Anytime Fitness offers scholarship for best essay

If you have a real desire to get fit and healthier in 2009, and you live in the Quad Cities area, you might be just the person Jonathan and Leanne Schearer of Anytime Fitness are looking for.

The Schearers are offering a 1-year membership "scholarship" to Anytime Fitness for the person who writes the best essay describing why they can best benefit from a gym membership.

Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay about how the gym membership would help them improve their life, whether through weight loss, fitness, improved health or another reason. The Schearers said they are looking for someone who is specifically motivated to change their life through the membership.

Those who want to submit an essay may do so by mail or drop it off at Anytime Fitness, 6515 E. 2nd St. Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314; or by email at Please indicate on the envelope or subject line that the essay is for the Scholarship Contest. Deadline to submit essays is Jan. 28, 2009.

For more information, call Anytime Fitness at 928-443-5701.