CORDOVA - After surviving a shooting in December 2016, Shelby Luttrell realized he didn't want to wait any longer to pursue his dream of being a personal trainer.Luttrell launched Bulletproof …
CORDOVA - After surviving a shooting in December 2016, Shelby Luttrell realized he didn't want to wait any longer to pursue his dream of being a personal trainer.
Luttrell launched Bulletproof Fitness, an online business, in April 2017 — just four months after being shot twice in an altercation outside his home.
In the past year, Luttrell has helped hundreds of clients by developing personalized meal and workout plans that match their fitness goals.
On Monday, another dream of Luttrell's will come true when Bulletproof Fitness holds its grand opening in Cordova.
The personal training facility is located in the back of the former National Guard Armory.
Brad Edwards, owner of ESB Athletics, offered the space to Luttrell after signing a 12-month lease with the city in December.
Owing a business in Cordova has special meaning for Luttrell, who was a full-time police officer at the Cordova Police Department for several years and currently serves as the department's firearms instructor.
Luttrell's wife, Erica, who is also a personal trainer and dance instructor at Bulletproof Fitness, is a graduate of Cordova High School. Their children currently attend Cordova Elementary School.
"I wanted to bring something to Cordova. I like how they've rebuilt after the tornado, and everybody here is so friendly. We want to give them something to enjoy and help them live a healthier lifestyle," Luttrell said.
While ESB Athletics offers instruction in baseball and softball fundamentals for youth athletes, Bulletproof Fitness will offer youth training, personal training, group fitness and dance fitness.
Bulletproof Fitness will open at 7 a.m. on Monday. A free HIIT Fit cardio class will be offered at 9 a.m. Erica Luttrell will be leading a free dance fitness class at 6 p.m.
Clients can stop by throughout the day to check out the facility and sign up for one-time, weekly or monthly sessions.
Times will vary based on client needs.
Youth training will be open to clients agea 6 to 18.
"I love working with adults, but my main goal is to work with youth. I want to make sure they stay on the right path and live a healthy lifestyle," Luttrell said.
For more information, see Bulletproof Fitness's Facebook page.