Anytime Fitness in Crookston, located at 2115 Sahlstrom Drive, is now locally owned and operated by brothers Blaine and Cooper Goering. Blaine started at Anytime Fitness in 2011, while Cooper joined in 2016, and over this past summer, they decided to purchase the gym and took over as owners on September 1.
Blaine said both of them wanted to be self-employed for some time. “We’ve been looking forward to working for ourselves for a long time. We wanted to take this opportunity to be self-employed and do something that we truly enjoy,” said Blaine. “We’ve both been working at this location for a while now, and when the opportunity came to take over, we went forward with it. We feel like we have the knowledge and experience to make it work, and we want it to be a part of the community moving forward.”
Both Blaine and Cooper were born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. Both are graduates from Crookston High School, and both attended UMC, with Blaine graduating from the college in 2008.
Blaine said the vision and overall hope of what they can do with the gym moving forward hasn’t changed. “It’s been a wild fall here, but really we just want to continue providing an excellent fitness experience for the Crookston residents,” said Blaine. “We want everyone to feel comfortable with coming to the gym and want to be by their side to help them reach their fitness goals. One plan we have is to expand our personal training services. We want to offer multiple personal trainers for people to choose from and a consistent class schedule to choose from as well.”
When the brothers initially took over, they had a “Join for $1 deal” that they offered to all new members. Blaine said while they currently don’t have any deals, they are working on having a similar deal at the beginning of 2022. “We typically do a join for a $1 sale sometime around the New Year, so the plan is to do that again this year,” said Blaine. “I know Cooper is also planning on doing a 21-day fitness transformation program, and that will happen sometime in February.”
To learn more about joining as a member, or if you have any questions, you can stop by Anytime Fitness in Crookston at 2115 Sahlstrom Drive during business hours or give them a call at 218-281-1123.