Living The Best Gym Memberships  

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If you travel a lot and like to stay fit, you know how important it is to belong to a gym with multiple locations. From Los Angeles to New York, some of these gyms are in select cities but are among the best gyms when it comes to big chains and franchises. If you are looking to do circuit training, check out Gold's Gym.  Are you bi-coastal and want a more yoga-focused workout? Yogaworks might be the gym for you with locations in California and New York. Most YMCA locations will allow you access if you are a member of your local YMCA gym. Equinox gym memberships come with a complimentary fitness assessment to help you get the most out of your fitness regiment. Additionally, most of these brands boast 24-hour gym access so you can work out at whatever time fits your busy schedule. Look for new membership deals especially around holidays throughout the year and vote up the gyms where you work out the most.


Gold's Gym is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gym Memberships
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Gold's Gym

Membership cost: $29.99 a month

Initiation fee: $149.99

Number of locations: 700+

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LA Fitness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gym Memberships
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Membership cost: $24.99 for local access, $29.99 for multi-state access

Initiation fee: $99.00

Number of locations: 700 (United States and Canada)

LA Fitness is a privately-owned American health club chain with over 600 clubs across the United States and Canada. The company was formed in 1984 and is based in Irvine, California. ...more on Wikipedia

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Snap Fitness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gym Memberships
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Membership cost: $49.99 a month

Initiation fee: $20.00 one time Access Card Fee allows access to all Snap Fitness locations

Number of locations: 2,000+ (worldwide)

Snap Fitness is a privately owned and operated health and fitness club founded in 2003 by Peter Taunton. Headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the company specializes in smaller fitness gyms than its big box competitors, such as Bally Total Fitness, with a "no frills" business model that does not include pools, tennis courts, or locker rooms. Snap Fitness operates through franchising. Most of its at least 1,500 locations are open 24/7, with many locations staffed during the day, and with personal training services available. The chain operates in 48 of the United States, plus Canada, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. In 2008, the company was ranked in Entrepreneur ...more on Wikipedia

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24 Hour Fitness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gym Memberships
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Membership cost: $31.99 a month

Initiation fee: $0

Number of locations: 420

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24 Hour Fitness is the world's largest privately owned and operated fitness center chain, and third in number of clubs behind Gold's Gym and Fitness First of the UK. It currently has 425 clubs, 18,000 employees in the U.S.A., and an undisclosed number of employees working in a customer services call-center in the Philippines and another call center in Las Vegas, Nevada. 24 Hour Fitness also employs a collections contracting company located in Jamaica. The corporate office is located in San Ramon, California and a processing center is located in Carlsbad, California. The founder is Mark S. Mastrov, and the CEO is Mark Smith, succeeding Elizabeth Blair. 24 Hour Fitness is currently owned by ...more on Wikipedia

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