Sept. 17, 2018 – Youfit Health Clubs, a chain of local affordable health clubs, has introduced a dynamic and retro amenity to its Oakland Park location – the YouEscape pinball and arcade room. How many of us get stressed? Everyone? Yep, us too. So how do we escape our daily stressors and decompress after a long day? Enter YouEscape – a first of its kind in the fitness industry. This unique space is filled with your favorite pinball machines such as Iron Maiden, Medieval Madness and Star Wars coupled with classic arcade games like Pacman, Frogger and Galaga! Best part? The room is all tied together with a vibrant custom art mural and comfortable seating areas, giving members a creative outlet to relax pre, post or with no workout at all. While kids are welcome to come enjoy YouEscape with their parents, it’s truly designed for adults looking to escape from their stressful lives and have some well-deserved fun. Inspired by Founder and CEO Rick Berks’ love of all things pinball – YouEscape is revolutionizing the way we use and think of a gym.
“The evolution of our brand has always meant to create an environment where our members feel welcomed and allow them to escape the stress of their everyday lives,” said Berks. “From the moment they step inside, we want our members to enjoy time at the gym and feel rejuvenated in a fun, fresh way. The new YouEscape room allows members to do just that.”
To elevate the space and bring flair to YouEscape, Youfit partnered with local artist, Ivan Rogue to create a custom (and totally IG worthy!) mural inspired by the pinball and arcade games. Rogue’s mural highlights the lively atmosphere with his interpretation of classic gaming icons fully immersing members in the YouEscape experience.
From conception to execution, the YouEscape Room has been an experience crafted to make Youfit Health Clubs stand out from the rest-breaking the mold of what a traditional gym is expected to be.
Even though the introduction of an arcade room is a fun, new addition into the fitness industry, it certainly doesn’t deviate from what a gym is all about – a place to focus on your health, both mental and physical. And the great news? Pinball machines are not only engaging and fun, they’re good for you, too! Playing on a machine can greatly help in both developing and maintaining your motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus, enjoying yourself and adding a bit of extra joy to your day helps boost your positive mental health, all while keeping your mind sharp with some games that challenge your ability to create moves and strategies.
As an appreciation to our members and guests, the YouEscape room is currently open to everyone, regardless of membership type. Make sure to try it out at Youfit Oakland Park today!