“Rumors went wild, especially when I had some of my equipment outside,” Henneman said. “People thought I was closing, selling off my equipment. Truth is that I was only getting rid of some of the older equipment that people do not use any more, or that can not be repaired,” said Henneman.
The new facility will be similar in size to the Peters Street building, and the hours of operation will not change. Randy’s will still offer a fitness center, personal training and Taekwondo classes.
“I started getting letters from people asking what was going on, asking me not to close,” Henneman said. “I have been operating out of this location since 2004 and see the need to keep the doors open for the community.”
During the transition, both places will be open for a small overlap, but to get into the new facility, you will have to sign a new contract.
“It’s $45 per month or $115 for three months, seniors those 60 years or older are $40 and $105.”
One thing will be missing from Randy’s normal operation, and has not been practicing for a while, mix martial arts.
“We have not practiced MMA for a while but we will still be having Taekwondo two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., it is a great program for kids.”
The fitness center will still have free weights and circuit training equipment, treadmills and the like, just under a new roof that will be ready this coming April.