New gym ‘Workout Anytime Opelika’ opening at 501 2nd Ave. in early December

Photo by Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

By Morgan Bryce

Wanting to get a head start on some New Year’s resolutions like weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle? Look no further than Workout Anytime Opelika, a new gym slated to open in early December.
Located at 501 2nd Ave., the gym is owned and operated by Swaziland native Andrew Cawood, who currently resides in Atlanta.
Cawood has an extensive background in physical fitness, running track and field at The Citadel, an NCAA Division I program based in Charleston, South Carolina. In Atlanta, he is actively involved in a local CrossFit group and is a member of the city’s running and triathlon communities.
With his passion for physical fitness and experience operating a triathlon-coaching program, Cawood said he saw the Auburn-Opelika area as a perfect place to pursue his vision by opening his own business.
“I love the (area) and there are no gyms (there) that I choose. I wanted to bring a great gym to this area,” Cawood said.
Workout Anytime will feature brand-new exercise equipment, hydro-massage chairs, tanning beds and weight-lifting machines. Fitness classes will be taught at the facility.
Cawood said enrollment is $1, with membership packages of $15 (basic) and $25 (premium) available.
“We hope to have 1,500 members in pre-sales, grow from there and make ourselves part of the community. We are really excited about helping everyone be their best selves starting in the new year,” Cawood said.
For more information or updates on the business’s opening and finalized hours of operation, like and follow their Facebook page or visit


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