NARRAGANSETT--Joseph Penrose and Alex LaVallee co-own and recently opened Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour gym on Nov. 1. The gym is one of three such centers in Rhode Island and is open seven days a week throughout the year. It is guarded by security cameras and accessed through the use of a individualized security card. But if you enter, prepare to be energized.
â€śFitness is not a sprint itâ€™s a marathon,â€ť LaVallee said, laughing. â€śThatâ€™s a good quote,â€ť Penrose said.
Penrose says that an Olympian or a beginner could come to Anytime Fitness and leave satisfied. â€śOur gym has everything someone would need,â€ť he said. New members, who the owners assure (at most) will pay no more than a dollar a day, each receive a free introductory fitness assessment. The assessment and the staff then discuss diet, exercise routines, and the means by which members can attain their goals. â€śIt doesnâ€™t make sense to spend money everyday drinking caffeine at a donut shop when for that price you could have a gym membershipâ€¦one where you can feel natural energy,â€ť Penrose said.
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