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Columbia County sees new businesses open

Posted: November 1, 2011 - 11:04pm  |  Updated: November 4, 2011 - 11:33am
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Jenna Martin (no relation to the writer) leads a spinning class at Spinning Fitness Gallery in its new location on Washington Road.  Jim Blaylock/Staff
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Jenna Martin (no relation to the writer) leads a spinning class at Spinning Fitness Gallery in its new location on Washington Road.

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The Spinning Fitness Gallery has more to offer workout enthusiasts in its new Martinez location.

Owner Ivan Trinidad moved the spinning business to the former If It’s Paper building at 3925 Washington Road in October for more space.

Trinidad gained an additional 2,000 square feet after relocating from a store front on Old Petersburg Road.

“It’s been great,” said Trinidad, originally from Miami. “We’re getting on average about 20 to 30 walk-ins a week. We’re getting busier by the minute.”

Updated equipment and 10 more bikes will soon be added to the facility, he said.

No contract or membership is required, and childcare services are provided at the center. Fitness programs incorporate nutrition analysis, conditioning and strength training.

Trinidad described the gym’s fitness regimen as a full workout on the bike.

“It’s a lot more than spinning,” he said.

Trinidad started his business in south Florida and operates another spinning center in Augusta at Doctors Hospital. Another, much larger, fitness center is planned in Marshall Square.

County Development Services Director Richard Harmon said his division has received a rezoning application for a 50,000-square-foot, two-story fitness facility in the development.

Also coming to Marshall Square is a 5,000-square-foot financial office and a 10,000-square-foot dermatology building, Harmon said.

Harmon believes these projects will spark interest in future retail and restaurant development in Marshall Square.

“I think with these new facilities, it will bring people in,” he said. “You’re going to have a lot of people that are going to be there on site already.”

Harmon anticipates construction on each to begin by the first of the year.

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