A new gym will open off the Dallas North Tollway with an approach similar to that of TV’s “Biggest Loser.” Downsize Fitness offers facilities and special training for people who have more than 50 pounds to lose.
Professional trainers show members how to sustain a healthy exercise routine involving free weights, the medicine ball and cardio while eating less. The team-oriented environment helps eliminate self-consciousness.
Downsize Fitness is scheduled to open in late summer. It expanded from its two other locations in Chicago and Las Vegas. The owner, Francis Wisniewski, started the business after losing 60 pounds himself.
The gym has a special program for teens and their families called Downsize for Life, aimed at helping overweight youth. The goal is to empower 200 teens across all three cities to lose 10,000 pounds by 2015.
Downsize Fitness is at Inwood and Simonton in the northwest quadrant of the Tollway and LBJ.