At Anytime Fitness, near Crozet, owner Melody Swartz said her clients are looking for a gym thatâ€™s closer than the facilities in Charlottesville or Waynesboro.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of people who are members at Goldâ€™s [Gym] and ACAC and have joined here because itâ€™s more convenient,â€ Swartz said.
The hallmark of these 24-hour gym franchises is their security.
Both gyms give their members access cards to get into the gym, have security cameras rolling and put emergency buttons in the facility in case something goes wrong. Swartzâ€™s location also has a security device that gym-goers can wear while they exercise in case they need to summon help while theyâ€™re on the treadmill.
I’ll be going later today.