Chris Roussos has been named CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, replacing Mark Smith, who stepped down as the company’s CEO in March 2017.
“I am elated to join such a strong company with an extremely talented executive team and enthusiastic, driven team members,” said Roussos in a press release. “24 Hour Fitness is well-positioned for future growth, and I look forward to the collaboration that will help us to achieve future success. I’d like to thank the Board of Directors and leaders of 24 Hour Fitness for this opportunity to lead such a revered company.”
Roussos most recently served as CEO of Epic Health Services.
Frank Napolitano, president of 24 Hour Fitness, said in a statement, “Chris is a strong, engaging leader with a proven record for driving results at growth companies. He has tremendous energy and a vision for our company that gives us continuity as we continue on our path to greater success.”
24 Hour Fitness is owned by AEA Investors, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Fitness Capital Partners.
Headquartered in San Ramon, California, 24 Hour Fitness has more than 400 clubs and serves nearly 4 million members across the U.S.
Mark Smith is now the executive director and an investor in Zeamo Inc., a global gym directory company.