Is UFC Gym worth it?

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

71
Total Locations
38000
Average Size (sq ft)
4.14
Average Google Rating

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

Amenities offered at UFC Gym

UFC Gyms are a bit of an outlier—in the greatest and best way possible. Combining combat/team elements with traditional gym amenities, you get a very competitive package. Here's what you can expect to see from the hybrid: 

  • 85% of their locations feature workout turf—we count 60 of 71 gyms.
  • 73% of their locations have an Olympic lifting station—that's 52 of 71 gyms.
  • 42% of UFC locations have a sauna. We count 30 of 71 gyms as a place to heat up at.

Members also get access to standard gym offerings like:

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

While we don't have exact stats on this (yet), expect several (or many) of UFC gyms to feature mats, heavy bags, boxing and Octagon areas.

Amenities
These amenities are available at some locations
Personal Training
Group Training
Sauna
(
30
Locations
)
Swimming Pool
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6
Locations
)
Basketball
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3
Locations
)
Childcare
(
5
Locations
)
Steam Room
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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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5
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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8
Locations
)
Massage Chairs
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0
Locations
)
Olympic Lifting
(
52
Locations
)
Functional Turf
(
60
Locations
)
Unavailable

These amenities are not offered at any UFC Gym 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

UFC Gym was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, USA. The gym chain's current CEO is Adam Sedlack.

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What time does UFC Gym open & close?

No UFC Gym 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 UFC are: 

  • 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 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

UFC Gym by the numbers

71

Total Locations

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

4.14

Average Review Rating

The average rating of all their clubs combined.

38000

Average Gym Size

Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.

$59.00

Average Monthly Membership Cost

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

20

Total Cities

Find a UFC Gym in this many cities.

What we love about UFC Gym

We love the close relationship between combat sports, training techniques, coaches and traditional gym equipment/services. Yes, this unique gym chain blends all of the above in an impactful all-in-one brand.

  • The whole concept of a hybrid gym chain, offering up the more traditional weights/cardio options, as well as blending kickboxing, MMA and combat activities. 

  • Sizeable clubs, an average of about 38,000 square feet. Many locations with mats and Octagons are also welcome additions.

  • We're impressed with the addition of saunas to their locations—30 total in fact. Makes sense as a great warm-up or post-workout amenity.

What we wish UFC Gym would improve

UFC Gym already offers an impressive mix of services and amenities. Still, we can name a few things we'd like to see from them.

  • There were more clarity on the different gym levels that are offered. Locations include UFC Fit, UFC Class and UFC Gym.

  • Pools (just 6) and hot tubs (just 5) got more love at UFC gyms. Adding these aqua recovery amenities would really challenge huge gym chains.

  • They provided more photos for each location on their website. Seriously: we want to see the weights, mats, cardio and Octagon areas.

How much is UFC Gym?

UFC Gyms are more expensive than other mid-tier offerings, but not out of range for many.

  • Their base membership "Fitness" starts at $49/month, but the majority of locations have it at $59/month. 
  • Stepping up into "Challenger" gets you multi-location access, plus unlimited Conditioning Classes, often at $99/month
  • The highest plan is "Champion" ranging from $99 to $129/month. That includes all the above, plus unlimited guest privileges, 90-Day Fight Pass, and various discounts on their other services.

All plans come with standard strength and cardio access, along with free attendance to UFC Pay-Per-View Fight parties—which itself can be a huge draw if you're a true fan who watches the matches. It almost becomes a no-brainer to "get a free membership" if you pay to watch their PPV events (which have climbed to $79.99).

  • Annual fees range from $39 to $59, billed within 60 days of sign-up. Most clubs also charge up front for first and last months dues.
  • We've seen $25 to $40 enrollment fees, along with a $59 processing fee. There have been some locations in our research that don't have a processing fee.
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Who does UFC Gym 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 UFC Gym

Top amenities offered at UFC Gym

All the gym essentials

Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.

30 saunas to choose from

Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.

Swim laps in 6 different pools

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

Practice your shot at 3 courts

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

5 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 60 gyms

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

5 hot tubs FTW!

Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.  

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Final thoughts — Is UFC Gym 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!

UFC Gym combines elements of fitness together that just make sense. For those who are interested and practice combat sports like kickboxing, mma, boxing and more—UFC Gyms are excellent communities to do that. 

Naturally, those same people may want a traditional workout option full of weights, strength building equipment, and even cardio, basketball and saunas. 

Having these two similar—but different—worlds together in a single location must be heavenly for their members. Now that we think about it, this was probably one of the founding thoughts and themes that helped bring this gym chain to life. And it's working, judging by the popularity and growth of both UFC and their gyms.

With monthly membership dues hovering around $59 to $129, it is indeed a step up from fast-gyms at $9.99/month, or mid-tier around $39.99. But—is it worth it? For these folks it will be: 

  • You love their group fitness offerings (boxing conditioning, kickboxing, HIIT)
  • You'd enjoy PPV fight parties
  • Equipment you use includes turf, strength equipment, the Octagon, mats and heavy bags

Picking UFC over, lets say a LA Fitness or Esporta, is a yes to the above, and (generally) no to pools, basketball, saunas, steam room, massage and tanning.

There are some light caveats though. For UFC's 71 locations, they've added 6 locations with pools, 5 with childcare, 3 with basketball. So, ultimately you can still get your combat-needs plus big-box gym amenities, you'll need to look at each individual UFC gym in your area to make a final choice. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see them all.

All-in-all, we love the flexibility that UFC offers—and we're 100% sure that thousands of others out there feel the same way. This is an excellent option for total health and wellness, which makes UFC absolutely worth it!

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