LA Fitness was founded in 1984 by founder Chinyol Yi and Louis Welch in Los Angeles, California. Through the mid-1990s, the company expanded by acquiring under-performing fitness clubs in southern California, and by developing, opening and operating newly constructed properties.
In 2007, the company expanded outside of the United States by acquiring six fitness clubs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2010, the company acquired ten locations in Phoenix from Pure Fitness Arizona. Within a year, all but one of the former Pure Fitness clubs were closed.
In the 2009 Collier Township shooting, also referred to as the LA Fitness shooting because it took place in an LA Fitness health club in Collier Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, four people were killed.
On November 30, 2011, the company completed the acquisition of 171 clubs, for $153M, from Bally Total Fitness. LA Fitness then began closing some former Bally Fitness clubs near existing LA Fitness facilities and remodeling others.
On July 2, 2012, the company completed the acquisition of all 33 Lifestyle Family Fitness Clubs in Florida. According to Lifestyle CEO, Stuart Lasher, \"we evaluated our option to remain an independent company or to sell to a larger organization. After careful consideration, the board of directors has made the decision to sell all the Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs in Florida to LA Fitness.\"
He said the space vacated by the club in Evanston is about 58,000 square feet and cost the club more than $2 million to rent each year. With a drop in membership numbers from around 5,000 to 3,500 the club was unable to cover its expenses.
Blink on Dempster seems viable. For those using Silver Sneakers for fitness can use that benifit at Blink, Planet Fitness, or the Levy Center. None of these are close to where I live, but I will check them out this autumn.
The material has a rough texture, almost gritty, which matches the overall aesthetics of the gym. The backing of the material has adhesive stick, so the graphics are applied similar to wall paper. The texture also adds the level of durability that regular adhesive vinyl does not. Large wall wraps like this are used as printed signage for several fitness and health clubs.
* If your monthly dues are less than $20, you'll receive credit for the amount of your dues. Up to two members per eligible Medica policy can earn the $20 credit per month with a single or family health club membership. A maximum of two $20 credits per month. Eligible members must be 18 years of age or older to receive the membership credit.
** If you are enrolled in Fit Choices and receive a new Medica ID card, check to see if your group or policy number has changed. If it has, bring your new ID card to your health club to update your account and continue receiving Fit Choices credits.
***Live instructor-led and virtual classes are eligible. The instructor will take attendance at the beginning and end of class and monitor participation. Members will be required to have their camera on throughout the entire class. Contact your club to learn if they are offering live online workout options that count toward your monthly visit requirement.
About L.A. FITNESS est. 1984 L.A. FITNESS is a fast-paced, fast-growing health club company with over 700 clubs in the U.S. and Canada. Our mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. To fulfill this mission, we will create a nationwide network of sports clubs, offering our members the widest range of amenities and the friendliest service at an affordable price. Fitness International, LLC is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of having a diverse workforce. We seek and encourage qualified applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, or other cultural or physical characteristics. 59ce067264