Local couple Brandon and Sharon Pastor are encouraging people to get active with the opening of the Ohio Valley's newest Anytime Fitness.
The new workout facility is located on South Lafayette Avenue in Moundsville, in the former Blockbuster Video building. The Pastors opened a similar gym in St. Clairsville in December.
''For many people, joining a gym can be an intimidating experience," Brandon Pastor said. "Our gym is small enough that we can provide personalized attention for all of our members. Whether weight loss is your goal, or increased strength or improved balanced and flexibility - or a combination of some of those things - at Anytime Fitness, we're able to help you achieve whatever results you seek.''
Photo by Jim Cochran/Representatives of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Moundsville joined with the owners and staff of Anytime Fitness in cutting a ribbon for the grand opening of the new fitness facility on South Lafayette Avenue in Moundsville. Pictured, from left, are staff member Danielle Garrison, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dave Knuth, chamber board member Sharon Welsch, co-owners Sharon and Brandon Pastor, chamber board member Craig White, gym staff member Ashley White, chamber board member Bob Straub, Moundsville Mayor Eugene Saunders, Councilwoman Ginger DeWitt, Police Chief Thomas Mitchell and chamber staff member the Rev. Tim Wilt.
The gym is staffed about eight hours a day, but members can access the facility whenever they like, using a computerized key system.
''We make it easy for our members to exercise whenever and however they like,'' Brandon Pastor said. ''The gym will always be clean and well-maintained, featuring the best exercise equipment available. We have personal trainers available to help members learn how to use all of the equipment and to develop an individualized workout plan, if they like."
Amenities at the gym include circuit and resistance training machines; free weights; cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes; group fitness classes; private bathrooms, changing rooms and showers; and tanning packages.
Members also may access any of the 2,400 Anytime Fitness clubs worldwide.