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Donnie Carbaugh was a personal trainer at a local gym when the pandemic hit and the lockdown started. It was only supposed to be for 2 weeks, so he and his wife decided to do live workouts via Facebook for anyone to watch. What was supposed to be two weeks turned into months of live workouts on their front porch. One of the regular followers coined the term “front porch fitness” and it stuck. When the warmer months came, more and more folks joined the duo for free workouts in the park.

In December of 2020, Donnie and Miriam Carbaugh officially launched Front Porch Fitness from their 2-car garage. In March of 2021, Donnie was able to go full time as a personal trainer and by June of 2022, he knew they needed a bigger space. As of January of 2023, they have opened their largest location yet!

Services include group classes, small group training and personal training. Our goal at FPF is to help you become “Fit for Life” and we want you to enjoy coming to the gym and not feel like you have to. We have developed an atmosphere unlike any other. From our staff to members, you will feel at home right when you walk in the door and be surrounded by the most supportive and motivational people you will ever meet. So come check us out at 1320 Lincoln Way East, Suite 1b in Chambersburg and we promise to show you the best gym community you could ask for.

Front Porch Fitness is an active member of the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance. For more information about joining the CVBA, please contact our team at or call 717-264-7101.

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