Cypress Fitness • 24/7
Big things are happening in fitness in Tangipahoa Parish. North Cypress Fitness has just completed its 3 million dollar expansion in Hammond-but they’re not done yet. North Cypress has opened two new 24/7 facilities, one in North Hammond and one in the heart of Ponchatoula. The Cypress Fitness 24/7 clubs are not what we have become accustomed to in 24-hour facilities. Instead, North Cypress is offering the same type of full service and amenities that you would find in it’s 75,000 ft main location. It’s part of what they are doing differently for the local community and why they are staying at the forefront of fitness in the area.
Full line of Technogym • Group Exercise • Childcare
The recently renovated main location, at 1606 South Magnolia Street in Hammond, increased the square footage indoors from 35,000 to 75,000 square feet offering 5 group exercise studios, a CrossFit box, 6 acres of outdoor space, and a full renovation to the lido deck by the pool.
The 3 million dollar expansion includes cinema style indoor cycle studio housing 70 Italian Technogym bikes and a state-of-the-art interactive sound and light system.
There is also a rowing studio with Concept2 rowing machines, one of the largest group exercise studios in the state at 5,000 square feet accomodating up to 90 members with the same sound & light system as the indoor cycle studio, and a mind body studio equipped with Jade Yoga mats, blocks and straps, and pilates rings and balls.
A group exercise lounge area has been added outside of the main studio, an ideal place to socialize, meet new fitness friends, and exchange tips with fellow members before or after class.
The childcare has been renovated with durable and safe rubber flooring, a rock climbing wall, and gaming systems for older children.
Family showers have been added making it easier for the family to enjoy the day at the club. Outdoor space has been increased by 80,000 square feet: poolside has received a major facelift with a 3,000 square foot water park complete with a splash pad and pool, spray jets, tumble buckets, water tunnels, and more fun. The new poolside party and event complex is the perfect place to throw a birthday party with 180 degree view of the pool.
There are new tennis courts as well as a tennis pro shop where members can purchase tennis gear or have their racquets serviced. In addition, the popular UP program has been added which incorporates effective training programs such as Cross Fit, the popular Navy Seal-created TRX Suspension and Rip Training, GRIT Plyo/Strength/Cardio, Ropefit, Synergy 360, and more to break out of your fitness rut. This new program has helped to encourage members that might not have tried intimidating programs like CrossFit by making the environment they train in encouraging but still challenging. “We wanted to make these programs more approachable to our members, to help them in their fitness journey towards their individual goals. Providing a safe place to train with passionate, certified instructors that help members to push barriers and feel that incredible sense of accomplishment, doing things they would have never tried on their own has been amazing to watch.”, says General Manager & Business Partner Dion Grossnickle.
Construction on the second location of North Cypress was recently finished in Ponchatoula at 530 West Pine. This new location will serve as one of two Cypress Fitness 24/7 facilities. Members will enjoy the same state of the art facility and equipment as at its main location. A group fitness studio with class formats such as Les Mills Body Pump, Yoga, Zumba, and group cardio are offered on schedule as well as personal and group training services with their professional and supportive staff of trainers. Childcare will also be offered to make it even more convenient for busy families. Expanding to Ponchatoula honors North Cypress Fitness’ commitment to be that gym that is always “right around the corner”. The owners at North Cypress know that the more accessible the location is for members the easier it is to stick to healthy, fit lifestyles for families. “We are excited to add a location to the Ponchatoula area and to join the locally owned businesses of this community.”, says Heather Gonzales, Membership Services Director.
At the former Lifestyles Fitness in North Hammond, 2108 West Thomas Street, renovation has taken place to put the mark of North Cypress Fitness on it’s third location. The club is being expanded to 8,100 square feet and will have a Group Exercise and Indoor Cycle studio. $80,000 worth of new, top of the line cardio equipment will arrive in 2015. Childcare has been added to make working out that much easier for members with families. All three facilities stay staffed through-out the majority of the day (unlike most 24/7 facilities) with managers, trainers, fitness instructors, and front desk employees giving it more of the feel of a full service facility at every location.
This is exactly the intention behind the owners’ acquisition & expansions. “We wanted to reach that part of the market that needs a good value in their gym without cutting out the amenities, customer service, and quality of their visits at North Cypress that our members have grown accustomed to.These 24/7 facilities make it affordable for everyone to be a member of the North Cypress Fitness Family.”, says Will Fussell, Director of Operations for Cypress Fitness 24/7. “We’re looking forward to adding even more to the experience for original Lifestyles Fitness members and to add more members to our fitness family at the new Hammond and Pontchatoula facilities.” Members of Cypress Fitness 24/7 facilities will be able to visit both locations in Pontchatoula and Hammond as part of their membership.
With expansions at all three clubs, North Cypress Fitness’ goal to “Change Lives” is even more of a reality for residents of Hammond and Ponchatoula with 3 locations, over 200 group fitness classes weekly, and future plans for its members in the coming year, this may be Tangipahoa Parish’s healthiest year yet.
“Our mission is to not only meet the expectations of our members and future members. Our #1 goal is to exceed those expectations” North Cypress Fitness/Cypress Fitness 24/7 partners: Olaf Ross, Richard Henry, & Dion Grossnickle
North Cypress Fitness: (985) 542-3121
1606 S Magnolia St Hammond, LA 70403
Cypress Fitness 24/7: (985) 467-1445
530 West Pine Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
North Cypress Fitness (W. Thomas St) (985) 902-1660
2108 W. Thomas St., Hammond, LA 70401