Celebrity Sighting: Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Work Out at Fruita Gym

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

FRUITA, Colo (KKCO) - Country Jam 2010 is in the books -- but a Fruita business will be talking about it for a long time to come, after two huge stars stopped by on their way to Mack.

While thousands watched country music's biggest stars light up the stage at the Country Jam Ranch Sunday, Fruita Health Club employee Meghan Woodland was at work. Little did she know, however, that a big piece of Country Jam was going to come to her.

She got a phone call form the gym's owners telling her a band would be stopping by to work out -- but didn't find out who it was until later in the day.

"I got a second call saying that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were coming to work out," said Woodland, who was the only employee working at the time. "I was warned about ten minutes before they came so I could relax and get my business face on."

But Woodland says several days notice probably wouldn't have been enough time to calm her nerves.

"My jaw dropped," said Woodland. "It's a good thing I was sitting down, because I needed to sit."

Especially when they walked through the front door.

"It was surreal," said Woodland. "They're real people wearing real workout outfits. It sounds funny, but meeting them was just humbling. They said hello and thank you for letting us come here."

She says the famous couple worked out for about an hour and a half -- Nicole Kidman on an eliptical and Urban lifting weights and doing other strength training in the aerobics room.

"I would find things to do in the room out there so I could walk back-and-forth to see what they were doing," said Woodland.

Although security asked that no one take pictures of the pair while they worked out, the gracious superstars signed a wall near the front entrance of the gym -- giving the excited business a little something to remember this once in a lifetime encounter by.

"I hope next Country Jam I'm working here to see who I get to meet," said Woodland.

The Fruita Health Club is located at 158 South Park Square.


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