Thursday, December 8, 2016

Small Business of the Month: Inspire Personal Fitness

Keith Wimsett (and his daughter) receive the
Small Business of the Month
We are pleased to recognize Inspire Personal Fitness as Small Business of the Month.  

Inspire Personal Fitness was founded by Keith Wimsett with a desire to bring personalized support to fitness. Inspire Personal Fitness is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, but it hasn't always been easy. 

"I opened [the business] in October 2006," Keith says. "I spent the next 8 years trying and failing, trying and failing until one day I realized that while I was a really good personal trainer, I didn’t know the first thing about running a business. So, I spent the next 2 years learning everything I could about not just the gym business but business as a whole."

After much research, Keith decided to rebrand the business and in 2015 Inspire Personal Fitness was born. 

"I chose this name because it represented what I felt was missing in the fitness industry – accountability, support and of course, inspiration."

Keith is proud of the community they've grown through Inspire Personal Fitness, noting that the members and coaches feel like a part of his extended family.

"Building a strong community in the gym is the most important thing to my business," he says. "Being more involved in the community outside of the gym is where my passion lies. I want to improve as many people's lives as I can, and I can only accomplish that through strong community ties."

Keith and his team strive to double their membership in the next year while also dedicating more time to "giving back to this wonderful community we call home."

"I am also launching a new area of Inspire Personal Fitness - Inspire Nutrition. What you eat can be up to 80% of the fitness equation, and we will now have a program to handle that."

Keith also offers his favorite quote: "'Competition is brutal. Being exceptional is the greatest differentiator.' I plan on living that to the fullest in 2017 and beyond."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Town and Mountain Realty to host 5th annual Home for the Holidays FUNdraiser

Town and Mountain Realty believes everyone deserves a place to call home. Their goals continue to concentrate on the homeless population and those in crisis in our Asheville and WNC community. They are attempting to reach those in immediate need and those who fall through the cracks with government funding. Join them and share the love as they celebrate the season by supporting local non-profits. Your gift will go a long way to help members of our community have a place to call HOME.

Town and Mountain Realty is excited to be hosting their family event at the Orange Peel on Saturday, Dec. 10th, from 5 P.M. until 9:30 P.M.  Kid’s activities and games will be from 5 until 7pm, then dinner 7-8pm. Drinks, dancing & live local music from: Virginia & the Slims and Lyric 7-9:30pm.

Again, they have set a goal to match their donation of $10,000. They have chosen 5 LOCAL non-profits to work with this year to help those homeless and in crisis in our community. They include: Homeward Bound of WNC, Helpmate, Caring for Children, Eliada Homes, and Western Carolina Rescue Mission.

Along with all the other festivities there will be a “Silent Auction” featuring items from Tweetsie Railroad, Asheville Massage and Natural Therapeutics, Biscuit Head, Hard Exercise Works, Asheville Treetops Adventure Park & Asheville Zipline, Wedge Brewing Company, Metro Wines Asheville, Asheville French Broad River Outfitters, Malaprop's Bookstore/CafĂ© and more!

More information & online donation page can be found here:

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