Thursday, January 24, 2013
When a van drove through the Watson Plaza gym's front window earlier this month, owners were determined to slap a cheery Band-Aid on the situation by having members sign the window's "cast."
If a vehicle crashed through the window of your gym while you were on a nearby treadmill, would it have you sprinting to the exit? Anytime Fitness co-owner Patti Bueker said after a van drove through the gym's front window on Jan. 7, she was determined not to let it discourage clients. Two members sustained minor injuries, though no major injuries were reported. The gym re-opened within 24 hours with boards placed over the broken window, and Bueker figured out a way to make the most of the 'injury.' "I said, 'Okay, it's a cast. You sign a cast. Let's get some markers here,'" Bueker said. The board is quickly filling with words of encouragement, in addition to some accident-related zingers. Customers have told Bueker that reading the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The national workout chain is officially welcomed to Crestwood.
The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed Anytime Fitness to its Watson location Thursday. The ribbon cutting was celebrated by members of the Chamber and Anytime Fitness owners. Back in October, the Board of Aldermen heard a lengthly one hour and 20 minute discussion regarding the 24-hour business at 343 Watson Plaza. Discussion arose over the saftey of an unstaffed fitness facility during overnight hours. The representatives of Anytime Fitness argued that this patented formula for the facility has worked for hundreds of franchises across the nation and eventually retained the rights to open their business.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
After weeks of deliberation, Anytime Fitness’ conditional use permit was denied in a 4-3 vote in Tuesday's meeting.
Tuesday’s Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting kicked off with a resolution calling for the election of five aldermen on April 3, 2012. The resolution passed unanimously, and candidates may file for an office and have their names printed on the ballot by filing with the city clerk or her designee. Candidates may file beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 and no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. The board aimed to keep Community Center and Aquatic Center fees in Crestwood competitive with neighboring Sunset Hills’ current rates. There was a motion on the floor that the non-resident family rate price should be lowered from $400 to $350, and that non-resident Aquatic Center passes will now be able to be purchased anytime throughout the year …