Welcome to Fitness 1440 Conyers!

Fitness 1440 Conyers is the ninth Fitness 1440 franchise to open in Georgia. We are the only fitness franchise on the Northside of Conyers; conveniently located at 1609 Milstead Road off Sigman Road near Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and Publix. We feature state-of-the-art equipment and assessment tools. Our mission is to motivate club members and the community to be healthy and fit. You will achieve RESULTS!

My Journey to Better Health

As the owner of Fitness 1440 Conyers, I am excited to open the center in my hometown.  I have not always been health conscious, and it took some time to turn the corner to wellness. I was overweight from high school on; taking blood pressure pills that early in life.  In 2013, I was more obese with hypertension, and high cholesterol. I was the primary caretaker for my mother who passed from complications from a massive stroke which she suffered January 1, 2013 and ultimately passed June 15, 2013. For six months, I experienced what a massive stroke does to the body. It is not pretty. After mother passed, I came to terms with my own health prospects. Knowing I was headed down that same road to possibly having a stroke or a heart attack, I begin to assess where I was physically, mentally, and spiritually. Being honest with myself, helped me to get a grip and make changes and better choices. I had always been a walker, but I did not consistently keep the food under control. I love food and did not set limits on what to eat and how much to eat. My family overall enjoy food, and we celebrate around food like most people.  In August 2013, I made up my mind that I would get healthy. Walking turned into running. I got my food under control. I worked with a personal trainer. It was an amazing journey that continues.  Hence, seven years later, I am an avid runner with over 80 races completed, including six AJC Peachtree Road Races, four marathons and twenty half-marathons.

Paying it Forward

As a result of my noticeable changes, many ask me how I did it and I eagerly share because I want everyone to be at their best; family, friends, and acquaintances have joined me in making positive lifestyle changes. Doctors have asked me to speak with their patients. Subsequently, this is really what led me to opening Fitness 1440 Conyers. My mission is to impact the community in wellness. Now, with COVID-19 impacting people that have underlying medical conditions, it reinforces the importance of being better stewards of our health. We are not all born with these medical issues. Let exercise, activity, better eating habits prevent these illnesses and let medicine be the last resort. You know, our bodies are frail, and we must work to be physically, mentally, and spiritually strong to fight for the best quality of life possible.  Imagine how much better our lives will be.

Be A Light

Fitness 1440 Conyers is locally owned and operated. We are focused on working with our community to improve the health and wellness of our club members and our community. Come by and check out Fitness 1440 Conyers. Let us help YOU get RESULTS!  There are 1440 minutes in a day, make every minute count!

 

To Your Best Self, Be the Light!

Norma Shipp, Owner