Southpointe gym closes, but may reopen as one of three fitness sites in park

Rick Shrum
Observer Reporter

Cecil Township’s sprawling mixed-use park is losing its fitness center, but ultimately may end up with two – or three.

The Health Club at Southpointe, at 1001 Corporate Drive, closed after business Monday. Business manager Eugenia Brandemarte, however, said there are negotiations to relocate the club within the mixed-use park, along with Bradley Physical Therapy and Galley’s Place restaurant, which are at the same address.

In the meantime, Jason DeRose plans to launch a Faster Fitness and Athlete Performance Training facility this spring in Town Center. Known as “Coach,” DeRose has one operating location, Faster Pittsburgh on Campbells Run Road, Robinson Township.

The Southpointe site will have about 7,400 square feet of space.

It will be on the ground floor of one of the two expansive two-story structures housing Main Street businesses, said Nate Tovornik, spokesman for Horizon Properties Group, lead developer of the park. He said that space has to be expanded, and a more specific time frame for completion cannot yet be determined.

That, apparently, won’t be the only place on Main Street for the exercise-inclined. Tovornik said work is under way for Barre3, which incorporates a mix of ballet movements, yoga and Pilates. It is being built behind the PNC Bank branch.

Construction also has begun for Dr. John McShane’s On Pointe Dentistry, between Colorful Rooster and All Star Sports Bar & Grill. Tovornik added available spaces are diminishing on Main Street.