THE HISTORY RAY'S GYM
Ray's Gym originally began as a studio gym on June 1, 2012. After deciding to leave as the G.M. of the former Huron Sports & Fitness Club in Oscoda after 6+ years, Ray was approached by a gentleman who offered to let him use his private studio gym to continue training his established loyal clients.
Within a month of taking over the studio gym, the demand for Ray's training services and gym memberships became overwhelming. It soon became apparent that he would have to look for a much larger facility if he wanted to accommodate the influx of new members and expand his gym and training businesses.
As luck would have it, Oscoda Area Schools (OAS) had just closed it's Cedar Lake Elementary school the previous year, leaving a beautiful new gymnasium empty in the process.
Ray contacted the Oscoda Superintendent of Schools and inquired about leasing the gymnasium. Together, they worked out a lease agreement which was approved by the Oscoda School Board in November of 2012.
After a four month zoning delay as a result of a competitor's complaint, Ray bought out the owner of the studio gym and was finally able to move into the school gymnasium on April 1, 2013. This enabled Ray's Gym to quadruple in size and accommodate hundreds of new members virtually overnight.
The move has also allowed Oscoda Area Schools (OAS) to recoup some of the taxpayer costs which makes it truly a win-win-win for Ray's Gym, OAS, and the local tax paying community.
Ray's Gym Philosophy
Ray's Gym is based on the belief that our members' needs come first and are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
As a result of this commitment, the majority of our business is generated by word of mouth and loyal members. Many new, current, summer residents and tourists have now followed Ray over to his new location.
Ray and his staff welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and work hard to deliver you the best fitness instruction and accommodations in northeastern Michigan.
Ray's Gym takes pride offering a friendly, non judgmental gym setting. Everyone is welcome to walk-in and train for a day, weekend, week, 2-weeks, a month or a year whether you live locally, part-time, or are in the area visiting.
We never require an appointment. We don't put on phony shows or gimmicks. Nor will we mislead you into believing we're something that we're not... what you see is what you get.
Ray's Gym is committed to offering our members impeccable service, a professional, highly qualified personal and athletic training staff, and a clean, friendly and fun atmosphere, where every member is considered part of the Ray's Gym family.
You'll be referred to on a first name basis and will NEVER be judged, ridiculed or laughed at.
We strive to earn your business and are confident you won't be disappointed. That's why you'll find Ray's Gym branded shirts all over the world and the U.S.
4950 Cedar Lake Road
(inside the former Cedar Lake School "New" Gymnasium)
"On the Hill" ~ 1-block west of U.S. 23
Oscoda, MI 48750
24-Hour Adult Member Access
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 12 noon
Sun: Members Only ~ Closed to the Public