It’s been said that a person has nothing if not their health.  It’s also been said that nothing matters more than family.  At Club Julian, promoting good health and preserving family values have been at the heart of who we are, and what we do, for the past 30 years.  Although the past few years have been undeniably unpredictable and challenging, we are proud of our many accomplishments and grateful to those who helped make them possible. 

As we look back on 2021, we see a year filled with uncertainty due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cleanliness has always been a hallmark of the Club Julian membership experience but operating during a pandemic redefined what this means moving forward.  Many of the additional cleaning practices introduced in 2020 became standard operating procedure this year as well.  The introduction of the vaccines in the spring and other factors changed our masking protocol mid-year.  Throughout, Club Julian consistently established and enforced safety policies aligned to recommended PA Department of Health and CDC standards to the best of our abilities.  We are proud to report that the result was a virtually unblemished record of reported incidents of COVID-19 exposure at Club Julian.  For this, my heartfelt thanks goes out to the stalwart efforts of my staff and the conscientious cooperation of our members.  We were all in this battle together, and together we got through what I sincerely hope is the worst of the pandemic.

Today’s fitness industry is an ultra-competitive space where consumers have a multitude of choices.  There are more traditional brick & mortar facilities of all types in the market than ever before, in addition to seemingly unlimited virtual wellness opportunities.  However, we believe that the full-service 24-hour club model, when done well, remains an integral part of the health & wellness landscape.  As one of the few independent, family-owned clubs remaining in the area, the Club Julian brand maintains a unique and strong appeal to people of all ages who value comprehensive fitness services and amenities under one roof combined with a clean, friendly, and inclusive workout environment.  Club Julian welcomed hundreds of new and returning members in 2021.  We were able to maintain our high-quality group fitness programs and continue to offer access to personal training services as part of each membership.  We look forward to helping even more new and returning members pursue their health & wellness goals in the months to come.

Over the years, I have discovered that the people you can count on the most when you really need them are your family.  Here at Club Julian, we have an amazing team of employees who I consider to be family.  The efforts of my staff this year, and every year, have been nothing short of remarkable.  I am so proud of the people we have representing Club Julian 24-Hour Fitness not only for what they do, but for who they are.  They have my undying gratitude and admiration.  I would also like to thank our members for their loyalty and moreover, the respectful, cooperative manner in which they embraced safety and looked out for one another this year.  Here’s to a healthy, rewarding, and successful 2022 for all!  Happy New Year!


Mike Savrese, General Manager