Chattanooga-based Echelon Fitness in new headquarters and riding to more growth in 2022, CEO says

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Echelon Fitness CEO Lou Lentine talks with visitors at Echelon offices in Chattanooga on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Echelon Fitness has moved into its new Chattanooga headquarters on two floors in Liberty Tower, where company officials oversee a now far-flung operation ranging from the U.S. to Europe to Asia.

"We're already running of out space," said Lou Lentine, founder and chief executive of the company that has sped from a startup in 2017 to employing nearly 250 people, about half of them in Chattanooga.

In June, the company officially shifted its home office to 20,000 square feet in one of downtown's tallest office buildings. From there, Echelon executives run the company, doing everything from making corporate decisions to producing many of the 250 interactive video classes weekly in its studios.

Lentine said during an open house Thursday the business has expanded well beyond offering stationary bikes, and it sells about a half-dozen other kinds of fitness equipment.