A building constructed during the Civil War will house the community’s newest gymnasium and training studio.
Co-owners Dakota and Rachel Matz said they were excited to expand their business to the building’s first floor.
Ideally located in the city center, the gym offers flexible hours as well as personal trainers and a yoga studio for a complete workout experience.
During an open house on Friday, October 8, the duo welcomed members of the public to explore the building’s three floors. A ribbon cut also took place.
Rachel said the expansion was not on their radar, but when space became available they jumped at the chance.
“It’s exciting and a little bit unplanned and unexpected,” Rachel said. “This has been the case all year or the last couple of years, but we’re thrilled and it’s been a really fun adventure so far.”
Dakota, a Zanesville High School graduate, and Rachel, a Maysville High School graduate, were born and raised in the community.
Rachel played basketball at Ashland University and Dakota at Bethany College in West Virginia. Both are exercise science graduates.
After college, the couple eventually returned to Zanesville. Dakota worked as a personal trainer at the Muskingum Recreation Center, Rachel as a yoga instructor.
Their building, located at the corner of 4th Street and Market Street, was to become the home of their two adventures. On the third floor, Dakota branched out and started training on her own, and Rachel taught yoga on the second.
After Vinami’s shutdown, the two began to play around with the idea of expanding their business.
Their years of hard work and experience combine to form 4th and Market.
On the first floor there is a full size gym. The second floor houses yoga studios as well as massage therapy and facial treatment rooms. The third, the adapted laboratory classes and the overflow space.
In addition to Dakota and Rachel, three personal trainers, Tara Poorman, Ben Kaufman and Tavian Butts, offer their services as independent entrepreneurs out of space.
Gym memberships can be paid monthly or as an annual lump sum, explained Rachel. The contracts last for one year. Membership includes access to over 75 workout videos the couple have produced as well as written workout plans.
The building is open to members Monday through Thursday, 4.30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday to Sunday, 4.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For membership and personal training rates, visit 4th-and-market.com