Hustl House opens new gym in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2022 at 9:17 am

Site also has turf floor for athletic drills

Photos by Tom Rivers: John Brabon, left, and Nick Joy are co-owners of the Hustl House gym in Medina. They also have a site in Albion that they opened about a year ago. The Medina gym has a turf floor for lunges, sprints and athletic drills.

MEDINA – John Brabon and Nick Joy, cousins from Lyndonville, have opened a second gym. They started the Hustl House last May in Albion at the former Albion Fitness Center on Main Street.

The Hustl House drops the “e” in hustle for no excuses. They gym has been popular in Albion, and that success made the cousins confident a second Hustl House would be popular in Medina.

Nick Joy and John Brabon are pleased with the success of the Hustl House in helping people become stronger and healthier.

“We bring an attitude and a culture,” said Brabon, a former wrestler who is in the Niagara Community College Hall of Fame for his mat success. He works full-time as the sales manager for Orleans Ford.

The Medina site opened on Wednesday and has more space at 119 Pearl St. They have added turf in part of the building. Those 2,300 square feet of turf are an ideal surface for lunges, sprints and other athletic drills.

Joy was up late Tuesday night installing the turf. Joy, 31, has a master’s degree in exercise science. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist who wants to help people get stronger and be healthier. The Hustl House offers exercise programs, weight resistance and now a supplement line with protein, hydration and energy nutrition.

Joy is willing to work with everyone in the community. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for professional athletes, including the L.A. Galaxy. For 11 years he ran the Shed Express, a business hauling sheds for the Amish and Mennonite communities.

But Joy said his passion is fitness and he is fully committed to the Hustl House and its members. His goal is to start a youth athletic performance program, working with local high school athletes. The Hustl House can help the athletes improve their strength and skills.

“The offseason work makes a difference and takes you to the next level,” Joy said.

The gym will offer dual memberships to both the Albion and Medina sites.

They share space with the Hometown Wellness Center which is run by Pam Eaton. Hometown Wellness offers group fitness, personal training and nutrition programs.

Eaton said she is happy to welcome the Hustl House to the building.

“Now we can to do a full-service place,” she said. “We have everything.”

The Hustl House will soon be available 24-7 in Medina. The gym has a wolf in its logo.

“The wolf is alpha, just like us,” Joy said. “You got to be confident.”

For more information on the Hustl House, click here.