TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — When most gyms were forced to close their doors, one local doctor decided it was time to start something new. with a focus on more than what meets the eye.
"The psychological component to health and wellness is a huge, huge thing that has happened right now,” said Dr. Jerffrey Farrah.
Anxiety, depression and isolation are at all-time highs since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. De-Stigmatizing mental health is one of the things that led Dr. Jeffrey Farrah and his wife Staci to open Midtown Movement & Medicine in the heart of Tallahassee.
"If you haven't started thinking about your own mental health from a performance standpoint, then it becomes stigmatized and it's changing, slowly; but we are also trying to speed that up,” said Dr. Farrah.
Starting a new gym in the middle of a pandemic may sound like a risky business plan, so the Farrah’s knew they had to do things a little differently.
Midtown Movement & Medicine provides unique services such as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, IV/Infusion Therapy and personal training for people like Ramsey White with big personal goals.
“I was setting a goal for myself to lose a hundred pounds,” said White. “I wanted to change how I've been treating my body and develop healthier habits both with physical fitness and eating. Through hard work, dedication and commitment, here we are two years later, I'm down one-hundred and twenty pounds.”
With keeping safety in mind during this pandemic, the gym is expanding by adding 2,500 square feet to make social distancing easier.
Those renovations are expected to be complete by March.
A list of classes and hours for Midtown Movement & Medicine and more information about them can be found by clicking here.