NEWBERRY — Anytime Fitness of Newberry officially opened its doors to the public on Aug. 12, more than a year after the lease was signed.
Grant Wells and Jessica Shealy, owner/operators of the gym, said the lease was signed July 24, 2013, but unforeseen construction delays caused the business to open much later than originally anticipated.
The 5,000-square-foot facility provides 24-hour access to its members. Upon registering, Shealy said members will receive a key fob that gives them access to the facilities even when unstaffed.
Safety should not be a concern for members who want to use the gym after hours. Shealy said the building has 24-hour surveillance security, with 12 cameras in designated areas.
The facility also has designated phones and 911 panic buttons, should any member feel threatened or uneasy while using the facility after hours. The panic buttons can be worn around a member’s neck and if pushed will immediately alert the local police.
The equipment is Life Fitness equipment. Anytime Fitness offers cardio equipment and free weights, as well as a circuit series for its members. Tanning is available for an additional cost with membership.
The facility will offer classes in the future but Wells is unsure what types of classes will be offered. The Chapin location of Anytime Fitness offered classes such as zumba, yoga, and strength training, and similar classes will be offered at Newberry’s location most likely.
Shealy said potential members to call them at 276-0211, or stop by their location at 1224 Wilson Road for more membership information and rates. Memberships are only available for adults ages 18 and up.
When signing up for membership, Shealy said members will receive one complimentary personal training session with one of their two personal trainer currently available.
After 30 days, members will have access to any Anytime Fitness location worldwide. Wells said there were around 2,700 locations. A full list of locations can be found at anytimefitness.com.
Anytime Fitness’ staffed hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access after those hours must be by using a members key fob.
Shealy said 60 percent of Anytime Fitness’ members have never joined a facility before. More information can also be found on their Facebook page — Anytime Fitness Newberry.