Rittenhouse Square Fitness Club Is Closing, Members Transferred to Weston

The gym will close its doors for good after 30 years in the business.

Rittenhouse Square Fitness Club // Photo via Yelp

In an email sent to members this afternoon, the Rittenhouse Square Fitness Club announced that it will close its doors for good on June 15th. “We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty to our club and the RSFC community,” the email reads. “Whether you were part of our cheerful staff or one of our loyal members, it was our rare combination of people that made RSFC so great all these years.” The family-owned gym, located at 2002 Rittenhouse Square, has been open since 1982 and claims to be the longest-running health club in Center City.

According to the email, RSFC has teamed up with Weston Fitness at 19th and Market to transfer memberships: “You are welcome to use Weston Fitness on Market Street as soon as you would like! The amenities and services at Weston are new and impressive and we are confident that you will benefit from this arrangement. We hope that each and every one of you will get the most out of this beautiful facility, as the staff there is ready and eager to assist you in any way they can.”

Below are the details on how the transfer process will work (and how to opt out if you so choose), from the email announcement:

When does my membership transfer?

As of 6/05/2013 you will have access to Weston Fitness as a Premier Member. You will be able to use the Rittenhouse Fitness Location until 6/15/2013.

On 6/10/2013 your membership and all terms and conditions, will officially be transferred to Weston Fitness so that you may continue to pursue all your Health and Fitness needs. Any changes to your membership must be completed through Weston Fitness going forward.

What does my membership include?

Premier Access includes Basic group fitness classes, use of the fitness floor, towel service, online account management, use of the locker room and Metabolic Analysis Program Plan.

Will my rate change?

1) Month to Month members:

Your billing will continue uninterrupted beginning June 10, 2013 at the same rate for the rest of the 2013.Your current rate will only be honored until 12/31/2013.You can permanently lock your current rate before 8/15/2013 (Please see Weston’s management or email [email protected])

2) Prepaid Members Paid in Full:  The remainder of your existing term will be honored for no additional fee. You can lock in a rate of $33/ month (month to month basis) beginning at the end of their term if agreement is completed by 9/15/2013. (Weston does not offer paid in full memberships.)

What about the group exercise classes?

Group Fitness classes will continue at RSFC through Tuesday, June 10, 2013. Weston has graciously offered to add some of RSFC’s most popular classes taught by your favorite instructors! If you don’t see what you need be sure to fill out a suggestion form at the front desk!