Anytime Fitness Guest Policy Explained

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Anytime Fitness is a great fitness facility for all sorts of people. Like many gyms, members of AF often become evangelists, encouraging their friends to join.

Sometimes it’s not just that you want your friend or family member to try out the gym. Having a workout pal can be beneficial to you! Working out with a friend can motivate you and help you achieve your goals. 

The question is what is the Anytime Fitness Guest Policy? Does Anytime Fitness allow guests?

The good news is that you can certainly bring a guest to Anytime Fitness! Most of the facilities will allow it, though note that there are some that do not. This will vary from one location to another. 

To explain further what you need to do to bring a guest to Anytime Fitness, let me tell you about my experience when I tried to barring one of my besties there. 


I Need A Gym Buddy!

I am proud of the progress I made while working out at Anytime Fitness. However, there are days when I really need a boost in motivation. 

Having a gym buddy is a help. You can both motivate each other in those times when you feel a bit too lazy to work out. Some people just love having that additional competition and encouragement. 

As for me, I just one someone to be with. My besties are perfect for that. We get to build strength together, while making ourselves look fabulous. 

However, I had a hard time convincing them. Some already belong to other gyms, others just prefer to go for runs, and others just want to work out at home. 

Luckily I had one friend willing to give AF a try. But I didn’t want to pay her whole membership fee in order to see if she liked the workout.

As we all know, Anytime Fitness isn’t the cheapest gym around. But I simply love the atmosphere in it.

Does Anytime Fitness Allow Guests?

That led me to question whether I could bring my friend as a guest when I work out at Anytime Fitness.

The great news is that they have a guest policy, so you can certainly bring a guest there. 

However, before you do that, there are some things you should do first. 

1. Check with Your AF

The first thing you should do is to call up your specific local Anytime Fitness to confirm that they follow the standard policy about bringing a guest. Luckily, ours allow members to bring guests.

However, after doing some research, it appears that a small number of locations don’t follow this policy.

It is best to always check.

2. Only Go During Staffed Hours

Secondly, you should only bring your guest during the hours when the gym is staffed. Although Anytime Fitness allows you to work out at any time of day, the time you can bring a guest is limited. 

All guests are required to sign in before they can enter the gym. That is why you can only bring them when the gym is staffed.

Always remember that. 

The gym could be open for members after hours because there are camera monitors. However, guests are not allowed at those times. 

Your fob key is only for you to gain access to the club after hours.

If you use it and let a guest in, the cameras will see you, and you could end up being fined for a violation of your agreement with the gym. 

According to their policy, uninvited guests are a breach of security. Aside from being fined, your fob key could also be deactivated. 

I and my bestie went there one Saturday afternoon. It was great because the sign-up was quick and easy.

After a few minutes and a couple of forms, she was able to enter the gym with me. 

We had fun working out that day and eventually I convinced her to become a member! It’s been months and we are still working out together.

Having a friend for support is huge.

The Free Visitor Pass

If you want to try out Anytime Fitness but you don’t know any member that could bring you as a guest, you can still go and try the gym for free.

That is through the free guest pass. 

The guest pass will give you free access to the gym for 7 days. This is a great way to try the gym without commitment. The free pass is offered to those who live or work within the vicinity. 

There is a simple requirement of providing a photo ID for the sign-up procedure. After that, the staff can give you a complimentary tour of the gym. 

Anytime Fitness Guest Policy Details

If you plan to bring a guest to Anytime Fitness, you have to make sure that they are of legal age. Typically the guest needs to be 18 and above or they won’t be allowed. 

In some cases, some Anytime Fitness facilities could allow those who are 12 years of age and above if they have a guardian present. That will depend on the policy of the local Anytime Fitness gym in your area. 

If you are working out, you should not bring your child. AF does not have child care services.

Kids won’t be allowed unless they are also members and meet the minimum age requirement of the gym you are going to. The minimum age requirement varies from one gym to another.

When you want to bring a guest to your local Anytime Fitness gym or if you have any questions in your mind, the best thing to do is to contact your local gym. You can call them up or stop at the desk to get more information. 

Although there are more than 4500 locations worldwide, the policy is not the same for all locations. Some of the policies and promotions can change depending on the location or management of the specific Anytime Fitness gym. 

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Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).