New Jersey fitness franchise Retro Fitness has signed letters of intent for the first six of 20 Orlando clubs planned for the Orlando market in the next three to five years, the company said this week.
Clubs will be situated in Alafaya, Apopka, Casselberry, Clermont, Windermere and Winter Gardens. Company founder and CEO Eric Casaburi, who owns three of the locations, and recently relocated his family from New Jersey to Orlando to stay involved with the development. Additional units are planned in Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Naples.
“We’re excited to have so many locations in play and ahead of our development schedule,” Casaburi said. “Orlando is a natural progression of our brand’s Florida development. We plan on expanding each of these markets until we have a Retro Fitness location within every three to five miles in populated areas – similar to our footprint in the New York City metro area and New Jersey.”
Adding that the new venues will be the first with new amenities and fitness programs, Casaburi indicated that the new features will be unveiled toward the end of the year at the clubs' preview centers. Membership choices include options for classes, a children’s playroom and tanning facilities.
“Our business model is built on delivering members the quality and value they deserve,” Casaburi said. “No matter which location our members walk into, they can always expect a fun, friendly, clean and non-intimidating workout environment. That’s the key to our brand’s success.”
Outside Orlando, Retro Fitness is expanding through franchising with local entrepreneurs, with open territories still available in Orange County.