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Kennedy Club Fitness Celebrates 38 Years with Local Guest Days and Party

Kennedy Club Fitness turns 38 this October and is celebrating with Free Locals Guest Days and an Anniversary Party. Owners Kevin and Barb Kennedy started what was then known as Kennedy Nautilus in Atascadero in 1981. Over the years three other locations followed: San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles, in that order.   Today Kennedy Club Fitness has 16,000 active members and over 50,000 alumni members.

Kevin Kennedy credits Cal Poly for being the impetus for growing Kennedy Club Fitness into the only multi-location health club facility in San Luis Obispo County. “My senior project at Cal Poly was a feasibility study of whether our area could support a health club with multiple locations”, say Kevin Kennedy. “Who would have ever dreamed we’d grow to four club locations and continue serving the needs of SLO County, thirty-eight years later? I am humbled by the loyalty of our members and being part of changed lives.”

Says Barb Kennedy, “Our members through the years have become family to us and we are privileged to come to the clubs every day and see first-hand, the difference fitness makes in all our lives.”

During the month of October, all four Kennedy Club Fitness locations are offering anniversary events and specials along with free local guest days for non-members. A celebration Anniversary Party is offered at all four club locations on Wednesday, October 23rd. Contact the neighborhood club nearest you for more information or go to www.kennedyclubs.com/anniversary/  .


Kennedy Club Fitness prepares to award scholarships to Cal Poly

Kennedy Club Fitness is looking to award three $1000 scholarships to first-time Cal Poly students from the 805 area code. The Cal Poly-Kennedy Club Fitness ‘805’ Local Scholarship Fund was started by Kevin Kennedy, Cal Poly Alumni in 2015. Kennedy’s senior project in the early 70’s was a feasibility study centering on opening multiple health club locations in San Luis Obispo County. Kennedy’s first of four clubs opened in 1981 in Atascadero, with three other club locations following in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and the latest in Paso Robles in 2017. Kennedy Club Fitness celebrates 38 years in SLO County this October. Kevin Kennedy attributes his success to Cal Poly’s ‘learn by doing’ culture. Cal Poly applicants interested in the scholarship are to contact Cal Poly’s Financial Aid office at (805)756-2927 or go to: https://financialaid.calpoly.edu/_finaid/types_aid/scholarships.htm


Kennedy Members raise $1500 for Hunger Awareness

Kennedy Club Fitness joined with the SLO County Food Bank’s Annual Hunger Awareness outreach and raised $1500 towards the effort that helps the hungry in SLO County. Special pop-up ‘Classes for a Cause’ were created and launched in all four Kennedy Club Fitness locations during the month of May and June and members participated by offering a donation to SLO County Food Bank. A check for fifteen hundred dollars was recently presented to Susan Olson, Director of Development for SLO County Food Bank by Kevin and Barb Kennedy, owners of Kennedy Club Fitness.


Labor Day Monday, September 2nd, all four Kennedy Club Fitness locations are kicking off fundraising efforts for KCF Instructor, Rosa Jones, who recently passed unexpectedly due to a brain aneurysm. Each Club is offering a free locals guest day, family swim from 1p-4p and BBQ sponsored by A.M. Sun Solar from 1p-2:30p. Jones’ family has started a GoFundMe account to assist with medical and funeral costs. Says, Barb Kennedy of Kennedy Club Fitness, ‘Rosa was the most kind and generous spirit and very loved by members and co-workers. She has left a tremendous void, not only in her own family but in our Kennedy Club Fitness family as well.” Several classes during the week of September 2nd through September 8th at all Kennedy locations will be dedicated to Rosa Jones, with a suggested donation of $10 per class. Donations are also accepted during the Labor Day events or through Rosa’s GoFundMe website:   https://tinyurl.com/y5tczurw. For more information, contact the Kennedy nearest you directly.

UPDATE Oct.1, 2019:  Kennedy Club Fitness members raised over $5,000 towards Rosa Jones’ GoFundMe Account, assisting her family with medical and funeral costs

 


 

Open House at Kennedy Club Fitness…Reveals new ‘K-Zone’ Body Recovery/Relaxation Centers

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA: July 8, 2019: Saturday, July 13th is the Annual Community Open House at all four Kennedy Club Fitness locations: Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. During this free ‘locals’ guest day, all locations offer the popular Family Swim and Pool Party, music, a variety of classes, special events, demonstrations, along with family fun for all ages. Kidz Club, for infants up to 10 years of age will engage children in special crafts, games and entertainment allowing parents and older children to participate in the many age-appropriate activities. Participants may earn raffle tickets for participation and entered to win thousands of dollars of prizes in each location. New this year is the unveiling of the new ‘K-Zone Body Recovery/Relaxation Centers in each location. Says Kevin Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Club Fitness, “We live in a face-paced world and many activities we do, or even the stress of our everyday life, works to tear our bodies down. The fitness industry is focusing on not only improving our strength, endurance and agility with fitness, but to repair, restore and refresh our bodies with attention to recovery. Each Club has different recovery modules such as HydroMassage, Compression Massage Chairs, Infra-red Red-Fit or Cocoons and more. We invite our members and the local public to try for free on Open House.” Special joining and renewal incentives are also part of this year’s Open House. To see your neighborhood Kennedy Club Fitness’ Open House Program Guide with the schedule of events one-day specials, go to www.kennedyclubs.com/special-events/ or call for details.


Pre-Atascadero Wine Fest ‘WINE’d UP ‘Pop-Up’ Classes in Sunken Gardens

Kennedy Club Fitness-Atascadero is partnering with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and City of Atascadero to offer a lifestyle element to this year’s Central Coast Reserve –formerly known as the Atascadero Wine Festival. Kennedy is offering two ‘Pop-Up’ classes, free and open to the public the morning of the wine festival, Saturday, June 22nd in Sunken Gardens. The classes are free and open to the public, all fitness abilities are welcome. Kickoff is at 9:00 a.m. with Party Prep ‘Wine’d’ Up’, thirty-minutes of cardio blast to get your heart pumping and calories burning. Yoga ‘Wine’d Down’, follows at 9:45 a.m.with forty-five minutes of Yoga strength, stretch and relaxation movements.   Between classes and after Yoga, Kennedy is offering all class participants complimentary cold refreshments including free Mimosas for those 21 and older with I.D. The morning ends with a live drawing for those participants present to win. Prizes include free Wine Festival tickets, summer membership passes to Kennedy and more. Says, Sean Kennedy, General Manager of Kennedy Club Fitness- Atascadero, “We invite all ages and fitness abilities to join us for one or both classes. Besides bringing a towel or Yoga mat, the only other thing you need to bring is an expectation you’re going to have a blast and make new friends. It’s free and open to everyone, so just come have some fun down at Sunken Gardens with us.” To find out more go to www.kennedyclubs.com/wine-fest-classes or call Kennedy Club Fitness-Atascadero at (805) 466-6775.


 

Pictures attached from 2018 Wine’d Up Classes. For more information, email Debra Leonard Albert, Manager of Membership and Marketing at debraalbert@kennedyclubs.com

Kennedy Club Fitness Collects Hundreds of Easter Baskets for Local Kids

Members of Kennedy Club Fitness Arroyo Grande have generously donated time and money over the past couple of years to provide over 5,000 Easter Baskets for our county’s disadvantaged youth. Says Joy Danley, personal trainer for Kennedy Club Fitness and event organizer, “Every year I am overwhelmed with our member’s response. This year we collected over 600 ‘Baskets of Love’.” Danley encouraged donors to include notes of encouragement in each basket. The South County S.A.F.E. Program and Mental Health Organization volunteered to distribute the baskets to all of the children in time for Easter.

 

 

 

 


Kennedy Club Fitness announces Cal Poly-Kennedy Club Fitness

‘805’ Scholarship Fund Recipients

 Three first-time Cal Poly students from the ‘805’ area code were recently awarded $1000 each from the Cal Poly-Kennedy Club Fitness ‘805’ Local Scholarship Fund. Connor Hickey, Brian Kragh and Julia Johnson were inaugural recipients of the scholarship fund, created by Kevin Kennedy, Cal Poly Alum. Says Kennedy, “My Senior Project was a feasibility study related to opening multiple health club locations in San Luis Obispo County. We recently celebrated thirty-seven years in SLO County with four club locations, Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. I owe our success to the education and guidance I received from my years at Cal Poly”. Kennedy also wishes to thank his Kennedy Club Fitness members who supported the scholarship as well as media partners, KSBY, Tribune, ValPak, New Times and AGM Radio who assisted in promoting the scholarship and enlisting applicants over the past year.

To receive more information on the scholarship or to apply go to https://financialaid.calpoly.edu/