Jill Wambold has been a familiar face at Harbor Fit Studio, where she’s enjoyed participating in their various class offerings. Over the years, she recognized the immense potential of this “hidden gem” along the Downtown Gig Harbor waterfront. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Jill purchased the business. Today she is the proud owner of Harbor Fit Studio.
“I have always been incredibly focused on health and fitness. Working at the big community fitness center on the hill as well as in small intimate locations, I knew that when I had the chance to buy Harbor Fit that this was the perfect spot for me,” says Jill.
What makes Harbor Fit Studio unique compared to other similar establishments in the harbor is the intimate class size offerings paired with the incredible location—on the water with an amazing view of Mount Rainier, birds and wildlife that will keep you coming back. Whether it’s cycling, yoga, barre or Strong by Zumba, class sizes consistently stay around a dozen members or so, which provides a more personal and engaging experience for all in attendance.
What Jill finds most rewarding when it comes to her business is seeing members not only improve their health in the studio but the relationships that are created and extend outside of the studio. “While you get an awesome workout you also enjoy great relations with people in our community who become friends,” affirms Jill. “I think the community that is created as a result of our class size makes this location truly special. Oh, and you can’t forget the view!”
Jill is thankful to the original partners for having the inspiration to start Harbor Fitness and for entrusting her with the baton on this leg of its journey.
“It’s a ton of fun and hard work, but I am enjoying every minute of it,” she smiles. “I couldn’t do this without my amazing instructors and the support of my husband and family! From website design to bike repair to the best food provided at events (my husband) and fun stories to share about life, they have given me the support to jump in with both feet and have a blast.”
Unlike many other fitness facilities, at Harbor Fit Studio, there is no requirement to sign up and be locked in for a year at a time or to become a member. Instead, you can opt to purchase a single pass, five-class pass, 10-class pass or a one-month unlimited pass. This allows flexibility for all clients at Harbor Fit Studio to purchase the plan that best suits their individual lifestyles. Walk-ins are welcome, and the first class is free! Bring a friend and get a $10 gift card.
Jill is proud to be a business owner in the city where she was born and raised—and a community that she has never left! “I’ve been here my whole life,” she says. “I was even awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award of Never Having an Address Outside of 98335’ at my Gig Harbor High School 20th Year Reunion in 2006,” she laughs.
With the new year here, there’s no time like the present to grow in your personal health and fitness. And you’re sure to develop some new and lasting friendships along the way. Let Jill and her experienced instructors help guide you. To view all available classes that Harbor Fit Studio has to offer, visit HarborFitLLC.com today.
Harbor Fit Studio
8809 North Harborview Drive #101
Gig Harbor, Washington 98332
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