I initially signed a 6-month agreement with the location in Olive Branch, MS, which went month-to-month after the agreement was over. I gave them a 30 day notice of my cancellation and they continued to bill me for 4 more months.
My AmEx card refunded my money immediately, but their collection company, ABC Financial, continued to call me. It took me calling their corporate office in Michigan and speaking to an exec to get them off my back. I threatened legal action against the local franchise and Anytime Fitness, Inc. According to their corporate officer, this particular franchise has its issues.
They apologized and assured me that the location in Olive Branch, MS, would cease and desist.
I am sure most locations aren't like this one, but I would be very careful when doing business with this particular franchise. The young girl who works the desk spends most of her time on FaceBook, so that could be part of the problem.