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Wilfred Valenta at a Silofit gym in Montreal.
Wilfred Valenta at a Silofit gym in Montreal.Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg
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Wilfred Valenta opened his first “micro-gym” almost two years ago, repurposing a 580-square-foot office space in downtown Montreal and renting it out by the hour to fitness trainers and small workout groups.

He couldn’t have known back then how fortuitous his timing was.