Body Xchange - Where EveryBODY Trains

Body Xchange is locally owned and is deeply rooted in the Bakersfield community for over 20 years.

We focus on providing a high-end training facility for our members at an affordable price. We strive to provide the best customer experience and help our members reach their goals. We boast the largest free weight rooms in Bakersfield. Have tons of cardio, various specialized equipment and machines, beautiful spacious facilities, and a welcoming attentive staff to help you reach your goals.

We Value Your
Health & Wellness

We care about our members and want them to lead a happier healthier life. We do our best to support our members throughout their fitness journey so they can get the results they desire. We make it easy to join and help our members start down the path of progress. Body Xchange wants to help you live your most fit life.

What Our Members Say

Our Dedicated Team

Rick Denis Body Xchange

Rick Dennis


Rick holds the key role of overseeing the comprehensive management, operational facets, and sales productivity across all Body Xchange locations. With a career spanning 32 years in the fitness industry, Rick has garnered extensive experience through senior management positions at notable companies like Family Fitness Centers, 24Hour Fitness, and The Rush Fitness Complex prior to his involvement in the inception of Body Xchange. Rick has held national certifications as a personal trainer accredited by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His academic background includes studies in Kinesiology.

Rick is an avid enthusiast of various physical activities. He finds joy in exercise, weightlifting, running, hiking, kayaking, and is known for his passion for golf, considering himself an avid golfer. Since 2003, Rick has played a pivotal role in driving the growth and expansion initiatives of Body Xchange. Rick is a devoted husband to his wife Angie, a dedicated father of his two children and two stepsons and proudly calls Bakersfield his home.

George Posadas

George Posadas

Vice President

George Posadas is not just a leader in the fitness industry but a testament to the power of dedication and holistic well-being. Born in the Bay Area and raised in Earlimart, California, George's journey is one marked by growth, empathy, and humility. His upbringing played a significant role in shaping his values and approach to life. It instilled in him the importance of being a lifelong learner and the desire to add value to those around him. George's empathy and humility, rooted in his early years, have been key in his ability to connect with and inspire both his team and the wider community.

George has been a pivotal force in helping drive the success of Body Xchange. Beginning his career as an entry-level Fitness Counselor, George quickly showcased his exceptional capabilities. His path saw him rise through the ranks, first being promoted to General Manager, then to District Manager, before ultimately assuming his current role as Vice President. George's path to Vice President is a story of relentless hard work and leadership.

As a servant leader and a visionary, George Posadas continues to influence the fitness industry positively. His leadership style emphasizes a holistic approach to fitness encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. His philosophy is built around these four pillars. His commitment to personal growth and his focus on being a value add to others highlight his dedication to not just leading a successful fitness center, but also to fostering a culture of comprehensive wellness that resonates deeply with everyone he encounters.

Lori Ovanessian Body Xchange

Lori Ovanessian

 VP of Operations

Loris responsibilities include the corporate oversight of Operations and Human Resources for all Body Xchange locations. She serves as a strategic business partner, focused on employee relations and member satisfaction. Prior to opening Body Xchange in 2003, her previous management experience was with companies such as Family Fitness Centers, 24Hour Fitness and the Rush Fitness Complex. Having been in the industry for 31 years, her comprehensive background in fitness management has made Lori an exceptionally strong resource when it comes to project management, HR relations, member loyalty and club design within the industry. When Lori isn’t at the gym, she can be found cheering her son on at the baseball field, riding her horse, or practicing photography.