The Belton Journal

Tom Brautigan recently opened Point Fitness in west Temple along Morgan’s Point Road near Adams Avenue.

“At age 12, I suffered a major accident that landed me in the hospital for 30 days and another 60 days in a cast from my chest to my ankle. My physical conditioning after recovery was a disaster. As fate would have it, I pulled out my older brother’s weight set, and 40 years later I’m still at it. Fitness consumed me to the point that I received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in business. I carried my passion everywhere I went. I retired from the military in 2015 and my health and conditioning were a major part of my success. I have witnessed fitness. and fitness facilities all over the world, both military and civilian,” said Brautigan.

The facility is custom-made to Brautigan’s design. The total square footage of the facility is 5,600. There is a turfed area, free weights, machine weights, weighted balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, and battle ropes.

Point Fitness is open 24 hours a day. Staff are on hand Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday-Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There are classes available for a variety of exercises and they even have a nutritionist.

“This facility is aimed toward the people of West Temple. You open a gym for the people who live in the area. It has been a journey. We have been blessed. Listening to different business owners has been a big help. We are on a path to success. The people of this area are wonderful. I am excited about this area of Bell County. Building this has been a leap of faith,” said Brautigan.

They have programs for seniors and use a personalized approach to fitness.

Natalia Planz is the day-to-day General Manager, and with everyone who walks through the door, Natalia knows their name.

“We care about your fitness. Where do you want to be in 90 days? I wanted to give people a ‘wow factor’ facility. Cleanliness is paramount. Yes, it is more expensive. I promise you will get your money’s worth.”

You can visit them online at or at 110 Morgan’s Point Rd.