Philly Mag's 'Juicy Story' About The NAC Stirs Up Controversy | Newtown News of Interest |
The Newtown Athletic Club is the focus of a controversial Philadelphia Magazine article that explores the club, its growth, and social scene. The article, titled "Trump, Sex, and G-Strings: The Juicy Story Behind Newtown Athletic Club" was published in this month's issue and has not surprisingly stirred up mixed emotions around town.

Written by Emily Goulet, the article delves into how the club rose from a small facility to — as she describes it — a "hulking, futuristic box of mirrored glass tinted the color of a Caribbean ocean" and a "mini Mar-a-Lago."

Goulet writes: "On its surface, the Newtown Athletic Club is a fancy gym. Members will tell you it's a country club without a golf course. Non-members will tell you it's a dividing line in town: "You can tell a lot about somebody just by asking what they think of the NAC. You're either pro-NAC or against it.'"

In interviews with members, staff, and owner Jim Worthington, Goulet delves into the NAC's unique dynamic as a suburban fitness club and how it has became "an unlikely nexus of power, politics, money, sex and intrigue, a mini-city where thousands of people — including the area's wealthiest, prettiest and fittest — go to work out and show off."

Not surprisingly, staff members are disputing the piece, calling it "biased and unfair."