Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. Names Chris Ruta Vice President of Fitness

 Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. Names Chris Ruta Vice President of

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec.21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Town Sports International Holdings,
Inc. ("TSI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CLUB) today announced the appointment
of Chris Ruta as Vice President of Fitness effective December 31, 2012. Chris
is a veteran of the fitness industry with more than 30 years of fitness
operations and management experience and 16 years experience at TSI where he
served in a broad spectrum of fitness and operations roles. He has a Masters
Degree in Exercise and Physiology.

In his new role with the Company, Chris will be responsible for TSI's fitness
product, including personal training and group exercise. He will report to the
COO, Terry Kew,with the goal of delivering the highest quality member
experience.Among many core functions, Chris will provide overall leadership
for the Company's fitness strategy, drive increased revenue by building and
implementing an array of innovative fitness products and programs, and oversee
the Company's highly-trained fitness professionals.

"After an extensive search to fill this position, we're extremely pleased to
have Chris re-join our team," said Bob Giardina, TSI's President and CEO. "I
previously worked with him for 13 years and have witnessed firsthand his
strong leadership skills in action. I'm confident he will build and strengthen
our team-oriented culture, positioning us well for future success."

About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.:

New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. is a leading owner and
operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the
United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 160 fitness clubs as of
September 30, 2012, comprising 108 New York Sports Clubs, 25 Boston Sports
Clubs, 18 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), six
Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland. These clubs
collectively served approximately 522,000 members. For more information on
TSI, visit

SOURCE Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.

Contact: Lisa Hufcut, +1-212-246-6700 x1442,
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