Gym operator LA Fitness International has agreed to expand its headquarters with a 10-year lease at the Michelson office building in Irvine.
The fitness company will expand its offices about 30% with a move into 91,000 square feet at the Michelson, landlord Emmes Realty Services of California said.
LA Fitness was founded in 1984 and has grown to be one of the country’s largest fitness club chains. In December, the company took over 171 Bally Total Fitness locations in 16 states, including about 40 in Southern California, marking one of the biggest deals by a gym chain in recent years.
With the $153-million purchase, LA Fitness had more than 500 locations nationwide. In 2010, LA Fitness generated around $1 billion in revenue, according to estimates by Club Industry.