BEAVERCREEK — A new age gym opened its doors after a ribbon cutting on March 1 — 24/7 Gym and Fitness is located in the Beaver Valley Shopping Plaza, 3253 Seajay Drive.
This new idea to fitness will shape the way you think about having a gym membership.
Jason Lambert, owner and operator of 24/7 Gym and Fitness, is helping locals get ready for the warmer weather and feeling good about body image with his new concept of how a gym should work in this new era. With zero enrollment programs, low monthly membership fees, no annual fees, flexibility, exclusive gym access 24/7, no contract, no pushing sales people, web access to nutrition information, meal tracking and more.
“I like the layout of this particular location. It’s spacious, airy and works perfect for a gym. I’m offering something that no one else in the area has,” Lambert said. “This is more of a central area and still close to everything.”
The 24-year-old, IT tech from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is also an Army veteran that sought to do something more with his time than play video games, like many young adults his age. He wanted to start his own business with something that had low overhead, but helped people. While driving in his car, he would think of different ideas but this idea kept coming to light.
“When I looked at other gyms, they wanted three-year contracts and you had to pay annual fees, key card fees, and sometimes renewal fees,” he said. “Also, most gyms had limited hours and I wanted flexibility. I really like solving problems, so being able to work out a way to keep the cost of joining a gym low made me feel good.”
24/7 Gym and Fitness is not a franchise or a concept found anywhere else. Lambert designed the gym, renovated it and is excited to get it started. Since memberships will be initiated and continued online, the need for employees does not exist at the current time- passing the savings onto the gym members.
“People can get online to watch a video tour of the gym, sign up for a seven-day free trial and have immediate access to the gym with a smart phone app. The gym is monitored 24/7 with cameras,” Lambert said. “I plan on stopping in everyday to clean and meet clients, if necessary. But, I think it’s going to work out great.”
The gym will include a large cardio area, free-weights, kettle balls, cable crossovers, and other equipment to bring the complete gym experience without the limitations of some other gyms.
Although, 24/7 will not have staff, Lambert has teamed up with some trainers and their contact information is on the website. Trainers have access to the gym and will be able to meet the clients in the gym for their sessions. Trainers can gain access to the gym by contacting Lambert.
“I will call the client about halfway through their seven-day free trial to make sure they don’t have any questions or anything. After that, they do everything online and even if it’s 3 a.m., they can get their trial pass and come check out the gym. You don’t have to wait for someone to be there,” Lambert said.
This year, Lambert is reaching for a goal of 500 members and next, 800. In the future, he would like to explore franchise opportunities for others or possibly start up a couple more gyms on his own.
“I want to make a gym affordable and accessible to everyone — no matter how much money you have,” he said.
For more information regarding visit www.24-7gymandfitness.com or call Jason Lambert at 937-732-4821.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.