Sweat Fitness puts muscle behind a new S. Philly gym

Monday, May 14, 2007

A dilapidated building off East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia is set to undergo nearly $2 million in renovations to be transformed into a new gym by two local entrepreneurs who are taking a stab at establishing their own fitness franchise.

Scott Caplan and Dan Neducsin Jr. opened their first Sweat Fitness in 1997 at 23rd and Walnut streets in Center City. They have since opened four gyms in Philadelphia and have two -- including the East Passyunk location -- under construction. Their goal is to have eight Sweat Fitness facilities opened by late 2008.