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Xtrafit opens its first studio in Hamburg at Quarree

For weeks, everyone was waiting in the wings, but on June 1, the time had come: After the Hamburg Senate decided to allow fitness studios to reopen, the starting signal was also given at Quarree. The young company Xtrafit from Cologne opened its first studio in the Hanseatic city.

The first XTRAFIT studio was opened in Cologne-Ehrenfeld in 2014. They are now represented at twelve locations in the Rhineland and Rhine-Main region. Further studios are in the planning stage. The next one is now opening at Quarree. The approximately 2,500 sq m studio, which has a stylish industrial look, offers modern premises with a light show and an extensive range of live classes from Zumba and Jumping Fitness to LesMills, Yoga and Pilates, as well as the latest cardio and strength equipment, large-scale functional and free weight areas and a separate Lady Gym. Those who want to relax after a workout or simply have a spa day will get their money’s worth with the studio’s sauna, solarium and massage beds. Quality, variety, and cost transparency are immensely important to Xtrafit owner Axel Lankes. 

Refurbishment currently ongoing

The owner, Union Investment, is currently investing around 40 million euros in the redesign of Quarree. The established Hamburg shopping center is being extensively modernized and restructured. In addition to a completely new themed design, the Quarree is focusing on modern services, convenient product ranges, an expansion of its product and service range, and a new restaurant area.

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