The new instructor, Kylie Yeager, will also teach a “break time” gym class for 3- to 4-year-olds. Parents can drop off their children at the studio to play with balls and run around while the parents run errands or work out themselves. The classes will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
That will not be the only new feature of the studio focused on children. The new location allowed the Stokes to set aside a designated childcare room in back where children can play while their parents take classes.
“We tried to work on (childcare) but not a lot of people utilized it, so we’re going to try to really market that a little bit more,” Stokes said.
For adults, the Stokes plan to offer classes that will train participants for half marathons and 5Ks, which will encompass CrossFit workouts. The Stokes hope to team up with Dave Dunn and 6140Run! for the classes to prepare participants before the Run Galesburg Run event in June. The exact class times remain in the works.
The Stokes will also offer more Saturday classes in their new location as the winter season approaches. The studio will offer indoor cycling classes from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and yoga from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays.
Stokes hopes the new location will draw traffic from residents, passersby and Knox College students.