MVP Athletic Clubs Business of the Week!


Community Minded; Fitness Focused. MVP Athletic Clubs Bring Healthy Community to The Villages

MVP Athletic Clubs located in Spanish Springs and Brownwood are not your average gym. Part of the MVP Sports Clubs brand with 41,000 members in The Villages, Orlando, and West Michigan these clubs help members “Get Fit and Have Fun” through state-of-the-art classes, programming, equipment and customer service. MVP Villages clubs offer more than 1,000 fitness classes monthly included in membership.

Each year, MVP supports the community by donating more than $380,000 through events, sponsorships and donations, and through special projects such as Fit Thursdays with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter’s Lady Lake Branch.

Every week, volunteer team members from MVP Spanish Springs teach kids the importance of regular exercise. The MVP team works with kids, leading class and serving as group fitness mentors. The child who demonstrates the greatest work ethic, or who has worked the hardest in that week’s class receives a free t-shirt.

“Kids are busy these days and many don’t have the opportunity to experience group fitness classes, and that’s where we come in,” said Leah Ginn, director of MVP Spanish Springs. “Even though we live in an adult-only community, MVP believes its crucial for children to learn early on that fitness is important and every person’s responsibility.”

Tonya Porter, club director of the Lady Lake Boys & Girls Clubs Branch said one of the most important lessons these children learn is the importance of taking care of their bodies. “The younger they start, the better off they’ll be when they get older. It teaches them about taking care of their mind, body and spirit, and definitely in the physical aspect of it, so what they do here with MVP really does help them in that way.”

“The kids leave with smiles, so that’s always a plus,” Ginn said. “I think they’re a little surprised at how hard it is, but they’re having fun too.”

MVP Athletic Club memberships for adults 18+ are reciprocal between clubs and also provide a complimentary Game Plan orientation training session, free daily lockers and towel service, spa services, Medfit, and MVP Health Points Activity Rewards Program, encouraging members to earn $ through exercise. For more information go to