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Commit to Be Fit at Athletic Society

Getting in shape and staying motivated during the Covid pandemic has been no easy feat for many, especially with gyms and fitness studios mandated to close for indoor exercise. Still, maintaining health by staying active is more important than ever during these trying times, as a healthy, fit body helps to boost immunity and balance anxiety and stress.

Driven by their commitment to help members stay fit and healthy, Athletic Society found a creative and safe solution to the indoor exercise dilemma—take it outside!

Converting their lower level parking structure into an outdoor gym, Athletic Society moved equipment, including nonpowered cardio machines and free weights, outside so members can exercise in a safe, clean and open area.

“Our community is looking for the value and service,” says Billy McClendon, noting Athletic Society’s 70,000-sq-ft facility is home to some 2,500 members, compared to 10,000 members at other gyms.

Q. What outdoor options does Athletic Society offer members?

A. We currently offer over 150 outdoor stations, including ellipticals, spin cycles, free weights, Olympic lifting platforms and functional training equipment. In addition to the equipment, we offer 40+ group classes each week, from Spin and Group X classes to bootcamp and functional training options.

Q. What are Athletic Society’s current hours?

A. We open at 4:45 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; on Fridays, we close at 9 p.m.; and we’re open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Q. What safety measures has Athletic Society implemented during Covid?

A. “We take it seriously that our members and team members are taken care of,” says McClendon, noting a 160-page document prepared by the Athletic Society outlining safety and sanitation precautions.

Traditionally one of the safest fitness options available based on their 70,000-square-foot footprint and model designed to have 10 times less of a member base than the typical 30,000- to 40,000-square-foot club, Athletic Society is dedicated to ensuring member safety. Staff members spend approximately 1,500 hours per month specifically focused on sanitizing the club using hospital-grade products. Sanitation stations have been tripled and staff wear a mask, take temperatures and follow all mandated safety procedures.

Q. What additional services does Athletic Society offer members?

A. Members can take advantage of the club’s wellness component incorporating cutting-edge fitness technologies to enhance overall health and well-being. The Rejuvenation Center provides a variety of healing services, including a steam room, infrared sauna, unlimited tanning and HydroMassage access. NormaTec Recovery System equipment helps members recover from a tough workout through the use of compression sleeves to aid in elimination of lactic acid, and the Urban Society Café offers meal prep services for customized nutritional needs. Trainers design nutritional meals for members, who can also undergo 3D body scanning that allows them to visually see the changes in their body as they participate in a customized fitness routine.

Welcoming people of all fitness levels, Athletic Society aims to help members achieve their goals.

“We cater to not only the health-conscious, but to those who may be at the beginning of their fitness journey,” says Athletic Society Manager Tyler Larsen. “Whether you are into classes, lifting or swimming, we provide an elite fitness experience that will help you reach your goals and maintain your lifestyle.” 

Athletic Society amenities include indoor volleyball and basketball courts, state-of-the-art equipment for all fitness levels, executive style locker rooms with towel service, multiple studios for group classes, indoor pools, steam rooms, saunas, a spa, tanning and more.

Visit Athletic Society at 2400 Willow Lane in Westlake Village, call 805.778.0888 or learn more at