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Know No Limits Gym’s Future Unclear… For Now

gym1Over last weekend, EveryBlock was buzzing about Know No Limits gym closing. According to the reports, some people were being told that it would be locking its doors for good at the end of the month. Of course, many people were unhappy about this possibility.

It seems though that this may not be the case. EVB has learned that the gym is in the works to be changing ownership and  that the deal, if finalized, should be completed by the end of the month.

This is welcome news for its members, as the local community gym they have come to love may be getting a second wind. Know No Limits was started back in the mid 90s by Karla Shelton when she opened her doors to the masses. The focus was to give people a quality gym with a welcoming experience.  When Karla had the opportunity to move the business  to 6125 N Clark several years ago, she took the shot. 

Through the years Karla has become a friendly face in the community so it is not surprising that many people are sad to see her sell the business. She talked with EVB and admitted that rents in the area have gotten too high for her and the current business model. She feels it is time to bring in fresh blood to carry the gym into the future.

“I love our members and I love fitness. These people make me happy to get out of bed each morning”, Ms. Shelton said. “It has been  important to run a gym where people can workout, feel great,  and take good care of themselves, especially as we age.”

Moving onto her next chapter, Karla admits she will still be around teaching and personal training. Her love of fitness and the people she helps each day is very strong. As for now, members can buy a daily pass until the change of hands is completed.


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