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Case Western Reserve’s 121 Fitness to open new, expanded Uptown studio

This spring, Case Western Reserve’s 121 Fitness Center will relocate and expand its Uptown location, tripling its space and adding a more robust schedule of fitness classes within the University Circle district.

Now called 121’s Uptown Cycle, the operation will be renamed and move from its space next to Mitchell’s Ice Cream to the north side of Euclid Avenue, taking over the location occupied by Cleveland Yoga, whose lease ends in April.

“We are excited to expand the services offered at 121’s Uptown Cycle with the move to the new studio,” said Bryn Mota, senior director of University Fitness Centers at Case Western Reserve. “The new studio will offer an intimate studio experience with amenities and specialized classes, including yoga.”

The university owns 121 Fitness Center and its related studios. Uptown Cycle, which opened in April 2017, is open to the public and offers significant discounts to Case Western Reserve students, faculty and staff.

The new studio, next to Constantino’s Market, will open in May, offering spin/indoor cycle classes, yoga, massage therapy, small-group training, high-intensity interval training and other classes.

The move will nearly triple the space Uptown Cycle is in now, to about 4,000 square feet, with locker rooms and shower facilities, said Kevin Slesh, the university’s director of real estate.

Uptown is the eight-acre residential, arts and entertainment district along Euclid Avenue, east of Mayfield Road, in University Circle. The district is anchored by the university, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

“As one of Uptown’s original tenants,” Slesh said, “Cleveland Yoga was a pioneer business in the district, providing five years of service and vibrancy to the district and the university community.”

Cleveland Yoga will continue to operate locations in Beachwood and Westlake.