Revive Fitness and Lifestyle hosted a grand reopening on Saturday, Oct. 28 to celebrate the upgrade of the facility and workout equipment.
Revive Fitness first opened 13 years ago. Located at 180 S. Yonge St. in Ormond Beach, the fitness studio has expanded its space from 5,400 square feet to 7,200 square feet, allowing more members to join and more equipment and classes to be added.
At the age of 24, Arnold Kolozsvari, owner of Revive Fitness, moved from Hungary to the United States in 1999 to follow his dream of becoming a professional body builder like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I saw a picture of him one day and it helped me create a path and goal for myself,” Kolozsvari said, “First and foremost, I wanted to become a successful body builder and I want to live from my knowledge and not from my physical strength. I knew there was no better place to do that than in the United States so I took the first opportunity I got and moved to the states.”
Before he was able to open his own gym, he worked at other fitness facilities and did at-home personal training. In 2010, when Kolozsvari opened Revive, he had 13 clients follow him to Revive from the gym he was previously working at.
Revive trainers work with people from the age of 10 to 87 years old, and half of their clients are over the age of 50. They focus on creating strength, stamina, functionality, and a perfect well-being on top of offering nutritional consultation and programs to each client.
Each member of Revive receives a personalized fitness and nutrition plan based off of their body, health, fitness level, goals and concerns. A movement screening takes place before their plan is created to find exactly where the body is lacking and to see how the body moves.
Kolozsvari said a big part of his and Revive’s vision is that knowledge is more powerful than physical strength.
Carlo Solorzano has been an employee at Revive for four years and a manager for a little over a year. He has bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and 10 years of experience in the fitness industry.
“Even with my background and experience, I have learned so much from Arnold,” Solorzano said. “He is constantly on us and himself about keeping up on our education and critiquing us so we can be better all around.”