Workout Anytime opens its first Pittsburgh area gym

Posted on December 29, 2019

Workout Anytime opens its first Pittsburgh area gym within the next five weeks in East Rochester.

EAST ROCHESTER — New Year’s resolution-makers can sign up now for Beaver County’ new 24/7 gym.

Workout Anytime expects to open in late-January or early February in the East Rochester Plaza. The company’s first Pittsburgh-area location will offer 24-hour-a-day gym access with strength-training equipment and rows of cardio equipment, plus stand-up and lay-down tanning booths and two hydromassage machines.

Local residents like Debra Tallon, a retired Beaver County Court House worker from Conway, took advantage this week of $1 pre-sale membership offers in Workout Anytime’s temporary office across the plaza’s parking lot next to the Goodwill.

Tallon said one of the things that appealed to her about the soon-to-open gym is its convenient location, right off Route 65 in the former Hollywood Video store that’s been vacant for most of the past decade.

The gym’s co-owner, Robert Sheppard, said location is a key consideration for the Atlanta-based Workout Anytime that operates 230 gyms nationally. A plaza with a grocery store and fast food outlet is a natural location.

“One of the things you learn in the gym experience is that it’s all about convenience,” Sheppard said. ”(People think) I want to be shopping and not have a reason not to exercise, so if I’m already shopping here or I’m at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe then I can go over and walk a little bit on the treadmill or things like that.”

“If they do grocery shopping and bought bacon and they feel a little bit guilty, then they can just stop by here,” the gym’s co-owner, Lisa Sun, said. “We want to change people’s lifestyles.”
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