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Affordable Akron Fitness Clubs


You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get fit in Akron. There are many cheap Akron and Summit County fitness clubs...if you know where to look. Below is a listing of fitness clubs and classes that are below $40 a month. Keep your new year’s resolution by joining today.

Fitness 19

Fitness 19 is my #1 pick for cheap fitness clubs in Akron. They offer many locations and great equipment for the cheapest price of $12 – 18 a month (2009 prices). Fitness 19 offers world-class cardio equipment including treadmills, stair climbers, lifecycles, and cross trainers. Free weights include dumbbells, power racks, assisted squat, and Olympic benches. Strength Training equipment includes the Life Fitness Pro Series, Hammer Strength, and Hammer Strength MTS. Kids room childcare is available for additional fees.

You can try Fitness 19 for FREE for one day.
Adult Enrollment starts at $59, $12-18 monthly

Fitness 19
2695 W Market St Ste #250
Fairlawn, OH 44333


Fitworks has two Akron locations--Chapel Hill & Kent. They offer many programs, equipement, classes, personal training, and a cardio video room with the latest flicks on a 15’ screen. Fitworks prides itself on being a friendly place for any age and any body shape or size.

You can try Fitworks for FREE for 21 days.
Adult Enrollment is $1, $19 monthly

Chapel Hill
1944 Buchholzer Blvd
Akron, OH 44310

4301 Kent Rd
Stow, OH 44224


Curves is a national gym for women that has 12 locations in Summit County. They offer a cardio and strength-training workout that burns 500 calories per 30 minutes. There is always a trainer available for free and Curves offers members additional classes, sessions, extracurricular activities, and trips at no additional charge.

You can try CURVES for FREE for one day.
Enrollment varies based on the program you sign under. This is a very cost-effective center, offering many discounts.Call your local Curves for a quote.

Fairlawn 330-867-2205
Bath 330-659-2072
Cuyahoga Falls 330-922-4025
Barberton 330-848-2878
Coventry 330-773-2878
Tallmadge 330-634-9835
Hudson 330-653-3366
Ellet 330-733-2878
Stow 330-677-9989
Kent 330-673-8870
Green 330-896-7102


(courtesy of Marie LaFauci)
Jazzercise is not a fitness facility, but rather a 60-minute class offered in many locations throughout Summit County. There are many Jazzercise classes available for various fitness levels and ages. Jazzercise is a fun way to workout and strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. Click “Find a Class” on their website to find the closest one to you. Classes are held in many churches, fitness centers, and community centers. The average price is $30 a month.

City of Tallmadge Recreation Center

This recreation center includes basketball courts, nautilus and free weights, batting cages, jogging track, indoor football field, camps, and playground for kids.

Fees for adults residents and Tallmadge employees are $31 monthly; non-residents are $41. Family rates are $94-$124 max monthly.

Tallmadge Recreation Center
46 N. Munroe Rd
Tallmadge, OH

Unique Fitness

Unique Fitness offers a fitness room with many cardio machines, weight training equipment, free weights, heavy bags, and boxing dummies. They also offer many classes including kickboxing, yoga, martial arts, and weight training.

You can try Unique Fitness for $5 for one day.
Adult Enrollment: FREE, $35 monthly or $300 for 1 year

Unique Fitness
2262 S Arlington Rd
Akron, OH

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness is open 24/7 so you can work out whenever you want. Take advantage of cardio, weights, and resistance equipment.

Try Snap Fitness for FREE for 1 week. 30 day guarantee or your money back. Adult Enrollment: $49, $35 monthly or discounted if paid in 6, 12, or 18 month increments Family Enrollment: $49, $60 monthly

Snap Fitness
3300 Greenwich Rd.
Norton, OH 44203

R P Fitness

RP Fitness is another of my favorite picks for cheap fitness clubs in Akron, primarily for their classes which are included with membership. RP Fitness has a wellness center that features one-on-one personal service to ensure the proper use of equipment and that you meet your goals. All group classes are included in the monthly membership, in categories such as Cardio, Pilates, Toning, and Yoga. Personal trainer, exercise and post rehab, nutritional therapy, and physical therapy are available on site.

You can try RP Fitness for FREE for one day.

Adult: Enrollment $79, $39 monthly with a 1 year contract, $69 monthly without a contract
Adult + 1 member: Enrollment $74, $21 monthly

R P Fitness
1653 Merriman Rd.
Akron, OH 44313

Body Builder's Gym

(courtesy of Body Builders Gym)
The Body Builder’s Gym has all the cardio exercise equipment you expect from a gym with an excellent selection of the 22 of the latest Hammer Strength machines for serious body building. Adult: $40 monthly with discounts when paid in 3, 6, or 12 month terms.

Body Builder's Gym
597 E Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310

Akron YMCA

Akron YMCA
(courtesy of Rick Hanger)
There are 12 YMCA locations in the Akron area. Each YMCA has programs for adult sports, aquatics, cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, health & fitness, seniors, family, youth sports, and camps. Some YMCA locations offer child care. For low income families, financial assistance is often available. Members enjoy the benefit of going to any Akron or Canton location, a total of 15 locations.

Adult: Enrollment $75, $40 monthly
Family: Enrollment $100, $60 monthly

Canal Square YMCA
One Canal Square Plaza
Downtown Akron, OH 44308

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