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New gym lifts off in Sportsplex building on Fifth Street.

Mike Toigo, who nine months ago opened Inner Circle gym with partners Adam Vognild and Cathy Covey, has decided to change up his workout.

He left Inner Circle gym to form a new one in the Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex building at 2 Fifth St., with two new partners. The new gym is called CrosSport Performance Strength & Conditioning Gym, and his new partners are Chance Harris and Mickey White.

Toigo has 24 years of training experience. White has 15 years, and is the head football coach of the Wenatchee Valley Rams football team and assists the new Wenatchee Valley Venom indoor football team. Harris has 35 years experience as a trainer, and was formerly with Gold's Gym.

CrosSport occupies the Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex along with other tenant the indoor soccer team Wenatchee Fire. The building is owned by John McQuaig, who purchased the old ice arena property in 2008 from the city of Wenatchee for $1 million. The gym occupies the 2,000-square-foot upper mezzanine area above the bleachers.

Toigo said the gym is a nontraditional cross-training facility with a focus on alternative styles of training such as lifting tractor tires and swinging sledgehammers. Also in use are kettle bells, free weights and other "odd lifts" such as kegs.

He called these methods a faster, more efficient way to train for any endurance level "because it forces you to control your own body weight with external resistance."

But the gym isn't just for athletes, it's for people of all activity levels at any stage of life, Toigo said.

Currently the gym has 150 members and has been open since Nov. 1. The gym has no signing fee at this time, and membership is $30 a month.

Toigo started the gym on a "shoestring budget" of around $10,000 after selling out his interest in Inner Circle to Covey and Vognild.
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Title Annotation:THE BUZZ
Publication:Wenatchee Business Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U9WA
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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