Merced’s Healthy Lifestyle Leader Celebrates New, Larger Club



Contact: Michelle Clark, In-Shape Health Clubs

(209) 472-2231, ext. 1170 or


Merced, CA (August 27, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 2nd In-Shape Health Clubs is scheduled to open its beautiful new 18,000 square foot fitness facility located at 3275 R Street. The former Circuit City building across from the Merced Mall - vacant since 2008 - will now serve as the new In-Shape Fit: Merced, relocating from its former location at 3360 North State Hwy 59.  


The new club debuts In-Shape’s updated ‘Fit’ concept,  offering state-of-the-art equipment and amenities with a focus on creating a fun, easy fitness environment at an affordable price.  Local residents can enjoy cardio machines, flat screen TVs, free weights and selectorized equipment, abs and stretching areas, a NEW 29-Minute Circuit®, Fitness on Request group classes, certified personal trainers, and beautiful locker rooms. 


“We are thrilled to open our new Fit location, giving Merced residents even more options to stay in shape,” said Paul Rothbard, In-Shape’s Chief Executive Officer. “The new club is over 10,000 square feet BIGGER than our original location on North State Hwy 59 and introduces NEW ways to stay fit and have fun doing it!”  Rothbard points to the club’s relaxed floor plan and cutting-edge amenities like Fitness on Request, a self-service kiosk where members can select from dozens of group exercise classes any time of day.


Charter members and the community can look forward to a Grand Opening celebration Tuesday, September 9th from 4pm-8pm. During the event members and the community will be able to tour the facility, win prizes, participate in demonstrations and try out the equipment.


“We’re expanding our presence in the area and raising the bar for the health club industry,” said Tim Ferreira, In-Shape’s Regional Manager. “In-Shape Fit: Merced will add value for all members to enjoy.”


Interested residents should call 725-8375 or stop by the club for a guest pass.


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 operates two additional clubs in Merced: the newly remodeled In-Shape at 350 East Yosemite Avenue (formerly Millennium Sports Club) and In-Shape: Merced at 2951 North G Street.