FIMS New Ownership
Fitness is My Sickness (FIMS) is proud to announce that their women’s only gym is under new ownership for their San Diego location. As of Friday, June 1, 2018, the gym has switched ownership and is now under the leadership of Monique Allen to help expand the gym into new markets that will be more inclusive to the local community.
New owner, Monique, is excited to get the ball rolling on this great improvement. She says, “We want to create a bridge between our existing audience and also make our gym a place the deaf, hearing impaired, and differently-abled members can also call home.”
Fitness is My Sickness will soon be offering and promoting classes for the deaf and hearing impaired and in the future will also include additional underserved populations in San Diego. There will be absolutely no changes to how the gym is run; this is just an opportunity to gain a variety of classes and community involvement.
Monique gained a passion for exercise after recovering from a motorcycle accident in 2012. The accident really motivated her to continue to build and get stronger because she saw that it mattered in her recovery. Now her goal is to help the disabled community of San Diego by combining her two passions of fitness and sign language into Fitness is My Sickness. Monique started learning sign language due to her working with children with autism. Some of her children were nonverbal so she went to school to learn ASL to help them with a form of communication. She will now be practicing sign once again in the form of fitness.
FIMS is the same gym, just with a new mission. It is now reaching toward a community-based outreach and is geared towards helping those who are deaf or hearing impaired.
We want to create a bridge between our existing audience and also make our gym a place the deaf, hearing impaired, and differently-abled members can also call home.” – Monique Allen