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Rodney Steven II and Genesis Health Clubs Announce Acquisition of All Kansas City-area World Gym Locations, Reaching 20 Clubs in Kansas City Area

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WICHITA, KS - Rodney Steven II announced that Genesis Health Clubs will acquire both Kansas City-area World Gym locations and begin a major remodeling project on the Merriam Genesis location.

Following closely on the heels of the announcement of the $30 million Goddard Aquatic Center, the acquisition of the new Merriam and Vivion Road locations brings the total count of Genesis Health Clubs locations to 47 across Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma.

In the coming months, Genesis will announce specific plans on a multi-million-dollar remodeling project for the Merriam location. The club will receive additional strength and cardio equipment, a dedicated cycling studio, an All-American Training studio, a basketball court and an indoor pool. In addition, it will receive a fresh coat of paint throughout, new flooring and completely renovated luxury locker rooms. Indoor tennis courts will receive a new ceiling and lights, new backdrops and added Cardio Tennis classes.

Genesis Health Clubs Owner and President, Rodney Steven II, commented on the vision for the club. "We've been talking about this for a few years, and the time is right. The former Kansas City Racquet Club has long been an institution for Tennis in Kansas City, but it needs a little TLC right now, which is coming very soon."

Steven continued, "We've had huge success over the years finding wonderful tennis facilities that needed a little help and rehabilitating them into world-class health clubs. We just completed a major one at Topeka Wood Valley, and we're just getting started in Overland Park. I can't wait to show you what we have planned in Merriam. We're determined to grow and nurture tennis in Kansas City, and this is a major step in that direction."

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