Genesis Health Clubs is continuing its acquisition march across the Midwest with the purchase of two more Kansas City-area gyms.
Rodney Steven II on Thursday announced that Genesis acquired both World Gym sites in Kansas City.
“We’ve been talking about this for a few years, and the time is right," he said in a statement. "The former Kansas City Racquet Club has long been an institution for Tennis in Kansas City, but it needs a little TLC right now, which is coming very soon.”
He plans a multimillion dollar remodel at the Merriam World Gym.
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Of the 47 Genesis clubs in five states, 20 are now in greater Kansas City.
In addition to operating clubs in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado, Steven recently signed a deal to develop the new Goddard aquatic center and add a Genesis there as well.