Titan Fitness, McLean, VA, has purchased seven Charlotte, NC-based Sports & Fitness clubs for an undisclosed sum, the company announced.

Titan Fitness, which is the parent company of Fitness Connection, now has 25 clubs, which are located in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Houston and Dallas, and Reno, NV. The company plans to expand the number of locations in Charlotte, says Jeff Skeen, president and CEO of Titan Fitness, although he would not disclose a specific growth goal to Club Industry.

Sports & Fitness clubs had a strong management team, Skeen says, an asset he ensures in all the companies that Titan acquires because he likes to keep existing management on board to run the clubs while Titan Fitness focuses on growth.

Evan Miller, founder of Sports & Fitness, will become regional president for Titan Fitness, and the company will keep the rest of management as well.

Miller said in a press release that the conversion of his gyms would begin immediately with a seamless transition forecast for both staff and members.

"I am proud of what we built with Sports & Fitness," Miller said. "I also wanted our team to have expanded opportunities with an emerging national brand."