Our story starts with a vision. Create an experience where clients and colleagues love to come to improve not only their physical performance, but also their mind and spirit.
In the spring of 2004, Brian Cronin, Jeff Hart, and Mike Nilson came together to combine their backgrounds as physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, coaches, athletes, husbands, fathers, and most importantly, friends. Our first step was to create a mission statement we believed in and were inspired by.
We started with a facility in Spokane, Washington because we believed in the Spokane community and the University District vision. We proudly became the first business to adopt the “U-District” name. Our business name, U-District PT, encompasses the essence of our mission statement by uniquely combining the fields of Physical Therapy, Performance Training, and Personal Training. After deciding upon a name, we just needed a building to turn our dream into a reality.
With a little imagination, vision, and hard work, the old warehouse on Cowley was transformed into a state of the art training facility. Friends and family were recruited to clean, rip up carpets, paint walls, and build tables. Within one month, we were ready to open. Our next order of business was finding our first client.
Our goal the first month was to see one client per day, and make their U-District “experience” so unbelievable that they would tell everyone. Today, our goal is unchanged. Create that same U-District “experience” for each and every client by enhancing their physical, mental, and spiritual selves.
Thank you to our families, friends, and clients for your trust and belief in our dreams. YOU make the U-District experience possible!