Hollywood stuntman is opening a fitness center on San Juan Island
December 11, 2008 · 10:37 AM
A new fitness center is opening on San Juan Island in January.
The new gym, Xtreme Fitness San Juan Island, is located in the Beaverton Business Park, 70 Saltspring Road (3/4 of a mile past the library). It will feature a variety of fitness equipment in a 4,000-square-foot open floor plan.
The gym will have flat-screen televisions, more than 5,000 pounds of free weights, a variety of heavy and speed bags, cardio equipment, circuit training machines, a relaxation lounge, espresso and juice bar, as well as off-hours unattended secured gym use. Child-sitting will be available.
Xtreme Fitness San Juan Island is a family-owned and operated fitness facility; owner Ken Clark is at the helm.
Clark is a professional stuntman with more than 100 film and TV credits, among them "Indiana Jones," "CSI," and "The Sopranos." He is also a San Juan District 3 firefighter.
As a stuntman, Clark knows the importance of keeping physically fit. The ability to withstand the physical punishment doled out by the stunt profession is directly related to what kind of physical condition one is in.
“Don’t let the name fool you, at Xtreme Fitness SJI we are confident that we offer everything you need to add strength, drop pounds and increase your stamina, no matter what your fitness level, and we offer a clean comfortable environment to do it in," Clark said.
His wife, Heather, added, “I just think you need to take care of the body you have, whether you are a bodybuilder, a runner, a retiree, a housewife, or all four.”
The Clarks have been married 13 years and moved to San Juan Island almost four years ago to raise their two young girls away from (as their six-year-old would say) “the hustle and bustle of the big city." They have never regretted their move.
“It is the absolute best place to raise children, a really amazing community," Heather said.
You can contact Xtreme Fitness San Juan Island via its Web site, www.Xtremefitnesssji.com, or come by and get a pre-opening tour.
Clark said, “We are really looking forward to serving you and hope to provide you with the support you need to achieve your fitness goals.”