How Much Does an Equinox Membership Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 10, 2018

Equinox gyms are said to be beautiful, well maintained and conveniently located with more than 36 unique locations.  They have the latest in equipment technology and offer an array of classes so you never find yourself bored.

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How much does an Equinox gym membership cost?

The cost of a membership will depend on the exact location, the type of membership you want and how many people are joining at once.  Initiation fees can range anywhere from $200 to $300, while the monthly dues can be anywhere from $150 to $250+ per month, with the exception of the E at Equinox, which is said to be $26,000+ a year.

Refer to our table below to see what some of their locations could cost as of 2017:

LocationPrice Quoted (per month)
Bethesa (Washington DC area)- $156 for access to the Bethesda location only
- $195 to access all clubs in the Metro D.C. area
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Chestnut Hill (Boston area)- $175 for access to the Chestnut Hill location only
- $200 to access all clubs in the Boston area
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Coral Gables (Florida area)- $165 for access to the Coral Gables location only
- $185 to access all clubs in the Florida area
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Darien (Connecticut area)- $135 for access to the Darien location only
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Highland Park (Dallas area)- $162 for access to the Highland Park location only
- $175 to access all clubs in the Dallas area
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Palo Alto (San Francisco area)- $203 for access to the Palo Alto location only
- $225 to access all clubs in the Northern California area
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States
Sports Club (New York area)- $240 for access to the Sports Club location only
- $290 to access all clubs in the world
Summit (New Jersey area)- $156 for access to the Summit location only
- $235 to access all clubs in the United States

According to GQ Magazine, the monthly memberships start at $150 a month and can raise from there depending on the location.

Equinox gym membership overview

With multiple locations throughout the United States, each location will offer its own amenities.  Some may have a pool and hot tub, whereas another location may have a sauna.  As for classes, all locations will have a limited number of group classes available, and members will either need to book the classes online via their app or simply walk in if the class requires it.   These classes include dance, kickboxing, studio cycling, pilates, spinning and yoga, to name a few, but new classes are added all the time.  For instance, at the time of this publishing, they added a pure strength and Firestarter(TM) class.

In addition, each gym will include state-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weights, a childcare center and juice bars.

New members often receive a free training session, some guest passes, a fitness assessment and/or a short massage.  This will all depend on the current new member promotion being held at the time.

What are the extra costs?

A fixed locker and laundry service is available for an additional $700~ per year.

Spa services, which can include facials, massages, waxings, teeth whitening, eyelash extensions and/or microdermabrasions, will be an additional cost for all members.  The Business Insider posted a screenshot of the spa prices at a local Equinox gym in New York City, with prices ranging from $76 for a 25-minute deep tissue massage to as much as $151 for a 60-minute massage.

With members having to sign a one-year contract, a cancellation fee will apply if you cancel before your contract ends  According to members who did cancel, this fee can often be in the $200 range.

Private personal training costs need to be budgeted for if you plan on hiring one.

Tips to know:

Ice-cold, eucalyptus-infused towels are located throughout the gym to wipe off sweat and cool off after a workout.

How can I save money?

The initiation fee, according to most members, is always discounted or even can be lowered if you haggle with a representative when signing up.  While the monthly rates are often set in stone, it doesn’t hurt to try to see if you can get some wiggle room on the initiation fees.

The gym, as you may read online, is quite expensive when compared to other gyms in the area.  Is it worth it?  It’s really up to you to decide.  If you do go gym hunting, however, be forewarned, this gym will more than likely be the most expensive option.

SherSheGoes.com recommends waiting until late January or early February, a time when the company runs the best promotions.

Check with your employer as some companies do offer discounts to the gym.  You can also check with the gym to see if they acknowledge your employer as well.

Decide what you need.  As you can see in our table, there are multiple membership options.  If you know you will only use one location, then it makes sense to sign up for the home club only membership.

Many locations do offer a free trial membership to see if it’s a gym worth joining.


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