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The secret to a good workout
Lakeview Fitness upgrades euipment


Lakeview Fitness Center may be the Morgantown area’s best-kept secret.

“I think a lot of people in town don’t realize that Lakeview Fitness Center is open to everybody. I think a lot of times they think it’s just available to the hotel guests or condo guests, but it’s one of the best fitness centers in the area,” Fitness Director Kevin Sowers said.

The 40,000-square-foot facility at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa recently upgraded its weightlifting and cardio equipment, renovated its steam room, installed a new tanning bed and added new high definition flat-screen TVs.

 “The equipment here is all really good equipment, but over time things do get older and need upgraded. With other new fitness centers in the area, we have to compete,” Sowers said. “We have the best state-of-the-art equipment, just like anybody else has, on top of the extra things that we have that nobody else does.”
Those extras include indoor basketball, tennis and racquetball courts, as well as a nursery and lap pool. Access to the athletic courts is included in Lakeview’s membership rates, but those facilities are also available for rent by non-members.

“It makes a great place to have kids’ parties, birthday parties. We have lots of space. That makes it really nice,” Sowers said.

Personal training and fitness classes — including yoga, cycling and water aerobics, among others — are also available to members.

Member Randy Buzzo enjoys the variety of amenities available at Lakeview, which is also close to his Cheat Lake home.

“They have so many different things there — climbing wall, lap pool, basketball court, handball court — plus the weights, machines and other fitness stuff. I don’t know any other place around that has all that stuff to offer,” Buzzo said.

Lakeview’s rates vary, with specials offered throughout the year. Currently, new members who commit to a six-month membership will pay $30 a month if they sign up individually or $25 a month if they sign up with a friend.

New members who sign up now for a one-year deal through the end of 2016 will get three months free.
Sowers said  Lakeview also offers discounts for members with contracts elsewhere who want to switch gyms.
Address:  1 Lakeview Dr., Morgantown

Phone:  304-594-9561

Hours:  5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday