In February of 2011, the club was purchased by local business owner Stan Pace and his wife Kim. Stan, the founder of Gold Star Fitness, began operations in 1986 in a barn type building in Rogersville, Tennessee.
With mostly homemade equipment, it served as a place for Stan and a few friends to work out. Each member was given a key for a small monthly fee. During the next decade, Stan grew Gold Star Fitness to 5 area locations by continuously investing the membership dues into new and better equipment. Gold Star Fitness grew into the area’s premier fitness facility provider.