Gold’s Gym Prices

Gold’s Gym is a fitness center chain based in the United States but with locations around the world. Since the founding the company has expanded its operations continuously and now has more than 700 locations in 42 US states and 30 countries. To date, Gold’s Gym has a membership of more than 3.5 million, with almost equal number of male and female members.

Here’s a list of Gold’s Gym prices:

Membership TypeCost

Monthly

Basic (One Club Access)

Initiation Fee$25.00
Monthly Fee$25.00
Cancellation Fee$89.99

Premium (UNLIMITED CLUBS ACCESS)

Initiation Fee$55.00
Monthly Fee$34.00
Cancellation Fee$89.99

Annually

Basic (One Club Access)

Initiation Fee$25.00
Annual Fee$198.00
Cancellation Fee$89.99

Premium (UNLIMITED CLUBS ACCESS)

Initiation Fee$55.00
Annual Fee$348.00
Cancellation Fee$89.99

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History

Gold’s Gym was founded in 1965 by Joe Gold in Venice Beach, California and quickly established a solid reputation among bodybuilders, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1977 the fitness center was featured in the movie Pumping Iron, raising public awareness not just of bodybuilding but the gym itself. Such was the impact of the film and the gym on people that today it’s regarded as a milestone in bodybuilding culture.

Joe Gold sold the gym in 1970, and TRT Holdings is the current owner. However, the center will always be associated with Joe, who used his knowledge of fitness when he opened the first location of Gold’s Gym in Pacific Avenue on Venice, California. What made the fitness center so popular were their state of the art equipment and the fact that those who participated in the programs got results. Following the release of Pumping Iron, Gold’s Gym became known as the bodybuilder’s haven, and the place to bee if you wanted to get in shape and earned the moniker “Mecca of Bodybuilding”.

Aside from professional bodybuilders, athletes and celebrities began patronizing Gold’s Gym, including The Rock, Keanu Reeves, Jodie Foster, Tiger Woods and Jessica Alba. The company’s name is also being licensed for clothing, fitness equipment and other products. The main headquarters is currently at Irving, Texas, and as the center gained popularity operations expanded overseas, and they now have locations in Peru, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UK among other countries.

Today Gold’s Gym is privately owned, with TRT Holdings buying it from Brockway Moran & Partners in 2004. The CEO and President is Jim Snow with David Fowler the senior divisional vice president and senior vice president of accounting and finance Aaron Watkins. In 2004, Gold’s Gym opened the Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute which is now serving as the company’s think tank on health and fitness issues. In addition to this, Gold’s Gym also runs a wellness program in the US, and counts Exxon Mobil, American Airlines and the US House of Representatives and Whole Foods among the clients.

Membership Fees

Membership fees at Gold’s Gym vary and depend on the location and the type of membership you apply for. On the average it is $30 to $36 a month, although some locations may charge $40 to $50, but that includes a personal trainer and additional amenities. If you’re not sure you should contact the nearest Gold’s Gym location and inquire about the fee. You may also visit the official website and get a free VIP pass or free class pass.

Benefits for Members

Gold’s Gym is known for continuously updating their gym with all the latest equipment you need. Aside from offering strength training and cardio equipment, their gyms also have several exercise programs including Pilates, endurance training, mixed martial arts, group cycling, yoga and Zumba among others. In addition, they have skilled and certified personal trainers and staff who will attend to your needs.

The gym also has several programs that is going to help you get started, such as their workout builder, which will take vital data from your body and use it to create a personalized workout plan. Besides their numerous fitness tools, each fitness center has various amenities including Cardio Cinema where you can watch movies while working out, great if you get bored when doing fitness routines.

Their Group Exercise Studio is a temperature controlled environment for Zumba, Les Mills and Mind & Body classes. All of these classes take place on specially designed flooring with sophisticated sound systems, and all supervised by certified trainers. In addition, Gold’s Gym Kids Club provides children with a safe place where they can play and engage in other kid friendly activities.

Other Amenities at Gold’s Gym

Those who become members of Gold’s Gym can also avail of the services of personal trainers who will provide the motivation and the instructions necessary so you can achieve and exceed your goals. All the training takes place in a controlled environment and will help you find the right workout to fit your schedule. Each gym also has functional training tools like rocker boards, kettle bells and training ropes, and their Cycle Studio allows you to pit skills against your friends while getting a workout.

Gold’s Gym also has several programs aimed at improving your fitness, including the Gold’s Gym Challenge, webinar education and cycling events you can participate in to support various causes.

For more information about Gold’s Gym, visit their official website.

Last Updated: September 9, 2017 6:58 pm

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14 Comments

  1. pratik soni

    July 11, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I have first also applied for membership but there was no responce

  2. Danny

    July 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

    If i join in the usa will be able to access all goldsgym around the world?? U travel alot tx

  3. raj

    August 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    memberships

  4. pw

    September 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Very interested in starting. Missed appointkent with a marco. He did not contact me anymore, but it would’ve made Gold’s look even better to me if he had. Will be comming in soon because I have alot of weight to lose. Would like to talk to a suburbian because I don’t see a lot of that in LA, and yes I’m a busy suburbian.

  5. judy

    February 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Boy, this sucks!! You join and pay $25. a month but if you want to cancel, it costs you $89.99 !!! That out s over 3 months in fees to cancel!

  6. Darryl Lewis

    April 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I’m 53 yearold I work out here an there want and while but I need too really get in shape I got the old beer belly. Get my arms bigger than what they are so I need help really.

  7. WisdomGuidedByExperience

    April 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I visited a local Golds Gym on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and was quoted (hand-written with pen and paper) a $55/month-to-month price for individuals and $86/month for a 2-person family.

    No mention was made of “Enhancement fees” despite the fact that there was a sign on the wall, plainly visible that those same “Enhancement fees” are billed in either January or July of each year, depending on when the customer joined Golds Gym.

    My wife and I left to mull this over. When I got home, I realized that several things strike me as odd and/or suspicious about our encounter with Golds Gym:

    The sales person was unable (or maybe unwilling, perhaps intentionally?) to provide a pre-printed list of prices. For all I know, he made up the numbers on-the-fly. Why wouldn’t he have a handy list of the prices? Why aren’t the prices posted in plain site?

    The sales person did not have any of his own business cards. He pulled up somebody else’s business card and used white-out to cover over the name so he could write his own name on the card. This raises a red flag: what is the rate of turn-over of the Golds Gym sales people? Do they not make enough on commission to sustain themselves?

    Numerous web sites are full of complaints from customers who were unable to cancel their month-to-month memberships in Golds Gym. I know that people with complaints about Golds Gym will far out-number those who praise Golds Gym, but the sheer volume of the complaints concerns me.

    • My Ge

      June 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Yeah, I found the same used car ‘sucker’ feeling at mine as well.

  8. Colleen

    April 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I just went there to get a membership and the $10 month no contract is not true. It is only after you pay like $100 the first month and get the basic basic (no child care) and a $59 fee after 3 months that you pay $10/ month. To get the next package up (includes childcare), you pay $15/ every 2 weeks and still have even higher fees. The no contract thing is a lie. They will say no contract, but, why would you have to pay a fee if you leave before the year is up? Sounds like a contract to me. We hate contracts so this wouldn’t work for me. I would rather do workout anytime and pay the enrollment fee (one time a year) and then $15/month. They don’t have childcare (at Workout Anytime), but even paying a sitter for the hour or 2 is still cheaper.

  9. ash

    June 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Is it possible to pay just to take one class every now and then?

  10. Sara

    June 10, 2015 at 4:28 am

    I just came back from gold’s gym Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. I’m staying here only one month, then going back to USA. The monthly fee is $480!! And the annual fee is $1000. ! How is this even possible that 2 months = 1 year.

  11. nancy

    September 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I noticed no one commenting here is getting any response from Gold’s!! Hmmmmm, that speaks volumes.

  12. Bob

    August 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

    What is the url for finding out when my contract expires?

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