The Grande Ronde Fitness Club
The fitness club, now known as the Grande Ronde Fitness Club, has been around for over 25 years. In the summer of 1979 Western Bank was transformed into a fitness club. Locker rooms, the pool area and six racquetball courts were added when the bank turned into the Tri-Mountain Athletic Club. The clubs name eventually changed to Varsity Athletic club. In 1986 the old mill creek near by overflowed and flooded racquetball courts number 5 and 6. At this time these two courts were converted into a weight room where the weight room is currently located today. On July 1st Wayne and Ernie Simonis, current owners, bought the Varsity Athletic Club and change the name to the Grande Ronde Athletic Club. The goal of the Simonis' has been and continues to be to make fitness fun. The Grande Ronde Athletic club has since changed names to what we now know it by, the Grande Ronde Fitness Club.
At the Grande Ronde fitness Club it is our desire to help you reach your fitness goals and get on the track to a healthier lifestyle. We offer a wide range of weight training and cardio equipment and range of programs and services to make your fitness goals a reality. Our purpose is to provide members with a clean, safe and fun environment for the whole family. We are more than just a place to work out. GRFC is place where friends, family and community can come together and enjoy one another company while living a healthier more active lifestyle.