CrossFit Berrien Expands to Life Pulse Fitness
Founded by Jeff and Joyce Tartarchuk two years ago, CrossFit Berrien, located in downtown Berrien Springs, has provided Andrews University students the possibility to try out CrossFit training—a strength and conditioning program based on "constantly-varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains.”
Since its first opening two years ago, there has been a shift in management as the Tartarchuks brought on former Andrews University student Joel Paquette as a business partner. In addition to management changes came the name change of CrossFit Berrien to Life Pulse Fitness. Life Pulse Fitness, unlike CrossFit Berrien, will not be limited to just CrossFit courses, but will also be offering courses like Yoga, Zumba and Aikido Martial Arts—as well as future considerations such courses like Pilates and a functional cross-training class geared towards endurance athletes (cyclists, runners, triathletes, etc.).
As Life Pulse Fitness is still underway, Paquette hopes this expansion will be inclusive to all members in the community by offering a variety of fitness activities to better improve Life Pulse Fitness members’ health and fitness and provide members a higher quality of life.
“We’re very excited about our new facility, tentatively scheduled to be ready in December. In addition to offering more space, new classes and new equipment, we will also now have showers and a lounge area,” Paquette said.
Until Life Pulse Fitness’ grand opening in the first week of January 2017, CrossFit Berrien is still open and will be operating as a CrossFit training center. To find out more information about Life Pulse Fitness including coaches, pricing policies and schedules, check out CrossFit Berrien’s website: www.crossfitberrien.com.
Every Sunday at 10 a.m., free CrossFit introduction classes are offered to Andrews University students at CrossFit Berrien; all are welcome and encouraged to participate, and co-curricular credit is provided to undergraduate students for their participation in Sunday introductory classes.