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New fitness center coming to Cazenovia

A new 24-hour fitness center is coming to the town of Cazenovia in the near future, to be located at 2652 Route 20 East, in the former dental office of Dr. Peter Fauth.

A new 24-hour fitness center is coming to the town of Cazenovia in the near future, to be located at 2652 Route 20 East, in the former dental office of Dr. Peter Fauth. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— A new 24-hour fitness center is coming to the town of Cazenovia in the near future, to be located at 2652 Route 20 East, in the former dental office of Dr. Peter Fauth.

Lorren Hotaling, of Greene, N.Y., owner of multiple fitness centers around New York state, on Aug. 25 received the approval of the town zoning board of appeals for a special use permit to create the new facility.

“I feel great; I’m excited,” Hotaling said after receiving the ZBA’s approval. “I’ve been looking in Cazenovia as my top spot for four years, and there’s been no place to put this.”

Hotaling, who owns four other health and fitness centers in the state, in Greene, Walton, Sydney and Bath, said he picked Cazenovia as the location of his fifth fitness center because he sees a need in the community for the services he will offer, since residents must travel 20 to 30 minutes to find an adequate gym.

Hotaling’s fitness center — to be named Access Fitness — will comprise both floors of the 3,450-square-foot building. It will contain all the latest state-of-the-art exercise equipment and provide the same services as the “big clubs” in Syracuse,” he said.

While Access Fitness will offer one-on-one and small group personal training sessions, there will be no studio classes such as Zumba, Pilates or yoga.

The project plans filed with the town planning and zoning boards stated that the fitness center will have exclusive, limited membership, with an occupancy of no more than 12 people expected at any one time. There are 11 spaces in the existing parking lot.

The facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Hotaling said. The door will always be locked, but all-hour access will be available to members through card or key scans or biometric scans, he said.

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