Gym renovations are a fun, effective way to achieve your fitness goals. They create more space for you and the equipment, improve lighting, give you more service options, and add on new amenities like showers. They typically cost less than building an entirely new gym from the ground up. That’s why it’s so important to visit these gyms before they’re gone! Following is a list of some of the most exciting changes happening around the country right now from popular sports blog posts so you can get in on them while they last!
New Balance Athletics opened on 36th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood this summer as part of its “replicated model” strategy that builds gyms with fewer employees and better accessibility for customers. The New York City club is the first of its kind outside of Boston and Baltimore.
The Washington Post reports on a new $2.5 million amenity at Dino’s Arlington location in Northern Virginia that includes different types of cardio machinery that offer six different moves, two half-hour individual training sessions per day, and some resistance machines. The club offers a variety of classes on the site’s 60-foot “flexible wall” that can be programmed to simulate any type of cardiovascular workout.
The Maryland-based fitness company Roxbury Fitness is adding to its roster in Baltimore with an adjacent studio in Hampden, which will be known as the “Roxbury Metro Center.
This 42,000 sq ft., four story facility will have a dedicated crèche, spin room, circuit training and aerobics facilities, as well as a juice bar and café.
“We are proud to be bringing fitness enthusiasts the best of both worlds,” says Roxbury Fitness CEO Domenic Romeo. “Not only will this new club enable families to work out side-by-side from morning until night, but it will also provide fast-paced circuit training for our members whose time is tight.”
The gym also has a selection of hot yoga classes. Its staff includes personal trainers who can help you with your nutrition and fitness goals. Even if you have a personal trainer, you can benefit from taking classes at the gym because they help you learn proper form and technique.
This fitness studio will feature group fitness classes for both kids and adults, as well as personal training and small group training for adults. It’ll also feature a nutrition coach to help with your meal planning. The studio already has locations in Collingswood and Stone Harbor.
In San Antonio’s Southtown, the Midtown Fitness & Wellness Center is growing into new premises thanks to renovations costing $1 million.
“Our goal is to offer everything from hot yoga to fitness classes,” says the gym’s marketing director, Denise Ausmus. The facility will get new equipment and a brighter lighting system in order to better serve members for both personal training and cardio fitness.
Fitness fans can also take advantage of its workout studio that offers a range of programs for everyone from kids to those over 70 years old.
In Northeast Philadelphia, six-year-old FitMix has been doubling in size with the expansion of its existing gym into an adjacent location. The new FitMix North opened in May of this year, boasting 24,000 sq ft of space on two floors and now offers over 30 classes per day.
“We now have over 700 sq ft dedicated to kids, which offers a wide range of fitness classes including Pop Pilates, Boogie Babies Fitness and our nationally acclaimed Tiny Tots class,” says manager Lauren Frank. “We also have a 10,000 lb VersaClimber and wall-to-wall Equinox equipment to allow for cardio enthusiasts.”
FitMix has also added a juice bar called Juice Penn that sells smoothies and protein shakes. The new location also includes a hot yoga studio sponsored by YogaWorks
“We will be offering more hot yoga classes at FitMix North than any other studio in Philly!” says Frank. “Our studio offers a hot yoga program tailored to USAT’s standards that includes the same instructor leading classes and an online recert as well as monthly hot yoga classes in our studio.”
The new location also features weight training and a variety of group exercise classes for both adults and kids.
“We’ve been able to attract many new members into the FitMix family with our convenient opening in North Philadelphia,” says Frank. “We are planning on opening another location in Center City soon, and we hope to begin converting spaces at other existing FitMix locations next year.”