24 Hour Fitness is a Health club chain with a weight loss plan with
over 300 clubs in 16 states of USA currently catering to more than 2.7
million members. It is the largest health club in the United States and
is the World's largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain
that was initiated way back in 1983.
By 1994, it was acquired after its partnership with an
investment banking firm and the name 24 Hour Fitness was born. The
primary focus of this health chain is Exercise and diet plans are
secondary. The company has expanded itself into Europe in recent years
and now also boasts of clubs in five Asian countries. The company
provides over 13,000 classes offering exercise programs and fitness
workouts to suit everyone's taste and style.
The chain uses a line of dietary supplements developed for
the APEX Fitness Group and the trainers uses the 24/5 Complete Personal
Training programs to create a customized program. The intake of food,
resistance exercise, cardio exercise and supplement recommendations are
monitored and modified keeping individual goals in mind and diet plans
are created differently for the client.
Types Of Clubs:
Active: These clubs are usually up to
25,000 sq. ft. and generally includes free weights, group exercise,
cardio, locker rooms, personal training, steam room and a club for the
Sport: A little larger club, usually
35-50,000 sq. ft. and generally includes all of the benefits of an
active club in addition to basketball and a pool.
Super-Sport: These include all of the services of the Active and Sport clubs in addition to tanning.
Ultra-Sport: These are the largest of the
chain's clubs, generally over 100,000 sq. ft. They include all of
Active, Sport and Super-sport's services in addition to volleyball,
squash, racquetball, rock climbing, massage, indoor running track and
executive locker rooms.
The monthly fee of the club ranges from $28-$34 per month
along with a registration fee. Fees are automatically deducted through
electronic transfer from the checking account or via a credit card.
The fact that the health of an individual can be only
monitored in a particular period of his age is wrong, as health is a
continuing phenomenon and one can always look to monitor his health at
all times to be ensured with a healthy body and mind.