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426 Fitness: From Run-Down Club to Success

Back in 2010, in the midst of the recession, Mark Lombardi, a Rhode Island landlord, was faced with a choice.

He could easily close down the small bankrupt gym in his building and find another tenant to fill the space. ... or he could save it.

Lombardi was intrigued. He’d never been one to turn his back on a challenge, or, for that matter, on his community.

So, when the renters in the Park Mill building, a historic mill factory in the coastal town of Warren, were no longer able to make their monthly payment, and handed over the keys to the gym, along with literally everything in it, Lombardi took a long, hard look at the space.

Read on to see what Lombardi did with the club.

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