Retro Fitness Continues to Expand in East Coast States

Retro Fitness Continues to Expand in East Coast States

National Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Franchise Collaborates with Local Entrepreneurs to Develop Brand in New Jersey and Florida

COLTS NECK, N.J. (February 22, 2019) – Retro Fitness, a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise, announced today it has added two new franchisees totaling four new franchise agreements with local entrepreneurs Joe and Shawna Liotine for Tampa, FL and Jim Sparling for Central, NJ.

“We’ve seen the brand do well in these prime expansion markets, and we are thrilled to see the impact of our unique fitness offering reach even more people,” said Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness. “The Retro Fitness business model continues to attract existing entrepreneurs and first-time business owners because of the comprehensive business model that gives franchisees the ability to set their Retro Fitness clubs apart from the rest in the industry.”

The anticipated business development indicates that Retro Fitness and its franchisees will infuse more than $1 million into their respective markets through local investments. Once complete, each new gym will employ at least 25 people.

  • Joe Liotine (Tampa, FL) has a strong fitness background, working as a general manager for Lifetime Fitness gyms in various markets around the United States over the last two decades. Joe decided to leverage that experience to open his first fitness franchises with Retro Fitness in Citrus Park. He and his wife Shawna will develop two more clubs over the next three years. The U.S. Marine Veteran recognized Retro Fitness as the best franchise platform in the fitness industry and loved the fact that it caters to many different needs.
  • Jim Sparling (Central, NJ) is a lifetime entrepreneur having successfully developed and operated businesses in real estate and construction. Looking to diversify and enter into the fitness world, he is now in the process of opening his first Retro Fitness club with plans to develop more in the coming years.

Retro Fitness has grown into a 155+ franchise by offering members everything they love about a big box gym – extra space, vast amenities, and bundling it with personalized classes and niche workout experiences. The brand is changing the way guests envision the modern gym environment.

In addition to all the training equipment needed for a world-class workout, when these Retro Fitness locations open, they’ll support its members’ personal fitness goals through three training tiers comprised of: One-on-One Training (ONE), the premium training program with customized workouts and private coaching; Small Group Training (STRONG), involving 2-4 members building strength with a personal trainer; and Team Conditioning (TEAM), a high-energy curriculum in a larger group atmosphere. These franchisees are passionate about making sure everyone’s fitness needs will be covered in their new gym.

Fitness enthusiasts in New Jersey and Florida should expect to see Retro Fitness join their communities in 2019.

About Retro Fitness
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 155 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 have 250 gyms open in the next two years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, 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. For more information and to learn more about fitness franchise ownership opportunities, visit www.retrofranchising.com.

Fitness Franchise Retro Inks Agreements for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina & Florida

Fitness Franchise Retro Inks Agreements for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina & Florida

COLTS NECK, N.J. – Retro Fitness, a national high-value, low-price fitness franchise, announced that it has signed four new franchise agreements with entrepreneurs Scot and Mark Pinto (New Jersey); Luis Henriquez and Gene Truono (Pennsylvania/Delaware); Richard Garrison (North Carolina); and Steve Plattner and Ron Wuchko (Florida).

“All of these are prime expansion markets for Retro Fitness, and we are thrilled to be executing our strategic growth in these areas,” said Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness. “The Retro Fitness business model continues to attract qualified investors who seek job security, flexibility and the chance to secure their financial futures. We look forward to increasing the brand’s presence along the East Coast and are armed and ready to offer consumers a fitness experience of a lifetime.”

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Gym Franchise Retro Fitness opening St. Petersburg location in January

Gym Franchise Retro Fitness opening St. Petersburg location in January

A gym aimed at helping people reach their fitness goals is coming to St. Petersburg. Retro Fitness, which offers individualized training plans in addition to a traditional gym, will open its 10410 Roosevelt Blvd. location later this month.

“Retro Fitness gives an incredible value because we offer the training, amenities and atmosphere members love at high-end gyms and boutique studios,” said Steve Plattner, co-owner of the gym. “Members will keep coming back because we offer a fun and friendly, spotlessly clean, non-intimidating workout environment.”

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How Eric Casaburi Built A Fitness Franchise Empire of More Than 150

How Eric Casaburi Built A Fitness Franchise Empire of More Than 150

Scaling a business is one of the toughest challenges for any entrepreneur, and expanding nationwide is even more challenging. Eric Casaburi, CEO of Retro Fitness, discusses how he was able to expand his brand across the country, while also also empowering his team and his clients to be their best selves.

Listen as Entrepreneur Network partner David Meltzer and Casaburi discuss the importance of teamwork when working in a franchise model, as well as the principles that Casaburi teaches to his franchisees in order to to expand his franchise’s reach across the country. The pair also discuss misconceptions that entrepreneurs have, as well as the habits that set great entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

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New Fitness Franchise coming to Fort Lee

New Fitness Franchise coming to Fort Lee

Retro Fitness, a low-cost, high-value personalized fitness concept that gives members an elevated workout experience, will soon be available at its newest New Jersey location at 2 Executive Drive in Fort Lee. Local residents interested in joining Retro Fitness can stop by the gym’s preview center—in advance of the December opening—for a sneak peek into the state-of-the-art fitness facility, and join to receive lowest membership rates.

The new Retro Fitness in Fort Lee is owned and operated by New Jersey residents and long-time business partners, Dave Chichelo and Bobby Clark. After learning about the gym from another franchisee over ten years ago, Dave and Bobby opened their first Retro Fitness in 2008. When they noticed the lack of affordable, high-quality gyms in Fort Lee, they decided this community would be the perfect place for Retro Fitness.

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New Fitness Franchise in St. Pete offers Advanced Registration Deals

New Fitness Franchise in St. Pete offers Advanced Registration Deals

ST. PETERBURG, FL — Retro Fitness, a low-cost, personalized fitness concept, will soon be available at its newest Florida location at 10410 Roosevelt Blvd. in St. Petersburg.

Residents interested in joining Retro Fitness can stop by the gym’s preview center—in advance of the January opening—for a sneak peek into the state-of-the-art fitness facility, and sign up for a Founder’s membership at reduced rates.

The new Retro Fitness is owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Steve Plattner and Ron Wuchko. A military veteran, Wuchko became aware of Retro Fitness with his business partner after seeing the gym enter the Florida market. Having other business in the health and wellness industry, Retro Fitness was an ideal addition to their existing portfolio and both owners say they are excited to open their first of several Retro Fitness gyms in the Tampa Bay area.

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