About Us > Founders & History
Back in 1984, when PHHC first opened its doors, PHHC was a men's only facility and only occupied what is now the weight room and locker rooms. The owner, Kenneth Craig Lapan or as most people called him, KC, wanted to pay homage to the times he spent with his father who brought KC to the gym to work out with him. David Kirk was one of the staff on opening night, and eventually became the owner when KC fell ill. A few years later, the space that is now the cardio room became Pacific Heights Health Club for Women.
Twenty years later in June of 2004, Amy Lang became the current owner of the club. Raised in Michigan, Amy moved to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Michigan and fell in love with the Bay Area. Obviously, she decided to stay. After spending 10 years in the high technology industry at amazing companies like Netscape, Oracle and Yahoo, Amy realized she was meant to follow a different path - one that tapped into her lifelong interest in health and wellness. Now, instead of spending her time convincing people to adopt new technologies, she focuses her energy on helping people make healthier choices. And that's what Pacific Heights Health Club is all about.
The club now occupies the entire building, including the front room that's dedicated to cardio and the entire 2nd floor where you'll find Flow Studios. Founded in 2007, Flow Studios at PHHC complements the fitness programs and services with a full slate of wellness services, including yoga, pilates, physical therapy, acupuncture and bodywork.