Palm Springs Fitness Center opened in November 2006. We are truly a locally owned small business and family operated club. To date, we have signed up over 21,000 members. Thousands of tourists choose our facility for their short-term visits and we have imprinted our name to be the club of choice for our locals. Since we are located in the center of Palm Springs, we truly pride ourselves on being part of the heart of Palm Springs. We also pride ourselves on being the health club of choice for the diverse patrons of Palm Springs.
You can say that Founder and Owner Carlos Ariss was born to be in the fitness industry. He began working out in his garage at the age of 14 and has devoted himself to the health and fitness world since. He began bodybuilding at 18 years old and has since gone on to win many bodybuilding competitions, his latest being in 2010, winning the Mr. California over 50 competition and in 2013 the Palm Springs Classic. In addition to his bodybuilding achievements, Carlos started his career in fitness as a personal trainer but quickly learned sales and became very successful as director of sales in many of the nationwide franchises and chains…from Gold’s Gym, World Gym, and 24 Hour Fitness.
After working over 20 years for other people, he had a dream to open his own health club and in 2006 he made that dream a reality with his wife Duyen. Duyen was also very young when she started her fitness career. At 18, she began working as a front desk agent at a Gold’s Gym. She quickly certified herself as an aerobic instructor, spin instructor, and personal trainer. After a few years, she also went into sales and learned the “back end” of the business.