By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV
After buying Greenbrier Valley Fitness (GVF) in 2012, Lt. Colonel Dwight Bundy (US Army) has been on a mission to improve physical fitness in the Greenbrier Valley. He and his wife, Reagan, own and operate two gym locations. Dwight and Reagan both grew up in the Greenbrier Valley and want to see the area thrive.
“Fitness can change lives,” Dwight says. “Our vision for this immediate area around our new location is for it to be a health and wellness campus.”
GVF North is located near the interstate in Lewisburg, beside the Fairfield Inn. “It’s busy there all the time,” Dwight shares. “We recently completely renovated the fitness studio, have a powerlifting area, a huge TRX area. It’s nice, but it can get crowded.”
So Dwight decided to take a leap of faith and expand GVF South to a different location in a new building. “It’s much larger here,” he says of the new spot. “Much more room for everyone. And people seem to really like it so far.”
The new GVF South location is beside Nova Jiu Jitsu, adjacent to Tractor Supply at the top of Ronceverte Hill. Dwight bought the building and oversaw extensive renovations to turn it into the kind of gym he wanted with optimal use of space.
“We have crossfit on one side, free weights and equipment on the other side, and in between there’s locker rooms and a large turf area for speed agility, sleds, drills, you-name-it,” he describes.
They officially opened the doors last week. Feedback has been positive from gym members so far. “But we need more space already,” he confides. Fortunately, Lt. Col. Bundy has a plan.
“This is Phase 1,” he tells RealWV. “Phase 2 is an additional building for weights, classes, and more. Then Phase 3 is a basketball court with a track for winter walking/running.”
Dwight also plans to offer a mega-membership with their next door neighbors, Nova Jiu Jitsu, as part of their vision to make the area a mecca for health and wellness. “You’ll be able to join GVF and Nova at a discounted rate,” Dwight says.
Students can also join the GVF South sports performance program and be dropped off at the door after school for training. Dwight offers, “We want to be a positive influence for kids.”
GVF is already a positive influence on the community, and that will only grow with time as their plans unfold. “We’ll be getting more equipment in the coming months and starting some new things.”
Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 7, when GVF South will host “West Virginia’s Strongest.” It’s a strongman event hosted by Dan Caraway. Competitors will be able to qualify for nationals bu competing in this regional event.
Membership at GVT is open. You can choose from two packages. Crossfit costs $80/month per person. It includes gym memberships at the North and South locations plus unlimited classes and coaching for crossfit. Regular memberships cost $45/month per person. They include full gym memberships at both locations.
GVT South is open 5am-7pm Monday-Friday and 8am-1pm on Saturday. Extended hours are possible in the future. GVT North is available via 24/7 access.
For more information, call GVT South at 681-318-3340. Visit them online at https://greenbriervalleyfitness.com/ or find them on Facebook.