After losing their lease last April, things looked a bleak for BasePoint Fitness, with owners Paul and Kim Goldenberger thinking it was the end of the line for the small business they’d spent four years building in North Bend.
BUT, in November things took a turn for the better when a new retail space was secured in downtown North Bend – a space Paul and Kim think will be an even better for BasePoint.
The new location is in the heart of downtown North Bend – at 125 North Bend Way next to Selah Gifts – and it provides the growing fitness studio with a larger, more open space.
Paul said after closing BasePoint last April, he and Kim just couldn’t let go of their dream, especially with a wonderful, supportive community of BPF members.
He explained, “So we decided we’d find a way to re-open, no matter how long it took. We feel so blessed to have found a new home for BPF at the Mason building on North Bend Way. The property manager (Mike Kirkland) and landlords (Zach and Dylan Mason) have been refreshingly professional, accommodating and enjoyable to work with.”
Paul grew up in North Bend and was raised with an appreciation for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming and skiing. After graduating from Mount Si High School, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, serving seven years, including time spent as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer.
After leaving the Coast Guard, Paul moved back to Washington and began pursuing a career in health and fitness. Then he met Kim, an Issaquah native who shared an appreciation for outdoor activities, especially long-distance running. In fact, in 2010 she was the second fastest woman in the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
Kim and Paul both earned Bachelor’s degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Bastyr University and in February 2015, launched BasePointFitness.
And the rest, as they say, is history!
BasePoint Fitness officially re-opens on Monday, February 17th, but they will also be throwing a community Grand Re-opening Party and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the SnoValley Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, February 15th from 1PM – 5PM.
BasePoint Fitness offers Personal Training and a variety of highly specialized Fitness Classes such as kickboxing, boot camps and yoga seven days a week. They utilize open space environment training with equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, suspension straps, stationary bikes and resistance bands to build functional and athletic fitness.
Kim and Paul’s philosophy is to train in a way that promotes true, holistic health and improves performance in activities beyond the building, such as mountain biking, rock climbing or kayaking. They provide lots of personalized guidance and all levels are welcome.
To learn more visit www.basepointfitness.com
Good Luck Kim and Paul!