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Yooper Fitness recognized with ‘First Dollar’ after delayed start

Yooper Fitness in downtown Manistique is finally open and ready for business after a short delay due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Owners Emily and Tiger Marcotte renovated the old mechanic shop, located at 215 Oak Street, into a brand-new fitness center.

Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce summer intern, David Moening, presents Emily Marcotte with a “first dollar” certificate welcoming them to the community.

With both owners having nursing backgrounds and Tiger’s father being a lifelong fitness enthusiast, when the need for a local gym was apparent, the Marcottes launched into action to open the gym of their dreams. With plans to offer group classes soon and even “Beer and Yoga” classes, many locals can expect much more than dumbbells and treadmills.

Connected to the Yooper Fitness center is a shop called Michigan Made – Manistique, which is owned by Emily’s mother. The shop is focused on selling gifts, snacks, beer, and wine from around Michigan. Additionally, gym members can soon expect to finish a workout and enjoy a local craft beer in the facility’s outdoor drinking area.

Those interested in joining the fitness center may schedule an appointment to sign up as a new member by contacting (906) 395-7244. More information may also be found at the Yooper Fitness Facebook page

*This article was originally published by the Pioneer Tribune. Click here to learn more about their online subscription to follow more local news.

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