“We’ve jumped the gun starting a program renting out our equipment for free to members since we closed March 15,” noted Leoso, a volunteer member of Pacific Beach Planning Group, who has attained nationally accredited certifications, as well as multiple non-accredited courses. “We’ve given equipment out as a way to train people.”
Added Leoso, “We’re doing online training with people we’ve loaned our kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells to, over $40,000 worth of equipment to people in Pacific Beach so that they could keep on training anyway.”
Leoso’s got about 100 members presently after some nine years in business. “I’m the longest-standing training studio that I’m aware of in this ZIP code,” he said.
Leoso, who inhabited a space at 4440 Ingraham St. pre-pandemic, has since moved his operations to a new workout space he’s been converting.
“We’re in the midst of an upgrade, having moved into a much bigger space for a gym closer to the water next to Sliders at 909 Grand Ave.,” he said. “I’ve been doing all the work necessary to get up and running in that building. We’re doubling down on everything, redoing the ceiling and flooring and upgrading all the equipment and sanitation stations. It’s going to be fun.”
When he’s allowed to reopen his physical fitness facility by the state, Leoso said he will have all the new health protocols required in place.
“We’ll be restricted on the number of people we can have in the place at any given time, and we’ll only be doing private lessons,” said the fitness owner/trainer, who hopes to reopen as soon as June 1.
“We won’t be going full swing back into group training or classes right away, as more members start trickling back,” said Leoso. “We want to make sure we’re doing all the right things so that people feel comfortable when they come back.”
For more information, call 858-483-2711 or visit pacificbeachtraining.net.