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Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness
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Combat Zone Fitness promotes a military style fitness based on Adan Escribas techniques honed in the United States Marine Corp and as a personal trainer. - photo by Photo Contributed

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

Type of Business: Fitness gym

Hours: 5a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Contact: 535-3353

History of Business: Adan Escriba has been working out since he was 13-years-old and has been working in the gym atmosphere since the age of 18. Now, at the age of only 20-years-old Esriba is the owner of his own gym, Combat Zone Fitness, where he inspires locals to get fit through tough love military style fitness.

Currently in the United States Marine Corp Reserves, Escriba’s training styles incorporates the approach and intensity of military style training coupled with the knowledge he gained as a personal trainer. Formerly the general manager for the Ceres, Turlock, Atwater, and Merced locations of Custom Built Personal Training, a subset of In Shape fitness clubs, Escriba has been honing his skills in the fitness industry for years. However, he knew if he were to expand on his own he would need to offer something unique.

“There are a lot of fitness options locally. I had to think outside the box,” said Escriba. “I wanted to build my own business, my own way, with my own style.”

Escriba’s initiative has since translated into Combat Zone Fitness where he leads weekly boot camps at 6 a.m.  on Saturdays, as well as working with clients in one-on-one and group settings dependent upon their schedule. At 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Escriba also brings in a Zumba fitness instructor for group classes. With each session Escriba formulates workout plans and meal plans for his clients and also offers a monthly weight and measurement analysis. Each time Escriba enters the gym he makes sure to wear his military gear and push his clients to give their best each and every workout.

“It’s in a warehouse and I really wanted it to look like a military gym when you walk in so you know what to expect,” said Escriba.  “Personal Records are always being broken at my gym.”

While Combat Zone Fitness is a place to build strength and get fit, Escriba also aims to inspire his clients to change their mindset as well, similar to what he learned in the military.

“You need to train your mind before you train your body. I always tell my clients strength and conditioning is important but really it is 75 percent mental,” said Escriba.

Business Specialty: Inspirational fitness approach.