When researching a new gym to join, you might have heard the name Work Out World. It's not one of the biggest players in the gym franchising scene, but don't let that deter you from checking out what this gym has to offer. Here, we'll discuss Work Out World and compare a few other fitness center competitors.

What Is Work Out World?

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Work Out World is a New Jersey based fitness center and health club with locations throughout New England. All of the New Jersey Work Out World locations have been re-branded under the name Jersey Strong. Here, we'll focus on the locations currently named Work Out World.

Work Out World Specs

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Work Out World aims to make the fitness experience safe and comfortable for all members. Their facilities are all housed in 30,000 to 50,000 square foot rooms. Their gyms each offer a 3,000 square foot studio for classes. Each location provides locker rooms and steam/sauna rooms for members.

On-site staff is trained, helpful, and fitness focussed. Each member receives a free personal training session to establish their workout objectives. If you enjoy working out in groups, they offer a stellar selection of classes all throughout the week. All Work Out World parking lots are well-lit for continuous safety.

Premium plans offer member access to a variety of helpful services that include unlimited access to tanning beds.

They also include babysitting from trained and certified providers for children up to 13 years of age. The childcare providers employed at Work Out World are all CPR and first aid certified. The babysitting services ensure your child is safe and entertained while you workout. Each facility has play areas with soft playpens.

Pricing

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Gym membership fees come in a wide variety of price points. Most gyms offer different pricing options for the type of membership one wants to enroll in.

Basic Plans

These pricing schemas usually start with a basic plan which includes access to cardio machines, resistance machines, weight machines, and free weights. They may or may not include access to classes, personal trainers, and other gym facilities. For gyms on our list, the basic plans range from around $10 per month to around $65 per month.

Advanced and Premium Plans

Cost for advanced gym memberships have an even wider range of prices. Those on our list range from around $22 per month to $130 or more.

Other Fees

Most gyms also charge a fee for joining that can cost anywhere from $10 to $100 per member. Some gyms also charge an annual fee often in the $50 range.

How Work Out World Compares

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We picked a few other fitness clubs for comparison to Work Out World. We compared gym amenities, locations, hours of operation, contract terms, membership fees, and the pros and cons found in each gym. By comparing these elements, we gain an understanding of the quality of service Work Out World provides.

Gyms We Compared

  • Planet Fitness
  • Gold's Gym
  • Snap Fitness

Work Out World

Work Out World gym is a full-scale fitness center that offers the essential cardio and strength training machines and free weights. The gym also provides a variety of extras for members including a large women's only work out area, tanning, free friend passes, babysitting services, and a large class schedule. Classes include Brazilian Booty and Ab Ripper, cardio kickboxing, spinning, yoga, and Zumba Fitness.

Their website offers the option to receive a free and instant day pass to try out their facilities and you can sign up for membership there.


Locations

Work Out World has 14 locations in New England. Residents of Massachusetts have 11 locations to choose from. Gym locations in Rhode Island are in the cities of East Providence and Warwick. The gym also has a location in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Hours

Most Work Out World gym locations are open 24 hours per day every day of the week. The Waltham, Massachusetts location is open 5:00 AM to midnight every day. Hours for the Nashua, New Hampshire location are Monday through Friday from 4 AM to midnight, and 5 AM to 11 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contract Terms

The membership contract terms for Work Out World aren't straightforward. Their website states that all plans come without a commitment, but they don't explicitly state how to get out of paying when you want to cancel your membership. For contract details, request a copy of the contract from a Work Out World Gym near you.

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Basic

Membership costs for Work Out World are based on which plan you sign up for. The base membership fee is called the Gold Plan, and it has a $10 registration fee. The $10 per month Gold plan offers access to cardio machines, free weights, strength training equipment, and one free personal training session. An extra $1 per month buys you WiFi access. Besides the registration fee and monthly payment, Work Out World charges an annual fee of around $50.


Premium

The Platinum Plan has a $1 registration fee and costs around $21 per month. The Platinum Plan includes everything the Gold Plan does plus free WiFi, spin classes, group-X classes, and tanning. It also includes half-price cooler drinks, and unlimited guest privileges. The Platinum Plan also charges an annual fee of around $50 on top of monthly membership fees.

The top tier Titanium Plan waives the registration fee and costs around $50 to $80 per month depending on location. It includes everything the other plans do with the addition of unlimited functional group training and free babysitting. Titanium Plan members do not pay an annual fee.


Work Out World also offers corporate memberships at reduced rates.

PROS 

  • The tiered plans accommodate different workout styles
  • There are a variety of classes available
  • Babysitting services are offered

CONS

  • Membership fees vary based on location
  • Contract terms are ambiguous
  • The gym has few locations

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness is multinational gym serving North America and the Caribbean. They are most known for the “No Judgement” policies. They provide cardio machines, weight training equipment, free weights, massage chairs, tanning, Hydromassage, and group fitness training. The gym has a free pizza day and they provide free tootsie rolls. The gym has a “Lunk Alarm” to discourage grunting, free weight dropping, and judgement.

Locations

Planet Fitness has over 1,500 locations in 49 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.

Hours

Most Planet Fitness locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Contract Terms

Planet Fitness offers commitment-free membership options, but most plans are contracted. The plans without a contract cost more per month.

Planet Fitness also has cancellation rules. If you decide to cancel your membership, you might end up paying for an extra month if you don't make the cutoff date. Check with your location to find out when the cancellation deadline is.

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An Annual Fee Of Around $40 Is Charged For Both Planet Fitness Membership Plans.

Basic

Planet Fitness offers inexpensive contracted membership rates starting around $10 per month plus tax for the Classic Membership. This includes access to essential workout machines, free weights, and free group fitness training. This plan gives you free WiFi at participating locations. A registration fee of around $20 applies to the Classic plan.

If you want a no commitment contract-free Classic Membership, you'll pay $5 to $10 extra per month on average.


Premium

The Planet Fitness Black Card costs around $22 per month plus tax and gives you access to the fitness center you join and access to any other Planet Fitness location. Black Card holders can bring guests for free and use massage chairs, Hydromassage, and tanning beds as much as they want. They also get discounts on drinks and gear sold by the gym. PF Black Card members are charged around $10 for registering.

PROS 

  • Many locations
  • Inexpensive membership fees
  • Most locations are open 24/7

CONS

  • They don't offer classes
  • Many locations don't have WiFi
  • They serve unhealthy food for free

Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym has been around since the 1960s. Gold's Gym offers a variety of quality gym amenities that may include: weight training and cardio machines, free weights, personal training services, group exercise classes, spinning classes, WiFi, Kids Club, a women's only workout area, circuit training, racquetball courts, boxing areas, saunas, pools, and mind and body studios.

Locations

Gold's Gym has over 700 locations throughout the US and in 12 international locations.

Hours

The hours that Gold's Gym is open depends on which location you go to. Each gym has different hours of operation. Check with the gym near you to get their specific hours of operation.

Contract Terms

Contracts and little commitment terms for Gold's Gym are at the discretion of the individual location. Check with the location you want to join for specific contracting terms.

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Membership for Gold's Gym is offered on a monthly, short-term, long-term basis, and upfront full payment. The monthly option costs more than the paid-in-full contracted membership option. Each location offers different amenities and different membership fees.

Basic

A basic membership to Gold's Gym might cost anywhere between $40 to $65 per month for access to exercise machines, weights, and some digital or personal training services (depending on location). Added to the monthly fee is an enrollment fee that ranges from around $25 to $65 on average.


Premium

For more intense membership plans, the amenities increase as do the membership fees. Again, each Gold's Gym location has different plans and fees associated with membership. For full access to personal trainers and everything the individual gym offers, one could expect to pay anywhere between $60 to $100 per month. The more advanced plans sometimes waive the enrollment fee, but other locations might charge up to $60 for enrollment.

PROS 

  • They offer full-scale personal training services
  • Gold's Gym has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  • Offer a seven-day free trial pass for anyone interested in joining

CONS

  • Huge variation in pricing among locations
  • More expensive than other gyms
  • Usually not open 24 hours per day

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness offers cardio machines, weight training machines, and free weights at all their gym locations. Other gym amenities are based on the location you join. They may offer nutrition consultations, tanning, classes, personal trainers, and HDTVs. Snap Fitness also has a specialized method for training.

Locations

Snap Fitness has over a thousand locations in the US, Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK, and the UAE.

Hours

Many Snap Fitness locations are open 24 hours per day every day of the year. Many also close early. Check the location near you to see the hours for that exact location.

Contract Terms

Contracts for Snap Fitness come in 3, 6, and 12-month increments on average, or a month-to-month membership agreement. Because most Snap Fitness terms are determined by the individual location, check with the location you want to join for complete contract terms.

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Membership options for Snap Fitness are priced based on joining as an individual, part of a pair, or as a family. Membership prices vary substantially depending on your geographic location.


Those enrolling in a single membership could expect to pay anywhere between $35 and $65 per month.


Joint membership shared between you and a friend or partner costs around $80 to $100 per month. A family plan costs around $100 to $130 per month. For access to all locations, each member can purchase an Access Card as a one-time payment at around $20.


The membership fee for Snap Fitness may also vary. Many locations charge a $100 onetime registration fee.

PROS 

  • Access to personal trainers
  • Many locations worldwide
  • Reduced rates for friends and families

CONS

  • Amenities aren't consistent
  • Many locations close early
  • Pricing is based on location
  • High registration fee

Conclusion

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Work Out World is a great gym that comes with an excellent selection of machines, classes, and hours of operation all at a very reasonable membership cost. The biggest downside to Work Out World is that it only has locations in New England. We’d like to see this gym expand westerly so more people can reap the Work Out World benefits.