Mark Mastrov, co-founder and chairman of New Evolution Ventures (NeV), Lafayette, CA, formed a partnership with the brother tandem of Kirk and John Galiani in February. The partnership, US Fitness, includes the Galianis' Onelife Fitness clubs based in Norfolk, VA, Crunch Fitness clubs in Washington, DC, and other new facilities in various stages of development. In addition, the Galianis joined the NeV board of directors.
Gold's Gym announced its acquisition of 11 Spectrum Athletic Clubs in Texas. Spectrum kept its 12 clubs in Southern California. With that acquisition, Gold's increased the number of clubs it operates in San Antonio from nine to 20. Gold's also announced plans to relocate and consolidate its headquarters from Irving, TX, to Dallas in 2013.
Life Time Fitness announced its acquisition of Atlanta's Racquet Club of the South, which rebranded to Life Time Tennis Atlanta. The acquisition expanded Life Time's tennis operations to 158 courts and 211 certified tennis professionals nationwide. Life Time claimed it is the largest national operator of indoor tennis courts with 104.