When Mark Quinn decided to move his commercial fitness company from Dexter, Iowa to Dallas Center, he decided to bring a new gym along with him.

DC Fitness and Tanning opened January 2013 at 1500 Sugar Grove Ave. Quinn, a dedicated marathon runner, opened the fitness center in Dallas Center to share his drive for exercise.

"I thought it was a good idea," Quinn said. "It’s what I want to do. I’ve run marathons for over 30 years, so fitness is something that I enjoy."

Quinn’s company, No Sweat Fitness, provided the equipment for the DC Fitness and Tanning. The new facility offers treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and a tanning bed. No Sweat Fitness also provides exercise equipment for universities, hospitals, and YMCAs around Iowa. The company is the only commercial vendor of Life Fitness brand equipment in the state.

Quinn hopes the gym’s new equipment will draw customers from Dallas Center and the surrounding communities. He also wants the proximity of his new facility to motivate Dallas Center residents to get involved in exercise.

"I think it will benefit the community because it’s something to do," Quinn said. "It gets people active, helps them lose weight, allows them to feel good about themselves, and helps them to achieve goals."

DC Fitness and Tanning is open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

The gym is scheduled to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week later this year. The gym sells memberships based on single, couple, and family rates.

For more information, call 515-360-6730.