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7 Best Nationwide Gyms for Travelers

If you want to stay fit even though you are constantly on the move you should definitely know more about best nationwide gyms for travelers!

The biggest issue while traveling is that you cannot have strictly established everyday habits. There is no definite time when you take lunch, go for a walk, or do sports. Therefore, almost every traveler has one question in mind – how to get to the gym when traveling? To answer this demand, many gym companies started to think and act on a global level. Why not make gyms worldwide? So, now even though we don’t have a lot of them, they are still in the expanding process. However, in most of the major cities even if you don’t find nationwide gym chains, you can certainly find a local one nearby or possibly in your hotel.

7 Best Nationwide Gyms for Travelers


Another thing that is relatively new is gym travel pass. With it, you ease the process of entering in your gym in any location your gym has a franchise. It allows the use of gym during traveling on the regular basis like you are in your home country. The only thing you have to do is to find and keep going to the gym while traveling across other countries so that you don’t get out of shape. How to do that? Easy – use Google Maps! Most of the franchises are in major cities worldwide. America itself has some of the best gym chains for travelers that we already wrote about. If you are interested to know more check out these two articles about biggest fitness chains in America and most popular gym franchises in America.

To create a list of best nationwide gyms for travelers, we did a lot of gym surfing through the Internet. We took recommendations from various blogs and forums such as the Flyer Talk, the Travel Strong, and the Savvy Stews, to name few. We took into account just the ones that repeated the most and created our list which we additionally ranked by the number of their franchises worldwide. You must wonder if locations of Anytime Fitness nationwide are on the list? We decided to let you figure out that on your own. By simply clicking on the Next button, you can start reading about the results.

7. World Gym

Number of franchises: over 215

World Gym has over 215 fitness destinations across 20 countries. Exactly where you can find on this link. They offer big spaces, personal trainers and various types of classes such as kickboxing, yoga, etc. Moreover, they launched small group training program that combines the best of HIIT, Olympic Lifting, and functional training.

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6. Fitness First

Number of franchises: more than 370

We are continuing our list of best nationwide gyms for travelers with Fitness First that is currently present in 16 countries, but with a tendency to enlarge. It is one of the largest privately owned health club groups with more than 1 million members. With their inspiring team of leaders, wherever you travel, this club can offer you a lot!

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5. Gold’s Gym

Number of franchises: near 700

The original Gold Gym opened first in Venice, California, in 1965 which makes it one of the earliest established gyms on our list of best nationwide gyms for travelers. Besides regular working out programs, this gym offers something more innovative as well. They are a part of the ADA Tour de Cure fund-raiser to defeat diabetes, then “Challenge accepted” program in which they help members to transform their body in 12 weeks and finally “Silver Sneakers,” which helps older adults to keep active and, also, to engage in social events.

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4. Planet Fitness

Number of franchises: over 1,300

Perks of the membership at Planet Fitness, besides the possibility to access to it in more than 1300 locations, is that if you have their Black Card you have 20% discount on Reebok products online and 10% off to PF store! Other additional benefits of membership with the Black Card are unlimited access to the home club, use of tanning and unlimited use of massage chairs. Planet Fitness was established in 1992.

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3. Snap Fitness

Number of franchises: 1,409

This worldwide gym that ranks third on our list of best nationwide gyms for travelers offers franchises in almost every part of the world! Besides that, it has 24-hour access seven days per week and flexible membership options. Also, there is no signing of long contracts. What’s more, Snap Fitness offers a high-quality equipment for cardio, strength training and any other fitness needs. Another interesting thing is that they encourage you to open your own franchise inside the Snap Fitness concept with their financial help.

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2. Anytime Fitness 

Number of franchises: near 4,000

Anytime Fitness clubs are open 24 hours in nearly 4,000 places around the world, and it is still expanding! This gym offers to every member a free, personalized Get Started Plan once they join. Moreover, there is a convenient parking near the gym, private restrooms, and private showers. If you are interested in something else but lifting, there are various classes: yoga, Zumba, cardio, etc. Finally, Anytime Fitness also offers adaptive motion trainers. It was established in 2002.

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1. Crossfit

Number of franchises: over 5,500

On the top of our list of best nationwide gyms for travelers is definitely Crossfit! It is getting more and more popular over the years. Pros of it are that your body quickly gets amazingly shaped and it is very interactive and with new methods that are continually upgraded. Cons are that fees are more expansive than in regular gyms. With more than 5,500 locations on the global level, you can find them basically in any major city.

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