If you’re trying to stay healthy, there’s no getting away from exercise. Whether it’s cardio, weight training or aerobics, a good health regimen requires setting aside some time …
If you’re trying to stay healthy, there’s no getting away from exercise. Whether it’s cardio, weight training or aerobics, a good health regimen requires setting aside some time every week for exercise. Gyms not only offer the equipment, but they can make working out more of a social activity, which many people find motivating.
Powell may be a small town, but it offers a number of options for people wanting to join a gym.
Offering two stories of fitness fun, Club Dauntless had a soft opening in Powell on Black Friday.
The gym’s Lovell location had so many members from Powell that owner Stacy Bair decided to open up another location in Powell — plus another one in Greybull.
In addition to cardio and weight equipment, the gym offers group exercise classes, tanning and personal training. Club Dauntless boasts over 100 classes across its three locations, including dance, high intensity and kid-friendly classes. The gym is open 24/7, with secure access. Its memberships are $40 per month for individuals and $60 per month for families, with a one-time $25 registration fee. For more information, call 307-548-CLUB.
Johnson Fitness Center
Johnson Fitness Center on the Northwest College campus is not just for students. The facility also offers membership packages to the public. In addition to racquetball courts, the facility has free weights, weight machines and cardio machines.
The gym is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., but closes daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memberships run $25 monthly, with discounts for high school students, seniors, families and couples. For more information, call 307-754-6113.
Powell’s newest gym hasn’t quite opened yet. Anytime Fitness owner Tim Restle is working through the building permit process, hoping to open sometime before Christmas.
The club, with a slogan of “Make healthy happen,” is part of a popular chain with 4,000 locations worldwide. The company has strict rules for its franchise owners regarding cleaning, and it replaces equipment every five to seven years.
Besides his Cody location, Restle plans to open Anytime Fitness locations in Sheridan and Jackson as well, so people who travel around the state have access to the gyms.
Membership plans vary in price, and they are pre-selling memberships to the Powell location. The club does not accept members younger than 16. For more information, call 307-578-8550.
With 11 years in operation, Freedom Fitness is the oldest private gym in town. Owner Jess Campbell’s gym doesn’t go for flash as much as it focuses on a supportive environment.
“We’re a family,” she said. “We’re going to work together, and we’ll share our wins.”
The gym is equipped with cardio machines, weight machines and free weights, with 24/7 access. Freedom Fitness offers a few types of training — including Olympic lifting, functional fitness, body composition, and athletic performance training. In addition to personal training, they offer holistic rehab and recovery services. Memberships are $25 to $65 per month, depending on classes in the package. Veterans get gym access for free. For more information, call 307-202-2399.
Powell Indoor Training
Owner Josh Westerhold calls Powell Indoor Training a “big, empty building.” The facility, located just east of town, is mainly for team activities during the winter.
Westerhold provides physical therapy services and purchased the building for his business. Since he didn’t need all 6,000 square feet for his work, he started running it as a recreational cooperative. The Park County Parks and Recreation Board helped him get artificial turf down, and it’s used by youth sports teams throughout the winter. From November through May, it’s hard to get a slot on weekdays, but mornings and weekends often have space, Westerhold said. For more information, including fees, call 307-899-4334.