COLTS NECK, N.J. - Feb. 11, 2014 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, most couples are likely planning a romantic dinner completed with a heart-shaped box of chocolates for dessert. In fact, last year, Americans spent around 1.6 billion dollars on candy alone, according to the National Retail Federation.
Contrary to popular belief, a chocolate coma is not the best way to deepen a relationship. Retro Fitness--one of the nation's leading low-cost, high-value fitness chains--encourages members to make health and fitness a priority in their relationship.
"There is something really romantic about a loved one supporting you during a workout and challenging you to achieve your health and wellness goals," said A.J. Olmstead, Moorestown, NJ Retro Fitness franchisee. "I met the love of my life a few years ago at my gym, and we continue to strengthen our bond by working out together several times a week."
Olmstead outlined a few more reasons why working out together can increase your overall relationship happiness:
Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system with more than 105 gyms open in 13 states. Under Casaburi's leadership, Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its development pipeline and plans to open 300 gyms in the next three years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed in the top 300 of Entrepreneur's magazine's prestigious Franchise 500 list for four consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.
SOURCE Retro Fitness
Fishman Public Relations