Body Xchange is a leading company specializing in design, development, and operations of high quality Health Clubs.The variety of clubs, amenities, and services truly make us “A gym for every lifestyle”!

Founded: 2003, Bakersfield, CA

Areas Served: Bakersfield
Employees: 250

Management Team

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 27 years working his way up through companies such as 24 Hour Fitness, Family Fitness Centers and 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 has 4 boys ages 10-32 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 24 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 was a Kinesiology major. Rick has been instrumental in the growth and expansions efforts of Body Xchange since 2003. Rick 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 9 years and has been instrumental in all aspects of our growth in a short period of time.