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Welcome to January, arguably the fitness scene's most popular month for welcoming newbies. When it comes signing up at new sweat sanctuary, however, crunching the numbers can inspire more perspiration than a buttcrack-of-dawn bootcamp sesh at Runyon. From workout stalwart LA Fitness to bodybuilding fave Gold's Gym to pretty people hangout Equinox and more, we've sorted out our city's top chain gyms in order from least to most expensive below.

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1. 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport

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6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 737-1177
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Offering over 60 LA-area locations (including Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, DTLA, SaMo, Pasadena, and beyond) in Active, Sport, and Super Sport options, the major gym chain's unique class offerings include Bollywood dance, the calorie-crunching Les Mills Grit, the martial arts-inspired Bodycombat, and more, plus personal training packages ($219.99 to $1,300) and Kids Clubs at select locations. Sign up for a free guest pass here
Pricing: $429.86 and up per year including fees or $629.99 per year (pre-paid) for multi-club access; more options including 7-day and 90-day memberships available
Current sign-up deals: $0 initiation fee on select All-Club monthly memberships, online only through January 7th; must pay first and last months's dues upon enrollment

2. Crunch

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8000 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-4550
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Known for their playful approach to sweating (hello, Sexy Series?), the gym's schedule includes circus-inspired Trapfit, yoga, pole fitness, and much more; get a free guest pass here.
Pricing: $1,259.85 for one club or $1,399.84 for All-City per year including fees
Current sign-up deals: Reduced enrollment fees from $49.99 to $169.98 (orig. $259.98 to $279.97)
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3. Equinox West LA

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1835 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-1447
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As healthy foodie Sophie Jaffe points out, epic body inspo is abound at the luxury gym chain, which boasts 20 SoCal clubs, which offer valet service, on-site cafes and boutiques, locker rooms stocked with Kiehl's products, and an array of specialized workouts.
Pricing: $2,800 for single club or $3,460 for all-club access per year including fees
Current sign-up deals: Visit 12 times within the first 30 days of your membership and earn back your initiation fee; offer ends January 26th.
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4. Gold’s Gym Hollywood

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1016 Cole Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 462-7012
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The bodybuilder-faved fitness chain also offers yoga, Pilates, Zumba, P90X, jazz and hip-hop dance classes, and targeted classes (Hardcore Abs and Bionic Booty, to name a few) at its 12 SoCal locations. Members also enjoy in-club juice bars, cafes, and tanning centers at select gyms. Sign up for a 7-day VIP guest pass here.
Pricing: $418.88 for Basic membership or $778.88 for All-Access per year plus fees
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5. Planet Fitness

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4645 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 933-3333
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The fast-expanding gym prides itself on its "No Judgement" zone and incredibly budget-friendly pricing; PF Black Card members enjoy perks like tanning salon access and hair services, 1/2 off cooler drinks, discounts on Reebok gear and outlet locations, unlimited use of select amenities (like massage chairs, hydromassage, and Total Body Enhancement). It's currently got locations in Burbank, DTLA, and Mid-City, with more to come.
Pricing: $154 to $288.88 a year including startup and initiation fees
Current sign-up deals: $1 to $10 startup fee through January 14th
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6. YMCA Hollywood

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1553 Schrader Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-4161
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YMCA's facilities may not boast the latest luxury gear or the most inventive fusion workouts (yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, High-Intensity Interval Training, martial arts, and Zumba are just a few classes), but the reliable non-profit, family-friendly org offers free wi-fi, youth and family locker rooms, access to all of its Greater Metro LA locations. Sign up for a free 7-visit guest pass here.
Pricing: $240 for youth (ages 12 to 17, no sign-up fee), $469 to $589 for adults, and $914 for families (up to 2 adults, 18 and older) per year including sign-up fees
Current sign-up deals: No sign-up fee ($25 to $50 value) through January 15th
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7. LA Fitness Beverly Hills

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9100 Wilshire Blvd #100E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 734-0942
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The LA-bred workout chain offers over 40 local gyms, including in Hollywood, Downtown, Culver City, and more, with some offering saunas, Kids Klubs, juice bars, basketball courts, indoor pools, and more amenities. The class sched includes Zumba, hip-hop dance, mat Pilates, Bodyworks, indoor cycling, and more; get a 3-day guest pass here.
Pricing: $458.88 to $638.88 per year including fees
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8. Easton Gym Co

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8053 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-3636
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With locations in Beverly Grove and Manhattan Beach, the legendary local gym offers yoga, TRX, circuit training, indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing, and more; plus free health screenings, saunas, and a smoothie and coffee cafe.
Pricing: $952 per year including fees; no initiation or processing fees with yearly pre-paid memberships ($799). Daily, weekly, and six-month memberships also available

1. 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport

6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Offering over 60 LA-area locations (including Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, DTLA, SaMo, Pasadena, and beyond) in Active, Sport, and Super Sport options, the major gym chain's unique class offerings include Bollywood dance, the calorie-crunching Les Mills Grit, the martial arts-inspired Bodycombat, and more, plus personal training packages ($219.99 to $1,300) and Kids Clubs at select locations. Sign up for a free guest pass here
Pricing: $429.86 and up per year including fees or $629.99 per year (pre-paid) for multi-club access; more options including 7-day and 90-day memberships available
Current sign-up deals: $0 initiation fee on select All-Club monthly memberships, online only through January 7th; must pay first and last months's dues upon enrollment
6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

2. Crunch

8000 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Known for their playful approach to sweating (hello, Sexy Series?), the gym's schedule includes circus-inspired Trapfit, yoga, pole fitness, and much more; get a free guest pass here.
Pricing: $1,259.85 for one club or $1,399.84 for All-City per year including fees
Current sign-up deals: Reduced enrollment fees from $49.99 to $169.98 (orig. $259.98 to $279.97)
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8000 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. Equinox West LA

1835 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
As healthy foodie Sophie Jaffe points out, epic body inspo is abound at the luxury gym chain, which boasts 20 SoCal clubs, which offer valet service, on-site cafes and boutiques, locker rooms stocked with Kiehl's products, and an array of specialized workouts.
Pricing: $2,800 for single club or $3,460 for all-club access per year including fees
Current sign-up deals: Visit 12 times within the first 30 days of your membership and earn back your initiation fee; offer ends January 26th.
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1835 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

4. Gold’s Gym Hollywood

1016 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
The bodybuilder-faved fitness chain also offers yoga, Pilates, Zumba, P90X, jazz and hip-hop dance classes, and targeted classes (Hardcore Abs and Bionic Booty, to name a few) at its 12 SoCal locations. Members also enjoy in-club juice bars, cafes, and tanning centers at select gyms. Sign up for a 7-day VIP guest pass here.
Pricing: $418.88 for Basic membership or $778.88 for All-Access per year plus fees
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1016 Cole Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

5. Planet Fitness

4645 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
The fast-expanding gym prides itself on its "No Judgement" zone and incredibly budget-friendly pricing; PF Black Card members enjoy perks like tanning salon access and hair services, 1/2 off cooler drinks, discounts on Reebok gear and outlet locations, unlimited use of select amenities (like massage chairs, hydromassage, and Total Body Enhancement). It's currently got locations in Burbank, DTLA, and Mid-City, with more to come.
Pricing: $154 to $288.88 a year including startup and initiation fees
Current sign-up deals: $1 to $10 startup fee through January 14th
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4645 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

6. YMCA Hollywood

1553 Schrader Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
YMCA's facilities may not boast the latest luxury gear or the most inventive fusion workouts (yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, High-Intensity Interval Training, martial arts, and Zumba are just a few classes), but the reliable non-profit, family-friendly org offers free wi-fi, youth and family locker rooms, access to all of its Greater Metro LA locations. Sign up for a free 7-visit guest pass here.
Pricing: $240 for youth (ages 12 to 17, no sign-up fee), $469 to $589 for adults, and $914 for families (up to 2 adults, 18 and older) per year including sign-up fees
Current sign-up deals: No sign-up fee ($25 to $50 value) through January 15th
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1553 Schrader Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. LA Fitness Beverly Hills

9100 Wilshire Blvd #100E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The LA-bred workout chain offers over 40 local gyms, including in Hollywood, Downtown, Culver City, and more, with some offering saunas, Kids Klubs, juice bars, basketball courts, indoor pools, and more amenities. The class sched includes Zumba, hip-hop dance, mat Pilates, Bodyworks, indoor cycling, and more; get a 3-day guest pass here.
Pricing: $458.88 to $638.88 per year including fees
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9100 Wilshire Blvd #100E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

8. Easton Gym Co

8053 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
With locations in Beverly Grove and Manhattan Beach, the legendary local gym offers yoga, TRX, circuit training, indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing, and more; plus free health screenings, saunas, and a smoothie and coffee cafe.
Pricing: $952 per year including fees; no initiation or processing fees with yearly pre-paid memberships ($799). Daily, weekly, and six-month memberships also available
8053 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048