BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LA Fitness, a business based in California, is taking over the Bally's Fitness location at Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge.
An LA Fitness manager said by phone Friday they are just "waiting on a few permits" and hope to open this weekend.
Bally's closed the facility last month saying they were unable to negotiate a new lease agreement with the owners of the property. Bally's members were issued refund checks for the remaining portion of their prepaid memberships.
LA Fitness does not currently have any other locations open in Louisiana but is building a facility on Siegen Lane.
According to the company's website, LA Fitness was created in Southern California in 1984.