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Gyms In North America

Welcome to my page on Gyms in North America.

I’ve subdivided this into Gyms in the USA, Canada and Mexico– check out currency conversions and regions below.

1. Gyms in the USA

Currency approximation : €1 = US$1.17,  £1 = US$1.31, AU$1 = US$0.74 at the time of writing.

Gyms in the USA are some of the best I’ve seen in the world. Americans don’t do things by halves and gyms are no exception. Almost without exception, every gym I went to was large+, modern and in great condition. The downside of this is the price tag. They are without a doubt the most expensive gyms I’ve been to in the world.

Free Passes?

Maybe. But with many gyms enforcing proof of residency before honouring a free pass, you’ll have your work cut out for you. By far the easiest option was Planet Fitness, who offer a quibble-free free pass on their website at each of their locations. I literally never had a problem getting in to any of their clubs and I wasn’t given the hard sell either. Planet Fitness Clubs are great to work out in, although if you like using free weights to train heavy, you might not find exactly what you need – click on individual clubs for info.

If free passes fail, day passes ranged from US$10 – $30, with most being around $20 – ouch.

My advice: register online, turn up with ID and practise your best negotiating skills!

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Please choose a region from the list.

Boston MA
Buffalo NY
Chicago IL
Encinitas CA
Flagstaff AZ
Las Vegas NV
Los Angeles CA
Miami FL
Salt Lake City UT
San Francisco CA
Seattle WA

2. Gyms in Canada

Gyms in Canada have all been of a very high standard and in the cities I’ve visited, charge less for a casual visit in comparison with the USA. If a free pass is not available, prices I’ve encountered have ranged from $7.50 to $20 for a day pass, with most falling between $10 and $15.

Currency approximation : US$1 = $1.30, €1 = CAD$1.51,  £1 = CAD$1.69, AU$1 = CAD$0.94 at the time of writing.

Many clubs offer free trials which you can register for online, though it varies whether or not they require you to be a resident and if they enforce this. The main chains I’ve used have been GoodLife Fitness and the YMCA (both of which charge $15 per day), Anytime Fitness and Fit4Less (both charged $10.50 at the clubs I used) and Motion Fitness which was the most expensive at $20. However some of these clubs do offer free trials, please see regions below for my experiences at each.

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Banff AB
Calgary AB
Lloydminster AB
Saskatoon SK
Vancouver BC
Vancouver Island (Victoria) BC

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3. Gyms in Mexico

The gyms I visited were solely located in two touristic towns in Mexico. As such, the prices ranged from medium to expensive and facilities varied widely, but were well-equipped, mostly with good quality equipment.

Currency approximation : Mexico uses pesos, written as $ locally.
MXN$100 = US$4.98 = €4.27 = £3.76 = AU$6.71 at the time of writing.

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Playa del Carmen


Planet Fitness San Francisco

Planet Fitness San Francisco Address: 350 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104 Website Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 500-2200, Fri: 500-2100, Sat: 900-1700, Sun: 900-1500 Cost: one free pass per 90 days, for each club! Location and Entry Planet Fitness San Francisco is located in the financial district of SF, close to Market Street/Battery St. Having visited […]

Crunch San Francisco – New Montgomery

Crunch San Francisco – New Montgomery Address: 61 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105 Website Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 530-2130, Sat: 700-1800, Sun: 900-1600 Cost: 24 hour pass is $25. Negotiable! Location and Entry Crunch San Francisco is a medium-large gym which is set over two floors. You’ll find it’s located downtown, four […]

Attitude Fitness Downtown LA

Attitude Fitness Downtown LA 900 Wilshire Boulevard, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Website Opening times: Mon – Fri: 5:00-21:00, Sat – Sun: 7:00-19:00 Cost: $25 per day pass, but may be discounted if you contact them in advance. Location and Entry Attitude Fitness DTLA is located on the seventh floor of the Intercontinental Hotel […]

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Encinitas

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, Encinitas 200 Saxony Road, 92024, Encinitas, CA Website   Facebook Magdalena Ecke YMCA Class Schedule Opening times: Mon – Fri : 500-2200 , Sat and Sun: 700-1900 Cost: Two free passes per person Location and Entry Magdalena Ecke YMCA is located a few kilometres east of Encinitas, best accessed with a car, […]

Planet Fitness Salt Lake City

Planet Fitness Salt Lake City – SLC Gym 175E, 400S, #100, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 Website Opening Times: Mon – Thu: 500-2300, Fri: 500-2100, Sat and Sun: 700-1900 Cost: One free pass available here. Location and Entry Planet Fitness Salt Lake City is large gym situated in the centre of downtown Salt Lake City. […]

Insurgent Fitness Flagstaff AZ

Insurgent Fitness Flagstaff AZ 1650 S Plaza Way #5, Flagstaff 86001 Website Class schedule Opening hours: 24 access for members, staffed hours are Mon-Fri: 1100-1400 and 1600-1900. Cost: $15 per day for casual use Location and Entry Insurgent Fitness is a medium-sized gym, located 15 minutes’ walk south of downtown Flagstaff. Facilities Forget your mainstream […]

Gyms in Seattle

Gyms in Seattle Hey and welcome to my page on gyms in Seattle. I was lucky enough to enjoy blue skies and sunshine throughout my short stay here and managed to get out hiking the Chirico Trail to Poo Poo Point (it’s got to be done!!), as well as enjoying runs along the bay. Who […]

Gyms in Burnaby, Vancouver

Gyms in Burnaby Hey and welcome to my page on Gyms in Burnaby. Please see here an overview of the gyms in Burnaby and more generally, Vancouver, which I have visited. 1. Anytime Fitness Burnaby – $10.50 a day This medium-sized gym is just two minutes walk from Metrotown station. It’s got a great range […]

Planet Fitness Las Vegas – E Sahara Avenue

Planet Fitness Las Vegas – E Sahara Avenue 1221 E. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104 Website The class schedule is available on the link above. Cost: One free pass per club, every three months – click here. Location and Entry There are several Planet Fitness clubs located in and around Vegas, so you’re likely to find […]

Orangetheory Fitness Belltown Seattle

Orangetheory Fitness Belltown Seattle 2310 5th Ave., Suite 3, Seattle, WA, 98121 Website Opening hours: Mon- Thu: 600-2115, Fri: 600-1845, Sat and Sun: 730-1330 Cost: $30 per session. The website offers a free class at some locations but states they are for local residents only. Facilities at Orangetheory Seattle The first thing to say is, Orangetheory Belltown […]

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