Texas Family Fitness has its pros and cons just like any other gym. In this article, you will find detailed information about Texas Family Fitness facilities and what they have to offer. We also used key criteria to compare these locations to other gyms serving the same general areas.

Comparison Table

Product Name

Website

Texas Family Fitness

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Anytime Fitness

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Gold's Gym

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Retro Fitness

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What Is Texas Family Fitness?

Texas Family Fitness is a fitness company that aims to be affordable and inspiring for its customers and members. The company emphasizes that they offer more than a fitness gym; they also provide fitness guidance. Texas Family Fitness claims to have all the necessary tools and resources to help exercisers reach their individual goals.

Texas Family Fitness has nine locations currently, with another scheduled to open in Denton at the time we conducted our research and reviews.

What Does Texas Family Fitness Have To Offer Me?

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Cardio classes currently advertised are step aerobics, Insanity, HIIT (also known as high-intensity interval training), HIGH Fitness, Pound, Indoor Cycling, and Turbo Kick. Dance classes available include Barre, BollyX, MixxedFit, Cardio Dance, Zumba, and Zumba Strong. In addition, they offer yoga, Pilates, POP Pilates, and PiYo. If you’re a senior citizen, there are classed billed as Senior Fit and Silver Sneakers. If none of the above seems like the right fit for you, personal trainers are also available at Texas Family Fitness.

Texas Family Fitness has something for just about everyone across a wide range of ages. However, sometimes it can get overly crowded and there can be wait times for machines and equipment. Child care is also an option for those who want to work out but don’t have a babysitter. It’s called “Kids Club,” and, in this part of the gym, kids can play with toys, play games, climb on indoor jungle gyms, and take advantage of a movie theater. Please be aware that not all these options are available at all Texas Family Fitness locations.

The fact that TFF locations offer an indoor jungle gym is something important to consider when thinking about overall convenience. Here, your kids can burn energy while you are doing the same. Everyone who goes gets great exercise and has fun at the same time. If your kids don’t have a good time at a child care center,  it can turn into a difficult situation. Of course, you must apply your own judgment when making use of various facilities' child care services

Finally, Texas Family Fitness offers large, spacious lockers rooms with showers for use at any time.

Pricing

Pricing varies, depending mostly on your choice of the customized plan right for you. Affordability is the general rule.

Basic Plan $

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​This plan provides access to cardio and fitness areas, all days and at all hours, and it comes at a month-to-month basic cost of approximately $10 with an additional enrollment fee of around $60.

Standard Plan $$

This plan gives you access to cardio and fitness areas, plus group fitness classes, 24/7, and the big advantage of multi-club access. The month-to-month cost is approximately $20 with an enrollment fee of approximately $20.

Results Plan $$$

This plan is currently its most popular package, according to Texas Family Fitness. Like the other plans, it offers 24/7 access to cardio and fitness areas, plus group fitness classes and multi-club access. The big additions are unlimited group training, functional training and results tracking. The cost per month for this higher-end plan is around $30 per month, but you pay no enrollment fee.

Facilities: 5 Stars

These centers offer state-of-the-art fitness equipment and large areas for weightlifting and cardio equipment. They also maintain group fitness areas where fitness classes are conducted.

Convenience: 5 Stars

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Texas Family Fitness has nine convenient locations in Allen, Bedford, The Colony, Coppell, Frisco/Little Elm, Frisco/McKinney, North Fort Worth, Plano, West Plano. Another is to open soon in Denton. This may or may not be a benefit to you, depending on whether one of these gyms is near you or not.

Features: 4 Stars

​Texas Family Fitness doesn’t have a pool or spa.

Member Support: 1 Star

Unfortunately we found that member support isn’t always there when you want it, and unfortunately, some financial disputes have been reported.

How It Compares

Below is a list of a few similar gyms serving the same or similar markets. Let's see how they compare.

  • Anytime Fitness
  • Gold's Gym
  • Retro Fitness

Anytime Fitness

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Anytime Fitness is proud to inform people about their supportive community and friendly people willing to offer the support and encouragement you need. These gyms are open and provide security at all hours, every day of the year.

Price: 3 Stars

For people who choose an annual membership, with the commitment that involves, it is common to pay an initiation fee of around $50 and an annual fee of about $410, which adds up to roughly $34 per month. There is also an fee of around $35 for a key fob. Prices vary by location. These plans sometimes can be covered by health plan discounts, which is a plus.

Facilities: 4 Stars

Anytime Fitness offers fitness consultations, group training, personal training, and other fitness classes. They have basic cardio and weight training equipment. Tanning is also offered in the great majority of Anytime locations.

Pros

  • 7-day, free trial period
  • Free personal training session with new membership
  • Open 24/7
  • 24/7 security
  • Convenient parking
  • Cardio TVs
  • HDTVs
  • Free classes
  • Virtual coaching and studio classes
  • Tanning
  • Fitness assessments

Cons

  • No childcare
  • No plans to incorporate child care
  • No pool
  • No spa

Convenience: 5 Stars

This gym option, offering you 24/7 access to more than 3,000 locations worldwide, gives you a good chance of finding one in your area.

Features: 4 Stars

Every new member gets a complimentary, personalized “Get Started Plan” when beginning their membership, courtesy of Anytime Fitness’s friendly, professionally trained staff members.

Member Support: 5 Stars

There is a “contact us anytime” page where there are listings on their website with different links to contact people who can answer different questions and address various topics. There are both email and phone support options. We found it difficult to find bad reviews of Anytime gyms.

Gold's Gym

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Gold’s Gym makes a promise to help individuals find their starting points, build their paths to success. The brand is said to exude commitment to showing customers the ropes and being with them every step of the way.

Price: 4 Stars

A monthly membership at Gold's Gym includes a $15 enrollment fee and $19.99 per month.

Facilities: 4 Stars

Gold’s Gym facilities offer basic cardio machines, free and machine-based weightlifting, plus pools, spas, child care and more.

Pros

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Boutique studio classes
  • Cardio Cinema
  • Free pass (length unspecified)

Cons

  • Pricing variable and unknown
  • Tanning not offered
  • Website not as detailed as competitors' sites

Convenience: 5 Stars

Gold’s Gym has 70 locations across the Lone Star State, which makes it very convenient to find a Gold’s Gym near you. Child care is often very important for those who have children and no babysitter available.

Features: 5 Stars

Gold’s Gyms have world-class certified personal trainers and energetic class instructors. They offer innovative fitness programs and experience to help achieve goals. The company touts its more than 50-year record of defining fitness and reinventing it. They offer basic activity like cardio, weightlifting and group exercise classes as well. Some classes offered are Gold’s Amp, Bootcamp, Gold’s studio and Gold’s gym challenge.

Member Support: 5 Stars

Gold’s Gym offers personalized help and guarantees satisfaction.

Retro Fitness

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Retro Fitness is all about helping you customize your fitness goals and achieve them. If you really enjoy classes, Retro Gym and Texas Family Fitness seemed to have the largest variety of classes among the fitness options we reviewed.

Price: 4 Stars

At the time of our study, a zero-money-down deal was available, but apparently, an enrollment fee of approximately $50 is due at some point. From then on, they advertise flexible plans as starting at about $20 a month.

Facilities: 4 Stars

Retro Fitness offers a wide variety of classes, some of them not offered at any other gyms we checked out. They offer dance classes, Zumba classes, strength and conditioning classes, circuit workouts, body pump, cycling, cardio step, yoga, body flow, martial arts, body combat, kickboxing, and more.

Pros

  • Free trial (amount of time unspecified)
  • Free personal training session with new membership

Cons

  • No childcare
  • No pool
  • No tanning

Convenience: 3 Stars

With approximately 150 locations, finding one near you is usually a decent possibility.

Features: 3 Stars

Retro Fitness offers personalized fitness options with one-on-one training, dance classes, Zumba classes, plus a range of courses in strength and conditioning, circuit workout, cycling, cardio step, yoga, body flow, les mills, martial arts, body combat, and kickboxing.

Member Support: 

There are listings on their website with different links to be able to contact different people for different questions and/or topics. There are both e-mail and calling options. Unfortunately, we could find no information listed as to whether they make an effort to get back to you or how long it will take. Because we found no positive or negative information on member support, we abstain from rating the company in this category.

Conclusion

The best gym for you is dependent on a lot of different factors. We find it unfair to base our best gym selection on five-star-system "points" alone because there are so many other things to consider. We found that all these gyms had basic cardio and fitness equipment, showers and locker rooms, and they all seem to have a goal of helping encourage and support their customers. All appear genuinely committed and as if they really want to see you succeed.

With that being said, here are more in-depth things to consider. We also found that all gyms considered were willing to offer some type of free trial period, enabling you to test it out and decide if it is the right gym for you. This allows you to try multiple gyms at no expense to you and gain further knowledge to make a more educated decision.

Location is definitely one of the most important things to consider. If a certain gym brand isn’t in your area, or an area you visit regularly, you shouldn’t consider it. That will have to be a decision you make carefully based on where you live. Some people choose a gym close to their jobs instead.

If you have children, you’ll likely want to choose a gym that offers childcare. For us, this factor created a toss-up between Texas Family Fitness and Gold’s Gym. Between the two, Texas Family Fitness is ranked one point higher on our scale due to the cost of Gold’s Gym not being listed. However, on the flip side, we do want to point out that we were unable to locate any positive examples of customer service for Texas Family Fitness, while Gold’s Gym guarantees your satisfaction.

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Texas Family Fitness had more detailed information about its Kids Corner than Gold’s Gym offered about this consideration. If you are a senior citizen, Texas Family Fitness appears to be the only one with classes specifically directed at your age group. It deserves a fair consideration if you feel those kinds of classes would benefit you.

Amenities may also be an important factor in your decision. If swimming is an important part of your routine, Gold’s Gym could be your top choice, as it is the only gym reviewed with pools as a standard offering. Likewise, they are the only gyms we reviewed with spas on site.

When it comes to lifestyle, if your school or work hours aren’t considered typical, Anytime Fitness might be the one for you due to their 24/7 access policy. Because you may be walking in at all hours of the night, it’s great that they also have 24/7 security and convenient parking. Likewise,  if you find customer service important, Anytime Fitness also earned a high rating from us.

If you’re focused mostly on price, none of the gyms are too far out of bounds. Simply put, the gyms that are a bit more expensive have more to offer. You get what you pay for. For us, all the above factors slightly outweigh the price. For example, if you have children and choose a gym that doesn’t offer childcare, you may not be able to use the gym much, if at all.

All things considered, Texas Family Fitness seems to have the most benefits for the least amount of money for a family.

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