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New ‘Glutes 317’ gym brings unique experience to Indy fitness community

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Marla Rubalcava is bringing something new to the Indianapolis fitness community.

“(It’s) nothing like a normal gym,” she said. “We are in four walls in a warehouse. It is an open-air facility, (meaning) we have no roof in the building. So, if it rains, we have done classes in the rain and you’re protected. If it’s hot, we have fans, and in the cold, we have heating elements.”

The concept of “Glutes 317” came after adversity forced Rubalcava to think outside of the box. After COVID-19 hit, she remembers a lot of personal trainers being forced to pivot and rethink how to reach their clients. After a year full of delays, her Glutes 317 dream found a home.

“I promise you’ve never experienced a workout like this before,” Rubalcava said. “Most of our workouts are going to have a high focus on your glutes, giving you a nice shape and a lift.”

Rubalcava says that even though glutes get a lot of attention in her gym, her workouts attack the whole body.

Whitley Krebbs said after two months working out with Marla, she and her friends were hooked. She talked to All Indiana’s Randall Newsome about the workouts.

“They’re pretty challenging, but you start light and you work your way up and you get stronger every time,” Krebbs said.

Despite being put through a variety of Rubalcava’s exercises, Krebbs said when it comes to difficulty, one stands above the rest.

“The toughest are the hip thrusts,” she said. Krebbs laughed while talking about how hard of a time her boyfriend had when trying a workout at Glutes 317.

Watch the video to see how Randall faired in a quick workout session.

Click here to learn more about Glutes 317.