"Specializing in the design and management of fitness centers for corporations, property managers and institutions."

About First Fitness Management

First Fitness Management, LLC was established by Gary Klencheski, the Founder and CEO of Fitcorp and by Mark Harrington, the Founder and CEO of Healthworks. Collectively, Mark and Gary have been operating and managing commercial and private fitness centers and sports facilities for over four decades.

Since it’s inception in 1979, Fitcorp managed private fitness centers for large and small companies and institutions including Gillette, Fidelity, Raytheon, John Hancock, Harvard Medical, Emerson College, Boston Scientific, Tufts Health Plan and Biogen Idec. Fitcorp’s mission was to help corporations improve the health and wellbeing of their employees by delivering high quality, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness services.

The Healthworks Group is locally and family owned, and has been serving the greater Boston fitness community for over three decades. Founded in 1977, the Group has expanded its clubs and locations to offer award winning fitness programming and facilities to over 25,000 members. Their mission is to be the leader in health and wellness by providing exceptional experiences through fitness, service, and support throughout their clubs and the community. Their clubs include four Healthworks for Women Fitness Centers located in the Back Bay, Cambridge, Coolidge Corner and Chestnut Hill; two GymIts in Brookline and Watertown; EverybodyFights (EBF) boxing studio located in GymIt Watertown and the Republic Fitness located in the Financial District at International Place.

Our Difference

Encouraging and supporting employee fitness is the cornerstone of our business. Employees that are physically fit have been shown to be happier and more productive at work making your company more successful and profitable.

We have more than four decades of experience designing and managing dozens of private fitness centers for corporations, property managers, hospitals, developers, schools and private clubs. Allowing us to manage your fitness center has unparalleled benefits for you.

You get fit. We do the heavy lifting.

We take care of all aspects of running your fitness center including management, staffing, design, equipment purchase, fitness programming and marketing to your employees. Your members will work up a sweat but you won’t.

Innovative fitness programming and group exercise classes.

With a diverse selection of group exercise classes, ranging from Boot Camp to Zumba, you’ll enjoy individual attention in addition to team motivation. If one-on-one training is what you’re looking for, our team of certified personal trainers stand ready to partner with you to create a goal-based program designed to keep your workouts fresh, fuel your motivation and make exercise fun and exciting.

Access to our network of public health clubs.

Your employees and their family will have access to our network of public health clubs under the Healthworks, GymIt and Republic banners.


Our Fitness Center Design Services

Our Design and Development Team has designed and developed hundreds state-of-the-art fitness centers. Our capabilities include facility design, program development and equipment layout, selection and procurement.

Range of Services:

  • Recommend overall facility specifications pertaining to HVAC conditions, flooring, lighting, sound concerns, electrical needs, finishes and audio visual requirements.
  • Create a facility design drawing which includes all fitness and audio visual equipment, including recommendations for optimal space utilization and design ensuring participant safety, satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  • Attend architect, construction and owner meetings as requested.
  • Research best equipment selection based on user profile and leading industry trends.
  • Select equipment vendors and submit a written list of recommended equipment and pricing.
  • Assist in the procurement of the equipment.
  • Oversee the installation of the fitness equipment.

Our Fitness Center Management Services

Staffing: A staff of college degreed and nationally certified professionals will be hired to staff your fitness center based upon your needs.

Group Fitness Classes: We offer over 800 types of both live and virtual group fitness classes all led by certified instructors. Our innovative classes and motivating instructors make getting fit a simple exercise.

Personal Training: We offer both Individual and small group personal training . Our team of certified personal trainers create goal-based programs that keep workouts fresh, fuel motivation and make exercise fun and exciting

Exclusive Access to Public Centers: All of your members and their families will have the ability to use our four Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women, our NB Fitness Club, our two GymIt Clubs and our brand new Republic Fitness Center.

Customized Exercise Prescriptions: Every fitness center member "starts smart" by partnering with a certified personal trainer. Using a health history questionnaire, the trainer conducts a health assessment to better understand the member's past medical history, risk factors and exercise habits. Next they'll build a customized workout routine that supports their goals and maximizes their gym time.

Wellness Programs: We have over 30 years of experience working with companies to deliver a wide range of health and wellness programs designed to meet their specific goals. These programs include health screenings, lunch and learn seminars, and a variety of wellness promotion programs.

Utilization: Center utilization will be monitored monthly to identify low users and non-users and our team will reach out to encourage participation and achievement of their fitness goals.

Reports and Evaluation: Our unique membership software program will allow us to track utilization, provide members with the ability to schedule classes and PT sessions, collect membership fees and produce operating and marketing reports that will present important operating parameters and recommendations for improving the facility and overall performance.

For more information please contact:

Gary Klencheski, President

(617) 767-3100 or gary@firstfitmgt.com

137 Newbury Street - 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116