The most secretive body parts are muscles, which hide behind layers of skin and appear only occasionally to help lift cars off trapped kittens. Flex your biceps in the absence of a cat emergency with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three months of gym access (a $141 value) and three personal-training sessions ($135 value) at Anytime Fitness. This Groupon is good at 18 participating Austin-area locations (see the sidebar for details). The normal $99 enrollment fee will be waived for Groupon holders who choose to join Anytime Fitness at the end of the three months.
As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. After selecting the most convenient location, you'll receive a personal keycard to access the inner sanctum of body-blessings, ensuring that roving muscle salesmen and treadmill tumbleweeds can't join in the fitness party. Besides creating a safe, secure gym atmosphere that fits members' life schedules rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cut down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio and strength equipment. Personal-training sessions are available at each of the offered facilities and are usually available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (may vary by location and trainer; check the schedule at your preferred location).
Anytime's open schedule ensures that prime-time television schedules, after-work raves, and impromptu hot dog-throwing contests don't impinge on members' fitness goals. For extra motivation, buy three months for a gym buddy—particularly if he or she is bashful about crowds, works odd hours, or is Edward Hopper.
- It's clean, the trainers are nice... It's just the perfect size. The machines are great! – carolina a. on the Anderson Mill Road location
- I shopped around for gyms and decided on Anytime Fitness as it was new, convenient, and not crowded like the mega gyms. It has everything I need and more without being overwhelming and overcrowded. – Zach M. on the Guadalupe Street location