The moment many have been waiting for is finally here, Athleta will open to the public on Tuesday, October 15th!

Their grand opening celebration is scheduled from 9:45 am to 8 pm and they’ll be offering everything from free fitness classes to shopping events and raffle prizes throughout the day.

Athleta, a brand owned by Gap, sells workout travel and yoga athletic clothes for women and girls. “Athleta is a performance apparel brand with a mission to empower all women and girls to realize their limitless potential,” the company states on its website. “Because when women and girls are strong, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish together. This is the Power of She”.

The store, located at 39 Long Wharf, was formerly occupied by Yankee Candle.

Athleta also operates stores in Garden City Center in Cranston and at the Providence Place Mall in Providence.

Upcoming Events

“Athleta stores are part fitness studio, part community gathering place and the perfect place to come and get inspired, together,” according to Athleta’s website. “Our stores offer fitness classes, free hemming and free fit styling to help you find the best styles for whatever moves you”.

Athleta has shared the following schedule of upcoming events.

Tuesday 10/15 – Grand Opening

Join us for a ribbon cutting with Newport Chamber of Commerce. We’ll have free refreshments all day including iced teas from Root and local healthy snacks. We’ll also have a raffle for a fitness gift basket

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Tuesday 10/15 – Run Newport Run Club

Running with Run Newport Run Club? Join us after the run for free refreshments in store! Enter our raffle to win a $25 shop card.

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Wednesday 10/16 – Workout Class and Shopping Event

Join us for Barre Survival with Jacki from Pulse Newport and shop Jacki’s favorite pieces after your workout! We’ll have a raffle for a class pass to Pulse Newport!

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Wednesday 10/16 – Fit Pro Sign Ups

Are you a Fitness Professional? Come meet our Community Coordinator and sign up to receive your 30% off FitPro discount card!

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Thursday 10/17 – Run and Chug

We’ll have a raffle for an Athleta Swag Bag!

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Thursday 10/17 – FitPro Sign Ups

Are you a Fitness Professional? Come meet our Community Coordinator and sign up to receive your 30% off FitPro discount card!

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Friday 10/18 – Athleta Girl Shopping Party

Fancy Faces will be in store offering face painting. We’ll also be featuring a girl’s braid bar and mini manis with stylists from RaNew Salon and Spa and raffling off Athleta Girl Swag Bags!

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Saturday 10/19 – Fitness Class and Private Shopping Event

Join us for Booty Barre with Lisa from Pulse Newport and stay after class to shop Lisa’s top picks and check out a pop up from Island Wellness!

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Saturday 10/19 – Wellness Event and Raffle

Casey from Island Wellness will be in store for a pop up shop. Join us for cryo-facials and free refreshments from Root. We’ll have a raffle for a curated wellness basket!

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Sunday 10/20 – Pell Bridge Run Recovery Party

Join us for free vegan snacks + juices from Root and chat with Dr. Liz from Newport Healthworks about your post-race recovery and other running tips!