Business is booming on Chinaberry Drive.
The north Bossier roadway is about to get busier as two properties begin the expansion process. Signs for Christ Fit Gym and Bossier Olympiad mark opposing sides of the dead end street where each location will go.
This will be Christ Fit Gym’s fifth expansion in four years. They currently lease a space on Benton Road, but the doors of opportunity have opened to accommodate their growth.
Christ Fit’s owner Billy Weatherall says it’s not only a good thing, but a God thing. He purchased the property next to Vicki’s School of Dance and has big plans for the new 12,000-square-foot building.
“The gym has grown a lot faster than I ever could have anticipated,” Weatherall said. “When I started this, God led me through it and things just started happening. We were literally broke when we opened this gym, but God has been beyond faithful.”
The location new location is also perfect due to its proximity to Brownlee Park.
“We’ll have the running trails there, a state of the art obstacle course and our thrift store will be bigger and we’re going to have a smoothie shop,” he said.
The goal is to have the new location open between January and March of 2017. Weatherall hopes to one day take Christ Fit overseas and into the mission field.
“If you had told me when I started this in 2012 that it would turn out like this…I couldn’t imagine it going any better,” Weatherall said. “It has been a struggle, but I’ve put in a lot of time and sweat into it, but I love what I do. Sometimes I just feel more blessed than I deserve.”
Bossier Olympiad will go in across the street from Christ Fit Gym. The Bossier Press-Tribune reached out to Bossier Olympiad and were told that Bryan Moss, son of Bob and Willa Moss, will be in charge of the new location.
Calls from Bryan were not returned by press time. A followup story will be done at a later date.