Who We Are

MACFit is a part of the MARS Sportif group along with MAC clubs and NUSPA.

Founded in 1998 by Muzaffer Yildrim and Mendered Utku, MARS Sportif now has three major shareholders; Actera, a Turkish private equity investor, Esas holdings, a large privately owned investment company and a consortium of the original founders.

The first MACFit club was opened in Istanbul in 2012 and since then expansion has been rapid with clubs opening in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana and further clubs in Istanbul. The company intends to continue to roll out the MACFit brand across Turkey with the aim of reaching in excess of 60 clubs in the next few years and offering great value fitness facilities that are accessible to all.

Typically in Turkey health clubs have been expensive and offer only 12 month contracts with payment in advance – MACFit has changed all that by offering well equipped and beautifully designed clubs at a fraction of the normal prices, and additionally offering flexible membership options that require no annual commitment - we believe that everybody should have access to a high quality health club and be able to stay fit and healthy.
 

Management

Peter Wright, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Wright is the CEO of MARS Sportif. He has 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and was one of the founding directors of Virgin Active UK. Following the acquisition by Virgin of the South African 90 club Health and Racquet chain, he was appointed COO and took on responsibility for repositioning the brand and improving profit margins. Before joining MARS, Peter served as the CEO of Saudi Arabia’s leading fitness club chain, Body Masters.

 

John Greenwood, Chief Operations Officer

John Greenwood is The COO of MARS Sportif. Prior to this he was responsible for 31 fitness clubs located in 6 countries in Gulf Region as Group Operation Manager of Fitness First Middle East. He has held the role of Regional Manager of UK based Punch Taverns and prior to that was Senior Operational Group Manager of David Lloyd Leisure, managing 80 fitness clubs across the UK. He has also worked in an operational role for Virgin Active and has extensive fitness and operational experience.

Zeynep Sirel Fırat, Chief Financial Officer

Zeynep Sirel Fırat is the CFO of MARS Sportif.  Zeynep started her career in the Ernst & Young Turkey Office, in the Auditing Department. Prior to joining MARS Sportif she was Finance Director at Biletix/Ticketmaster Turkey. During this period she was responsible for the  finance and human resources functions as well as developing operational and financial systems for the company in The United Arab Emirates. Zeynep has worked for Benkar Consumer Finance and Card Services,  under the Boyner Group, as  Assistant Manager developing the ''Advantage Card'' project. She has also worked for Beymen in the same group, known as the first “Luxury Retail House” in Turkey (60 stores) where she held the role of the Financial Planning and Reporting Manager.

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