24 Hour Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening of New Balboa Super-Sport Club With Proclamation for “Healthy San Diego Day”

Festivities to Include Complimentary VIP Tours and Sampling of Group X® Classes


SAN RAMON, CALIF. - Apr. 16, 2012

24 Hour Fitness is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Balboa Super-Sport club (view clubs web page), located at 7715 Balboa Avenue in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday, April 21 at 6 a.m. The new state-of-the-art facility replaces the former Balboa Sport club, which closes its doors at 7620 Balboa Avenue on Friday, April 20. To mark the much-anticipated event, the city will proclaim the day, “Healthy San Diego Day.”
“24 Hour Fitness has been part of our community for more than 30 years, and their tenure here is a true testament to their support in helping people succeed in fitness,” said Charles Eshnaur, Protocol Officer, Office of the Mayor, City of San Diego. “With the new 24 Hour Fitness club, we look forward to seeing our residents continue to pursue and live active lifestyles.”

The new 24 Hour Fitness® Balboa Super-Sport club will feature approximately 67,000 square feet of workout space, as well as an assortment of amenities including:

Michelle Tomko, a 10-year veteran of 24 Hour Fitness, will serve as club manager and lead a staff of approximately 80 Team Members. To celebrate the opening, the 24 Hour Fitness team invites the community to experience the new club and join the festivities on April 21:

“I began my career at the original 24 Hour Fitness Balboa Sport club in 1980, and am excited and proud to help open the doors of our new and improved Balboa Super-Sport location 32 years later,” said Danny De La Rosa, division president, 24 Hour Fitness. “Over the last three decades, our team members have helped improve countless lives through fitness, and this new location will help us to continue that legacy for many more years to come.”

As part of outfitting the new, state-of-the-art facility, 24 Hour Fitness also purchased approximately 15 limited-edition Upright Lifecycle® Exercise Bikes by Life Fitness. Proceeds from the purchase were donated to Augie’s Quest, the Muscular Dystrophy Associations' ALS research initiative led by Augie Nieto. Nieto, diagnosed with ALS in 2005, is the co-founder of Life Fitness and has been a prominent leader in the fitness industry for over three decades.

For club photos and detailed info, please visit the clubs web page.  To try 24 Hour Fitness, members of the community can download a free pass at 24hourfitness.com.

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