Nationwide Gyms, any recomendations?

Old Dec 10, 18, 3:52 pm
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There's a planet fitness on Alpha road, and then there's Copper fitness as well.
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Old Dec 17, 18, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by KRSW View Post
My vote is for Anytime Fitness. I've had a membership for ~8 years now. The gyms are usually on the smaller side, but aren't overcrowded and have all of the essentials. They're all franchised, so there's some variability between them, but I've only come across one which was lackluster. They don't always have locations in larger cities (none in NYC, but many in Chicago, LA, 10+ in London), but it's amazing all of the small towns I've been in which did have them. Some of the small town ones were some of the best.

I've sometimes used them as a pseudo airport lounge, as a quick pit-stop / shower / email (WiFi) stop.

Ya I vote this too if you would like to have worldwide gym access.

For anytime fitness. You pay for one location membership, but you can access to all the gym around the world. I tried once when going for a business trip in Japan. However, I forgot to bring my key when I went for USA business trip, which end up didn't manage to hit the gym there
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Old Dec 26, 18, 10:27 am
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Ya I vote this too if you would like to have worldwide gym access.

For anytime fitness. You pay for one location membership, but you can access to all the gym around the world. I tried once when going for a business trip in Japan. However, I forgot to bring my key when I went for USA business trip, which end up didn't manage to hit the gym there
Interesting. I'll have to take a look at Anytime Fitness. Thanks.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 8:24 pm
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I was going back and looking at old threads I started and saw this one had almost 30k views!
As an update, I started using Planet Fitness's "black card" for $20 per month and most cities have a gym in the chain. They are consistent, clean and fit my needs as a traveler.
​​I primarily travel by car domestically. I am a PF black card member for $20 per month. They are located in every city that I travel to, most within 1-3 miles from the hotels I frequent. I like to exercise after my work day so the 24 hour model works well for me. Also, I like the hydro massage beds which help me to relax after a stressful work day. My gym bag is always packed and includes protein supplements if I need the extra nutrition while on the road.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 1:11 pm
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​​I primarily travel by car domestically. I am a PF black card member for $20 per month. They are located in every city that I travel to, most within 1-3 miles from the hotels I frequent. I like to exercise after my work day so the 24 hour model works well for me. Also, I like the hydro massage beds which help me to relax after a stressful work day. My gym bag is always packed and includes protein supplements if I need the extra nutrition while on the road.
I feel for domestic US travel, Planet Fitness is the way to go. Thanks
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Old Jan 3, 19, 5:44 pm
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I feel for domestic US travel, Planet Fitness is the way to go. Thanks
better equipped than anytime?

anytimefitness.com
2840 in US & CA and 4494 worldwide

planetfitness.com
1600+

goldsgym.com
700+

24hourfitness.com
400+ in 13 states
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Old Jan 4, 19, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
better equipped than anytime?

anytimefitness.com
2840 in US & CA and 4494 worldwide

planetfitness.com
1600+

goldsgym.com
700+

24hourfitness.com
400+ in 13 states
Great question. I think I'll check out a few more Anytime Fitness locations and get a better feel for them.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:51 am
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It looks like Anytime Fitness locations are primarily located in suburban areas which may make it less convenient for a business traveler. At least with Planet Fitness, there are locations in convenient downtown/central areas in most major cities I checked (NYC, Chicago, LA, SF).

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better equipped than anytime?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 12:59 pm
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A couple of differences between Anytime vs. Planet (and why I chose Anytime over it):
1) Anytime is open 24/7, all clubs. Planet didn't used to have any 24/7 operations. Now some locations do, but most aren't open 24/7. Notably, many aren't open 24 hours on weekends, which is one of the few times I get any free time.
2) Anytime is international. Even domestically, I've found clubs in remote places such as towns with a population of 5,000 people.
3) Anytime clubs tend to be smaller. I don't like working out in a giant gym filled to the brim with people.
4) Anytime's decor won't offend those who aren't color-blind.
5) The local Anytime's staff were very up-front about costs and such. No long-term contracts at mine. Not sure how it's done now since I've been a member for 8+ years.

Cons:
1) Gyms are franchised and not all of them are great. Out of all the ones I've been to, there's only been one which was sub-par (Tampa, Kennedy Blvd), but there's a very nice one just a few blocks away.
2) No locations in NYC (Planet has 4)
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Old Jan 4, 19, 11:53 pm
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Planet Fitness has 11 locations in Manhattan alone. I think there are 35+ now in NYC. Some are just a few blocks away from each other.

Originally Posted by KRSW View Post
A couple of differences between Anytime vs. Planet (and why I chose Anytime over it):
1) Anytime is open 24/7, all clubs. Planet didn't used to have any 24/7 operations. Now some locations do, but most aren't open 24/7. Notably, many aren't open 24 hours on weekends, which is one of the few times I get any free time.
2) Anytime is international. Even domestically, I've found clubs in remote places such as towns with a population of 5,000 people.
3) Anytime clubs tend to be smaller. I don't like working out in a giant gym filled to the brim with people.
4) Anytime's decor won't offend those who aren't color-blind.
5) The local Anytime's staff were very up-front about costs and such. No long-term contracts at mine. Not sure how it's done now since I've been a member for 8+ years.

Cons:
1) Gyms are franchised and not all of them are great. Out of all the ones I've been to, there's only been one which was sub-par (Tampa, Kennedy Blvd), but there's a very nice one just a few blocks away.
2) No locations in NYC (Planet has 4)
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