ANYTIME FITNESS REVIEW

Anytime Fitness started in 2002 and operates around 500 gyms with over 500,000 members across Australia. You should consider joining Anytime if you want a good all-rounder at a reasonable price and the ability to use any of their 500 clubs.

Price: $14.98 – $20.95 per week

Sign Up Fees: $99 + $69.95* for fob 

Contracts: Fixed (12 or 18 months) or ongoing contract

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: In some clubs, but very limited

Today we review Anytime Fitness.

We did a free trial at Anytime Fitness South Yarra and spent some time working out in their facility so that we can share our experience with others. 

We help fitness beginners overcome gym intimidation, sign up for their first membership and start working out with weights properly so they can achieve ongoing results with their body.

Let’s dive in.

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About Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness was founded in the USA in 2002 and has since grown to become a global franchise with over 4500 clubs worldwide. They also have around 500 clubs in Australia alone, serving over 500,000 members.

Anytime was the first gym chain to lead the charge with offering the ability to train 24/7 which lead to their extreme success. 

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What was my experience like?

I acquired a free trial at Anytime Fitness and tried out the facility myself, to ensure we could give an authentic, thorough review of the gym chain.

It’s important to note that Anytime Fitness is a franchise, meaning that each club differs greatly in size, cleanliness, customer service and pricing.

Here’s what I loved about Anytime Fitness:

✓ With so many different clubs around Australia and the world, Anytime Fitness is great for those who like to travel and still keep in shape. You’ll also find plenty of clubs in remote areas and country towns.

✓ Anytime is open 24/7, meaning you can workout whenever you like using your swipe key to open up during non-staffed hours.

✓ Anytime is fairly well priced at around only $70 a month, which is much cheaper than some of the other well-known gym chains I’ve seen.

Here are some of the limitations I noticed about Anytime Fitness:

 Most Anytime gyms we have visited have been pretty small in size and have a large number of members, which means it can get fairly crowded during peak times. 

✗ Anytime are very limited in their group fitness offerings. Occasionally, a club my offer very basic classes, but they aren’t a patch on other gym chains’ offerings.

✗ In most cases, you’ll need to pay the $99.00 sign up fee + $69.95 for your access pass, which is a big upfront cost and may put some new members off.

✗ During the first month of membership, you’ll only have access to your home club. This may be frustrating for those who want to go on a last minute trip and sign up for their gyms while they travel.

Anytime Fitness Opening Hours

Anytime Fitness is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for working out. You use a swipe key to access the club during non-staffed hours which you recieve when signing up.

If you’re hoping to sign up or ask any specific questions, you’ll need to visit Anytime Fitness during their staffed hours and these times may vary from club to club and throughout the week.

Anytime Fitness Staffed Hours

Here’s a general guide for Anytime Fitness staffed hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Anytime Fitness Pricing

A membership at Anytime Fitness will cost you between $14.98 and $20.95 per week, with prices depending on location and how long you sign up for. For example, prices tend to be lower in regional areas and if you sign up for longer compared to metropolitan suburbs and if you opt for a pay as you go contract.

Anytime Fitness has two forms of contracts: Fixed term (12 or 18 months) or Ongoing/Pay as You Go (offers the ability to cancel).

Anytime Fitness Sign Up Fees

The Anytime Fitness sign up fee is $99.00 plus $69.95 for your access key. There are ways to avoid paying this fee, such as signing up for longer periods of time or purchasing a membership during a promotional period.

It’s best to visit your local Anytime Fitness to ask them for more specific information.

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Anytime Fitness Equipment & Facilities

Anytime Fitness equipment varies greatly between locations, however, as a minimum, you’ll find the following:

  • Cardio machines such as treadmills, bikes & ellipticals.
  • Free weight area including dumbbells, straight and EZ bars, and portable benches.
  • Squat rack/cage(s) with barbells, plates, safety bars and clamps.
  • Machine area with leg press, assisted pull ups, leg extension, chest press, etc.
  • Floor spaces for warmups, cooldowns and stretching

In our experience, newer Anytime Fitness gyms have better equipment than older ones. In any case, you’ll have access to all facilities after a month.

Anytime Fitness also have your typical amenities including open lockers, showers/toilets, water taps and a reception area.

Anytime Fitness Compared to Other Gyms

Here’s how Anytime stacks up against other well known gym chains. You can find our in-depth gym comparison article here, which allows you to compare all the major gym chains side by side.

Gym Price/Wk Sign Up Fee 24/7? Classes?
Snap Fitness $12.95+ ~ $59.00 Yes Limited
Zap Fitness $9.95 – $14.95 $69.00 Yes Limited
Plus Fitness $13.95 + $78 – $128 Yes Limited
Jetts Fitness $14.95 $89 + $79 (for fob) Yes Limited
Anytime Fitness $14.98 – $20.95 $99 + $69.95 (for fob) Yes Limited
Club Lime $9.95 – $22.00 $59.00 Most Yes
Crunch Fitness $9.95 – $19.99 Up to $99  No Yes
Fitness First $17.00 + $99.00 No  Yes
Goodlife Health Clubs $13.95 – $27.99 $99.00 Most Yes
Genesis Fitness $9.95 – $20.00 $99.00 Some Yes
South Pacific Health Clubs $19.95 – $37.00 Up to $199.00 Most Yes
Curves Gym $13.70  $149.95 No Yes
YMCA ~ $18.00 – $28.00 Varies No Yes
Fernwood Fitness $22.00 $199.00 Some Yes
OrangeTheory $54.50 No No Yes
Crossfit Gyms ~$50.00 – $70.00 Usually no Usually no Yes
12RND Fitness $59.00 No No Yes
Body Fit Training $65.00 No No Yes
F45 Training ~ $65.00 No No Yes

* PLEASE NOTE: The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

Does Anytime Fitness Offer a Free Trial?

Anytime Fitness offers a 7-day free trial period, with no strings attached.  Visit their website to see which location is closest to you in order to get started.

Anytime Fitness Special Offers

Anytime Fitness do offer promotions several times a year – most often these involve the waiving of sign up fees. Keep an eye out for these on their website.

Does Anytime Offer Student Discounts?

Anytime does not advertise any student discounts online, however, some sources state that they do offer them. We suggest calling your local Anytime to find out what they have on offer, as it may vary between locations.

Does Anytime Fitness Have Classes?

Some Anytime Fitness locations offer group fitness classes, however, they are not very common and aren’t Anytime’s strong suit. If you are looking for a high-quality, wide array of group fitness options, Anytime Fitness is quite limited.

Most of their locations are also quite small and do not have enough space or a dedicated area to host group fitness.

Can I use my Anytime Fitness Membership at Any Location?

You can use your Anytime Fitness membership at any Anytime location after your first month. For the first month upon signing up, you will only have access to your home club.

How Can I Cancel my Anytime Fitness Membership?

In order to cancel your Anytime Fitness membership, you’ll need to contact your home club directly, either by visiting or calling.

If you signed up to a fixed term contract, you’ll be required to pay a cancellation fee plus and may face other charges if you haven’t completed the minimum term requirements. These will depend on how far short of the agreed contract length you are.

If you’re on an ongoing contract, you’ll need to make your final monthly payment before you leave, but won’t be charged a cancellation fee.

Can I Suspend my Anytime Fitness Membership?

You can suspend your Anytime Fitness membership for up to 3 months in any 12 month period. 

You can also put your membership on hold for longer than 3 months due to extraordinary circumstances, such as travel, medical or hardship reasons.