Athletic Republic moves from Kimball Junction to Quarry Village
Athletic Republic has a new home.
The national brand of training centers recently moved into its new Park City location at 3216 Quarry Road. Last week, it opened its doors to athletes.
Athletic Republic, which provides training to athletes, has had its headquarters and accompanying gym in Park City since 2007, when it moved from Fargo, North Dakota. It moved around a couple of times in Park City before ultimately landing in Quarry Village.
Catherine Greenwald, marketing coordinator for Athletic Republic, said the reason the company moved to Quarry Village was because leadership wanted to have the corporate offices separated from the gym. In the previous location in Kimball Junction, offices were beside the gym. The new Athletic Republic features a large office space and conference room on the upper floor, and a gym with showers on the lower one.
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Plus, in the new space, there was more flexibility to construct the interior as they wanted. Charlie Graves, CEO of Athletic Republic, said the new location is bigger as well, with about 5,200 square feet compared to the previous 4,200 square feet.
There is turf for athletes to warm up on, treadmills and cameras for trainers to evaluate a runner’s form and a collection of Athletic Republic’s proprietary equipment, which is manufactured in Utah.
The gym has enough space to train 20 athletes at one time, Greenwald said.
With the additional space, she said they have also had to add more trainers. Olympic ski athletes Kiley McKinnon, Hannah Kearney and Taylor Fletcher recently joined the team.
The center will also have a nutritionist and concussion specialist on site, Greenwald said. They also plan to add a rowing clinic and a running club to accompany their programs for athletes from high school teams to professional skiers.
Graves said he is happy to see the building complete after several months of renovations and a couple years of looking for a new space. They quickly seized the opportunity to move into the location when they heard the World Bazaar Outlet would be moving a few doors down.
But he is also eager for the future. He said the new gym will serve as a showroom of sorts, so franchisees can visit and see what Athletic Republic has to offer. And with plans to add 100 centers around the U.S. in the next three years, Graves said a showroom is critical.
There are currently 115 Athletic Republic locations in the U.S.
“We’re at the point where we are ready to go. It’s exciting,” he said.
Graves said the company has experienced a lot of growth in the last few years, which has been a challenge to keep up with but also rewarding. It added multiple locations around the country, including two in Utah this year — one in Lehi and one in Logan.
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