After adding another tenant -- its largest yet -- the former Zettler Worthington Hardware building in downtown Worthington is nearly full.

After adding another tenant -- its largest yet -- the former Zettler Worthington Hardware building in downtown Worthington is nearly full.

Snap Fitness opened its doors earlier this month at 661 High St., and owners say it's gaining traction in Worthington.

The small chain of gyms is meant for convenience and a get-in-get-out mentality.

"It's a convenience factor; Snap is built on that premise," owner Roman Heath said.

The gym is open around the clock and aims to bring those in the 30-65 age group who are looking for a quick workout rather than power lifting or a CrossFit-style experience.

Lots of treadmills and machines replace free weights and other, more intense workouts.

"It's 24/7, so you can come in whenever you want," Heath said. "The first couple of weeks definitely met expectations. We signed up a lot of local members and people who, when asked, say, 'We can walk over there or ride our bike over there.' It's definitely convenient for them."

Kipp Edgington is a business partner of Heath's and operates other Snap locations. He said the business model perfectly fits with Worthington's demographics.

"This is a business model that's kind of an alternative to the big-box gyms," he said. "We cater to the upscale ... type of clientele. Housewives, business professionals, young couples who don't want to go to Gold's or Planet Fitness and prefer to go to something that's a bit more of a boutique deal with their neighbors."

To renovate the old hardware store location, owners installed hardware floors but embraced the building's exposed brick interior.

With many additions, renovations came to more than $1.5 million, according to both Heath and Edgington.

But Heath said that investment was worth it.

"Keeping the integrity of the building, keeping the old-town feel was very important to us," he said. "Being an old hardware store, there's lots of history with that building. There was a ton of work that needed to be done, and we were able to pull that off for a perfect marriage of an old feel of the building as well as new gym for members."