New gym opens in Engleside Plaza

2BFit storefront

2B FIT is located at 8636 Richmond Highway.

A new gym that opened up earlier this year at Engleside Plaza will be holding its grand opening on May 5.

2B FIT opened for business in January, moving into a space formerly occupied by Anytime Fitness, which closed last year. 2B FIT is independently owned, and aims to help customers find their inner athlete, said co-owner and manager Francisco Bustos.

“The concept that we try to stress is that inside everyone has an athlete that they can bring out,” said Bustos, who also has a 6-0 record as a professional boxer.

2B FIT does not have a permanent sign yet, but is located at 8636 Richmond Highway (see map), between Chef Huang’s and the new Wing Zone, which is set to open later this week.

The gym offers 1-on-1 training sessions, as well as group classes. Bustos said membership has been picking up, and said the gym currently has a special where the first month of membership only costs $1.

Bustos emphasized that the gym was not affiliated with the previous fitness center at the location, and said 2B FIT represented a fresh opportunity for former customers.

“[Anytime Fitness] had a very bad reputation,” Bustos said. “That’s what we have to break … [we need] to bring that trust back.”