By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009
Scott Matlock, vice president of operations for All American Fitness, and Scott Nance, general manager of the Owasso location, invite you to their open house event July 23.
All American 24 Hour Fitness has been open in Owasso for a year and a half, and has served the city’s fitness population well, according to owner Jim Benien. “Owasso has been a great place to open one of our fitness clubs. We are seeing clubs that are not as well established struggling, but we’ve had very steady growth in spite of the economy. People still want to exercise, especially during stressful times. We attribute our success as a testament to our quality facilities and, in particular, our staff.”
The Owasso location is having a huge open house on Thursday, July 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Check out the facility, meet the staff, win door prizes, and enjoy goodies from vendors such as Wings To Go, Subway, Baja Jack’s, Pizza Hut and more. The event is sponsored by Coca-Cola.
All American Fitness has a unique history that began 33 years ago. The company started in 1976 as a racquetball facility, and it has now grown to 14 clubs total. They have four Tulsa metro locations and four Oklahoma City locations, as well as six 24/7 Xpress clubs, all in Oklahoma. “We’re from here and we live here,” says Benien. “This is a people-oriented business, and it’s important to know the community and the people who live in it. That’s why we’ve built all our clubs in Oklahoma, and why we are succeeding in the Owasso market.”
According to Benien, the employees are truly what have made All American Fitness a trusted name in the state for over three decades. “We have an excellent staff. Many people have been with us for a long time. Scott Matlock, vice president of operations, has been with the company for over ten years. We have employees in the administration department who have been here 20 to 25 years.”
Besides friendly, knowledgeable, helpful employees, All American 24 Hour Fitness in Owasso boasts a top-notch facility with a large selection of workout options. They offer ample cardio choices, including Precor’s newest design of adaptive motion trainers, treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and upright bikes. Each cardio machine has its own private LCD television screen. Resistance equipment includes pin select and plate load equipment, free weights, dumbbells and specialized flooring. Other amenities at the location are the private locker rooms, tanning beds, kids’ fun zone, group fitness classes and personal trainers. A few of the group classes available are Latin dance, yoga, boot camp, Pilates and cardio kickboxing.
“Personal training at our Owasso location has done really well,” says Scott Nance, general manager. “We have really excelled in that area.” When working with a personal trainer at All American, you will receive cardiovascular and resistance training, nutritional guidance, and instruction on flexibility and core strength. Call Heath Jolley, fitness manager and a certified personal trainer at the Owasso location, or general manager Scott Nance at (918) 609-6090 to discuss personal training options.
All American 24 Hour Fitness in Owasso is located at 12202 E. 93rd St. N., east of Highway 169 behind ALDI. The location opens Monday morning at 5 a.m. and is open 24 hours a day until Friday at 10 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, July 23 to visit their big open house event, free and open to the public.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.