A look at recent notable openings, real estate transactions and renovations in the health club industry.
Blink Fitness is adding two new locations in New York City. (Photo by Blink Fitness.)
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Blink Fitness, New York City, is adding two new locations in New York City. One location is expected to open sometime this year in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, according to a Bedford and Bowery report. The news comes after Equinox, New York City, in March announced plans to open a location in the same neighborhood. Blink Fitness Woodside opened in Queens on Wednesday.
Gold's Gym, Dallas, is opening locations in Asheville, North Carolina, and San Antonio, Texas. The location in Asheville will be the third for the company in that area, according to a Citizen-Times report. Gold's Gym Hi on Valley Hi Drive in San Antonio will open in June and mark the brand's 26th location in the market, according to a Gold's Gym media release.
Orangetheory Fitness, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is expected to open a 3,100-square-foot location in Delray Beach, Florida, in August, according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report. Orangetheory also announced plans for its first location in Asheville, North Carolina, according to the Citizen-Times.
Commercial real estate firm SouthStar LLC, Franklin, Tennessee, has secured a $24 million loan to finance a Life Time Fitness club and lay the groundwork for a mixed-use project in Cool Springs, Tennessee, according to a Nashville Business Journal report. Life Time Fitness, Chanhassen, Minnesota, announced plans for the location in March with an expected open date of August 2017.
Anytime Fitness, Woodbury, Minnesota, is opening its second location in Hawaii. Anytime Fitness Wailuki located on the island of Maui will hold a grand opening on Saturday, according to a mauinow.com report. Stateside, a second Anytime Fitness location in Loveland, Colorado, is expected to open on June 1, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
Crunch Fitness, New York City, is expected to open a 24,000-square-foot gym later this year at a mixed-use development project in Sycamore Township near Cincinnati, Ohio, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report. Crunch currently has locations in Florence and Deerfield Townships in Ohio.
Ripped Fitness, Rye Brook, New York, is opening a second location in New York City, its first there, according to a Commercial Observer report. The high-intensity interval training gym will be located at 1430 Second Avenue across the street from an Equinox club.
Construction is underway to replace the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in San Diego with a new $25 million facility. The 50,000-square-foot replacement will have a fitness center, a gym with two basketball courts, a multipurpose room, a childcare center and a technology center for teenagers.
The Winona YMCA in Winona, Minnesota, has backed away from plans to sell its building to convenience store chain Kwik Trip after the city's planning commission's recommendation for the city council to deny a proposed zoning change, according to the Winona Daily News. The Y said it is "committed to resolve the issue quickly" so it can progress with a project for a new facility near Winona Health.
Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, will relocate its fitness center, relocate physical therapy services and construct a new SUN Orthopaedics clinic in the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness in East Buffalo Township. The $2 million clinic construction project and the fitness center relocation are expected to be complete by summer 2017, according to a media release. The Miller Center, a 92,000-square-foot facility, is expected to open later this year or in early 2017.
The McHenry Recreation Center in McHenry, Illinois, is holding a grand opening event on Saturday. The $5.8 million facility includes an 18,200-square-foot facility with multipurpose rooms and a 4,500-square-foot fitness center, according to a Northwest Herald report.
The city of Cincinnati is expected to allocate $3.5 million in funding to a proposed recreation center that will cost between $6.5 and $7 million, according to The Associated Press. The facility, which does not have a location or exact designs yet, is expected to provide gym space for area schools and serve 10 percent of the city's population.
The Oro Valley Community Recreation Center, Oro Valley, Arizona, was approved for $2.7 million in renovations by the town's council on May 19, according to a Tucson Local Media report. The funds will cover utility equipment, solar panels and other amenities.
Fit Columbia and Fit Yoga in Columbia, South Carolina, has moved to a new location for the third time in six years. The studio moved in April to its new location on Blossom Street, which does not have a staircase and better accommodates injured clients and children, according to The State.
Des Moines Area Community College is seeking public feedback for the naming of its new community recreation center in Ankeny, Iowa. Names proposed for the $38 million project are ARCH, ConneXion, COR, Trail Point and The Trail, according to the Des Moines Register.