Bakersfield’s Healthy Lifestyle Leader will debut 6th area location



Contact: Michelle Clark, In-Shape Health Clubs

(209) 472-2231, ext. 1170 or



Bakersfield, CA (September 2, 2014) – In-Shape Health Clubs has announced it will build a 40,000 square foot health club in the Grand Island Village Shopping Center at 11340 Ming Avenue. The project will be the first Diamond level club in the area and will complement In-Shape’s five existing clubs in town. In-Shape is one of the top 10 health club companies in the country, offering 70 locations to members throughout California.


The new In-Shape will focus on five-star hospitality, innovative programming and an unprecedented focus on the member experience. The club will feature a 5 lane outdoor lap pool and spa with an expansive pool lounge area, exclusive yoga studio, kids club for children 6 months – 12 years, group exercise and cycling studios, top-of-the-line cardio and weight training equipment, beautifully appointed locker rooms, and certified personal trainers.


“Bakersfield is a fantastic city filled with people who love living active, healthy lifestyles,” said Paul Rothbard, In-Shape’s CEO. “Our other five clubs in town are extremely popular and we’re excited to build this exclusive, high-end facility in the upscale Grand Island Village Shopping Center. We think it’ll deliver an even higher level of service and experience to local residents.”


In-Shape will begin presales for this location TODAY, September 2nd, in the same shopping center where the club is being built. Members who join early will be a part of an exclusive membership opportunity that includes a discounted monthly rate, 2 months of free VIP Services, access to other nearby In-Shape locations, and a limited edition shirt. Members will get to preview the state-of-the-art equipment that will be found in the new club and meet their expert staff.


“The chance to build a first-class health club from the ground up was one we couldn’t pass up,” said Jared Robertson, In-Shape’s Regional Manager, “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to our clubs across town and we’re excited to expand into a beautiful area of Bakersfield. This club will be jaw-dropping, the place to be if you live anywhere nearby.”


In-Shape’s Preview Center on Ming Avenue will offer limited-time Charter Memberships at reduced rates for residents who join early. A workout area with cardio and weight training equipment is scheduled to open by the end of the year, allowing Charter Members to start exercising while the multi-million dollar construction project is finished. Interested residents can e-mail or call (661) 396-5600 for more information.


About In-Shape Health Clubs


In-Shape Health Clubs is ranked one of the top 10 health club companies in the United States and owns and operates 70 locations in California.  Founded in 1981 with one club and a vision for helping people stay healthy and have fun, the company has experienced consistent success and growth throughout the state.  In-Shape has developed six clubs in Bakersfield since 2005 – location and amenity information can be found by visiting