24 Hour Health Club Expands in Spite of Competition from Bigger Gyms and Fitness Chains

Snap Fitness Offers Free Enrollment at Grand Opening Party May 1st.

Smithtown, NY --(PR.com)-- Gold's Gym, NYSC, Retro Fitness, Bally's; the list goes on. "Big Box" Gyms have been popular for decades, however a relative newcomer, Snap Fitness has experienced explosive growth nationally over the past few years in spite of competition from the bigger gyms. "We opened our first location in East Northport, NY, and it was a huge success in spite of a bad economy and being surrounded by "Big Box" gyms," said President Alex Leyberman. "Our new Smithtown, NY club is our 2nd location and we plan to continue expanding on Long Island," said Leyberman.

On May 1, 2010 Snap Fitness, is hosting a special Grand Opening party at its newest location in Smithtown, NY located at 138 East Main Street. The festivities start promptly at 10am. Memberships start at roughly $1-a-day, with a $149 enrollment fee, however this fee will be waived for Members that sign up at the Grand Opening Party. Members get reciprocal access to the club in East Northport, NY, as well as over 1,100 clubs worldwide. For more information, contact the club at (631) 979-7627 or at www.snapfitness.com/smithtownny or on facebook.

Easier and more affordable than larger, "big box" health clubs, Snap Fitness offers a 24-hour a day, 365 day a year exercise alternative for busy individuals who want to stay active and fit without sacrificing time and convenience. Equipment is state-of-the-art and the club and amenities are all accessed via a high tech keycard.

"People work out at Snap because it is the most civilized health club. There are no contracts, no lines, and no waiting," said Benjamin J. Carey, Interactive Marketing Agent for Snap. Carey, a veteran of the Manhattan fitness industry was instrumental in helping another popular gym chain make an I.P.O. in the 1990's and had this to say about Snap: "Snap is an alternative to the "big box" gyms. There is no pumping iron to deafening music, and no "scene." Snap is not intimidating and people are attracted to the convenience, low rates, civilized atmosphere, and the ability to get in a "no hassle" workout 24 hours a day.

"Snap is a place where everybody knows your name," said Alex Leyberman, President. "We encourage families to join and additional members from the same family pay only $25 a month. Members are not just a number at SNAP. We want to know them on a first name basis," said Leyberman.

As a 24-hour-a-day facility, security is a priority for Leyberman. The club remains locked at all times, and members enter the club with an electronic keycard. The security system includes live surveillance cameras, window and door alarms, panic alarms in the club and portable panic alarms that members can keep with them during workouts and summon the local authorities with the push of a button.

With all of these features and benefits, President Alex Leyberman hopes that Snap will better serve the local residents. "Snap Fitness has been very successful in cities across the country," said Leyberman. "I started this business to follow my passion for fitness and to help others in the community. The affordability and convenience that Snap offers is something that I'm very excited to offer local residents, and I want to invite everyone to grab their sneakers, come in and give us a try."

Nationally, Snap Fitness is fresh off its #1 "Best in Fitness" ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list and recently ranked #1 fastest-growing franchise on AllBusiness.com's AllStar franchise rankings. Snap Fitness is experiencing phenomenal growth with more than 1,800 locations worldwide, and some 30-40 new clubs added monthly. Snap was named the 16th fastest-growing private company in Inc. Magazine's prestigious 2009 Inc. 500 ranking.

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