Luckeydoo Fitness offers 24-hour work-out support
By Jessica Patterson Special to The Sunday Times-Sentinel
GALLIPOLIS — Busy work schedules can often send the New Year’s resolution to work out to the backburner. This is part of the reason Gallipolis native Wally Luckeydoo, opened “Luckeydoo’s 24-Hour Fitness Center” in his hometown. Luckeydoo said he opened the business because he wanted to accommodate everyone’s schedules.
“Gallipolis, in my opinion, has always needed a 24-hour gym and health facility,” Luckeydoo said. “A lot of people around this area work shift work and don’t get off until gyms are closed. It gives people who are into weightlifting, bodybuilding or running an outlet here in Gallipolis.”
Luckeydoo said he appreciated the support he received trying to turn an idea into reality.
“I got a lot of positive feedback, and people were very supportive,” Luckeydoo said. “It was something to do in Gallipolis, and I heard a lot of positive things from people like how it was very convenient to have the hours and location available. The idea was in process for a long time, but for about six or seven months, it was non-stop work from ‘Where are we going to put it, and how are we going to fund it?’ to getting it opened.”
Luckeydoo said many people do take advantage of the long hours.
“We have people here during all hours of the day,” Luckeydoo said. “Our busiest time is from about 4:30 to 6:30 in the evening Monday through Friday, but our members do come in at any hour. They’re glad we’re right here in the middle of town and have personal trainers on hand to help them.”
Two personal trainers work at the fitness center, and Luckeydoo said he is pleased with the results he has seen.
“As a whole, the gym has lost over 280 pounds since we opened,” Luckeydoo said. “I expected people to come in and lose weight, but I didn’t figure the number would be nearly as high as it is at this point.”
Luckeydoo opened “Luckeydoo’s 24-hour Fitness Center” October 12, 2013. He said he hoped opening before the holidays would prepare him for a busy New Year.
“I think the New Year will increase business. I opened in October so I could get the hang of running the business before New Year’s when everyone is trying to lose weight,” Luckeydoo said. “We want to help people commit to those resolutions and stick with it.”
Luckeydoo’s 24 Hour Fitness Center, 740-578-6272, is located at 1271 Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis, Ohio.
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