G-Werx Training Studio is filling the former Urban Tri space at 50th & Bryant with 10 patented workout machines.
Owner Phil Martens, weight machine inventor and owner of 501 Fit in the North Loop, said his fitness studio survived the recession and is ready for expansion.
“We’d been hanging on by our fingernails for quite a few years,” he said. “This was our goal, this was something we’d been working on a long time.”
Martens’ machine features interchangeable free weight dumbbells and a foldable bench. His gym is designed to provide personal training in small-group settings to allow customers an affordable training regimen — Martens said it’s roughly one-fifth the cost of one-on-one training.
“We’re watching everybody and watching the weight resistance to make sure you’re challenging yourself, and make sure you’re safe,” he said.
A grand opening party is set for Aug. 1, 5-9 p.m. at the studio.