LIMA — The Anytime Fitness on Elida Road is under new ownership.
Longtime employee Alexa Miller and her husband, Brandon Miller, purchased the gym in December. The couple have since purchased new equipment and updated the interior as part of a “club refresh.”
“We got new signage, new equipment,” Miller said. She invited club members and the public to her gym on Monday for an open house, during which members could meet the new owners.
“It was just a chance for our members to meet some of the new staff and the trainers,” as well as fellow members, Miller said.
The fitness club, located at 2119 Elida Road, is open to members 24 hours per day.
The gym features traditional exercise equipment and employs personal trainers who work on-site with members in one-on-one sessions or in group fitness classes, like circuit training or boxing. Members and non-members alike now have access to virtual training through an Anytime Fitness mobile app which Miller said went live about six months ago.
“That is the new wave of the future,” Miller said. “Some people are like, ‘I know I can get to the gym, but I just don’t know what I can do when I get there.’”
The app sends users two workout videos per week, which Miller said can be used at the gym or at home. The app then tracks whether users complete their workouts and sends a notification to the gym each week. Miller described the notifications as an accountability feature that helps members achieve their fitness goals.
“So if you sign up and say, ‘I have this goal of losing weight,’ and we say, ‘Okay, we really recommend that you are working out for 4-5 days a week and these two workouts we’re sending,’ we can follow-up and say, ‘Hey, we see you’re not completing the workout. What’s going on? How can we help?’” she said.
Miller said app users can also request at-home workouts if they can’t make it out to the gym.
“We want our members to be able to choose the workout routine that works best for them,” Miller said. “That’s the best way to make sure they enjoy exercising and get results.”
Reach Mackenzi Klemann at 567-242-0456.