OVERLAND PARK (KSNT) – Women looking for a private place to workout on the subway could soon find their zen at Blush Fitness. Kelly Gellert opened Blush Fitness, Overland Park’s first ever women’s gym, in January 2017.
“Whenever I started doing weight training or doing a new exercise, I always felt confident because all these men or muscles were there. I think they’re probably thinking I have no idea what I’m doing, or this or that. It’s just a relief to have that because that’s not what you have in your head, ”Gellert said.
Blush got national attention after one Tick tock The video recently went viral to show how a member feels safe in the gym while exercising. This video has been liked 1.8 million times and shared nearly 37 million times.
Gellrty said Blush was designed with privacy in mind. Gym members need a key to enter the building. The windows are tinted to prevent people from looking inside. The gym specifies times when male employees can be in the building for maintenance.
Lillian Clark has been a member of Blush Fitness for almost two years. She works as a nurse and says that 24/7 access to the gym makes it easier to fit into a workout in her spare time.
“I decided I needed a life change. I wanted to work and preach this healthy lifestyle to my patients and decided that when I came to Blush, I should have taken a chapter from my own book, ”said Clark. “I love the atmosphere that there are only women and 24 hours a day and I can come when I want.”
Clark said the gym is for women only, to help ease the pressure when trying a new workout routine.
“I don’t feel the pressure from some people to be here. If I use a machine incorrectly, I’m only around women who say, “Yeah, that’s how you do it,” said Clark.
Blush offers personal training, group training, and group exercise classes, all of which are taught by women.
Gellert says while having a place to get in shape is great, it’s not just about getting a good workout. She said her goal was to create a space in support of the physical, mental and emotional health of women.
“Yes, everyone wants to look great and better, but at the same time we want to feel better. I think that’s more important than anything, ”said Gellert.
Gellert said women interested in enrolling should contact the gym to schedule a tour during the busy hours. You can find more information about Blush Fitness here Here.