Anytime Fitness In NE Ankeny

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  1. ameshammer

    ameshammer Member

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    Does anyone belong to Anytime Fitness on NE 28th in Ankeny??? I am considering joining, but was curious if the place is clean, really busy in mornings, and if anytime fitness memberships are transferrable. Any insight would be great.
     
  2. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    Well ameshammer. I actually work at the Ankeny Anytime fitness. So I can help you out.

    I work in the membership office. My uncle is the owner of that location as they are all actually independently owned franchises. I will tell you from first hand experience that the facilities are very very clean. We have staff (me) clean them up after the morning rush, and a night staff come in nightly and clean them up after the afternoon crowd is done. We are taking great pride in keeping our facilities up to the expectations of all of our members. With state of the art equipment, cleanliness, and staying on top of any repairs of that may need to be done.

    Like I said before my uncle and aunt own the Ankeny location (also HUGE ISU fans like me) and they have lived in the town for a long time. They took over January 1st and have improved the overall appearance of the club greatly.

    Your membership to Anytime Fitness includes access not only to our location, the other locations in the metro area, clubs in the state of Iowa, and the other 1,500 locations though out the nation. Also, the membership is 24 hours a day, so we specialize in working around your specific schedule.
     
  3. ameshammer

    ameshammer Member

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    Thanks for the info, but I am looking for feedback from actual members (not an ad from the owner's family).
     
  4. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    Thats understandable, I can tell you though that our busiest times in our club are from 4:30-7 in the mornings, and roughly 4-7 at night. But never to busy where you cannot use any equipment.

    Please do note though that we took over the reigns on January 1 so however the club was run prior to that hopefully those same views are not reflected on view of the gym now. We have put alot of work into improving the facilities for our current and future members.
     
  5. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I'm a member of the Johnston one and have no issues but each has probably their own plus/minuses.
     
  6. rebelcyclone

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    +10 Anytime Fitness is a well run franchise system. I have been to many throughout Iowa, and they all are run very well. High standards, good equipment, professional staff, clean, and plus OPEN 24/7.
     
  7. yler4cy

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    I am actually a member of this gym. I have lived in Ames, Waukee and Ankeny and think that the gym in NE Ankeny is the best I have been to so far. I used 2 in Ames and 1 in Waukee. Morning hours there is not to many people there. I usually get to the gym around 4:30pm and it is starting to get pretty packed at that time. I do lift on Friday mornings, usually around 9 or 10am and I can get right in and get my workouts done. The gym seems to be very, very clean and they also take good care of their equipment. I would highly recommend Anytime over others. I have had memberships at such places like Ames Racquet and Fitness and think that Anytime is by far better and treats their customers better as well.
     
  8. b3r3m

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    We've been members at the Ankeny location for almost 2 years now. We like it. Our criteria was close to home and open 24 hours. It's fairly clean although I have been a little disappointed when I see TVs not working for extended amounts of time. They have a lot of cardio machines and each one has an individual TV. They seem to take a while to fix these TVs and that's the best part of the machines! The amount of weights, weight machines and cardio machines are sufficient for our needs. We just renewed our membership so overall, I would recommend it.
     
  9. BuzzBuzzBuzz

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    Anyone have the same info - thoughts on the North Ames location?
     
  10. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the TV thing. Plus I'd like to see a few more channels added.
     
  11. yler4cy

    yler4cy Well-Known Member

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    Which one? If you are talking about the one on West Lincoln way (west of South Dakota) It is not the best I have seen but is nice. I liked it due to the fact that it seemed that you could get in and get your work done without a ton of people in there. That is the only that I have been in in Ames.
     
  12. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    I have used the one in West Ames and think it works out great. There are some times during the day when it is a little busier, but even then you are able to use whatever you want. I have seen the North Ames location but never worked out in it. At that location, there is more of a focus on cardio machines rather than lifting equipment. The West Ames location has a great variety for lifting.
     
  13. linkshero

    linkshero Active Member

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    I have been a member there since it opened. The previous owner is a huge Husker fan, so I'm glad it changed. I think it is ok. I have it because I work out at weird times. The equipment is ok, the free weights are above average. They have a decent Smith machine so you can do a lot of free weights if you don't have a spotter. Their treadmills are below average, and as others have said, they tv's don't always works. Not very many channels to choose from. Maybe the new owner will change it.

    They have a Precor back stretcher, which if you have not used, you should try it. Single best piece of equipment in any gym.
     
  14. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    I workout at the one in NE Ankeny. Ive had membership about 2 years. Its a pretty decent little gym. For the price its hard to beat. I usually end up working out later at night, but my wife goes in the AM and seems to like it.

    Cardio equip often has broken TVs and the treadmills are ok. Eliplticals are nice. Weights are better than adequate.
     
  15. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    Dont worry, although the old owner is a big husker fan, the new one is a HUGE Cyclone fan.

    We are currently in the process of fixing all the TVs that have problems, and hope they will be done soon. As for the amount of channels you get on the TVs. We have plans of getting mediacom, however the building has to be wired so we are able to receive mediacom. So we have to wait until they are able to come in and do that. I think the rep said sometime in April is when they should be able to do that.

    As for cleanliness, we always have an open mind for improvements, and if any member has any suggestions we will gladly hear them out, and do the best we can to make the gym better.
     
  16. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    And thank you to everyone who has positive things to say about our club. Although this may be just a local message board. It means alot to the entire staff that people have good things to say about our gym.
     

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