Kennedy Club Fitness turns 38 this October and is celebrating with free locals guest days and an anniversary party. Owners Kevin and Barb Kennedy started what was then known as Kennedy Nautilus in Atascadero in 1981. Over the years three other locations followed: San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles, in that order. Today Kennedy Club Fitness has 16,000 active members and over 50,000 alumni members.

Kevin Kennedy credits Cal Poly for being the impetus for growing Kennedy Club Fitness into the only multi-location health club facility in
San Luis Obispo County. 

“My senior project at Cal Poly was a feasibility study of whether our area could support a health club with multiple locations,” says Kevin Kennedy. “Who would have ever dreamed we’d grow to four club locations and continue serving the needs of SLO County, thirty-eight years later? I am humbled by the loyalty of our members and being part of changed lives.”

Says Barb Kennedy, “Our members through the years have become family to us and we are privileged to come to the clubs every day and see first-hand the difference fitness makes in all our lives.”


During October, all four Kennedy Club Fitness locations are offering anniversary events and specials along with free local guest days for non-members. A celebration anniversary party is offered at all four club locations on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Contact the neighborhood club nearest you for more information or go to