Photo above: AJ Johnson in front of MADNESS.
MADNESS is a new gym focused on personal growth and fitness which was recently opened by Arlan (AJ) Johnson this past April. It’s a place dedicated to an individual’s personal needs, while also promoting a collective momentum.
“I like to go to a gym where I’m meeting my goals and expectations in a daily workout, but I don’t want to feel like I’m competing with someone next to me. This is the core to the MADNESS credo. It’s an awesome, gritty, personal sweat, inspired by the sense of a shared experience,” says Connie Chambers, a member since the gym opened. “After each class, with endorphins raging, we smile. We did it!” Cathy Tillman, also a member says, “It’s the place where people meet, regardless of their age or athletic ability and truly feel inspired to connect with their better selves.”
AJ Johnson was named Beaufort’s top personal trainer in 2015. His philosophy about fitness is from his soul and is simple. He believes, “It’s in the pain and pain brings change; and remember, don’t let your sweat dry.”