Active Wellness is a healthy lifestyle company passionate about inspiring healthier, more active lives in the communities we serve.
Active Wellness, LLC was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of Active Acquisition Partners (dba Active Sports Clubs) in June 2015. Active Wellness, LLC entered into a joint venture with St. Joseph Health and maintains majority interest. The specialty management company operates the Active Sports Clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as more than 45 corporate, residential, medical and community fitness centers across the country.
Active was founded by Jill Kinney, the same visionary that founded Club One in 1991, and former Club One executives Bill McBride, and Carey White. All fitness & wellness industry veterans, they collectively have more than 75 years of experience starting and leading healthy lifestyle companies.
Meet Our Founders
Jill Kinney, Chairman
Jill’s an active leader and an active hiker! When she’s not building the health and wellness industry you can find her hiking on Mt. Tamalpais. Jill Kinney is considered an industry leader in the world of health and fitness and earned her title as “America’s Number One Female Entrepreneur.” She has received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and has been inducted into the Wellness Revolution Hall of Fame. As the Founder for Club One, she built her fitness club dream into a $95 million dollar business with over 2,500 employees and 100 clubs throughout the US. In 2011 Jill launched Itrim, a healthy, active weight loss business, and Jill is actively developing retail, B2B and club-based centers in the US. Itrim is recognized as the leader in sustained weight loss and is defining a refreshing new solution to the obesity epidemic.
Bill McBride, President & CEO
In addition to driving the Active Sports Clubs business, Bill enjoys taking an indoor cycling class in our clubs or hiking the Danville hills with his family. Bill is a health club industry veteran leading and managing all aspects of our commercial health clubs, medical fitness center, community centers and corporate fitness centers. He served as the Chairperson of the IHRSA Board of Directors, President of MACMA, the American Council on Exercise’s Industry Advisory Panel, the Club Business Pro’s Advisory Panel, a faculty contributor to Club Success Magazine, and the Wellness Health Education Network’s Advisory Panel. He currently serves on Club Solutions Magazine Advisory Board, Club Industry Magazine’s Advisory Board, Zuberance.com’s Advisory Board, Fit3D’s Advisory Board, and MiGym’s Advisory Board.
Carey White, CFO
When he’s not working on budgets and P&L’s, Carey loves living actively by running the cliffs at Ocean Beach. Carey White served as CFO for Club One from 2004 through 2010, working with Jill Kinney and Bill McBride. He has extensive experience in technology, professional services, and venture-funded companies, and has served as CFO, CTO, and controller for companies ranging from 25,000 employees to early-stage startups. Carey has a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of California.