Twenty-Four Hour Fitness opened its 421st club Saturday at Westfield North County Mall with a ribbon cutting attended by Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts, Chamber of Commerce CEO Rorie Johnston and a host of other VIPs.
Southern California is prime real estate for 24 Fitness. More than half of its clubs are located n that part of the state. Its connection with Escondido is also longstanding. There has been a 24 Fitness in Escondido for over 30 years.
Other dignitaries attending were Kristen Steinke, board member, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Michael Morasco, deputy mayor and council member, Mayra Salzar, community representative, Dave Roberts’s office, Ed Gallo, city council, John Masson, city council. Therewere also representatives from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office, Gregory Kogler, police captain, Battalion Chief John Tenger and Engine Company 1314 and Miss Teen Escondido and the Escondido Princess.
The new 24 Hour Fitness is just the latest business to join the Westfield North County Mall, which recently completed a $55 million revitalization project. Boasting a robust retail, food and entertainment lineup, the new club adds a much-desired fitness lifestyle component to the shopping complex. The club’s address is 230 E. Via Rancho Pkwy., Suite 2001, Escondido.
The celebration included club tours, prize drawings, group training demonstrations, innovative group exercise studio classes and more.
The new club is adjacent to Kit Carson Park, often called the city’s “recreationalhub.” Residents who frequent the park’s sports fields, ponds and playgrounds will now have a new area fitness option in the club’s innovative group exercise and training programs, among other features.
“The Westfield North County Mall is the community’s premier shopping destination and we are thrilled to take the guest experience to the next level with a convenient extension for fitness,” said Thad Parks, club manager. “The club is just one part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Our talented fitness professionals provide the inspiration and tools that will help members achieve their fitness goals both inside and outside of our club.”
The new, 34,000+ square foot club features a modern design and open- floor plan. Amenities include:• Cardio, strength and functional training equipment • Large rooms for a full schedule of Cycle and Group X classes, including new formats like POP Pilates, Treat While You Train and Zumba. • Virtual classes: Members can take Cycle and Group X classes on their own convenient schedule, when the studios aren’t in use. It’s as easy as making a selection of virtual class format options, pressing a button, and GO! • Indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna • Personal and Group training services • Kids’ Club • Towel service To experience the new gym, download a free guest pass from 24hourfitness.com. Visit 24hourfitness.com for more information and to find a club nearby.