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Local Gyms Surviving the Recession

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KENNEWICK, Wash;--As some businesses are closing their doors, fitness centers in the area seem to have found what it takes to stay competitive.

I asked staff at the Court Club in Kennewick if more and more gyms coming up in the area concerns they; they say no. When we asked the same question to other family owned gyms, they gave us the same answer.

They all say more gyms does mean more competition and the possibility of losing members. But overall, each local gym says they have a special niche.

For some it's catering to the elderly or offering new membership packages.
At Court Club they say their own accommodations have kept people coming back year after year.

Fitness director, Ryan Vogt says that by offering programs for entire families, instead of individual people, they have secured their niche in this community, and aren't worried about new gyms that cater to younger clients.