Genesis Health Clubs announced the acquisition of both locations of The Atlantic Club, effective immediately.
The clubs, now known as Genesis Health Clubs – The Atlantic Club Manasquan, and Genesis Health Clubs – The Atlantic Club Red Bank, represent the 67th and 68th clubs in the ever-growing Genesis portfolio and the first in New Jersey and the Northeastern U.S.
“To say we’re excited about acquiring The Atlantic Club would be an understatement,” said Rodney Steven II, the owner and president of Genesis Health Clubs. “There aren’t many clubs in the entire nation with as much history, success and impact on people’s lives. We’re excited to be able to jump into something that’s already working so well and re-invest in it and help them keep doing what they’re doing.”
Kevin McHugh, previously president and COO of The Atlantic Club and employee of over 30 years, has accepted a management role overseeing the clubs along with his leadership team and staff across both campuses.
“We’re excited to be able to continue providing everyone the same great product they’ve enjoyed for years, and also to become a part of a fitness leader like Genesis that will support the growth of all of our businesses and willingness to reinvest into both campuses future growth,” said McHugh.
Steven continued, expanding on McHugh’s sentiments, “We plan to welcome the staff into the Genesis family and bring them 401k plans, health insurance, and a lot of the benefits that can be hard to come by in the industry sometimes. Staff is family at Genesis and they’re about to join a great one. As for the members, this is such an exciting time for them. They’ll continue with the same great programming they are currently providing, and we will also be reinvesting in both these outstanding fitness facilities. We’ve got big plans for the region now and in the future, and we can’t wait to share more soon.”
The Atlantic Club was awarded the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Certified Facility of the Year in recognition of its outstanding achievement in meeting the highest standards of MFA certification procedures and guidelines in 2023. The Atlantic Club is the first commercial medical fitness center to be presented with this prestigious award.