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Chuze Fitness Acquires Bailey’s Health & Fitness

Posted: April 26, 2023 in Chains

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Chuze Fitness, a family-owned health club chain with 44 existing locations across the western United States whose mission is to build healthier communities through human connections and kindness, announces the acquisition of Jacksonville-based Bailey’s Health & Fitness. With 16 locations, Bailey’s has been a staple in its community for over 40 years. Together, these family-owned and operated fitness companies who focus on hospitality, cleanliness and customer service are embarking on the ultimate collaboration with the closing of this acquisition.

Cory Brightwell, co-founder and CEO of Chuze Fitness said, “I met David and Darryl Bailey eight years ago, and we developed a camaraderie immediately given our leadership roles in growing a family owned and operated health club business. We shared a philosophy of investing in our team and culture to create the best member experience. We are thrilled to have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership and look forward to integrating our teams and continuing to bring the best fitness experience to the Jacksonville community.”

This acquisition and partnership is the beginning of the next phase of growth for the homegrown team members who have helped both companies accomplish what they have. Now it’s time to give the now larger team and family of employees even more opportunities with this accelerated growth and expansion across the country.

The Chuze Fitness and Bailey’s Fitness owners, Cory Brightwell and Darryl and David Bailey, have worked together in the industry for more than eight years, sharing best practices and building collaborative relationships.

“After serving Jacksonville and the surrounding communities for over 40 years, the decision to sell was very difficult,” said David Bailey, owner of Bailey’s Health & Fitness. “We wanted to find a fitness company that shared the same values that our brother Don had when he started his first gym in the Arlington area in 1981. Having known the CEO of Chuze Fitness, Cory Brightwell, for the past eight years, my brother Darryl and I knew that Chuze was the right company to continue the legacy that Bailey’s has built. Chuze is a company that values its employees and engages in the communities it serves. We are excited to see the investment and growth plans that Chuze has for the area. It will help engage more people in a healthy and active lifestyle. We want to thank all our employees and members who have given us such great support and we want to let them know they are in good hands with Chuze Fitness.”

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