Shape Me Plans Expands and Changes
Shape Me announced today it plans this fall to move its Shoreview-area studio a to larger, expanded quarters with a model operation that could serve as the first of many more locations to come.
The Twin Cities-based fitness club; which started by offering Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, RIPPED and other group fitness classes; is planning to move from its Shoreview to a 9,200-square-foot facility about a mile away at 9257 South Highway Drive Lexington, MN. The new location is designed to serve not only Shoreview residents but those in Circle Pines, Lexington and Lino Lakes, and the surrounding area.
The larger Shoreview-area club will be available to members 24/7 with keyless entry with a variety of amenities. “The facility will offer a full complement of workout machines, group fitness classes, expanded personal training, senior programs, kids room, weight loss, showers” said Ritzelda “Ritzy” Anderson, club founder and co-owner. She added that having a kids area and work-out machines has been part of her long-desired dream for Shape Me Group Fitness.
Meanwhile, the heart and soul of “Shape Me’s Lake Drive location will be offering expanded group fitness including Les Mills and other new formats” said Ritzy. The new facility will also have child care, showers and changing rooms.
In April, the Andersons added the “Les Mills fitness” BodyStep to their class offerings at Shape Me’s inaugural location 2819 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville. That move came after the YMCA dropped the Les Mills offering from its schedule. When Shape Me opens its new facility, the club plans to add BodyStep, BodyPump and other Les Mills formats.
Longer term, Shape Me co-owner Gary Anderson said the company believes its new Shoreview location could serve as the prototype for many more Shape Me club sites. Mr. Anderson credits investors Ron and Tina Carlson as the the catalyst for planning and helping launch Shape Me Shoreview-area expansion. Carlson said, “I believe that by adding the 24/7 work-out machines and personal training to the great group fitness offering that Shape Me already offered, this positions the Company for a big success..
Where is the new locations?
The new location at 9257 South Highway Drive, Lexington MN. This location is in the Northway Shopping Center next to O'Reilly auto parts (the same mall as Festival Food. This is about 1-mile from the existing location on Lexington Ave. One of our top priorities during this search was to get something as close to the current Shoreview location as possible. Of course we know that no matter what we do someone will be affected but our goal was to make it as easy as possible for as many as possible.
So, we are excited to say that we have now signed the lease at this new facility, and have began the remodeling work.
If you have more questions or want to get started before we open the new facility please give us a call or text Ritzy at 651-214-2299, or Gary at 612-916-2006.
We appreciate your business and we are very excted about athe changes at Shape Me.
With Gratitude & Thanks
Ritzy and Gary Anderson
Shape Me Group Fitness
2819 Hamline Ave. N ~ Roseville, Mn. 55113
5928 Lexington Ave. N ~ Shoreview, Mn. 55126