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Urban Adventures Companies Unveils VIDA’s Fifth Location Still in Time to Tackle New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Washington, DC – VIDA Fitness is muscling its way into the New Year with the grand opening of a new location. Urban Adventures Companies, Inc., the parent corporation for VIDA Fitness, announced today that VIDA Fitness-City Vista will open its doors for business this Tuesday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m. making it the company’s fifth facility in Washington at 445 K Street, NW in the City Vista “city within a city” mixed-use residential complex in DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. After a two-month, $500,000 intensified renovation of the former gym, Urban Adventures will unveil more than 25,000 square feet of upscale fitness space devoted to cardio, strength, group and personal training amenities.

Designed by Stoneking-von Storch Architects of Charlottesville, VA and Hallock Design Group of Miami, FL, VIDA’s newest location is strategically divided into sections to maximize members and guests’ wellness experience exhibiting a highly-stylized atmosphere that has become the hallmark of VIDA Fitness. Like its VIDA counterparts, throughout the Mt. Vernon facility VIDA’s inventive and creative design is separated into transitional spaces through the use of texture and color featuring a variety of health, fitness and personal training services.

A 35-foot vestibule and grand staircase greets members upon entry. VIDA’s signature programmable color changing LED lights illuminate and enhance the grand stairway and pendant above creating altered changes in ambiance. A guest lounge is located at the top of the grand stair with the popular Fuel Bar serving nutritional smoothies and healthy snacks, which will open in the second delivery phase slated for late 2012. Further down the corridor are the men’s and women’s locker rooms, which include private saunas and steam rooms that are specific to this location highlighting rainfall showers that are heat generated from the air conditioning and heating systems powered by Wind Energy. The reinvigorating Aura Spa will also occupy this area and is slated to open its fourth location in 2013.

VIDA Fitness-City Vista’s workout spaces are artfully designed into three main zones. Zone one is dedicated to cardiovascular exercise housing state-of-the-art cardio machines, which include individual viewing screens, and the revolutionary Spin Studio. Imaginatively terraced to enhance the riding experience, the Spin Studio features innovative Keiser Cycles. Divided by the VIDA Altar communal area that accommodates exercise towels and big screen television monitors, Zone Two is devoted to strength training with free weight equipment by Life Fitness and Precor and dumbbells provided by Intek. Zone Three is reserved for flexibility training and accommodates the Group Fitness Studio, Inner Fitness Studio and abdominal stretch areas.

VIDA Fitness-City Vista delivers a premier health club facility offering classes, state-of-the-art machines, personal trainers and extra high-end amenities that are characteristically found in VIDA’s other four locations at Verizon Center, Logan Circle, the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel and the recently opened 51,000-square-foot flagship on U Street. VIDA Fitness provides the most extensive array of fitness equipment and group fitness programming, which includes: Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Precor, StairMaster, Keiser, and Hoist. VIDA Fitness-City Vista services also include:

§ Three group exercise studios that include: Yoga, Pilates, Group Fitness, Inner Fitness, Spinning and TRX.

§ Aura Spa – revitalizing day spa with four full treatment rooms and spa concierge opening in 2013.

§ Zen Spa – Private saunas and steam rooms in both the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

§ VIDA quality, brand new cutting-edge strength fitness and cardio machines with individual viewing screens.

§ Customized personal training program with nationally accredited personal trainers.

§ Exclusive Bang Salon brand hair and body care products in showers and throughout locker rooms.

§ Nutrition and group wellness instruction.

§ Luxury-appointed locker rooms with rainfall showers and optional laundry and locker service.

“We’ve made VIDA Fitness a desirable urban lifestyle locale and are excited to bring our wellness concept to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood,” says David von Storch, president of Urban Adventures Companies. “Whether you want to workout, chill out or simply hang out VIDA is an artful arrangement of activity and atmosphere and offers something for everyone.”

By 2015, von Storch plans to have a total of eight VIDA Fitness locations opened and operating throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Completion of VIDA Fitness-City Vista brings them more than halfway toward that goal.

VIDA Fitness-City Vista sales office is offering special grand opening rates and is open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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About VIDA Fitness

VIDA Fitness’ fresh and innovative business concept takes fitness centers, gyms and workout facilities to a new, more sophisticated level of expression incorporating good design, a signature style and house-brand health and beauty products. For additional information on VIDA Fitness, please access the website at:

About Urban Adventures Companies, Inc.

Since 1987, Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. and its affiliates have been providing urban lifestyle services and entertainment destinations to Washingtonians and visitors alike in the national capital area. The DC-based company is the umbrella corporation for Capitol City Brewing Company, VIDA Fitness, Bang Salon and Aura Spa. Urban Adventures Companies owns and operates each facility and together employs more than 2,000 in its ten establishments citywide. The corporate headquarters are located at 1612 U Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009.