We’ve recently reviewed a string of Gyms / Fitness Centres on the Central Coast for their offering and value for money.
I was an avid Gym user in my younger years, and am now heading back to the Gym, so I know what I’m looking for.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of great things to say about Anytime Fitness West Gosford.
Despite being called ‘Anytime’ Fitness there is no staff attending the Gym on weekends, and during the week you are limited to 10 am to 7 pm. Yes, you get an access card, but what if you only attended on the weekends or early or late during the week and had questions about using the machines. Surely this obligation should not fall on other Gym members to pick up the slack, that’s kind of what you pay Anytime Fitness for.
Anytime Fitness West Gosford is highly overpriced for what they are offering and the facilities available. No Sauna, No massage chairs and a few more facilities missing from the normal offering
The initial joining fee is a rip off at $99 and then you still need to pay for an access card priced at $69.95
You are then locked into a 12-month contract making it a total spend of $815.40
The staff seem to be rude, well at least the person we spoke to. We asked a simple question so what are you offering for $14.95 per week, as we have seen Planet Fitness for $3.95 per week.
The response was this:
“We’re never going to compete with Planet Fitness, and for $14.95 you get access to the gym equipment.”
Do you have a Sauna, “No”.
Do you have Massage Chairs, “No”.
So I’m pretty much getting nothing much for my money, no extra features over Planet Fitness’s offering.
“You need to come and see the equipment and compare the 2 places”
The news we do have for Anytime Fitness is yes you are right, you are not even close to competing with Planet Fitness not even in the same league.
We found Planet Fitness to be a more rounded Gym with a better offering for half the price.
Paying a premium for Gym membership should ALWAYS benefit the customer, I really do not care if the equipment cost $10,000 more, it just means it will benefit the owners in the long run. The fact is basic equipment is far more reliable and more effective than some of the latest equipment.
Gym memberships should be affordable, and not attempt to lock you in for 12 months. There is a high percentage of members who join, attend a few times and never return, yet continue to pay out their obligation to the Gym.
What about the Gyms obligation to you, as long as you are paying they should be obligated to motivate you back into the Gym.
Address: Riverside Park 6, 7/69 Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford NSW 2250
Phone: (02) 4322 4355
West Gosford Link: https://www.anytimefitness.com.au/gyms/au-1474/west-gosford-nsw-2250
Monday 10am–1pm, 2–7pm
Tuesday 10am–1pm, 2–7pm
Wednesday 10am–1pm, 2–7pm
Thursday 10am–1pm, 2–7pm
Friday 10am–1pm, 2–6pm