The gym opened on April 9 at 30-30 Northern Blvd., an eight-story, 213,00-square-foot building that used to be home to an envelope company. The first Powerhouse Gym was founded in 1975 by brothers William and Norman Dabish in Michigan.
In 1984, the company began licensing its name and now has locations in 39 states and 17 countries. Famous athletes have trained at Powerhouse Gym including boxer Tommy Hearns and celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron Diaz, John Travolta, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, Alex Rodriguez, Mike Tyson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The fitness chain has also expanded its brand to include merchandise, a magazine and a television show.
It occupies 10,323 square feet of space on the ground floor and will employee 20 people. Alma Realty purchased the former Apple Tag & Label building in 2016 and re-named it the Apple Building. Alma Realty is planning to lease the remaining space to tech, media and other creative companies.
“As we have done throughout our existence, Alma Realty is betting on the future of Queens and of a neighborhood where we live and work,” said Efstathios Valiotis, principal of the realty firm. “Powerhouse Gym is such an exciting addition to this community and a vital amenity for our tenants and people throughout the entire area. We welcome them and look forward to serving the neighborhood for years to come.”
The gym is offering 50 percent off membership discounts to the first 500 customers. For more information, visit the gym’s website.