If you're into the active lifestyle or at least active lifestyle apparel then this will interest you. Gazelle Sports is adding another location to its repertoire of stores in West Michigan.

The Michigan-based retailer plans to open a storefront at 52 Monroe Center St. NW in downtown Grand Rapids. This will be the companies 6th location. The new store will serve as a hub for Gazelle Sports events, including the She Runs Grand Rapids — formerly Gazelle Girl — half marathon, 10K and 5K races.

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Gazelle Sports CEO Jennifer Brummitt said in a statement to MIbiz.com,

"As a business that started in downtown Kalamazoo more than 35 years ago, we believe in the power of local business adding to the vibrancy and experience of a great downtown community. The vision for downtown Grand Rapids as a retail and wellness destination is a great fit for our organization, and we look forward to further committing to Grand Rapids by planting our roots on Monroe Center.”

Gazelle Sports currently has locations in Kentwood, Holland, Kalamazoo, Birmingham and Northville.

Photo by Alexandra Tran on Unsplash
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The downtown Grand Rapids spot will offer activewear, footwear, running and walking clubs, injury prevention clinics, race training, and events. Rising interest in taking part in physical activities is driving the demand for activewear.

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The global activewear market was worth an estimated $398 billion in 2019. North America makes up an estimated 40% of all activewear sales worldwide. In 2020, the size of the global activewear market amounted to approximately $354 million.

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By 2026, this figure was forecast to increase by almost 25 percent. Women’s activewear is one of the fastest growing segments of the activewear market and saw the largest increase in market size over the years.

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