By Alex Benzegala
A new business in Alliance that aims to empower others through strength and active living held their ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon in downtown Alliance.
The Bricktown Gym opened five weeks ago at 308 Box Butte Ave, and their slogan is "get built on the bricks."
Nikki Merrill is the Owner, Personal trainer & Nutritionist of Brickhouse Gym and says that they started out of her home in Hemingford before migrating to Alliance and describes what services she offers.
"Currently we offer 24-hour gym access for anyone who wants to come in, but on the training side of things I do one-on-one and group, which is 2-3 people together.
There are personalized programs based on assessments and consultations, nutrition education and I also do orthopedics so chronic pain, rehab and things like that that I can offer people one-on-one too."
Merrill says that the Brickhouse Gym has some characteristics that makes it a unique gym facility in Alliance.
"I think that having a downtown location helps, especially with people who are working and need to come over on lunch breaks or right after work, it makes that accessibility easier." Merrill said. Also having a bigger space for training, we're a private gym space that is adult only and that sets us apart a little bit, offering some options that aren't currently being offered right now.
Membership prices are $36 dollars for four weeks for one-person, personal training for one person is $119 for six weeks.
For more information, visit the Brickhouse Gym website at builtonthebricks.com.