Choosing your best fit: New Year deals rolled out at six leading Long Island gyms


Though the holiday feasts may seem behind us, our belt buckles may be telling the world a different story.

All that turkey, ham, cookies and cheer have perhaps brought on a few extra pounds.

We’re two days into the New Year, but there’s still plenty of time to accommodate your New Year’s health resolutions and cash in on special rate gym membership deals being offered at Long Island’s biggest fitness chains.

Long Islanders are fortunate to have a myriad of fitness chains to choose from. Below, we delve into membership offerings provided by six major fitness establishments – Planet Fitness, Orangetheory, LA Fitness, Gold’s Gym, the YMCA of Long Island, and Retro Fitness.

Whether you want to hit the weights, achieve a cardio boost, participate in group fitness or shoot hoops, these gyms can help you make 2024 your healthiest year yet.

In case you missed the commercial on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” Planet Fitness has a new spokeswoman. None other than Megan Thee Stallion, aka “Mother Fitness.” Floating around like a genie in the ads, she’s promoting the usual for Planet: an affordable and judgment-free approach to fitness. Focused on creating an inclusive environment, Planet Fitness offers a “Judgment Free Zone” policy that it says is designed to make all members feel comfortable. (The Tootsie Rolls in the buckets are still free.)

Their deal: $14.99 a month with 24 cents payment due at sign-up.
Deal ends: Jan. 12
Long Island locations: Patchogue, Medford, Lake Ronkonkoma, Rocky Point, Selden, Centereach, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson Station, Happauge, Bay Shore, Commack, North Babylon, West Babylon, Riverhead, Greenlawn, Melville, Massapequa, Hampton Bays, Hicksville, Syosset, Levittown, Merrick, Carle Place, Great Neck and Lawrence.
Click here to sign up for a Planet Fitness membership.

The YMCA of Long Island is calling 2024 “your year of fitness.” And if you’re not already motivated enough to start taking great care of yourself, the Great South Bay YMCA in Bay Shore and Patchogue Family YMCA are looking to motivate you even further with $0 joiner fees.

Their deal: $0 joiner fee.
Deal ends: Jan. 31
Long Island locations: Patchogue, Holtsville, Bay Shore, Huntington, Glen Cove and East Hampton.
Click here to join the “Y.”

Renowned for its spacious and well-equipped facilities, diverse group fitness classes, and personalized training options, Gold’s Gym delivers a comprehensive fitness experience. Their facilities feature a range of exercise equipment, roomy locker rooms and saunas.

Their deal: $39.99 a month with $40.99 due at sign-up.
Deal ends: The existing rate is ongoing.
Long Island locations: Islip, Smithtown, Middle Island and East Northport.
Click here to sign up for a Gold’s Gym membership.

More than a dozen Orangetheory franchises have popped up across Long Island over the last decade. The boutique fitness studio’s guided workouts focus on high-intensity interval training, featuring short periods of intense exercise and long recovery periods.

Their deal: For a limited time, Orangetheory is offering their “Premier” membership, which allows members to take unlimited exercise classes, for $24 for the first month and $199 a month thereafter. An “Elite” membership is $139 a month for eight workouts, while a “Basic” membership that includes four classes is $99 a month. Basic and Elite members can take additional classes available at a discounted rate.
Deal ends: The first-month discount on the Premier membership ends on Jan. 31.
Lomg Island locations: Rocky Point, Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Patchogue, Sayville, Smithtown, Islip, East Northport, Bay Shore, Babylon, Melville, Farmingdale and Syosset.

LA Fitness

LA Fitness now counts 16 Long Island locations — spread between Patchogue and Lawrence. Members have access to state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including cardio machines and strength-training facilities, as well as pools, jacuzzis, saunas, racquetball and basketball courts and spacious locker rooms. LA Fitness also offers a range of classes, such as yoga, spin, and high-intensity interval training.

Their deal: At $39.99 a month, basic membership gives members access to all LA Fitness gyms nationwide. There is an additional $75 initiation fee and an annual $59 fee. The higher-level membership costs $59.99 a month and includes guest privileges; with no initiation fee.
Deal ends: Ongoing.
Long Island locations: Patchogue, Farmingville, Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Lake Grove, Smithtown, Bay Shore, North Babylon, Lindenhurst, Farmingdale, Huntington Station, Levittown, Garden City, Garden City Park, Lawrence and New Hyde Park.
Click here to sign up for an LA Fitness membership.

Retro Fitness

Like Planet Fitness, Retro Fitness endeavors to maintain an inclusive environment. The chain is recognized for its affordable and accessible gym facilities across the country. The idea is to provide diverse workout opportunities for members of all fitness levels.

Their deal: With $1 down, you can start your membership. From there, you can go with the “Flex” membership that costs $19.99 a month and gives you “home club” access, the “Core” membership that runs $26.99 a month and gives members access to all Retro Fitness clubs nationwide, or the “Ultimate” package that goes for $29.99 a month and adds unlimited massage, tanning and red light therapy; bring-a-friend-for-free privileges; and group classes. At the moment, the chain is offering new members that opportunity to buy one membership and “gift one” for free (up to $350 value.)
Deal ends: Ongoing.
Long Island locations: Lake Ronkonkoma, Bay Shore, Deer Park, East Northport, Syosset, Freeport, Hempstead and Oceanside.
Click here to sign up for a Retro Fitness membership.

Top photo: Facebook/Planet Fitness

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