Glow Fitness Studio prepares for the grand opening, a new fitness concept: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville, Ohio

A new gym will open soon in North Ridgeville and the owners are simply thrilled. The new concept gym is one of only six gyms in the country. It’s huge in Europe and is slowly making its way to the United States.

Glow Fitness North Ridgeville

The Glow Fitness Studio in North Ridgeville is a unique and innovative experience where the room itself becomes the coach with its interactive floors and walls, motivational music, fun lighting and stunning projections.

Glow Fitness Studio, 39245 Center Ridge Road, officially opened at 10 a.m. October 8 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Come and check it out. Light refreshments and gifts will also be part of the celebration.

“So we’re putting CLE on the fitness map,” co-owner Steve Beckett said in an email. “My wife, Jessica, was introduced to this type of gym in Nashville with her aunt. She fell in love with the concept and we decided to open one here in Northeast Ohio. Our gym is unique in that it is completely interactive for users. It has Something for every fitness level from toddlers to Silver Sneakers, and everything in between. It can also be designed for disabled users right up to sports teams.”

Beckett notes that the gym is not a franchise gym. You also won’t find treadmills, rowers, bikes, or strength equipment in the studio. They are all high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes that are done in a circuit. Class sizes are small with only 16 places per session. Keeping classes small helps the coach be able to give more individual attention and help develop a sense of community. Glow Fitness Studio is a unique and innovative experience in which the room itself becomes the coach with its interactive floors and walls, stimulating music, pleasant lighting and stunning projections.

“We have it right outside,” he said, “but we’re looking forward to opening several of these gyms across the Cleveland area.” “We would like to continue to open it all over Ohio and spread this great fitness tool to as many people as possible. There are two families who own the business. My wife and I, as well as John and Brittany Brookbank. We are all North Ridgeville residents, and have been friends/neighbors for about five years “.

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Sunflower field update: last week I wrote about the new futuristic home of the sunflower field “Prayer from Maria” which will be located on Jaycox Road north of Middleton Drive. This year’s transitional site has not yet been revealed Prayers from the Maria Foundation so far. Finally, enterprise officials posted on Social media that the new transition field site will be on Recreation Lane (the road to Crushers Stadium and YMCA off State Route 611). Officials also indicated that they hope to open the store and square to the public in early October when flowering is expected.

Restaurant opens: Raising Cane’s grand opening, 35545 Chester Road, is September 27. For more information about Chicken Restaurant, go to

Republican Club Breakfast: The Avon-Avon Lake Republican Club Friends Breakfast is held 8-9 a.m. October 5 at Sugar Creek Restaurant, 5196 Detroit Rd., Sheffield. Ron Kaminsky will present, “The Politics of Climate Change in America.” Guests are welcome and all attendees are responsible for their meals.

Kahun’s house is now open: It’s been nearly five years since the city began talks to purchase and renovate Wilbur Cahoun’s historic home, 2940 Stony Ridge Road. In June 2019, the city council voted on an agreement to purchase the home for $200,000 from Jean A. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Since that time, it was decided that the house would become a museum representing not only the Kahun family, but the many families who began coming to Avon in the 19th century. These included some familiar Avon names, such as Alten, Casper, DeChant, Jameson, Miller, Moon, Nagel, Norton-Townsend, Pickering, Riegelsberger, and Schwartz.

The city’s business development consultant, Sherry Siroca, has worked tirelessly to collect Archaeology Some of these important founding families were part of the Avon legacy. Every room in the house is now set up just as it was in the 19th century.

Last April, a special ribbon-cutting party was held for the public to come and tour the house with the goal that one day the house would be open on a regular basis for all to enjoy, as well as for future school field trips so that Avon students could see the history within the community.

City officials recently announced that the house is now open to the public for tours on Sundays from 1-3 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm (times subject to change). Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Nicole Rambo-Ackerman at 440-937-7823.

Laser hair removal salon is coming: Founded in 2012 by two board-certified physicians, Milan Laser comes to Avon in the space formerly occupied by Fresh Planet, 35925 Detroit Rd. According to information posted on the Milan Laser website, all treatments are performed with FDA-approved lasers that are tailored to your skin type and hair color. Other Cleveland area locations include Lyndhurst and Rocky River. For more information, go to

Republican club meeting: Join your fellow Republicans at New Charter School and Voter Integrity Night at 7 p.m. October 13 at Father Ragan Knights Hall in Columbus Hall, 1783 Moore Road. Speakers include Liz Griffiths at Hillsdale College’s New Charter School with teacher-led classes and a classic American curriculum. Marilyn Jacobsek of the Lauren County Board of Elections will discuss issues of voter integrity in the county. The cost is $5 for guests.

Avon Lake

Opening a pet store: North Ridgeville resident Taylor Rudy started his one-of-a-kind online business in 2017. Since then, the business has grown and he recently opened a small store, Moose and Lulu’s, at 690 Avon Belden Road (near Salad KraZe). Named after his two babies, Moss and Lulu, most of the store is dedicated to stocking and creativity. According to Ruddy, the front small boutique area features more than 15 dog treat flavors and more than 80 best-selling dog tags. For more information, follow Instagram @mooseandlulus or go to To display a variety of items.

Stitch Niche: Knitting and/or knitting enthusiasts (all skill levels) can bring their projects to Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd. , and enjoy the company of other embroidery lovers at 7 pm. October 10. Be there to answer questions and provide assistance. To register, go to

Vice Field path update: Residents now have more options for walking trails in the city as new trails open at Weiss Field meandering through much of the approximately 79 acres of the park.

According to information from the city, the project was started in part because of resident Kathleen Satolo, who built the original bridge over the tracks that became a popular pedestrian route to bypass the creek. The bridge is well built, but it will not be able to support several pedestrians at the same time.

Several pedestrians also reported that trail conditions were very difficult. At the same time, there was an excess of mulch that had to be removed from the property in public works. Sawdust is what the shredder has collected from the bollards throughout the year in the city. The walking trails in Vice Field were a perfect place for excess mulch. Crews began removing fallen trees and overgrowth from existing driveways.

Once the trails were cleared, the Department of Public Works began designing the trails, repairing the bridge, and creating a small wildflower garden.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be working with such a great team,” said Darwin Ward, assistant director of public works, in a post on the city’s website. “We are still developing the trails, but I’ve been told that if one walked all the trails, it would take about an hour and a half to complete.”

North Ridgeville

Installing new pipes: Work is expected to be completed within a few weeks on the installation of approximately 450 feet of new PVC pipe by Columbia Gas on Stoney Ridge Road near the intersection of Mills Road and Avalon Drive. Please use caution when driving in the area and expect delays.

Autumn Festival: The annual Fall Parks and Management Festival takes place from 4-6 p.m. October 8 at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Rd. Family fun activities include games, food vendors, pumpkin face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin bowling, photo booths and hay rides (weather permitting). Come early as there are a limited number of pumpkins available.

LCCC Autumn Festival: If you’re still looking for more family-friendly fall activities, the University of Lauren County Community Partnership University Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorraine Road, hosts the Fall Festival from 4-7 p.m. October 13. The free event is open to the community and includes games, costumes, cartoons, sweepstakes, food, and more. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, go to

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