Retro Fitness will be opening, possibly this summer, behind the Applebee’s on Route 9.
With a total of 11,000 to 12,000 square feet, applicant Robert Madison said he hopes to break ground in 30 to 60 days.
to open at the old location of Rite Aid at 138 South Main Street in Forked River despite concerns over parking.
Because of parking limitations at the previous site, Madison originally did not intend on having classes at the gym. With more room for parking, the gym can now have a room for classes on demand, he said.
“It’s like virtual training,” Madison said. “All the Retros are starting to do it.”
Classes on demand will provide customers with group fitness that they have control over, he said. The room would have a kiosk and a customer can chose from over 300 classes.
The room would be first come first serve but Retro may organize a small schedule, Madison said. During off hours, customers would be able to select their own class. Up to 25 customers can take a class.
The gym will also feature life fitness equipment, cardio equipment with personalized televisions, tanning, a juice bar and a daycare, he said.
Although hours of operation are not yet set, Retro Fitness is typically open from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Madison is anticipating opening day to be somewhere between June and August. Membership is $19.99 per month for life and the gym will offer special sales two months prior to opening.