Urban Active, Lexington, KY, attracted a star-studded crowd to the grand opening of its new Buckhead location in Atlanta last month.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Sheree Whitfield, Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss were in attendance, as well as celebrity trainers Rahman Grayson, who trains Mary J. Blige, and Cliff Boyce, who works with Beyonce, Usher and Lil Wayne.
Despite recently facing several lawsuits and receiving an "F" from the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio for alledgely charging members after they canceled their memberships, the company continues to expand. CEO Royce Pulliam says the Buckhead club, the 36th for Urban Active, will likely be the first of several in the area.
"We are very excited about the initial response to our first store and look forward to being the fitness choice for all of Atlanta in years to come,” says Pulliam. "We feel that our high energy product and service matches up with what Atlanta residents are looking for and expect in the ultimate fitness experience. We will focus the next 10 years in building out the market and are currently negotiating on three new sites in the city.”