24 Hour Fitness Opens New Walnut Creek Super-Sport Club With Sustainable Focus

Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:21pm EST

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As Part of $25 Million Bay Area Investment, Fitness Club Opens on Jan. 26 with
Greener Features and Mayoral Proclamation
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
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
* Towel service

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

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.

Vineetha Pathrose, 415-486-3258

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