Town Sports International Rolls Out UXF® Cross-Training Zones

Multi-Million Dollar Makeover Pushes, Pulls & Flips Fitness On Its Head

May 21, 2013, 09:43 ET from Town Sports International

NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Town Sports International (TSI), owner and operator of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington Sports Clubs, has announced plans to install dedicated functional training areas known as UXF Training Zones throughout their facilities. Marked by green turf floors, these UXF Training Zones feature equipment such as suspension bands, battle ropes, sandbags, weighted sleds and tractor tires, designed to emphasize functional movements in order to maximize fitness training and deliver fast results.  

Plans are underway to install UXF Training Zones in the majority of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington Sports Clubs by the end of 2013; so far, more than 55 Town Sports International locations offer this new feature.

"We've seen a huge shift towards functional training in the fitness world, but it's typically offered by specialized gyms, which don't often feature a diversity of other equipment and fitness programs," said Bob Giardina, CEO of Town Sports International.  "The UXF Training Zones have become so popular with our members that we're now planning to install 50 percent more than the amount we'd originally projected."

Led by TSI's expert trainers, specialized UXF® Ripped classes offered in the new UXF Training Zones blend plyometrics, core work with functional strength training to burn calories, build muscle while increasing stamina and agility.

"High-intensity interval training that incorporates cardio, strength conditioning and core work is the key to achieving maximum results in minimal time. UXF Ripped classes challenge muscles in a new, meaningful way, whether it's by pushing sand bags, swinging kettlebells, flipping tractor tires or running up ladders," said Chris Ruta, vice president of fitness for TSI. "It's grueling, but it's fun – and the results speak for themselves." 

About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.: 
 New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 159 fitness clubs as of March 31, 2013, comprising 108 New York Sports Clubs, 25 Boston Sports Clubs, 17 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively served approximately 512,000 members. For more information on TSI, visit

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