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Newtown Fitness Club expands to six locations in one year

Newtown Fitness Club in Staunton. There are six locations with three in Staunton and three in...
Newtown Fitness Club in Staunton. There are six locations with three in Staunton and three in Charlottesville.(WHSV)
Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - Back in 2019, Ben Huson became frustrated with the typical gym experience.

“Honestly when I started the first one I didn’t know what to expect. This idea is a radical deviation from a current gym atmosphere,” Huson said. “Trying to work out, trying to put all my equipment in a series together and get through my program. It was extremely frustrating having the distractions of other people in the gym.”

Using his background in computer science and a desire for privacy, he created a dedicated space an individual could rent for a block of time to have the gym completely to themselves. It’s better known as Newtown Fitness Club.

Users book time slots and unlock a private gym with just their phone. Over the course of the pandemic, Huson has expanded into five other locations from Staunton to Charlottesville.

“The amount of support from the community and the amount of users that just were thirsting for this really showed that there was a market here,” Huson added.

Huson says as time goes on, he hopes to expand the club throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Read more about Newtown Fitness Club by clicking here.

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