Belmont Athletic Club | John Doyle

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About the Business:

Established in 1980 by John and Jan Doyle. The Belmont Athletic Club is a full service fitness facility. Located in the heart of The Belmont Shore area of Long Beach, and walking distance from shopping, restaurants, and the beach.

The Belmont is a true "community" club. The building was remodeled from a classic 1927 theater of the same name, into a multilevel, open beam, 25,000 square foot health club. The club is a friendly and unique exercise and social experience. The mission of The Belmont Athletic Club is to ensure that our members attain their fitness goals while having fun.

The Belmont Athletic Club has a wide range of fitness equipment, programs, and services available to help meet your fitness needs. A few of the features include racquetball, weight equipment and free weights, Cardio Theater, Childcare, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, personal training and so much more. But we believe that The Belmont’s best asset is its professional and helpful staff that is eager to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

About the Owner: 

The Belmont Athletic Club would not exist today if it weren't for the vision of its founders John and Jan Doyle. It's their enthusiasm and compassion that have built this Long Beach health club into the benchmark it has become.

In 1978 they entered into negotiations to lease the old Belmont Theater on 2nd Street. After 11 months of negotiations they were finally awarded the lease and began construction. The Belmont Athletic Club opened its doors in 1980 and has been on the cutting edge of the health club industry ever since.

By the time they became tenants, most of the building's historic interior had been damaged; therefore, it is not considered a historic building. Nonetheless, many of the Art Deco architectural elements are still visible on the building's exterior today.

In 2012 the Doyles decided it was time to retire and sold the Belmont Athletic Club to its employees. An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was formed and today a group of employees lead by the management team that John and Jan relied on for so many years owns and operates the club. 

Services:

  • Health Club
  • Weight Lifting
  • Group Exercise
  • Cardio Theater
  • Racquetball

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