After facing initial rejection and then litigation, the new 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport center in Burbank opened on Saturday.
The 40,000-square-foot gym, located at 1903 W. Empire Ave., has an indoor lap pool, full-sized outdoor basketball court and a variety of strength and cardio equipment with personal viewing screens on some machines. There is also a retail shop, personal training area, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a baby-sitting service for children ages six months to 12.
At the gym’s opening, Mayor Jess Talamantes referenced the club’s rocky journey to fruition.
“Obviously, it’s been a long ordeal for this final product,” he said. “When I came here and saw this building, it was a shell, and now the transformation has taken place. It’s unbelievable.”
Tony Wells, chief marketing officer for 24 Hour Fitness, told fitness buffs that the company was committed to being transparent with its pricing, maintaining a good standing with the Better Business Bureau and staying open 24 hours.