Note from Graham King, Founder:
Roam Fitness is now Urban Athletic Club. We updated our brand to help bring more attention to our training studios, the functional and athletic training we offer, and to allow us room to grow in Washington, D.C. and potentially other urban areas. There are many exciting changes coming, so stay tuned and we'll see you in the gym or around the city!
Contact: Chris Wascak
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROAM FITNESS OPENING NEW LOCATION; RE-BRANDS AS “URBAN ATHLETIC CLUB”
Partners with Bernstein Management Co. to create new performance studio
September 3, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Roam Fitness, a boutique fitness studio in Glover Park’s Savoy Suites Hotel, announces the upcoming opening of its second location at Kew Gardens in Georgetown. The new studio layout is the prototype for future gyms with features like turf flooring, a SteelFit strength grid, and stacks of equipment like power sleds, sandbags, kettlebells, TRX suspension systems, and open space for dynamic training. In keeping with the colors of District flag, the studio will sport a red and white motif. Opening is scheduled for Fall 2014.
Along with the new location Roam will re-brand as “Urban Athletic Club” to underscore its foundation in athletic and functional training. Classes and personal training will apply athletic and sports performance techniques to improving clients’ strength, conditioning, and mobility. Services will be offered via one-on-one and group settings. Jake Farrow (CSCS, ACSM CPT) a former lacrosse player and graduate of Marymount University, will serve as the Director of Training and oversee programming.
Partner and General Manager Chris Wascak, said of the new Kew Gardens location, a partnership with Bernstein Management Corporation, “We’re excited to offer Washingtonians a unique performance studio to improve their athleticism and look and feel better. The residents of Kew Gardens are getting a fantastic gym and fun, athletic programming.”
About Roam Fitness/Urban Athletic Club
Roam Fitness was founded in 2014 to provide Washingtonians an alternative to traditional health clubs. Its first location at the Savoy Suites Hotel quickly received recognition from the Washington Post, Washingtonian, and local bloggers like DC Fit Crasher for its OutRun and ProFuse High Intensity Interval Classes (HIIT) classes.
“Whether you’re a die-hard runner or a boot-camp fiend, you’re sure to feel accomplished after an OutRun” - Washingtonian, June 2013
Roam Fitness was founded by Graham King, who brings 14 years of experience in the health and fitness field. King also founded Balance Gym in 2004 and CrossFit Mutation at NIH in 2012. Chris Wascak, who has trained and managed gyms in DC, NY, and LA oversees daily operations.