Best Gyms in Charleston

January 17, 2024

The Best Gyms in Charleston

If you are looking to get into a fitness routine, need a gym to utilize a few times a week, or are a total gym junkie, Charleston has a variety of state-of-the-art gyms. We have rounded up the best gyms in Charleston that offer an open gym concept with machines, free weights, and equipment. Some of the gyms also offer group workout classes.

NOTE: Rates are subject to change without notice.


Ethos Athletic Club

Neighborhood: Downtown

Ethos Athletic Club is a popular Downtown Charleston gym. Ethos has a large open gym with machines and free weights, sauna and steam rooms, group fitness classes and yoga classes, and a smoothie shop (Tres Palmas Açaí) located in their lobby. Ethos also offers outdoor contrast therapy classes with ice baths and saunas.

Rates

  • Seven-Day VIP Trial: $50
  • VIP: $300 per month – unlimited classes each month – access to the athletic club – plus 2 guests per month
  • Platinum: $225 per month – 8 group classes – access to the athletic club
  • Open Gym: $175 per month – first rush and first yoga class free – access to the athletic club
  • Drop-In: $35

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O2 Fitness

Neighborhood: James Island and West Ashley

O2 Fitness is a gym based out of North Carolina and South Carolina that offers a large open gym and a variety of group fitness classes.

Rates

  • Rates are not listed online, but O2 does offer a free trial.

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The Zoo Health Club-Charleston

Neighborhood: West Ashley

The Zoo Health Club in Charleston is a local gym open 24/7 and offers members two free personal training sessions with a monthly membership. The Zoo is equipped with an open gym with all the bells and whistles and a variety of group fitness classes.

Rates

  • All Access Membership:  $30 per month – includes 24/7 access to the gym – unlimited group fitness classes – no contract – includes two free personal training sessions.

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Big Work Fitness

Neighborhood: Downtown

Big Work Fitness prides itself on being a no-fluff gym. Big Work Fitness has heavy power weight lifting options, Olympic weight lifting, and trainers that can be hired for workouts. Big Work Fitness is open 24 hours!

Rates

  • Rates are not listed online but those interested can call (843) 203-3658

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Pivotal Fitness

Neighborhood: Park West | West Ashley

Pivotal Fitness is an open gym concept that has a two-story location in Park West and a smaller location in West Ashley that is equipped with various group fitness classes. Both gyms are open 24 hours.

Rates

  • Rates are not listed online but those interested can email each gym location online

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HYLO West Ashley

Neighborhood: West Ashley

HYLO West Ashley’s open gym has cardio equipment, free weights, a yoga space, and a variety of strengthening equipment. HYLO also has a separate membership for group fitness classes.

Rates

  • Monthly Reoccurring: $69 per month
  • One Month Membership: $79 one time
  • Week Pass: $39
  • Day Pass: $15

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Gold’s Gym

Neighborhood: James Island | Mount Pleasant

Gold’s Gym is a national gym that offers free weights, cardio equipment, resistance machines, functional training, personal training, group fitness, and amenities like sauna and steam rooms.

Rates

  • Gold’s 12 Month Membership: $39.99 per month
  • Month to Month: $49.99 per month
  • Premium 12 Month Membership: $79.99 per month – Includes kickboxing & boxing classes and you can bring a guest

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Planet Fitness

Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant | West Ashley | James Island | North Charleston

Planet Fitness is a national gym brand that offers members access to high-quality gym equipment and large open gyms, all at a low price.

Rates

  • Classic: $10 per month – in club fitness training – unlimited access to home club
  • PF Black Card: $24.99 per month – access to all Planet Fitness gyms – use of tanning beds, 50% off drinks, use of hydromassage beds, and more.

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