Gold's Gym takes over Rando's facility
By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gold's Gym opened Tuesday in the former Rando's Fitness Center at 1221 N. Queen St., to the relief of area fitness enthusiasts.
"It's like Christmas in November," Eddie Miller, of Martinsburg, said Wednesday.
Since the gym closed in September, he has been running and walking outdoors occasionally and went to other gyms in Martinsburg and Hagerstown, but didn't want to buy a membership anywhere else, he said.
"I was trying to wait it out," Miller said.
"I think this facility is probably 10 years ahead of its time," Miller said of the 45,000-square-foot workout complex that houses two rooms full of free weights and machines, an aerobics area that is surrounded by an indoor track, and a section filled with stair climbers, treadmills, rowing and ski machines, and stationary bikes. The building also features tanning beds, a game room, child care center and locker rooms.