Wichita-based Genesis Health Clubs continue to expand, now boasting 25 clubs across Kansas and Missouri. With 30 years of experience and expertise in the health and fitness industry, Genesis is a growing company looking forward to bringing its passion for health and fitness and excellence in customer service to new areas.
Today, Genesis announced the purchase of four corporate-owned Gold’s Gym locations in the Kansas City metro area, taking ownership of locations at NW Oldham Parkway in Lee’s Summit; W. 119th Street in Olathe; Ditzler Avenue near Liberty; and North Boardwalk Avenue in Kansas City, MO.
This latest acquisition is one of thirteen in the past five years for Rodney Steven II, who is the owner and president of Genesis Health Clubs. Genesis doubled its footprint in the Midwest between 2011 and 2014, purchasing Maximus Fitness in Lawrence, Leavenworth and Topeka; Ozark Fitness in Springfield; and MAX Fitness in Manhattan.
“Over the past several years we have moved into many markets that I have wanted to open clubs in for some time,” said Steven. “I’ve always wanted to have a presence in Kansas City, and our Overland Park club has been a perfect fit for our brand. I’m excited that we have the opportunity to open four more clubs in the market, and KC can expect more exciting news of growth in the future!”
“We know that the members and employees of these four clubs will be in good hands with Genesis – which was our top priority when we agreed to sell these clubs,” said Brandon Bean, CEO of Gold’s Gym. “They are great operators with a presence in the Kansas City market that is now stronger than ever.”
Every city in the state of Kansas with a population of more than 30,000 is home to a Genesis health club.
“I have a great team right now and a lot of the growth is being driven by them as well. Now that we are in every major city in Kansas and twenty-five clubs strong… we have new goals to set. Our focus is on the future. Nothing is more important than taking care of the health and fitness needs of our members!” Steven said.