South Island CrossFit announces new ownership, business vision

South Island CrossFit in Clinton has new owners.

The business was purchased earlier this year from Manny Rios by Lara and Andres Ortiz. They are Clinton residents, and cross fit level one certified trainers. The deal was finalized Feb. 15, according to a Thursday press release.

The Ortizes plan to expand services to support intergenerational exercise programs, and envision a family-focused fitness center.

“There will now be a space that parents can bring their kids to where they work out, and give kids an opportunity to work out as well,” the release said. “The new South Island CrossFit will serve as a community hub with classes for all ages and abilities.”

Melissa Dowd, Sherry Hall Phay and Kali Cone are trainers at the gym.