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Madonna to Open Second Gym in Moscow
Madonna is bringing her workout plan to Europe. The chiseled pop megastar, who just recently launched her first Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City, has announced that she'll open a second gym in Moscow in mid-March 2011.
Located near the Russian capital's Red Square, the 35,000 square-foot facility will house a bike studio, a mind body studio and "The Great Wall," where members can practice yoga and capoeira. The gym is a partnership between Madonna and her manager, Guy Oseary; Mark Mastrov, Chairman of New Evolution Ventures (NeV); and Russian Planet Fitness founder Irina Razumova.
"It's especially exciting to have the second Hard Candy Fitness open in Moscow as I really enjoyed the city and the people when I visited during my Sticky & Sweet tour," Madonna said in a statement. "Working in collaboration with the experts at NeV and Irina, I know that we will create the ideal workout environment in Moscow that represents my health and fitness philosophy as well as include innovative and inspiring programs."
Nov. 29 marked the ribbon-cutting for Madonna's first Hard Candy Fitness Center in Mexico City, where she helped kick things off by teaching a dance class. The gym's future was briefly put in jeopardy when city officials said it lacked the proper permits to operate, but documents have since been filed to resolve the issue.