Anytime Fitness is under new ownership

By Mandy Underwood

Last year, the Anytime Fitness of Wabash closed unexpectedly, but is now open again under new ownership.

Bridgette Harmon and Jeremy Gouvan have worked hard to better the fitness center so that they can help community members reach their fitness goals.

The couple has rearranged the fitness equipment and made some open spaces bigger to allow for more use.

“Every piece of equipment has been moved at least three times,” said Harman with a laugh.

Some added features include upcoming cardio and yoga classes, starting in March, and women’s self-defense classes that will happen 1-2 times a year, which will be free will donation, with proceeds going to a local charity.

Gouvan was born and raised in Wabash and attended Emmanuel Christian School. Harmon is also familiar with the area since she grew up not far, in Peru, attending Peru High School.

The couple met about three years ago when their sons were playing on the same basketball team.

“I saw her from across the gym and scoped her out,” he said while smiling at Harmon.

Harmon also owns her own photography company, Harmon Photography.

“I’m definitely an entrepreneuer. I’ve only ever worked for myself,” she said.

“I love touching the lives of people through my photography, so having the gym is just another opportunity where I can help change peoples lives.”

Gouvan has and continues to work as a project manager at Superior Enterprises in Fort Wayne.

“We will both continue to work, and then we have a club manager that will take care of the day-to-day stuff, so we will be overseeing from afar,” said Gouvan.

“But, one of us will try to be here every day checking on things and making sure that our patrons are happy.”

The club Manager is Wabash native, Kody Fuller.

Harmon told The Paper of Wabash County that their goal is to be as hands-on as possible.

“I’m excited to get my feet planted over here, and meet people within the community as well.”

Currently the enrollment fee is being waived for the first 100 members.

To find out more about what Anytime Fitness has to offer, or to get signed up as a member, contact the store by phone at 260-274-1900 or by visiting the gym, located on 1302 N. Cass St., Wabash, through the guest entrance.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11