Retro Fitness is coming to Tamarac in December. The gym will have a wide assortment of equipment and weights, fitness classes, and a juice bar.
By Bryan Boggiano
Retro Fitness seeks to crunch the competition.
In December, the gym opens its new location in the Tamarac Town Square at 8129 N. Pine Island Road, with a tentative opening date of Dec. 5.
According to Alan Turkin, general manager, Retro Fitness is a 21st-century facility complete with modern Matrix equipment and group classes that train the body and soothe the mind.
“Our club is like a Whole Foods to a Publix,” he said. “It’s a little notch above.”
For members who want a cardio session, each machine comes with a console that has local television channels and cable and Netflix. So, while members work out, they can also catch up on the “Squid Game.”
There is also a wide assortment of strength equipment and free weights, with personal training and group classes available. The group classes, offered at most times of the day, include Zumba, Thai Chi, and yoga.
The new 15,000 square-foot facility will have a Zen den that includes red-light therapy, massage chairs, and tanning beds. Members can also enjoy a juice bar with a wide selection of pre-and post-workout drinks like protein shakes. They will also have cooking demonstrations to help members eat healthy and do meal prep.
Retro Fitness’s hours will be from 5 a.m. through 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, it will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Turkin said that all new members get a fitness assessment that includes their body fat percentage, water weight amount, and more information about body composition. A state-of-the-art machine does this. However, most gyms do not have this because it is expensive. But, he said that this helps members set realistic fitness goals.
Turkin believes that more people will go out of their way for a little fancier gym and hopes to help members feel euphoric and better about themselves.
Located in West Palm Beach, there are now more than 120 open or planned Retro Fitness locations throughout the United States.
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- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan plans to pursue geosciences at Florida International University for his master's. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.