Transform your look before the holidays by entering Fitness Together Bay's 8-Week Holiday Makeover Contest

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The $2,500 makeover package the Fitness Together trainers are giving one lucky winner spans all the areas they specialize in—32 training sessions customized to your assessed level of fitness and goals, as well as a cardio plan and two nutrition assessments. (Photography by Benjamin Margalit/Margalit Studio)

By Patricia Nugent

In the spirit of turning over a new leaf and getting in the best shape of your life before the jingle bells ring, this month Fitness Together in Bay Village is introducing The 8-Week Holiday Makeover.

Says Cody Plank, who opened the studio this spring along with Sean Sullivan, “We’re looking to transform the life of someone who believes they are ready to go from a ‘before’ to an ‘after.’ We are gifting them the results-driven effects of professional training and nutrition assessment. And to complete the transformation, we are partnering with Charles Scott Salon and Spa, for a dramatic style and hair color makeover.”

Why not make this the Christmas you look and feel fabulous at every party, and don’t have to worry about making it through the big, heavy holiday dinners, because you will have already shed the pounds and can follow a simple nutrition plan that is customized to you?

The makeover package the Fitness Together trainers are giving one lucky winner spans all the areas they specialize in—32 training sessions (four per week) customized to your assessed level of fitness and goals, as well as a cardio plan and two nutrition assessments. It’s easy to enter, just write a few lines explaining why you’d be a good candidate for a makeover and submit a photo of yourself to BayVillageMakeover.com

“People often tell us they want to put off getting in shape until after the holidays,” says Cody. “And this kind of thinking can lead to people gaining even more weight over the holidays. So, we are getting out ahead of that. And, technically, there’s a ‘holiday’ every month of the year, so you would be waiting a long time to be your best.”


Completing the Makeover
Kelli Hosso, general manager of Charles Scott Salon and Spa, says it’s a natural for them to partner with Fitness Together.

“We share the goal of helping people look and feel their best,” she says. “And much like Sean and Cody, people rely on our professionalism to bring out their best and discover the look that fits their lifestyle beautifully. We both empower people. Simply put, when you look great, you feel better.”

Since 1987, Charles Scott, with locations in Westlake and Rocky River, has grown into a full-service day spa offering services for hair, nails and skin along with massage and body treatments.


Achieving Success

Expertise, environment and accountability are the pillars responsible for clients’ impressive results at Fitness Together.

This elite, one-on-one level of training, with different trainers and always-changing workouts, ensures clients do not get bored. Each client’s progress is evaluated every step of the way. 

The state-of-the-art training equipment in each private training suite includes cardio machines, suspension bands, medicine and stability balls, battle ropes and weights.

Sean and Cody are in the industry as long-term partners with clients, and they wouldn’t want folks to think of this contest as a one-time opportunity with a beginning, middle or end. It’s more like a jumpstart to the future.


“We keep clients at their ultimate fitness level for life, not just a handful of weeks,” says Sean. “Our hope is for people to carry the healthy habits we provide them into the new year and beyond.”

“Listen, we all lead incredibly busy lives, and most people say they don’t have enough time to work out or plan healthy meals, so those integral parts of their day get pushed aside and that negatively impacts the rest of their activity,” says Cody. “Why not make this the year you don’t need to bother making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, because you’ll already have done it?”

Fitness Together is located within the Dover Commons Shopping Center, at 650 Dover Center Road, in Bay Village. Call 440-671-3200 or visit FitnessTogether.com/bay-village for more information and to see dramatic testimonials from people who have trained there. Charles Scott Salons and Spas are located in Westlake (294 Crocker Park Boulevard, 440-899-1957) and Rocky River (19025 Old Lake Road, 440-333-7994).