RetroFitness Opens New Location in Buckhead

National Fitness Concept Provides Local Community with New Fitness Center and Viable Business Opportunity

January 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Georgia – RetroFitness, a leading fitness concept known for known for providing great value at a low retro-price, today announced the opening of its newest location in Two Buckhead Plaza at 3050 Peachtree Rd. NW in Atlanta, next to Seasons 52.

The 15,000-plus square-foot facility blends vibrant color schemes into a fun, energetic atmosphere where gym members can comfortably meet their fitness goals. A $19.99 monthly membership fee provides access to a full collection of top-of-the line Hammer Strength equipment and Life Fitness cardio machines complete with individualized LCD television monitors.

Adding to the distinct allure of the gym, members can sweat it out on cardio machines located in the RetroTheatre, a darkened cardio room that plays movies throughout the day. In addition, members are able to take advantage of full-service locker rooms, personal training, tanning and a RetroBlends nutritional juice bar.

"For less than 75 cents a day, our members can enjoy watching television, movies, listening to great music – everything, all while getting in a great workout," said Tyler Tatum, general manager of the Buckhead RetroFitness. "We look forward to becoming a fitness and social hub for local residents of the Buckhead community."

Less than five years since it began franchising, RetroFitness has more than 100 new clubs in its development pipeline, more than 200,000 members, and 70-plus clubs operating. The company projects 300 gyms will be open in the next three years. Additionally, RetroFitness' revenues surpass the national fitness club average by more than 120 percent.

The RetroFitness franchise model continually attracts high quality, single and multi-unit investors who have a strong business acumen. Atlanta is a hot market for growth, especially for the Retro brand offering local entrepreneurs the opportunity to open in flexible 10,000 to 16,000 square-foot spaces in key U.S. markets where prime real estate is more affordable than ever. RetroFitness is "fit" for investors in the current economy. Plus, buzz around the brand is reaching a feverish pitch, and several industry icons have taken notice. RetroFitness recently completed a major deal to be a retailer of Under Armour performance apparel, a clear indication of RetroFitness' ability to partner with top class fitness brands.

"The Buckhead RetroFitness is a corporate-owned location that will eventually be given to an experienced entrepreneur who is ready to join the Retro team through franchising," said Eric Casaburi, founder and CEO of RetroFitness, who opened his first gym at the age of 22. "The hardest part has already been done. We have built a strong operational management team for a franchise investor. We look forward to finding the right franchise partner in the market."

RetroFitness of Buckhead is open Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about the Buckhead gym, please call (404) 549-7126. If interested in the Buckhead or other Atlanta-area franchise opportunities, please call Mark Mele, Vice President of Franchise Sales, at 732-431-0062 Ext. 12 or visit www.retrofitness.net.

About RetroFitness

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, RetroFitness has evolved from a regional Mid-Atlantic gym concept into a national fitness system with more 100 gyms in its development pipeline. Under Casaburi's leadership, RetroFitness has grown to 70-plus gyms in 10 states. Expansion plans call for 300 gyms in the next three years and growth into new major markets such as Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C. Each RetroFitness location is equipped with a full service fitness center including 60-100 pieces of equipment supplied by leading manufacturers such as Life Fitness and Intek. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.net, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.

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