I've been working out at Anytime Fitness in Gilbert, AZ for two years. This is a review of my local club only, what it offers and what I like about it. I have only been to one other location so this won't translate to every location, but it should give a general idea of what to expect at other locations.
It's one mile from my house believe it or not, that is a big deal for me. I don't want to spend too much time driving to and from a gym. Even if a gym is only about 3-4 miles away, it all adds up in time and gas.
My old gym, which was call Fitness Works, was great at first. I left that gym because they took away all of the functional fitness equipment from the basic membership members. They moved it into a separate room and filled in the old open area with equipment.
No longer could I do Kettlebell, slam ball, step exercises, small HIIT circuits, or 3 X 3 Matrix Training.
Anytime Fitness in Gilbert, AZ has a large amount of functional fitness equipment. It has Kettlebells, TRX straps, weighted bars, various steps, Bosu ball, bands, rollers, medicine balls, etc. Depending on what I'm doing, I like to do about 15-20% functional fitness.
All the available functional fitness equipment was a big reason why I joined. I don't use it every workout, but I do several times per week.
With it being "Anytime" and having 24-hour access, this was appealing.
The functional fitness room is open to all members.
Even though there is no locker room, there are 3 restrooms each with a shower.
For being a small to medium sized gym, it has a really good variety of machines and equipment. *(Not every single piece of equipment will be listed)
Racks and Platforms:
6-7 Flat Screen TV's
Anytime Fitness in Gilbert, AZ doesn't have every amenity. That's OK. Some gyms that have all the bells and whistles charge you for these things.
Anytime Fitness doesn't have a pool, sauna, racquetball courts, basketball court, hot tub, childcare, and it doesn't have a locker room. It does have cubbies and lockers near the entrance.
It doesn't have a packed schedule of fitness and bootcamp type classes. I think there are 3-4 group classes per week. They tried to grow their class schedule, but from what I can tell, very few people were interested.
It also doesn't have salespeople constantly trying to upsell you on personal training packages and supplements.
If you don't have a workout program to follow or maybe you are looking for something new. I have developed a medium to fast paced program that is highly effective and adaptable to home or a gym. It is called 3 X 3 Matrix Training. There are three exercises in each matrix with three reps each and there are three rounds. Get it here.
I'm just an average 40 something guy with a family who wants to help people get fit and healthy. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Education (UTEP 1991) and a Master's degree in Kinesiology (Sam Houston State University 1993) I became a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) in 1994 from the National Athletic Trainer's Association. I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1999. I have worked out (mostly) in some form or fashion since high school. I'm not super fit and I don't have a six-pack. I've don't Spartan and a few other obstacle races. I've done home fitness DVD's and worked out at gyms. I'm not a runner or a Crossfitter. I don't eat perfectly, but do understand it's importance. There are too many people who are not healthy and too many people who don't know how to enter the fitness world. There are too many personal trainers that are not qualified to work with people, especially beginners. There are too many false thoughts, gadgets, and expectations and I want to guide people down the right path so that they have success. If I share a product or service with an affiliate link, I either use the product or know the product. I don't know everything, but I know a thing or two.