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Shape up: New Anytime Fitness facility combines health, community involvement

By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Todd DeJulius said “the friendly people and small-town feel” were his reasons for initially opening Anytime Fitness in 2007 in Bastrop. The historic community just seemed to be an ideal fit for him. Now DeJulius operates a more spacious, truly impressive facility at 122 Hasler Shores Drive. The 7,000 square-foot gym, part of an 11,500 square-foot building constructed by Wade Custom Steel Buildings, Inc. of Bastrop, opened Dec. 3.New Anytime Fitness (Terry Hagerty Photo)

“I looked all over the Austin area to open my first fitness center. I wanted to be close to Austin, but not in Austin. Bastrop was the perfect fit for me. I like the small-town feel here, but still being only 30 minutes from Austin,” DeJulius said.

Not just for bodybuilders

The personal trainers on staff make a commanding impression upon first entering Anytime Fitness. But DeJulius emphasized the fitness center is for all fitness levels. “The gym isn’t just for bodybuilders or weightlifters. I wanted to establish a place where anyone could visit and feel confident in being able to meet their fitness goals,” DeJulius said.

Workouts to fit everyone's needs

“We promote health and wellness all around. This includes individuals recovering from injuries, physical illnesses, mental battles, or just trying to stay mobile in their later years.”

A draw for many members is that the location tailors its fitness and wellness plans to a client’s needs. “Often we hear stories of how individuals struggle with discipline, time, and direction when setting fitness goals. We offer flexible options (with) programs, classes, knowledge and equipment to promote attainable goals and success,” DeJulius said.

Besides the more typical treadmills, exercise bicycles, rowing machines and free weights, Anytime Fitness also offers yoga, Zumba, body conditioning and cardio classes – plus tanning, wellness programs and personal trainers.

Todd and Emily DeJulius, center, and staff at Anytime Fitness.

Take it for a spin

Anytime Fitness offers a 7-day free trial and is open 24/7 for members. A franchise business, members also enjoy access to more than 3,000 locations worldwide. Memberships start at $34.95 per month. The public is invited to Anytime Fitness’ official ribbon-cutting on January 3, 2019. For more information, call 512-321-1005.