December 14, 2016
A Carroll couple with a strong entrepreneurial presence here has purchased the existing Anytime Fitness franchise at Crouse Crossing.
Pat and Jennifer Macke officially took ownership of the franchise, 1205 U.S. Highway 30 W., on Dec. 1. It operates under Laurant Fitness, a name blending those of the Mackes two children: Lauren, 15 and Grant, 12, both Kuemper Catholic students.
The Mackes purchased the recreational facility from Sandy Aschinger. Her family’s ownership and involvement dates back to 2012.
As it stands, the fitness center lists 302 memberships, Pat Macke said.
“Anytime Fitness is more than just a gym,” Macke said. “When you talk with their corporate people they talk about life betterment. When you belong to this gym, you belong to a family.”
A former realtor who understands the value of location, Macke points to Anytime Fitness’ high visibility in the city.
Tyler and Christy Tryon, of Carroll, will be the co-general managers.
Tyler, a former standout athlete at Ar-We-Va, where he graduated in 1993, has long been involved in sports and fitness. His brother, Todd, operated 10 Tryon Gyms in the Sioux Falls, S.D. area.
“Tyler and I are lifelong friends,” said Macke, a 1992 Kuemper alum.
Under the Macke ownership Anytime Fitness is upgrading its tanning salon and adding a training room.
Stacey Gehling and Sarah Johnson, personal trainers in Carroll, plan to join Tyler Tryon in offering a variety of classes.
The Mackes also operate Verizon Wireless-Select Communications at 1004 U.S. Highway 30 W.