Carnley opened The Body Shop in 2011 after offering boot camp classes in Peaster and Zion Hill. She said she was looking for a place with a roof to offer boot camp classes in the winter.
Believing it was silly to do just one style of class, she began contacting other instructors to branch out a bit and the facility was born. Classes grew so quickly she ended up moving to her new location in September.
Along with the classes, sports and dance camps are offered during the summer months to keep kids from “sitting on the couch” while they are out of school. A professional boxer is even available to teach boxing if it’s desired and is being utilized.
While having to drive 15 minutes to Peaster may seem a bit much, Carnley assures potential patrons it’s not.
“My monthly rates tend to be lower,” Carnley said. “For what you spend on monthly for me, you’d spend for a personal trainer once in (Weatherford).”
The personal atmosphere extends to the entire strip mall, where women own all the businesses, including a dry cleaners and hair salon.
“We all help each other out,” Carnley said. “If one of the businesses is closed and the other is open, customers drop off payments for all three and it’s no big deal.”
The Body Shop is located at 8801 FM 920, just south of the Texaco station in Peaster. For information, contact Carnley at email@example.com or visit The Body Shop on Facebook.