Working out is great for your mind and body, though it can sometimes be a strain on your wallet.
With memberships costing upwards of $99 a month, the cost can be a deterrent when it comes to getting in shape. Luckily, Toronto has plenty of no frills gyms — most will cost you less than $30 a month!
Take a peek at the cheapest gyms in Toronto below.
Cost: One of the cheapest gyms in Toronto is without a doubt Planet Fitness. There are three membership options. A Classic membership will cost you $10/month (plus taxes and fees) and gives you unlimited access to your “home” gym and fitness training. The No Commitment package gets you everything the classic membership offers, but with the ability to cancel your membership at any time. And the final package is the PF Black Card membership. The Black Card membership costs $21.99/month and gives you access to all Planet Fitness gyms and massage chairs, unlimited hydromassage (select locations), and fitness training, half-price cooler drinks, use of tanning and total body enhancement, and the ability to bring a guest at any time. Not to mention, all members get free pizza on the first Monday of every month and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are currently 12 Planet Fitness locations in the GTA. Find the location nearest you.
Cost: With an Orange Card, members get use of all equipment, one free personal training session, unlimited tanning, use of all Hone locations, unlimited guests, and 10% off at Popeye’s Supplements. The gym offers special promotions location-by-location throughout the year, like your first month for free, however, an Orange Card will cost you just $15 bi-weekly — no enrolment fees, maintenance fees, annual fees, or contracts. If you’re interested in checking out the gym before you make a commitment, you can test out your nearest location for free for seven days. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are seven locations across Toronto. Find the location nearest you.
Cost: Fit4Less is a subsidiary of Goodlife and offers two types of memberships. The 4Less membership has a joining fee of $44 and costs $4.99 bi-weekly on a one year contract. With the 4Less membership, you’ll get access to all equipment at your home gym, and access to virtual fitness and cycling. The Black Card membership costs $10.99 bi-weekly with no annual fee, and if you pay an extra one-time fee of $44, you can choose to forego any commitments. With the Black Card membership, you’ll get unlimited access to equipment at all locations, ability to share your membership with guests, virtual cycling and fitness, free 30-minute express circuit, unlimited use of massage chairs and hydro massage beds, free tanning, half-price cooler drinks, and a free t-shirt and gym bag. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are 10 locations in Toronto. Find the location nearest you.
Cost: There are four membership options. Memberships vary from location-to-location, but the basic membership costs $10 a month plus a $69 enrolment and $19.99 card fee — however, you’re locked in for a minimum of one year. Basic members get unlimited access to their home gym, locker rooms, and dry sauna. The Cancel Anytime Basic membership is the same, but with no commitment. The VIP Black Card membership for $22.99 a month plus $5 enrolment and $19.99 card fee. It gets you all the same perks as basic members plus a free fitness consultation, unlimited tanning, hydromassages, group exercise classes, use of all World Gyms, guest passes, and 50% off protein shakes every Wednesday. The VIP Cancel Anytime Black Card costs $29.99 per month. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are two locations in GTA. Find the location nearest you.
Cost: Memberships at Crunch start at just $9.95/month for the Base package, which includes access to your home gym, locker rooms, online nutrition, power half hour circuit training, and a free crunch one kickoff. The next package up is Peak, which will cost you $21.95/month and includes all the same things as the base but with access to every Crunch Fitness location, as well as Crunch live online workouts and group fitness classes. Next is the Peak Plus, which will set you back $24.95/month and gives you guest privileges, free tanning, and free hydromassages. The final package is Peak Results for $29.95/month and includes group fitness classes, Crunch babysitting, tanning, hydromassages, and access to the HIITZone. Just note that perks and privileges vary gym-to-gym and are based on what the gym has on offer. For each package enrolment fees are $49 and processing fees are between $19.95 and $34.95 — you have the option to pay monthly with a contract or go contract free. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are 5 locations in the GTA. Find the location nearest you.
Cost: The YMCA probably offers the best value of all the gyms on our cheapest gyms in Toronto list. The cost of memberships vary from location to location, but a YMCA membership will get its members access to the Centre of Community of choice, which include swimming pools, running tracks, workout and spin studios, and unlimited group fitness classes. There are four main memberships to choose from: Adult aged 30+, which is $49-59/month (plus $85 join fees); Young Adult aged 15-29, which is $39/month; Young Adult aged 21-29, which is $39-45/month; and Child/Youth aged 14 and under, which is $45/month. There are also packages for families and single day passes. Get full membership details here.
Where: There are 9 locations in the GTA. Find the location nearest you.
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