Monday, November 9, 2009

Downtown Aspen Gets A New (Old) Health Club

“After a two-month closure, the former Aspen Athletic Club reopened under a new name and new ownership on Nov. 1. Jean-Robert Barbette opened J.R.’s Gym in the 12,000-square-foot downstairs space of the building at the corner of Hyman and Original. Added to the higher-end facility he’s had and added to for 20 years on the top floor of the building, the Belgian fitness master now controls 16,000 square feet of prime downtown workout space.
’Seventy people were in here on Monday morning, former Aspen Athletic Club members,’ Barbette said. ‘They were all so happy to see each other, to be back.’”

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