The anticipated at 3 Gateway Blvd. in Patchogue is now operating, with plans to hold its grand opening on March 21.
"We're still doing our soft opening now for the first two weeks," said Jillian Camuti, the location’s operations manager.
The location has been in limited operation since March 3. Currently, the gym has made just the cardio equipment and full basketball court available. After the grand opening next Monday the location will be fully up and running.
Camuti has noticed interest from the community regarding the location, and there have been several Patchogue Patch readers posting in the , on the Patchogue Patch Facebook and on of the location asking when the location will open. In July 2010, Max Brittain, vice president of Pergamint Properties, which owns the Gateway Shopping Plaza the gym is located in, told Patchogue Patch that the location would open sometime in early 2011.
“I am looking foward to going here," posted Patch reader Maricel Gotay in the July article. "I am so happy I finally have a gym other than Sunrise Fitness I can go to that is close to home."
When the location completely opens, it will also offer a heated swimming pool, weights section, child care, smoothie cafe and fitness classes.
A free guest pass is available on the LA Fitness website. Membership rates are only available via discussion with the gym’s sales department.
“They've watched it being built from the ground up with anticipation,” Camuti said about people who have been asking when the location would open.
The gym's current hours are are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After next Monday regular weekday hours will be from 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, and 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. Regular weekend hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
LA Fitness is the in the Patchogue and Medford area, joining the , gym's Patchogue and Medford locations, and .