LA Fitness to buy Lifestyle Family Fitness - FOX 13 News

LA Fitness to buy Lifestyle Family Fitness

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FOX 13 is learning more details about the sale of St. Petersburg-based Lifestyle Family Fitness.

A source close to the company tells FOX 13 that LA Fitness will purchase the club. It appears the sale will happen in stages. Lifestyle Family Fitness locations closest to existing LA Fitness facilities could be sold last.

Lifestyle Family Fitness has 33 locations in Florida.

Lifestyle home office employees were given 60-day notices Monday. According to the same source, not all club employees were aware of the sale. Some learned of the news through media reports.

Many questions still remain. Members are waiting to hear about changes to their price plan, and whether the same classes will be available once ownership changes.

"I have a two-year membership. They had a deal going for two years. I just did that like a month ago, so I hope it works out," offered Alfred Bell, who said he had been going to Lifestyle for eight years.

"I know rumors have been around for a while that this gym was going to close, that LA Fitness bought them. It's been rumored for almost a month now…" patron Tom Nipper added early Tuesday. "We've been worried about that for a while now. Sounds like maybe our worst fears have been realized."

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