- C$23 for a one-month membership with a body assessment and two 20-minute follow-up personal training sessions (C$359 value)
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 700 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of BTS routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as TechnoGym, PreCor, and Matrix machines. But the general manger, Gary, says that the knowledgeable staff is the gym's biggest asset. They help motivate exercisers and lead them around common pitfalls, such as becoming bored with their daily fitness routine. Other amenities offered include free underground parking, free WIFI, and Muscle Beach cafe.