Anytime Fitness

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Anytime Fitness is one of the fastest-growing fitness franchises in the world. This fitness giant has over 3,000 franchises located in 20 countries around the world. Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour fitness club that is open 365 days a year. Membership rates vary based upon location. Fitness center amenities also vary. Membership benefits include the use of all exercise equipment, fitness training, exercise classes that include cardio, Zumba, spinning, body conditioning, and yoga, and tanning salon services. 

Anytime Fitness was founded in 2002 in Woodbury, Minnesota by Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen and Jeff Klinger. By 2005, the founders had opened 77 clubs. Some of the clubs were located outside the United States. The fitness franchise continues to grow by leaps and bounds. It currently has over 3,000 fitness centers located in all 50 states, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, India, Spain, Qatar, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Grand Cayman, Australia, the Philippines and Singapore. 

Anytime Fitness is a wonderful fitness center for seniors because it is conveniently open 24/7/365. It has a wide array of cardio and exercise equipment to fit every skill level. After purchasing a membership, the senior is given a free fitness assessment that lets them know the areas they need to work on, and a full plan is outlined of how to achieve their fitness goals. 

Membership also includes access to a wide array of exercise classes such as Zumba, yoga, spinning, cardio and body conditioning. Seniors can also opt to work one-on-one with a personal fitness trainer. Anytime Fitness also works with health insurance companies such as Medicare to help pay for membership using the Silver Sneakers program.

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Ease 10/10
Cost 9/10
Cancellation 6/10
Customer service 6/10
Package options 8/10
Financial strength 10/10
Warranty 10/10
How do I get started?
Contact your local Anytime Fitness directly
How much does membership cost?
Prices vary by location, but average $40/month or $400/year
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, but check the rules of your local gym for conditions
Customer service
Yes, contact your local gym for customer service
Yes, contact your local gym for customer service
Package options
What packages are available?
Monthly membership plans and annual plans are available
Financial strength
Is the company financially strong?
Yes, it has over 3,000 locations in 20 countries
Is a warranty available?
A 30-day free trial is available
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50-64 Years
65-74 Years
75-84 Years

Seniors will likely appreciate the fact that Anytime Fitness caters to all skill levels and ages. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will work with a senior to attain all fitness goals. Seniors are encouraged to start out slow. No matter what the senior’s physical capabilities might be, there is something at every Anytime Fitness location to fit a senior’s exercise needs. The company provides a complete line of cardio equipment, plus weight machines. Seniors can also opt to join a class if a group exercise setting provides more of a workout incentive. 

Most Anytime Fitness centers work with health insurance or Medicare to help pay for membership. Medicare Advantage often pays for basic fitness center membership through the Silver Sneakers program, which helps qualified seniors join fitness centers.

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With advancing age, seniors may face a multitude of health problems such as cardiovascular issues, bone density deterioration and balance problems. Exercise is beneficial for all of these disorders. Anytime Fitness offers a variety of exercise machines that are geared towards cardio and muscle workouts, which help with bone density and balance. It also features exercise classes. Seniors will also have the opportunity to choose to work with a personal trainer one-on-one to tailor a customized program to fit their physical abilities and goals. 

Medicare Advantage and other health programs feature a program called Silver Sneakers. Seniors who must work out for health-related reasons can often have their full membership or a portion of the membership paid by the program. Most Anytime Fitness locations work with health insurance to assist with membership fees. The long-term health benefits of working out at a fitness center are undeniable, and have become a physician-suggested treatment and preventative method for many health disorders such as cardio, bone density and balance issues.


  • Open 24/7/365.
  • Membership allows you to work out at all Anytime Fitness locations around the world.
  • No long wait to use the many machines.
  • Seniors eligible for the Silver Sneakers program may receive free or discounted membership.
  • A variety of classes and personal training options are available.


  • Smaller fitness center, so less amenities such as pools. 
  • No senior discounts.
  • No luxury amenities like locker rooms.

Bottom Line:

Anytime Fitness lets you work out day or night. The gymsare never closed. This is extremely beneficial for individuals that do not follow the typical night/day schedule. Having the freedom to workout at night also means that you will often feel like you have the entire gym to yourself. The trained staff at Anytime Fitness will help a senior feel comfortable as they get to know the locations and the various machines. 

Membership at Anytime Fitness is a bit complicated because each location is independently owned and operated. Therefore, membership rules and fees may vary. Most locations offer both single and two-person monthly and annual memberships. A one-person membership averages $50 for sign up fees, and then $40/month or $400/year. There is also a one-time key fee of $35. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I pay for my membership? 

All Anytime Fitness centers are independently owned and operated, so they all have their own policies. Usually, membership fees are deducted electronically from your checking or savings account. 

Can I change my plan? 

Most locations allow members to upgrade. 

Can I cancel at any time? 

All memberships are managed by your home Anytime Fitness center. You must review the membership policy of your home gym to learn about individual cancellation policies. 

More Information:

Note: All Anytime Fitness centers are independently owned and operated, so they have different fees, services and membership rules. 

Overview: Membership fees vary by location, but you can typically purchase either single or double membership. Membership fees are paid either monthly or annually. 

Package Details: All fees vary by location. However, most locations offer single and two-person monthly and annual memberships. A one-person membership averages $50 for initiation fees and then $40/month or $400/year. There is also a one-time key fee of $35. Membership gives you access to all the workout machines and exercise packages. Members usually have 30 days to try out the service before they commit to a plan. 

Individual Plans: Anytime Fitness offers single and double membership plans. 

Family Price: N/A

Anytime Fitness App: Anytime Fitness offers a phone app that lets members peruse 1,100 fitness plans. They can also set goals and workout strategies using the app’s easy system. Additionally, seniors can update their stats using the app.

Discounts:  Anytime Fitness offers no discounts, although individual gyms in various locations may run their own promo events. 

Add-On Services: Each Anytime Fitness gym is independently owned and operated, so some may offer add-on services and others may not. 

Additional Company Details:

Anytime Fitness is a full-service fitness center that offers monthly and annual memberships. Membership prices vary by location. 

Payment Policies: All Anytime Fitness centers are independently owned and operated, so each one has its own unique payment policies. Most of the centers have members pay their membership fees via electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account. 

Cancellation Policy: Members should consult with their home fitness center to learn about its unique cancellation policy. All Anytime Fitness centers are independently owned and operated, so they all offer their own distinct cancellation policies. 

Warranty: Anytime Fitness gives members a 30-day trial to make sure they like the fitness center. 

Accreditation:  Anytime Fitness has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 6/13/2014. It consistently maintains an A+ rating for superior service and customer satisfaction. 


Anytime Fitness was founded in 2002. It has grown to be one of the largest fitness franchises in the world, with over 3,000 locations in 20 countries. All the centers are open 24/7/365.


Anytime Fitness 
6003 W Overland Rd Ste 203
Boise, ID 83709-3076
Tel: 208-473-0733

Kimberly Sharpe - Senior Advisor

Kimberly is senior researcher with Grandfolk® providing in-depth product and service reviews to empower senior buying decisions.