Anytime Fitness

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Anytime Fitness Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
71 Reviews
3.8
71 Reviews
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Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good experience, fun environment, decent pay with commission, free gym membership, flexible schedule at times (in 10 reviews)

  • The free gym membership was pretty good (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • No benefits, it's just you so not very easy to switch days off if needed (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, Long Hours, NO BENEFITS, Have to constantly clean bathrooms, floors, machines and pick up equipment, and much more (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Anytime Fitness part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work if you enjoy the fitness environment. Meet a lot of people and make many friends. Get free membership as well as access to every other club anywhere you go. Not very many dissatisfied customers, company makes it easy to sign-up and/or cancel membership. It's a 24 hour gym so you can come and go as you please.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. Handle many responsibilities without being compensated for them. Hard to get time off considering there aren't many employees at a single location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anytime Fitness full-time

    Pros

    I have a great base as a personal trainer there... and a free gym membership.

    Cons

    Hard to keep the flux of clients from happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  3.  

    HORRIBLE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Anytime Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free gym membership. Semi flexible hours. But they have no scheduling system, so they get mad at you when you don't know you're supposed to be there.

    Cons

    Forced to endorse things you don't believe in, the worst management I've ever seen, immature adults, owners who couldn't care less about the clients, let alone health. Completely clueless about all things fitness. They know nothing about running a gym. They blame everything THEY do wrong on you. Corporate does nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. You will never get good employees if you treat people as terribly as you do. If you want to run a gym, try caring about people and lose a few hundred pounds in the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Anytime Fitness part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked helping people succeed in weight loss

    Cons

    My boss was cheap and the place was dirty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work and great environment to help people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Anytime Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good training and events from the corporate office, great business model to mold your selling style, because they encourage you to listen and not just be pushy. Club culture and opportunity to help people is amazing, makes you remember why you got in the business in the first place.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't encompassing for the work a lot of the GM's will have to do, as you basically own the club with none of the perks of being an owner. Since most clubs are franchised and independently owned, the opportunity for advancement and promotions are cloudy, at best. There seems to be a disconnect between the corporate office and their franchisees that maybe aren't performing up to their standards. No real system or real time help for a Manager that maybe has a club owner who isn't engaged, and can perform duties relating to the business that only you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to be more involved in failing clubs, or clubs that have intense competition. Anytime thrives in communities where there isn't enough population to justify having a big box gym in town. They thrive when the town can be engaged enough that Anytime can be woven into the fabric of the community, but that isn't always the case with real big towns or certain communities. I would recommend bringing a franchise consultant to towns where clubs are failing so that corporate can find out first hand why clubs are failing. Also, I recommend some kind of promotion system for outstanding GM's where they can connect with like-minded franchise owners to become DM's or RM's. Not the typical system for Anytime, but having the most valuable people in the highest positions possible lead to a better brand because they can bring like-minded people in under them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible Management/No Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kensington, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kensington, MD

    I worked at Anytime Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working here and having daily interactions with members of all different fitness levels was extremely rewarding
    One is able to truly affect the lives of others and help them
    Free Gym Membership
    Very nice members and a great community

    Cons

    First and foremost, the manager is terrible, and can seriously benefit from managerial classes so she can better understand how to appropriately manage and interact with her staff. She lacks focus and is beyond tough to work with, along or in joint with. While she appears to be positive to most customers and says nice things, more often than not, she'll go on to somehow discredit them once they're gone. Money and herself are her primary concerns.
    Other then that, the compensation for trainers is good if your willing to work, but for employees it is terrible and has no benefits. Even more so you work lots of hours for little pay, the one positive for myself was the people (customers) I met and helped out along the way, made it worth it and the only reason I continued to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The manager is terrible, has no people skills. She only cares for herself! The time-off, work-life balance: both were bad but compensation for the amount of time spent was beyond terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good for part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at Anytime Fitness (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, steady stream of prospects, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    No structure for commission scale. You are promoted to a higher commission split based on manager decision not a concrete sales structure. Clientele can greatly influence sales potential. Insurance based memberships are included in sales goals even though they are basically free memberships that people may or may not have any interest in the gym or working out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to membership dynamics instead of blanket goals such as one client per ten members. Establish a commission split tiered to sales not whims.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A fun, fast-paced job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Anytime Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Meeting lots of new people, workday goes by quickly, great bonus structure.

    Cons

    Sales pressure, member complaints, long hours during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    lack of proper training/management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Germantown, WI

    I worked at Anytime Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    gym membership
    tanning
    free shower!
    never super busy so machines are free
    friendly members
    quiet
    clean
    flexible hours

    Cons

    the job ad said "light cleaning" but I ended up cleaning the entire gym top to bottom during a shift
    little training so you are forced to learn quickly as you'll be on your own most of the time
    management doesn't check in periodically on you
    not much room to grow
    part-time only (no benefits)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees more and give more feedback more often

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not what I'm used to...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    I worked at Anytime Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, nice facility and new equipment. Memberships are slightly more than your standard big-box gyms like Crunch and the clientele tends to reflect that. The members tend to be older, have more money and the gym isn't always busy.

    Cons

    Personal training is a bit pricy and clients have to commit to 3, 6 or 12 months at a time. Trainers wages start at $9 per half hour session where the client pays up to $45

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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