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Lifer Adds To Fitness Options in West Hartford

Lifer Adds To Fitness Options in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD — Tucked away beside a Home Depot near the Hartford line, Debra Fountain is tapping into a new and fast-growing fitness trend.

A body builder with a finance degree, Fountain is using her two decades as a personal trainer at her new venture, Lifer Fitness Studio. With fitness franchises like SoulCyle, New York Sports Club and Big Sky growing in popularity in Connecticut, Fountain's business plan emphasizes a variety of classes in a more intimate setting.

"My idea was to create an all-in-one space with strength training, flexibility, cardio and mindfulness," said Fountain, a former instructor at Big Sky. She offers three types of class: Barre, which...

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