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Anytime Fitness Reopens in Tipton

Photographer / Austin Mariasy

Jennifer Sturges, co-owner of Anytime Fitness in Tipton, is glad her fitness center is open again.

For more than four years, she has enjoyed being able to offer a positive place for local residents to exercise, and is thrilled to be helping people again.

“My husband Duke and I own the Tipton Anytime Fitness together,” Sturges explains. “We both opened this location on December 31, 2015, and ran it together for the first two years. Now I run the day-to-day operations, and Duke has taken more of an administrative role, assisting with advertising and staff development, along with his full-time career. Duke is also an area sales representative for Ellison Technologies.”

Sturges began her journey with Anytime Fitness back in 2008.

“I opened my first location in Beech Grove, Indiana,” she says. “Duke and I opened our first location together in 2014 in Noblesville, Indiana. At that time, we had a trainer that was originally from Tipton, and he turned us on to the town. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and after opening and operating three Anytime Fitness facilities in larger cities, I was ready to get back to a place that reminded me of my hometown.”

Sturges enjoys helping people meet their fitness goals.

“I started out in hospital administration, and was personal training on the side,” Sturges says. “I loved working with people, and helping them reach their goals and live healthier lives, but it wasn’t until I moved to Indiana that I was able to fully transition to personal training. That led me to opening my first Anytime Fitness location in Beech Grove in 2008, and the second one in Indianapolis in 2010.”

Sturges says Duke has prioritized health and fitness since being a college athlete.

“We met through mutual friends and started the process of opening our first Noblesville location together in 2014,” she says. “We got married in 2015, and opened the Tipton location shortly afterwards.”

Sturges is relieved to be back in business after closing due to the coronavirus outbreak. She says members are also very happy the gym is open again.

“Being able to reopen was a huge relief in many ways,” she says. “My first concern in being closed was for the members. Exercise is so important for people, both mentally and physically. I was very concerned about how they were holding up during the stay-at-home orders. We posted workout videos and tips on Facebook to keep in touch with our members, and hopefully get them moving and motivated during a very stressful time. We had a very exciting new team training program that was set to roll out in April. The staff and I were heartbroken to delay it.”

The Anytime Fitness Tipton staff will now offer a team training program in August. The gym also offers red light therapy for anti-aging, chronic pain, hair growth and wound healing.

“Our Trainers at Anytime Fitness are all certified and passionate about helping our members reach their goals,” Sturges says. “Dakota Cole is our head trainer. He coaches team training sessions, teaches the Actively Aging classes and does one-on-one sessions. Amanda Blair teaches Zumba, coaches our team training sessions and does one-on-one training.”

Sturges says Anytime Fitness features treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, adaptive motion trainers, spin bikes, upright bikes and recumbent bikes.

Additional amenities at Anytime Fitness include 24/7 access, private restrooms and access to locations across the world. Sturges says the gyms are all locally owned and operated.

When she is not busy working, Sturges says she and Duke enjoy spending time with their dog. 

“We have a fur baby named LJ,  a five-year-old spoiled mini schnauzer,” she says.

Anytime Fitness is located at 341 West Jefferson Street in Tipton. For more information, give them a call at 765-271-2672, or visit anytimefitness.com.

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