As Part of $25 Million Bay Area Investment, Fitness Club Opens on Jan. 26 with Greener Features and Mayoral Proclamation
San Ramon, Calif. - January 25, 2013
24 Hour Fitness, one of the nation’s leading fitness club chains, is excited to announce the grand opening of its new, eco-conscious Bay Area club, located at 2800 North Main Street in Walnut Creek, Calif. To commemorate this much-anticipated occasion, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. with special guest, Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva. In honor of the new 24 Hour Fitness® Walnut Creek Super-Sport club and the role the company has played in helping members of the community live a healthy lifestyle, Mayor Silva will proclaim Jan. 26 as “Healthy Walnut Creek Day.”
“We are thrilled to introduce our new location on North Main Street - which was built with sustainability in mind,” said Dan Benning, division president, 24 Hour Fitness. “Like us, the city of Walnut Creek supports both healthy and green living. As a responsible local business and a steward of good health, we look forward to supporting these values and the fitness goals of the local community for many years to come.”
In 2012, the Walnut Creek City Council approved a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that outlines the city’s overall strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Aligning with the city’s efforts towards a healthy and sustainable future for Walnut Creek, the new Super-Sport club features a variety of green measures and amenities designed to reduce its environmental impact. In addition to high-efficiency appliances and fixtures that improve air quality, save energy and conserve water, the facility is easily accessible by alternate transportation. The club features ample bike parking and is conveniently located near bus and BART stations.
“In designing this club, we wanted to make sure that our presence in the Walnut Creek community was both environmentally responsible and aligned with the city’s efforts surrounding sustainability,” said Jim McPhail, executive vice president and chief development officer, 24 Hour Fitness. “We look forward to incorporating similar, green features into new clubs we build in the future as part of our long-term strategy for reducing our company’s environmental impact.”
To celebrate, 24 Hour Fitness invites the local community to stop by on grand opening day for complimentary VIP club tours. The club will open at 6 a.m., and throughout the day event attendees will have the opportunity to sample several group exercise classes including Les Mills BODYPUMP™ and Les Mills CXWORX™.
The new Walnut Creek club marks the latest addition to the 24 Hour Fitness portfolio of more than 400 locations nationwide and is part of the company’s plan to invest $25 million into its Bay Area footprint. This investment kicked off with the recent 24 Hour Fitness Livermore Super-Sport club, which opened in December 2012, and will continue with new club openings in Fremont and Hayward through June. With these club openings, 24 Hour Fitness expects to introduce more than 100 new jobs to the Bay Area in 2013.
Club manager Chris Getty, a three-year veteran of 24 Hour Fitness, will lead more than 60 team members at the new Walnut Creek location. The club spans approximately 43,600 square feet and features an array of fitness amenities, equipment and services that members and guests can enjoy, including:
• Wide variety of cardio, strength and functional training equipment
• TRX® Suspension Training
• Personal viewing screens on select cardio equipment
• Basketball court
• Functional training area
• Dedicated Cycle and Group X® rooms
• Indoor pool
• Whirlpool, steam room and sauna
• Personal training services*
• Kids’ Club babysitting services* for children ages six months up to 12 years to enjoy activities while their parents work out
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Retail area offering fitness products, accessories, apparel and nutrition supplements
• Towel service
*Additional fees apply