Elite Fitness Marion was formerly known as Ability Fitness, which originally opened in 2012. This small location had set hours of operation, a couple treadmills, ellipticals, nusteps, resistance machines, and some light freeweights. In December of 2018 it underwent a renovation, expanded, and transformed into Elite Fitness. This location now offers 24/7/365 access, a dry sauna, treadmills, ellipticals, stairmills, seated ellipticals, recumbent bikes, spin bikes, NuSteps, 5 power racks, a cable crossover, free weights, resistance machines, TRX straps, plyo boxes, med balls, yoga balls, field turf area, a TANK (push sled), battle ropes, showers, a vending machine, security cameras throughout the gym and much more! We offer no contract and contracted membership options, exercise classes, personal training, and group training. Since we are under the same ownership as Ability Physical Therapy, we have the unique ability to offer free injury consults if needed by any of our members. We are also able to refer our members to a great massage therapist next door at our Marion Ability Physical Therapy clinic! 

Meet the trainers


Joe Klein


Nichole Carlson


Ben martens

pta, Nsca-cpt

Joe's goals are to help you learn to make the gym a habit for a healthier life style and teach you how to workout in a safe manner to promote longevity. 

Nichole not only helps her clients achieve their fitness goals, but helps them be stronger in their everyday life.

Ben is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and work towards a healthier lifestyle.

Other staff

Ashton berberich

Ashton is currently a student at the Marion Independent School District. After graduation, he plans to obtain his CPT and work as a personal trainer while studying to become an engineer in college. Ashton has found a deep passion for the fitness industry, so even outside of work, you’ll probably still find him at the gym.


Class Schedule & Staffed Hours

Staffed Hours:

Monday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Contact Us today!



999 44th Street Suite 9,000 

Marion, Iowa 52302

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