About

Who We Are

MVP Sports Clubs is a sports and health facility management and development company with opera­tions in Central Florida and West Michigan. MVP Sports Clubs provides corporate service support in the areas of finance, marketing/communications, information systems, human resources, property management and operational development including sales, fitness and operations.

 

MVP Sports Clubs represents quality and success in health and recreation in all facets of the community. We believe that strategically placed facilities, combined with a strong brand of quality and customer service allows us to be industry leaders.

 

With an operating history of over 20 years, MVP Sports Clubs currently manages 11 facilities with annual revenues exceeding $35 million.

Our Brand

11Facilities
1,002,317Square Feet
1,200Team Members
46,000Members

Mission, Vision & Values

MISSION: To enhance our communities through exercise, sports, coaching and recreation, by providing world-class facilities and programs all within an environment of active FUN!

 

VISION: Healthy Communities That Change Lives!

 

VALUES:

  • Professionalism – We will be leaders in our industry.
  • Friendliness – We will know and support our customer.
  • Efficiency – We will work together towards greater profitability.
  • Cleanliness – We will have the finest and safest facilities and programs.
  • Teamwork – We will work as a team.

Our Start

RDV SPORTSPLEX – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

In the mid-‘90s the DeVos family had a vision of linking health with sports. They were looking for a way to connect their Orlando Magic NBA and Orlando Solar Bears IHL franchises with the Central Florida community while providing a place for health and sports. The idea was to use the lure of sports as a way to enhance the health of residents. Make health fun and people will come back for more.

 

The response was overwhelming.

 

To honor Mr. DeVos, the new facility was given his initials as its branded name. In February 1998 RDV Sportsplex, a one-of-a-kind, 365,000 square foot, $60 million state-of-the-art fitness, wellness, sports and recreation facility was unveiled by RDV Sports and Florida Hospital. It was an immediate success.  For the first time, RDV provided a unique approach to health and fitness in a world class, spacious facility with modern equipment and the latest programming needs. By blending sports, fitness, retail and medicine by Florida Hospital, the facility remains one of the most unique and comprehensive multi-purpose health and athletic facilities in the country.

 

THE LAUNCH OF MVP

 

With a desire to bring their unique brand of health and fitness to their Michigan hometown community, the DeVos family opened a new facility under the MVP brand called MVP Sportsplex. MVP Sportsplex opened in Grand Rapids, Michigan in March 2005. This family-friendly athletic club was modeled from its southern cousin and reinforced MVP’s world class brand standard.

 

Today there are 11 operations under MVP’s management. These operations focus on two market areas where their owners have significant business and personal investments.

 

Karl Droppers, MVP Sports Clubs President and original employee hired in 1996 states that “the history and future of MVP is a passion to be the leader in their respected industry while working hard to balance Margin & Mission.  Our mission of being servant leaders to our employees, members and communities is of upmost importance to our long term margin success”.