Tuesday, July 6, 2010

No-Frills Snap Fitness Finds Market Alongside Giants

“Kipp Edgington and Eric Ferch opened Snap Fitness gym near Grandview Heights in September 2008, a month before the economy collapsed. Two years later, they aren’t struggling for business, nor do they lament the timing or reduced recession spending. Edgington has been able to quit his day job as an information technology headhunter and the pair has grown the business to five franchised clubs in Central Ohio with plans for 10 more divided among Columbus, Indianapolis and Charleston, S.C. Of course, Snap Fitness isn’t the only operator targeting Columbus. Lexington, Ky.-based Urban Active has six facilities in Central Ohio after opening a Grove City gym this year. It expects to open one at Grandview Yard this fall. Locally owned Aspen...


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