Anytime Fitness opens new locale

The brand new Anytime Fitness located in Ruston will be a great place to “get fit” for the new year.

Participants can enjoy rock climbing, Zumba, kickboxing, and a list of other activities at the gym. It aims to target any area of fitness that you might want or need.

According to assistant manager Forrest Hummel, this location is the largest fitness gym in Ruston by square footage and is also the newest after opening Jan. 12.

Anytime Fitness has much to offer, from top-of-the-line equipment to personal trainers, and all of it is accessible for reasonable prices.  The gym has a one-time enrollment fee of $29.99 that will grant members with a key for 24-hour nationwide access to all Anytime Fitness gyms. Customers have the option of purchasing a one-year contract membership that is $40.18 a month or a two-year contract that is $36.97 a month.

There are currently no student discounted rates available.

After becoming a member, there are many classes, programs, and amenities to enjoy. Classes include Pilates, cross-fit training, boot camp, abs, Zumba, and others. For those who need a little motivation and guidance there are personal trainers that are available. Members can purchase a training package in which they can schedule an hourlong session with a personal trainer once or twice a week.  All new members are even offered one free hour long training session with a trainer.

“One thing that sets us apart from other 24-hour fitness gyms is that we always have three full time employees on staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.” said Hummel.

For those who are health junkies or just simply want to improve their diet, Anytime Fitness has a free nutrition program called “Powerful Nutrition” for its members. This program provides all affiliates with a meal plan and two coaching sessions per month.

This Ruston location also has special features such as stand-up tanning beds, rowing machines, private showers rooms, and rock climbing available.

“I love it, there is so much here, and I can use it whenever I want,” said George Austin, two-month member and Ruston resident. “I am pleased with my membership, it is definitely worth my money,” he said.

Anytime Fitness is located at 1223 Goodwin Road in Ruston, a right off of North Service Road. It sits right behind Chili’s and Huddle House.