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Strive Martial Arts to Open Second MD Location 

Strive Martial Arts Family Fitness Center has expanded to Frederick, Maryland’s Westview Promenade as its third state facility. The center intends to open within the 200,000-square-foot outdoor lifestyle center on December 1. 

Led by led by Derek Watson, a 6th Dan Black Belt, Watson champions martial arts’ transformative power for all ages, promoting fitness, self-defense, and confidence. Strive Martial Arts emphasizes a balanced lifestyle, encouraging exercise over screen time, especially for children. 

Located at the intersection of Maryland Route 85 and Crestwood Boulevard, Westview Promenade is anchored by Regal Westview Cinema and MOM’s Organic Market and features shops, professional and personal services, and both sit-down and fast-casual restaurants. Ashley Zito and Danielle Bridge, along with Ryan Wilner, Bob Morris, and Mason Bernstein of KLNB represented the landlord in this lease transaction. 


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About Emily Fu

Emily Fu is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, where she covers the east coast markets, including New York, Boston & New England, and DC & Mid-Atlantic markets. She produces daily news stories as well as longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. She also writes feature stories for Connect Money. With previous stints at Reuters, Seeking Alpha, and Commercial Observer, Emily has covered the finance side of the commercial real estate industry, technology, media, telecom (TMT), and fashion. She attended the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and currently resides in Manhattan.

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