When Grutka was working at another local gym, he noticed there were limitations on how he could conduct classes due to time and scheduling. He talked about it for a while and was encouraged by people in his classes to open his own gym, which is what he did at the beginning of January.
One of the inspira-tional stories Grutka enjoys telling is about a woman who had recently undergone a mastectomy and 17 months of chemotherapy and wanted to gain some of her strength back. In the beginning of the class, she wouldn’t smile and could barely lift a 5-pound weight. At the end of the class, she happy and smiling and could do 26 push-ups.
“If you don’t try it, you’re never going to get better,” said Grutka.
MGX Fitness is located at 1811 Western Ave. in Albany. For more information, call 421-0851 or visit www.mgxfitness.com.