This month’s GAMBA business spotlight features Retro Fitness, a health club located at 1500 Spring Garden Street, bringing high energy workouts and results to Philadelphia, and owned by Fairmount resident, Bob Polizzano.
Tell us about your business
We are a full scale, low price high value health club. We offer a ton of free weights, cardio and amenities which include group classes, tanning, HydroMassage, personal training, smoothie bar, pro shop, bring a guest, boxing and more. All of our memberships range from $24.99/month to $39.99/month so we're very affordable to get a real workout in. We've been in business for over 6 years now and look forward to servicing the community for many more years to come.
What makes you stand out?
We have something for everyone. Where as the competition focuses on one or two segments, we have amenities and services that cater to anyone looking for a fitness routine.
What current offerings would catch our eye?!
Right now we're offering $0 enrollment, $0 first month and no commitments on our memberships. This is a big savings and a great way to get your fitness journey started.
Why do you love working in the Art Museum District?!
It's close to home! I live in Fairmount with my wife and 2 year old boy.
Tell us about your founders. What was the inspiration for opening the business?
My father was my inspiration. He was a small business owner throughout my childhood and was the reason I wanted to open my own business. I tried corporate life for 4 years and found myself unfulfilled. Since I had an athletic background, I always thought it would be incredible to own a gym and give others a path to health & wellness. Long story short, I landed on a Retro Fitness franchise to bring that dream to reality.