How Will We Bounce Back from COVID? (Queens Chronicle)

Jul 30, 2020

Places such as gyms and nightclubs remain in the dark about when they will be able to reopen fully. Warren DeStefano, owner of Retro Fitness in Glendale and Forest Hills, believes people will return to gyms after a month or two of uncertainty when they reopen.

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Gyms, personal trainers embrace outdoor fitness classes on Staten Island (SI Live Online)

Jul 21, 2020

With fitness facilities closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, gyms are getting creative with their weekly workouts, holding virtual classes like Zumba and Tabata, incorporating core training and HIIT workouts. Recently, instructors have held socially distant workout classes, including Zumba and “Boot Camp,” merging cardio with fast-paced core workouts.

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Gym Chains Impacted by Coronavirus Closures Adapt With Outdoor Classes. (Fox Business Online)

Jul 14, 2020

South Florida-based Retro Fitness has introduced classes like yoga and Zumba in several states, including New York and Pennsylvania. Members are required to wear masks and bring their own equipment, and costs vary depending on the market..

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Chicago Gyms and Fitness Clubs Are Pumped to Reopen. (WTTW Online)

Jun 23, 2020

At the Retro Fitness franchise in the Irving Park neighborhood, general manager Harold Coleman says,  there is a no-touch check-in procedure, gloves and fanny packs to hold personal items are being offered to members, and staff are wearing masks and gloves around the clock.

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How to Get Back to the Gym (Forbes)

Jun 12, 2020

“The fitness industry has been mandated to maintain a sanitary work environment for years,” says Retro Fitness CEO Andrew Alfano.
For members who still don’t feel comfortable returning to the gym, Retro Fitness offers a free app that features  live workouts and cooking classes focused on nutrition.

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Should you wear a face mask to the gym? A look at the debate. (USA Today Online)

Jun 10, 2020

Do people need to wear material that covers their nose and mouth, when they want to breathe heavily out of their nose and mouth?

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Here’s what gyms will look like after the coronavirus (New York Post Online)

May 25, 2020

As the coronavirus lockdown restrictions begin to ease, gyms and fitness studios have started to roll out reopening plans.
Big box gyms such as Retro Fitness have pledged to scrub down “[using] hospital grade cleaner to clean the entire gym”, Plus, they promise to enact touch-free check-ins and preorders for smoothies to limit hand-to-hand contact.

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Retro Fitness Lacey’s week-long food drive, announcing the grand totals of food and money raised.  (NJ Biz Online)

May 25, 2020

During the first week of May, Retro Fitness held a food drive in Forked River that raised $910, 700 pounds of food, and 100 pounds of dog and cat food.

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What It Takes To Be Successful in the World of Fitness –  with Retro Fitness CEO Andrew Alfano and CFO Robbie Sprechman.

May 05, 2020

Andrew points out, “I don’t build business, I build people, and people build business.”
“From our perspective, our first thing was how do we help our franchisees win. And the way to win is care about the other person.” – Robbie Sprechman
Tune in to hear Andrew and Robbie’s franchise story, and learn timely wisdom you can apply to your business journey.

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Lacey Retro Fitness collecting food, donations. Owner to contribute additional $25k (New Jersey Globe)

May 04, 2020

Ron Pfeiffer, the owner of Retro Fitness in Lacey, is collecting imperishable food and donations to help the Lacey Foodbank in Forked River, Vetwork of Forked RIver, and the Popcorn Park Zoo.  On top of that, he’s pledged to donate an additional $25,000.

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Partner Cardio Workouts You and Your Roommate Can Tackle Together (PopSugar Fitness)

Apr 24, 2020

Cardio workouts aren’t solely reserved for the elliptical, treadmill, bike, track, nature trail, or open road. Aerobic exercises also fit the bill, and lend themselves well to partner workouts. Why not get the entire household active at one time?

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Yoga and Exercise Videos That Will Get Your Kids On Their Feet (Red Tricycle)

Apr 24, 2020

Now that schools are closed and extracurricular activities have been cancelled, parents are looking for ways to keep the kids active. Head to the Retro Fitness Facebook page for family-friendly workouts.

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Supporting healthcare workers (The Queens Chronicle)

Apr 23, 2020

As hospitals battle the coronavirus, Retro Fitness has donated $10,000 worth of products to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens to aid healthcare workers.

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Doing the ‘Right Thing’ by Your Customers Has Never Been More Important.

Apr 21, 2020

We live in uncertain, unprecedented and challenging times. At Retro Fitness, our total brand position revolves around our customer and what concerns them not only as it relates to health and fitness, but also how we support the communities where we work and live.

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Retro Fitness Donates $10K of Product Supporting Local Healthcare Workers

Apr 15, 2020

Today, in their latest and greatest effort to give back, Retro Fitness has donated $10K of products to Elmhurst Hospital, Wycoff Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital to aid the healthcare workers who have worked around the clock to save lives.

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Kettlebells Are Scarcer Than Toilet Paper Right Now, But We Found Them – Plus Expert DIY Solutions. (GEAR PATROL)

Apr 10, 2020

Dan Johnenry, director of fitness at Retro Fitness has not only used water jugs as kettlebells but also incorporates paint cans into his “Parents’ Basement” workout.

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The Post-Workout Recovery Mistakes You’re Probably Making. (Thrive Global)

Apr 02, 2020

Here are the mistakes you’re making (and what to do about them), according to fitness experts.
The success of your workout routine is just as dependent on your post-workout recovery as it is on the actual workout itself.

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Miss the gym? From yoga and HIIT to social distance dancing — stream these classes for free (TODAY)

Mar 26, 2020

Your gym may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you need to skip your group workout. Get the structure you need from these real-time, live-streaming fitness classes.

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15 Studios and Gyms Offering Free Workouts Online During Coronavirus (Men’sHealth)

Mar 25, 2020

Retro Fitness has been featured on Men’s Health Online in an article featured a roundup of boutique studios and gym franchises offering free workouts to gym goers at this time.

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Fitness Studios Are Live-Streaming Workout Classes for Free During the Coronavirus Outbreak (CBS Online)

Mar 23, 2020

Retro Fitness has been featured on CBS Online, in an article featured a number of popular fitness studios that are now offering digital classes for gym goers to participate in during the coronavirus outbreak, and included Retro Fitness’ newly launched livestream workout as an option.

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How Retro Fitness gyms are disinfecting amid coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

Many gyms throughout Staten Island are taking precautionary steps to keep their facilities disinfected following an increase of positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All Retro Fitness gyms will “complete mandatory deep cleaning with hospital-grade cleaning products at least twice per day”.

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Working It Out: NYC Gyms with Childcare (Red Tricycle)

Mar 05, 2020

Retro Fitness has been featured on Red Tricycle in an article, featured a roundup of gyms in New York City that accommodate childcare for busy working moms and dads.

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What It Really Takes to Lose 280 Pounds, from a Guy Who Did It (Men’sHealth)

Mar 03, 2020

Jonathan had gastric bypass surgery, he wanted to “go farther” in his weight loss transformation and got a personal trainer at Retro Fitness, “who guided him through lots of full-body, high-intensity cardio work.”

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Retro Fitness Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Effort to Help End Childhood Cancer

Feb 12, 2020

Today, Retro Fitness, a leader in the high-value, low price fitness space, is excited to announce a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

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Andrew Alfano’s Vision for Retro Fitness.
featured on Club Solutions Online

Feb 11, 2020

Andrew Alfano, the newly appointed CEO of Retro Fitness, who boasts 25 years of experience in the retail, hospitality and restaurant industries, including at Starbucks and The Learning Experience, shares his Leadership Tips.

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How to get back on track with keeping 2020 resolutions (KARE-TV)

Feb 03, 2020

Coaching, Community and Consistency are key to staying on track. Strength Training, Cardio and Diet go hand-in-hand to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make resolutions stick.
Brent Foye, General Manager of Retro Fitness in Burnsville, MN shares with KARE-TV.

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Stacy McCormack talks physical fitness on AM970.

Jan 29, 2020

Stacy McCormack, co-owner of Retro Fitness in Flemington, NJ joins AM 970’s  Joe Piscopo to discuss physical fitness.

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Winner in News 12’s Fitness Face-off: Retro Fitness in Brick.

Jan 28, 2020

A winner of the viewer voting contest for Zumba class. The focus is to bring the heart-rate down, bring it up, and consistently keep that change going until you burn as many calories as possible.

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Boxing Workouts at Retro Fitness St. Clair Shores (Packing a Punch)

Jan 21, 2020

For some, exercise is a mix of getting those good endorphins while also working out aggression. Perhaps that is why boxing and boxing gyms have become so popular as a fitness trend around Metro Detroit and the nation.

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Retro Fitness in Burnsville on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live

Jan 17, 2020

According to U.S. News, around 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson talks about helping people stick to their fitness resolutions in the New Year.

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Andrew Alfano’s expert commentary in 1851 Franchise Magazine

Jan 09, 2020

“If you are an investor, you first need to determine a field you feel good about investing in,” Retro Fitness CEO Andrew Alfano said. “Then, you can decide which brand to hitch your financial wagon to.

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Retro Fitness Announces Unprecedented 2020 Gym Membership

Dec 16, 2019

Today, Retro Fitness, a leader in the high-value, low price fitness space, is excited to announce an exclusive unprecedented Buy One, Give One year-long  gym membership…

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Retro Fitness Names Former Starbucks Exec CEO

Jul 31, 2019

Retro Fitness, a leader in the high value, low price fitness space is excited to announce the appointment of Andrew Alfano as CEO. With more than 25 years in retail…

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