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Town Sports International Rolls Out UXF® Cross-Training Zones

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PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 21, 2013

NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Town Sports International (TSI), owner
and operator of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington Sports Clubs,
has announced plans to install dedicated functional training areas known as
UXF Training Zones throughout their facilities. Marked by green turf floors,
these UXF Training Zones feature equipment such as suspension bands, battle
ropes, sandbags, weighted sleds and tractor tires, designed to emphasize
functional movements in order to maximize fitness training and deliver fast

Plans are underway to install UXF Training Zones in the majority of New York,
Boston, Philadelphia and Washington Sports Clubs by the end of 2013; so far,
more than 55 Town Sports International locations offer this new feature.

"We've seen a huge shift towards functional training in the fitness world, but
it's typically offered by specialized gyms, which don't often feature a
diversity of other equipment and fitness programs," said Bob Giardina, CEO of
Town Sports International. "The UXF Training Zones have become so popular
with our members that we're now planning to install 50 percent more than the
amount we'd originally projected."

Led by TSI's expert trainers, specialized UXF^® Ripped classes offered in the
new UXF Training Zones blend plyometrics, core work with functional strength
training to burn calories, build muscle while increasing stamina and agility.

"High-intensity interval training that incorporates cardio, strength
conditioning and core work is the key to achieving maximum results in minimal
time. UXF Ripped classes challenge muscles in a new, meaningful way, whether
it's by pushing sand bags, swinging kettlebells, flipping tractor tires or
running up ladders," said Chris Ruta, vice president of fitness for TSI. "It's
grueling, but it's fun – and the results speak for themselves."

About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.:
New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is a leading owner
and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the
United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 159 fitness clubs as of
March 31, 2013, comprising 108 New York Sports Clubs, 25 Boston Sports Clubs,
17 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six Philadelphia
Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs collectively
served approximately 512,000 members. For more information on TSI, visit

SOURCE Town Sports International

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