News by Barin Von Foregger February 15, 2016
Williams to run Ridgeland fitness facility
Holmes Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Keshia Lewis Williams as the manager of the new fitness facility in Ridgeland.
A graduate of Mississippi College with a degree in kinesiology, Williams previously served as fitness director/manager of Fitness Lady from January 2010-November 2015. After Holmes acquired the approximately 25,000-square-feet building that formerly housed Fitness Lady in November, the college went through an interview process and decided Williams was the strongest candidate to run the facility for Holmes.
Located at 331 Sunny Brook Road, Fitness Lady was one of the largest women's health clubs in the nation, and once renovated, the state-of-the-art facility will provide much-needed space for multiple purposes. The building will provide a fitness and recreation center for students and employees from all campuses, space for offices, as well as a site for additional community outreach initiatives to benefit local citizens and students. The facility will be open for use as a gym in the next few weeks, initially providing free weights, weight machines, a circuit-style workout set-up, and over 100 pieces of cardio equipment. Group workout classes will also be offered in the near future.
During her five years working for Fitness Lady, Williams oversaw daily operations of the facility, ordered all equipment/products to maintain the center, managed employees, assisted clients with support involved with daily operations of the facility, developed programs/training activities, taught fitness classes, provided personal training, and performed initial assessments of clients. She has been a NESTA certified personal trainer since 2006, and is CPR certified, as well.
Prior to working at Fitness Lady, Williams served as a fitness specialist at St. Dominic Healthline in Jackson, fitness director of Shape Up Sisters in Vicksburg, a fitness instructor a PowerStation Fitness Center in Brandon, and a floor trainer at Lady of America Fitness Center in Flowood.
Williams and her husband, Justin, reside in Ridgeland with her 6-year-old daughter Jordyn.