Anytime Fitness is Coming to Scarborough – Grand Opening: Tuesday, October 2nd

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (Aug. 1, 2018) Anytime Fitness, the largest and fastest-growing fitness center in the world, will open its newest Maine location at 700 Gallery Blvd. in Scarborough. With state-of-the-art equipment, personal trainers, small group training sessions and 24/7 access to more than 4,000 locations worldwide, the new Anytime Fitness is dedicated to helping Scarborough residents Get to a Healthier Place®.

With a scheduled opening in September, residents interested in becoming members of Anytime Fitness can call or visit the gym to sign up or go to– in advance of the gym’s September opening date. During this pre-sale period, the first 150 residents can sign up for a membership with no enrollment fee, two months free, a free fitness consultation and body scan as well as a free personal training or group training session. New members will receive a 30-day “Get Started Plan” that provides support and guidance from Anytime Fitness trainers and staff. The brand’s personalized plan helps members achieve and build upon little victories – which motivates them to keep working until they reach their ultimate goals.

The Scarborough location is owned byMichael and Nicole Coppola who have a passion to educate individuals about health and wellness. The husband and wife duo left the corporate world to fulfill their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. They’re aspiring to serve a higher purpose within the fitness industry, leaning on their leadership experience along with a highly skilled fitness staff. The Coppolas will bring a total of four Anytime Fitness gyms to southern Maine, including Saco and Kennebunk.

“At Anytime Fitness, we realize that getting to a healthier place is about more than just going to the gym and we are dedicated to guiding our members along their fitness journey,” said Michael Coppola. “We know there is a need in Scarborough for a supportive, welcoming community where people of all fitness levels can feel comfortable, and the Anytime Fitness model is the perfect gym concept to fill the void.”

Anytime Fitness has been the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world for ten consecutive years. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness offers convenient and affordable exercise with supportive coaching and community events. When members join one gym, they gain access to all of the 4,000 Anytime Fitness gyms worldwide, at no extra cost. Gyms are equipped with state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment, offer personal training sessions and small group programs. Through support and guidance from trainers and staff and encouragement from a community of members, Anytime Fitness aims to motivate individuals on their journey to Get to a Healthier Place®, no matter where they live or what their physical fitness level is.

Tours of Anytime Fitness Scarborough and new member enrollments will be available during the presale promotion. For membership information, please call 207-833-3334 or visit

 About Anytime Fitness

Ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’sprestigious Top Global Franchise list, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with more than 4,000 gyms serving 3,000,000 members on five (soon to be all seven) continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, Wales, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Philippines.  All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all.

Comprehensive Plan Survey Results

The Town of Scarborough is updating its 2006 Comprehensive Plan. The Update is intended to guide the Town’s decisions about how the Scarborough community should and should not grow and develop and what is important in that process of change.

We invited residents and business representatives to fill out the Comprehensive Plan Survey. The survey questions were developed based on input from a series of public meetings during the Summer of 2017 and a week long planning workshop, known as the Planapalooza™ in September 2017. You can find the results of the survey by clicking on this link.

To follow and participate in the update for 2018, go to 

SEDCO’s 34th Annual Meeting

The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation’s (SEDCO’s) Board of Directors announces the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Scarborough Business awards. The awards will be presented at the corporation’s 34th Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Black Point Inn on October 1, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

The 2019 Outstanding Scarborough Businesses include:

Dunstan Tap & Table: Project of the Year 2019

Glidden Roofing Corporation:  Outstanding Legacy Business 2019

Abbott: Outstanding Business of 2019

Bei Capelli:  Outstanding Business of 2019

Hannaford: Leader in Sustainability 2019

Frith Farm:  Leader in Sustainability 2019

“It’s a pleasure to once again recognize outstanding businesses in Scarborough,” said Andrea Killiard, SEDCO Board Chair. “We have six incredible businesses to recognize this year. In addition to our traditional categories, we are recognizing leadership in sustainability for the first time.  We know that sustainable business practices are critical to success for the company and the community.”

 “The SEDCO annual meeting celebrates the energy and creativity of businesses in Scarborough,” said Karen Martin, SEDCO executive director. “It’s our way of thanking our businesses for choosing Scarborough and contributing to the community.”

The annual meeting program also features Jeffrey Sanders, President of Maine Medical Center, as the keynote speaker. Sanders plays a critical role in collaborating with physicians, developing relationships and initiatives aimed at strengthening market presence and integrating services and practice sites.

Sponsors for the event include Hannaford and Crossroads Holdings as the lead sponsors of the event. Silver Sponsors include Bangor Savings Bank, Biddeford Savings, cPort Credit Union, Gawron Turgeon Architects, The Holy Donut, Martin’s Point Health Care, Nonesuch River Brewing, Oak Hill Beverage, People’s United Bank, and Piper Shores.

Contributing sponsors included Blais Engineering, Enterprise Business Park, Fluid Imaging, Gorham Savings Bank, Katahdin Trust Company, Roxane Cole Commercial Real Estate, Saco & Biddeford Savings, and the University Credit Union.

“We want to sincerely thank our sponsors, said Killiard. The sponsors make it possible to keep the price of the event affordable for all.”  

Tickets are public and available on the SEDCO website or Eventbrite.