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The Full Story

While in Ocean City, MD on a family vacation, Mike Turkin walked into a gym to get in his workout for the day. One of the experienced members of the gym took Mike under his wing and taught him the secrets of the fitness world and the world of bodybuilding. With an eagerness to share this love of health and fitness with others, Mike opened the first Atlas Personal Trainers studio in a basement in Parkville in 2005. From there, Atlas blossomed. The clientele was building, group classes were expanding, and bodybuilding competitors started training for competitions. 

In 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike realized his basement studio was no longer big enough to handle the community he was building with Atlas. He purchased a new space in Kingsville, and by January of 2021, our new studio opened its doors. 

After almost 3 years in our new location, Atlas has continued to expand, and the community of like-minded individuals continues to grow. This isn't your average big-box gym. We are a training studio that caters to each individual client that walks through our doors. The environment at Atlas is friendly, comfortable, motivating, and welcoming. We are proud of where we've come, and we can't wait to see where we are headed!

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