Upward Fitness & Physical Therapy Opens Doors

Upward Fitness Ribbon Cutting
Upward Fitness Ribbon Cutting
Upward Fitness Ribbon Cutting

The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Upward Physical Therapy, LLC and Upward Fitness, LLC to Siloam Springs. A family-friendly faith-based place for your fitness and physical therapy needs. These are two synergistic businesses with the same heart.

Noel Tugwell is the Owner of Upward Physical Therapy, LLC who saw a need in the business. He and his family lived in Haiti over 3 years before moving back to Siloam Springs. While he was in Haiti, he learned about how to be a community and work together. He also worked as a Physical Therapist while there and helped many in the Haitian community. After 3 years in Haiti, Noel had a strong belief that he needed to come back to Siloam and serve in this community. When they first moved back, Noel did pediatric and then outpatient therapy in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Bentonville before feeling led back to Siloam Springs in June.

Noel has been a physical therapist for 20 years. In Arkansas individuals with musculoskeletal problems have direct access to physical therapy services without a physician referral, and Noel offers free consultations to help determine the appropriate plan of care. Noel is working toward custom foot orthotics, takes most insurance and he is there to help however he can.

 Noel first met Erik about 9 years ago when Erik and his wife Sara were seeking the adoption of their first son. Erik and Noel were able to connect through this process and their kids. After reconnecting with Erik, they soon realized that it would be a great fit to work in the same space. They both wanted to start a business serving the Lord and helping others grow physically and spiritually.

Erik Leetch is the owner of Upward Fitness, LLC, the fitness guru for the business. He has been leading a fitness group for several years, so it was an easy fit. He loves people and exercising. He is great at what he does! Erik worked for Dayspring for 13 years while instructing a fitness class on the side. Erik knew that fitness was his calling and desire for many years. But, When Noel Contacted Erik, he knew that this was his time to take on Fitness full-time.  Spreading the word and helping others is what he was meant to do! Erik Says “Physical health is important but so is your spiritual health and feeling good for yourself.”

Upward Physical Therapy and Fitness is located at 1607 Southpoint St.  Upward Physical Therapy is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Upward Fitness has classes Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They also have classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. Erik even gives free classes every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month for those who want to “try before you buy”.  Check out their Facebook page here or their website here for updates and more information.