Is Fitness 19 worth it?

This is the ultimate guide to Fitness 19! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about the gym chain.

79
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
4.26
Average Google Rating

This is the ultimate guide to Fitness 19! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about the gym chain.

Amenities offered at Fitness 19

Fitness 19 gyms are popular choices for many, especially with rock bottom pricing at many locations. That translates into a less comprehensive amenities list:

  • 59% of their gyms have a massage option. That's 47 of 79 total locations.
  • 35% of their locations have tanning services. That's 28 gyms where you can get your glow on.
  • 39% of their locations have a turf workout area—31 total.
  • 35% of their locations have Olympic lifting stations—28 gyms.

So, no extravagant or widespread amenity sets at Fitness 19. That doesn't mean you can't get a great workout, of course. See what else you can get:

  • Benches and free weight sections
  • Strength machines to isolate and target different muscles 
  • Cardio equipment of various sorts (stair-masters, treadmills, ellipticals)
  • Kettle bells, yoga mats and stretching equipment
Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
(
5
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
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0
Locations
)
Basketball
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0
Locations
)
Childcare
(
19
Locations
)
Steam Room
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0
Locations
)
Tanning
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28
Locations
)
Open 24-hours
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0
Locations
)
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
)
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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0
Locations
)
Towel Service
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0
Locations
)
Massage Chairs
(
47
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
(
28
Locations
)
Functional Turf
(
31
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Fitness 19 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

Fitness19 was founded in 2003 in Pleasanton, California, USA. The current CEO is Bob Rodger. Its headquarters is located in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

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What time does Fitness 19 open & close?

No Fitness 19 locations are open 24/7.

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

While the exact times will differ for every location, the most common opening hours we've seen from Fitness 19 are: 

  • Monday: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Fitness 19 by the numbers

79

Total Locations

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

4.26

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$13.75

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

66

Total Cities

Find a Fitness 19 in this many cities.

What we love about Fitness 19

Excellent value pricing for many of their locations. It's a bit no frills on the amenities side, but overall a good option if you're looking for a more basic gym that won't break the bank.

  • Strong pricing structure with $10 monthly memberships available in multiple locations.

  • Parents can still workout with their kids nearby at Fitness 19. About a quarter of their gyms offer it—we count 19 total.

  • A rebrand, or update of sorts that is happening on their website. We're seeing updated amenity descriptions, actual gym photos, and best of all: refreshed locations. This probably has to do with the different franchise groups at Fitness 19.

What we wish Fitness 19 would improve

While Fitness 19 may work out for many people, there are quite still a few things we'd like to see.

  • There was more clarity on who owns which Fitness 19 club. Generally, those in California are fit19.com clubs (updated, fresher, more amenities). Those outside California are fitness19.com clubs, and have less detail and info.

  • Pools were an available amenity at Fitness 19 clubs. Same goes for steam and hot tubs. Exactly zero of their locations have these amenities.

  • Even just a single location would be open 24-hours-a-day. This would help them compete with a few other all-night gym chains.

How much is Fitness 19?

Fitness 19 gyms are going through a crisis identity. They have two websites: www.fit19.com and www.fitness19.com, where the first is updated, fresh, and provides great info on their gyms, amenities and much more. The second appears to be an older version, with a lack of information and detail. 

Here's what we think is going on: different ownership groups or franchisees operating their own clubs (and websites). That affects pricing, as we checked three locations in California: Daly City, Danville and West Covina, from fit19.com. We got:

  • $14.99 Basic (single club access)
  • $24.99 Premium Plus (all club access)
  • $245 to $265 Premium Plus (all club access) 1-year paid up front

Premium Plus memberships get you hydromassage, indoor cycling, group fitness classes, weekend guests, tanning and red-light therapy. 

The 1-year paid up front deal gets everything mentioned, but at a great price. You go from $349.98 ($24.99 x 12 plus $49.99 annual fee) to just $245 or $265. That's a huge 25% savings, nearly $100.

We then checked with fitness19.com, their Katy, TX club and Malverne, NY. 

  • $10 Basic with $99 enrollment
  • $19 Full Access $99 enrollment - gaining you just group fitness and spin

If you were to check the second site, you'd notice a huge lack of amenities, services and features. It honestly feels like a whole different gym! This affects how we determine if a gym is worth it—keep reading until the conclusion.

  • Annual fee of $49, billed 60 days after you join. Then, once a year on the same day.
  • Enrollment fee depends on which group (fit19.com) or (fitness19.com). We've seen it at $0 for the former, and $99 for the latter.
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Who does Fitness 19 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 Fitness 19

Top amenities offered at Fitness 19

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

5 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 Fitness 19.

Practice your shot at 0 courts

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

19 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 31 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 Fitness 19

Final thoughts — Is Fitness 19 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!

Most people shouldn't notice the two different "companies" in the case of Fitness 19, because their locations aren't in the same areas. But, we're seeing that the gyms themselves, along with overall costs, are definitely different.

Still, understanding that this is more of a budget fitness chain, all your standard amenities are included (free weights, cardio, etc). As such, they should fall into the more inexpensive price ranges, and they do for the most part at $10 to $14.99.

When you get into the $19.99 to $25 Plus membership, you gain group fitness, massage and more. That pricing places them closer to a Crunch Fitness, but not quite as good as an amenity set.

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