LINCOLNTON – Turning Point Fitness, which got its start in Mooresville, is bringing its services to Lincolnton.

Franchise owner John Decker opened the Charlotte-based health and fitness company in Mooresville in 2011. A grand opening for the Lincolnton location will take place on Oct. 10.

“It’s not like a normal gym,” Decker said. “It’s more closely aligned with chiropractic therapy,

but I certainly do all of those things (a gym does).”

Decker, who has a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion with a focus on performance enhancement and injury prevention, has several fitness training certifications that he said allow him to provide research-based solutions for a wide variety of needs.

He said most gyms – which is where he got his start in the industry – don’t provide reasons for why bodies work the way they do; however, at Turning Point, education is just as important as exercise.  

“First, we start with a screening and identify probable causes,” Decker said. “Then we put a plan together.”

The aim, he said, is to get people back to normal posture to prevent injury or correct “postural distortions” that may have caused injuries already.

As for running both locations, Decker said he’s prepared to meet the demand of clients across the lake.

Clients can expect to work with Decker to achieve a successful personalized wellness plan; however, Decker said exercises and tools learned in his office can be duplicated at home or wherever the client needs.

“The overall goal is to fight the aging process and help that person reach their fullest potential when it comes to health and wellness,” Decker said. “If somebody thinks there’s no possibility for them to get to a place for achieving health, I’d tell them ‘Come talk to me, let’s find out.’”

The Lincolnton location is at 204 S. Laurel St., and the Mooresville location is in the Chirolife Wellness Center on Brawley School Road.


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