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In Shape building new club in Visalia

In Shape Health Clubs is getting ready to open a fourth gym in Visalia.

The new club will be at Caldwell Avenue and Mooney Boulevard behind  Sears and Hobby Lobby in a 19,000-square-foot building that was formerly a gym.

The target date for opening In Shape “Fit” is June 1, said company spokeswoman Michelle Clark in Stockton.

The new gym is for the budget conscious. There’s no pool, kid’s area or live instructors, but lots of gear and self-service kiosks where individuals or groups can chose an activity — yoga, kickboxing, etc — and follow along on a screen. The best part is the price: $10 a month.

Visalia is one of the company’s most successful markets, Clark said. Other sites are Mooney Boulevard at Tulare Avenue, Demaree Street just south of Goshen Avenue, and the Winco Shopping Center on West Caldwell Avenue.