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September 20, 2013MILTON, Ga. — When two members of a gym found out their beloved workout place was going to close down, they decided to take action.
Paul and Lynn Jackson, previous members, bought the Workout Anytime in Cumming. Now, they are gearing up to open their second location in Milton with Randy and Heather Clevenger.
The new gym, expected to open in November, will be located at 13800 Ga. Highway 9, Suite N.
Workout Anytime is open 24 hours and caters to those who want a simple gym to workout in, said Randy Trotter, Workout Anytime vice president of development.
"It's a valued price model — it's for people that are tired of paying for swimming pools, saunas and all the things they don't use. They can come in anytime and just get a workout in," Trotter said.
Chris Maier, general manager of Workout Anytime, said he believes in the business model.
"I live a life of health and fitness, and [Workout Anytime] is somewhere where you can really empower people to change their lives in a convenient and affordable way," Maier said.
Paul and Lynn said they enjoyed the convenience aspect of Workout Anytime, which is why they chose to open their new location not far from their current one at 1485 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming.
"I'm just excited to meet a whole new group of people that get to be a part of it," Lynn said. "It's an exceptional facility at a great price. You just can't beat what we're about to bring them."
Paul added that because the gym is a smaller operation, they're more hands-on and result-oriented than bigger clubs are. He said they have trainers that will work with the members to make sure they know how to use all the equipment.
There will be a 50 percent off discount for those who apply for a membership while construction of the new gym is still underway.
The customer will then receive a membership card, or what the Jacksons call "a key to the house," that can be used at any Workout Anytime location in the country.
The month-to-month basic membership cost is $15, with no long-term commitment contract. Premium membership is also available.
As for the future of Workout Anytime, Trotter said they want to expand in a responsible way.
"We want to keep picking great owners like the Jacksons and the Clevengers, as well as picking good real estate," he said. "We expect to have 100 locations by the end of the year."
For more information, visit workoutanytime.com or call 678-947-0905.