State Senator Troy Carter, Chair of the Algiers Development District (ADD), has announced that SC Fitness Management LLC of Covington, LA has been engaged to manage and operate the former Ochsner-managed fitness center at New Orleans Federal City. SC Fitness will begin its operational role effective June 1, 2017.
In early May, Ochsner notified the fitness center members of its intention to relinquish its lease on the fitness center on May 31. Since that time, ADD Board members and staff have entertained various discussions with other potential operators, seeking both the most experienced and committed management team to ensure that the state-of-the-art facility remains operational for use by residents of Algiers and the Greater New Orleans area.
“We are pleased with this new management agreement and look forward to a customer focused beneficial working relationship with the team at SC Fitness Management, a premier fitness center management company with highly successful experience in this field,” said ADD Chair Carter.
Mr. Larry Conner of SC Fitness echoed Carter’s comments, saying that the company “is committed to bringing value and continuity to customers of the center as it has through other locations in the greater New Orleans area.” SC Fitness has a long and successful track record of fitness center facility management in the area including Ochsner Fitness Center, Pelican Athletic Club, Franco’s, and Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington.
All members (including Silver Sneakers and People’s Health) will be given the first month (June 2017) free as a thank you for remaining with New Orleans Riverside Fitness Center. This will also apply to new members signing up in June. SC Fitness has committed to maintain the current fee structure as part of the new agreement.
All employees are being retained that want to stay but some hiring will be required to fully get all classes and the facility operational as it has been. All current classes are planned to be retained for the long term. The hours of operation will also remain the same. The pool will also remain open.
We ask you to please be patient with us as we go through this change during the first 2 months
For more information regarding the NO Riverside Fitness Center at Federal City, please contact Mr. Marvin Gresse at 985-966-6130 or contact the Algiers Development District office at 504-367-3331.