Our Story

Franklin Athletic Club is a 250,000 square foot facility established in 1969. The facility started as a racquet club with 20 indoor tennis courts and 20 racquetball courts, and as the years passed the club has been transformed into a full service family club that offers group exercise classes, an innovative fitness area, studios for kickboxing, Pilates, cycling, trx, dance, personal training, and yoga. Swimming, gymnastics, tennis, basketball, racquetball are just some of the camp, classes and leagues we offer year round for both children and adults. Franklin also offers on site childcare for members. Franklin is home to the Franklin Academy Preschool that educates children from ages 1-5 in a highly effective curriculum that encompasses academics as well as health, sports and fitness.

Franklin Club’s Mission

Franklin Athletic Club is the place to be if you are looking for a fitness community where everyone is welcomed and supported in their pursuits of living a healthy well-balanced life, while having fun. We are an inclusive club that is committed to our members success by providing a state of the art fitness experience for all ages.

Meet Our Team

Club Manager
Crystal Love 298
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Tennis Office
Meredith Tipton 250
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Junior Tennis
Bruce Sawicki 272
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Adult Tennis
Randy Payne 237
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Bruce Sawicki 272
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Front Desk 210/211

Jeff LaMothe 274
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​Business Office
Sarah Hack 258
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Kids Programming & Camps
Kahty Anguelova 342
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Devin Bosch 314
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Ashley Farr 311
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Geo Thomas 267

Parties and Rentals
Cassie DeNucci 216
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Franklin Academy Preschool
Lori Allmacher 271
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Nursery 216

Lisa Soverinsky 273
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Gary Sowles 265
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Aquatics Royal Swim Club
Zack and Katie 224

Frequently Asked Questions

As you enter the club, our Desk Attendant will ask you for your card. They will swipe your card through our reader, verify your picture, and hand the card back to you. You then gain access to the different areas of the club. Should you need a locker, exchange your card for a locker key at the concierge desk located in the center of the club. Franklin has two types of memberships that receive different privileges. Your card/locker key shows our staff what type of membership you have purchased.

Monday – Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 7:00am-7:00pm

Yes. You may bring a guest(s) to Franklin for a nominal daily charge. We ask that you be present with your guest upon arrival. Since we are a private club, no person will be allowed in the club unless a current member escorts them. Should you not arrive at the same time as your guest, we ask that you call the front desk and let us know your guest(s) name and we can allow them to wait in the lobby until you arrive. Daily Guest Fees are $20 for Omni privileges and $20 for Tennis privileges. Members may bring the same guest no more than 5 times in a calendar year.

Guest passes are also available to those entering the club without a member for a fee of $30.

Our Fitness Department will be calling you soon after you join to schedule a complimentary Fitness consultation and equipment orientation. Our Fitness Director and certified staff will sit down with you and discuss your fitness goals, guide you into the right program, and help orientate you to the equipment so that you feel comfortable with starting a program.

Franklin Athletic Club has one of the finest staff of personal trainers in the Midwest. All of our personal trainers are certified fitness professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and effective workout experience. To inquire about a specific trainer or for assistance in selecting the right trainer for you, call Matt Wehner at (248) 352-8000, ext. 273.

Franklin has over 70 hours of complimentary programming for you to enjoy. Class schedules can be found on our Fitness page, or by picking up a class schedule at the club.

Indoor cycling at Franklin is a program structured similar to an aerobic class but you exercise on a specially designed bike. The class is led by a certified Franklin staff instructor who guides you through a workout with upbeat music

Leave your lock at home. Franklin not only provides a day key for your locker, but also toiletries you may need for after showering. Franklin supplies towels, shampoo, body wash, shaving lotion, razors, deodorant, lotion, etc. All you need to bring is your workout clothes. If you forget your workout clothes, the pro-shop sells apparel for every sport.

Permanent lockers are also available for a nominal fee: $15/month for a half locker and $30/month for a full locker. Executive lockers in the men’s locker room are $50 monthly. For more information, see attendant at concierge desk or a membership services representative.

Please pick up a gymnasium schedule to make sure courts are available. Franklin has 2 full basketball courts with 12 baskets. Programs such as adult and youth basketball leagues, camps, and after school programs are scheduled on a regular basis. Please provide ID or membership card for collateral when checking out balls from the concierge desk.

You may make a court reservation for tennis, racquetball, squash and basketball up to one week prior to play. Call the Front Desk at ext. 210 or ext. 211 for more information or to reserve.

The nursery accepts children starting at 6 weeks of age to 12 years. Any questions, please call ext. 216.

Please read over the nursery rules inside your membership packet for more information.

The indoor and outdoor pools are open for you and your family to lap swim or relax in the water. There may be scheduled events while you are in the pool, but we always leave at least one lane open for lap swimming.

The outdoor pool is open from Memorial Day until after Labor Day. We ask that you show your membership card or locker key at the entrance of the pool to receive access into that area. Two pools are available. A kiddie pool for small children and a 5-lane lap pool for adults. Towels are provided at the entrance. Should you want to have lunch or dinner, our poolside grille provides service at the pool serving hot and cold sandwiches, salads, etc.

The hours are (weather permitting):

Monday-Saturday: 5:30am-9:00pm

Sunday: 5:30am-7:00pm

If your child is over the age of 14, they can use the club without parental supervision. Please read over the Jr. Omni House Rules pertaining to certain restrictions. Children 14 and under must be supervised at all times by a parent while in the club. For your children’s safety we ask that you do not allow them to explore the club without supervision.

For all billing questions, please call the Business Office at ext. 239. As a reminder, please be advised that any past due amount on any account will be placed ON HOLD, and the membership will be suspended after the 10th of each month. Please remember to make payments prior.