A new CrossFit gym that lets members also do more traditional workouts has opened in Clovis.
Certus CrossFit opened earlier this month at 1830 Clovis Ave., next to Grocery Outlet. The gym is focused on CrossFit, the popular workout regime that involves strength training and cardiovascular exercise.
Coaches at Certus teach classes listed on its website at www.certuscrossfit.com. No reservations are necessary. Members pay $125 a month to come as often as they want.
“In CrossFit all you have to do is show up with the right workout attire and a bottle of water and be ready to listen and to work,” said Michelle Kasten, co-owner and gym manager.
Each workout is different, with coaches helping members do dead lifts with barbells, pull ups or use a rowing machine.
Members can also use Certus CrossFit as a traditional gym between classes. The 8,000-square-foot gym has treadmills, dumbbells, rowing machines and stationary bikes that also give your arms a workout. Kasten estimates that the gym is two or three times bigger than the average CrossFit gym.
Details: (559) 288-6608 or www.certuscrossfit.com.
A changing business climate is being blamed by Pelco by Schneider Electric as the reason why the company recently laid off several dozen employees at its Clovis campus. The company, a subsidiary of French multinational Schneider Electric, manufactures high-tech security and surveillance equipment that is sold worldwide.
In a statement, the company announced that it had reduced positions “involving several departments within their U.S. and international offices. Pelco marketing representative Heather Calandra reported that “less than 45” employees were affected by the Dec. 10 layoffs at the Clovis site.
“As Pelco continues to transform from an analog to an (Internet protocol) company, and as international markets grow, the business must adjust and shift resources to meet demand,” the company stated. “In today’s high-tech, digital commoditized market, Pelco must continue to push to be as lean, efficient and streamlined as possible.”
The company said that severance, placement and counseling services were offered to the affected employees. Calandra said the company continues to employ between 1,000 and 1,200 people at its Clovis campus.