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Madonna’s Russian Fitness Club Opens for Business

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(MOSCOW) -- One of Madonna’s many non-musical ventures is a line of gyms called Hard Candy — and the second one has just opened in Moscow, Russia.

The 35,000-square-foot facility, located near Red Square, features state-of-the-art equipment, a juice bar and cafe, a pool, a bike studio and many classes, including “Addicted to Sweat,” which features moves exclusively designed by Madonna and her dance team, and choreography and toning exercises that the star uses in her own fitness regime.

Madonna plans to visit Hard Candy Moscow at some point in 2012, and she, her manager Guy Oseary and their business partner will open a third location in St. Petersburg, Russia in the spring.

Also on in the works: a Hard Candy fitness center in Toronto, Canada and possible locations in Italy, the U.K., France, Australia, Argentina and Brazil.

The first Hard Candy fitness center opened in Mexico City a year ago.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Madonna to Open Own Line of Gyms Around the World 

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros Records(NEW YORK) -- Fans who have speculated for 25 years how Madonna stays in such great shape can now work out just like her.  The star plans to launch a line of "Hard Candy Fitness" gyms around the world.  The first one will open on Nov. 29 in Mexico City, and Madonna herself will be there for the official launch.

Madonna and her partners in the venture are also planning to open 10 more locations, in Russia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as in Europe and Asia.  The gyms will feature a juice bar and cafe, lavish locker rooms, private and group training, as well as classes in body sculpting, Zumba, yoga, Latin moves and cardio kickboxing, and exclusive classes and programs designed especially for the clubs.

One of Madonna's business partners said in a statement, "Our goal is to create an environment inspired by Madonna's vision and high standards of what the ideal gym would be.  Hard Candy Fitness will be a reflection of Madonna's point of view and will reflect her input on every detail including music space, light and other design cues.  Madonna's touch will be everywhere."

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