Haka Fitness is a specialized boutique gym located in the Shoppes of Hallam on Cleveland Heights Blvd in Lakeland, FL. After working as coaches in big box gyms, Rebecca and Mark Maglischo recognized the need for a more knowledgeable and client focused approach. They opened the doors of their initial location at Hallam in 2012. The Haka Tribe grew very quickly. Needing more space, the Haka Fitness team inquired about expansion options. Over a 10 month period of time, Century and Haka worked together to design and build a brand new building with a functional indoor/outdoor space that gave the growing tribe of fitness enthusiasts room to work and play.
This unique community oriented gym is now a staple in the Shoppes at Hallam. Haka Fitness boasts a knowledgeable and experienced staff that strives to provide top notch services. With programming based in science, the staff is able to meet the needs of active individuals looking to safely return to exercise post injury, build a base of strength for top performance on the field or in daily life, and support members looking to shed some weight and feel better. Many Century employees and their families are members of the gym and enjoy the fun & healthy environment created by the coaches. We at Century admire the passion and dedication Haka Fitness has for the community and their members.
Fat Jacks Deli and Pub is a long time Lakeland landmark, located at the corner of South Florida Ave and Edgewood Drive in Edgewood Plaza. The restaurant was founded in 1963 by “Fat Jack” Toro and his wife Stella. The original location was in Dixieland, but they moved to Edgewood Plaza when it was built in 1967. Mark Westfall began working there as a dishwasher in 1982 while in college and later purchased Fat Jacks in 1993 and has grown the business to be one of Lakeland’s most frequented restaurants.
Century has enjoyed partnering with Fat Jacks over the past 54 years and assisting with lease renewals, renovations and updates, pandemics, and the ongoing challenges of owning a small business. We love having business owners like Mark and his family in our properties and look forward to many more years of partnership.