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Anytime Fitness means 24/7

April 07, 2008|By JILLIAN E. KESNER

HAGERSTOWN - With a background in sales and personal training, Dan Stebbing and business partner Dave Pittenger, also a personal trainer, are opening the Hagerstown area's first 24-hour fitness facility.

The center, which opened Saturday, offers cardiovascular equipment, circuit training and weights by Life Fitness, and more equipment. Tanning and personal training also are offered.

Stebbing already has signed up 100 members for the club, which is on John F. Kennedy Drive, east of Hagerstown.

One draw for the club is that it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and a membership can be used at all Anytime Fitness locations.

The club's security system allows for members to work out even while the facility is not staffed.

Among the security features are a tailgating system, which means if two people try to come in under one card, it triggers an alarm that goes to a call center and the police. There is one door for members only. A panic button on the wall also can be used to trigger an alarm. There is an emergency phone that only calls 911. There also are seven cameras in the gym and one camera that watches the doors and parking lot.

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Members can wear a panic necklace that can be used to trigger an alarm if there are health or security issues. Also, locker rooms are single-person rooms that can be locked from the inside.

The facility is staffed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday by appointment only.

"It works well for people who work shifts or are in a hurry," Stebbing said. "Our motto is 'work out on your time, not ours.'"

Stebbing said that the target age range is people ages 30 to 60 years old.

Stebbing said that he is excited about the location because it is close to housing developments, Hagerstown Community College and the site where the new hospital is being built.

Anytime Fitness, a growing franchise, also has other locations in the Tri-State area - in Brunswick, Md.; Martinsburg, W.Va.; and Ranson, W.Va.

To sign up for membership or for more information about the facility, contact Stebbing by calling 240-505-0628.

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