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European Health Spas / Specialized Fitness / Progressive Physical Therapy / H2 Women, 2100 Beltline Boulevard: Late 2009   11 comments

Posted at 1:31 am in closing

This building, across the street from Richland Mall and just south of Moe's has been a number of things over the years, with none of them seeming to last long. Right now, I can only find two other names (and a Doctor's practice) before H2, but I'm sure there were many others as loopnet says the building dates back to 1969. Part of my difficulty may be that the address is sometimes given as "2100 Beltline Boulevard" and sometimes as "2100 N Beltline Boulevard". One operation I sort of recall had an odd name as though it was a Christian Youth Fraternity or something like that.

I'm not sure what "joining" means in the case of H2 and Tonic. I suspect it just means "we transferred your membership". The H2 facebook page seems unchanged since last year, so it's possible the place was closed for a while before I noticed it.

UPDATE 21 May 2010 -- Here's an ad for European Health Spas (as mentioned in the comments) from the 19 Feb 1979 edition of The State. I can explain why the street address doesn't match. The ad lists 2204, which apparently doesn't exist today (at least as google-able retail), but clearly the ad namechecks "Richland Mall". Perhaps there was a street renumbering in the 1980s? Anyway I've added it to the post title and here's the ad:

UPDATE 29 July 2010 -- Apparently it's going to be Austral Salon next:

Written by ted on March 12th, 2010

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11 Responses to 'European Health Spas / Specialized Fitness / Progressive Physical Therapy / H2 Women, 2100 Beltline Boulevard: Late 2009'

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  1. I'm not sure if it was this building or the one to the left of it, but in the 1970s one had a sculpture near the road of Atlas holding a globe on his shoulders. It looked like it was made of wrought iron.

    Midnight Rambler

    12 Mar 10 at 10:01 am

  2. Oh yeah! I remember that!


    12 Mar 10 at 11:07 am

  3. HAHA, so do I. I thought it was so cool when I was a little kid.


    12 Mar 10 at 12:31 pm

  4. I remember that being at the European Health Spa at Bokzer Shopping Center. They had an Atlas here too?

    59 Ford Wheelman

    12 Mar 10 at 1:09 pm

  5. I remember that Flora students were always hanging great clumps of Spanish moss in Atlas' armpits.


    12 Mar 10 at 8:47 pm

  6. this was my gym, and yes, memberships went to hampton hill. It closed around Jan. 15 of this year.


    22 Mar 10 at 8:35 am

  7. H2 and Hampton Hill were owned by the same people and H2 members were able to transfer their memberships to Hampton Hill or cancel. Hampton Hill actually renovated and expanded to handle the new clients.


    22 Mar 10 at 3:40 pm

  8. This is now Austral Salon. 790-0770

    tim shealy

    16 Oct 10 at 3:33 pm

  9. The Spa was located in the building to lthe left of the one pictured. I was a member back in '79 and '80. They had a weight room, pool, sauna, etc. Even a cold dip pool that was just large enough for one person, with water temp around 40 degrees, this was to do a quick dip in after getting out of the sauna to close ones pores. I mostly went there for the weights. I believe they had co-ed nights on Wednesday. I eventually quit because, for one, I didn't like saying "I'm going to the Spa" or " I've been at the Spa. As a proud 23 year old male, that just didn't sound right to me.


    21 Jul 11 at 4:09 pm

  10. stumbled upon this and noticed that there is an italics tag that needs to be closed...


    13 Oct 17 at 10:39 pm

  11. D'oh!


    14 Oct 17 at 1:24 am

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