Jon Beckett Bringing Workout Anytime To Salem and Roanoke Valley

Posted on October 26, 2015

Martinsville gym owner Jon Beckett has signed on to open three Workout Anytime locations in the Roanoke Valley in the next few years. The first will be at Ridgewood Farms Shopping Center in Salem.

Beckett said he signed a lease in May and plans to start renovations this month, with the fitness center set to open in late January.

Workout Anytime has about 100 locations, mostly in the Southeast. Basic memberships are $15 a month. Beckett’s 6,100-square-foot gym will have workout equipment, weights and a place for tanning. Classes won’t be offered, but about eight trainers will on staff.

Beckett said it’s not a “big box” gym and it obviously won’t appeal to everyone. It will be a place for people who need a lot of equipment that they don’t want to keep at home, and it will be open 24 hours a day.

Beckett, who has owned 24-hour Gym in Martinsville for many years, became a franchisee with Workout Anytime in December. He is not sure where he will open the other two locations, but he said he is looking hard at the Hollins area.

Workout Anytime is taking the storefront now occupied byJenny Craig, which is moving to another space in the shopping center.

Ridgewood Farms was recently purchased by BC Wood Properties of Lexington, Kentucky. It was part of a deal to buy two other shopping center, all of which have Kroger as an anchor, for $30.4 million, according to a news release from the company. The company manages 39 shopping centers in 11 states. It is unclear if the new owner plans to make any upgrades or renovations to the property.

Article published on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in the Roanoke Times (Circulation: 62,619; Unique Visitors Per Month: 958,904) titled “New fitness club coming to Salem.” The article features WORKOUT ANYTIME franchisee Jon Beckett.