You Won't Find Anything Else Like Checkbook

  • Nonprofit and independent
  • Takes no advertising or referral fees
  • Ratings and reviews by surveyed Consumers' Checkbook and Consumer Reports local subscribers
  • Undercover price comparisons
  • Complaint counts from local consumer agencies and attorney general offices
  • Advice to help you get the best service and value

Subscribe and see 125 Washington, DC area gyms & fitness centers

Page 1 of 7125 results
BusinessCheckbook's
Top Rating What is this?
for Quality
Sample cost profilesRatings from Customers for Overall Value What is this?Most Recent Comment
Full AccessWeights OnlyCouple Full Access
90 days1 year3 years1 year1 year3 years

YMCA

9401 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814 301-530-3725

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
These evaluations are all pre-Covid. - Nov 10, 2020

See all comments

Aspen Hill Club

14501 Homecrest Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906 301-598-5200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Emphasis is on tennis, but fitness center and available classes are top notch.... - Nov 10, 2020

See all comments

Sport & Health--Bethesda

4400 Montgomery Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814 301-656-9570

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
They are not cheap, but they have been good to us. - Apr 10, 2020

See all comments

Life Time Athletic

9602 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031 703-323-8700

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Perhaps a little pricier than competition but facilities far superior to all... - Nov 17, 2020

See all comments

Bender JCC of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852 301-881-0100

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Well equipped with trainers who know how and when to modify training regimes... - May 11, 2020

See all comments

Rock Creek Sports Club

8325 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-587-4447

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Staff is very friendly and understanding of the needs of older clientele. ... - Apr 04, 2020

See all comments

Sport & Health--McLean

1800 Old Meadow Rd
McLean, VA 22102 703-556-6550

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Excellent facility. Personal trainers are top-notch. Group exercise classes... - May 16, 2020

See all comments

Life Time Athletic

1151 Seven Locks Rd
Rockville, MD 20854 240-314-7022

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Cannot say enough good things about this gym. I have never looked forward to... - May 21, 2020

See all comments

Gold's Gym

5620-A Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 703-323-0624

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
This gym has served me well when it first opened, but they have not kept up... - May 10, 2020

See all comments

YMCA

9800 Hastings Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-585-2120

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Not state of the art but a wonderful and diverse community space. - Nov 11, 2020

See all comments

Gold's Gym

835 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852 301-424-5660

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Most greeters are not very friendly. Machines are aging and not cleaned on... - Sep 06, 2017

See all comments

Sport & Health--Worldgate

13037 Worldgate Dr
Herndon, VA 20170 703-709-9100

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Some of this is colored by current COVID posture, but I have been a member... - Nov 08, 2020

See all comments

Onelife Fitness

9250 Old Keene Mill Rd
Burke, VA 22015 703-455-5433

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Ok gym, very low monthly rate but classes are lacking and some of the equipment... - May 12, 2020

See all comments

LA Fitness

11416 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852 301-761-0001

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
We love it. La is the place to be. The people are really nice and you can get... - May 21, 2020

See all comments

Life Time Athletic

5900 Trinity Pkwy
Centreville, VA 20120 703-266-6200

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
It's convenient and works great with my schedule - May 18, 2020

See all comments

Gold's Gym

18330 Village Center Dr
Olney, MD 20832 301-570-1800

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
My personal trainer, Ricci, is wonderful!! Of course I pay extra... - May 13, 2020

See all comments

YMCA

12196 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA 20190 703-742-8800

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
The YMCA builds great communities and I am happy to be part of it! - Feb 02, 2020

See all comments

Planet Fitness

6763 Wilson Blvd #R
Falls Church, VA 22044 703-241-2255

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Recommended only because I need the minimum in a gym. There are no frills... - Apr 23, 2020

See all comments

Sport & Health--Capitol Hill

315 G St SE
Washington, DC 20003 202-234-5678

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
Very expensive for a neighborhood gym without locations nationally. - May 15, 2020

See all comments

Sport & Health--Lakeforest

700 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-258-0661

Checkbook's Top Rating:
for Quality:
?
Individual full access for three months:
?
Individual full access for one year:
?
Individual full access for three years:
?
Individual weights only for one year:
?
Couple full access for one year:
?
Couple full access for three years:
?
Ratings from Customers for Overall Value:
?
?%    
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
?
?%    
I would like to join the gym since my son takes classes there but is to expensive.... - May 17, 2020

See all comments

How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

Before joining a gym, think about your own motivations and interests—and consider alternatives. Set realistic fitness goals, then think about whether you really need to pay a company big bucks for activities that are probably available more cheaply elsewhere.

When comparing fitness clubs, consider several points, including what its members say, its location, membership fees, contract terms, facilities and equipment, classes, and amenities. Our ratings of area clubs will help you find the right fit.

Membership at many clubs doesn’t come cheap. Although some bare-bones gyms cost less than $300 a year, many charge more than $600. Want a club that offers racquet sports or a wide range of facilities and amenities? Expect to pay a lot more.

A good bike shop can provide immense help selecting and maintaining a bike, beginning when you first start shopping and throughout the time you ride the bike you purchase.

As you begin to shop, determine what you expect to do with your bike and choose your bike accordingly. In general, the more you plan to ride and compete, the more you’ll shell out for your bike.

Take charge by selecting the best doctors and other providers and making decisions about your medical care. Here's how.

The most important thing you can do to assure yourself high-quality medical care is to form a strong relationship with a good primary care physician and, at times, together make informed decisions on specialty care.

We advise consumers to select physicians who are “board certified,” and we report on board certification status in our ratings tables. We describe here what board certification means and why it is important.