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Odyssey’s Family Journey Continues

Odyssey Fitness has been the area’s premier fitness destination for over 40 years.

Originally, the building was Wilkes-Barre Indoor Tennis Center housing 8 tennis courts under one roof, built and owned by Joseph B. Banks. In the early 80’s tennis was popularity was in decline. It was at that time Joseph decided to convert the facility into a health club, and Odyssey Fitness Center was born. Over the next 40 years, Odyssey evolved into the largest and most complete fitness center to meet the needs of it’s members. Joseph’s vision was to give the customer a large variety of things to participate in to keep fitness fun and not boring. In 1989, Joseph’s son Greg became the general manager of Odyssey and the two worked closely for the next 7 years to build up the membership and the facility to be second to none. In July of 2022 Greg Banks purchased the building with that purchase he continues the operation of Odyssey Fitness Center. Greg brought on his son Greg Jr. bringing in the third generation of the Banks family.

Since the time of inception, the club has continued to keep updating equipment, classes, and spaces to stay on top of all current health & wellness trends. We are proud to still have members that have been here since we became Odyssey Fitness Center! We hope to include you in the history of Odyssey because our members are what makes Odyssey’s community so great.