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Tour Vienna's Manhattan Fitness 

Owners: Tanja Cerny and Dennis Felsinger
Location: Vienna, Austria
Employees: 78
Number of members: more than 4.000
Year opened: 1989


If you are attending IHRSA’s European Congress in Vienna, Austria, during the first week of November then you have the opportunity to take a tour Manhattan Fitness Nord, one of four being offered. 

If you are not lucky enough to be in Austria’s capital, though, then you can read on and learn about Manhattan. 

The first of the family business of clubs opened in 1989 with Manhattan Fitness & Squash center in Vienna's Heiligenstadt area. After a three-year planning phase, Manhattan's concept was successfully implemented once again at Campus 21 in Brunn am Gebirge, on the outskirts of Vienna. The second Manhattan Fitness club opened in 2000. 

The club is the perfect place to enhance well-being, with generously designed training and relaxation areas, integrated sauna and swimming areas, professional fitness diagnostic checkups and medical care, and customer-friendly hours. 

The Manhattan clubs do their part in improving its members' quality of life by providing them with a modern infrastructure and an optimally trained, competent staff. The Manhattan Fitness centers support all its members on their path to health, enjoyment and well-being through a varied array of excellent services.

For more on Manhattan Fitness, check out the Q & A:

Club vision/mission statement: The original idea behind Manhattan was to create an International-style, multifunctional fitness and leisure center. We want to provide healthy and sensible training not only for the body but also for the spirit.

Innovative ideas at club: We view fitness not in terms of performance levels but as the basis for improved quality of life and harmony. As one of the leading enterprises in the fitness branch and because of our know-how in the areas of fitness, medicine and health, we develop vanguard concepts, advise and assist our clients according to their individual needs and thus promote lasting development of a healthy lifestyle. We feel dedicated to the well-being of our members. Quality of service is more than just a promise in Manhattan, it begins with our team and its motivation. Only a motivated team is contented and can deliver top performance, namely quality service to our members. 

Classes: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, aqua fitness, hot irion, back care, Zumba, core training, fit boxing and many more. 

Offerings: cardio machines, strength-training machines, free weights areas and functional training, indoor running track, indoor swimming pool, sunbathing terrace, wellness area: saunas, sanarium, steam room, infra-red, tanning beds, spa: massage, cosmetic treatments, physicians, physical therapy, nutrition counseling, sports shop, restaurant, seminar room, and baby and child care. 

Where you hope the club will be in 5 years: Still the best in Austria with maybe a third facility 

Area in which you would be of assistance for networking: Studies of the industry: 

Describe area/community club is in: High end, upper class 

Do you have any community outreach programs: spinning marathon for charity 

How long have you been a member of IHRSA and what IHRSA programs have you instituted and events have you attended?: Attended European Congress. We have been a member of IHRSA for  at leas 10 years.


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