In less than two weeks, the Health Club of the Normand Regional Health Network is moving to new premises.
And they waste no time.
The health club is moving from its 25-year-old location at 3720 W. Robinson Ave to 2301 36th Ave NW, which is currently the location of Fitness One. The health club plans to have a normal business day on Sept. 16 before closing the building permanently at 10 p.m. Then, the health club will resume operations in its new venture at 4:30 a.m. the following day, September 17.
Shawn Magee, the health club manager, said they were trying not to waste time moving into the new building.
“It’s been a busy time for sure,” Magee said. “We’re basically moving everything to the middle of the night so our members can arrive in the morning as usual.”
Despite the rapid transition, change holds great things for the Health Club. One of the biggest changes is to hours of operation, where the new site will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Current hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. at 7 p.m. on weekends.
“This is just one of the ways the new location will increase flexibility for our members,” said Toby Branum, Director of Ambulatory Services and Wellness for The Health Club.
In addition to the new hours, Magee said Health Club members will have access to more services in the new building. These services include Assault AirRunner treadmills, spin studio, cedar sauna, functional training turf area and stretching loft. Childcare hours will also be expanded at the new facility, along with more group classes and training options.
Branum said Fitness One’s current location is the perfect location for two main reasons.
“First, the new building is nearby,” Branum said. “It’s only three-quarters of a mile from our current location. Second, it allows us to expand and offer more services and options to our members. We want to bring in as many Fitness One Personals as possible and keep as many of their other classes as possible. They have a bit more of a robust selection.
To help with the transition, Branum said they are looking to help current Fitness One members. The health club will honor current Fitness One memberships through the end of the month, and they’re also offering to waive annual fees through early 2020 for anyone who decides to start a new health club membership.
They also offer all current Fitness One employees the opportunity to continue their employment with the Health Club.
“Our goal is to make this a win-win for The Health Center and Fitness One,” Magee said. “We want this transition to be as seamless as possible, and we are engaging all staff who wish to stay. Nobody loses and it’s a great opportunity for everyone involved.
The next steps for Fitness One are unclear, but Deb Trapper, Director of Public Relations for Fitness One, wanted to thank all current Fitness One members and employees.
“Fitness One is thrilled to be working with Norman Regional Hospital to transition our club in Norman, OK into their operations,” Trapper wrote in an emailed statement. “All Fitness One members will be released from membership and refunded any unused prepaid amounts after September 17. It was our pleasure to serve the Normandy Community. We have no comments regarding other locations in the Oklahoma City Market.
For more information on The Health Club and its new location, visit www.thehealthclubnorman.com/index.html