Is Onelife worth it?

This is the ultimate guide to Onelife Fitness! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about this popular Virginia, Maryland, DC and Georgia gym chain.

46
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
4.12
Average Google Rating

This is the ultimate guide to Onelife Fitness! All of our expertise is summarized on this page—giving you everything you need to know about this popular Virginia, Maryland, DC and Georgia gym chain.

Amenities offered at Onelife

Onelife gyms are beautiful places to work out. Plus, their locations are stocked full of amenities that their nearby competitors can't keep up with. Here's what we gathered:

  • 83% of their locations have a sauna—we count 38 of 46 gyms.
  • 76% of their gyms have childcare. That's a solid 35 locations.
  • 70% of their locations have a pool. That's 32 of their 46 total gyms. 
  • 3 locations also have pickleball! The popular sport is hard to find at gyms.
  • 2 of their gyms have tennis, too. This amenity is normally only available at country/luxury gyms.

And as we would expect from this gym chain, members also get access to standard offerings like:

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

However, you won't find be able to work out 24-hours-a-day here, or play racquetball. 

Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
(
38
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
(
32
Locations
)
Basketball
(
12
Locations
)
Childcare
(
35
Locations
)
Steam Room
(
20
Locations
)
Tanning
(
10
Locations
)
Open 24-hours
(
0
Locations
)
Spa/Hot-Tub
(
24
Locations
)
Racquetball
(
0
Locations
)
Pickleball
(
3
Locations
)
Tennis
(
2
Locations
)
Squash
(
3
Locations
)
Retail
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0
Locations
)
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Wi-Fi
(
0
Locations
)
Women-only Workout
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0
Locations
)
Smoothie/Shake Bar
(
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
(
0
Locations
)
Cardio Cinema
(
19
Locations
)
Towel Service
(
0
Locations
)
Massage Chairs
(
26
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
(
14
Locations
)
Functional Turf
(
30
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Onelife 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

Onelife Fitness was founded in 1986 in Northern Virginia, United States. Current CEO is Edgar Serafini.

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What time does Onelife open & close?

No Onelife locations are open 24/7.

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

The exact opening hours for each location is different, but the most common we've seen:

  • Monday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Onelife by the numbers

46

Total Locations

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

4.12

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$44.99

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

16

Total Cities

Find a Onelife in this many cities.

What we love about Onelife

We love good looking, well maintained gyms. Dare we say that some of Onelife gyms are... boutique? Combine that as being one of the most well-stocked gym chains out there, and you have a recipe for success. Read on for more of what gets us smiling about Onelife.

  • Parents have a great option with Onelife, with 35 of their 46 gyms offering childcare/daycare services. Lifehack: get your workout in while they play.

  • Pickleball FTW! Only 3 of their 46 clubs feature the amenity, but in the city of Charlotte, no other providers have it.

  • Basketball, steam, tennis, hot tubs, tanning and massage services are all also available, but at just a few of their locations.

What we wish Onelife would improve

While Onelife offers a huge amount of amenities and services, we can still name a few things we'd like to see from this gym chain.

  • We love the variety (basketball, steam, tennis, hot tubs, tanning, and massage)—but more of their locations need to have these amenities, not just a select bunch. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find your Onelife gym and find out yourself.

  • Just a single of their locations were open 24-hours-a-day! With the plethora of available amenities, having one open all night would be a great fit.

  • Onelife would take it's talents elsewhere—like to the Midwest, South and West. Their look, feel, attitude and amenity set would be welcome additions outside of Georgia and Virginia.

How much is Onelife?

The average cost of the entry level Onelife monthly membership is $44.99. However, the range is from $24.99 to $79.99, highly dependent on which region of the country. This places Onelife into mid-tier gym pricing, which fits their overall amenity sets. 

Let's look at three of their locations—you can note all the different options:

  • Austell, Georgia - $24.99 Basic with $29 joining fee. $34.99 Premier, $1 joining fee
  • Carrolton, Georgia - $29.99 Basic with $59 joining fee. $39.99 Premier with a $29 joining fee
  • Capitol Hill in Washington DC - $79.99 Basic with $79 joining fee. $89.99 Premier, $29 joining fee.

Both Basic and Premier membership types get you multi-club access, and offer unlimited group training and access to the cycle studio, along with turf and a few other things. 

Premier gets you towel service, and hydromassage if the club has it. This membership type does differ slightly differ depending on the individual club's offering.

We see an ACH discount of $3, if you decide to bill directly with your bank. Joining today also requires your first month's dues.

In the checkout process, you also have the ability to add members to your plan. It's the same monthly rate for an additional person aged 12 and up, and $14.99 if you'd like to add in Kids Club, aged 0 to 11. 

Altogether, these mid-tier (~$39) pricing options are pretty in-line with what the competition will offer—except the sky high Capitol Hill. If a Onelife location by you has a pool, sauna, turf and unlimited group fitness at this price point, you're getting a great deal.

  • We don't like how they don't show the annual fee cost during checkout. Nor does it mention at the initial pricing screen. Our research shows it at $39 to $49, depending on location.
  • Initiation fees range from $29 to $79, depending on location. Those in Washington DC, Captiol Hill are paying that higher price, of course.
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Who does Onelife 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 Onelife

Top amenities offered at Onelife

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

38 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 32 different pools

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

Practice your shot at 12 courts

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

35 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 30 gyms

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

24 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

Additional info about Onelife

Final thoughts — Is Onelife 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!

Onelife Fitness is a well put-together, well-rounded, amenity-rich gym chain. Those in and around Washington DC have a great "local" fitness option—now with 46 total clubs that have expanded down into Georgia. Ambiance, space, design and layout all work well in these clubs that look more expensive than what you pay.

Members must think highly of them, with a blended 4.12 Google rating across all clubs. Reviews have generally been positive, with some noting what we just mentioned: "really cool atmosphere/space."

From an amenities standpoint—pools, saunas and turf are available at at least 65% of all their respective locations. Parents will like that 35 of their gyms have childcare, which is unfortunately not a common sight in the industry anymore. You know we're big fans of gyms with childcare—this would make Onelife instantly worth it for many.

Additionally, a bunch of their clubs have cardio cinema, olympic lifting platforms, massage and basketball—again every single one of these would sway many to become a Onelife member. 

Even premier activities normally seen at luxury/boutique country clubs like pickleball, tennis and squash are available to members, though only at 2-3 gyms.

So, we're pretty impressed with their amenities package—only knocks are that zero locations have towel service, racquetball or are open 24 hours a day. If any of those are important, you may want to look somewhere else. 

Now, matching up with their mid-tier pricing of $24.99 to $39.99, (plus $79.99 Capitol Hill)—there's no other chain in Washington DC that can challenge Onelife here. Gold's, Equinox and VIDA are other options, but fall short in all-around-"worth it" value. Outside of DC into Maryland—Planet and LA Fitness make an appearance, but also can't compete. Final vote from the gymscompared team: Onelife is definitely worth it!

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