While working out at a local health club Olaf Ross met Dr. Richard Henry, a dentist in Ponchatoula, LA, which was the start of a partnership and friendship that brought what is know today as North Cypress Fitness to Hammond.
In 1995 the decision was made to start planning a health club for Hammond, but location after location failed to bring the project to fruition. Then in 2001, the first club finally opened by the name of North Cypress Fitness Studio, in historic Downtown Hammond.
The award-winning facility steadily grew to the point of needing to expand and that is where the new North Cypress Fitness Center came into existence in 2008. In 2011 Dion Grossnickle partnered with Olaf and Dr. Henry with the ambition to grow North Cypress Fitness to not just the largest fitness center in the Parish but to grow the club into one of the largest fitness centers in the region. Just 2 years later, the club was ready to expand once again.
North Cypress has recently completed a $3 million expansion that has more than doubled the size of their current facility. This addition features one of the largest group exercise studios in the state, a member lounge, an indoor basketball/volleyball court, and an expanded free weight room and resistance training area. The expansion also includes a new cinema style spin studio with over 70 bikes, family showers, a water park, new tennis courts, an event and party room, and so much more!
North Cypress’s mission is to never stay still….constant growth and change is the key to keeping members happy! Constant growth and change is the key to members seeing results.