CONSTRUCTION HAS CLEARED, GOOD TO GO BUT EXPECT THEM TO RETURN OVERNIGHT. JIM, BACK TO YOU. WELSHING LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER IS PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER BY DAY BUT NOW SHE’S ALSO PURSUING HER PASSION FOR FITNESS. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER PAT GALLEN LIVE IN COBBS CREEK WHERE GYM RAT ATHLETICS IS HELPING THE WEST PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY GET FIT. HI THERE PAT, GOOD MORNING. THEY ARE HELPING ME GET FIT. SAY IS WHAT UP GYM RATS HOW DOES EVERYONE FEEL THIS MORNING. YEAH. WE ARE POURING OUT OF THE DOOR THERE IS IN ROOM IN HERE BECAUSE EVERYBODY SHOWED UP THIS MORNING. THIS IS JAY GORDON, SHE’S THE OWNER. THANKS FOR HAVING US. YOU SAID THIS IS WAY EARLY. VERY, VERY EARLY YOU ARE A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A COP. I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER FOR 12 YEARS. HOW DID YOU SEGWAY INTO FITNESS. SO ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS SHE ASKED ME TO HELP HER LOSE WEIGHT. FAST FORWARD SEVEN MONTHS LATER OF ME TRAINING HER SHE LOST 90 POUNDS IN SEVEN MONTHS. WHEN I SAW THE IMPACT I MADE ON HER I WANTED TO DO THAT FOR OTHER PEOPLE SO I STARTED GYM RATS ATHLETICS. THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. YOU HAVE JUST RECENTLY. LONG TIME COMING I STARTED OUT EIGHT YEARS AGO. FIVE YEARS IN MY BASEMENT, AND I FINALLY, SAVED UP MONEY, WORKED HARD AND STARTED TRAINING, AND ACTUALLY OPENED UP THIS BUILDING, THE THIRD WEEK WE HAVE BEEN OPENED SO THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE. HOW DO YOU BALANCE BEING A POLICE OFFICER AND DOING THE FITNESS STUFF ON THE SIDE DOES IT GET A LITTLE CRAZY. IT DOES, I DEFINITELY HAVE HELP. I HAVE THREE OTHER TRAINERS THAT HELPED ME OUT MY BROTHER AND TWO CLOSE FRIEND SO THEY BALANCE IT OUT, IF I’M AT WORK THEY ARE HERE WORKING, TRAINING. I LOVE IT, I LOVE TRAINING. I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. IT IS EASY WHEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING YOU LOVE. THIS IS YOUR HOME TOWN WHERE YOU GREW UP, SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO GIVE BACK THE TWO COMMUNITY. IT MEANS A LOT. MY MOM RAISED ME TO ALWAYS DO GOOD IN YOUR COMMUNITY, ALWAYS HELP WITH PEOPLE, HELP INNER CITY SO I WANTED TO GO TO THE GYM IN THE INNER CITY PHILADELPHIA SO IT CAN BE EASIER FOR PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE CARS, THAT IS NOT EDUCATED ABOUT WORKING OUT THEY CAN JUST LITERALLY WAKE UP WALK AROUND THE CORNER AND COME GET A GOOD WORK OUT. I GOT A GOOD SWEAT IN ALREADY. I WAS DOING IT FOR FIVE MINUTES. EVERYBODY ELSE HERE POURING SWEAT AT GYM RATS COME BACK JOIN US IN HOUR WEAK TALK TO JAY AGAIN. I’M SURE THERE WILL BE A NEW CREW AS WELL. JAY WILL MAY ME SWEAT MORE AS WELL. I’M SURE YOU’LL LOVE THAT. WE ALWAYS LIKE TO SEE YOU SWEAT, PAT. AS LONG AS SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING ALL OF THE HARD WORK. I LOVE THE CONCEPT OF.