Is Chuze Fitness worth it?

This is the ultimate guide to Chuze Fitness! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about the gym chain.

60
Total Locations
32820
Average Size (sq ft)
4.35
Average Google Rating

This is the ultimate guide to Chuze Fitness! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about the gym chain.

Amenities offered at Chuze Fitness

Chuze Fitness gyms are extremely popular and well loved, especially in San Diego, their home base. Members probably love this chain for the various services and amenities, of which there are plenty to go around. Their HVLP model (high value low price) really shines, as you can expect to see:

  • Pools at 21 of their gyms
  • Childcare at 41 of their 122 locations
  • Saunas available at 43 of locations

Of course, all your standard gym offerings are there:

  • Cardio machines (treadmills, stair-masters, ellipticals)
  • Strength machines of various sorts
  • Free weights with benches
Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
(
43
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
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21
Locations
)
Basketball
(
7
Locations
)
Childcare
(
41
Locations
)
Steam Room
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27
Locations
)
Tanning
(
39
Locations
)
Open 24-hours
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13
Locations
)
Spa/Hot-Tub
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21
Locations
)
Racquetball
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1
Locations
)
Pickleball
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1
Locations
)
Tennis
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0
Locations
)
Squash
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0
Locations
)
Retail
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0
Locations
)
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Wi-Fi
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0
Locations
)
Women-only Workout
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0
Locations
)
Smoothie/Shake Bar
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0
Locations
)
Equipment
This equipment is available at some locations
Cardio Machines (treadmills and more)
Weight Training (free weights & machines)
Locker Room
Shower
Restroom
Cold Plunge
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0
Locations
)
Cardio Cinema
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34
Locations
)
Towel Service
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0
Locations
)
Massage Chairs
(
40
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
(
19
Locations
)
Functional Turf
(
38
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Chuze Fitness location.

Sauna
Pool
Childcare / Daycare
Basketball
Steam
Open 24-hours-a-day
Pickleball
Tanning
Spa/Whirlpool/Hot-Tub
Massage Chairs
Racquetball
Cardio Cinema
Functional Turf
Towel Service
Olympic lifting
Tennis
Squash
Retail Area
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Wi-Fi
Women Only
Workout Area
Cold Plunge
Smoothie/Shake Bar
Fast Facts

Chuze Fitness was founded in 2008 in Carlsbad, California, United States. The current CEO of Chuze Fitness is Cory Brightwell. The headquarters of Chuze Fitness is located in San Diego, California, United States.

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What time does Chuze Fitness open & close?

No Chuze Fitness locations are open 24/7.

Awesome! 13 of their clubs are open 24/7!

The ones that aren't? Exact hours vary at all clubs, but the most common we've seen for them:

  • Monday: 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 4:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Chuze Fitness by the numbers

60

Total Locations

The total amount of locations we're tracking from this fitness chain.

4.35

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

32820

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$16.74

Average Monthly Membership Cost

How much you can expect to pay for the entry-level membership every month

11

Total Cities

Find a Chuze Fitness in this many cities.

What we love about Chuze Fitness

It honestly feels like you should be paying more for your membership. Yes, Chuze's value is really that good.  While they may not have invented the HVLP (high-value-low-price) gym model, they're doing their best job in leading the category.

  • Plethora of amenities, available at a majority of their locations. We're fans of their medium to large sized gyms at an average of 32,280 square feet.

  • Clean, well-maintained, up-to-date gyms: Chuze makes this a priority. We hear this from our industry connections plus sifting through hundreds of their ratings and reviews.

  • Chuze is moving east! They've acquired 16 Bailey's locations around Jacksonville, Florida—bringing this fantastic gym to the Atlantic. We expect those clubs to be refreshed and brought to Chuze standards in the coming years.

What we wish Chuze Fitness would improve

Chuze Fitness already offers an immense selection of amenities and services. But, we can still name a few things we'd like to see from this popular gym chain.

  • There were Chuze clubs all over the nation! Seriously: they need to spread their business across the country. (April 2023: they've heading to Jacksonville, Florida!)

  • More of their locations had basketball. Just 12% of their gyms—exactly 7 of them, have the amenity.

  • Only 19 gyms at Chuze have Olympic lifting stations. That feels low! The other 68% of locations deserve the popular amenity.

How much is Chuze Fitness?

Chuze Fitness is very competitive with their pricing, likely with a setup that'll fit your health journey. Here's what to expect:

  • $9.99 to $15.99/month "Basic" membership - Access to a single gym. You'll get all the basics for a great workout: cardio, strength machines and weights. Many include their functional turf zone at this price. This is a 12-month contract, add $4 if you want month-to-month
  • $24.99 to $26.99/month "Premium membership - Access to all gyms. In addition to the above, most locations will give you unlimited group fitness, tanning, HydroMassage, sauna, steam and cycling. Some locations like Denver and El Paso give you a pool and hot tub. 
  • $29.99 to $32.99/month "More" membership - Access to all gyms. Usually you'll also get unlimited team training, body scans, and unlimited guests (who can use the Basic amenities).
  • $29.99 to $49.99/month "Chuze Max" membership - It'll have all of the above, plus no limit Kids Club. This membership isn't available at all locations, of course.

Annual fee for Chuze is $49.99, billed 45 days after your initial sign-up. This amount stayed consistent for all the gyms we looked at.

Enroll fees are... $0? Well, we must have checked during a nationwide promo period because not once did we see a charge for this.  During sign-up, you do have to pay your first months dues, it's not prorated. 

A word about Chuze in Georgia and Florida (near Jacksonville): They purchased a chain called Bailey's in April of 2023. We've noticed they started to update those gyms plus website, and finally streamlined the pricing. These clubs have similar structure to original Chuze clubs. The Jacksonville Beach location:

  • $24.99/month Premium Baileys - Single club
  • $34.99/month More Baileys - All Clubs - You also get team training, tanning and hydromassage
  • $49.99/month Max Baileys - All Clubs - Unlimited guests and kids club. 

All ex Bailey's gyms are open 24/7, have WiFi, olympic free weights, group fitness classes and indoor cycling classes.

  • The Chuze annual fee is $49.99. You'll be charged 45 days after your initial sign-up.
  • We didn't see a single enrollment fee at Chuze. Well, they were all listed at $0. We must have checked during a nationwide promo.
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Who does Chuze Fitness cater to?

We all have different bodies, different goals and different fitness journeys. Some gyms may fit a person better than others. So who would enjoy this gym most?

Frequently asked questions about Chuze Fitness

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Top amenities offered at Chuze Fitness

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

43 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 21 different pools

Dive in to relax after your work—or you can swim laps at Chuze Fitness.

Practice your shot at 7 courts

Courts with regulation rims and beautiful hardwood. Just 8% of gyms nationwide have a court.

41 different locations with childcare

What a rare treat. Less than 9% of gyms in the country have childcare/daycare!

13 gyms that are open all night long

An extra early or real late workout—your choice.

Functional turf workouts at 38 gyms

Stretch, sleds, bodyweight or box jumps. The turf area is the place to be.

21 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

Additional info about Chuze Fitness

Final thoughts — Is Chuze Fitness worth it?

Gym Pricing Tiers Explained

There are 3-4 main pricing tiers that nearly all gyms across the country fall into. Generally, higher prices = more amenities and services.

$10 - $25 /month — Value

  • Standard/basic equipment
  • Cardio machines: treadmills, ellipticals
  • Various free-weights, strength machines

$15 - $30 /month — High Value Low Price

  • All the above, plus a few have saunas or pools
  • Massage and/or Tanning options
  • Expect newer style amenities like Olympic lifting platforms, functional turf and cardio cinema.

$25 - $65 Monthly — Mid-Tier

  • All the above, placed in larger facilities and spaces. Pools, saunas and steam are a must.
  • Basketball courts and childcare were the main amenities.
  • These are your "older" more aged "big-box" gyms, often with hundreds of locations spanning the country

$65 and up  — Boutique/Specialty/Luxury

  • Highest end cardio equipment with advanced, expensive machines
  • Specialty group training and fitness classes
  • Luxury or boutique locker rooms, workspaces and lounges

"Is this gym worth it?"

Use our guides to help inform and educate what a gym can offer your fitness lifestyle. Only you can truly decide if a gym is worth it!

Chuze Fitness nears the top of our list when looking at amenities vs price. You seriously get an amazing bang-for-buck with the gym's overall offering.

When considering if a gym is "worth it," you always must look at what you want/need in a fitness option, and what you may be willing to pay. 

For people looking for basic gym equipment like cardio and weight, Chuze has you covered. Those wanting an upgraded experience with a pool, sauna, turf or massage, Chuze has you covered. Looking for even more—such as childcare, steam and open 24-hours-a-day? Well: Chuze has you covered, too!

Safe to say that we're pretty impressed (and you absolutely will be too). Add in quite excellent monthly pricing options that drop down to $9.99, we're ok with a blanket statement that Chuze Fitness is worth it, to nearly anybody and everybody's fitness needs.

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