After 30 years and the construction of hundreds of 24 Hour Fitness locations, it’s become pretty clear that this is one fitness company that knows exactly what it’s doing. While no gym is perfect, ask any one of the 3.5 Million members that work out at one of these gyms and you’ll most likely get responses that are more positive than not. Don’t believe us? Then use the search box above and punch in the city or zip code of the club closest to you and read the reviews.
All of 24 Hour Fitness centers feature, free weight training zones & selectech machines for building strength and increasing the amount of lean muscle mass in the body. The fully equipped cardio center sports a diverse offering of machines can also be found on the premises of each club. Well-appointed lockers rooms, sauna, hot tub, and whirl pool are all amenities which come pretty much standard regardless of what level of club you step in to.
Premium features such as a full-length basketball court, multi-use training rooms with TRX suspension training systems, pro-shop stocked with nutritional supplements and 24 Hour Fitness-themed training gear are found at some sites as well.In recent years, it's become clear that families have continues to develop patterns of poor health because it's been very difficult for families with small children to work out consistently in traditional gyms because it's just not possible to have someone at home watching junior every day. This is the reason why the company's award-winning Kids' Club child watch program is found at nearly all 24 Hour Fitness locations. Reversing the trend of children falling into a routine of eating poorly and getting no exercise because of a lack of positive modeling from parents where physical exercise is concerned is a top priority of the 24 Hour Fitness leadership team.
24 Hour Fitness divides their various locations into four distinct tiers. All of the clubs have the core fitness zones listed above with additional fitness offerings and premium appointments made available at various facilities based on the tier. The tiers break down as follows:Active/Express/Fit Lite Locations – these 24 Hour Fitness locations are not built on the platform typical of most of the company's gyms and sometimes only offer the core services such as strength training, cardio training, and locker room. Extras such as basketball court and lane divided swimming pool, which are prototypical of most 24 Hour Fitness clubs, are not to be found at these stripped-down gyms. Some have space for group exercise classes and some don’t.
In truth, there are not very many Active or Fit Lite 24 Hour Fitness locations established. Many members say that these gyms are not very different from other well-run, smaller operations that can be found in any town in America as there is little to make them stand out. The good thing is that these smaller clubs don’t usually stand alone but are found in the vicinity of larger locations. Since most membership levels provide access to multiple 24 Hour Fitness clubs, many members feel that these locations are set up specifically to provide alternative places for members to stop in at as they work their way through a busy life.Sport Locations – this is the most common type of gym that you’ll find with the 24 Hour Fitness logo on the front. Core offerings such as selectable weight machines, cardio zone, and free weight area are all standard. Group exercise classes are offered at pretty much all Sport-Level 24 Hour Fitness locations. Luxuriously appointed locker rooms with attached cedar-walled sauna, steam room, and whirlpool are all commonly found here. About half of these locations also feature a full-length, hardwood floored basketball court, and a lane-divided swimming pool for doing laps. Super Sport Locations – if you take a Sport level club, make it bigger so more members can work out at the same time, upgrading equipment, making basketball courts pretty much standard, and offing premium amenities such as free towel service – and what you end up with is a Super Sport 24 Hour Fitness location. In the major markets where the company is most active there are almost as many Super Sport gyms to choose from as there are Active or Fit Lite locations so if you go with a membership plan which provides cross-club access, then working out at one of these locations or more is an option available to most members. Ultra Sport Locations – while there may be more than 400 different 24 Hour Fitness locations worldwide, there are only four Ultra Sport locations. Three are found in New York City and one is in Los Angeles. These gyms are set in prime locations and feature more upgrades than can be listed here. The Los Angeles location was built from the ground up to show that 24 Hour Fitness was able to build a gym which was head and shoulders above its nearest competitors. When you walk in and see a palm-tree lined swimming pool, outdoor pool with a small water park for the kids, and the exceptional amount of effort that has gone into every detail of design, you’ll probably agree that they’ve achieve their goal.
One thing that is important to note for those who are not yet members is the fact that not all 24 Hour Fitness locations are actually open around the clock! You’d think that with a name like “24 Hour Fitness” all the gyms would offer access at all times of the day as you find with Anytime Fitness, but that’s not the case. Most clubs do offer 24-hour access though and the ones which are not usually open long before most people get out of bed and close up around midnight, so this means the gym is available to 90% of those who are interested in working out there. As with any business, holiday hours are usually different for all locations. It would appear that the benefit of letting the staff and personal trainers spend Christmas with their family makes sense to the company’s corporate management team.
Below you’ll find some of the newest 24 Hour Fitness locations which are open for reviews. More are being added every day so if you are interested in getting the inside scoop on the gym closest to you, bookmark this page and come back. If you are looking for a specific location, just enter the city or zip code and you’ll be provided with a list of all the gyms in that area.