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See the MAJOR UPDATE posted 1 July 2021 which covered their New Location!

21 November 2018: Photo Update on new equipment at True Grit Fitness

3 May, 2018 UPDATE:

True Grit Fitness is getting their act together and taking it on the road. Or, rather, they are opening a new location in Champaign, Illinois.
      The owners and staff of the 24 hour fitness center in Tilton, working with Champaign's 'One Main' people, are expanding to the building complex that houses the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in downtown Champaign at the corner of Neil and Washington Streets.
      Right now the part of the structure next to the old theater is full of construction equipment and people sweating it out for other reasons than they're running on a treadmill. But before long, the exercise stuff will arrive and they hope to have it up and running sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. Eventually to be followed by a possible location in Urbana and perhaps elsewhere in the region. (all puns at no extra charge!)
      Also of note is the arrival of new equipment at the Tilton location. Some of it is here, and some of it, like four more treadmills and a couple more 'steppers', and some other "terrible machines" are on their way. Also arriving is new staff to assist members with things like personal training and classes, and even T-shirts to get all sweaty in.

As always, Tilton Progress will make every attempt to keep you updated, hopefully without having to use any of the steppers or ellipticals to do it.

Seven Questions at True Grit Fitness, a Tilton Business.
date of interview, 22 January, 2018

  1. How long have you been in business / and in this location?
    -    About One Year.
  2. How many employees?
    -    There's two owners and about five staff counting the personal trainers.
  3. Although it may be obvious, what is your business?
    -    Fitness and personal training.
  4. What do you want people to know about this place?
    -    We offer Cross Fit type training and other classes, such as Yoga. We have 'boot camp' style classes as well. We also do "Silver Sneakers" classes. So we are an All In One facility.
  5. What is the main advantage you see for being located here?
    -    The ongoing Route One project.
  6. Any plans to expand?
    -    We're looking into franchising and just got in the new machines (see photo).
  7. Anything else you'd like to be on the website about your business.
    -    If anybody is interested, they can try us out for free.

True Grit Fitness
1606 Georgetown Rd, Tilton, IL 61833

Telephone 217-274-7490

The facility is open 24 hours. Class times vary, contact them for schedule.

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