Is Edge Fitness worth it?

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Edge Fitness. We've rounded up all our expertise on this page—giving you everything you needed to know about the popular gym chain.

42
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
4.03
Average Google Rating

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Edge Fitness. We've rounded up all our expertise on this page—giving you everything you needed to know about the popular gym chain.

Amenities offered at Edge Fitness

Edge Fitness is an energetic, exciting tier fitness option for many folks in the East Coast. Members probably love the various amenities, where the chain of 43 gyms feature:

  • Saunas at 43 gyms, at 100% of their locations!
  • Childcare at 40 gyms, 95% of total locations
  • Tanning at 40 gyms, 95% of total locations
  • Basketball at 14 gyms, 70% of total locations

That's just scratching the surface. You can also expect to experience all your standard gym equipment:

  • Free weights and benches
  • Cardio machines of various sorts (stair-masters, treadmills, ellipticals)
  • Strength machines to isolate and target different muscles 
  • Kettle bells, yoga mats and stretching equipment
Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
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42
Locations
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Swimming Pool
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0
Locations
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Basketball
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0
Locations
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Childcare
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40
Locations
)
Steam Room
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0
Locations
)
Tanning
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40
Locations
)
Open 24-hours
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0
Locations
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Spa/Hot-Tub
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0
Locations
)
Racquetball
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0
Locations
)
Pickleball
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0
Locations
)
Tennis
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0
Locations
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Squash
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0
Locations
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Retail
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0
Locations
)
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Wi-Fi
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0
Locations
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Women-only Workout
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25
Locations
)
Smoothie/Shake Bar
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42
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
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Cardio Cinema
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35
Locations
)
Towel Service
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0
Locations
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Massage Chairs
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36
Locations
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Olympic Lifting
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2
Locations
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Functional Turf
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23
Locations
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Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Edge 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

Edge Fitness was founded in 1987 in South Connecticut, USA. The CEO is Michael Copeland Sansone. The headquarters is located in Orange, Connecticut, USA.

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What time does Edge Fitness open & close?

No Edge Fitness locations are open 24/7.

Awesome! 0 of their clubs are open 24/7!

Every location at Edge has their own specific hours. But, most of the gyms we've seen from 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 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Edge Fitness by the numbers

42

Total Locations

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

4.03

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$14.99

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

26

Total Cities

Find a Edge Fitness in this many cities.

What we love about Edge Fitness

This east coast gym chain has a sharp and "edgy" attitude, that delivers a powerful gym experience. We love how their all around amenities approach that covers the top wants/needs of members. 

  • A stunning 95 % of their locations have childcare—so parents are in for a treat. Kids and parents can workout and play at the same time at Edge.

  • Not many gyms have dedicated areas for women to workout—but Edge does. At every single one of their 43 locations, in fact! Women can workout without worry at Edge.

  • The Edge protein shake bar! We haven't tried it yet, but flavors like "Cookie Monster" or "Thin Mint" with real Oreo® pieces must be amazing after a workout. 

    This is a rare sight to see, there are only about 100 gyms in the country with a shake/smoothie bar.

What we wish Edge Fitness would improve

Edge has done an amazing job running their clubs, but we think they can take it a step further! Check out some additional things we'd love to see from them.

  • There should be pools at Edge Fitness! We just think they'd do this amenity right: keeping it clean and maintained well.

  • Edge needs to expand, and bring more than just 43 locations to the East coast. They could be a major force to rival national brands with their overall top-notch offerings.

  • None of their clubs have basketball or are open 24-hours-a-day. Courts could also be repurposed for volleyball or pickleball, too. Our readers ask for this alot: imagine all-night hoops!

How much is Edge Fitness?

Edge Fitness clubs are priced very competitively, with a plan that can get you working out for just $9.99. Their "HVLP" approach of "high-value-low-price" gives them literally—an Edge—on many of their competitors. Here's the membership breakdown:

  • $14.99/month - Single location, floor access only, $79 enrollment fee. 
  • $24.99/month - All 42 locations, $39 enrollment fee, but down to $0 on promotion. Additional things you'll get:
    • Group exercise, tanning, massage
    • Monthly In-Body scan, 1x Edge Strong Team Training Session
  • $34.99/month - All of the above, but a $29 enrollment fee, down to $0 on promotion. Additionally, you can access
    • Unlimited Spinning classes
    • Unlimited Guests
    • Live and on-demand digital group exercise
    • Women's training studio

All plans above have a 12-month commitment period, and have an annual fee of $49.99, charged on the first day of your second month. It's their yearly "enhancement fee" where they will re-invest back into the club for maintenance. There's also a $3/month charge if you decide to bill on credit card, vs bank draft.

Initiation fees range start at $79, down to $39 or $29, and often $0 when on promotion. During online checkout, you'll see a $19.50 processing fee, and have to pay your first month's dues. Some of their promos do wipe out that first month cost though. 

Ok—so what about that $9.99 membership? All plans above are for 12-month contracts. If you select a 24-month, then you can get a FIT membership down from $14.99 to $9.99. Break-even point here is 16 months, so if you're a $9.99 FIT member beyond that, you're getting your absolute best deal.

For that same 24-month option, there are no discounts to the Fit or Total plans—you might as well get the 12-month for ultimate flexibility.

  • Their yearly "enhancement fee" is $49.99, charged on the 1st day of your 2nd month of membership. They state that fee will be re-invested back into the club for maintenance.
  • Initiation fees are as high as $79, but drop to $39 or $29 for the Fit and Total membership plans. During many of their promos, we see this fee drop down to $0.
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Who does Edge 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 Edge Fitness

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Top amenities offered at Edge Fitness

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

42 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 0 different pools

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

Practice your shot at 0 courts

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

40 different locations with childcare

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

0 gyms that are open all night long

An extra early or real late workout—your choice.

Functional turf workouts at 23 gyms

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

0 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

Additional info about Edge Fitness

Final thoughts — Is Edge 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!

We know why Edge Fitness gyms are so popular, and why those in the East coast must be ecstatic if one opens up nearby to them. 

They have a great mix of amenities, packaged into a positive, upbeat and straight up cool package. Most folks will take advantage of their childcare, sauna and turf areas, available at the majority of locations. 

Don't forget about the cardio cinema, women's-only-workout areas and the smoothie bar! These three alone set Edge worlds apart from Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness and Retro Fitness.

Their clubs are newer, cleaner and fresher than the competition. With "just 42" gyms, they also have the advantage of staying somewhat local in the eyes their members, skipping the 'big box gym chain' label.

The three amenities that many won't like, however? Lack of pools, basketball and open-24-hours. Can't have it all, I guess!

Pricing-wise, we're fans of the $14.99 entry level Red membership. Moving up to Fit or Total plans only place you at $24.99 and $34.99, which of course come with many other perks such as tanning, additional club access, and even unlimited guests.

Again: if an Edge opens nearby to you, it's hard to argue against the well-rounded amenities set, priced in at very competitive rates. Our final take: Edge Fitness - 100% worth it.

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