We are thrilled to announce Will Pickering as General Manager for VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa in San Jose, California. Will, a third generation Californian, is excited to bring his passion for wellness and helping members meet their goals at VillaSport. He has developed and honed his business and customer service skills in the health and fitness market for the past eleven years. Learn more about Will in the press release below and sign up for our VIP email list to get access to exclusive offers and events!



VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa in San Jose Welcomes Will Pickering as General Manager

SAN JOSE, November 11, 2016 – VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa, the Bay Area’s resort-style fitness club developer, today announced the selection of Will Pickering as its new general manager for VillaSport San Jose, which is currently under construction. Pickering will be responsible for opening the family-focused fitness club in the Berryessa district of San Jose summer 2017. His responsibilities include all facets of operation such as membership, fitness, aquatics, group exercise, social programming, food and beverage, kids club, day spa and more.

Pickering joins VillaSport with more than a decade of fitness industry experience, most recently as general manager and district sales captain of 24 Hour Fitness in San Ramon. He ran district memberships for 15 clubs while maintaining service expectations, generating revenue, facilitating training and serving as ambassador for the company’s vision board.

“I’m excited to join the VillaSport family and help lead the opening efforts of the San Jose club,” said Will Pickering. “My goal is to empower employees to help create memorable experiences for members while inspiring them to live healthier lives.”

The 130,000 square foot VillaSport San Jose club will offer indoor and outdoor amenities, including lap and recreation swimming pools, cardio center, strength equipment, NBA hardwood court, and a range of art, dance and fitness activities for kids. A full day spa will offer massages, facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures.

VillaSport has created a unique formula of programming and pampering that includes more than 180 complimentary scheduled group exercise classes per week for kids and adults – more than any other club – plus luxurious spa services. The club’s VillaKids offering features more than 14,000 square feet of activity space, including a three-story climbing gym, and provides ever-changing activities based on rotating themes for kids 6 weeks to 12 years.

Based in San Rafael, California, VillaSport has initiated a major expansion effort throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento region. Following the San Jose facility will be four more VillaSport complexes in Redwood City, Mountain View and the Sacramento/Roseville area.

“As VillaSport continues to grow throughout the Bay Area, we are thrilled to welcome someone with Will’s credentials in managing fitness facilities,” said Joseph Syufy, VillaSport CEO. “We’ve always been committed to providing unparalleled experiences and services to our members, and Will will help us continue that in San Jose.”


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