Anytime Fitness in Powell River is not only a gym, but a supportive community of like-minded people of all ages and fitness levels.
“All of our members have been amazing, especially during COVID-19,” says gym manager Hannah Cramb. “We are fortunate to be conveniently located with plenty of space inside the facility for everyone to keep their distance, with numerous parking spaces, large windows letting in natural lighting, high ceilings, and the traditional purple and green Anytime Fitness colours.”
Staff hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm, with no staff in on Sundays. Not only does the gym have 24-hour access for members, it also has 24-hour security cameras.
“Much of our equipment is brand new, super functional and easy to use,” says Hannah. “If anyone has any questions about the equipment, staff members are able to help at any time during staff hours.”
The facility includes a wide range of cardio equipment, strength machines, free weights and functional equipment. This includes treadmills, ellipticals, exercise cycles, stair climbers, rowing machines and squat racks.
Due to its size, location and hours of operation, the gym has fared well despite all of the exercise restrictions put in place due to the pandemic.
“Our capacity limit is 30, which we have never come close to due to the foot traffic being so spread out,” explains Hannah. “We are lucky to have people coming at all hours.”
While masks are still mandatory, plexiglass barriers were installed between all of the cardio equipment at the gym, making it easier for people to safely work out without a mask on the machines.
Every member will receive a free fitness consultation when they join with the friendly, professional staff, who will support them along their fitness journey, offering as little or as much support as needed. Fitness expert Terri Cramb is available to do personal sessions or group sessions with up to four people from the same bubble.
“Our main mission is that we want our members to always feel comfortable and have a facility that is convenient to them,” says owner Raj Bassi.
Members are allowed to have access to the facility as many times as they want in a 24-hour period and after having their membership for 30 days, their fob works at every Anytime Fitness location. There are 4,700 locations worldwide offering the convenience to keep members on track while travelling.
Before signing up for an Anytime Fitness membership, the first workout is free.
“Try out the facility as well as our equipment to feel comfortable before making any commitment,” says Hannah.