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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 Staff

Meet the Trainers

Tim Eilers
(Personal trainer)

Ben martens
pta, Nsca-cpt, SFC

(Personal trainer)

Bailey Burlingham
(Personal trainer)


Over a decade of experience working with a wide array of skillsets. Regardless of your fitness goals, Tim can help you to achieve them.


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

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Bailey enjoys working on speed and agility for athletes of all ages across multiple sports.

Madison Parks
Athletic Trainer


Madison graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Masters degree in Athletic Training in 2024. Athletics has always been a huge part of her life, which sparked her interest in pursuing Athletic Training. While attending UNI Madison played softball and dealt with injuries of her own, allowing her to see both points of view as an athlete and healthcare provider. Her knowledge on orthopedic injuries, prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation allow her to keep her athletes safe and healthy throughout their sports season. As a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Iowa, Madison is excited to help her athletes and pursue her career in athletics.

Nichole Carlson
Operations Manager/
Personl Trainer


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

Class Schedule

Class Schedule & Staffed Hours

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Staffed Hours:

Monday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 6:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact Us

Contact Us today!



999 44th Street Suite 9,000 

Marion, Iowa 52302

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