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.”