John Donovan passed away Saturday, April 25th, in the early afternoon after a long and incredibly hard fought battle against adrenal cancer.  He was at peace and passed in his sleep.  John was surrounded by family and friends.

For those that knew John, he was one of the strongest, most focused, determined, bright, giving and kind human beings.

For many of us who worked for John, he was a mentor and a friend.

John was very proud of the impact that Manchester Athletic Club, MAC Fitness Gloucester and MAC Fitness Rowley had on the members and local communities.  He was particularly proud of the individuals that worked within the clubs that made a profound difference in people's lives every day.

We will miss John's presence and daily impact on our lives.

Look better, feel better, live better.

Manchester Athletic Club is an energetic organization of members, professional staff, facility offerings, community participation, and programs. Our aim is to engage our members and the community in activities that are motivating, educational, and fun. We have a long history of helping people achieve great things in life.

There are many different groups of folks who find success at Manchester Athletic Club. See their success stories here.


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