Life Time Fitness Reviews

Life  Time Fitness is a group of fitness centers found in the U.S. and Canada. It was established in 1992 in Minnesota. Most of its centers are situated in suburban areas, metropolitan areas and even inner suburban areas.

There are also some high-end centers that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have amenities like large children centers, food courts, and indoor pools.

Number of Locations

Rating: 9 / 10

Life Time Fitness  has more than 1,100 locations. Most of its clubs are found in the state where it was first established—Minnesota. Other states with numerous Life Time Fitness gyms include Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan.

Cost to Join

Rating: 9 / 10

The prices of membership in Life Time Fitness vary depending on the location of the gym. In some states, the cost of a single membership would range from $84 to $90 while a couples membership would be in the $180 to $200 range. If you would want to add your child to your membership, you will have to pay around $10. And this is apart from the initiation fee that would set you around $180.

If you find these fees a bit prohibitive, you might want to try the seven-day free trial offer of Life Time Fitness. This gives you a free pass to a Life Time Fitness gym so you can see for yourself the quality of the gym equipment, amenities, and other factors that you are looking for a fitness center.


Rating: 9 / 10

Most Life Time Fitness gyms are clean. You should be motivated to work out seeing that the gym facilities are top-notch, and health is safeguarded by the various disinfectant products made available to members of Life Time Fitness.

Weight Machine Maintenance

Rating: 10 / 10

Since Life Time Fitness gyms cater to an upscale market, all of its gym equipment are new and well-maintained. You will hardly hear stories about dilapidated gym equipment from Life Time Fitness members.

Too Busy

Rating: 10 / 10

Since most of the Life Time Fitness clubs in the United State are open 24/7, the issue of overcrowding is not a major concern among its members. However, certain times of the day are known to be peak hours like weeknights and weekends. If you don’t want to be distracted by other gym goers, you should go to a Life Time Fitness location in the early hours of the morning.

Other Amenities

Rating: 10 / 10

One thing you’ll love about Life Time Fitness is the numerous amenities provided to its members. Once you become a member of the gym, you have unlimited access to its modern weight and cardiovascular training rooms. You can also chill out at the indoor and outdoor water parks, or try sports like basketball, tennis, and even extreme activities like rock climbing.

In case you have gotten weary of the weight training, you can take part in other fitness programs like Pilates, yoga, cycling, running, swimming, tennis, and squash. You may also bring your children and have them stay at the child center where children aged 3 months up to 11 years can frolic.

Customer Service or Physical Fitness

Rating: 9/10

In case you sign up as a member of Life Time Fitness, a personal trainer will assess your metabolic profile to determine the appropriate training program for you. This is something that makes Life Time Fitness different from other gyms, where a member just signs up and made to do repeated workout exercises.

Members of Life Time Fitness are also guided in their weight management, and personal trainers will help in customizing weight management programs according to the member’s metabolic rate.

Life Time Fitness gyms are not only staffed by personal trainers but also customer service personnel who can answer your questions about membership fees, locker room issues, and even weight loss goals.

Members can also create their own accounts online through Life Time Fitness’ website, where they can schedule their training and keep track of their weight loss programs. There is also a dedicated phone line that members can dial in case of emergencies.

Locker Room

Rating: 9 / 10

Most lockers at Life Time Fitness gyms are big and spacious enough to satisfy the needs of its members. You will also find the locker rooms clean and tidy all the time.


Rating: 9 / 10

Like the locker rooms, the shower rooms in Life Time Fitness gyms are also big and spacious. The showers also come with hot and cold water as well as complementary clean towels, soap and shampoo.

Overall Experience

Rating: 9 / 10

Suffice to say, the only negative thing you can throw at Life Time Fitness is the prohibitive membership fees. Aside from that, there are a lot of things to like, from its excellent trainers to its spacious locker and shower rooms and impressive amenities.


[usrlist “Number of Locations:9” “Membership Fee:9” “Cleanliness:9” “Workout Machine Maintenance:10” “Too Busy:10” “Amenities:10” “Customer Service:9” “Locker Room and Shower:9” “Overall Experience:9”]

One Comment

  1. Shame on Lifetime Fitness for not offering a Sr. discount. Their wonderful magazine which if full of great advice often runs articles on the benefits of exercise for the over 50 population. AARP has given outstanding reviews of Lifetime. But no Sr. discount is offered. As a charter member of my local club, I started my membership at $55 month. Great deal, I thought. Well, Nov 1 my fees go up to $79. As a Sr. citizen on a limited income- they’ve now hit my tipping point price-wise. Mind you, I go to the club once a week. Do the math. Shame on you, Lifetime. Put your actions where your mouth is.

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