Showing posts with label Rockville gyms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockville gyms. Show all posts

Sunday, August 6, 2023

DMV Iron Gym "coming soon" to Rockville

DMV Iron Gym
has posted "coming soon" signage at its future space at Federal Plaza in Rockville. Located next to Micro Center, the gym was expected to open next month, but the signage gives a more generous "Fall 2023" opening target. The 16,000-square-foot gym will be filled with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and represent the local chain's first venture into Maryland. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

DMV Iron Gym to open in Rockville

DMV Iron Gym
is expanding into Montgomery County. It will open a new facility at Federal Plaza in Rockville this fall, property owner Federal Realty announced Monday. DMV Iron Gym centers its training philosophy around three "pillars:" mindset, movement, and function. Classes and goals range from fitness and weight loss to athletic assessments and rehabilitation.

“For years, we’ve been hearing from our members that they would love to see us expand into Maryland," DMV Iron Gym owner Leo Williams said yesterday. "We were excited by the central location of Federal Plaza in Rockville, and look forward to bringing a state-of-the-art gym and training facility to Montgomery County.” 

The 16,000 square foot gym will open in September 2023. It will be located next to Micro Center.

Monday, April 10, 2023

Rockville Planet Fitness grand opening set for April 12

The new Planet Fitness gym in Rockville is scheduled to host a grand opening celebration this Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM at 5520 Randolph Road, in the Montrose Shopping Center. It will be hosted by Nick Gomez from Hot 99.5 FM. Enjoy a ribbon cutting ceremony, a 30-minute circuit workout with the owners and trainers, food & drinks, and a chance to win fabulous prizes (65" Smart TV, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo) and more. Planet Fitness replaces Gold's Gym at the shopping center.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Rockville Sport & Health rebranding as Onelife Fitness

The Rockville location of Sport & Health is being rebranded as Onelife Fitness. Located at 11594 Old Georgetown Road at Pike & Rose, the gym is one of eight Sport & Health clubs still operating under that name. Corporate owner U.S. Fitness Holdings, LLC is now bringing those locations into the Onelife Fitness portfolio all of its other clubs operate under. The signage hasn't been changed yet here, but a banner has been placed out front to announce the change.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Soldierfit Bethesda moves to Rockville

has closed at 7920 Norfolk Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Classes at this location are being relocated to Soldierfit of Rockville at 12241 Nebel Street, in the Randolph Center shopping center. That's right along the CSX railroad tracks, off of Randolph Road.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Man arrested in alleged sexual assaults at L.A. Fitness in Rockville

Montgomery County police have arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted two women showering in the women's locker room at L.A. Fitness at 11416-A Rockville Pike last Friday, October 21, 2022. Samba Dieng, 18, of Silver Spring has been charged with Second-Degree Rape, Fourth-Degree Sex Offense, and two counts of Second-Degree Assault. He was taken into custody Wednesday at his home without incident. 

Detectives discovered that Dieng had been to multiple L.A. Fitness locations in Montgomery and Prince George's County. They are concerned that there may be other victims. Anyone with information regarding this suspect or additional victims is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5050.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Planet Fitness to open new Rockville gym

Planet Fitness
will be opening a new gym in Rockville. It will be at the Montrose Shopping Center at 5520 Randolph Road. Two years ago, Gold's Gym closed its location there. Planet Fitness has an existing gym nearby at Federal Plaza. Do you prefer Planet Fitness, or Gold's Gym?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy opening Rockville location

Dominique Dawes Gymnastics & Ninja Academy
is expanding to a second location in Rockville. It will be in the Montrose Shopping Center at 5622 Randolph Road. Olympic gold medalist Dawes says she founded the original Clarksburg gym not just for kids who might have Olympic dreams of their own, but for the self-esteem and personal growth of every child who enrolls, and the supportive environment and coaches necessary for that. 

Membership requires an annual fee, and the financial commitment for class enrollment is by the month. The gym will also offer summer programs, preschool and homeschool classes, and party and event hosting. It is expected to open by late 2022.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Orangetheory Fitness opening today at Congressional Plaza

The first of the new fitness tenants at Congressional Plaza's FITRow destination will open today at 1601 Rockville Pike, Suite #210-A. Orangetheory Fitness will welcome its first members today, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, to experience its metabolism-supercharging workouts led by certified coaches.

Orangetheory Rockville South will be open seven days a week offering classes throughout the day from early morning to evening. CorePower Yoga will be the next studio to debut at FITRow. It is on-target to open later this fall. Cool down after today's workout with a beverage from Mr. Wish, also opening for the first time today at Congressional Plaza.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Forme Life opens kiosk at Montgomery Mall

Gyms have been hit hard by the events of the last year, and the success of Peloton in filling that vacuum with a home alternative is attracting new companies to the fitness marketplace. A new entry in late 2020 was Forme Life, a full-length mirror that turns into a "life-size" fitness coach when you activate the screen. Now you can see Forme Life up-close and personal with their new kiosk at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. 

You can also make an appointment to try it out at the kiosk. Forme Life promises it will include a review of all the features of the device, as well as a quick workout. Cinnabon first!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Gold's Gym renewing lease at Rockville Town Square

Rockville Town Square has suffered another round of business closures over the last year, but the development is going to hold on to one of its biggest tenants. Gold's Gym is going to renew its lease at the Federal Realty property, according to an agenda item for the October 5 meeting of the Mayor and Council. 

This is good news for several reasons. First, it is one of the largest spaces at the development. Second, it is a major traffic generator for the other businesses in the Town Square. And it is an important amenity for residents in the Town Square and immediate area around it, where there is not a huge number of other gym options.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Congressional Plaza construction update (Photos)

Construction continues on the future Barnes & Noble bookstore and FITRow section at Congressional Plaza. As you can see, much more has been done outside than inside at the Barnes & Noble. The opposite is true inside FITRow. Some branding signage has been installed and work is well underway building what will be three new fitness studios by three different chains.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Federal Realty posts renderings of FITRow at Congressional Plaza in Rockville (Photos)

A first hint of what to expect from the first floor entrance of FITRow is now on display at Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike. Three fitness centers will take vacant retail space in a redesigned section of the shopping center in 2020, under the FITRow branding. Already on board are orangetheory fitness and Corepower Yoga; a third space is still available for lease. You can see there will be a lobby area to the left of the existing escalators.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Title Boxing Club to open at White Flint Plaza

A new boxing gym is coming to the Pike District of Montgomery County. Title Boxing Club, which has an existing Rockville facility at 10028 Darnestown Road, will soon open a new location at 5268-R Nicholson Lane. This will be in the White Flint Plaza shopping center.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

OneLife Fitness opens in Rockville

Rockville's newest gym has opened west of I-270 at the new Research Row shopping center. OneLife Fitness is located at 1407 Research Boulevard. The facility features 65000 SF of fitness space on two floors, with state-of-the-art equipment. There are swimming pools, a whirlpool and indoor salt water pool, and full basketball courts. Group classes in a variety of fitness disciplines are available.

OneLife joins Chick-fil-A as the first tenants of the new shopping center, which overlooks W. Montgomery Avenue.

Monday, May 28, 2018

CrossFit Fireborne fitness studio to open Tuesday in Rockville

After a holiday weekend of hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ and apple pie, some in Rockville may be ready to burn off some calories Tuesday. CrossFit Fireborne might have the solution when they open tomorrow, May 29, 2018 at 1610 Rockville Pike. The fitness studio will offer custom-tailored programs for both adults and kids. Learn more at their website, where you can register for classes.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Capriotti's is out, Pure Barre is in at Galvan; 9Round to open at The Terano in Rockville

Say it ain't so, Joe (Biden)! The much-hyped Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a favorite of the Vice President, has pulled out of the Galvan at Twinbrook development, I have confirmed. Thanks to the anonymous tipster who brought this to my attention. I had wondered what was going on with that, given that the franchisee had set a fall 2015 opening date.

But the JBG development continues to lease up with other tenants, trading high-calorie sandwiches for a calorie-burning fitness studio - Pure Barre.

Not to be outdone in the sweat department, JBG's The Terano development is adding 9Round, a kickboxing gym that promises to burn up to 500 calories in 30 minutes. "Say goodbye to the boring big box gyms," the 9Round website advises.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


L.A. Boxing has been acquired by UFC Gyms, a company affiliated with - yes - the UFC mixed martial arts league. Hence, L.A. Boxing Rockville's location at 192-A Halpine Road will soon change its name to, you guessed it, UFC Gym.

The new brand will bring a new workout program to the facility, combining general fitness with techniques derived from mixed martial arts.  However, workouts will accomodate all levels from beginner to experienced. And don't be alarmed if you are a current member - they're not going to force you to fight fellow members. It will be a fitness club, not a Fight Club!

Expect the hefty corporate backing of UFC to boost your perks and bring new kinds of special events, however.