Body Xchange is Bakersfields leading company specializing in design, development, and operations of high quality Fitness Spas, Sports Clubs, Fitness Clubs, Express Clubs, and Women’s Only Preferred Gyms. We are truly "A gym for every lifestyle"!
John Ovanessian - President
John directs the executive team in all aspects of operations, management, sales and development. He oversees Body Xchange’s new site selection and is directly responsible for all new club build outs working closely with all BX construction teams. John has been in the fitness industry for 20 years working his way up through companies such as 24 Hour Fitness, Family Fitness Centers and most recently The Rush Fitness Complex where he was a founding partner. His fond memories of Bakersfield while serving as district manager with 24 Hour Fitness led him to come back and start the very first Body Xchange Fitness Spa in 2003. John is married, has 4 boys ages 5-27 and makes Bakersfield his home.
Rick Dennis - Vice President
Rick is responsible for the overall management, operations, and sales production of all Body Xchange locations. Having been in the industry for 19 years, Rick has served in senior management positions with companies such as Family Fitness Centers, 24 Hour Fitness and The Rush Fitness Complex prior to helping start Body Xchange. He is a nationally certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a Kinesiology major. Rick has been instrumental in growing Body Xchange from 1 club to 10 clubs in 9 short years. Rick is married, has 2 children and makes Bakersfield his home.
Lisa Nelson - Director of Operations
Lisa oversees the day to day club operations of all Body Xchange locations which include: front desk, kid care, housekeeping, and employee relations. Prior to working for Body Xchange, Lisa was an Operations Manager for 24 Hour Fitness where she worked for over 14 years. At 24 Hour Fitness she managed a number of different locations in Southern California and played a role in coaching and mentoring upcoming Operation Managers as well as developing department supervisors and club staff. Lisa has been with Body Xchange 5 years and has been instrumental in helping our company transition from 5 clubs to 10 clubs in a short period of time.
Frank Briggs - Director of Fitness
Frank is the team leader of all the Body Xchange personal trainers who take great care of our members. He oversees day to day fitness standards as well as education and development of all new trainers. Franks been in the fitness industry for 15 years and is a true testament to perseverence having worked his way up through many fitness companies from a personal trainers to management. His mission statement "I want to be the reason you succeed" is what he is about as ANY of his clients will tell you. Franks fitness education includes being certified through NASM, IFPA, AFAA to name just a few and specializes in Post Injury Rehab, Injury Prevention Conditioning, and Weight Loss. He loves Hot Rods, Choppers and being outdoors hunting and fishing. Franks is married, has a new baby girl and makes Bakersfield his home.
Jeannette Castro - Corporate Office Manager
Jeannette manages the corporate office staff for Body Xchange which is responsible for bookkeeping, contract processing, member services, and payroll for all Body Xchange locations. Prior to Body Xchange she served as an Operation Manager for 24 Hours Fitness where she worked for 10 years. Jeannette has been with Body Xchange since 2007 and has instrumental and a key person since her arrival.
2003, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, Simi Valley & Moorpark