The Bally Total Fitness clubs in Lansdowne and Catonsville are among 171 purchased nationwide by the parent company of L.A. Fitness.
Fitness International announced the acquisition of the Bally Total Fitness clubs, including all 12 locations in Maryland, on Nov. 28, two days before the parties expected to finalize the sale.
Larry Larsen, a spokesman for Bally Total Fitness, said the sale was for $153 million.
He said L.A. Fitness took over the clubs on Dec. 1.
"We believe that members will see a smooth transition," he said.
A representative of L.A. Fitness, which opened its first gym in California in 1984, who was at the Catonsville facility on...