The owner of a popular local gym passed away.

Lyle Schuler, the founder and owner of Mac Fitness, died after battling an undisclosed illness.

“Lyle was incredibly brave and remained very private throughout his fight,” Mac Fitness wrote in a Facebook post informing the public of Schuler’s passing. “He did not seek attention or sympathy from others.”

Over the past few month Mac Fitness in Kingston has undergone a number of changes with some delays. According to the Facebook post, Schuler’s illness is why the transformation hasn’t gone as smoothly as hoped.

“Lyle is remembered for his gentle big smile, kindness and welcoming spirit. Lyle's immediate family, friends, and MAC family, appreciate your prayers and support through this difficult time,” the Facebook post said.

Schuler is survived by his wife, Holly, and son, Colton.

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