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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Fitness studios opening in Fredericksburg

This space at FLY Fitness Inspiration in downtown Fredericksburg will be used for pilates, yoga and other classes.

Two Fredericksburg fitness facilities are opening this week.

FLY Fitness Inspiration is starting to offer classes on the second floor at 501 William St., above the Paymon Fine Rug Imports store in downtown Fredericksburg. Planet Fitness will open Friday at the University of Mary Washington Foundation’s Eagle Village mixed-use center off U.S. 1.

FLY Fitness’ 2,000-square-foot space looks out over Hurkamp Park and includes hardwood floors and ample natural light. FLY offers a variety of fitness classes, including spinning, yoga, pilates and TRX suspension training. Customers can pay for single classes or bundle together multiple ones.

There are 25 cycles in the spinning room at FLY Fitness.

Local resident Catesby Payne owns FLY Fitness. A wall was added to separate the cycling room from the larger space for other classes. Payne plans to add showers to the two bathrooms. She also plans to offer massage therapy in an adjacent room and offer some refreshments, perhaps to include a juice and coffee bar.

The fitness studio has a separate entrance on the Prince Edward Street side of the building.

The Eagle Village gym is the first in the area for Planet Fitness. It’s in an 18,000-square-foot space that was formerly home to Frank’s Nursery & Crafts.

Planet Fitness provides brand-name cardio and strength-training equipment, but doesn’t try to offer some of the additional frills that its competitors have. As a result, membership costs are significantly lower, either $10 or $19.99 per month.

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