight weeks, a whole new you can emerge

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The contest winner will receive—free of charge, no strings attached—eight weeks of science-based, results-driven professional training at Fitness Together. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Patricia Nugent

As we all look forward to a much-needed “do-over” on 2020, the generous folks at Fitness Together in Medina thought now would be the perfect juncture to launch their 8-Week New Year, New You Makeover Contest.

“We understand what a long haul the past year has been, with many people letting their fitness routines go and becoming sedentary stress-eaters,” says Regional Manager Joe Bower. “Since we are in the life transformation business, and also offer a safe and secure studio with walled-off private training suites, we thought to ourselves, no time like the present to give a deserving local person a transformation.”

If you’re someone who has been especially hard hit by the pandemic, and your waistline, number on the scale and overall health and wellness have suffered, why not enter the contest? It’s easy. Just write a few lines explaining why you’d be a good candidate for a makeover and submit a photo of yourself online.

Take on 2021 at Your Very Best
The contest winner will receive—free of charge, no strings attached—eight weeks of science-based, results-driven professional training at Fitness Together. And to complete the transformation, Joe and his team are partnering with Salon Rootz in Medina, which will provide a stylish haircut and color makeover.

“Whoever wins this contest will be loving how fabulous they look and feel already by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around,” says Joe. “And since he or she will have a nutrition plan in place, customized to them, they won’t have to worry about all that wintry comfort food ruining their eating habits.”

The makeover package the Fitness Together trainers are giving the lucky winner includes 32 training sessions (four per week) customized to his or her level of fitness and goals, as well as a cardio plan, and two nutrition assessments.

The Ultimate Fitness Level
“Our clients achieve impressive results due to the studio’s unique brand of expertise, environment and accountability,” says Fitness Together owner Sean Sullivan. “Our elite one-on-one level of training, with always-changing workouts, ensures clients do not get bored. Each client’s progress is evaluated every step of the way. Plus, our state-of-the-art equipment in private training suites includes cardio machines, TRX suspension bands, medicine and stability balls, battle ropes and weights.”

He points out that the studio tends to attract long-term clients who appreciate attaining their ultimate level of fitness for life and are not just in it for the short term.

Hair That Evokes Emotion
Located several storefronts down from Fitness Together in the Medina Signature Square Shopping Center, Salon Rootz has just celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Owned by Jen Tryon and Sheila Barco, the stylish oasis is a nine-time recipient of being named a Top 200 salon in the country by Salon Today magazine.

“We look forward to being part of this awesome transformation along with our neighbor Fitness Together,” says Jen LeBlanc, director of marketing and operations. “With a new and improved physique, nothing complements that as well as a fresh cut and color.”

A mantra at the salon is “Hair that evokes emotion.”

“Our highly educated team is fueled by passion,” says Jen. “Through an extensive color and style consultation, we customize our services to suit each client.”

In addition to a full range of hair services, including hair extensions and blowouts, the salon also offers nail services, makeup and waxing.

Look for the big reveal of the winner and chronicle his or her journey of transformation in the March issue of Mimi Magazine.

Fitness Together is located in the Medina Signature Square Shopping Center, at 3725 Medina Road, Suite #106, in Medina. All CDC safety precautions for Covid are followed, with ongoing sterilization, temperature taking, and staggered appointments. Masks are required. Call 330-952-0504. Other studios are located in Fairlawn, Bay Village, Brecksville, Highland Heights and Concord. Visit for more information. Salon Rootz is located at 3725 Medina Road, Suite 116, Medina, 330-721-4545,