A2 Partners with Grit City Wellness


“Concierge” Style Approach Makes Care More Accessible

A2 Physical Therapy in Tacoma is partnering with Grit City Wellness to offer physical therapy services, and even more access to care in Tacoma.

Grit City Wellness is an exciting new fitness, yoga, and recovery studio that is opening this fall at Point Ruston, and will offer a variety of services, including infrared saunas, cryotherapy, workout classes galore, and you guessed it, top-tier physical therapy services. 

A2’s owner, Dr. Alika Antone, will be offering “concierge”-style services at Grit City Wellness (but don’t worry, it will continue to be business as usual at A2). Clients at Grit City will pay for services directly — not through their insurance.

“This is an exceptional solution for people who are seeking care with rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance,” Antone said. “People with large deductibles and copays will find a lot of value in the concierge physical therapy model. This also works out well for those with an HSA/FSA program.” This fresh model of care will eliminate long waits for appointments and drawn-out insurance authorizations.  This type of subscription-based medical model will also allow for Pre-surgery services, General Physical Maintenance, Injury Prevention, and regular Wellness checks.This model is especially appealing for patients who enjoy on-demand care—as well as those who have become frustrated by insurance-based limitations or have conditions that frequently require new prescriptions to address new body parts. For those with high-deductible insurance plans or plans with very little PT coverage, concierge services can sometimes wind up costing the same or—in a handful of cases—even less than going through insurance. 

As Grit City’s Premier PT Provider, Dr. Antone will bring his neurological approach to physical therapy to help people perform better and heal faster. Some of the cutting-edge technology Antone will offer will include Neufit Technology — including the NEUBIE  — a device that can enhance muscle activation, trim workout times, and maybe even help a sprained ankle heal faster through neuromuscular re-education. Antone was the first to bring the fascinating and effective technology to the state and A2, and now it will be available at Grit City. He also will offer other proven approaches to help people reach their goals, including IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), and the Kinesio Taping Method (to help support and heal), regular physical exams to help people reduce injury risk and improve fitness, all supported by online training via the A2 Physical Therapy app, and more.  

Grit City is taking evaluation appointments with Dr. Antone now. Learn more at gritcitywellness.com and ask how you can get 75 percent off your initial 60-minute consultation

"Working with Kristi has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I started with the goal to lose weight and gain strength and after a few months she has helped me to understand what it means to live a healthy and well-rounded life. She not only provides motivation in the gym, but she is a great support system emotionally. She knows her stuff when it relates to exercises and the body. I appreciate how she brings variety to our workouts while also keeping us safe. If I could I would workout with Kristi multiple times per week."

− Sammy

"I started at A2 about mid-July and I am in the 9:00 am Friday class. A2 has opened me up to new levels of a workout. There is no “golden Standard”. Everyone goes to the best of their abilities. I feel like I can workout without being judged. In my class there are my mom, dad, aunt Lori, aunt Amber, my cousin Mandy and our newest addition Randy. Kristi is always encouraging us to give our all. She is never telling us that we aren’t doing the workout right. Instead she helps us grow by kindly telling us if we do it this way we will get more out of it and she always helps us get there. I decided to do cross country this year and I feel like I can go and be successful and strong because of my A2 workout. Thank you so much for helping me grow in my health."

− Genevieve

"My name is Irvin Markham. I am a member of A2 Physical Therapy and Fitness. I have been a member of several gyms but never had a personal trainer. With no schedule or workout plan, I would always eventually quit. My wife suggested to go see her personal trainer Kristi Cruz. What a difference the experience has made in helping me get the most out of my workouts. Kristi has not only helped me get 71 year old body back in shape physically, but mentally as well. She has put me on a set schedule and encourages me to do all the things I need to do to stay healthy. I cannot thank Kristi and the entire staff at A2 for all of the support they have shown me."

− Irvin