This is the definitive guide to Valley Fitness. Have you been thinking about joining this gym? We'll look to answer all your questions, give expert insight and review to their offerings, plus help you find the nearest location to you. Central Cali—let's get going!
Valley Fitness is a local-focused, home-grown gym chain that serves members good pricing with standard amenity sets.
Standard amenities you'll also be able to use include:
It's worth noting that their website isn't fully clear on which exact locations have specific amenities. We've had to flip through their various Facebook and Instagram pages to get the information on this page.
While the exact times will differ for every location, the most common opening hours we've seen are:
The total amount of locations we're tracking from this fitness chain.
Room for activities! Average square footage of their gyms.
How much you can expect to pay for the entry-level membership every month
Central California's "local" gym that truly feels part of those individual communities. Built from the ground up, residents in Fresno, Gilroy, Hanford, Los Banos, Modesto and Stockton have a a place they can call their own.
Local, true to Central California gym. They're a smaller gym chain at "just" 15 locations.
Solid priced memberships with many at $29.99 a month, that allows access to multiple local locations.
A bootcamp option around $69.99 a month that adds in Group Fitness, Bootcamp and online workouts.
While Valley Fitness is a solid option for many of their members, there are still a few things we'd like to see. Here's how they can improve.
There were tanning, saunas or steam rooms—none of their locations have these amenities. National gym chains in the area may offer these for a better value.
We wish that a few of their locations had a pool. In the warm/hot central California areas, a pool is a welcome sight. (Technically: their webpages for each gym aren't clear if pools are offered or not. We list it as no.)
More than just 2 of their 15 gyms had turf. (Same as above: their individual gym pages aren't clear if this amenity is offered or not. We list it as no.)
Valley Fitness gyms have memberships that come in two different flavors.
Both of these memberships are month-to-month, without a long term contract. Annual fee came in at $39, billed 60 days from your start.
Enrollment fees were just $1 (possibly on promotion) for the Basic, but we noticed you have to pay your last months dues up front. Go to the "Lifestyle Membership" and enrollment is $49, but no last month dues.
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?
Free weights, strength machines and cardio equipment.
Nothing like the hot heat to warm muscles up.
An extra early or real late workout—your choice.
Stretch, sleds, bodyweight or box jumps. The turf area is the place to be.
Relieve pain post workout or soothe sore muscles.
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
$15 - $30 /month — High Value Low Price
$25 - $65 Monthly — Mid-Tier
$65 and up — Boutique/Specialty/Luxury
"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!
Valley Fitness gyms are local, true and a great fit into the communities they serve. We like the built-from-the-ground-up appeal, but their growing pains do show up a bit in their gyms.
Locations aren't quite as fancy or upscale as other big-box operators. Some gyms at Valley are full of concrete and mats, with their bootcamps more focused on get-to-work grittiness.
Many will have no problem with this appeal, and many more will embrace this look and feel. Like we said: built from the ground up at Valley!
So, let's talk about pricing. With two membership levels, Basic and Lifestyle, you'll see the key different is inclusion of Bootcamp—group workout style classes that traditionally use HIIT (high intensity interval training) as a workout guide. For those who like to workout 1) with a team 2) with functional movements, or 3) bodyweight based exercise, then this is right up your alley. The national-chain comparison? Barry's Bootcamp, F45, and others. Membership to those aren't cheap ($30+ per session)!
This is where Valley starts to shine. Yes, they're a traditional gym in that they have all your standard strength and cardio—but the best bang-for-buck comes with their bootcamp classes. You'd also get your full dollar's worth in just a single class a month. Paired together with your standard gym amenities, then the Lifestyle package truly does become worth it!
What can't Valley provide? Things like a pool, sauna, basketball court or childcare.
You can start to see how this equates when we talk if a gym is "worth it." You may be able to get more services, more equipment options, more "stuff" at better prices from the national chains... but possibly lose out on Bootcamps plus the local feel and connection with your team.
You'll also be supporting a smaller local business—key to connecting with those who live and breathe your same city. All-in-all, we believe the Basic membership is an ok deal, but stepping up to their Lifestyle membership makes Valley Fitness absolutely worth it.
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