24 Hour Fitness Opens First Club in Maryland
Newest State in Company’s Portfolio; Builds on East Coast Expansion
SAN RAMON, Calif. - October 19, 2009
24 Hour Fitness®, the largest privately owned U.S. fitness chain and a leading health club industry pioneer, announced today the opening of the Annapolis Super Sport club - the first club in the Annapolis area. The new club offers state-of-the-art amenities, including innovative group exercise classes, an indoor pool and steam room, a full-sized basketball court and more. Free seven day passes to the club are available at www.24hourfitness.com.
The Annapolis team invites the public to attend the grand opening festivities from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, which will include free fitness orientations with qualified 24 Hour Fitness Personal Trainers and the opportunity to try the high-energy Zumba Group X® class. Participants can also enter to win Personal Training sessions and the bodybugg® personal calorie management system, which includes a lightweight armband integrated with a web-based program.
Remarks will be made by Carl Liebert III, chief executive officer of 24 Hour Fitness. VIPS in attendance will include: Dennis Callahan, chief administrative officer, Anne Arundel County and Brian Gibbons, president and chief executive officer of Greenberg Gibbons, developer of the Annapolis Towne Centre.
The 43,000 square foot club located in the heart of the new Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, is managed by 11-year veteran of 24 Hour Fitness, Darren Bluffin and employs approximately 70 team members. Additional club amenities include: a pro-shop, sauna, indoor whirlpool, functional circuit training area and Kids’ Club, where children ages 6 months up to 12 years old can enjoy activities while their parents work out. Personal Trainers are also on hand to help members achieve their fitness goals. Memberships can be purchased online or in the club. Additional resources and information are available on the 24 Hour Fitness pages for Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. [Links to our pages on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can be found in the lower right hand corner of our site.]
“As an alumnus of the U.S. Naval Academy, opening a club in this community is particularly special to me,” said Liebert. “For 24 Hour Fitness, this opening continues our expansion efforts on the East Coast to help make fitness more accessible and affordable for people of all fitness levels.”
The Annapolis club location is opening in sync with the new season of NBC’s popular reality show “The Biggest Loser,” of which 24 Hour Fitness, a sponsor of the show, provides the weight-loss contestants with an outfitted gym on-set complete with cutting-edge fitness equipment, mats, stability balls, and conditioning bands. Annapolis residents can follow the contestants’ health and fitness journeys with access to all the same tools at Annapolis Super Sport.
About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness, an innovative leader in the health and fitness industry, serves more than 3 million members in more than 400 clubs. Founded in 1983 as a one-club operation, 24 Hour Fitness pioneered the concept of making fitness accessible, affordable and a way of life for everyone. The company demonstrates its leadership through sponsorships like that of the U.S. Olympic Team and a commitment to the community through various charitable and in-kind donations. In addition, 24 Hour Fitness enjoys strategic partnerships with major consumer brands like Coca-Cola, Dial and Everlast and for the past eight seasons has partnered with NBC’s popular reality TV show, “The Biggest Loser.” Please call 1-800-224-0240 or visit www.24HourFitness.com for more information and to find the location nearest you.
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