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Nautilus Sport and Fitness acquires Ultimate Family Fitness Center in Sherman

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SHERMAN -- A Texoma-based business is expanding.

For customers, checking into ultimate family fitness isn't any different. Infact, the only way you'd know the business has changed hands is from the signabove the front door.

"I didn't even notice it," said gym member James Carson."I was just trying to get my workout in and go home."

On Monday, Nautilus Sport and Fitness Centers announced theacquisition of Ultimate Family Fitness on the southeast corner of US Highways75 and 82 in Sherman.

"Basically you've had two fitness centers duking it out in Sherman,"said co-owner Shawn Teamann.

From now on, Ultimate customers will have access to 11 Nautiluslocations in the area, including four others in Sherman.

For Nautilus members, the move means access to the 37,000 square foot facility.Teamann says the acquisition was finalized on March 4 but that the deal has beenin the works for the past two and a half years.

"It's just finally now come together," Teamann said.

Owners said they're still working out the details, but that theyare looking to consolidate certain locations.

"Obviously we don't need five locations in Sherman,"co--owner Teresa Hall said.

Plans to consolidate include shutting down Nautilus on Texoma Parkway.

"We'll be consolidating our members from our Parkway locationwhich we opened in 1991," Hall said. "We will be consolidating ourlocations into our West locations and our new, it'll be Nautilus FamilyFitness."

Owners said the Nautilus Lady location, also on Texoma Parkway, willbe relocated next door to Nautilus West on FM1417. Despite the consolidation, Teamannsaid he doesn't expect to have to cut any employees.

"There's going to be a certain level of membership now and sowe're going to need a lot of staff," Teamann said.

Customers say they're proud the Texoma-based business is taking astep up as long it doesn't weigh down their wallet.

"If they merge, that's cool with me as long as they keep therates the same," said Carson.

Owners say they do plan on keeping prices aboutthe same.

UltimateFamily Fitness owners are staying on as minority partners.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 7:53 AM CST

You heard it first on Good Morning Texoma! Nautilus Sport and Fitness Acquires Ultimate Family Fitness Center in Sherman. Teresa Hall explains what it means for members.

Nautilus Sport and Fitness Centers is proud to announce that it has finalized the acquisition of Ultimate Family Fitness (UFF) in Sherman. UFF will be operating as Nautilus Family Fitness effective Monday, March 17, 2014.  Nautilus has over 25 years experience doing business in the North Texas area.
Jim Hall, president of Nautilus in Sherman, noted, "We are extremely excited to service the members of UFF and provide an awesome new facility for our current customers."  The newly acquired Nautilus Family Fitness, located at 2719 Hwy 75 next to Gander Mountain, is a state of the art 37,000 square foot facility that offers basketball, childcare, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, 65 cardio machines, Lifefitness strength machines, free weights, nutritional programs, and personal fitness trainers.  
"Having a mega sports and fitness club has been a twenty-year goal for my wife Teresa and me," says Hall. "Acquiring UFF confirms that we are passionate about health and fitness in our community and serious, about providing the very best facilities, services, and programming for our members. We will continue to offer affordable pricing so everyone will have the opportunity live happy, healthy lives."
For more information, call (903) 893-7867 or check the website: www.texomafit.com