Serious Guide to Gyms Near You in Tallahassee

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Keith Hansen

**Updated for 2022

Gyms and fitness centers are popping up (and lately, closing) around Tallahassee almost faster than I can keep up with. If you’re new to town or fitness, you will find this list useful.

If you find yourself googling “gyms near me,” “gyms in Tallahassee,” or “fitness centers,” this list is for you.

It’s The Serious Guide to Gyms in Tallahassee. 

Don’t forget to check out The Serious Guide to Group Fitness in Tallahassee.

DISCLAIMER: There are some opinions listed in this article. all information was gathered through word of mouth, our own experience visiting the gyms, and speaking to management

These gyms are all facilities whose focus is weight training, and you can have a membership to work out solo. However, since our gym, Seriously Strong Training, is a personal training-only facility, I thought it would be helpful to recommend places you can take fitness into your own hands.

You should come here to learn strength training (click here to schedule a free consultation). Still, since it isn’t practical for us to offer regular gym memberships, you can use the following list to pick a gym after we’ve taught you everything you need to know to get strong (it’s our specialty).

I’ve included all the pertinent information you need to narrow down the list of places that fit your needs based on price, location, and amenities and given you my thoughts on the gym.

One more thing—if you’re struggling to reach your goals, you should consider hiring a personal trainer in Tallahassee (specifically, us).

Here is a map with all of the locations

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American Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Atlas Fit

Capital City Barbell

Crunch Fitness

Downtown Fitness

FSU Leach

Gold’s Gym

Momentum Fitness

Planet Fitness

Premier Health & Fitness Center

Seminole Strength and Conditioning

YouFit

American Fitness

Google Rating: 4.7 Stars, 27 Reviews

Address: 6668 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32312
Phone Number: (850) 907-3555
Hours: 24/7
Website: http://americanfitness247.com
Membership: Call for updated prices and more options.
Gym Specialties: Functional movement
Our Take: The prices are higher for Tallahassee, but with the more expensive memberships that include unlimited classes and small group training, it seems reasonable. You have access to a wide variety of training equipment, and the staff was accommodating when we called for information.

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Anytime Fitness

Apalachee Parkway
Google Rating: 4.4 Stars, 46 Reviews
Address: 3219 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32311
Phone Number: (850) 671-2225
Hours: 24/7

North Monroe
Google Rating: 4.2 Stars, 84 Reviews
Address: 1700 N Monroe St Suite 1, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 561-1348
Hours: 24/7

East Mahan
Google Rating: 3.7 Stars, 61 Reviews
Address: 6615 Mahan Dr #310, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone Number: (850) 385-2348
Hours: 24/7

Website: www.anytimefitness.com
Membership: Call for pricing information.
Gym Specialties: General fitness.
Our Take: This is a basic gym for general fitness. Fewer amenities than YouFit, Planet Fitness, and Gold’s. Membership to one gym grants access to all Tallahassee locations, which is a great benefit. It is on the smaller side for gyms, so there is limited access to functional training equipment. Also, due to its 24/7 access, it is not staffed at all times. Hours, amenities, and visitation privileges vary by location.

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Atlas Fit

Google Rating: 4.6 Stars, 34 Reviews
Address: 711 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 727-0652
Hours: 5am-12am Every Day
Website: https://www.atlasfit.co/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Atlas Fit started near FSU as a place you could train for obstacle races while also working on functional fitness. It has since moved to north Monroe and seems to have moved away from the obstacle racing focus and now is more of a small gym you are probably familiar with. This gym is well equipped and offers classes.

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Capital City Barbell

Google Rating: 4.8 Stars, 28 Reviews
Address: 1416 W. Tennessee St. Suite E Tallahassee, FL, 32304
Phone Number: (850) 329-6850
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm; Sat: 7am-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
Website: http://www.thecapitalcitybarbell.com
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: Powerlifting/Olympic Weightlifting
Our Take: This gym is for intermediate-to-advanced weightlifters as it is a no-frills facility. The average age of members is low 20s and mainly comprised of students. One of two proper powerlifting friendly gyms (the other being Seminole Strength and Conditioning) in town, CCB is clean with air conditioning. It doesn’t have cardio equipment, showers, or a locker room, but plenty of barbells, benches, bumpers, and squat racks. If you’re serious about strength training with free weights, CCB is an incredible choice.

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Crunch Fitness

Google Rating: 3.8 Stars, 37 Reviews
Address: 1525 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 328-2700
Hours: 24/7
Website: https://www.crunch.com/locations/tallahassee
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Crunch is Tallahassee’s newest gym, and it is the biggest gym in the state of Florida. Even with all this space, the top complaints in the Google reviews are that the gym is too crowded at almost all times. Others complain of predatory pricing practices, difficult-to-break contracts, and annual maintenance fees that are way more expensive than the monthly membership. Crunch gyms are very well equipped with tons of squat racks and cheap memberships. It might be worth checking out, but it probably wouldn’t be the top gym on our list because of the complaints.

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Downtown Fitness

Google Rating: 4.3 Stars, 14 Reviews
Address: 115 S Duval St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone Number: (850) 512-1966
Hours: Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri: 7am-7pm; Wed: 7am-5pm, Sat,Sun: Closed
Website: https://downtownfitnesstlh.com/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Downtown Fitness is comparable to Premier and FSU’s Leach Center but on a smaller scale. Membership offers unlimited classes, numerous amenities, basketball, volleyball, racquetball courts, and recreational sports leagues. However, they have limited hours, and parking can be difficult due to its downtown location.

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FSU Leach

Google Rating: 4.7 Stars, 135 Reviews
Address: 118 Varsity Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: (850) 644-0548
Hours: Hours vary by semester. Visit their website for up-to-date hours
Website: https://campusrec.fsu.edu/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: The Leach is incredibly well equipped. Racquetball courts, basketball courts, pool, sauna, steam room, hot tubs, Olympic weightlifting, group classes, locker rooms, showers, everything. Its only rival is Premier. Parking at times can be a pain, and the gym is incredibly crowded much of the time. We only recommend this gym if you can work out at off-peak hours or are currently a student living on or near campus. Still, aim for off-peak hours.

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Fuel Fitness

Google Rating: 4.9 Stars, 97 Reviews
Address: 3840 N Monroe St Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 553-1780
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat: 9am-11am, Sun: Closed
Website: https://www.fuelfitnesstallahassee.com/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Fuel Fitness is the highest-rated gym on this list. 4.9 stars from 97 reviews. Just as important as good reviews are, so are bad reviews. Fuel Fitness has only 5 reviews that are not 5 stars, and there doesn’t seem to be any consistency in those reviews for what people are complaining about. That is a good sign. Fuel Fitness appears like a great place to work out. It’s on the smaller side, which can be nice if you don’t want to feel like you’re getting lost in a place like Premier. A smaller gym is also nice because the staff will give you more attention. This gym has classes and a friendly atmosphere.

Gold’s Gym

Google Rating: 3.2 Stars, 134 Reviews
Address: 2645 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: (850) 201-9712
Hours: Mon-Thu: 4am-12am, Fri: 4am-9pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-9pm
Website: http://www.goldsgym.com/tallahasseeuniversityfl/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Avoid this gym like the plague. The Google Rating should tell you everything you need to know about Gold’s Gym in Tallahassee. The staff is known for predatory practices, aggressive sales techniques, poor customer service, and shady business practices. Gold’s Gym was a staple in Tallahassee for years and, at one point, had three large gyms in town. All that’s left of their empire in Tallahassee is this final location still hanging on to its former glory.

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Momentum Fitness

Google Rating: 4.8 Stars, 137 Reviews
Address: 2695-4 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone Number: (850) 385-9712
Hours: Mon-Thu: 4:30am-10pm, Fri: 4:30am-9pm, Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun: 9am-7pm
Website: http://www.momentumfitnesstally.com/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Momentum used to be the Gold’s Gym located on Capital Circle but was rebranded by its owner after he split ways with the Pensacola Gold’s Gym. Momentum is still a little old school in its operation, and there has been at least one review in the last year citing poor customer service. However, it is a well-equipped health club that includes saunas, tanning, a women’s fitness center (although one review mentioned it is not exclusive to women) & cardio cinema.

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Planet Fitness

South Monroe
Google Rating: 4.7 Stars, 266 Reviews
Address:110 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone Number: (850) 692-3240
Hours: 24/7

North Monroe
Google Rating: 4.5 Stars, 659 Reviews
Address: 1925 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 329-6091
Hours: 24/7

East Mahan
Google Rating: 4.4 Stars, 402 Reviews
Address: 1212 Capital Cir SE Unit C, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone Number: (850) 597-7375
Hours: 24/7

Website: planetfitness.com
Membership: For the most up-to-date pricing, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: Planet Fitness is known for being a casual gym. There are no barbells, so some strength training movements aren’t happening here. That means no deadlifts, no real squats, no actual bench pressing. You can use the smith machine to perform the exercises, but you will not get all of the benefits of free-weight training because the bar is on a fixed path. This is a large chain, and access to one grants you access to all, so travel workouts are easy. I have a membership here because they offer a lot that my facility doesn’t: tanning, hydromassage beds, massage chairs, machines, cardio equipment, and travel gym privileges. It’s just a few minutes from us and cheap. Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the gym, hit some machines, and get bronzed.

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Premier Health & Fitness Center

Google Rating: 4.5 Stars, 260 Reviews
Address: 3521 Maclay Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone Number: (850) 431-2348
Hours: Mon-Thu: 5am-10pm, Fri: 5am-9pm, Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun: 10am-6pm
Website: https://premiertlh.com/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: This is like the FSU Leach, but for grownups. It’s on the north side of town, so it can be a pain to get to for much of Tallahassee. Therefore, its usual crowd is those living in the Killearn area. Overall, it is a very well-equipped health club. It includes a heated pool, saunas, steam room, basketball court, and indoor track.

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Seminole Strength & Conditioning

Google Rating: 4.9 Stars, 80 Reviews
Address: 3521 Maclay Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Phone Number: (850) 431-2348
Hours: 24/7
Website: https://premiertlh.com/
Membership: For the most up-to-date prices, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: This is the ultimate “no-frills” gym in town. Seminole Strength & Conditioning is the most well-equipped gym in the city for serious lifters. If you are interested in strength sports (powerlifting, strongman, Olympic weightlifting), this is the place to scratch that itch. The owner is the world record holder for the bench press, so he knows a thing or two about strength equipment. It is located on the northwest side of town, which can be out of the way for some Tallahasseans. It has showers and daily lockers. Unfortunately, it can get hot during the summer months due to the lack of A/C.

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YouFit

North Monroe
Google Rating: 4.4 Stars, 437 Reviews
Address: 2432 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone Number: (850) 241-7777
Hours: Mon-Thu: 5am-11pm, Fri: 5am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

East Mahan
Google Rating: 4.0 Stars, 228 Reviews
Address: 3111 Mahan Dr #12, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone Number: (850) 241-1300
Hours: Mon-Thu: 5am-11pm, Fri: 5am-9pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

East Mahan
Google Rating: 3.1 Stars, 58 Reviews
Address: 2020 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone Number: (850) 900-2402
Hours: Mon-Thu: 5am-12am, Fri: 5am-10pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-7pm

Website: YouFit.com
Membership: For the most up-to-date pricing, call or visit their website
Gym Specialties: General Fitness
Our Take: YouFit is in the same wheelhouse as Gold’s, Planet Fitness, and Crunch. It’s a health club, nothing more, nothing less. The membership prices are reasonable, and the gym is perfect if you want a place to “stay in shape.” Buying a premium membership at one location gives you access to all sites, including classes and guest privileges. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of free weights and barbell equipment.

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Keith Hansen

Keith was an All-State wrestler in high school and in 2007 hung up his singlet to attend Florida State University to pursue a B.S. in business management. He wasn't sure what industry he wanted to be involved in at the time, but soon realized after graduating in 2011 that fitness was the ever-constant activity in his life. Keith began studying to become a personal trainer and in 2013 earned the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Trainer certification. After a short stint as a big box gym trainer he realized he wanted to bring something different to Tallahassee. Keith competes in Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Crossfit.