Q&A time with Anarchy45

The countdown is on to our pre-launch date on 13 September. So it’s no surprise Anarchy45 is buzzing with queries and questions from Brummies keen to give their workout regime a kick up the butt.

But if you’re one of those people losing sleep over what colour the walls will be, whether complimentary towels are included, or if we’ll provide changing rooms – relax. We’ve answered some of the most common (and not-so-common) questions here so you can quit sweating the small stuff and focus on setting your fitness goals.

Do I have to sign a contract?

No. There are no fixed contracts or joining fees. You can get a Monthly Pass and Class packages with absolutely no contract. We also offer Unlimited Monthly membership on a 12-month rolling contract basis. With unlimited access to classes, one Personal Training session a month, monthly biometrics, and more, it’s great value for money. For a limited time, you can get Unlimited Monthly membership for £69 a month instead of the usual £99. But spaces are limited, so be quick!

What’s included in the cost?

Each ‘package’ offers something different, but you can see the full breakdown on our Monthly, Contract-Free and Personal Training offerings on our PRICING page. In terms of general inclusions, you’ll be pleased to know you don’t have to drag your own towel to every session or pack your own body wash, shampoo and conditioner. You’ll get all of these free of charge with every visit. What’s more, GHD hair straighteners and hairdryers will be on hand so you can leave your workout looking as good as you feel.

What sort of equipment do you have?

In three words – only the best. We wouldn’t want to use anything less, and we don’t expect you to either. That’s why we’ve kitted our studio out with state-of-the-art Kieser fitness equipment.

Can I have a tour of the studio?

Absolutely. All you have to do is download our MindBody app, sign up for a tour, and we’ll let you know a date and time to drop by. It’s totally free and there’s no obligation to sign up to anything, either. It just an opportunity for you to check out our facilities and see if Anarchy45 is the right fit for you.

What makes Anarchy45 different?

For a start, we’re not another high street gym. End of.

We’re a boutique group-fitness studio and we’re serious about helping you get fit and smashing your goals. Which means we’re refreshingly real in the way we approach things.

Rather than preaching pointless mantras like ‘eat, train, sleep, repeat’, we promote a healthy approach to fitness – like having a life outside the studio, too!

But when you ARE in workout mode at Anarchy45, we want you to get the most out of it. That’s why our classes are geared up to get results. We’re not gonna lie – they’re not designed to be a walk in the park. You’ll be working hard, sweating like a boss, and challenging yourself like never before. The same goes for our Personal Training sessions. But your effort will be worth it. That’s the difference.

Do you offer Personal Training?

Of course – we couldn’t imagine our club without it! We have a team of qualified trainers ready to go and eager to start getting Brum into shape. We offer a range of Personal Training options to suit your lifestyle – from a one-session-a-week programme (PT1) all the way through to an 8-week body transformation course (PT45). But no matter what you choose, you’ll get the undivided attention of one of our trainers who will tailor your studio-based sessions to you.

How qualified are your trainers?

We set the bar pretty high at Anarchy45, and our Personal Trainers are no exception. All of our trainers are qualified to degree level or have Level 3 or 4 qualifications in Personal Training. Not only that, they’re experienced in what they do. So you can rest assured you’ll be getting advice and guidance from trained professionals who know what they’re doing.

Who provides physio and sports massage treatment?

Like everything at Anarchy45, only the best will do. That’s why we’ve partnered with Aston Villa physiotherapists. They’ll be onsite to give you treatment for injuries or advice to prevent them from happening in the first place. If their nationally-renowned service is good enough for the England Football team, it’s good enough for us.

How can I keep my phone charged?

In your locker, of course. That’s right, we have phone charging points in all of our lockers. So after your workout, your phone will be as recharged as you are.

Can I book classes online?

Yep. All you have to do is look at the timetables on our website, pick a  class and book it through our MindBody portal. If you’re not already registered with us, you can create and account to finish your booking. And that’s it. What’s more, if you download our MindBody app, you can do the same thing anywhere, anytime on your phone, laptop or tablet. Too easy.

What if I need to cancel my class booking?

We know that life can get crazy and plans can fall through. So if you’ve booked a class but can’t make it, you can cancel your booking though our website or app or by giving the studio a call at least 2 hours before the class starts (we don’t accept cancellations by email). If you don’t cancel within that time, you’ll be deducted that class credit. But for more about our cancellation policies, read our full Terms and Conditions.

Can I cancel my membership?

That’s a good question to ask any fitness club before joining, but we really hope you decide to stay with us. However, if for some reason you need to cancel your Unlimited Monthly membership, we require 30 days written notice to leave the programme. For more about our cancellation policies, read our full Terms and Conditions.

Will there be somewhere to hang my bike?

As much as we like the idea of making an artistic display from the pile-up of bikes in reception, we’ve opted for bike racks instead. Which means you can conveniently store your bike up and out of the way while you’re working out.

Do you charge for water?

Keeping hydrated is vital when working out. That’s why we have a plentiful supply of bottled water to purchase, as well as free water on tap. Just ask, and we can top up your water bottle anytime.

Will there be changing rooms?

We’d be giving a whole new meaning to the word ‘anarchy’ if we didn’t! So, absolutely – we’ll have Men’s and Ladies’ changing rooms, fully kitted out with private shower cubicles, complimentary body wash, shampoo and conditioner, towels, hairdryers and GHD hair straighteners.

Can I bring a friend?

Having a buddy to work out with can really help you stay motivated. That’s why with Unlimited Monthly membership, you get a Dynamic Duo pass to use once every month. This entitles you to bring a friend to the studio for free. What’s more, if you refer a friend to Anarchy45 and they join, they’ll not only get a discount on membership, but you’ll get a FREE month on us!

What colours will the walls be?

Whoa there, cowboy. We don’t want to give away all of our secrets before the grand opening. (Also, we don’t know yet. So you’ll just have to wait and see.)


– Team Anarchy45