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Downtown Development Spurs Renewed Commitment from Longtime Business

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Syracuse, NY – Metro Fitness Club, formerly Personal Fitness, has expanded its facility in Downtown Syracuse with new workout spaces and amenities. The expansion coincides with the business’ rebranding, as well as the development boom currently being experienced in Downtown Syracuse.

Personal Fitness opened in the basement of Salina Place in 1995 as a private, boutique personal training studio. In 2000, the gym expanded its facility to the ground floor level of the building. The latest expansion begun in September 2012 is the gym’s largest ever, upgrading every square foot of existing space and increasing the facility by 2,000 additional square feet, creating a 12,000 square foot full-service executive health club. In addition to expanding the footprint of the gym to meet increased demand for services, the renovation included upgrading locker room amenities and preserving architectural details of the space to maintain the unique, urban feel. Graffiti murals by renowned local artists were added to the studio space for further atmosphere.

“We are proud to show off our expanded facility,” said Randy Sabourin, owner of Metro Fitness Club. “With all of the development taking place around us, this was the perfect time for us to upgrade our facility and our services to reflect the dynamic changes taking place here and keep up with demand.”

Metro Fitness Club is located in the heart of Downtown Syracuse, which is currently experiencing a development boom with over $265 million in development projects planned or underway.

“The development occurring in Downtown Syracuse is creating momentum for businesses to build off of,” said Merike Treier, executive director of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. “Whether it’s new businesses locating downtown or existing businesses like Metro Fitness Club renewing their commitment to the city center, transformation is taking place in Downtown Syracuse.”

“CenterState CEO congratulates Metro Fitness Club on its expansion,” said Jane Amico, CenterState CEO vice president of chamber services. “Their investment and renewed commitment to the area is a great example of how CenterState CEO’s members are meeting the needs of their customers while playing an active role in the revitalization of Syracuse and our entire region.”

In addition to several personal training options instructed by a highly-specialized training staff, Metro Fitness offers monthly independent memberships, a large fully-equipped private Pilates reformer studio, a computerized fitness evaluation to help determine baseline fitness and monitor progress, group fitness classes including bootcamp, TRX, spinning, zumba, yoga, mat Pilates, sculpt and tone, movestrong functional fitness and a Saturday morning kids fit class. Carey and Daley Physical Therapy has occupied a private office within the club since 2000. Metro Fitness Club also operates out of a satellite location at the CNY Medical Center. For more information, visit www.getmetrofit.com.

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