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LA Fitness purchases Bally clubs in SoCal

December 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Irvine-based LA Fitness has purchased all of the Bally Total Fitness clubs in Southern California, and at least two clubs will be shut down in the process.

The Northridge Bally club and another facility in Glendora are closing Thursday. The other 37 Bally gyms in Southern California have been rebranded as LA Fitness.

Bally clubs in Northern California are not part of the acquisition.

LA Fitness says it will honor current Bally memberships at its locations. However, it will not honor contracts of customers who have lifetime memberships with Bally.