• 122 N Main St, Cleveland, GA 30528

  • January Business Spotlight

  • Business Spotlight: Warrior Fitness
  • Company name: Warrior Fitness                                         87 Cemetery Street Cleveland, GA
    Person in charge: Chris Autry, Owner                                warriorfit30528.com 
    Year founded: 2020                                                               Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!


    Describe what your organization provides for its customers:

    We are a by-appointment-only personal training studio. We do every day functional training, team training-which is larger group, and small group personal training (2-6 people). We do complete total body functional training. We focus on everything from stability, mobility, strength, building lean muscle, doing it safely, and also just trying to get you to a healthier place to live a more vital life. We have people from all different age ranges, all different fitness levels, so no matter where you’re at on your fitness journey—good or bad—we have the ability to help you get where you’re trying to go.


    Give us a brief history of your business and what makes it stand out:

    We opened in March of 2020, right before COVID, but then, we started doing zoom meetings. I passed out the code to the community just to that people could have an option to be a part.

    Warrior Fitness really is a community. I like to think I’m a decent trainer, but I don’t think that’s what keeps everybody here. What keeps everybody here is what you see, it’s the community and the people working together. You get surrounded by like minded people, and when you do that, it creates a community and a culture that’s second to none. It really is pretty amazing that when things go hay wire in our lives, we all pick each other up and help each other forward. That’s the cool thing that makes Warrior Fitness different.


    Describe the most exciting recent highlight for your business:

    We had the opportunity to be able to help with White Christmas and took care of 13 kids. To be able to provide them with a Christmas far outweighs the personal accomplishments we’ve had here because of being able to not just have an impact on one person’s life, but 13 kids’ lives’ in our community, That was really special to us. Another highlight  would be the donations we were able to make to one of our favorite programs which is Backpack Buddies. They feed the less fortunate kids in our community that might not have a meal when they go home at night.


    Where do you hope to see your business in 12 months?
    I don’t really have any specific expectations for my business in 12 months. I plan on moving forward and trying to help as many people as possible in the community, but sometimes when we make specific plans, we put a lid on ourselves. I don’t want to put a lid on my business. I want it to grow organically. I want the community and culture that we have here to spill out and overflow into the community and wherever that leads us, it leads us. If that keeps us just like we are, then that keeps us just like we are, but hopefully we continue to grow and help more people get to a healthier place.


    What advice would you offer to someone looking for the type of services your organization provides?

    Do some research. Warrior Fitness might not be exactly what you want, but find somewhere like Warrior Fitness that cares. You can get a gym membership, they’ll give you a key, you can go check any time you want to, but at some point, in time you can feel like just another number. When that happens, we slack on our goal; we quit going to the gym. The accountability that we need generally isn’t there in a regular gym setting. I know how unnerving it can be just to walk inside a gym. But when you come here, you don’t have to think about anything. Your workout is there for you. You’re led by a trainer, so you’re going to get where you’re trying to go safely. You’re going to have accountability, not only of the trainer, but of the other people who are in our Warrior Fitness family, our “fit family,” and I’ll be danged if just in a few weeks, maybe a few months, maybe a little bit longer than that, you don’t introduce yourself to that person that you always knew you could be.