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Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen, and Jeff Klinger founded Anytime Fitness in 2002 in St. Paul, Minnesota. All three men were previous business partners who successfully owned, operated, and sold a local St. Paul fitness center several years ago. The idea for Anytime Fitness came after the founders worked as consultants for a firm that helped underperforming fitness clients’ increase their bottom line. As of 2015, Anytime Fitness has over 3,000 gym locations and 2 million clients. The fitness club opened their first international location in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and has since then expanded to locations in Australia, Canada, Grand Cayman, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, New Zealand, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Anytime’s nationwide manifesto is to “Improve the self-esteem of the world.” The company is less concerned with how many pounds and inches its clients use but more focused on their improved quality of living and outlook on life. In 2011, Anytime Fitness developed a health and fitness app for their website that is available to members and serves as a platform to download workouts, track food, and interact with other users to meet fitness goals.
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Anytime Fitness membership fees and contracts depend on the kind of membership you apply for and the location, but the average cost is typically $30 to $36/month; however, in other clubs, the membership fee is $44 for a single monthly membership and $39 for a 12-month membership. Couples can also enroll in the gym usually at a discounted price when compared to applying individually. If you are not sure of the fee, you can check the Anytime Fitness Membership Agreement where you will also find information on cancellation fees. The yearly membership also varies depending on the location, although the rate is usually in the $450 to $500 range. At some locations, Anytime Fitness offers a free month of memberships to the top male and female attendees each month. This means if you are a "gym rat" you have a chance to save money. Overall, Anytime's fees are less expensive than some of the nation's most popular gym chains, making it more affordable for the average working person to maintain a monthly membership. One membership gives you access to thousands of locations worldwide, so if you travel regularly, you can go to the nearest Anytime gym for no additional fee. Several gyms we reviewed only allowed members free access to one location.
The fitness club's gym membership fees may also be affected by offers, discounts, and promotions offered separately by location. each gym within the franchise is independently owned and operated by individual franchisees. Each state may also have a different cancellation fee or policy. For the accurate pricing details, contact a nearby location.
Anytime members have to pay an activation fee of $50. The company offers members a "No Member Left Behind" program. This is a program for all new members where they get a free 30-day "get-started" program with two complimentary training sessions, nutritional recommendations, and a customized workout plan. With Anytime Fitness, you also get a free month if you get friends and family members to join and if you refer four or more people, you get one year free. These perks are unique to Anytime as our reviewers have not found similar introductory offers at other gyms. The $50 activation fee is less expensive than the average fitness center, many of which charge upfront fees of $75 or more.
When it comes to health and fitness equipment, Anytime Fitness gyms offer:
Each of Anytime's gyms typically has the same equipment, with the exception of a few offering Tan Beds and Hydro Massage Beds. Due to each location being independently owned and operated, the set-ups all include free weights, Nautilus, stationary bikes, spin class bikes, Studio with Video Workouts, ellipticals and treadmills.
Customers at the health club enjoy group classes offered free with their membership. These classes include cycling, strength and conditioning, silver sneakers, step aerobics, Zumba, Yoga, and Pilates. There are some major gyms that offer more of a variety of classes but certain classes may come at an additional price.
With Anytime Fitness, there is no upselling or pressure of any kind to work with an on-site personal trainer. All trainers are in tune with members' abilities and goals and work diligently with one-on-one training in a friendly atmosphere. Customers especially like that Anytime offers a free fitness consult and guidance from personal trainers who aim to educate, not get them to purchase personal training sessions. Members can choose between group training and one-on-one sessions. Pricing is not discussed until you schedule a full inquiry and go to the local gym to inquire.
Anytime's biggest unique selling proposition is its 24/7 availability, which gives members access around-the-clock, even on holidays. Members receive a special "FOB" access key to get into the facility 24/7. The company ensures member's safety through cameras located on the premises. The company also has alarm fobs members can wear around their neck after hours that allows you to call for emergency service with a push of a button if you need assistance. Anytime even conducts background checks on every member, which can make customers feel more secure or more violated regarding privacy.
Many reviews have complaints about Anytime's "hidden fees" and the fact that it does not advertise its fee structure online. If you're able to track down a person who is willing to answer your questions on the phone about their payment plans, hidden and initiation fees, you will be able to alleviate much of the confusion and headache if you decide Anytime is the gym for you. We did, however, find a hidden fee called "key fob deposit" for $86.96. Anytime states that this deposit will be refunded after your annual contract (or lease) ends. Some customers who end their contract prematurely report difficulty getting this deposit refunded. A $38 fob key deposit is also charged to trial membership users if they want to use the gym after business hours. Some customers feel like this is deceitful since the offer is advertised as a one-week free trial.
According to Anytime's website, every club under the Anytime Fitness franchise is cleaned and maintained according to the highest standards. Customers generally have not commented about the gym's cleanliness in any significant detail. We did find that the level of hygiene varies from location to location. Overall, Anytime's cleanliness is average.
Other amenities the company offers at its fitness centers are free Wi-Fi, private restrooms, and private showers. Anytime is not replete with upscale amenities like many of their competitors who offer indoor/outdoor pools, spas, steam rooms, massage beds, cafés, etc. Also, Anytime does not offer childcare the way similar gyms of its size do.
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very difficult to get out the contract. still taking money after verbally telling them i wished to stop and also sending an email (they tell me it was not sent to Aldershot so does not count). I sent it to the direct debit email i get. Now tell me they will not refund the two months i have not used the gym.
The facilities are sparse in our town, only basic equipment is available. Wifi is spotty at best. I did not use any of the staff. Cancelling our plan was painful. I started to cancel 6 weeks prior to our end contract date. All paperwork was done, key fobs handed in one full month ahead of our end contract date. On the end contract date (16 September) they STILL removed another two week payment. I had to fight to get my money back as they stated the following, quote "After investigating further it was determined that the payment was drafted on the 16th. This means that you are contractually obligated to pay this fee since this date is included in your notice period." Use extreme caution and make sure you completely understand their terms, they are very complicated when cancelling, because they will auto renew you if you do NOT cancel.
I became a member of this gym after I had my 3rd child. It was nice to know I could go when I could go. Often more then not I would end up going after I got all my kids to bed and settled for the evening. Which was nice for me.... It was like I had my own personal gym because at that time it was hardly busy!
Been to a lot of gyms but seems to me that my pick of Anytime Fitness was well worth it and won't be changing gyms anytime soon
Been a customer for around two years have had pretty decent experience until recently when a gym that isn’t my home gym raised my rate 14 dollars after he called me to let me know his gym was a higher rate then I paid and I came to an agreement with him to not use his gym which was kinda weird since anytimes website says no additional fees to use other gyms. Just FYI really read the contract before signing so you don’t end up like me it’s crazy I have to pay a higher fee for a gym that is smaller than the one I usually go to
I chose this gym because it works with my lifestyle. 24hr , so i definitely should have no excuses.
Anytime in Fountain Colorado has some of the rudest, unsophisticated members. It is rare that anyone has decent form and gym etiquette is nonexistent. However if you like the constant clanging of weights and dirty coed bathrooms, then this is the gym for you. New mats were obviously purchased on the cheap and are useless and uneffective. It boils down to rude members and dirty conditions .
I love the convenience of being able to go when ever I want and around my schedule. Their machines were great and working. It was easy to get in and out with no "check in". My favorite gym so far.
I love Anytime Fitness. There is no hassle to get in and out and on your way. There are always enough machines and they are clean! My favorite gym experience so far!
when you walk in the staff knows you by name, they always say hi. its clean. doesn't smell awful. equipment works great. i like that it is not over crowded like the other gyms.
I needed to cancel, as I moved to a remote location over an hour drive to the closest location. On the contract it states I can notify the finance company so I gave them 30 days notice in writing. I got a call from the collections company 6 months later, the gym had continued to try to collect and it was now in collections. I called the Brampton location and spoke to Lauren the manager, and she said I was not allowed to notify the finance company so they didn't honor my cancellation. I explained that it is right in the contract which she obviously never read. She said if I prove it she will remove the collections. I sent her a copy of my contract showing that I can cancel with finance company. She didn't remove the collections which call me daily now, and she won't return calls. stay away from this company!
Love anytime fitness!! I can go whatever time works around my schedule and that's something I love about it. I don't have to worry about missing a certain time I signed up for. So, that's something I love!
its down the street from my house so that is convenient. not as packed or over crowded. front workers are pleasant and helpful. equipment are clean, and doesn't smell awful.
I did not like my trial at Anytime Fitness. It did the job the couple times I went there to try it out, but the customer service wasn't great and I didn't like the atmosphere of the gym. I ended up going somewhere else for a membership.
Anytime fitness is affordable but doesn’t have the best equipment and the people there are not very nice. We would definitely recommend a different fitness center.
clean gym, 24 hours at any location, free classes 3 times a week but many hidden fees, could not make a cancellation request until after my contract was over, cancellation request then took two months to process, would rack up $20-$50 in hidden fees in multiple months, key fob was $35 but once cancelling was told it came with member ship and there was no refund for returning it
Went in to do a cancellation form with one of the associates there, before that I had to talk to him for thirty minutes over the phone. I arrived at the gym to get it signed and ended having to wait outside for fifteen minutes. . My key fob was disabled and I got the feeling like they were waiting for me to give up and leave. Finally he opens the door, and he is standing pretending to be on his phone, I greeted him and he said nothing, just pointed in a aggressive posture to a vague direction in the gym . . I finally encountered another member of their staff and finally got my cancellation finalized. I forgot to mention this is the second time I’ve had to do this, they started charging me a few months ago two years after my first cancellation. . It’s not even worth going through the pain, too many discrepancies to list, unprofessional and rude staff, basic unclean equipment, and they’ll take money out of your account after you cancel. .
Simply the worst club experience I've ever had. Availability- F. Value-F. Customer Service-F. Billing-F
I have been a Haslett Anytime member for several years now! I actually look forward to my workouts! The owners and all employees have created a family-like atmosphere at this gym! I never hesitate to ask fitness advice! I was a member of the MAC for 22 years until switching to Haslett Anytime and I am so glad I did!
AnyTime fitness has a age rule which was a bummer because for some time I was not able to join because I was too young but they have a very clean and professional facility.
The gym itself is alright but not a lot of equipment and very little free weights. The price is actually pretty steep if all you need is a weigh room. You're basically signing up to be harassed by personal trainers who must need to sell their services. The company that manages the automatic payment is AWFUL! Incorrect charges, extra charges, mystery fees, charges after I cancelled - I won't trust them again.
I really liked the set up and the fact that it was never busy. The equipment is lacking compared to other gyms I have been to. Also, being female, I just don't feel safe being there when the staff isn't there. There are safety measures but I prefer to be at the gym when staff is at the gym. Also, I don't need 24 hour access to the gym.
Anytime Fitness is a good deal. They have high-quality machines but no classes. It is pretty small so it can feel really busy if you going during the early morning.
Josh and Mary Jo take s personal interest in helping you achieve whatever fitness goals you desire. And if you're not doing enough they're sure to motivate you to do so... Excellent staff. Excellent facility... Jerry
Good if you are just looking for a place to get in a workout close to your home. Bad if you are wanting other cool aspects of a gym. Rec centers have much more to offer.
Clean 24 hour gyms. Never seem to busy.
People are discriminated if they don't have a driver's license from Utah... cannot do the 7-day free trial before registration. Way to go... will never recommend this place to anyone from my community!
I was sexually harassed by the gym manager who is married (have tons of screen shots to prove) nothing was done. All they did was close out my membership. He still works there. Bluffton Indiana
PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP UPFRONT FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. DO NOT DO AUTOMATIC BANK WITHDRAWS. THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE MONEY OUT LONG AFTER THE CONTRACT IS UP. THEY WILL CALL YOU BEFORE YOUR CONTRACT IS UP TO RENEW BUT THEY DON'T BOTHER TO TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO CANCELL OR THEY WILL AUTOMATICALY RENEW IT. VERY SHADY!
I signed up for a 12 month contract. I quit going about 10 months ago....in the midst I moved 350 miles. When trying to cancel I was told I have to cancel at the branch I signed up with. My response? I’m seriously going to drive 350 miles to cancel a membership I haven’t used? The lady at my new area branch was very nice and provided me wit( the number to my original branch. I called 3 times, no answer no voice mail. I found the number for the original person in my phone and called that number....no surprise no answer no voice mail. They finally called back and I was told it takes like 30 days so I still have to pay for February....so again yet another month they are charging me for AFTER my 12 month agreement is up. He did email me the “cancel” paper which I sent back as a picture and was just notified corporate wouldn’t accept it, it has to be in PDF....of course it does. Do not sign up if you have any intentions of cancelling....this is absolutely ridiculous
I wanted to base membership as I have a hectic schedule and dont get time from work. But i was still pushed into personal training membership and told that it is free for a month and you would do the base membership after that. I have been to gym only once in 3months time frame. I had specifically asked for a base membership but still i was charged $600 additional for 3months. These people scamed me and I have contacted multiple times for this issue and the response i am getting is worse. As i am travelling out of the country they didnt consider my request and i was charged even after informing them as i couldnt sign some papers. This is ridiculous. Please be aware before joining. Princeton club is way better than anytime fitness.
I LOVED working out at Anytime Fitness. It is so nice to have it open all of the time and use the gym when is best for you. I was able to utilize the gym in the middle of the night- which I wouldn’t be able to do at another gym. Their staff was always friendly and they had a good selection of machines to choose from. I highly recommend.
I was definitely told when I joined I would receive the $75 fob key deposit back when I finish up but have just been down and told that it's not refundable. Have seen the same report on numerous websites now, they really need to make sure their staff know what the terms and conditions are!!!!
LOVE THIS GYM! I love that it is not overly busy and I am able to actually workout because not all the equipment is taken! Would recommend this gym to anyone who does not like crowded gyms.
I've been a member for a few months and at 75 I've been working out most of my adult life and find Anytime Fitness very clean facilities, newest equipment, and a professional staff and owner. I use Anytime Fitness on Cape Cod and in Kailua, Hawaii and absolutely happy with my decision to join.
My friend joined Anytime two months ago and because we work for the government, her application and fob fees were waived. She paid $15 and her $20 monthly fee for her and her husband. She raved about the place so I decided to check it out. I was told I could only receive 10% off the monthly fee of $40+. I had to pay $59 to activate the fob and another $200 for the activation fee. No freakin' thank you. And the manager of the gym I went to said it was the same owner for my friend's location and the one I went to. Seriously disappointed in this gym.
Anytime Fitness has good facilities and equipment. They also offer classes that are not super great. The instructors are super young and sometimes I feel like they do not know what they are doing.
It's always a good time at Anytime Fitness Center! I love their yoga classes. The staff is always super nice and friendly.
Don't like up-front fees for any service, but overall the price is cheaper than other places.
I was lied to when I signing up for a membership. The lady that gave me false information was let go. I'm being force to pay a fee when I was told there wasn't any. No one returns my phone, none of the managers can give me a straight answer. Shadiest gym I've ever been with.
I love the new gym in burley Idaho, it is clean and the employees are friendly! I am able to connect with Carol and he is not afraid to awnser questions or help with a problem you may be having! Livie is super friendly and also willing to answer any questions you may have! I Realy enjoy it there and the fact that I can go there any time is amazing I work nights so even on my days off you could find me in there at one or two in the morning
Email related: Anytime Fitness (Malaysia) does not respond to email. When i sign up a contract with Anytime Fitness Qliq Damansara (Malaysia), the person in charge told me that there will be a contract email to me and i did received that email. However, the content in the contract is 99% wrong, those are not the info i put when i filled in the form. And so i email them to correct it but no responds email after email sent. So i have to go over to tell the person in charge to change it. I signed up with a 12 months contract and i decided to stop continuing the membership after current contract ended. So, knowing that they do not respond to email, i went over to tell them in person on the 10th month of my contract, that i wanted to stop. The problem starts on the 11th month where Ezypay, the company that Anytime Fitness (Malaysia) uses to collect monthly membership fees, email me that my direct debit instruction for the 11th month does not go through. I still trust Anytime Fitness that time, so i just went over to the fitness center to make the last two months payment. After that, I called my credit card issued bank that i used to setup the direct debit payment, and the bank told me the payment went through on March 26, 2017. So, i email Ezypay the last two month membership fees i made and also my credit card statement that showing the date and time my card is being charged for the 11th month membership fees. Again, no email respond back. Payment related: As stated above, Anytime Fitness is cheating me on the payment.
Quit about two years ago , a debt collector sent me a bill today for $452.00. Thanks Anytime fitness
The gym is clean and well maintained but the whole contract thing is a pain. I haven't had time to use it for 3 months but they'll keep getting my money cause I'm stuck. It's also on the expensive side to join. Definitely check ur area for other options.
Take the time to read the reviews before considering this company. The Ramsey, MN location has been part of an experience I hope nobody has to go through. If your looking for a family friendly gym with any care or morals about their members, DO NOT consider Anytime Fitness. The owners of this location clearly don't care about the customer and the effects there staff comments have on there members. There are many other fitness companies out there to choose from. Stay clear of this location.
This gym is IMPOSSIBLE TO GET RID OF. They ignored my request by email that they told me to send and which I sent on November 15 to cancel because I moved away. Three months later it is February 24th and after multiple requests to the gym and billing company (abcfinancial), I get a call today that I moved too close to another of their locations to leave, AND they want me to cancel in person which would be a 4 hour drive. My contract is over. These people are like herpes in your bank account. DO NOT JOIN THIS GYM!
Gym is expensive way overpriced for what you get I regret signing up here. I moved and stopped going to anytime called and tried to cancel my membership they wanted me to go though a process but I forgot to complete and have been getting threats from lawyers saying I owe them 700 dollars the guy literally called my whole family making it sound like I stole a car or something I was super angry. It's a month to month membership to begin with but I would never ever recommend this gym to anyone don't sign that contract !!!
I was harrassed by the male staff after I had a talk with the manager to tell him to please leave me along he than came back the following week and called the police on me because I told him to please leave me along so I can work out. The people I was working out with ask why are you bothering this man he has done nothing wrong!!n I just need something to be done.
I've been training in the Anytime Fitness for a while. I like running on the treadmill. Lately, I was banned for Anytime Fitness Kew, because I was running for too fast, the reasons being my hands are on the handles, I told them I was testing my heart rate. But they said, that's unsafer manner. Before I was banned, I asked the manager, Simon Olive, what does it mean by unsafer manner, holding on the handles or too fast. When he did not reply my email. When I go and run, he banned me, i asked him why. He said, this is my gym, I do not want you here. I think he is just unprofessional. When I complained to the head office, the head office is just awful and said, if you want, I can cancel your membership. How rude and how unprofessional. They just do not know how to respect their members.
I moved and was 23.5 miles away from the gym and they only cancel for free if you are 25 miles, one way, from the gym. Cost me 130 dollars to cancel my membership for 1.5 miles. I don't know anyone that would travel 50 miles round trip each day to work out. I am a doctor and do not have the time for that, and they just could not understand how anyone does not have the time for that. Will NEVER EVER join or recommend this gym to ANYONE. And, this was my 2nd membership that I had with them because I really liked them.