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Mequon -- A new fitness center dedicated to women's health is coming to the city after the plan commission unanimously approved its conditional-use permit after a Dec. 5 public hearing.

Burn Boot Camp, will be at 10954 N. Port Washington Road in The Pavilions.

The space is a 4,300-square-foot portion of an existing multitenant building.  The center is expected to be able to service 40 people with four employees on staff -- one full-time head trainer/manager and three part-time employees.

The fitness center's hours of operation are proposed for 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

According to the city staff report to the commission, the activities are "harmonious with the surrounding uses."

A letter to the city outlining the center's purpose states the mission is to "forge community health transformations across the world by influencing women to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle for themselves, their families, and walking them through step by step exactly how to do so."

It added that Burn Boot Camp will offer a hybrid program with maximum intensity along with "unparalleled positivity, motivation, encouragement and teamwork."

Mequon currently has about seven major fitness centers, according to the letter.  However, Burn Boot Camp is the only one dedicated to women's health and fitness, it said.

"As a native Wisconsinite, female owner, and Burn Boot Camp member, I am so excited to be bringing BBC to Mequon," said Jill Rotunda in the letter.  "I know firsthand what a great organization this is, not only for the women, but the entire community."

The center will have no machines, only free weights, bands and balls.  Classes, called camps, will last about 45 minutes per session and will be held, on average, seven times a day.  Each camp can accommodate between 15 and 30 people.

 

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