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Community Spotlight – Anytime Fitness

By: Deanna Corarito

Director, Keystone Civic

 

If you’re looking to join a supportive, welcoming gym community, with people of all fitness levels who want to see you succeed, you’ve come to the right place. With 24/7 access to more than 4,700 locations worldwide, you’re joining the most convenient gym on the planet. Yet even with so many global locations, you’re not just joining a gym. You’re joining a supportive community of like-minded people who are here to give you the encouragement you need.

Let’s face it, when we walk into a new fitness facility, it can often bring back memories of walking into a new school or new job. Yikes! Anytime Fitness offers loads of support. To start, every member gets a free, personalized ‘Get Started Plan’ when they join. Through a short survey, conversation and a movement assessment, their team will prescribe the perfect program to get you started and on track to meet your fitness goals. The friendly, professional staff is trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need.

If you need a little bit more hand holding to get you going or want to hold yourself more accountable, they also offer one-on-one personalized workouts with a certified personal trainer designed to make you stronger from the inside out. Whether you’re new to working out or a fitness pro, they’re there to provide a variety of training options, guidance and friendly support to help you stay on track and reach your goals. The goal of the founders of Anytime Fitness was to create a place where people don’t get judged and make the gyms small enough to put them in each community… make them “warm and fuzzy.”

Anytime Fitness opened at this location in 2008 and is owned by James Magliulo and is at the plaza on the northeast corner of Gunn Hwy and Van Dyke Road. James has always been into fitness, influenced by his brother who was once Mr. Long Island. Before opening this franchise in Keystone, James was a financial planner but dreaded going to work on Mondays. His decision to make a change in his work life and spend it doing something that he loved is what brought he and his wife Amy to Keystone.  While out for a drive to scout locations for the new gym, they stumbled upon the building on Gunn Hwy as it was being built. James got out of the car in the pouring rain and walked into the shell of the building and completely envisioned his gym. He has not looked back since. Amy is also a personal trainer and is the owner of Rock Bottom Fitness in South Tampa.

James says “I’ve been into fitness my whole life and now I love what I do! I always tell our members live your best life, be good to your body. The fancy car or house will not mean anything to you if you don’t have your health to enjoy them. It’s all about balance.”

The Keystone Anytime Fitness location offers treadmills, ellipticals, exercise cycles, stair climbers, rowing machines, free weights, racks and more, as well as HDTVs to enjoy during your workout. Something else that is nice about Anytime Fitness is the private restrooms and showers. There is also convenient parking and of course the ’24-hour access.’

My own son Reece is a current member and says “The employees are always nice and respectful… and do a nice job at keeping the facility clean. They also work hard at making a nice community, helping you feel comfortable working out.” He also appreciates the “Anytime” hours whenever he gets the urge to get a workout in.

James and Amy moved to Keystone in 2016 after falling in love with the Keystone community members at Anytime Fitness and with the surrounding area. They love the rural environment and wanted a change from the pace of life in South Tampa.  They especially love the fact that you can be here in this amazing country life, but be in a major city in 25 minutes. “Keystone is so unique, is an amazing jewel that needs to be protected. It is the most unique place in the Bay area.” We couldn’t agree more James!

Visit Anytime Fitness during staffed hours or call for an appointment today! Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, global access to more than 5,000 clubs, and always open for 24/7 convenience! All this, in a welcoming club and supportive member community.

Anytime Fitness is a KCA Key Partner, 17765 Gunn Hwy, Odessa FL 33556 – 813 404-3644