Indianapolis-area Cardinal Fitness Closings are Unrelated to Chicagoland-based Charter Fitness. Charter Fitness Offers Jobs to Those Affected.

Nov 03, 2011, 14:21 ET from Charter Fitness

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A report in the November 2, 2011 on-line edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal wrongly connected Chicagoland-based Charter Fitness with the closings of six Indianapolis-area Cardinal Fitness locations.

The article, written by healthcare reporter, J.K. Wall, appeared in the on-line edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal and was also distributed via emails.  Mr. Wall, when contacted by Charter Fitness, admitted that they had made "an editor's error."

"Charter Fitness is a healthy and strong company. In fact, Charter Fitness is adding facilities, and hiring 200 people over the next 12 months. We are NOT affiliated with the Indianapolis-based Cardinal Fitness locations that closed.  However, we encourage those who lost their jobs to apply for work at Charter Fitness," said Dan Collins, Director of Sales.

Job applicants may apply at

Chicagoland-based Charter Fitness Franchising LLC was recently approved to franchise its Charter Fitness Health Club brand nationally. The Company recently converted 38 Cardinal Fitness locations in Chicago, downstate Illinois and Northwest Indiana to the Charter Fitness brand, increasing the number of clubs to 46 in six states. It is now the largest health club business in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area, and expects to hire 200 employees over the next 12 months .

About Charter Fitness Franchising LLC

Based in Orland Park, IL, Charter Fitness Franchising LLC is a health club franchise with 46 locations in six states.  Charter Fitness health clubs offer members a clean, comfortable and convenient workout experience with best-in-class fitness equipment for as low as $10 per month. Charter Fitness strongly believes in community involvement and is a member of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

SOURCE Charter Fitness