The 5 Best Gym Memberships in Edmonton

Best Gym Membership in Edmonton

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by Noah Murray

Are you looking for a gym to help you keep in shape? You’re in for a treat, because our list of the best gym memberships in Edmonton is sure to help you out!

We’ve done the research and compiled this list of the top gyms based on the club’s rates, amenities, and extra services offered.

If you’re ready, let’s go ahead and take a look at the best gym memberships in Edmonton.

How Much Does a Gym Membership Cost in Edmonton?

Before we discuss the cost of a membership, it’s important to note that gym clubs are often franchised. They are independently owned and are therefore free to dictate their rates.

As a potential client, it’s up to you to dig around and find the club that you want to join and this will be based largely on its amenities or rates.

Gym memberships also have one-time joining or enrollment fees that range on average from $30-$100 on top of the membership fee.

To give you a better idea of what a gym membership costs, we’ve rounded up some of the popular gyms around Canada in the table below:

GymJoining FeeMembership Plan Fees
Good Life$99.99starts at $34.99 bi-weekly
Anytime Fitness$49.00starts at $49.00 per month
Lifetimevaries per clubstarts at $119.00 per month
Equinox$300.00starts at $181.00 per month
Snap Fitnessvaries per clubvaries per club
Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Clubvaries per programstarts at $7.50 bi-weekly
Planet Fitness$39.00starts at $15.00 per month
Evolve StrengthNonestarts at $27.99 per month
Fit4Less$44.00starts at $4.99 bi-weekly
Gymvmtvaries per programstarts at $19.95 bi-weekly
World Gym$99.00starts at $10.00 per month

The Best Gym Memberships in Edmonton

Now that you know how much signing up for a club costs, we can now take a look at our picks for the top gym memberships in Edmonton.

1.   Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness' Homepage
Source: Anytime Fitness
SERVICES & AMENITIES24-Hour Access, 24-Hour Security, Cardio TVs, Treadmills, Elliptical Cross-trainers, Squat Racks, Plate Loaded, Dumbbells, Kettlebells, TRX, Battle Ropes, Small Group Training, Personal Training, Specialized Classes, Coach Care Connect, Anytime Fitness App
WEBSITEhttps://www.anytimefitness.com/
ADDRESSOld Strathcona
10469 80 Ave NW Old Strathcona AB T6E 1V1
 
Kingsway
10521 Kingsway Ave Edmonton AB T5H 4K1
 
Millwoods
6586 28 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 6N3, Canada
 
Summerside
6929 Ellerslie Rd SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 1A3, Canada
 
Westmount
13302 114 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5M 4B7
Allendale
10430 61 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6H 1T2
 
Roper
5207 55 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6B 3V1
 
Ellerslie
6929 Ellerslie Rd SW Edmonton AB T6X 1A3
CONTACT DETAILSOld Strathcona
(780) 757-3481
 
Kingsway
(780) 757-3484
 
Millwoods
(780) 250-6500
 
Summerside
(780) 705-7240
 
Westmount
(780) 488-9899
 
Allendale
(780) 250-6100
 
Roper
(780) 490-5118
 
Ellerslie
(780) 705-7240
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours, 7 days a week

Anytime Fitness is a familiar name amongst gym enthusiasts and is well-known for its 24/7 gym services. Initially catering to the people’s busy work-life schedules, this club has expanded its services and amenities to accommodate just about every workout need.

On average, a membership at Anytime Fitness in Canada will average around $49 per month. However, your total membership fees will vary because each club and location has different fees, benefits, and services.

Perhaps the only downside to Anytime Fitness is finding the club with the best rates and amenities. This will only be made privy to you after subscribing to a 7-day trial or speaking to in-house staff.

Although rates may vary for each club, the memberships offered usually range from 6, 12, and 18-month contracts. Once you become a member, you’ll receive a special key fob which is an exclusive way to access the gym.

What we like about Anytime Fitness is that as long as you have your key fob, your membership is carried over to another club both locally and internationally. All you have to do is let your original club know in advance that you’re going to be using another gym.

With a membership, you’ll have access to personal training with a coach and team workouts. You’ll also be able to directly connect with your coach, coordinate bookings of your sessions, and reserve your gym time through their new mobile app.

Pros

  • Open 24/7
  • Free 7-day trial membership pass
  • Personalized coaching via Anytime Fitness App
  • Key fob gives you universal access to any branch

Cons

  • Policies, memberships, and services vary per club
  • Fees and amenities depend on owner of the gym

Customer Reviews

A good gym always has good equipment and maintains a clean workout space for its members.

Paramanjeet Singh, a long-time member shares his experience at Anytime Fitness:

“Going to give this gym 5 star…Gym is very clean with allot of good equipment…Thanks anytime fitness…Keep up the good work!!

Anytime Fitness is open 24/7 which a lot of its members enjoy. Todd McCarter is one of these customers, as he writes:

“You need a good Gym this is it Open 24/7 workout when you want in the morning in the nights lots of equipment you choose your favorite Time to Workout Nice and Clean great Prices”

2.   Evolve Strength

Evolve Strength's Homepage
Source: Evolve Strength
SERVICESPersonal Trainers, Group Classes, Recovery Training, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Dietitians, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Mental Health Therapist, Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologist, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Weight Loss, General Strength Training, Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Psychology,
WEBSITEhttps://www.evolvestrength.ca/
ADDRESSEdmonton Downtown
12328 102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0L9
 
Edmonton South
4825 89 St NW, Edmonton, T6E 5K1
Edmonton North
13457 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L2T3
CONTACT DETAILSEdmonton Downtown:
Phone: (780) 784-2675
Email: [email protected]
 
Edmonton South
Phone: (587) 754-3632
Email: [email protected]
 
Edmonton North
Phone: (780) 784-7870
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSEdmonton Downtown:
Monday to Friday: 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Holidays: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
 
Edmonton South and North:
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Holidays: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Evolve Strength, as the name implies, is focused on strength development and training, so don’t be surprised to find powerlifters and Olympic athletes at the gym. However, what makes them unique is that they offer nutritionists, dietitians, and therapists.

Each branch will vary in the trainers and experts they have on hand, but if you sign up for a membership, you can have access to any of their locations anyway. The Edmonton South club offers the most physicians on hand with the special availability of a kinesiologist.

If you’ve suffered an injury and need rehabilitation or would like to ensure you don’t injure yourself again in the future, Evolve Strength offers professionals that can guide you towards recovery as well.

On that note, the physicians and health professionals at the clubs are independent tenants renting spaces in Evolve Strength’s facilities and are not employees of the gym. The company leases out spaces to budding entrepreneurs and is open to virtually anybody.

You don’t have to sign a contract to have access to Evolve Strength, but doing so grants you access to all their branches in both Edmonton and Calgary. A one-year contract at the club only costs $27.99 bi-weekly compared to the contractless membership at $29.99 bi-weekly.

Pros

  • Physicians and health professionals on-site
  • Three locations in Edmonton
  • Can lease spaces in facilities for health-related business
  • No joining fee

Cons

  • Group classes are not included in the membership
  • Strength-focused training and equipment

Customer Reviews

State-of-the-art equipment is often what customers look for in a gym. Devon Chang, one of Evolve Strength’s members, praises their equipment as he says:

“What an amazing facility that we have access to.  The staff, from the top down, are the best. They keep the gym clean and the environment is second to none. The equipment is top notch and you cannot beat the space. World class facility right here”

Shaun Botin, another member, adds:

“Best in Edmonton by far. Great location, free parking downtown and equipment is in great condition. A ton of racks, platforms and benches, I think the only time I’ve waited for any of those was a Friday at peak time.”

3.   SNAP Fitness

Snap Fitness' Homepage
Source: Snap Fitness
SERVICESMYFIT Workout, Group Training, Functional Fitness Training, Myzone Heart Rate Monitor, Personal Training, Free Weights, Supplements, Cardio Equipment, Strength Training
WEBSITEhttps://www.snapfitness.com/ca/
ADDRESSParsons Centre, 2927 Ellwood Dr SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0B1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 497-7700
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMembers:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
 
Non-Members:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Appointment Only

The SNAP Fitness branch in Edmonton South is one of the biggest facilities in Canada. It has two floors with a dedicated space for cardio equipment and another for functional fitness and weights.

The benefits of membership here include having access to the gym any time of the day, but there are specific staffed hours if you need to have a trainer present. Regardless of whether your focus is on weight loss, strength training, or muscle building, SNAP Fitness has what you need.

One of their unique fitness-based approaches is a focus on the MYZONE heart rate monitoring, which involves wearing a piece of tech to watch your heart rate. This members-only service helps you keep your fitness on track by basing it on your heart’s health, and not on the number of reps or weights that you lift.

You can pair their customized MYFIT HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) program with the MYZONE for maximum results, allowing you to work out smarter and not harder. These exclusive members-only regimens target your functional fitness, cardio, and strength.

Another unique benefit of joining SNAP Fitness is access to a vast range of oral supplements on-site, such as protein powders and weight loss supplements, making it convenient for you to get your nutritional requirements for the day.

Unfortunately, SNAP Fitness doesn’t post their membership rates online, and will only discuss the rates with you at their facility.  However, signing up has immediate perks such as getting half off on your enrollment fee and one free training session.

Pros

  • Has locations worldwide
  • MyZone Heart Monitor workouts
  • Exclusive HIIT programs for members

Cons

  • Gyms are independently owned and have own pricing
  • Only one branch in Edmonton
  • Not many special amenities for members

Customer Reviews

SNAP Fitness is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and cleanliness, with its members seeming to agree.

Nwachukwu Agbakoba, a regular patron, says:

Always a great time @ Snap! Gym is always immaculately clean, Staff (which includes the Owners) are super friendly and helpful. You meet good people here too…. just a general good vibe all around. AAA+ Gym.

Lucy, a long-time member of SNAP Fitness also shares:

“Best gym ever! Staff are so kind and the place is always so clean!! The vibe and energy of this gym is always positive and friendly.  Personal trainer / owner is honestly the best trainer I have ever had.  He takes the time to explain everything and the science behind it.  As soon as you walk through the doors, you can tell that the staff and owners take pride in the quality of service they provide!  Highly highly recommend this fantastic facility”

4.   GoodLife Fitness

GoodLife Fitness' Homepage
Source: GoodLife Fitness
SERVICESGroup Fitness, Personal Training, Hot Yoga, Turf Zone, Virtual Fitness Classes, REGYMEN, Squash, Strength Training Equipment, Free Weight Equipment, Cardio Theatre, 20 Minute Fit-Fix, Stretching Area, JUMP! (Child Minding), Cardio Equipment, LifeChanger, Tanning, Women’s Only Classes
WEBSITEhttps://www.goodlifefitness.com/home.html
ADDRESSEdmonton Brewery District (Coed)
201 – 11962 104 Avenue NW
 
Edmonton Southpark Centre (Coed/Women’s)
3803 Calgary Trail Nw
 
Edmonton Clareview Town Centre (Coed)
4211, 139Th Avenue
 
Edmonton Mill Woods Town Centre (Coed/Women’s)
2331 66 Street Nw, Unit 250
 
Edmonton Rabbit Hill Road And 23 Ave (Coed)
2430 Rabbit Hill Road Nw
 
Edmonton Tamarack And Maple (Coed)
2435 Maple Road Nw
 
Edmonton West Granville (Coed)
7161 Winterburn Road Nw
CONTACT DETAILSEdmonton Brewery District
(780) 428-7004
 
Edmonton Southpark Centre
(780) 466-4124
 
Edmonton Clareview Town Centre
(587) 459-9360
 
Edmonton Mill Woods Town Centre
(780) 395-9712
 
Edmonton Rabbit Hill Road And 23 Ave
(587) 454-4983
 
Edmonton Tamarack And Maple
(780) 466-3352
 
Edmonton West Granville
(780) 483-0162
OPERATING HOURS24 hours a day, 7 days a week  

GoodLife Fitness has been operating since 1979 and began as a way for the founder David “Patch” Evans to rehabilitate after a motorcycle accident. With hard work and perseverance, he now has 200 locations worldwide and was recently inducted to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2020.

If you want to be a member at GoodLife Fitness, you can sign up for their Essential Membership at $29.99 bi-weekly which includes full access to their strength and cardio equipment. While you’ll also receive special perks, this option only grants you access to the specific location that you signed up in.

On the other hand, their Ultimate Membership gives you full access to all GoodLife Fitness clubs worldwide and only costs $36.99 bi-weekly. It also includes unlimited use of the on-site squash court, swimming pool, mind den facilities, and participation in all group fitness sessions.

Before you take a pen and sign that contract, take note that GoodLife Fitness charges a one-time joining fee of $99.99 for new members. Moreover, using their on-site tanning facilities still requires an additional fee for members, which seems like it should’ve just been included in the membership.

Despite this, being a part of GoodLife Fitness means you can take advantage of their unique trainer-certified 60-minute workout called REGYMEN. This specially crafted High-Intensity Interval Training program focuses on developing your core strength.

What we like about GoodLife Fitness is the availability of over 100 women’s-only clubs that are supervised by female coaches. This support group includes programs with yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and BODYPUMP intended to make women feel comfortable working out amongst their peers.

Lastly, a membership at this gym also entitles you to use their GoodLife mobile app and grants access to multiple rewards from collaborating corporate partners. These include discounts or freebies from restaurants, banks, car rental services, airlines, clothing, hotels, and more.

Pros

  • Offers women-only clubs and classes
  • Stand-out amenities such as a squash court and swimming pool
  • Minimum age is 12 years old but with guardian

Cons

  • Use of tanning rooms not included in membership
  • Not all clubs are open 24/7

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their clients have to say:

One way to tell a club is worth joining is if it has long-time loyal members. Christine McGrath is one such client, as she shares:

“I’ve been a member of GoodLife for 20 years…Great facility…Very professional and knowledgeable.”

Jeremy, another GoodLife Member, adds his thoughts:

“A great gym overall–staff are always friendly–& the equipment is organized well. No deadlift platforms though so it can get loud when you lift.”

5.   Gymvmt

Gymvmt's Homepage
Source: Gymvmt
SERVICESGroup Cycle, Group Fitness, Her Gymvmt, Infrared Sauna, Kids Club, Ladies Only Area, Laundry Services, Pool, Pwr X Lab Studio, Squash, Steam Room, Tennis, Trū Ride Studio
WEBSITEhttps://gymvmt.com/
ADDRESSCity Centre (Coed)
City Centre Mall 10205 101 St NW #220, Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y9
 
Clareview (Coed)
13746 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5J6
 
Gateway (Coed)
3414 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB T6J 6Z2
 
Kensington (Coed)
12660 137 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5L 4Y5
 
Mayfield (Coed)
100 Mayfield Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4B3
 
Whitemud (Her Gymvmt)
4406 17 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 0C2
 
West Edmonton Mall (Her Gymvmt)
2052, 8882 – 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7
 
Northgate Centre (Her Gymvmt)
2010, 9499 – 137 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5E 5R8
CONTACT DETAILSCity Centre
(780) 425-3333
[email protected]
 
Clareview
(780) 473-5549
[email protected]
 
Gateway
(780) 461-6333
[email protected]
 
Kensington
(780) 475-1400
[email protected]
 
Mayfield 
(780) 483-6722
[email protected]
 
Whitemud
(780) 468-2722
[email protected]
 
West Edmonton Mall
(780) 483-6722
[email protected]
 
Northgate Centre
(780) 471-5239
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSCity Centre
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
 
Clareview
24/7 for Members
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Gateway
24/7 for Members
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Kensington
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Mayfield
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Whitemud
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pmf
 
West Edmonton Mall
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Northgate Centre
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re living in Alberta, then Gymvmt is the club for you. This gym was first started in the province and retains its base of operations there up to this day.

They are known for taking a different and modern approach towards the fitness experience such as a unique membership plan called Tru Ride where you exercise with a group to the beats of music and glimmer of neon lights.

Gymvmt’s modern facilities welcome you to drop in for single sessions, which gives you a chance to essentially take a hands-on tour of the facility before you commit. Once you decide to opt-in, they have over 20 different membership plans ranging from a basic 12-month Single Gym Plan for $19.95 bi-weekly to an open-ended Executive MTM for $55.95 every two weeks.

However, the multitude of membership plans and classes is also the downside to Gymvmt. With so many options to choose from, it can easily overwhelm any potential member to decide which plan is best for them.

But once you pick your membership, you’ll have access to common services offered across all branches such as personal training, group fitness, group cycles, towel service, toga, infrared saunas, and Little MVRS child-minding service.

We also like that this gym offers women-only training programs and classes under the Her Gymvmt moniker. In these special facilities, they offer Zumba, Hatha Yoga, meditation, core strength training, and lower body training. 

Pros

  • Wide array of membership plans to choose from
  • Her Gymvmt focuses on services for women
  • Multiple branches and locations in Edmonton

Cons

  • City Centre location has shorter operating hours
  • Major differences in amenities between locations

Customer Reviews

Jermaine Dela Cruz is a fan of Gymvmt because of the equipment available and the customer service, as he shares:

“great gym, got almost if not all the essential equipment.. has a high ceiling which i desire in a gym.. great staff great experience every time”

Maggie Ganes, a Her Gymvmt member, also shares her experience:

“Great gym, staff is friendly and knowledgeable.  Changing areas are large, clean and very nice. Lots of choice for equipment and classes…Would highly recommend.”

FAQs about the Best Gym Memberships in Edmonton


We’ve now arrived at the end of our list of the best gym memberships in Edmonton. We hope you were able to find a club that you’re interested in joining!

Do you have any suggestions or recommendations of other gym memberships that aren’t on our list? Please drop us a line and we’ll make sure to check it out.

Now, if you’re undecided on a gym and feel that a good personal coach is essential to your workout routine, we’ve got you covered. Head on over to our list of the best personal trainers in Edmonton to help you decide.