I used to be like some people, complaining about how expensive gym monthly dues were. When I started working out (just before turning 40 years old), I began to understand why regular trips to the gym should be a part of everyone’s daily routine – and budget. The money spent on gym membership is a good investment – because it adds a lot of positives to your life. What you take out of your pocket or wallet will eventually go back to you in the form of something more precious than money.

This is the reason why I decided to invest in Anytime Fitness. Located at the 5th floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier, it is the first 24/7 gym in Cagayan de Oro –  it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means you can workout any day and time you want.

Anytime Fitness Cardio Equipment
WiFi-connected treadmills and elliptical trainers.

Apart from this, you can also choose from a variety of fitness programs and join as many group classes as you can because your membership is unlimited. You don’t have to worry about paying for your favorite yoga or Zumba class while also keeping your monthly fee updated. The membership fee already covers every program and group class, in addition to the use of all the equipment, lockers, and bathrooms.

Things You Can Do at Anytime Fitness

Aside from the treadmills and elliptical trainers, AF also has free weights/dumbbells, kettlebells, exercise balls, rowers, stationary bikes, and other equipment that are among the best brands in the world. Their treadmills, for example, have WiFi connectivity. So you can browse or watch videos and listen to music while getting good cardio exercise.

Anytime Fitness CDO
Plyo boxes, exercise balls, and other fitness equipment.

If you prefer to join fitness programs or group classes, you’ll have a lot of options to choose from as AF has quite plenty of them. Here are some of the most popular ones:


This is perfect for those who want a total body workout without having to do high intensity training. Yoga trains you to become more flexible, focused, strong, and toned. It also helps you relax. Yoga combines mental, spiritual, and physical exercises. At the end of each session, you’re guaranteed to feel good all over – and completely refreshed.

Anytime Fitness yoga

Yoga is for everyone.

Anytime Fitness offers classes in Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga.

Post Yoga, Cardio, and Kettlebell Look
My post yoga, cardio, and kettlebell look.


If you like dancing, this is the perfect workout for you.

Zumba was created by Beto Perez, a Colombian choreographer. It combines aerobic and dance movements and is a mixture of salsa, hiphop, samba, mambo, reggaeton, merengue, and other dance styles.

AF has Zumba classes from Monday to Saturday.

3.Belly Dance

Belly dancing used to be just something you perform in special programs. Over the years, it has developed into an effective workout that targets the spine, torso, and abdominal muscles. It’s also good for the arms, shoulders, legs, and back muscles.

AF offers Belly Dance classes three times a week.

4. Muay Thai

This is one of the fitness programs that I want to try out (in the very near future). Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is a physical and mental practice or discipline. It combines movements of the fists, knees, shins, and elbows. It is considered a combat sport in Thailand. It also involves the use of different clinching techniques.

Muay Thai is a total body workout.

Anytime Fitness has Muay Thai classes three times a week.


If you like boxing, this workout is for you. Boxfit is a cardio exercise that uses the elements of boxing training like skipping (ropes), abdominal workouts, boxing drills, and a lot of footwork exercises. It is good for strengthening and toning the muscles. And since it’s a cardio exercise, expect to sweat out a lot!

Boxfit is offered three times a week at Anytime Fitness.

6.Sexy Dance (In High Heels)

Nope, this is not the kind of dance where you need to sit on someone’s lap. Rather, this kind of sexy dance is the one where you’ll dance for an hour or an hour and a half and improve your balance and coordination while also toning your muscles. After gliding, grinding, swaying, and doing a lot of sexy dance steps, you’ll be drenched in sweat – and feel really good!

Sexy Dance 101 classes with Dov are at Anytime Fitness every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.

7.Ecstatic Dance

If free-form dancing is your cup of tea, Ecstatic Dance might just be the ideal workout for you. This is a type of dance that’s dictated by the music. Normally, the music intensifies as the dance progresses. Also, there’s usually a DJ dishing out different musical genres (World Music and EDM or electronic dance music).

Ecstatic Dance classes at AF happen three times a week.


Apart from the abovementioned programs/classes, Anytime Fitness also offers HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) on a per schedule basis. Check out this video of a special HIIT session AF prepared for some bloggers. It was a challenging – and satisfying – experience. It’s the best program if your goal is to burn a lot of fat, lose weight, make your heart healthier, and increase your metabolism.


All of Anytime Fitness’ coaches are professionals and licensed, so you’re sure to get the best assistance and training from them. They’re also friendly and approachable.

And as previously mentioned, AF has world-class equipment. This is an indication that they want only the best for their clients. In fact, this was the reason for the slight delay in the gym’s opening date. They didn’t want to open without the top-of-the-line equipment they promised their clients.

Anytime Fitness CDO


So, as you can see, a gym membership is definitely a good investment. You won’t only get a good workout; you’ll also have fun joining classes and trying out different fitness programs. Anything that can help improve your life should be considered a necessary investment.

Visit Anytime Fitness CDO at the 5th floor of SM CDO Downtown Premier for membership details and to get additional information. You may also check out their Facebook page HERE. For those who prefer to inquire or communicate via email, you can send one to AFCagayanDeOro@anytimefitness.ph. Contact numbers are (088) 859-1493, 0916-654 3833 (Globe), and 0928-376 3519 (Smart).

Here is a complete list of AF’s group classes for April 2018:

Anytime Fitness CDO April Sched
(Photo lifted from the Anytime Fitness CDO Facebook page. Used with permission.)

See you at Anytime Fitness!

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