In Fitness and In Health
by Stephanie Struyck Elgin
Tony and Allison eventually began dating. “When I could spend hours upon hours with him and never get sick of talking or hanging out, well I just knew he was the one,” states Allison. “He became my best friend and someone I could do anything with and have a good time.”
“For me, it was love at first sight,” states a smiling Tony. “Actually, like Allison, I knew she was the one when we could spend all day, every day together and have a great time just doing nothing.”
After five years, the couple took a trip to New York. “He had the whole weekend planned,” states Allison. “Yankees games, Broadway shows, romantic dinners and all.”
Then came the moment. “It was the perfect romantic walk in Central Park,” states Allison. “We stopped on a moonlit bridge and he pulled out a fortune that I had given him years ago. On it said ‘You will live happily ever after with the one you love’. By the time I realized what was happening, he was down on one knee proposing!”
Tony and Allison became husband and wife on October 22, 2011, just five short months after they opened Afterburn Fitness. “We survived what had to be one of the most hectic, crazy, yet rewarding years we could ever have,” states the couple. “Everyone thought we were nuts, and we were, but we learned so much about patience and multi tasking.”
Afterburn Fitness is a personalized gym located in Valencia. Prior to opening, Tony ran a group bootcamp in the Valencia area. The group began with six members and grew to over 80. “He loved training his clients, but wanted to provide so much more for them,” states Allison. “He felt he needed his own space and concept to personalize the program to meet his clients needs,” states Allison. In May of 2011 they opened up Afterburn Fitness.
Allison, the creative partner with many great ideas and Tony, the entrepreneur, executor and mastermind…well let’s just say, together they make a great team. “We are passionate about our members and truly love what we do and I think that’s important as it sets the vibe of the gym. Teamwork both as a couple and business partners is so important-you must work together -share ideas and bounce them off each other. This is the best way to learn and grow your business and your relationship. Finally, patience, hard work and passion for each other and for what we do makes us successful as a couple and business partners.”
Afterburn Fitness is located at 26007 Avenue Hall in Valencia. They offer each member a Bod Pod test every 90 days, a one on one consultation to design your workout program based on your goals and a tailored nutrition program! Every 90 days you redo your Bod Pod, your consultation and your nutrition to continue seeing that positive change in your self and your body! For more information, call 661-295-5876.