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Entries in Chile (2)


Sportlife Opening All Over Chile

Sportlife, the Chilean club chain, is currently constructing a new 24,219-square-foot facility in the heart of La Dehesa, in the community of Lo Barnechea. This $2.5 million club, scheduled to open in mid-2015, will feature an extensive cardiovascular area; free weights; variable resistance, strength training equipment by Life Fitness; functional training options; and group exercise classes.

Sportlife was founded and is managed by CEO Mauricio Musiet.

The La Dehesa property is the latest in a number of new Sportlife locations.

In August, Sportlife introduced one of its newer, smaller-format clubs in the city of Concepción, in southern Chile. These facilities, which range in size from 10,764 to 12,917 square feet, are marked by quality furnishings and a simpler architectural style, and often are located in malls. The $500,000 Concepción club offers TRX, personal and functional training, and group classes.

“In southern Chile, there’s a high demand for fitness services,” reports Enrique Venegas, the managing director of Sportlife’s southern zone. “So, we’ve created this new, smaller format, embodying the same standards of service, to deliver Sportlife to the residential and commercial sectors.”

Sportlife plans to open a similar unit in November in the city of Chillán, also in the south, with three more next year in locations yet to be determined. The company also hopes to extend its reach to northern cities such as Iquique and Copiapó.


Q&A with Mauricio Musiet, CEO of Sportlife in Chile

In 20 years Sportlife, in Chile, has grown from one club to an astounding 44 locations. It is in a strategic alliance with Bodytech, there are more than 120 locations in Columbia, Peru and Chile.

Mauricio Musiet, founder and CEO of Sportlife, is the subject of the First Person feature in the August CBI magazine.

He talks about the Bodytech relationship, expansion, the Chilean health and fitness industry, and more.

Read the entire Q&A here.