Local gym owner combines purpose with training, finds success in motivational movements

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Amanda Fritscher-Gilliland, right, owner of West Coast Training Center, works with and monitors local residents Alison Decker and Alisha Anderson during a recent workout. JP Raineri photo
What local Temecula gym owner Amanda Fritscher-Gilliland started off five years ago as a means to help woman train has seen truly blossom into so much more than that with the success of her West Coast Training Center. Originally from the East Coast, Fritscher-Gilliland and her family were transplanted to the Temecula Valley during her teenage years when her Marine father took an assignment nearby. Both of her parents settled down in Temecula and gave the now, 32-year-old gym owner, some much needed direction. Her mother works for the city of Temecula, helping with the homeless outreach programs, and her dad became a financial adviser after retiring from the Marines. Fritscher-Gilliland graduated early from Temecula Valley High School and was set to get her law degree in college but deci
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