Post # 1
I work overnight shifts… so I’m looking for a 24 hour place for my husband and I to start working out.
There are two about the same distance from us. Snap Fitness and Anytime Fitness.
So… does anyone out there have experience with either or both of them?
Which do you think would be more… big people friendly? I’m kind of stuck in this cycle that a lot of big people get into. Feeling like you can’t work out in public unless you already look in shape… and therefore never actually getting to work out and get in shape. Getting out of that shame cycle is… difficult. I don’t need judgemental gym employees making it worse.
Post # 3
I’ve been going to Snap with my now hubby for a while, and I’ve had good experiences with them. You see all kinds of people in the gym, and no one really pays attention to anyone else.
I haven’t tried Anytime, so I can’t offer you a comparison.
Post # 4
I have friends that go to Snap fitness and they really like it. I go to a gym that offers classes and Snap doesnt have that so its not a gym for me
Post # 5
I think it depends on your specific locations. Like, where we used to live snap totally sucked and anytime was awesome but I don’t think that’s across the board. I would go check them out and decide.
Also, re: shame, I studied this in school in exercise psychology classes and I can imagine how hard that makes it. Just remember that we all have our issues and baggage, and if anyone judges you they can just F off. The most important thing is doing something good for you.
Post # 6
I dont have any experience with Snap Fitness, but my FI and I do have memberships at Anytime Fitness. For the most part, it’s great. I’m from California, and don’t know how similar the gyms are, space wise, but I’ll give you my opinion about the ones out here:
There’s only 1 womens toilet and 1 mens toilet (each bathroom also has a shower inside). This sucks. Especially when you have to “go,” and someone is in there taking a shower! 🙁
There are only 2 ellipticals. When the FI and I go to the gym after work, these are almost always used up. I hate treadmills… so, I try to BS around with weights until one opens up. There’s supposed to be a 20-min time limit on them, when the gym is busy, but no one abides by that rule.
Other than that, it’s a nice gym. Things are always clean, the staff is friendly, it’s generally not *too* crowded.. and the price is nice (we pay $65 a month, total, for our memberships).
We’ve had a gym membership in the past at 24-Hour Fitness, and I gotta say, I sort of prefer that gym, because it’s huge. I know everyone likes small gyms, but I like the space of a large gym. I can go over here on the mats and do yoga-y exercises, and you can be alllll the way across the gym doing weights. At Anytime Fitness, you’re in close quarters with everyone. So your mat exercises are gonna be 5 inche away from the dude using super weights. I just like having my own personal space, lol.
Post # 7
thanks for all the help!
i can’t wait to get started.
Post # 8
@rosworms: i used to go to anytime fitness before i moved and the location i visited was huge. lots of machines to choose from and what not. the second location i utilized was a bit smaller but just as nice. i enjoyed it.