|[January 25, 2013]
24 Hour Fitness Opens New Walnut Creek Super-Sport Club With Sustainable Focus
SAN RAMON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
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
"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 paking 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
Wide variety of cardio, strength and functional training equipment
TRX® Suspension Training
Personal viewing screens on select cardio equipment
Functional training area
Dedicated Cycle and Group X® rooms
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
Retail area offering fitness products, accessories, apparel and
To try 24 Hour Fitness and experience the new Walnut Creek Super-Sport
club, guests can download a free
pass at 24hourfitness.com.
*Additional fees apply
About 24 Hour Fitness
Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., 24 Hour Fitness is a leading health
club industry pioneer, serving nearly four million members in more than
400 clubs across the U.S. Since the first club opened in 1979, the
company has been dedicated to helping members change their lives and
reach their individual fitness goals. With convenient club locations,
personal training services, innovative group exercise classes and a
variety of strength, cardio and functional training equipment - 24 Hour
Fitness offers fitness solutions for everyone.
Through its support of the United States Olympic Committee and many U.S.
National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport, 24 Hour Fitness is one of the
largest supporters of amateur athletics in the country and serves as the
Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic
Teams. The company is committed to being a good neighbor in its
communities via charitable and in-kind donations to groups focused on
both helping Americans get healthy and improving youth fitness. The
company's national accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, which
includes A+ ratings for all club locations across the U.S., demonstrates
the organization's ongoing commitment to member satisfaction. Please
call 1-800-224-0240 or visit 24hourfitness.com
for more information and to find the club nearest you.
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