Angela Wolff Sellers opened Fit Columbia and Fit Yoga in a 500-square-foot space on Devine Street in 2010. Four years later in September 2014, Wolff moved the growing business across the street to a studio twice the size at 2927 Devine St.
Last month, Fit Columbia has moved again--this time to 2002 Blossom St. in Five Points.
"One of the issues I have is that I have a lot of clients who have injuries, who are recovering from back surgeries, who are senior citizens and I have a lot of people who bring their kids--especially in the summer," Sellers said. "My space on Devine had a staircase and I just needed a space that was closer to the ground. Also it's in Five Points and Five Points is just booming--there's lots of energy here."
A fitness center offering strength and cardiovascular conditioning, Fit Columbia and Fit Yoga's claim to fame has been its yoga wall. A West Coast trend that uses adjustable straps in varying poses, the wall allows participants to hang upside down or receive support for positions that might be difficult because of injury or sickness--or if the pose is simply too difficult to achieve otherwise.
Fit Columbia offers donation-based classes every Monday and Wednesday night with all proceeds going toward a different local charity each month. This month's charity is Dawn Staley's Innersole program which donates shoes to local children in need.