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Want to get fit in 2019? Here’s what local gyms cost so you budget for a healthy you

If your 2019 resolution is to get in shape and you’re a first-timer at the gym, it can be intimidating. There are machines moving, men groaning and so many choices.

Save your brain power for the workouts. Here are a few local gyms and how much it’ll cost you to get your sweat on:

Anytime Fitness

Locations on Devine Street, Sunset Boulevard, S. Lake Drive, N. Lake Drive, Broad River Road and Chapin Road

2808 Devine St., 803-546-8578

5082 Sunset Blvd., 803-358-0500

Open 24 hours

Promotion at all clubs: Join for $1 before Jan. 11 and don’t pay your first dues for a month. Then it’s $29.99 per month, which gives you access to 4,000 clubs across the globe. You get a fitness consultation, 30-day “get started plan” and access to the Anytime Fitness App.

Base 10 Fitness

2917 Rosewood Drive, 803-429-2357

New members must do eight private training sessions before joining group training.

Private sessions: $400 for eight hourlong private sessions. Group sessions: $165-$185 a month for unlimited group workouts; price varies depending on time of day.

All memberships include nutrition coaching for one year.

Group training occurs every day at 6 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Brickhouse Gym

519 Huger St., 803-771-6333

Free five-day passes are available online (must show identification at gym)

Day passes: $15 for one day, $30 for one week, $50 for two weeks, $60 for three weeks, $70 for 4 weeks.

New members: $25 one-time enrollment fee. Student and military: $45 per month for 4 months

Individual: $60 per month for 6 months and $50 per month for one year

Couples: $100 per month for 6 months and $80 per month for one year

24/7 Health & Fitness Center

Locations in downtown Columbia and West Columbia

1614-B Main St., 803-726-2240

3681-C Leaphart Road, 803-454-6090

Both locations are open 24 hours and offer strength training, free weights, personal training, cardio, functional training, TRX suspension band training and pilates.

No binding contracts, cancel anytime.

Individual membership: $35 enrollment fee, $25 per month. Access to club, personal training.

Annual membership: $12 enrollment fee, $240 per year. Access to club and personal training.

Family memberships are also available — $70 enrollment fee and $40 per month for a member and spouse; $75 enrollment fee and $50 per month for a member and two others; $100 enrollment fee and $70 per month for a member and three others.

Muv Fitness

Locations in Forest Acres, West Columbia, Columbiana Point and Lexington

4114 Forest Drive, 803-787-4950

2307 Augusta Road, 803-888-1580

619 N. Lake Drive, 803-359-6100

800 Columbiana Drive, 803-798-1000

Twelve-month payment plan, auto-renew: $16.99 bi-weekly, $79 enrollment

Twelve-month paid in full: $470.74

Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center

1120 Fort Congaree Trail, 803-227-3030

Age 15 and up fitness center memberships are $175 per year and include towels, shower and locker access. Can add a family member for $75.

Age 55 and up fitness center memberships are $120 per year. A spouse can be added for $75.

Individual tennis/fitness center memberships are $400 per year.

Family tennis/fitness center memberships are $500 per year.

Senior (55 and up) tennis/fitness center memberships are $300 per year. Spouse can be added for $125.

BodyQuest Fitness 24 hour

2927 Platt Springs Road

803-708-3892

Open 24 hours

No contracts required.

Enrollment fee: $10

One month: $25

Three months: $69

Six months: $129

One year: $199

Planet Fitness

Locations in Cayce and Columbia

All locations are open 24 hours a day.

421 Bush River Road, 803-740-5547

Sign up by Jan. 15 and get unlimited access to Home Club, free fitness training and Wi-Fi.

Price: $1 startup fee, $10 a month plus a $39 annual free, no commitment. Membership valid only at this location.

9714 Two Notch Road, 803-764-2703

Sign up by Jan. 15 and get full access, use of any Planet Fitness location, guest passes and other discounts. Price: $1 startup fee, $21.99 monthly dues, plus a $39 annual fee; no commitment.

7531-B Garners Ferry Road, 803-667-4450

Sign up by Jan. 15 and get unlimited access to Home Club, free fitness training and Wi-Fi. Price: $10 monthly and a $39 annual fee plus tax. This membership is only valid at the Garners Ferry location.

833 State St. in Parkland Plaza, 803-590-0212

Sign up by Jan. 15 and you can get full access, use of any Planet Fitness, guest passes and other discounts. Price: $1 startup fee, $21.99 monthly due, plus a $39 annual fee; no commitment

The FLEX

100 Park Place Court

803-951-3476

Daily exercise classes are available, as well as an open gym. All members are eligible for in-house child care.

Enrollment fee $75

FLEX memberships (all classes and IRON gym)

With contract: $60 per month for 12 months, $50 per month for 24 months

No contract: $85 per month

Paid in full: $180 for 3 months, $360 for 6 months, $720 for 12 months, $1200 for 24 months

IRON gym memberships

$35 per month for 12 months, $25 per month for 24 months

No contract: $55 per month

Paid in full: $105 for 3 months, $210 for 6 months, $420 for 12 months, $600 for 24 months

Family members can be added at a reduced price. Seniors, military, state employees and students can receive $10 off per month.

FLEX class passes are $10 per class. A 10-day class pass costs $85.

Stronghold Gym & Day Spa

5910 Garners Ferry Road, 803-667-9060

Stronghold is waiving enrollment fees for the beginning of 2019. Standard memberships are for three months and are renewed one month at a time after they expire.

Standard memberships cost $39 per month for three months and include access to independent workouts as well as more than 250 exercise classes per month. Family members can be added for $34 per month.

There is a $20 annual fee for all members.

Children ages 14 to 16 are eligible for three-month memberships that cost $28 per month.

Students and military can get memberships that cost $34 per month for three months.

Day passes cost $12 per day.

Weekly passes cost $35 per week.

A one-month pass costs $55.

Isabella Cueto is a bilingual multimedia journalist covering Lexington County, one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina. She previously worked as a reporter for the Medill Justice Project and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she studied journalism and theatre arts.
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