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Free personal training session and consultation available at these participating Fitness Together studios. Complete the form or call us today to start your journey to a healthier you!

At Fitness Together, we produce results from one simple formula: One Client. One Trainer. One Goal.

There's no question you'll get results. Our staff of certified personal trainers will create and implement an effective exercise routine centered around three main components:

  • Resistance training
  • A cardiovascular routine
  • Proper nutrition guidelines

In designing a custom fitness program with a Fitness Together personal trainer, you begin to understand why our clients keep at it long after others have dropped out of their gym. Our personal trainers help you teach your body to function more efficiently and effectively, while avoiding the inconvenience and distractions of a regular gym.

You have your own fitness goals.

  • Lose weight.
  • Lower your blood pressure.
  • Run your first marathon.
  • Improve your golf game.
  • Keep up with your grandchildren.

The possibilities are endless.

At Fitness Together, you'll get a workout designed for you and a certified personal trainer who will push you just hard enough to get the results you've been looking for.


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Lakewood/Lee's Summit
Fitness Together 905 NE Woods Chapel Rd
Lees Summit, MO   64064
(816) 347-8833

Leawood/Overland Park
Deer Creek Shoppes
Fitness Together 13370 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS   66213
(913) 451-2200



Carol H.
Carol's Story

Trying to find me again

I decided to start working with a personal trainer in January of 2012 to help with several different aspects of my overall health, and fitness.

My journey begins in May of 1990.  I had a bleed in my left cerebellum in an asymptomatic AVM (Arterial Venous Malformation).  The doctors at KU were able to stabilize me.   Due to the bleed, surgery for removal of the AVM was no longer optional.  KU was not capable of handling my case at that time.   Zale Lipshy, a new neurological hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, reviewed my case and thought their team could take it on.  I was off to Dallas.

On May 10, 1990 my life was saved by an incredible team of doctors and their staff. The AVM was surgically extracted with only a nudge of the nerve involved with left facial function, balance and multiple other stroke-like issues.

 I was faced with many challenges. It was as though I had a stroke on the left side of my body with a few additional issues, including double vision, loss of hearing in my left ear, and little sense of balance which made me nauseous most of the time. Eventually I was released back to the doctors and physical therapists in Kansas City.

Still in a wheel chair and holding down little nourishment, I faced months of rehabilitation to regain my independence.

Fast forward to January, 2012; I have had numerous surgeries, physical therapists and trainers. I lead an independent life with help from family and my husband Tom, who has been by my side every step of the way.

Tom and I live on a 26 acre ranch. Riding and exercising our horses are my passions and also a sport where I find success attainable. Working horses and handling the tack requires a great deal of strength, which I lacked.  I decided to seek a personal trainer to help.

Thankfully, I came to Fitness Together (FT) Lakewood, where I met Gretchen, and she said she would absolutely work with me to attain my goals of more strength and improved balance.  At first she took the time to get to know how my body was working, what my neuromuscular system could handle, without over working me.  Gretchen developed a program, working at a pace where I could have personal success with attainable goals. This was important because the therapists and trainers I had been with before did not tailor to my needs, I would not see success, and then would give up.  Now I have the right attention and awareness that have brought personal, mental, and physical success.  Now, my saddle is easily lifted on to the back of my horse.  I have more energy, stamina, and my balance has improved dramatically!

I look forward to coming to my workouts.  Gretchen develops great relationships with the clients, by taking the time to understand us; where we currently are and how we need to go about meeting our goals.  In the past exercise has never been enjoyable, but now I can honestly say that my workouts are fun!

On the days that I do not get trained, I work with my horses.  I can ride them twice a day now where previously it was a challenge to get in once.