When I first moved to Cebu, one of the first things that came to mind, was where I would go to work out. I wasn’t very familiar with the different gyms in the area, and so I went on a mini adventure. After looking at a few gyms, I finally found one that really fit my lifestyle and that also fit my budget. I won’t mention the other gyms of course, but I can say that one really stood out because of how convenient and easy it would be to fit it into my busy life.
Everyone knows that there are only so many hours in a day. Everyone has his or her own busy lives and schedules that he or she have to balance. Between work, and family life, or personal time, we are all looking for convenience because time is valuable.
I was immediately attracted to the idea that I could go to the gym at any time, and practically anywhere. Not only that, but it was very easy when it came to applying and officially becoming a member of the club. Continue reading for a list of all the benefits that convinced me to join Anytime Fitness!
You already know that Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym. You can go in as early or as late as possible—whatever works for you. Because of the nature of my work, I have an unconventional schedule, and it makes it impossible to go to the gym at the same time every day. There are times where I want to go early in the morning, maybe in the afternoon, or late in the evening. This flexibility is why Anytime Fitness worked for me. Those who are call center agents, bartenders, nurses, real estate agents, truck drivers, restaurant staff, IT, and the list could go on, can all benefit from the flexibility provided by Anytime Fitness.
One amenity that stood out to me was the bathrooms/showers at the Anytime Fitness gym. You can have the privacy that you want when changing, or showering after a workout. The other gyms I’ve visited in Cebu have shared shower space, or semi-private showers. At Anytime fitness, you have your own shower room that you can lock from the inside. They even provide the body soap! A red light also lights up from the outside, signaling other gym-goers that the bathroom is occupied.
Furthermore, what really won me over was the staff. I’ve never felt so at home at a gym. They always greet you and are always smiling. They are friendly and welcoming, and don’t shy away from conversation if that’s also something you are looking for. They keep their distance of course if you’re the type that gets in the “zone” when working out. They basically adapt to whatever situation is at hand, and it surprises me how cognizant they are of their member’s needs.
I was so impressed with the janitorial staff because the equipment and bathrooms are always clean. They are always busy making sure that you have a hygienic environment so you can focus on what really matters.
Also impressive are the personal trainers (PTs or coaches). They are always there to help if you have any questions, and are well qualified and knowledgeable about a wide-variety of health and wellness topics as well as exercise routines that are specific to a particular member. No one member is the same right?
Then there are the fitness instructors for the classes they offer. I had never taken a yoga class before but was so impressed with the professional and friendly nature of the instructor. I also tried a functional 50 class (circuit training) where the instructor was very good at pushing the class and motivating participants. Even the body beats and Zumba instructors are also excellent. For further information on the classes offered at Anytime Fitness, you may also read my other article titled: 7 Activities Fitness Enthusiasts Can Enjoy at Anytime Fitness.
Last but not the least, you have the managerial staff. The managers are so vibrant yet warm. They can be the most talkative at times because they get to know their members.
If you’re part of the club, you’re part of the network that is the Anytime Fitness family! They always inform me about what’s going on, and what I really admire is they have a clear vision for the club. They really want what’s best for the members and really believe that Anytime Fitness is where you “get to a healthier place”.
Finally, the coolest part about being an Anytime Fitness member is the community. You may already know this, but just to reiterate, if you are a club member, you can access any other Anytime Fitness gym in the world! If you are the type that travels often, then you won’t have to pay ridiculous one day fees. You can always count on an Anytime Fitness gym to be nearby. It may or may not be just around the corner, but still, it’s pretty cool to know that there are over 3,000 clubs globally in 20 countries, and 30+ clubs nationwide in the Philippines.
So there you have it, all the reasons why my gym should be your gym too. Not only is it open 24/7, the private showers, the staff and instructors, as well as the community all combine to make this into an exceptional club.
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