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Vasa Fitness confirms Joliet plans

A new Vasa Fintess center is expected to open in this empty Ultra Foods store in Joliet later this year.
A new Vasa Fintess center is expected to open in this empty Ultra Foods store in Joliet later this year.

Vasa Fitness on Tuesday announced plans to build a fitness center in Joliet, confirming information city officials provided in late January.

City officials said Vasa plans to move into the former Ultra Foods store on North Larkin Avenue and has targeted an opening date for late summer.

Vasa in its news release said it will open in Joliet and 12 other new locations sometime in 2020.

The company also plans to open at two other Illinois locations in Arlington Heights and Villa Park.

Facilities will be 60,000 square feet in size, the release said.

Features of the fitness centers include group fitness classes, high-intensity interval training, studio cycle, functional training areas, a free weights area, a cardio deck, lap pool, hydro-massage lounge, basketball court, spa, sauna and child care services.

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