The Wellington Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Youfit Health Clubs located at 13865 Wellington Trace in Wellington.
Monti McGill is the general manager of the gym. His goal is to ensure people who come to the gym have an excellent work-out in a clean, non-intimidating environment.
McGill was born and raised in New Orleans. He moved to Florida as a teenager and graduated from Fort Pierce High School. Afterward he returned to New Orleans, where he attended Louisiana State University, earning a degree in business management in 2006. After working for another health club, he joined Youfit last May.
Youfit Health Clubs is based out of Coconut Creek. The company began operations 14 years ago and today has 54 locations nationwide.
When describing the gym, McGill said that the owner of the corporation has a strict policy of cleanliness at all of the locations and excellent customer service.
“Every gym has basically the same equipment,” he said. “We all have the treadmills and the weights, but when it comes to the customer service and cleanliness, you’ll never find a gym cleaner than Youfit. I don’t want a gym where you walk in and it smells like a gym.”
McGill said that memberships start at $10 a month. “We also have experienced trainers who are from Custom Built, which is a great personal training program,” he said. “Just like our memberships are inexpensive, our trainers are as well.”
A popular program at Youfit Health Clubs is Silver Sneakers, which is a program that provides free membership to people over 60 years of age. This program is provided by Humana Health Care and Healthways, a private company that coordinates the gym memberships with the insurance company. McGill said more and more people are signing up every day and appear to enjoy getting out of the house and exercising.
In the community, Youfit Health Clubs supports different events to raise money for good causes. They do a lot of walking for different events to help raise money for research.
“Everyone needs to be healthy, so I want everyone to join a gym,” McGill said. “But when it comes to Youfit, it’s the cleanliness and the customer service that matters the most.”
For more information about Youfit Health Clubs, call (561) 839-1925 or e-mail wellington@youfithealth clubs.com. For more info., visit www.youfithealthclubs.com.
For more information about businesses in the Wellington area, call (561) 792-6525 or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com.
Above: General Manager Monti McGill joins Youfit staffers and Wellington Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for the ribbon cutting.