JACKSON TWP. – A medical gym affiliated with MOBO Med Spa has opened at Powerhouse Gym.
The facility offers health and beauty services, such as muscle toning, weight loss and beauty treatments. It’s the first for MOBO, which generally offers mobile services at salons, gyms or spas.
MOBO Medical Spa started in the Columbus area in 2017 offering medical aesthetic services through a mobile operation that visited clients.
The first MOBO franchise went to Gina Kicos, a Stark County resident. Initially Kicos — a certified nurse practitioner — opened a hub site in the Total Health & Wellness Center in Jackson Township. Customers could receive treatment at the hub, or Kicos could meet them at a location.
Some of Kicos’ clients were members of Powerhouse Gym at 6339 Promler Ave. NW. The gym’s owner, Chris Maggiore, suggested that Kicos could use space at Powerhouse for a medical gym.
MOBO services include IV hydration drips, lipotropic injections and radio frequency body sculpting, along with different muscle toning and medical weight loss programs.
Kicos started her career as a registered nurse working in emergency rooms and internal medicine offices. She became a certified nurse practitioner in 2013 and has training in several medical aesthetics programs.
Helping clients maintain good physical condition is a form of preventive medicine, Kicos said. “We work on health and wellness in a different fashion,” she said.
Memberships to Powerhouse Gym aren’t required to visit the MOBO medical gym. The site encourages appointments, but walk-ins are welcome on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Building Trades Council elects officers
The East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trade Council has new officers as 2022 begins.
Jerry Durieux has been elected president after serving as recording secretary. Damon Wrobel will serve as vice president, Aaron Brown is treasurer and Theron Hodge now is recording secretary. Continuing as trustees are Justin Gartrell, Mike Freeman, and Jake Croston.
Officers serve terms lasting for two years.
The East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council works with 22 local unions in Stark, Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.
Breeze plans to use new Airbus for Tampa route starting in May
When Breeze Airways begins using newer aircraft this spring, one of the jets will be serving Akron-Canton Airport.
The airline is purchasing 80 Airbus A220 jets and will have 15 of the planes in service before the year ends. On May 4, one of the new A220 jets will fly Breeze’s route between Akron-Canton and Tampa.
The new airplanes will allow Breeze to offer some first class seats and some extra legroom seats, the airline said.
Breeze launched last May and Akron-Canton was among the first airports the airline served. The airline currently serves 16 airports around the country and will add two more in February.
Chamber sets ‘Utica Green’ conference
Rising prices for oil and natural gas, coupled with a focus on emissions reduction, could make a for a dynamic year for producers operating in the Utica Shale.
The topics will be covered March 25 as part of the Utica Green Upstream and Midstream Conference planned by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Shale Directories.
The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Nash Family Event & Conference Center at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It will feature speakers from Encino Energy, which is a sponsor, and other industry participants.
Contact the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Housing market strong in 2021
The housing market in Northeast Ohio and around the state remained healthy through 2021, the Ohio Realtors reported.
The real estate agents in the MLS Now, which includes Stark and 22 other counties, sold 5,123 units in December, a 2.1% gain from 5,016 sold last year. Statewide real estate agents sold 14,270 properties, a 2.6% gain from 13,905 sold in December 2020.
For the year, agents in MLS Now sold 58,096 properties, a 4.4% increase from 55,653 units sold in the region during 2020. Statewide sales totaled 169,585 properties for 2021, a 5.2% gain from 161,231 sold a year ago.