Vanguard Realty Group Announces 46,500 Square Foot Lease for Sport & Health at Heritage Hunt in Gainesville, Virginia

Potomac, Maryland, January 10, 2011. . . Vanguard Realty Group today announced a lease for Sport & Health Clubs; a 46,500 square foot facility to be constructed at Heritage Hunt, located on Heathcote Blvd., facing I-66 in Gainesville, Virginia. The Heritage Hunt deal marks the 25th location for Sport & Health, the largest health and fitness operator in the Washington DC area.  Greg Klein of Vanguard Realty Group, Sport & Health's exclusive real estate representative, notes that "The site at Heritage Hunt was a unique find, and will provide Sport & Health with the opportunity to deliver a spectacular new free-standing facility with direct exposure on I-66, a dedicated parking field for its members, and convenient access to the growing Gainesville and Haymarket communities".  Sport & Health opened its newest club at Brambleton Town Center, Brambleton, VA, in June 2010, and announced a new lease in December 2010, for a 42,000 square foot facility at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center.  Sport & Health is currently finalizing leases for several other locations, all in the Greater Washington DC area.  

Sport & Health President and COO Mark Fisher, adds "We are extremely excited about this new club development. The Gainesville community is underserved by our current offering in the area, and while our existing facility has been very well received by the community we are pleased to announce a beautiful new full service club.  The club will be built in our newly developed 46K sq foot two story design, which includes a swimming pool, basketball court, and an amazing fitness component with the best in equipment and amenities.  This new design is the template for our future growth, as we continue our planned expansion to roll out new locations in the DC metro area".  Sport & Health CEO Jonathan Adler further elaborates, "We are aggressively expanding our footprint with a planned 2 to 4 new clubs in 2011, to better serve the region and provide the best in fitness amenities and services to all the local communities in and around the metropolitan area".

About Sport & Health Clubs

Since 1973, Sport & Health Clubs has grown to be Washington's largest family of full-service health clubs and day spas with 24 locations in Virginia, Maryland and DC.  Locally owned and operated, Sport & Health Clubs are built around integrating fun and fitness into the busy lifestyles that define our nation's capital and its ever-expanding communities. The Company serves the health and fitness needs of more than 127,000 Washingtonians, with over 2,000 employees, and is one of the top health club companies in the U.S. (based on annual revenues). The clubs feature state-of-the-art fitness equipment, individual and group personal training, group exercise classes for all levels including Pilates, Yoga, Step; high and low impact, Mixed Martial Arts and more. Many clubs feature tennis, racquetball, squash, basketball, swimming and a Kidz Klub, which features a nursery, climbing mazes, dance classes, camps, and a variety of junior programs for all ages. Several clubs feature Serenity Day Spa, which provides therapeutic massage, body treatments, nail and skin care, and hair styling and design.

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About Heritage Hunt

Heritage Hunt is a 100 acre mixed-use property located at Route 29 & I-66 in Gainesville, Prince William County, VA, developed by Buchanan PartnersBuchanan Partners is one of the largest commercial real estate developers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, with a solid reputation for integrity, innovation, and community involvement.   Over the last decade, Buchanan Partners has acquired, planned, or developed over 1,600 acres of commercial land as well as over five million square feet of property including office, industrial, flex, retail, and mixed-use projects.  Heritage Hunt is a multi-phase project that includes high-quality office, retail, residential, and medical uses.  The existing residential developments in Heritage Hunt include over 2,000 residential units.

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About Vanguard Realty Group 

Vanguard Realty Group, a locally owned and operated company, provides full service Leasing, Brokerage, Investment Sales, Property Management, Asset Management, Engineering & Energy Management, and Tax Consulting Services for commercial and multifamily properties in the mid-Atlantic region, with an emphasis on the National Capital area.

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Exclusive Representation:
Greg Klein

Director, Commercial Leasing & Brokerage
Vanguard Realty Group


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