Today was a big day for Styrka — the first day of construction! We are renovating a space previously occupied by a long-running gym, and build-out is expected to take two to three weeks. From there, we'll begin acquiring equipment (some of it may take up to six weeks to arrive). During that time we'll finish setting up our security and member access systems, putting the final touches on decor, and finalizing our equipment layout. Our current target is a soft open in early January 2016, followed by a grand opening mid-month.
Tulsa has many large, expensive "health clubs", plenty of boot camps, personal training studios, and a few locally-owned gyms. But there is not yet an elite training facility with premium equipment and services in a small, community-focused environment. This is an exciting (and slightly terrifying!) new adventure for my wife Vanessa and I. But we have been overwhelmed by the support of the local fitness community, who are ready to see our concept come to life.