how long before my home club will switch?
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I originally signed up for Anytime Fitness January 2011 at the club closest to my home, which closed down. My membership was moved to a club 30 minutes north, and I never used it. I have since moved and have been working out at the club that is closest to my new home for 2.5 months. I go between 4-6 days per week exclusively to that club, so I am using that gym pretty actively. My home club is still listed as the original one I signed up for. Does anyone know how long you have to work out at a club before it because your home club?

Thanks!

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It’s a very simple fix that can be taken care of by a club transfer. If you have not had a conversation with your club, start there. Your club is empowered to make this happen as well as the necessary tools/resources.

If for any reason you’re not getting traction, send me an email at tonyn@anytimefitness.com & we’ll figure it out for you.

Tony

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Tony Nicholson 137k
3 years ago
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Actually the intent behind having our members designate a home club (51% or more usage) is because o2is (club owners) need to know & forecast the wear & tear home club members will be placing on equipment.

If you use a club more than again, 51%, your monthly dues & any enhancentment fees should go to that club to ensure equipment is up to speed & in good working order.

Tony

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Tony Nicholson 137k
3 years ago
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Keith,

That's a bummerSad . The main stipulations with reciprocity are the 30 day rule, and after that you will show up for transfer to any club you use the most often. If you are eligible to transfer to another location you may be asked to pay their rates, especially if they are significantly different than your home club's rates.
The 30 day rule is in place to help prevent price shopping a bit and to also make sure the member gets off to a good start in their home club. It's unfortunate that your home club is calling you and telling you to keep using their club (this is what you are saying, right?). This is not the way of Anytime Fitness, but the way of an employee that is trying to keep your membership and money coming to their location by way of unethical practices. Use the club you enjoy the most and eventually your dues will start going to that club. In the meantime, your home club us still getting the $ for your membership. *All clubs are independently owned and operated. If you continue to have problems, please contact the customer solutions team at Anytime Fitness Corp. HQ.

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Jacqui Bliss 25k
about 1 year ago
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The Club can transfer you after 60 days since you are using that club only. Let the office know you are ready to be transfered =-)

Carrie Richmond 245
3 years ago
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I'm following up on this post since I don't believe Carrie answered mikki's question.

I moved out of the county and let my membership at the AF with which I originally signed up expire. A few months later I signed up with a new AF that opened up where I moved. It's been almost three months and my "home gym" as listed here on AH lists my account as "expired" and my home gym as the original. I have the same key fob.

What gives, AF?

Sky Pile 9.4k
3 years ago
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Cool, thanks for the response Tony. Sounds easy enough.

Sky Pile 9.4k
3 years ago
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Why does it matter what your "home club" is? Once you're a member of AF you're a member of every AF in the country, right?

aaronc879 290
3 years ago
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That is correct, Aaron. You're an ATF member to all clubs world-wide, regardless where you join. The only reason you should have to ask the club director to actually transfer where it shows your "home" club at, would be if you want to tan at that new club as tanning is per club. Other than that, your "home" club is also the club that has full access to your financials and agreement terms if you'd need to change your form of billing or anything like that. Hope this helpsHappy

Trisha VanHecke 70
3 years ago
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Also Aaron,

It's important to note that the pricing, amenities, club size, quality, etc. can vary quite a bit from location to location. Also, owners must take this into account along with their property lease or purchase and this varies quite a bit pending on location. Therefore, many clubs do charge different rates for their memberships. Please know that according to the reciprocity policy, members eligible to transfer may be responsible for paying the rates of the club that they use the most.
For example: an Anytime Fitness in a small market may only have a rent expense of $2500/mo. where another Anytime Fitness located in a prime urban area may be paying $10,000/mo. in rent along with many more city taxes and fees. Clearly the club with the higher rent has to also charge a higher rate for their memberships to stay in business. Reciprocity is great but it's also important to understand that the market dictates membership pricing per club.

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Jacqui Bliss 25k
3 years ago
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So, when the owner of my "home club" told me I had to use her club for 30 days, then I could use any other location. What she should have told me is, that I have you use her club 51% of the time. Or I get harassing phone calls. I guess it isn't really "Anytime Fitness". It's anytime as long as you use the club you joined in most of the time. Even though that gym is so busy before work I sometimes can't get into the showers to get to work on time?

Keith Burns 4.3k
about 1 year ago

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mikki3398 member since Jan '11

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