Washington Sports Clubs (WSC), today announced the opening of its nineteenth location in the D.C. metro area: WSC Columbia Heights. The new club is centrally located in the newly constructed D.C. USA Mall. Other retail tenants include Target, Best Buy and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

The 41,000 square-foot, multi-recreational facility at 3100 14th Street features state-of-the-art equipment with excellent amenities, including a full-size basketball court, a 75-foot swimming pool, three group exercise studios, a member lounge, baby-sitting services, and an extensive array of the latest fitness equipment. Additionally, the facility offers convenient family changing rooms and WSC™s Sports Clubs for Kids “ a program of recreational athletics for kids featuring sports leagues, birthday parties and special events.

The fitness floor has a large selection of strength equipment which is expertly laid out to optimize one™s workout. Treadmills, ellipticals and other cardio machines, including the new AMT by Precor, are equipped with individual entertainment systems so that members can enjoy TV or music while they exercise. An extensive group exercise schedule offers a variety of classes in the large main studio, including step, total body conditioning and Zumba Dance while two other specialty studios feature cycling, pilates and yoga programs. In addition, a dedicated personal training area enhances time spent with WSC™s staff of professional trainers.

It is great to be part of the re-development of this part of D.C. said Alex Alimanestianu, CEO of WSC. It is a unique opportunity to be able to offer a big multi-recreational facility in an urban setting, and the close proximity to the Metro makes this location easy to get to. This is a great neighborhood, and we are honored to provide this great club.

About Washington Sports Clubs:

Washington Sports Clubs is owned by Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB), a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States operating under the brand names New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs. As of June 6, 2008, Town Sports International, through its subsidiaries, operated 160 clubs in the United States and three clubs in Switzerland. For more information, visit www.mysportsclubs.com.

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