WORKOUT ANYTIME to Open New Location in Aiken, SC
Posted on August 26, 2015
WORKOUT ANYTIME Franchising, LLC has confirmed plans to move into Aiken and open by the end of the year.
True to its name, the company offers 24-hour access to members, and surveillance and emergency buttons inside the facility which offer a comfort to those who choose to work out after business hours, said Randy Trotter, the vice president of development.
Trotter said the location has not yet been finalized, but that gyms are typically 6,000 square feet and are often in prime shopping locations so members can have easy access.
Trotter said the company prides itself on its $15 per month general rate. For $25 per month, members can get a premium package, which guest privileges so a member can work out with a friend, the use of tanning and HydroMassage and monthly fitness evaluations.
Each Workout Anytime gym has a strong approach to cardio with various types of equipment, as well as circuit training, free weights, locker rooms with showers, and opportunities to work with personal trainers.
Membership also offers access to any other Workout Anytime gym in the country, which should total 100 locations by the end of the year, said Trotter. The best part, he added, is that Workout Anytime does not require longterm commitments and customers can cancel their membership at their discretion.
“We’ve learned that people don’t quit because it’s only 50 cents a day,” he said. “What we’re seeing is more and more people are getting serious about their fitness. And so our clubs make a lot of sense for the price point.”
Workout Anytime started in Atlanta in 1999. The company has more than 90 gyms in South Carolina, Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
The Aiken location is part of a franchised deal made by a Columbia resident, Trotter added. Overall, he said Workout Anytime has seen a lot of success in South Carolina which is why it is excited about the upcoming move. “We think Aiken is a great location and one that is under-served when it comes to a value-priced health club,” he said. “So we look forward to coming to the area.”
Reporter: Derrek Asberry Aug 24 2015 11:28 am
The Aiken Standard