On August 15, 2022, acac Fitness & Wellness Centers (acac) acquired Sportsclub Fitness & Wellness in Greenville, South Carolina. The club will continue to operate under the name Sportsclub Fitness & Wellness.
“Over the years, we have had an opportunity to know many of the leaders at acac and genuinely look forward to working with them,” said John Whitten, the CFO of Sportsclub, concerning the new ownership.
Founded by Phil Wendel in 1984, acac now boasts 14 clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region across four states.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the vibrant and active Greenville community,” said Chris Craytor, the CEO of acac. “Our plan is to make significant investments in the three facilities in the form of new equipment, system upgrades and renovations. We look forward to building upon the Sportsclub brand and to maintain its position as the upstate’s premier fitness and wellness destination.”
acac-owned facilities can now be found in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The brand is known for its high-quality programs, services and equipment, in addition to its proprietary Physician Referred Exercise Program (P.R.E.P.). Through the program, a doctor identifies a patient who would benefit from exercise and refers them to acac.
Sportsclub Fitness & Wellness was founded in 1975. Members have access to a wide variety of equipment and exercise programs including aquatics, reformer Pilates, pickleball and more.