by February 21, 2011 at 6:00 am 3,221 7 Comments

Vida Fitness, 1612 U Street NW, Luis Gomez Photos

VIDA Fitness work is already underway on the empty lot between Stetson’s and 1612 U Street NW. Results Gym at the location closes February 28 after 15 years. The entire building will be vacated on March 17 for renovations. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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The landmark Results Gym at 1612 U Street NW will be closing its doors at the end of the month after 15 years at the location. The tale behind the closing has been aired in many regional publications including the City Paper, Washington Post and Washington Business Journal. (See Gym Wars: VIDA Fitness Gets Zoning Approval for U Street.)

In a nutshell, the building where Results is located is owned by David von Storch, a local entrepreneur with his own health club chain, VIDA Fitness. With Results’s lease on the space ending, it was the opportunity for VIDA to take over. Bang Salon, also part of von Storch’s business empire, already occupies part of the ground floor retail space. (He got his start in 1992 with Capitol City Brewing Company, which has three locations.)

What are your gym options in the area? Check out the list at the bottom of this story.

Once Results closes, the building will undergo an impressive $13 million renovation and expansion, and reopen as a VIDA Fitness. In addition to the gym and Bang Salon, an Aura Spa and restaurant will also be part of the complex. All entities are segments of von Storch’s Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. The renovation will also add a 60-foot rooftop pool complex that will be heated by re-captured heat from the HVAC systems.



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