Anytime Fitness offers workouts 24/7New Worthington facility will open in next few days
WORTHINGTON — Off work at 2 a.m.? Up at 11 p.m.? Wide awake at midnight or taking a break at noon? Now those with chaotic schedules and late night hours will find it easier to fit an exercise regime into their day with Anytime Fitness.
By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Off work at 2 a.m.? Up at 11 p.m.? Wide awake at midnight or taking a break at noon?
Now those with chaotic schedules and late night hours will find it easier to fit an exercise regime into their day with Anytime Fitness.
Just as the name implies, the new fitness center on Ryan’s Road is open 24/7 and every day of the year, beginning around Oct. 3, according to manager Liz Albright.
Anytime Fitness was founded in 2002 by Jeff Klinger and Chuck Runyon, with the first club opening its doors in Cambridge.
“When the founders opened their club, they wanted to focus on a safe, secure, clean and friendly environment,” Albright said. “We want this to be a very inviting place to be.”
Members will be given a key card that allows them to access the club 24 hours a day, even when it is not staffed. With membership also comes reciprocity with every other Anytime Fitness club.
Albright said there are more than 1,200 Anytime Fitness clubs worldwide.
Inside the club, there are treadmills, elliptical machines, Nautilus weight machines and both a tanning and a skin rejuvenation bed.
“The rejuvenation bed helps your body produce collagen,” Albright explained.
On each treadmill and elliptical is a TV monitor with basic cable.
“No more sharing the remote,” Albright quipped.
The Nautilus weights have dials instead of the standard weight pin, which Albright said is easier to use, easier to clean and less intimidating.
“The machines have thicker handles, which are easier to hold onto,” she continued. “Ergo Grip technology.”
There will be posters beside each machine that give information on preset workouts.
“Members can follow the steps on the posters, which gives them a little bit of structure if they so choose,” Albright explained.
For those wanting more structure, personal trainers will be an option for daytime and evening hours by appointment.
Bathrooms with showers are also available for those who want to squeeze in a workout during a lunch break.
“I want all of my members to take control of their health and be successful,” Albright said. “They can start their day with a workout, or relieve stress at the end of their day.”
After spending the last few months working out of a booth at BenLee’s Café in downtown Worthington, Albright has now moved into her office in the club.
Now is a great time to join, Albright said, because the earlier you sign up, the more money you can save. Right now Anytime Fitness is waiving the enrollment fee and the monthly rate is available at a special price.
For more information, contact Albright at (507) 360-6747 or check out their site on the Web at www.anytimefitness-.com.