New Business -- The Sports Connection

November 20, 2006

Name of business: The Sports Connection

Owners: Andy Morgan and Bobbi Morgan

Address: 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown

Opening Date: They took over on Nov. 1, 2006. The gym has been in operation for 20-plus years

Products and services: Free weights, machines, elliptical, bikes, treadmills, cable machines, universal machine, saunas, steam rooms, hot-tubs, tanning, indoor pool, indoor track, children's play area, nutrition bar area, snacks, bars, protein shakes, energy drinks and personal training.

Market Area: Tri-State area

How did you get into this business, or what motivated you to start it?: "I started here as a personal trainer, and thought it would be great to own a club of my own."


Previous business experience: "I used to be a presentation manager at PetSmart for five years. I learned a great deal about business from there."

Number of employees: The Morgans, along with two full-time trainers, and two employees

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Telephone number: 301-739-0772

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