How Much Are Equinox Membership Prices in 2024? Here's What You're Paying For

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From the moody gym lighting to the glass refrigerators stacked with eucalyptus-infused towels, Equinox encompasses all things luxury fitness. Still, a gym with its own spa and steam room comes at a price. Equinox is a chain most well-known for its amenities, boasting immaculate locations, high-quality equipment, and a wide variety of fitness classes to choose from. That's not to mention the viral locker rooms, cold-plunge pools, and saunas, all of which support its reputation as a one-stop shop for all things wellness-related. With locations that feel less like gyms and more like mini retreats, it pays to know about Equinox prices before you sign up for a membership yourself.

Equinox membership prices have fluctuated over the years, but in 2024, the exact cost depends on your location, amount of access, and level of commitment. For more details on Equinox gym prices and membership tiers, we took a look at how much Equinox costs in several major cities, cross-referencing with members on social media. Read on to get a better idea of Equinox prices, and see if an Equinox membership is actually worth the splurge.

How Much Is an Equinox Membership?

Most of the 107 Equinox clubs are split up into four basic price tiers with various benefits and levels of access, but each one requires a 12-month commitment. Membership options include:

  • Select Membership ($195-252): Prices range from $195 a month (Philadelphia, PA) to $252 a month (downtown LA), including unlimited in-person and digital classes, access to the EQX+ app, a complimentary fitness assessment, and many enviable amenities at your selected location. According to the Equinox website, new members also receive a free personal training session, a one-on-one studio Pilates session, and a complimentary fitness assessment.
  • All-Access Membership ($315): Moving up in price, this guarantees you access to over 80 clubs across the US and Canada, including your selected location. The All-Access Equinox membership is generally priced at $315 per month, with the exception of the larger Equinox Sports Clubs, which are more expensive.
  • Regional Membership ($267-287): Some major areas, including Boston and Southern California, also include regional access, granting membership to all the clubs in the area. So for instance, access to all Equinox gyms in Boston would run you $267 a month; access to all Equinox gyms in Southern California (with the exception of the Century City location and Sports Club LA) totals $287 a month.
  • Destination Membership ($345): The final Equinox membership tier gives you access to even more locations, aptly named the destination membership. Excluding the Hudson Yards location in New York City and the Century City location in Los Angeles, Destination members can go to any Equinox they'd like for $345 a month. The only exceptions are the E Clubs, Century City, and Hudson Yards locations. You can opt to include the Century City location by increasing your membership price to $385.
  • Destination Membership Worldwide Access ($405): Since we know you're wondering: the only available membership option that includes the E Clubs, Hudson Yards, and Century City locations is $405 a month. This membership also comes with access to all Equinox clubs worldwide. This final pricing tier was formerly known as an E membership, according to Reddit users.
  • How Much Are Equinox Sports Clubs?

    Although all Equinox locations have high standards, Equinox Sports Clubs — like the ones in Washington DC, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Boston — have even more amenities and slightly different pricing. We're talking pickleball courts, an outdoor track, and even a rock-climbing wall.

    The pricing reflects the additional services. Membership at Sports Club Boston, for instance, begins at the monthly $267 Regional tier instead of the Select tier. On the other hand, Sports Club LA costs $295 a month and you only get access to that specific location. In Orange County, you can pay $275 a month for Sports Club access, or $297 a month for access to every Equinox in Southern CA, but Century City and Sports Club LA are not included. As a reminder, the $345 Destination membership will get you access to almost every gym, but unless you're paying $405 a month, the Hudson Yards and Century City locations are still excluded.

    Equinox also has its own merchandise available for purchase at "The Shop." You can purchase apparel like this Equinox belt bag ($78), an Equinox cropped hoodie ($98), or even your own Equinox fitness towel ($22) . . . eucalyptus not included.

    Why Is Equinox So Expensive?

    The Equinox pricing discourse isn't slowing down anytime soon. The memberships are undeniably expensive, so your gym habits will help determine whether the cost is worth it. As some members on Reddit explain, Equinox makes more financial sense for them considering all of their previous fitness classes and memberships. Instead of paying separately for Pilates, boxing, yoga, and/or spin class, Equinox makes it easier (and in some cases, more affordable) to access a wide variety of classes in one place. The fact that it's so luxurious is just an added bonus.

    A gym should always serve you on a functional level, but at Equinox, you're also paying for convenience. Equinox members say the gyms are typically less crowded (although this depends on the city), allowing them to get more done without navigating a busy space or waiting for equipment. Some say the general ambience and fitness-oriented community motivates them to prioritize their own goals as well. "The atmosphere in this gym is so unmatched, and you really walk out feeling 10 times better than how you felt walking in," content creator Maggie Cooper said after trying Equinox out for herself. With space to work, healthy food, cold plunges, and saunas, Equinox really does keep the focus on wellness, and that's something people are willing to pay for. "What's wrong with paying premium if you're serious about fitness?" one Redditor wrote. "Working out has saved my mental and physical health. I'm my best investment."

    Then there are the amenities. The eucalyptus towels barely scratch the surface when you consider the luxe showers lined with fresh Kiehl's products. "It feels like getting your skin kissed by a thousand little baby water angels," Sydni Wynter confirmed on TikTok. That's not to mention the steam room, saunas, vanities, and pool.

    But even with all the amenities in the world, not everyone is sold. "You aren't paying for machines, you are paying for status and showering," one user commented on Wynter's TikTok. Others noted that while a luxury gym like Equinox might be something to aspire to, the pricing simply isn't realistic. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide if an Equinox membership makes sense for your lifestyle. If you're interested in learning more, you can try a complimentary class at Equinox and get a better sense of everything the club has to offer. As of now, Equinox is waiving its initiation fees, but these typically range from $300-$500.

    Chandler Plante is an assistant editor for POPSUGAR Health & Fitness. Previously, she worked as an editorial assistant for People magazine and contributed to Ladygunn, Millie, and Bustle Digital Group. In her free time, she overshares on the internet, creating content about chronic illness, beauty, and disability.