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Close Up Radio Spotlights Mary Dragon of The Barn Nutrition and Fitness

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Shavertown, PA – Mary Dragon is the founder of The Barn Nutrition and Fitness, a fitness and nutrition center and general store for supplements and healthy foods.

Together, Dragon and her general manager and head fitness trainer Brad Hontz help members completely redesign their approach to diet and exercise. Dragon and Hontz provide nutrition, health and diet guidance and empower their members to take charge of their health and make mindful food and lifestyle choices.

According to Dragon, exercise is secondary to nutrition. You can't outrun a bad diet.

“You’ve got to make it a lifestyle,” says Dragon. “I never push the gym or working out ever to anyone. Everybody starts with a nutrition class.”

A competitive bodybuilder for 15 years in South Florida, Dragon learned nutrition on a whole new level: counting carbohydrates, fats and proteins, not calories.

The Barn itself is a full fitness facility offering something for everyone, at all fitness levels, operating workout classes on three levels. The first level consists of a spin room. The second floor consists of treadmills, rowing machines, punching bags and the barre room. The third floor, called the hayloft, is the boot camp or weightlifting room.

The newly opened Farmhouse next door is the general store and classroom with a commercial kitchen to make custom foods for their clients. This is where Mary conducts her specialty diet classes and one-on-one weigh-ins.

“We have two rules when people come up to start working out,” says Brad. “No matter what age, no matter what level, we're going to work hard and we’re going to have fun.”

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