Fitness chain moves to larger Oxford location

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Fitness chain moves to larger Oxford location

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Members of the Anytime Fitness staff in Oxford include (from left) Tyler Hall, Curt Masters, Kelsey Myers, Blake Holland and Brandon Boteler. CONTRIBUTED/BOB RATTERMAN

More visibility and more space were certainly part of the move to College Corner Pike for Anytime Fitness earlier this year, but the new facility gives them the ability to offer more options to members of the 24/7 gym.

Blake Holland, who describes himself as owner/operator/trainer at the Oxford facility, said he is taken aback at the difference in the “feel” of the place.

The former location on Locust Street adjacent to the Kroger store was 4,500 square feet.

“Here, we have nearly 3,000 square feet more,” Holland said. “I’m amazed at all the equipment we got in that old space. We will add new equipment as time goes on.”

The size of all the exercise equipment made moving a challenge, but he said they owed it to the members and the move came on the fifth anniversary of the opening of Anytime Fitness in Oxford. They reopened at the new location Jan. 16.

“It was time,” he said. “We look to keep evolving.”

Holland owns the Oxford, Eaton and Sidney Anytime Fitness franchises with Jeff O’Mara, who is involved in the ownership of 12 franchises in Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia.

Holland and his wife, Heather, operate the facility, which employs three full-time coaches who staff the gym from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Members, of course, have access to the gym at any time and the key gets them into an Anytime Fitness location anywhere they are, and there are plenty, with 3,400 locations around the world and 2,600 of those in North America.

“The key gives members global access and they will see similar layout and equipment,” Holland said. “We try for uniformity in the clubs.”

The new facility has expanded what they can offer, including group activities such as stretching classes and a variety of equipment.

“If you come in here with group training going on, there is energy in this place,” he said.

Anytime Fitness is now open at 5276 College Corner Pike. Contact the business at 513-524-3212.

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