Fitness Clubs Merge, Close One Location
By Gary Kauffman
A moving van was parked outside the former Omni Fitness Center on Evans to Locks Road Tuesday morning. An Evans Fitness Express banner covered the Omni sign, but after Tuesday, that location will be neither Omni or Evans Fitness.
Evans Fitness Club owner Mike Montarbo said Tuesday was the last day for a workout at that location. Then all the equipment and furnishings will be packed up and moved. Evans Fitness merged with Omni and gained the equipment as part of Omni’s bankruptcy proceedings.
“All Omni memberships will be honored either at the Evans Fitness Express in Martinez or at the main location,” he said. “We’ve had a positive response from Omni members.”
The Express Center is in West Town Shopping Center at Davis and Washington roads and the main Evans Fitness Club is at 3002 Allen Drive, between Evans Town Center and North Belair Roads. It opened in December 2012.
According to a billboard, Gold’s Gym plans to fill the vacant Omni location. A Gold’s Gym truck has been parked in front of the building, apparently for advertising.