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Cross-Fit Applies to Open Gym in Avon [Update, Feb. 26, 10:11 a.m.]

The gym would be at 15 Industrial Drive.

Update, Feb. 27, 10:07 a.m.

The Avon Planning and Zoning Commission tabled the hearing for a new Cross-Fit gym to its March 19 meeting.

There is no building yet on the Industrial Drive property the group fitness gym is considering, according to town planning staff.

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A group fitness company is looking to open a location in Avon.

Cross-Fit applied for a special exception to move into an industrial zone at 15 Industrial Dr. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the application at its Tuesday meeting.

"We train people in weight lifting, kettlebells, rowing, gymnastics etc. [sic] in a group format," Cross-Fit Avon said in its application.

Planning staff comments indicate that Cross-Fit is also looking to "construct a new building" on vacant land at 21 Industrial Dr. next door. No site plan has been submitted at this time.

"The Commission has not traditionally voted to approve or deny a special exception unless a site plan is presented in order to properly evaluate the impact of the proposed use and the surrounding areas," the staff comments on the application state.

Planning officials advised the commission to give the applicant some "preliminary guidance."

"If this advice is positive, the applicant will proceed to hire the necessary professionals to prepare plans," staff said in written comments on the application. "Then the matter may be continued to a future meeting."

If approved, certified Cross-Fit instructors would lead classes of 10 to 25 people, according to the application.

"While our membership ranges from children to grandparents, it includes people of all ages, police, firemen and age group athletes looking to maintain their health and improve fitness," Cross-Fit Avon said in its application.

Cross-Fit is seeking a "industrial space with wide open floors and high ceilings."

"It provides for our work outs [sic] that require ample room to perform," the gym stated in its application. "We do not need retail exposure."

Class hours, pending approval, would run between 5:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., at noon, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday classes would be held between 7 a.m. and noon.

Cross-Fit plans to have seven to 10 classes a day and three to seven employees.

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