Meridian Fitness & Wellness Acquires Can Do Fitness


Meridian Fitness & Wellness, Linwood, New Jersey, announced the acquisition of Can Do Fitness in Edgewater, New Jersey, this week.

Tilton Fitness Management, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, the managing partner of Meridian Fitness & Wellness, took over Can Do Fitness club operations on Tuesday.

Meridian Fitness & Wellness President and CEO Sam Young said the facility will take on a greater role in the community.

"At Meridian Fitness & Wellness, it is our mission to improve the health of our communities through fitness and wellness. We are excited to expand into North Jersey and be a part of the Edgewater community," Young said in a statement.

Can Do Fitness is the eighth fitness center to be a part of the Meridian Fitness & Wellness brand and the second addition of 2015. The first opened in Brick, New Jersey, in July.

Can Do Fitness is a 34,000-square-foot facility with a view of the Manhattan skyline. The facility has a variety of amenities and programming, strength training and cardio equipment. The club has more than 40 exercise classes each week, personal and small group training, a private Pilates studio, indoor cycling room and boxing studio.

Meridian Health is a non-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers.

In April, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to merge.  In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network also signed a definitive agreement to merge. 

Tilton Fitness Management develops, owns and operates commercial, corporate and hospital-affiliated health and fitness clubs. Tilton Fitness Management currently provides club leadership to more than 26,000 members.

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