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Russell Wilson, A-Rod Expand TruFusion Studios to Washington

Russell Wilson and Alex Rodriguez partnered with local entrepreneurs Scott Swerland and Taryn Naidu to bring rapidly-expanding TruFusion studios to Washington state. The ownership group plans on opening more than 10 locations across Washington over the next couple of years.

TruFusion’s Alex Rodriguez says, “I only take group classes. That’s the one thing that makes it special and unique. Everyone is encouraging you. There’s really a community atmosphere where everyone is working together.”

The first Washington location for the group fitness and yoga brand that launched in Las Vegas in 2013 will open at 500 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, WA at Lincoln Square South in early 2019. There are plans to open two additional locations in the Seattle area in Summer 2019.

The more than 10,000-square-foot venues will feature a unique blend of yoga, circuits, Pilates, kettlebell, barre, bootcamp, boxing, TRX and other classes, allowing members to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level.

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