Is Snap Fitness worth it?

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

559
Total Locations
Average Size (sq ft)
4.10
Average Google Rating

Welcome to the ultimate guide to Snap 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 Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness prides themselves with their fitness approach "We're here to help you feel fantastic 24/7." And it's that last portion—their 24-hour-a-day workout ability—that really sets them apart. 

  • 24/7 gym access means you have a digital card to 'beep' you into the facility—much like a hotel key card
  • Late night hours at locations are unstaffed, but you can keep going doing your thing
  • 24/7 CCTV Security cameras and panic buttons for member safety
  • Worldwide gym access comes standard with the membership, that means workouts in Australia, Canada, India, Philippines, Turkey and the UK are all good.

Inside the (USA) locations, their clubs do include the standard package of gym equipment that users have said are a bit close/tight to eachother. It's something we do kind of expect with generally smaller sized gyms. What you can expect to workout with: 

  • Free weights and adjustable benches
  • Cardio machines of various sorts (StairMasters, treadmills, ellipticals)
  • Strength machines to isolate and target different muscles 
  • Kettle bells, yoga mats and stretching equipment are dependent on the location

However, there are a few things you definitely won't see at Snap Fitness: pools, saunas, steam rooms or basketball courts. Same goes for hot tubs and towel service. If those things important to you, we'd look at 24 Hour Fitness or some Crunch locations that also have 24-hour-a-day access. 

Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
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Swimming Pool
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Basketball
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Childcare
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Steam Room
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Tanning
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Open 24-hours
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Spa/Hot-Tub
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Racquetball
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Pickleball
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Tennis
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Squash
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Retail
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Women-only Workout
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Smoothie/Shake Bar
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Equipment
This equipment is available at some locations
Cardio Machines (treadmills and more)
Weight Training (free weights & machines)
Locker Room
Shower
Restroom
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Cardio Cinema
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Towel Service
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Massage Chairs
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Olympic Lifting
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Functional Turf
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Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any Snap 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

Snap Fitness was founded in 2003 in Chanhassen, Minnesota, as is it's headquarters. The current CEO of Snap Fitness is Ty Menzies.

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What time does Snap Fitness open & close?

No Snap Fitness locations are open 24/7.

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

All clubs from Snap Fitness are open all night long—just use your key fob at the door to let you in.

Snap Fitness by the numbers

559

Total Locations

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

4.10

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$56.63

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

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Total Cities

Find a Snap Fitness in this many cities.

What we love about Snap Fitness

Neighborhood sized gyms that are more compact, giving you quick access  for an easy in-out-workout. We like that these smaller gyms are available in many (even rural) parts of the country.

  • 24/7 access! One of the few gyms out there that hang their hat on all-night-workouts. It's just Snap and Anytime.

  • Plenty of locations to go around. With over 500 gyms in the USA, they're one of the top 5 companies in total gym count. You probably have one nearby you.

  • Traditionally smaller locations, under 20,000 square feet. These fit into strip malls and smaller shopping locations which may mean an easy in-out-workout solution for many.

What we wish Snap Fitness would improve

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

  • Pricing for Snap Fitness gyms are pretty high. With month-to-month memberships ranging from an acceptable $39.95, to a stunning $99.99/month—it's quite costly.

  • There was some consistency in how they charge their members. It may not be a big deal: but it's not comforting to know that a "same" Snap Fitness just a few miles away could be much cheaper.

  • We wish Snap Fitness had saunas. It's a top request by our readers, and even basic, infrared single-person options are now available.

How much is Snap Fitness?

We like gym chains that are clear and organized. Snap might actually be at the top of this list, simply because they essentially have one single membership type*:

  • Month-To-Month Membership, $39.95 to $99.99/month. You'll get that exact single gym access, no others. And like all gym memberships, you'll have access to basic/standard cardio (elliptical, StairMasters, treadmill), plus strength machines, free weights and more.

The memberships are month-to-month, without a long term contract. Annual fee was non-existent. There wasn't one location that we saw it mentioned, so a positive here. 

Upfront Fee ranged from $1 to $124, and we didn't see any active promotions on any of those. Again, since this is a franchised-based-gym-chain, pricing can and will vary wildly. Here are the gyms we looked at, plus their pricing:

  • Jersey City - $99.99 with $1 Upfront Fee
  • San Marino, California - $60 with $85 Upfront Fee
  • Chicago, Illinois - $49.95 with $84.95 Upfront Fee 
  • Richardson, Texas - $44.95 with $49 Upfront Fee
  • Tampa, Florida - $39.95 with a $35 Upfront Fee
  • *Half Moon Bay, California - $60 with $89 Upfront Fee. This was the only location that had a 2-person $99 or $3 person $129 deal.
  • We didn't see any mention of an annual fee in any of the 5 online sign-ups we went through. Know that Snap Fitness is franchise based, so every group charges (or doesn't) individually.
  • Upfront Fee charged by Snap Fitness has been as low as $1 (New Jersey location), but most commonly much higher. $35 in Tampa, Florida, $49 in Richardson, Texas, $85 in Los Angeles, or $124 in Redwood City, just outside San Francisco.
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Who does Snap 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?

    • Those who may want to workout at any or all hours of the day. Maybe you work graveyard, or you're a night owl: 24/7 access means a 2am workout without worry.
    • You prefer a smaller gym footprint: faster to get into, faster to get out of.
    • You want to support a "local" neighborhood community gym, vs a "big-box" national gym chain.

Frequently asked questions about Snap Fitness

Top amenities offered at Snap Fitness

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

0 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 Snap Fitness.

Practice your shot at 0 courts

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

0 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 0 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.  

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Final thoughts — Is Snap 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!

Here's what we know about gyms that are open 24/7. 

  1. There are two big players—Anytime Fitness and Snap Fitness. 
  2. They sure do charge alot for their memberships
  3. You really don't get many other amenities

It's a pretty simple formula for these two gym chains, and one that might fit your lifestyle really well. If basic amenities are all you need, then why pay extra for them? Things like pools, saunas, basketball and childcare could be considered "bloat" if they aren't things you're interested in.

If you absolutely need all-night access, then Snap or Anytime fits the bill. 

However, with such wild variances in their pricing across the nation, you'd be wise to shop around. 24 Hour Fitness has 24/7 locations, as does some Crunch, Gold's and EoS.

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