Locally founded company, Catalyst Fitness, expands yet again by the acquisition of Summit City Fitness

Catalyst Fitness was founded in 2006 by local fitness professional, Jason Minich, and has grown to be the company that many Fort Wayne area residents have come to rely upon to help them change their lives for the better. Catalyst Fitness started as a personal training company and over the years has expanded to include workplace wellness programming as well as two full-scale fitness centers in Fort Wayne.

At the end of December, Catalyst Fitness purchased the assets of Summit City Fitness on Trier Road giving them their 3rd local facility. Summit City Fitness was first opened in 1978 as a racquetball club and has added gym memberships, fitness + aerobics classes, a whirlpool, saunas, and much more. At over 25,000 square feet, this is the largest expansion of Catalyst Fitness to date and effectively makes them the only locally founded and 100% locally owned gym chain in the Fort Wayne area. Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018, Jason Minich has big plans for the Summit City Fitness location.

When asked about his plans, Minich stated, “Being a truly home-grown Fort Wayne business, our intent is the same as it has been since I started Catalyst Fitness nearly 12 years ago… to take care of and serve our community to the best of our abilities. We plan to honor the past and the tradition that Summit City Fitness has built as well as tip our hats to the future as we put our personal touch on this wonderful facility. I pride myself on having extremely clean facilities where you can get great workouts, focus on yourself, and enjoy friendly, impeccable service. I can’t wait to make this new addition to our family something special!”

All of the members of Summit City Fitness have been grandfathered in at their pre-existing membership prices and perks. Minich has already started having some of the equipment refurbished and has made the child watch services free for members.

Summit City Fitness (Catalyst Fitness Northeast) is located at 5928 Trier Road. Catalyst Fitness Downtown is located at 203 E Berry Street in the Anthony Wayne Building. Catalyst Fitness Southwest is located at 2488 Getz Road near Time Corners.


POSTED: 01/14/18 at 6:41 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News