Genesis Health Clubs, a health club company based in Wichita, Kan., has acquired four Aspen Athletic Clubs locations in Greater Des Moines, with plans to begin major remodeling of the clubs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

The acquisition of Aspen’s Merle Hay, Hickman Road, Southeast 14th and West Glen locations brings the total count of Genesis Health Clubs locations to 50 in six states. In the coming months, Genesis will announce specific plans on a multimillion-dollar remodeling project for the clubs, as well as a brand-new location in Greater Des Moines to be announced. 

The four acquired clubs will receive additional strength and cardio equipment, new amenities, renovated luxury locker rooms and the latest innovations in health club design, the company said in a news release. The renovations will also include a modernization of the tennis facilities at the Hickman club. 

“We’ve been looking at Des Moines for a while,” said Rodney Steven II, president and owner of Genesis. “It’s such a natural fit for us, being in the Midwest and similar in size to our home base in Wichita. These clubs are wonderful, but we can’t wait to bring transform them into true Genesis locations and show Des Moines a new standard in fitness.”

The clubs will continue to be managed by former Aspen Athletic co-owner Luke Aduddell, said Jake McCabe, Genesis’ vice president of marketing. 

The two remaining Aspen locations, in Ankeny and on Fleur Drive in Des Moines, recently changed hands and will continue operating under the Aspen brand, McCabe said.