Chuze Fitness, a family-owned health club chain with 44 existing locations across the western U.S., announced the acquisition of Jacksonville-based Bailey’s Health & Fitness.
The Chuze Fitness and Bailey’s Fitness owners, Cory Brightwell and Darryl and David Bailey, have worked together in the industry for more than eight years, sharing best practices and building collaborative relationships.
Cory Brightwell, co-founder and CEO of Chuze Fitness said, “I met David and Darryl Bailey eight years ago, and we developed a camaraderie immediately given our leadership roles in growing a family owned and operated health club business. We shared a philosophy of investing in our team and culture to create the best member experience. We are thrilled to have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership and look forward to integrating our teams and continuing to bring the best fitness experience to the Jacksonville community.”
With 16 locations, Bailey’s has been a staple in its community for over 40 years. David Bailey, owner of Bailey’s Health & Fitness, said the decision to sell was very difficult.
“We wanted to find a fitness company that shared the same values that our brother Don had when he started his first gym in the Arlington area in 1981,” said David Bailey. “Having known Cory Brightwell, for the past eight years, my brother Darryl and I knew that Chuze was the right company to continue the legacy that Bailey’s has built. Chuze is a company that values its employees and engages in the communities it serves. We are excited to see the investment and growth plans that Chuze has for the area. It will help engage more people in a healthy and active lifestyle. We want to thank all our employees and members who have given us such great support and we want to let them know they are in good hands with Chuze Fitness.”
Following the partnership with Bailey’s, Chuze’s locations now span Colorado, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Georgia.
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