Albany Athletic Club to become SamFit in 2014

Sep 9,2013
Albany Athletic Club has reached an agreement to transition ownership to Samaritan Health Services. Samaritan will immediately begin work to transform the club into a state-of-the-art, 24-hour, seven-day-a-week facility, which is expected to be completed by early 2014. Until then, standard operations, including hours of access, membership dues, classes and all other services will remain the same.

"We are excited to work directly with current management to make this transition as smooth as possible with the best  interest of the current members in mind,” said Joshua Gustafson, operations manager for Health and Wellness at Samaritan. “We value what Albany Athletic Club has accomplished over the past 30 years and our objective is to continue along that same path while adding new programs and facility upgrades to improve the offerings available to current members and the Albany community.”

Upgrades will include building renovations, new exercise equipment, and a variety of new health and wellness services that will provide a modern environment to help members reach their health and fitness goals.

“Samaritan Health Services is committed to providing exceptional services to this community, which includes preventive health, fitness and wellness services at a nominal rate,” said David Triebes, chief executive officer for Samaritan Albany General Hospital. “SamFit’s mission is to provide self-empowerment to Samaritan employees and community members so that they can make lifestyle changes to improve their overall health.”

Albany Athletic Club is located at 380 NW Hickory Avenue in Albany and can be reached by phone at 541-926-2264. For more information about SamFit, visit