Is O2 Fitness worth it?

Hey there! Welcome to the ultimate guide to O2 Fitness. We've pulled in all our expertise about this gym chain on this page—giving you everything you needed to know before signing up.

15
Total Locations
27500
Average Size (sq ft)
4.75
Average Google Rating

Hey there! Welcome to the ultimate guide to O2 Fitness. We've pulled in all our expertise about this gym chain on this page—giving you everything you needed to know before signing up.

Amenities offered at O2 Fitness

O2 Fitness clubs are medium sized (30k square feet), and a great fit for growing families. Here's how they stack up:

  • 100% of their gyms have childcare! All 15!
  • 100% of their locations have workout turf—all 15.
  • 80% offer up a sauna, that's 12 of their locations 

Members also get access to standard gym offerings like:

  • Free weights with benches 
  • Cardio machines (ellipticals, stair-masters, treadmills)
  • Strength machines of various sorts

However, you won't find a pool, hot tub, basketball or pickleball. No clubs are open 24-hours-a-day, either.

Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
(
12
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
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0
Locations
)
Basketball
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0
Locations
)
Childcare
(
15
Locations
)
Steam Room
(
6
Locations
)
Tanning
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0
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
(
2
Locations
)
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Wi-Fi
(
15
Locations
)
Women-only Workout
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0
Locations
)
Smoothie/Shake Bar
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1
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
(
4
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
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8
Locations
)
Functional Turf
(
15
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any O2 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

O2 Fitness was founded in 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company was co-founded by Michael Olander Jr. and is currently still headed by him. The headquarters of O2 Fitness is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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What time does O2 Fitness open & close?

No O2 Fitness locations are open 24/7.

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

All O2 Fitness gyms have the same hours:

  • Monday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

O2 Fitness by the numbers

15

Total Locations

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

4.75

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

27500

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

5

Total Cities

Find a O2 Fitness in this many cities.

What we love about O2 Fitness

A regional and well-loved local gym chain that serves North and South Carolina. Their local dedication and premier feel come through especially for busy families. Every single one of their locations offers up childcare!

  • 21-day free trial passes to test out the location nearby to you. This is the longest period by far from all gym chains we're tracking. (Most other gyms have 3 and 7-day options.)

  • Sizeable clubs, an average of about 30,000 square feet. Many of the more inexpensive gym chains come in at 15,000 to 20,000 square feet.

  • Multiple group fitness classes that includes Les Mills, cycling, strength and senior fitness options. Options are varied and are a welcome addition for members.

What we wish O2 Fitness would improve

Most folks should be quite happy with the various offerings at 02 Fitness. Would we change a few things though? Of course.

  • More of their gyms were of the upscale Signature variety, like their brand new Durham location. 

  • You won't be able to swim at any of the o2 Fitness locations. Saunas and steam rooms are your only aqua amenities.

  • Pricing for memberships were ultra clear on their site. You also can't purchase a membership online either!

How much is O2 Fitness?

Oops, sorry. This happens from time-to-time. Sadly, the O2 site doesn't show pricing online to purchase a membership. We'll call/email/text and get these prices for you asap.

Update: you have to call in for pricing. Here's what that nice young man from O2 Signature in Morrisville, North Carolina told us:

  • $74/month "Choice" Membership - Single location
  • $84/month "Premier" Membership - All locations 

Initiation fee is $99 if you're going month-to-month. $44 for a 12-month commitment. $20 for a 24-month commitment.

Annual fee is a one time bill of $49.

There were no "tiered" amenities packages, meaning at either "Choice" or "Premier" you can use all amenities with no additional charge

  • Free weights and equipment of different types
  • Cardio like ellipticals, treadmills, StairMasters
  • Functional training turf plus their sleds, kettlebells, etc
  • Studio fitness and cycle classes 

Update 2: We called their Raleigh, Brier Creek location. Nobody answered.

Update 3: We called their Holly Springs Towne Center location. Sent to voicemail.

Update 4: We called their Racine location in Wilmington:

  • $64/month - Single club
  • $74/month - "Choice" Membership - Get into Racine and Independence 
  • $84/month - "Premier" membership - all O2 Fitness locations. 
  • Annual fee at O2 Fitness is $49. They bill you 30 days after your membership starts.
  • Initiation fee depends on how long your membership term is. Month-to-month (no contract) is $99. A 12-month term is $44. A 24-month term is $20, but they stated a promotion to bring it down to $0.
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Who does O2 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 O2 Fitness

Top amenities offered at O2 Fitness

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

12 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 O2 Fitness.

Practice your shot at 0 courts

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

15 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 15 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 O2 Fitness

Final thoughts — Is O2 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!

O2 Fitness gyms are big, bright and come with alot of bells and whistles. They're a full-service brand serving the Carolinas with 15 upscale locations.

From an amenities standpoint, we do like their childcare and sauna offerings, as the majority of their clubs have these options. Alone, childcare/daycare would make this gym chain worth it to many parents. Steam and massage are available too, though just handful of clubs. 

What's missing, especially compared to other chains, are things like a pool, basketball court, tanning or even open-all-night hours. Those are big, important and wanted amenities that O2 won't deliver. Same goes for premier activities like pickleball, racquetball, squash and tennis. Not here, unfortunately.

But, we mentioned they come with alot of "bells and whistles" right? Well, at O2, a big focus is the upscale experience and feel. Their signature gym highlights "high tech equipment", "expanded turf", and modern fitness equipment like bike and rowers. Unlimited studio fitness classes are also mentioned, with mind-body and cycle offerings.  We can't argue: their clubs do look updated, upscale and modernized.

Now, let's add in pricing. Unfortunately, you can't join online, nor can you see current pricing. It's going to take an old-school phone call—and we rung 4 of them, to be exact. What we found:

  • $64 to $74/month "Choice" membership for single location
  • $84/month "Premier" membership to all-club access

Gladly, there are no amenities held back by price-point. Whatever membership you choose will get you access to all amenities.

So, how does O2 stack up? 

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