Equniox Gym Membership Deals & Discounts

Don’t Pay For A Gym Membership at Equinox Until You Read This…

If you’re looking to hitting the gym and signing up for a membership at Equinox, start with a EQUINOX VIP Trial Membership. When you’re ready to join and want to save some money on the Equinox membership fees, I have a couple of suggestions that you can use to help lower the price of a membership. Equinox has many locations from New York to Los Angeles, and many places in between.

UPDATE: [June 4, 2015] – During the month of June, there is a promotion where anyone I refer will get $100 when signing up! Just fill out the form below to start with a free trial membership to see if Equinox is right for you. Thanks! – Ray

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1.Sign-Up With A Friend

First things first, if you and a friend both want to work out together then definitely sign up together at Equinox to get a discount. Sometimes the staff at Equinox may say it has to be a family or something, but the main thing they look for I believe is that you live at the same address. I have yet to receive anything in the mail outside of the membership card itself, so just pick which address you’ll use and you’ll save some money that way. Each member when signing up will receive 2 VIP trial memberships per year that they can give out to friends.

2. Pay In-Full

Also, if you’re able to pay upfront they’ll also work with you in lowering your overall cost so you can get a good deal. If you can afford to (and I’m assuming you can if you’re going to this gym) then consider paying 6 months or a year in advance.

3. Use Your AMEX Benefits

Do you have an American Express card? They have different benefits for AMEX cardholders. Whether it’s the Gold, Platinum, or Centurion Card… you’ll get some extras included. Like some free personal training sessions, discounts at the spa and shop. Since you’ll be getting these goodies you’ll most likely have to pay the standard price for your new one-year membership.

4. Look For Promotions

I talked to my trainer about when people usually sign up. Thinking it would be an obvious January, but in fact it’s February. Most people make their new year plans of accomplishments the first month and start to follow through the next month. So in late January and early February be sure to keep a look out at some promotional offers they have. They could be offering some like no initiation fee, or student discounts. It wouldn’t hurt to get on their mailing list to be kept updated of what offers they have on their membership prices.

5. Corporate Discounts

Depending on where you work, you may also be entitled to a corporate discount. So name drop where you work and have them look it up. You never know, you may save 20% or more depending on what the company has negotiated with the fitness club.

6. Free Trial

Hey, why not! One week free is better than nothing right? I did the free trial thing, and it help reinforce that the location and facility was a good fit for me. It’s expensive, so it’s worth being sure of when you sign the contract. Nothing is worse than paying a monthly fee to a gym you never will go to. They have several types of trials available, but typical you’ll need a referral from someone. The ideal trial you want is the VIP one, but they also have a 3 day pass as well as a 7 day trial membership.

Let me know if you need a free trial. I’ve been an Equinox member for 2 years and I love it. The facility has provided me a great place to do strength training, swim, cardio, and cycling. All of the classes that are offered make the price worth it if you choose to take advantage of them. I’m happy to answer any questions, or provide you with an invite to get started with a Free Trial Membership.  Just submit your name and email address below or send me an email with your name and email address to me at rayholt (at) live [dot] com.

Other Tips

So stop by the gym during your normal routine and not just on some idle weekend. Get an idea of what traffic and everything will be like to help you decide between locations that are within your proximity. One location that is closest to home may not be the best option if there is one closest to work. Like if you live in New York or Los Angeles… when you get off work you can get to the gym, work out while traffic dies down, and then head home and save time plus having your workout already out of the way. Also, I’m not sure if all locations have a swimming pool… so if that is something that is important to you then be sure that the Equinox location you choose has one.

I hope all of this helps. If I think of anything else I’ll be sure to add to it.

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Be well and stay active!!!

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99 thoughts on “Equniox Gym Membership Deals & Discounts

  1. Hi Ray,

    My co-workers and i are thinking abou joining the Equinox in Downtown LA. They wouldn’t offer up any VIP or trial offers and insisted on a 5 day grace period only. Would be nice to check out the club for more than just a week in case we don’t like it. Do you might sharing the VIP trial membership if it’s still available? there is 3 of us.

    Thanks!
    Becky

    1. Hey Becky! No problem. I’ll email you on the address that you gave when submitting the comment so I can get the emails of your co-workers. Let me know if there is anyone else that may be interested in signing up.

  2. Hi Ray,

    I’m thinking about making the move to Equinox. Do you have any trial memberships left? Thanks!
    Cindy

    1. Let me see if I have any left. Regardless, I can at least send you some sort of trial membership I think… so check your spam in case the email ends up there.

    1. Hey Sabina, when I put in your email address it shows that you’ve already joined. I don’t think you’ll be able to use a VIP trial membership :/ I just sent you a link, so check your email and see if you’re able to.

  3. Hi,

    I would love s VIP trials if you have any left. My boyfriend and I are at the end of our current membership and want to check out equinox..

  4. Hi Ray,
    I’ve been searching for awhile for a free trial, would love one if you have any left. Much appreciated!

  5. Hi Ray, my wife and I are thinking of joining. Do you have any trials left? Do you know if 2 family memebrs get a discount? Thanks!

    1. I’m not exactly sure if 2 family members (or two people of the same houshold) get a discount. I just sent you an invite. If for some reason you didn’t get it let me know.

  6. Hi,
    Me and a friend have been looking for a nice gym to sign up to. We have heard that Equinox is great, but pricey. We’re looking to sign up but of course we would like to try it out first. If you have any free trial memberships left I would greatly appreciate it if you can send 2, one for each of us. Thanks !

  7. Hi Ray- I am looking to join Equinox in NYC- do you have any VIP membership trials left?

    Let me know!
    Thank you!
    Stephanie

  8. Great info!
    I’m interested in the VIP trail membership for my wife & I. Can you please send info?
    Thanks Ray.

  9. Hey Ray! I’m working in NYC this summer, thinking of signing up for Equinox – so happy I found your article before signing up. Would you happen to have any more VIP trials? It would be great to try it out before committing.

  10. Hi Ray, thanks for all the info!

    I am considering joining Equinox in Manhattan – do you have any more of the VIP trials?

  11. Hi Ray,

    I’m moving to NYC to start grad school this fall and I’ve heard rave reviews about Equinox. I was disappointed when I called and they said they don’t offer student discounts, or any at all for that matter. I’m interested in Equinox but wary about the financial commitment and their apparent inflexibility. I’d really appreciate a VIP trial to see if its worth it on a student’s budget. Thanks!!

      1. Thanks Ray. I received the email from Equinox. Is it for a VIP pass for seven days?

        Sent from my iPhone

  12. Hello Ray, we just moved to orange county and thinking about joining Equinox (Either the irvine or Newport beach) both are close enough from our house. Do you have any more VIP passes that you can share? Thanks in advance!

  13. Hi Ray

    I am finally able to devote some long-needed time at the gym and would love to check out Equinox in Miami. Can you please share a VIP pass too please? Thanks!

  14. I wanted to check out the equinox in downtown San Mateo ca for a week. Would you be able to email me a VIP week trial pass? Thanks so much, tammy

  15. Hi Ray,

    I’m looking at new options in the Dallas area and would love to check out the Highland Park Equinox. I know I’m pretty late to the game, but a VIP trial would be much appreciated if you have any left.

  16. HI Ray
    I wish to join Equinox 63st in NYC there seem to be no promos now..do you have any other ideas how to save…? And is there ANY chance that you have a VIP pass for me?
    ????? Olinka

    1. Hey Olinka, it shows that you’ve already joined Equinox before so I’m not sure if you’re eligible. I sent you a link anyways, so you should be able to check out that location.

  17. Hi Ray, thanks for the helpful tips. I am looking into NYC 78st. I have never been a member. Do you have any extra VIP passes still available?

  18. Hi Ray!

    Moving to NYC tomorrow and want to make sure that Equinox is worth the money before i decide to join. If you could send me a free VIP trail, I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much.

    1. If you will attend their classes then it’s worth it… especially when you go often. If you’re not already in the habit of working out it could be quite the expense if you end up never going. Just sayin’

  19. Hey Ray!

    I’m staying in L.A. for a month on a work project. I really need a gym & the closest is Equinox. If you have any VIP passes left, I would great appreciate it. Thanks!!

    Vivian

  20. Hi Ray. Lookking tgo join here in Los Angeles, but I can seem to get a corpoate or friends and family deal. I also have an AMEX plat. Can you help me sure a membership?

    1. Yeah, no problem. I can make sure you get get the best deal and take advantage of any promotions that may be going on. Just email me your first and last name and I’ll have my membership advisor each out to you to help get you started!

  21. Hi Ray,

    Me and my wife would like to try out Equinox and looking for VIP passes,Would be glad if can you please send the passes to us if you have any left..

    I have sent my email address in the form.

    Thanks
    Ravishankar

    1. Also i work at an Mortgage company in Tyson square and have an AMEX card, hope i can get more deals on it.

      Thanks
      Ravi

  22. Hey, looking into joining Woodland Hills or Encino, have any trial memberships? Also, do you know which corporate discounts are available (what companies participate)? What is the discount for getting 2 memberships? What is the pay in full discount? Is there a student discount?

      1. Hey Ray – I’m so glad I found this article! I’m thinking of joining Equinox. Any VIP trial memberships still available?

        Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

  23. Hey Ray, I’m interested in a VIP trial in New York on 92nd street if you have more available. I sent you my information.

  24. Hi Ray
    I’m looking to join Equinox in Irvine, would be great if you can send me a VIP trial membership if possible? Thanks so much

  25. Hi Ray
    I’m looking for a VIP pass to try out Equinox in Irvine, would be awesome if you can send me a pass. Thanks a lot!Dominic

  26. Hi Ray,
    Do you have any VIP trial memberships / one-week passes left (for the NY Park Ave location)? Sent you my name and email address. Thanks!
    Manny

  27. Hi Ray,

    I saw this post from last year, and hope that you still have a 7-day trial to give out. Please let me know. I submitted my email and full name already. Thanks so much!!

    Yi

  28. Hi Ray,
    New Year’s Resolutions…. I’m looking for a free trial at Equinox New York if you have any left! Thank you for your article!

  29. Hi Ray, I’d really appreciate a VIP pass to the Palo Alto Equinox if they’re still available. Thanks and thanks for the great tips!

    1. Aileen, Did you already get a trial for Equinox? If not please send me an email or fill out the form below and it’ll email me directly. I’ll send you a link to start a trial membership. Thanks for your interest.

  30. Hi Ray,

    Do you still have any VIP trial pass available?
    Thank you for the very helpful tips!
    Whenever I call Equinox, they sound little snobby and unwilling to negotiate, but maybe negotiating in person would be better.

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