Even before being able to work out at the new Anytime Fitness, people can attend a health and fitness fair Saturday.
Paul Coleman, Anytime Fitness owner, said people are invited between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to the business Saturday, which is located at 901 Fairmount Ave., Suite 300, next to Verizon Wireless, for the health and fitness fair. Finish Line; Herbs R 4 U; McDonald's, with its healthy menu; Rite Aid Pharmacy; Shake It Daily; and Verizon Wireless, with its FitBit activity tracker and Wi-Fi body scale, will be in attendance.
''People can see what the place is like and see the nutritional side of the community,'' Coleman said. ''It is going to be what people look for in a fitness center. A comfortable, affordable and convenient place to go. We will deliver overwhelmingly.''
Anytime Fitness, 901 Fairmount Ave., Suite 300, next to Verizon Wireless, will be hosting a health and fitness fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Coleman said the projected opening will be Nov. 1. Anytime Fitness will have a cardio section, with treadmills, exercises bikes and elliptical machines, and a strengthening area, with machines and free weights. There will even be a designated area specifically for women who want to use free weights.
The facility will also have a multipurpose room where people can do a variety of exercising activities. The business has a tanning room, as well.
One of Anytime Fitness' features is the ''Fitness on Request'' machine. People can use the machine to find the exercise they want to do with any piece of equipment and a virtual trainer will instruct them on a movie screen.
''No one works 9 to 5 anymore. We need to be flexible for when people want to work out,'' he said. ''Some people want to work out early and some want to work out late. They can come in here and select a class anytime they want.''
The business is available to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Coleman said members will be given a high-tech entry key to enter the facility. Inside the business, there are 10 cameras and a monitoring system to ensure a safe and secure environment.
Coleman said he moved back to the area from Florida to be closer to relatives. In Florida he owned a Dairy Queen. He said he wanted to now own a Anytime Fitness because it helped him change his life.
''I joined Anytime Fitness two years ago and I have lost 75 pounds,'' he said. ''I'm just not a member. I've been through it and I know it works. I'm passionate about wanting to help people.''
Now, Coleman said he wants to help people lose weight and have a friendly environment in which to do it.
''The club culture and friendliness of people really drives people to want to work out here,'' he said. ''It is like another room in the your house ... because it such a friendly environment.''
There are more than 1,800 Anytime Fitnesses in the country and members have access to all locations with their key card. For more information, visit anytime fitness.com or its Facebook page, anytimefitness - Jamestown, NY. Also, people can call 489-3089.