Fitness Centers Can Change Lives
Throughout our 30+ year history, we've held fast to our mission of helping people improve their lives through fitness. We recognize that every person has their own set of goals and their own unique perspective of what a fitness center means to them. Some members want to shed a few extra pounds and some members simply want to get healthier. 24 Hour Fitness makes clubs affordable and accessible to people of all abilities and fitness levels because we believe there is an athlete in all of us.
Fitness Center History
Since the first club opened in California in 1979, we’ve been a different type of club – one dedicated to providing great experiences and contemporary facilities that help people change their lives through fitness. Our business has evolved through the years, as we established leadership on the West Coast and expanded our operation across 18 states.
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than 400 clubs across the U.S. Since the beginning, the company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations, personal training services, innovative group exercise classes and a variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment - 24 Hour Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.
Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S. National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbor in its communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The company’s national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates the organization’s ongoing commitment to member satisfaction.
In 2005, the company was sold to New York-based private equity firm, Forstmann Little & Co.
24 Hour Fitness By the Numbers
|400+ U.S. clubs in 18 states|
|Club and Team Members|
|almost 4 million club members||over 20,000 team members|