September 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // COLTS NECK, N.J. – For the past month, Retro Fitness held a digital battle of the bands competition in Long Island with the hopes of finding the perfect local band to play on Thursday, August 13 at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater on the Retro Fitness Side Stage. The winner of the competition, Tony Sidito, was announced August 10 and played to a large crowd of local fans.
Sidito is a local Long Island guitarist and singer, who has been playing for over 30 years and has been on stage thousands of times as a solo artist and with many of the hottest bands in Long Island.
Sidito was chosen from a group of numerous other talented Long Island musicians. Each band entered the competition by submitting a video to the Fit For Fame Facebook App. After submitting, contestants shared the video on their own social media sites to electrify their fans to vote for them during a two-week voting period.
“We know there are a ton of great bands in Long Island, but we were floored when we saw the positive response surrounding the competition and the pure talent of the musicians who entered,” said the founder and CEO of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi. “Just like fitness, music takes passion and drive – we were glad to crown Tony Sidito as the winner because he radiates those traits.”
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 135 gyms open in 16 states. Under Casaburi’s leadership, Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its development pipeline and plans to open 200 gyms in the next two 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 five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.
SOURCE Retro Fitness