Town Sports International Holdings Inc is an owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2013, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operated 162 fitness clubs under four key regional brand names; New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Philadelphia Sports Clubs and Washington Sports Clubs. Its clubs offer open fitness areas containing cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, special purpose rooms for group fitness classes, cycling studios, sports clubs for kids, locker rooms and shower facilities, and other amenities including babysitting, saunas, and a pro-shop. TSI's clubs also offer amenities such as personal training services, fee-based programming, programming targeting for kids, members, and non-members, and other facilities such as swimming pools, and racquet and basketball courts. It sells its memberships through four channels: direct sales at the club level; through corporate and group sales division; through online website; and through call center. Its competitors include: Lifetime Fitness, Inc., LA Fitness International LLC, 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc., Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation, Gold's Gym International, Inc., Retro Fitness, Snap Fitness, among others. Its operations and business practices are subject to federal, state and local government regulation.