GymIt, a Boston-area no-frills gym, will host a party tonight open to the local community to celebrate their opening in the space that formerly housed Super Fitness.
The party runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gym's 36 Arlington St. location, and will feature free food, music, drinks, giveaways, photographers, and a raffle that includes prizes like free memberships to GymIt.
GymIt leaders announced in January they would take over the Super Fitness space, promising to finish interior renovations by March.
The monthly fee in Watertown is $20, and enrollment fees can be up to $39. There is a maintenance fee of $16 every six months.
The gym also offers a $27 a month "value membership" that allows a member to bring a friend with them on each visit and use either the Watertown or Boston's Commonwealth Avenue GymIts.
GymIt co-owner Matt Harrington said that although the gym does not offer classes, the facility will offer longer hours, updated equipment, personal training at an additional cost, and clean, new locker rooms.
"People do not want to pay for amenities they aren’t going to use," Harrington said in a statement. "In this economy especially, exercisers are looking for great equipment and access without burdensome commitments and regulations or high-prices. Our aim is to be the most member-friendly gym in the Boston area."
The facility has free parking. The building is open from Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The GymIt concept was developed by the entrepreneurs behind the popular Healthworks Fitness Centers For Women. The first GymIt was opened on Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University in summer 2011.
For more information, visit the gym's website.
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