Donnis Dolso and her partner Logan Noonan offer both group and private exercise sessions and classes at The Vault from 6:00 am until 6:30 pm six days a week!
The specialized gym offers circuit training, cardio and strength training, agility and mobility exercises and weight training in a class environment or one-on-one personal training. Donnis explains, “We fit a lot in a one hour session.” Other equipment available includes free weights, a pull-up bar, rowing machine, medicine balls and jump ropes. “We keep people moving all the time.”
That is one of the reasons she sought guidance from the SBDC. They were teaching all the classes and running the business. The partners met with Joe Keck who advised them to hire more trainers so they had time to focus on running the business. She shares, “Joe helped us remove ourselves from teaching so much so we could help the business grow. We had to learn to delegate.”
They have a great business plan and the business is doing so well that they were also contemplating opening a second gym. Joe suggested they watch their numbers closely to determine if that was a viable change. Checking the numbers monthly they watched for consistent growth and decided to just move to a bigger location, rather than open a second one.
Time to focus on the business allowed them to come up with creative ideas to keep growing. “We want to make it bigger and better.” The Vault moved to a larger location in the beginning of the summer. Their current and third location is bigger and on the north end of town, in the Core Value complex.
Donnis Dolso, co-owner has a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis. New partner, Logan Noonan, was born and raised here and has been a client of The Vault since they opened.