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New at The District

Announcing the new Fitness World Prairie Traila full-service, state-of-the-art fitness club to be located in a brand new 67,000 sq. ft building currently under construction at Prairie Trail in Ankeny.

DRA Properties and Prairie Trail Development broke ground on the new building, called Vintage Main, on September 1, 2013. It is located just north of Jethro’s Barbeque Lakehouse in the area known as The District at Prairie Trail, the entertainment center at Prairie Trail.








The new fitness club is slated to open December 2014 and is owned by Denise Johnson, who also co-owns Fitness World locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Fitness World Prairie Trail will have an indoor track, strength and conditioning equipment, swimming and many amenities in 32,000 sq ft. of beautiful two-story space with a glass wall that overlooks Promenade Lake.

“We are very excited to bring this full-service fitness club to Prairie Trail,” said Johnson. “The beautiful new facilities and expanded space will be a real benefit for our members. Fitness World Prairie Trail will offer a team of certified personal trainers on staff and fitness classes designed to accommodate busy schedules.”

According to Ted Rapp, Development Director at DRA Properties, L.C., “The Vintage Main building and its premier tenant is the most recent addition to Prairie Trail’s growing community. We are excited to kickoff 2014 by continuing the robust growth we experienced last year. Fitness World Prairie Trail is exactly the kind of strong regional and local business partner we want to bring to Prairie Trail and to The District.”

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Fitness World Prairie Trail owner Denise Johnson purchased her first fitness club back in 1997 and is a lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast. Johnson ran track at Iowa State University, graduating with three degrees. She has spent a lifetime of helping others achieve their fitness goals, including time as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, coach and physical education teacher for grades K-12.

Watch for more announcements about new businesses coming in 2014.

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