Business Name: F5 Fitness

Location: 821 Hogan Road, Suite 800, Conway. 

Telephone: 501-993-8100

Website: F5 Fitness on Facebook

Date opened: Dec. 1, 2010

Number of employees: 1

What type of business is it? 

Fitness center

What specifically does your business do?

Helps Conway residents obtain and maintain their health and fitness goals.

Owner or Manager Name: Owner, John Havens

Why did you decide to open this business/location?

I have been associated with the fitness industry for more than 20 years and always wanted to run my own fitness center. There are several other fitness centers in Conway, but there isn’t anything convenient to this part of town. I wanted to offer a convenient fitness solution to this area. 

What is the best part about owning/operating this business?

The best part of this business will be seeing my patrons achieve their health and fitness goals and knowing that I played a part in making them healthier and happier. 

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business?

The biggest surprise thus far has been how fast the news of my business has spread and how good the feedback has been from the residents in this area. I think its going to be a successful community partnership. 

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business?

The most important piece of advice I would give someone starting a business is be very organized and make a realistic budget that you can operate within. That has really helped me in this venture.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County?  

My business is unique in a couple of ways.  First is the location and the convenience it provides to area residents who want to exercise. Next is the ease of gaining a membership with F5 Fitness. You can go online to, login and password is F5, and you can get a fitness membership from your home or office, or wherever, as long as you have an internet connection. F5 Fitness, unlike many other fitness centers, has NO joining fee to become a member and our memberships are month to month and can be cancelled with a 10 day advance written notice.

F5 Fitness rates:

• $30 per month for Individual

• $50 per month for Dual (individual and spouse or teenager)

• $70 per month for Family

Tanning is included in all memberships.

F5 Fitness will be giving corporate discounts as well as discounts to military, police, fire and ambulance.