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Genesis Health Clubs Doubles Footprint in Oklahoma


Genesis Health Clubs acquired both locations of Sky Fitness and Wellbeing in Tulsa, Oklahoma — doubling their footprint in the state.

“We first came to Tulsa over four years ago when we acquired our Woodland Hills and Broken Arrow locations,” said Rodney Steven II, the president and owner of Genesis Health Clubs, in a statement.  “Usually when we go into a city the size of Tulsa, we go big, but the opportunity just wasn’t there yet. We acquired the Tulsa Oilers professional hockey team, and we had two health clubs, but that was it. This opportunity will help us really bring the Genesis brand to Tulsa so people can see what we’re all about.”

The new locations will now be known as Genesis Health Clubs – South Tulsa and Genesis Health Clubs – Midtown Tulsa.

Steven said in a press release he has admired Sky Fitness and Wellbeing, their facilities and personal training program for a long time. “It’s the premier brand in Tulsa, which is a perfect complement to our premier brand,” he said. “It also gives us a nice footprint across Tulsa, and enables our members to have extra choices. This is the first time that Sky members will have access to full basketball courts, swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms. It’s nice to be able to bring those sorts of amenities to them with no increase in prices.”

Jay Wagnon, the president of Sky Fitness and Wellness, said in a press release after 14 years of improving the health and wellbeing of Tulsans, they’ve decided to pass the torch on to another fitness operator. “It’s important for us that our team and members remain in good hands, and we’re confident that Genesis will provide that,” he said.

This isn’t the only recent acquisition for Genesis. In July, they acquired all seven locations of The Athletic Clubs, formerly known as Prairie Life Fitness, across three states. This positioned them as the largest fitness provider in the Midwestern U.S., with locations across six states: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa.

Steven doesn’t plan on slowing down his growth any time soon.

“This is a huge step in the right direction for us in Tulsa, but I still think we’ll end up with several more clubs here,” said Steven. “Most of our big markets have a big tennis center that acts as an anchor and acts as the center of our fitness community. I can’t wait to bring that to Tulsa. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.”

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown is the assistant editor for Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at taylor@peakemedia.com

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