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Martin City Missouri

Serving Martin City Missouri with a Gym, Private Studio and Certified Personal Trainers

With 23 years of experience, His & Her Fitness is dedicated to serving the Martin City Missouri clients achieve their health goals. We understand that making a life change can be challenging, but we believe that with the right tools and mindset, anyone in Martin City Missouri can create realistic and sustainable healthy habits. We are grateful for clients who are mentally ready to embark on this journey and are committed to supporting them every step of the way. Our gym in Leawood Kansas is a welcoming environment where we meet you where you are and provide the stepping stones for your personalized plan. Thank you for considering joining us and for being an awesome example to others who are just starting their fitness journey.

About Martin City Missouri

Martin City Missouri is a neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri located along the Missouri and Kansas border in Jackson County in the Kansas City metropolitan area. It was once an unincorporated town, and was annexed by the City of Kansas City in 1963. The Martin City Missouri neighborhood is generally defined as being east of the Kansas state line, and south of Blue Ridge Boulevard in areas west and north of the Blue River.

The town of Martin City, Missouri, was located in the vicinity of 135th and Holmes Streets in what became Kansas City, Missouri and was originally named Tilden. It was platted January 4, 1887 by E.L. Martin and John H. Lipscomb. The town of Tilden was named for Samuel Jones Tilden, a presidential candidate who was defeated by Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876 (he lost by one electoral vote). In 1895, due to the existence of another town of Tilden in Dallas County, Missouri, the town was renamed to Martin City.

The name Martin City came from Edward Lowe Martin who organized the Kansas City Distilling Company and E.L. Martin & Co. wholesale liquor. Mr. Martin was Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri in 1873 and served on the Board of Education from 1875 to 1896. He was also a partner with Arthur Stilwell in the Kansas City, Pittsburgh & Gulf railroad, which became Kansas City Southern Railway.

In the early 1900s, Martin City  Missouri had a train depot on the Missouri Pacific Railroad line, a hotel, a blacksmith shop, and a general store to serve local residents. In 1911, a bank opened to accommodate townspeople and similar to many banking services that declined during the Depression, the Martin City bank closed in 1933. Martin City was full of activity in the roaring 1920s; during Prohibition, one resident recalled that there was drugstore in Martin City where customers could "get a little nip" at a window in back of the store. The dry goods store had a dance hall upstairs where children and adults could roller-skate.

In May 1957 a tornado destroyed much of the area. However, the community rebuilt and in subsequent years many of its small town businesses became regional destinations for the metropolitan area. In 1963 the area was annexed by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The 1963 annexation included all of the area south of Longview Road to the Cass County line on either side of Grandview, Missouri.