North Coast Journal Ad from 1992
The dream was to get the world fit by making exercise FUN.
It all started in 1992 when HealthSPORT Arcata was born as an expansion from Valley West Fitness Center. We knew we needed to work with the community in order to accomplish our mission of healthy people enjoying their lives.
Thanks to the engagement and support of the community we have grown from one club in Arcata, to Fortuna, Mckinleyville and two clubs in Eureka. We are continue to improve our facilities through remodeling, upgrading our equipment, and educating our instructors with industry leading trends to keep exercise fun!
One of our employees, Doug Hartley, who has worked here since the Valley West days reminisced, “I remember when I was going to school at Humboldt State, and I believe that plaque is still up in the Forbes complex, and it says ‘without your health, what do you have?’” We can all attest to the truth of this statement. HealthSPORT wants to provide every person in Humboldt the opportunity to improve their health and quality of life. It’s a place where they can take care of themselves and take care of each other. We want to thank our members for being our inspiration over the past 25 years and allowing us to continue to grow and thrive in this ever-changing industry.