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Jon Reicherts started Skybound Fitness, which opened over the summer in Rosemount, to help people realize their fitness goals.

Jon Reicherts will admit he was a nerdy kid. He loved Star Trek and all things technology related. He had no interest in exercise or athletics.

In 2005, that changed. While he wasn’t overweight, Reicherts’ sedentary lifestyle made him feel tired and sluggish. Wanting more out of life, he and his wife joined a gym and started working out together. After eight weeks, he felt better and started seeing some positive results. Those initial results motivated Reicherts to make other life changes including cleaning up his diet.

Step by step, Reicherts, a father of two young sons, said he walked into a more healthful and positive lifestyle.

“After years of making fitness a focal point in my life, I feel younger, stronger, more energetic, happier, more clear and just plain more alive than ever,” Reicherts states on his website.

Now committed to a more healthful lifestyle, Reicherts decided he wanted to help others. He became a certified personal trainer and nutritional counselor through the National Personal Training Institute. He then started Skybound Fitness.

His goal through Skybound Fitness is to help people on their journey to a more healthful life. Specifically, Reicherts helps clients navigate the confusing fields of fitness and nutrition.

“I get a kick out of seeing people get results,” said Reicherts.

Skybound began offering classes out of Grand Hall in Farmington. After a year, Reicherts said, they need to find a more permanent location. Reicherts opened his own brick and mortar location last summer at 15225 Carousel Way Suite #2 in Rosemount. Reicherts said small business boutiques have gained in popularity because they offer personalized support, whereas the big gyms can’t.

Reicherts said Skybound offers classes, personal training and support. To appeal to a variety of people, they try to offer a variety of classes. Currently the studio has capoeira, boot camp, yoga, skysculpt, kettlebells and Zumba.

Additionally, Reicherts said Skybound focuses on creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Reicherts has enjoyed seeing friendships form among his clients.

Going forward, Reicherts hopes to add more classes as demand dictates. He also would like to add physical space to his studio. Or, if necessary, to add a second location.

Those wanting to try out Skybound Fitness can pay one-time class drop-in rates. The studio also offers five-class, 10-class and unlimited packages. Reicherts wants to keep things easy for customers, so there are no contracts to sign.

In hiring his instructors, Reicherts looked for people with similar attitudes. He also wanted people who would emphasize the family focus of the business. He’s assembled a team he believes will facilitate a fun supportive atmosphere. He also wanted people who would create a family-friendly business.

That atmosphere isn’t one of meathead jocks and ultra-ripped babes. Reicherts said they meet people where they are and help them achieve their goals.

So far things have gone well. The business is growing. Reicherts said word of mouth has really helped move his business forward.

To learn more about Skybound Fitness visit their website at

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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