A vacant Gander Mountain sporting goods store will soon be the home of a massive fitness center in Kernstown, Virginia. 

Onelife Fitness, which operates 34 gyms in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Washington, D.C., says the fitness center will open in the nearly 60,000-square-foot space in December.

The facility will include a spin studio, salt water pool for lap swimming and aquatics classes, athletic training programs, massage services, strength-training equipment, basketball courts and a 3,000-square-foot “kids club.”

According The Winchester Star, the facility will employ more than 100 people.  

In April 2018, Dallas-based Rainer Properties sold the property to LNR Partners LLC for $4.2 million. The 54,425-square-foot building, built in 2006, sits on a 5.93-acre lot. The property’s total assessed value is $5,932,700. 

The move is part of a growing trend of fitness centers moving into vacated brick-and-mortar retail locations. On Monday, Planet Fitness announced that it would be looking to expand into old Sears and Toys “R” Us locations.

Andy Berg is Executive Editor of Athletic Business.