Eastlake Athletic Club is owned and operated by Justin Evers, Jason Evers and Gopi Ganta. Justin and Jason, who grew up in the area, had always dreamed of owning an athletic center. In 2000, after moving home from Las Vegas as tennis professionals, they decided to make this dream a reality and purchased a tennis club in Elkhart, officially launching Eastlake Athletic Club.
Three years later, they purchased the Goshen YMCA and converted it into their second club which was named Eastlake Athletic Club Goshen. These two 50,000 sq. ft. facilities provided an opportunity for people of all ages to engage in a variety of fitness and sports programs.
In 2012, due to overwhelming growth, Eastlake Athletic Club opened 24-hour fitness centers in Elkhart (CR17) and Middlebury. Then, in 2014, they opened locations in Elkhart (Northpointe) and Syracuse. Eastlake continued expanding by partnering with Nappanee Health and Fitness, converting this facility into Eastlake 24 Nappanee. And In 2015, Eastlake purchased Anytime Fitness Granger, which became Eastlake 24 Granger.
Ares Fitness Center in Goshen became Eastlake Ares in 2018. Later that year Eastlake 24 Kendallville opened. With membership continuing to grow, Eastlake conducted a buyout of the Fitstop Corporation in 2018, adding four new locations to the Eastlake network. By December, Eastlake owned Warsaw Tennis Fitness Club as well.
Today, Eastlake Athletic Club is the largest family-owned network of fitness centers in the region, offering its members access to 18 state-of-the-art locations with one membership!