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FHF celebrates 32 years of business in Macon County

Franklin Health and Fitness has spent the month of September celebrating their 32nd Anniversary.

Opening in 1988, FHF has expanded over the last three decades to be an all-inclusive health and fitness center serving Western North Carolina.

FHF was opened by Dr. Ed Morris his wife Barbara in 1988. A little over 10 years ago Ed’s son Rodney and his wife took over the reins to become the new owners.

“We are excited to be celebrating 32 years,” says Rodney Morris, owner of Franklin/Clayton/Murphy Health and Fitness, LLC. “It is a privilege to be in such a beautiful area with such strong local business support. Now more than ever. At FHF, we are dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of all Macon County citizens. Our core purpose is to change people’s lives for the better, and we are committed to serving our Members for years to come. Our mission is to provide excellence in facilities, programs, and services, ensuring #ResultsForEveryone.”

Franklin Health & Fitness currently boasts a diverse membership base averaging around 2,000 members, including local and seasonal residents. The company has expanded in the past three years by adding two additional gyms to the brand – Clayton and Murphy Health and Fitness.

In honor of these achievements, FHF has decided to have a socially distanced party online ALL month long! The celebration includes club throwbacks, member highlights, prize giveaways, and enrollment specials now through September 30th.

“If being healthy, both mentally and physically, is important to you right now, there isn’t a better time to join,” says Kathryn Wright, FHF Communications & Social Media Manager. “This month, you can enroll for as little as 32¢! That is an excellent investment for anyone who is committed to better health and quality fitness.”

During the past 32 years, FHF has evolved into one of the premier health and fitness facilities in the region. The 25,000 square foot facility prides itself on providing excellent, personal service with an emphasis on offering results for everyone. The club features a wide array of services, including group exercise classes, lockers, hydromassage lounge, heated indoor salt water pool, functional training studio, sauna, and a smoothie bar.

FHF has experienced major expansions and upgrades since first opening in 1988. In line with their mission to provide the area with the latest and most state of the art equipment and facilities, FHF has undergone many renovations over the last decade. Some of the renovations now offered at FHF include:

  • Spacious Group Exercise Studio (’12)
  • Renovation & New Construction: Locker Rooms w/ Saunas, Tiled

Shower/Restroom & Changing Areas (’12)

  • Complete Renovation: Functional Training Studio (’14)
  • Complete renovation of our Service Desk, Lounge and Smoothie


Bar (’16)

  • Brand New Construction: Free Weight Room (’16)
  • Renovation & New Construction: Studio Rooms (2) (’16)
  • Brand New Pin-Loaded Strength Training Equipment (’16)
  • Specialty LED Lighting Throughout the Entire Club (’17)
  • Balsam West High-Speed Fiber Wi-Fi Internet Access (’18)
  • Brand New State-of-the-art Cardio Machines w/ Wi-Fi Synced

Television (’18)

  • Hydromassage Lounge Addition (’18)
  • Enlarged and renovated Functional Fitness Studio
  • Addition of New Equipment and Cardio Machines (’20)
  • New Pool Deck (’20)
  • New Shower Partitions (’20)

FHF works hard to be a clean, safe, and welcoming fitness environment. To view photos of FHF over the years, visit the album on Facebook by clicking, HERE.

To learn more about FHF’s memberships options and how you can join online, visit To set up a club tour or book an in-person appointment, please call the gym at (828)-369-5608.

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