Fitness Factory is closing its doors after 15 years in Seven Fields.
Located in the Phoenix Plaza on Route 228, the Fitness Factory's last day is Friday, Dec. 7.
Anytime Fitness, a national gym franchise with more than 2,000 clubs across the world, had been scheduled to move into the space. After reconstruction, the opening date for the new facility was set for April 2013.
An Anytime Fitness representative said the company still plans to open a location in the area, but not at the Fitness Factory.
"At this time, we cannot comment any further," he said.
Up until just recently, plans were moving forward for Anytime Fitness to take over the building. During the construction period, Fitness Factory members were invited to use the Anytime Fitness in Butler for free during staffed hours.
Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour, seven day per week facility. According to the company website, the gyms feature state-of-the-art security systems.
Other amenities include tanning and cutting-edge strength training and cardio equipment. Members also will have access to other Anytime Fitness gyms at no extra cost. Locally, Anytime Fitness has locations in Butler, Glenshaw and Natrona Heights.
Opened in 1998, Fitness Factory is owned by Steven Duckworth. Duckworth also owns the Phoenix Plaza, which is home to several other businesses, including Mojo Running & Multisport, Seven Fields Dental Care and Steel City Flooring.
Duckworth did not immediately return phone calls requesting comment on the changes.
The closure also will affect business and groups located inside the former Fitness Factory.
Ferrigno Chiropractic is moving from its spot inside the gym to a new building on Myoma Road in Adams Township. Lifeway Baptist Church, which began holding services in the gym's aerobics room in the spring, will now meet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cranberry.
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What do you think? Are you disappointed Anytime Fitness is no longer moving into the building? Will you miss Fitness Factory?