Northeast Times

Bally Total Fitness is now LA Fitness

The re­cent LA Fit­ness pur­chase of 171 Bally Total Fit­ness clubs took ef­fect last week, with the clos­ing of one loc­al club and a name change for an­oth­er.

The Bally Total Fit­ness at 9185 Roosevelt Blvd. closed on Dec. 8, with mem­bers dir­ec­ted to con­tin­ue work­ing out at the new nearby LA Fit­ness at 2560 Grant Ave.

Mean­while, the Bally Total Fit­ness at Frank­lin Mills mall has changed its name to LA Fit­ness.

Cur­rent Bally mem­bers will be able to work out at LA Fit­ness un­til their mem­ber­ships ex­pire. Then, they’d have the op­tion of sign­ing up for an LA Fit­ness mem­ber­ship.

LA Fit­ness ac­quired 10 Bally clubs in Pennsylvania. Be­sides the one at Frank­lin Mills, oth­ers are loc­ated on Ara­mingo Av­en­ue in Port Rich­mond, in South Phil­adelphia, Cen­ter City, Wil­low Grove, Wyn­cote, King of Prus­sia, Delaware County and two in west­ern Pennsylvania.

Three former Bally clubs closed in Pennsylvania. In ad­di­tion to the Roosevelt Boulevard loc­a­tion, the oth­ers were in Lang­horne and west­ern Pennsylvania.

Irvine, Cal­if.-based LA Fit­ness now has about 500 clubs. Its pur­chase of the Bally clubs was for $153 mil­lion.

Chica­go-based Bally has about 100 clubs re­main­ing. ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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