Anytime Fitness -- a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week fitness club -- has opened at 1838 Black Rock Turnpike.

Members can access the gym club at any hour, 365 days a year, using a personal access key,

The gym is a franchise of Minnesota-based Anytime Fitness, a chain of about 2,000 gyms that ranked No. 14 on Forbes Magazine's list of Most Promising Companies, published in February. The local franchise owners are Gary Azarian and Frank O'Driscoll.

The club features strength training and cardiovascular equipment; small-group yoga, TRX, Zumba and other classes; use of a group classroom for on-demand fitness classes; personal sessions with trainers; and private showers and dressing area.

During unstaffed hours, security measures include video surveillance of the gym and the parking lot and state-of-the-art security pendants.

The club conducted a grand opening June 1. It is in a strip-shopping center on the east side of Black Rock Turnpike, between Burroughs Road and Katona Drive.

More information is available by calling the club at 203-212-3400 or visiting