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    Work at John Reed WeHo Resumes as SaMo Location Celebrates Grand Opening

    Construction work inside the upcoming John Reed Fitness West Hollywood has resumed after months of silence inside the former home of the 24-Hour Fitness Super Sport gym. The activity inside the WeHo location at 8612 Santa Monica Blvd began last month as John Reed Fitness Santa Monica celebrated its grand opening at 1202 3rd Street Promenade, on the weekend of Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25th, 2023.

    According to the City of West Hollywood’s eTRAKiT portal, drywall work was completed inside the building and improvements have been made to a new dry sauna. A peek inside shows that the ceiling in what used to the main lobby is still exposed but a lot of progress has been made in the area facing Westmount Dr.

    John Reed Fitness West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    According to photos take during WeHo Pride weekend, it looks like they are working in the back pool area. It is still not clear if they are keeping the pool. According to rumors, they wanted an indoor pool, but that doesn’t seem to be likely.

    John Reed Fitness West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES
    John Reed Fitness West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    John Reed officially announced via their Instagram account that the WeHo location was opening in the winter of of 2023/24, stating that “great things take time.”

    During the Grand Opening weekend of the Santa Monica location, the public enjoyed free club access to experience the space, along with special programming that included live DJs, classes and activities throughout the weekend, such as Cupping Therapy by Myodetox and a piercing station.

    Located in the heart of Santa Monica at the corner of 3rd Street Promenade and Wilshire Blvd, JOHN REED encompasses three stories of state-of-the-art facilities infused with coastal vibes and an airy atmosphere. The new fitness gym has taken over the space of the former Banana Republic.

    John Reed Fitness Santa Monica – Photo via @johnreed

    “We are thrilled to introduce the JOHN REED experience to Santa Monica,” stated Silke Hensel, CMO of RSG Group North America. “This location boasts a vibrant design, top-notch music curation, premium equipment, and a wide range of class offerings. The local community now has a fitness-oriented lifestyle space where members can connect, push their limits, and enjoy themselves.”

    John Reed Fitness Santa Monica – Photo via @johnreed
    John Reed Fitness Santa Monica – Photo via @johnreed

    John Reed Santa Monica club offers a full range of fitness opportunities from free weights, an expansive functional training area, an outdoor training deck, relaxation room, machine strength training, cardio, and unlimited classes from HIIT, Pilates, Yoga and more within the 45,000 square foot club.

    West Hollywood residents will have to wait a little longer for the grand opening of John Reed West Hollywood. Hopefully not much longer than this winter as their Instagram account has promised.

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    Paulo Murillo
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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Earl Skakel
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    9 months ago

    Just got back from The Santa Monica location and here are my unbiased observations Pros -size, it’s pretty massive -equipment although not quite as good as Gold’s in Venice there is a lot and it’s brand new -very clean -price is very reasonable for what you get Cons -parking could be an issue at popular times -no towel service -when I walked up was approached by 4 homeless people -employees were nice but I could tell didn’t want to be there and were not overly helpful. -a lot of wasted space especially in the lobby where they have these like… Read more »

    Bnon
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    Reply to  Earl Skakel
    7 months ago

    …Okay so they totally waste space. But I don’t get the weird jab justifying gym prices in this city. If they can get 1500 members that’s 150000 a month. Everyone in this town has stockholm syndrome when it comes to gym prices. Gyms should all be under 100.

    LGBT+ streaming service
    LGBT+ streaming service
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    9 months ago

    When it closes, Planet Fitness should move in lol. You don’t need to pay $250 to have a perfect body.

    Weho artist
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    9 months ago

    It’s only half that amount for John Reed. They have 2 packed locations in other LA areas.

    Why do you think it will close? Crunch and Equinox are filled to the brim with people almost all day long. They charge $80-$250 for memberships

    angry gay pope
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    9 months ago

    Bring back the West Hwd Athletic Club!! Oops too late. You could cruise the showers, you could work out shirtless (health code violation), you could read the escort section of frontiers at the pool and identify the headless hookers in it by the tattoos and nipple shapes of the pool dwellers! Crazy cop Mitch Grobeson unexpectedly plowed me with his massive dong in the locker room one night. Crikey!

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    Weho artist
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    9 months ago

    I checked out the Santa Monica location and it’s pretty incredible.

    All the detractors are probably older people who don’t understand the demand for a nice new clean gym.

    You should see how packed Crunch and Equinox are in West Hollywood…

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    C'mon Sense
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    9 months ago

    Ageism much?

    Toms
    Toms
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    9 months ago

    if he don’t pull people from other gyms it’s a loss residents need rent and party supplies. A gym is a gym it’s up to you booo not the gym

    Rodrigo
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    9 months ago

    What’s the over/under on when this venture will tank?

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Rodrigo
    9 months ago

    Their other locations are packed and thriving.

    first time listener, long time caller
    first time listener, long time caller
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    9 months ago

    This will be a real nice 24hr fitness location after john reed fails…

    Kiss it
    Kiss it
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    You got that right! These queens will pay for liquor n drugs not $250 to cruise in a gym!

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Kiss it
    9 months ago

    Your rumor about $250 is BS. They aren’t even close to charging that amount.

    This location could be more than their others because of the pool, but I doubt it will be more than $150 (a fair price for a modern gym in 2023)

    Kiss it
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    9 months ago
    1. The gym memberships were to be $135 a month.
    2. I heard from a friend that works there they want to raise it to $250 a month to be competitive with equinox
    3. 3. raising the price of the memberships is Not going to fly!
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