Healthy expansion

Fitness studio pumps up San Antonio with second Texas location

Fitness studio pumping up San Antonio with second Texas location

In a recent study, San Antonio crawled across the finish line when it comes to fitness, ranking a dismal 103rd among the country’s healthiest cities. A new fitness studio hopes to help reverse those unhealthy habits.

The MADabolic fitness chain plans to open its first San Antonio location in the next four to six months. A site hasn’t been selected yet.

“MADabolic offers a new standard for group fitness. Rooted in science and backed by years of experience, MADabolic’s signature intervals are designed to torch body fat, increase strength, and promote lean muscle. It’s not just another fitness studio,” says Dimple Patel, who co-owns the San Antonio franchise with sister-in-law Hetal Patel.

This will be MADabolic’s second location in Texas. The state’s first MADabolic studio opened in 2017 in Austin.

MADabolic focuses on customized nutrition plans coupled with four-time-a-week, 50-minute interval workouts designed to build strength and endurance.

“Built for those who are willing to put in time and effort, MADabolic will lead them to measurable results. As a strength-driven program, MADabolic isn’t focused on overemphasizing cardio,” Dimple Patel says. 

Former professional hockey players Brandon Cullen and Kirk Dewaele founded MADabolic in 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Including the Austin location, MADabolic operates 11 fitness studios in the U.S. and Canada.

“Too often in today’s fitness culture, consumers are led to believe that more is always better, when in actuality, better is better. Dimple and Hetal are committed to the San Antonio community and redefining people’s fitness routines by introducing them to the right way to build strength instead of exhausting themselves on endless cardio,” Cullen says in a release.