Originally from Northern Minnesota, after service in the Navy, Chad Fulton found his way to Long Beach California, where he met and married Vikki Fulton. Wanting to be closer to Chad’s family, the Fulton’s moved back to Baudette in 2002. It was quite the change of pace for the Fulton’s leaving Long Beach, but one that was welcome. Vikki said,
“I really appreciated how comfortable and safe I feel in Baudette, you get to know people much easier here than in other communities.”
Even in a pandemic, people find ways to follow their dreams and start a business and that’s just what Chad and Vikki Fulton did when they recently opened Fitness of on Main Virtual Studio and Gym opened in Baudette. After buying and renovating a building on Main Street in 2018, the Fulton’s saw a need for a fitness center. “We went to the community to help come up with a plan for the commercial space. We put out a survey asking the question “what could our community use” The answer came back, a gym and fitness studio!
The gym opened on September 28th, 2020 and includes treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes, a power rack, pulley unit, benches, dumbbells, and kettlebells. The 23’X29’ virtual studio, provides over 350 virtual fitness classes to users anytime, anywhere. The gym also has 3 ADA accessible bathrooms with showers. Memberships are available at a monthly rate or discounted rates are available for semi-annual or annual memberships. Members have 24-hour access to the building with a key fob. Special discounts are available for families, with 10 per month for each additional person. Discounts are also available to members of law enforcement and veterans.
As with everyone else, the Fulton’s plans for 2020 have been altered with rapid spread of Coronavirus, but they and their Manager Ari Lopez, are doing their utmost to ensure people can exercise as safely as possible. This includes measures such as encouraging masks to be worn, when not using actively exercising, limiting capacity to keep the gym from getting crowded, routine disinfection of all equipment including machines and weights before and using bottle fillers instead of a drinking fountain.
Outside of owning a gym, Chad works for the United States Border patrol and Vikki works as a nurse at Lakewood Health Center. When they’re not busy with work and operating their business, the Fulton’s like to spend time with friends, play cards, and enjoy the outdoors. For more information about Fitness on Main, you can check out https://www.facebook.com/fitnessonmainbaudette or call (218) 760-1147.