Many of these gyms offer personal trainers to get you on the
right track. With a balance of weight training, cardio training,
and team sports, you will find that you have more energy and
that you will be in a better mood. Being fit also boosts the
immune system to help fight the flu.
viewed, Honolulu Club earns a well-deserved five thumbs up.
It has three floors of facilities including a basketball court,
tennis, squash, and racquetball courts with equipment included.
There is a pool, spa, whirlpool, cold dip, sauna, and steam
room to give those post-workout muscles a break. They offer
95 aerobics classes a week including: step, yoga, pilates, cycles,
conditioning, and kick classes. All new members get a free session
with a trainer and there are no hidden costs. It is pricey,
but it offers more than all the other clubs on the list.
Clark Hatch Fitness Center earns three thumbs up because it
is only $60 a month and has classes (step, yoga): a pool, a
heated whirlpool, a sauna, a steam room, a racquetball court
with equipment included, running groups, and tennis and golf
tournaments off site. They have a full gym and workout clothes
if you don’t feel like packing a bag. However, they have very
limited hours. They are not even open on Sundays.
Hawai‘i Athletic Club offers a full gym, but no pool, and many
classes (step, step dynamic, cardio, kickboxing, yoga, street
dance, body works/conditioning, abs and stretch, cycle mania,
pilates, ball, and more). Monday through Saturday they are open
24 hours, which is convenient. They have personal trainers,
a relaxation lounge, juice bar, and towel service so you don’t
have to launder your own. Ask for the student discount and the
standard package. The Hawai‘i Athletic Club earns four thumbs
The YMCA on Pali Highway only earns three thumbs up because
they close early and there is a $50 join fee on top of the monthly
dues. However, they do have many amenities. They offer a heated
swimming pool, basketball and racquetball courts, personal trainers,
a full gym, and classes (aerobics, martial arts, step, and yoga).
You can ask for the student discount here.
The O‘ahu Club does not have a join fee but they do charge
$100 a month. Their amenities include: a pool, a spa, a sauna,
classes (power hour, yoga, pilates), tennis courts, and a full
gym. For those interested in only swimming or only tennis, $70
memberships are available. The O‘ahu Club earns three thumbs
The associate on the phone at Gold’s Gym refused to reveal
the cost and pushed for a tour. If a student is on a budget,
no matter how good the tour is, the price is still number one.
It is a very serious atmosphere for real weight- lifters, a
popular site for competition lifters. They offer a full gym,
classes (aerobics, yoga, win chun, turbo kickboxing, spin cycle,
body pump, step, and pilates), a towel service and personal
trainers for an additional fee. Ask for the student discount.
Gold's Gym gets three thumbs up.
For women only, Diamond Head Therapeutic Health is a waste
of money. It is full of hidden costs. Personal trainers are
extra. They say you get two free sessions with a trainer upon
sign up but the sign-up fee is $200. They offer classes (pilates
and yoga), but they are $5 each class. They have limited hours,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, 4 p.m. on Saturday. They
are not open on Sundays. Diamond Head has a jacuzzi and a full
gym. They earn two thumbs up.
24 Hour Fitness on Bishop, although a very popular gym, rates
low because it lacks in amenities, but not price. It is over
$100 to join and still $29 - $43 a month, they pull it out of
your account automatically. Personal trainers are an additional
cost. They have a full gym, classes (aerobics and martial arts)
and that’s it. There is a pool at the Mililani location. Ask
for the military or student discount. 24 Hour Fitness gets two
One should be wary of a gym where you can only leave a message.
Max’s Gym is for men only and open 24 hours. They have private
changing rooms for a fee and a full gym. It is $39 a month plus
$25 for every six months of membership. Max's Gym gets only
one thumb up.