How Much Does a Planet Fitness Membership Cost? Here’s What You Get For the Price

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When you think of a classic commercial gym, odds are Planet Fitness comes to mind. The New Hampshire-based chain has been around since the ’90s, with over 2,500 locations worldwide. As one of the largest fitness franchises around, Planet Fitness keeps it simple, with big box gym style buildings and a non-judgmental ethos (who can forget its iconic “lunk” alarm?). You may not find any eucalyptus-infused towels laying around the locker rooms, but for what Planet Fitness lacks in luxurious amenities, it makes up for with its affordable membership pricing.

Whether you’re a beginner trying to get comfortable with the machines, or just looking for a place to beat the “gymtimidation,” Planet Fitness could be a great option. Wondering how much a Planet Fitness membership costs? Here’s everything you need to know about Planet Fitness gym pricing, including what you’re actually paying for.

Planet Fitness Membership Cost?

While specific Planet Fitness pricing varies depending on location, we looked at a few different cities to give you a better idea of the price range. For more personalized information, click here to see PF locations near you, or contact your local PF rep.

  • Classic Membership ($10-15 Monthly): This standard membership includes unlimited access to your home club, meaning whichever location you signed up for. You also get access to workouts on the PF app, plus perks like partner rewards and discounts.
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  • PF Black Card Membership ($25 Monthly): With the PF black card, members get all the benefits of a classic membership, along with a few extra benefits. These include the use of any Planet Fitness club worldwide, tanning access, massage chair access, the ability to bring a guest at anytime, discounted drinks, and even HydroMassages.
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    Additional Fees

    Depending on which Planet Fitness membership you choose, you can expect some additional fees. These do not include state and local taxes. It’s also worth noting that some PF locations require a 12-month commitment for classic memberships (not PF black card memberships). If you sign a membership with a commitment and decide to cancel early, you may be subject to an undisclosed buyout fee. Some clubs, like the PF in Los Angeles, even let members choose between a committed classic membership ($10 monthly with a $29 startup fee) and a no-commitment classic membership ($15 monthly with a $39 startup fee):

    Classic Membership Fees

  • Startup Fee: $29-49
  • Annual Fee: $49
  • PF Black Card Membership Fees

  • Startup Fee: $1-5
  • Annual Fee: $49
  • What You’re Paying For

    For more expensive gyms like Equinox and Life Time Fitness, we tend to ask whether or not a membership is worth the money. In this case, since pricing is already so affordable, it may be better to dive into what a Planet Fitness membership actually gets you (that way you can decide if you’d rather pay for a pricier gym membership). On TikTok, Lindsey Harper calls Planet Fitness a “great gym,” adding that the equipment is “fine enough to get a solid workout in,” and that fellow members generally mind their own business. “Apart from the terrible color scheme it’s GREAT ok,” she writes.

    Commenters say that, generally speaking, Planet Fitness is a great choice for beginners, or anyone who finds the gym intimidating. “If it wasn’t for PF I wouldn’t be in the gym at all,” one commenter said. Gym-goers seem to agree that Planet Fitness has an easygoing atmosphere and plenty of treadmills (some would argue too many). According to the PF website, there are also free group training classes held on a first-come first-serve basis. However, some say there’s a lack of strength-training equipment, such as barbells and smith machines.

    Bottom line, if you’re looking for saunas, steam rooms, and cold plunges, Planet Fitness may not be the best place to kick off your wellness journey. But for those who just want a clean, comfortable, and reliable place to work out, Planet Fitness is undeniably one of the most inexpensive options out there.

    Chandler Plante is an assistant editor for POPSUGAR Health & Fitness. Previously, she worked as an editorial assistant for People magazine and contributed to Ladygunn, Millie, and Bustle Digital Group. In her free time, she overshares on the internet, creating content about chronic illness, beauty, and disability.

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