24 Hour Fitness Commemorates Historic El Cajon, CA Club with a Special Ceremony
San Ramon, Calif. - March 3, 2010
24 Hour Fitness®, the largest privately-owned U.S. fitness chain, yesterday celebrated the company’s 30-year history in the San Diego market with a special plaque presentation honoring Ron Thompson, the first El Cajon Club Manager and Family Fitness Centers Founder, Ray Wilson. The first El Cajon club, originally branded Family Fitness Centers, was one of the first of more than 400, 24 Hour Fitness clubs in the nation. The brand new, 42,000 square foot, El Cajon fitness center opened in late 2009.
“The El Cajon Club is very special to us, as it represents a significant milestone for 24 Hour Fitness,” said Carl Liebert, Chief Executive Officer, 24 Hour Fitness. “We’re glad to be in a position to invest in other San Diego clubs after a very successful grand opening of El Cajon.”
During the evening’s celebration, Liebert thanked Ron Thompson and Ray Wilson on behalf of all 24 Hour Fitness Team Members as he unveiled the “Proud Past, Bright Future” plaque which was permanently placed at the historic club.
The new club, located at 198 West Main Street in El Cajon, is managed by eight year veteran of 24 Hour Fitness, Jason Felix, and employs approximately 35 team members. Additional club amenities include a personal training area, pro shop, sauna, towel service, whirlpool 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.
About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness, an innovative leader in the health and fitness industry, serves more than three 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 and Everlast and for nine 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.