Making you HARDER2KILL

The Story of H2K

At it’s heart, H2K is all about “community”. We’re a part of the Frisco community with our downtown location; we’re supported by a community of members; and, since our founding, we are a community of families. 

An Opportunistic Beginning

H2K Fitness was created in 2023 by two Frisco-area families: The Kennedy’s and The Peters. Our story began when we first began working out together; we were a part of the same fitness community. That community became a place for individuals from all walks of life to come together to motivate each other to become the best versions of themselves. When that studio closed its doors, we simply couldn’t allow the community to break apart—it meant too much to all of us. 

H2K Fitness was formed as a way to keep the community together. 

We wanted to build a gym that focused on a holistic approach to fitness. We believed that strength training mixed with pilates reformer and infrared heat would provide a unique blend of training styles to produce optimal results.

More than that, we wanted to create a gym that anyone would be comfortable in. Maybe you’re a hunter. Maybe you are a businessman. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom. Maybe you’re a teacher. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is; H2K offers formats that everyone can get into. From strength training to pilates, we’ve created different starting points for anybody.

With this new approach, we are also investing in the community itself. We want it to grow; we want it to evolve. We want others to experience the same satisfaction and happiness that we feel when we work out each day.

The Peters and the Kennedy's at the first H2K planning meeting
Sam & Derek in the foothills of Montana

Sam & Derek Kennedy

We first met over 7 years ago at a college football game being played down the road from our current studio. At the time, Sam was Miss Louisiana Tech and Derek was a few years out of school and already a Dallas Resident. Health and fitness has always been a big part of both of our lives. It became more so after college when Sam began teaching strength training and pilates at various studios in the DFW area.

It was during that time that she realized is there is a right way and a wrong way to be healthy. After her personal experiences, she became dedicated to teaching others the right way. Fitness is more than just what you look like. A good fitness program should make you feel happier. It should make your mind stronger and it should help you build a well-balanced lifestyle.

We had always planned on opening up a gym; we just didn’t know when or where. When the H2K opportunity arose, we jumped at the chance to partner with The Peters and to build a community like this.

Kevin & Mary Peters

Just like the Kennedy’s, we met back in college. Fitness has always played an important part of our lives. It was a way to stay in shape, and it was a method of stress relief from our busy lives. In recent years, it also became of source of community for us.

Prior to H2K, we never dreamed of opening a gym. However, when we joined our prior fitness community, the individuals we met all became an important part of our lives. It was a group of people who encouraged us every morning, they pushed us to work harder, and they missed us when we were gone.

H2K become a way that we could continue the community. It was a way for us to give back to the people who have made such an important impact in our lives. Now our goal is to grow that community; we want more people to have the same experience that we did.

The Peters family exploring Lake Tahoe

Are You Ready to Join the H2K Community?

You can sign up today to get your first three classes for FREE. You’ll be able to try all of the different class styles and will experience the H2K community for yourself.

Once you’ve started your trial, you’ll be able to select the classes and class times that best work for you. If you are unsure of where to start, we can help you with that too. Simply sign up for your three free classes and we’ll reach out to help you through the next steps.