Cason Development Group is redeveloping a 3,000 sq.-ft. building at 4326 Wildcat Road in Columbia which will become the home of Results Fitness. The studio is owned by local fitness instructor, Robert Simmons.
The adaptive reuse project will transform the building that has been vacant for more than a decade. Boyer Construction is the general contractor and SEED Architecture is the architect for the project. The building, located next to the McDonalds on Garners Ferry Road, is expected to be completed in time for a summer opening.
“We’ve been working with Robert for close to a year to find the perfect space and through our partnerships with Boyer and SEED we were able to find the perfect building that fit Robert’s long term goals,” said Cason Development Group’s Taylor Wolfe.
Simmons began his career with Jamie Scott Fitness in 2013 teaching exercise classes and providing personal training for select clients. In May 2020, Simmons decided to pursue his own venture as a personal trainer through a partnership with Stronghold Gym. He continued to grow his client base and developed a plan to open Results Fitness.
Results Fitness will offer personal training and treadmill-based group classes of 18 to 24. The personal training sessions will use free weights and various fitness machines.
“My goal is to bridge the gap between personal training and the class sessions and get to know the people in classes because I believe that is the best way for me to build relationships and for people to start seeing results,” Simmons said. “On a personal level, I want to normalize exercise again. People think they can use social media and figure fitness out, and there is a lot of false information out there.”