The Gym Nation Family
Welcome to Gym Nation, and the dream of our family
We officially opened our doors for members on February 14th, 2019. However, the dream of the opening Gym Nation started 33 years ago when Elizabeth was only 14 years old. As a teenager, her heart’s passion for fitness was awakened when she joined the cross-country running team and started taking Aerobic classes. She embraced the training and quickly discovered the enjoyment of overall fitness in both body and spirit. Her passion became even more apparent with the rush of endorphins with each workout, making her a happier and healthier person. These endorphins led her to the discovery of her purpose in life: to one day own her own gym and help others find similar happiness in their lives. For Elizabeth, she was immediately drawn to fitness. She eagerly sought ways to learn all she could from her coaches and instructors. Thereof, she found she was able to instruct and lead others to reach their physical potentials. In those first few years of learning about fitness, she enrolled in girl’s weight training classes and was able to find strength, power, endurance, while simultaneously improving physical appearance and presentation. Even outside of school sports and activities, she spent many nights in her garage all alone with her “boom box” player teaching “Virtual” fitness classes. As such, unbeknown to friends, to family, and to Elizabeth, she was already living within her purpose, within her dream.
“I absolutely love this gym. The owner and her husband are very friendly. Elizabeth speaks to everyone and is very warming. Mrs. Peggy, who is in childcare is very good with the children. The classes are also great. Also, my schedule sometimes requires me to workout late and I feel very secure going there. It’s amazing! Oh, I can’t forget to add that they are very clean!” – Kenyori; Google Review
Today, with the support and encouragement of Elizabeth’s husband, John, and the patience and understanding of their boys…. Her lifelong dream, which began over 33 years ago, of owning and opening a fitness facility, for the purpose of sharing with others her passion for working out and living a healthy lifestyle is now a reality.
We welcome you to Gym Nation, and look forward to you being a part of the dream…
★ Accountability and Integrity
We are responsible for our actions, choices, and policies
We create professional relationships with our members, clients, and coworkers to achieve positive results.
★ Cooperation and Experience
We value one another’s strengths and passions and work together as a team
We provide a supportive environment, free from discrimination, and with mutual respect
We help others reach their full potential by creating and inspiring vision of the future; then motivate and inspire them to engage with that vision
★ Outstanding Service
We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our members and clients and are dedicated in helping our members succeed.
This is Your Gym
A “NATION” is defined as “a large body of people united by a common CULTURE. Our vision for “Gym Nation” is to provide a very inclusive fitness facility where everyone comes together united by one common culture. This common culture is the belief that through exercise our wellbeing and quality of life are made better. We understand that with proper nutrition and a regular exercise routine we will increase in muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, balance and flexibility. Exercise is the “Fountain of Youth.”
Whether you have been working out for most of your life or maybe this is just the beginning of your “Fitness Journey”….. Gym Nation is YOUR Gym. At Gym Nation everyone is there together, improving their health and accomplishing their personal goals, and that’s pretty exciting!!
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.”
“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything.” – Bill Murray
3384 Highway 17 Alternate
Toccoa, GA 30577
"In the old Triple Cinema Theater, near Stephens County High School."