* Big gym chains like 24 Hour Fitness are making a comeback
* More convenient than boutique and hotel gyms
* Studio classes that cost a fraction of the price
24 Hour Fitness has quietly become one of the best places to workout.
Big name gyms have gotten a bad rap. Yes, some are certainly not worth paying for (or even stepping foot in), but some provide the same classes, state-of-the-art facilities and supportive environment as high-priced boutique gyms or studios. 24 Hour Fitness has become one such gym, offering intense martial arts, yoga, conditioning and cycling studio classes. Instead of paying upwards of $30 for a single studio class, 24 Hour members only pay a small monthly fee (which starts at $30 a month).
Besides the obvious (and surprisingly huge) convenience of being open 24 hours, the fitness giant’s many locations is another huge plus. Whether you’re at home or traveling and looking for a place to get a decent workout, you’re never too far from a full service gym. Even though some hotels offer great gyms, a bad gym while traveling is always a risk – and an excuse not to workout. With a 24 Hour membership you can stop into any of their 400 locations and workout like you’re back home.