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What does it mean to support a local health club?

With upwards of 50+ fitness facilities in Fort Collins, what sets Raintree Athletic Club apart from the rest? This full-service local health club has been locally owned and operated from conception. Owners Dave Veldman and Martin Johns partnered together in 2009 to purchase what was the Fort Collins Pulse and renovated the facility to become what is now Raintree Athletic Club.


This full-service health club boasts almost 30,000 square feet of everything fitness.  The facility includes large weight and cardio floors, an indoor track, two group fitness studios, a cycling studio, a yoga studio, indoor pool, indoor basketball court, massage therapy and other wellness treatment rooms, personal trainers, full café and bar area, childcare and more!


What truly makes Raintree unique is its stellar team and the environment that the team has created.


“The COMMUNITY is what keeps me coming back,” said Anastacia, a Raintree member. “The employees are helpful, my fellow gym rats are friendly, and I make a new acquaintance in a class or in the locker room every single time I go!”


The front desk team is trained to get to know the members who attend the gym during their shift, the instructors provide individualized cues during class, the attention to detail is seen through the cleanliness of the club, and there is an indescribable feeling that Raintree is a judgement free zone.  Every person, no matter their size or shape, is met with a welcoming attitude and encouraging word.


In addition to their outstanding customer service, Raintree Athletic Club’s purpose to inspire growth and impact lives is seen in the Fort Collins community. They host a yearly winter gear donation drive to help the homeless community and support both the Salvation Army and Serve 5.0’s giving trees during the holiday season. In addition, Raintree partners with The Health District of Northern Colorado to provide free cholesterol screenings, and they host an annual golf tournament to raise funds for a different nonprofit each year, just to name a few of the ways Raintree gives back.


For a lot of individuals, the decision to join a gym can be very daunting. Raintree aims to take away the stigma associated with just starting on your fitness journey. By providing an atmosphere where everyone feels accepted, motivated and capable, they are proving that health and wellness is achievable for everybody.

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