Fitness International LLC, known as LA Fitness, was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1984. They are the largest non-franchised fitness club operator in the United States operating gyms and expanding rapidly with numerous locations currently under construction in cities across the country. LA Fitness recently claimed the top spot on the Top 100 Clubs list for the 6th consecutive year; reliable industry sources reported that the company’s 2018 revenue was $2.09 billion (clubindustry.com).
The gyms are known for their large variety of amenities and highly trained staff. The locations offer HIIT training, cardio and strength equipment, personal training, indoor cycling, group exercise classes, indoor pool, spa, kids club, basketball courts, racquetball, cafes and juice bars. The company’s tagline and goal is to encourage members to “Exercise Your Options.” Setting itself apart from its competitors, the gyms offer a larger variety of group exercise classes as well as basketball leagues, racquetball tournaments, and competitive activities. The clubs latest prototypes are about 35,000 square feet and are open 7 days per week, with some locations open 24 hours.
LA Fitness’ mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by creating a nationwide network of sports clubs, offering its members the widest range of amenities and the friendliest service at an affordable price.