Top Stories of 2012, No. 2: X Marks the (Workout) Spot
As we ring in the New Year, here’s a rundown of the most-viewed stories on Patch in 2012.
Editor’s note: This was the biggest surprise when it came to the most-read stories of the year. There wasn’t much to this post, considering I never heard back from company officials. And this story about the changes at the gym seemed to get more steam: Power Lifters Feel Pressed Out at Woodbury’s Xperience Fitness
Here’s the story, which was published May 3, 2012.
Gold’s Gym is Now Xperience Fitness
There is a new sign announcing the change at the fitness center, located at 1555 Queens Drive in Woodbury.
Employees there directed Patch to an official in Wisconsin who did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Vertical Fitness Group—an Appleton, Wis.-based health club company—has converted 11 Gold’s Gym locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to Xperience Fitness, according to a post on marketwatch.com. Since 2003, Vertical Fitness Group has been a franchisee of Gold's Gym International, according to the report
The facility features a basketball court, “cardio cinema,” cardio equipment, free weights, group exercise classes, juice bar, kid's club, locker rooms, nutrition counseling, personal training, resistance machines, sauna/steam room, spinning room, swimming pool, tanning and “XRKADE,” according to the Xperience Fitness website.