Remodeling is underway at 1749 Independence St., a white one-story building behind Muy Bueno restaurant. By early January, it will be the new home of 180 Fitness, currently located at 2530 William St.

Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate handled the real estate transaction for the new location.  The 3,500 square-foot free standing building will be more centrally located and have a more customized lay-out for present and future fitness members. The new location will also afford 180 Fitness more space and visibility, according to owner Melissa Stickel, who said she plans to "eventually add an outdoor workout space" to the Independence Street building.

The 24/7 access fitness operation offers both no-contract monthly and annual memberships along with personal and semi-private training, nutrition counseling and online coaching. Stickel said they have some other exciting health and fitness programs planned and the new location will give them the room to expand into those programs.Kelsey said the building located near the corner of Independence and Sheridan has been used for a variety of business over the years and the mostly open floorplan made it an excellent fit for a fitness operation. He indicated that extensive remodeling is ongoing for a January