LODI, N.J. — A couple that trains together also goes to business with one another in the case of Lodi's Brian Giraldo and Vivian Reynoso as they opened a gym together this month.
Giraldo and Reynoso launched Raw Fitness on South Main Street in Lodi as the two trainers. The couple, who are currently engaged, keep themselves in shape while doing the same for others.
They manage it while just recently welcoming a baby to their family as well.
"It's a lot of stuff, but it's a good kind of tough," Giraldo told Daily Voice. "I think it's going to be really good, really awesome."
Giraldo and Reynoso both grew up in Lodi. Giraldo spent some time in Elmwood Park as well, but Reynoso lived her whole life in Lodi.
The couple have been together for about two years before starting their new life together with the gym and baby.
A shared enthusiasm for fitness helped them bond. Reynoso spent time as a bikini model while Giraldo specialized in boxing.
Giraldo, 25, started boxing when he was 16.
"It's really, really good stress relief," he said. "It's one of the best types of workouts. Cardio, muscle endurance and gets a lean type of body."
The trainers bring a similar philosophy to Raw Fitness. Giraldo said they focus more on staying healthy rather than building huge muscles.
With only two trainers, the couple act more as personal trainers specializing in clients who come in by appointment.
As his family and gym continue to grow, Giraldo said he's excited to keep those two parts of his life together.
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