New HR fitness center? It’s a … Snap

23 Dec

Are we looking at a fitness center explosion in the Hood? For years, it’s been the Sports Club, Big Gym and Curves, each with its own market niche. Coming soon to the west side, a Snap Fitness franchise store where Isthmus Sailboards used to be, at the north end of the Hood River Square mini-mall just west of Walmart (and there’s a Cross-Fit sign up near the Armory; no time yet to explore what’s going on there).

Portlanders Mike Kehoe and his wife Lorri, who bought the Hood River Square three years ago, were looking for tenants to fill out the space. Idea! Start another business and do it themselves. They bought the Hood River franchise, one of about 1,100 around the country.

The idea here is around-the-clock access, for you fitness buffs who want to get … buff … at three in the morning. Or whenever. 24/7 card lock access with daytime staffing offer convenience to fit busy lifestyles, Kehoe says.

He’s hired Mike Kern to manage the place. Rates are a work in progress. No contracts or membership fees, just monthly rates in the neighborhood of $39. Details soon. He’s hoping to have build-out finished, equipment installed and doors open by Jan. 8. Stay tuned.

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5 Responses to “New HR fitness center? It’s a … Snap”

  1. Cooper December 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    How do you contact the gym?
    Looking to sign up and get a male trainer to help get me back in shape.
    Tel?

  2. julie beliel January 9, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    Interested in being an early adopter.

    • stuwatson January 9, 2010 at 12:42 am #

      I’m on vacation now, so no way to check, but will post something when I return Feb. 1. Meanwhile, keep an eye out in local media — I’d guess they will advertise, once doors open.

  3. bugs January 11, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    So excited about the 24/7 gym! I’m on a different schedule which makes it very hard to make it to the other gyms in town. It’ll be great to workout anytime in the day or night!

    • stuwatson February 6, 2010 at 1:13 am #

      Looks like it’s open, from the promo flyers in the mail. Check it out.

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