The owner of Addicted to Fitness may not be able to bend steel bars with his bare hands, but Jon Bates can—and does—make many a Neapolitan strong and fit.
Family Guy: “I met my wife on match.com, and we now have twin 5-year-old girls who are the most amazing experience that could have ever happened to me.”
Community: Since opening Addicted to Fitness in January, Bates has donated more than 20 annual and semiannual memberships to local charities. He also created a program for extremely overweight teens at a discounted rate as a summer fitness challenge.
Super Power Wish: “To fly! That way I could be in different places more quickly. I could see my kids, help more clients and save on gas!”
Ferrari F40, Ronnie Caldwell; photo at C&C Aviation
Photography by Vanessa Rogers