Having released seven increasingly successful full-length albums with August Burns Red, vocalist Jake Luhrs undoubtedly could rest on his laurels if he wanted to. After all, it’s not easy for any metalcore band to have been nominated for two Grammy Awards, considering how crowded a field the genre is. However, Luhrs has added another title to his belt – he’s now the owner of a gym.
The ABR vocalist recently opened YourLife Gym, the very first gym to incorporate both mental and physical fitness in one, last fall. YourLife is located at 2301 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17601, and is a hometown attraction for the Lancaster-based band. More than just a physical fitness gym, YourLife Gym advocates a healthier lifestyle by pairing physical exercise with mental health classes and a positive atmosphere to help patrons build a joyful and more productive life. It offers top tier fitness equipment, personal touch, mental health discussion classes, dietitians, physical therapy, and the “War Room.”
Luhrs started YourLife Gym after seeing the ramifications of COVID-19. Lost jobs, social injustices, and people being stripped of their daily routines and comfort zones created so much mental distress, and he wanted to do something that helped people in all aspects of their lives. He also founded the HeartSupport non-profit 10 years ago.