Looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, or build muscle in Tucson? There are dozens of gyms in the Tucson metro area as well as in the surrounding suburbs (Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Vail, etc).
We've put together a quick overview of the local options and how to choose a gym that will meet your needs.
There may be many reasons why you are considering a gym membership:
Exercise has more benefits than can be counted and one way to get regular exercise in an air-conditioned environment is to join a gym.
Every gym has a unique culture and list of amenities. Some gyms offer only weight equipment, while others have a robust set of group fitness classes to choose from. Depending on what gym you choose, you may be able to also get massages, buy smoothies, play tennis, meet with a personal trainer, or go swimming without leaving the facility.
Some gyms and fitness centers specialize in one particular fitness domain (examples: CrossFit or Pilates), while others offer a more generalized workout space.
When it comes to group exercise classes, there is a lot of variety out there.
Experiment with different classes to see what works well for your body and your goals.
Some of the more common fitness classes are listed below along with a basic definition.
Gym memberships in Tucson range in price from $9.99-$200/month. That's a huge range! The average cost hovers around $20-$50/month.
Some gyms offer the "bare bones" when it comes to workout equipment and/or hours.
Other gyms offer:
Not interested in a membership? Some gyms also offer "punchcard" options where you pay for a set number of classes that can be used at any time.
It's worth calling your health insurance company. Some insurances offer up to 30% off of gym memberships. Similarly, a small number of employers provide complimentary or discounted gym benefits - or will reimburse you up to a certain dollar amount for gym memberships.
Naturally Women Fitness Centers closed many years ago and Ms. Fit closed in 2015, but there are three women-only Curves locations.
There are no men's only gyms in Tucson.
Joining a gym is a financial investment and it's important to find one that will help you achieve your goals.
Here are sample questions that you can ask at a gym tour:
Great question! With dozens of gyms in Tucson, it’s hard to pinpoint just one. Each gym has a unique community, culture, and focus.
The best way to find a gym in Tucson is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. You can also check yelp and google reviews.
Many Tucson gyms also offer free 1-day, 3-day, 7-day, or guest passes so that you can try out the facility for yourself. Several Tucson gyms also offer periodic "challenges"...if you lose a certain number of pounds or a certain percentage of your body weight, you don't pay a dime!
***Watch this page for new and updated information about gyms in Tucson.