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About Main Street Fitness

High Intensity, Slow Strength Training

Strength Trainer

Main Street Fitness utilizes a unique method of high intensity, slow strength training (exercise) using custom-designed equipment.

Our approach teaches you to move the weight slowly in a controlled fashion. This will eliminate momentum, fully engaging the muscles, putting a greater demand on them to achieve muscle fatigue quickly. This process will stimulate the muscle fibers and trigger a strength mechanism, producing very effective results – stronger muscles. Eliminating momentum eliminates fast, jerking motions so there’s no risk of injury making it safer than traditional forms of exercise.

It has been proven that having short, brief workouts, with adequate intensity requires adequate recovery. Using this method of training is very efficient, usually recommended twice a week, each lasting only 20 minutes in duration. In this case, less is definitely more.

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Jim and Cindy Tuck

Jim and Cindy Tuck

Jim and Cindy Tuck, owners of Main Street Fitness have been personal training professionals since 1997.

Jim began strength training in 1980 while serving in the United States Navy. Cindy started training in 1985 by joining a local health club where Jim happened to be employed as a fitness instructor. They both had a passion for health and fitness and started training together. They married in 1988 and had four wonderful children; son Tyler and triplets Emily, Alex and Courtney.

During those early years together, they both took different career paths; Cindy in business and Jim in construction. Jim was involved in two auto accidents which left him with three back surgeries and four years of rehabilitation to endure. He really started to recover quickly as soon as he started to regain his strength once he was able to exercise. Because of this personal experience, Jim really became educated in physical therapy, rehabilitation, the body and its functions and the importance of rebuilding strength. This experience led them to re-evaluate their current careers. They both decided to come full circle and back to where they belonged, training together, but this time in a different way. They were certified as SuperSlow® exercise instructors on the same day.

Jim and Cindy began their career as independent contractors for a physical therapy office and in several training studios. They quickly realized they wanted something of their own, something different. They opened Main Street Fitness in their hometown of Penngrove, CA in 2002. Today, they continue their commitment to helping clients achieve a greater level of health and well-being.

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Main Street Fitness

Main Street Fitness Studio

Main Street Fitness was a thought that became a reality. It was our deep desire to open a personal strength training studio in Southern Sonoma County, in particular, Penngrove. We really wanted to make our facility unique. We took what we’d learned from our education and experiences and added our own ideas and energy. We knew we were ready when a perfect location came up in an old train depot (Penngrove Depot) and we got to work.

We transformed our space into a warm, light filled, open environment we now call home to Main Street Fitness. There’s open beam ceilings, refinished wood plank floors, large wooden ceiling fans, new paint and most of all, lovely people to share it with. When you come to Main Street Fitness, you become part of the family.

Main Street Fitness has a large selection of high quality, low friction exercise equipment, specifically designed for slow strength training. We avoid loud music, but rather prefer a volume more subtle so you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand. If you look around, you’ll see many fans to keep you cool during your exercise session and pads neatly stacked nearby. These pads are for us to help make the equipment fit your unique body, instead of your body having to adjust to the equipment. We also have free weights, cardio equipment and stretching pads for your convenience. From the moment you step into our studio until the moment you leave, it’s really all about YOU.

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I have been going to Main Street Fitness for nine years and it has become an essential part of my exercise regimen. During that time, I have had shoulder surgery and other musculoskeletal issues which through their personalized workouts have definitely accelerated the rehabilitation process. However, the greatest benefit is the sense of well-being and accomplishment after each workout.

~Dr. Michael Shane