Localfit! A New Type of Gym Membership for RVers


UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 2 2019: One of our RV readers has reported that LocalFit has implemented a policy that will affect full-time RVers. In an email he states he received from LocalFit, he was told, 

“Unfortunately, at this time we do not have a pricing model that is able to support usage for constant travelers with an undefined living address.

As a startup, we’re consistently working to better our model. Localfit was specifically developed as a low-cost solution for business travelers who periodically work away from home. It is not economically sustainable to support memberships for constant travelers without defined home addresses. Ultimately, if we allow these types of memberships we will have to raise prices drastically, which will take away from our intended purpose.”

We have not confirmed this with LocalFit, so to our full-timers, please contact the company directly before joining! We intend to reach out to the company and will report back when we learn more.


IT’S HAPPENED!!!!

Someone has finally, FINALLY created a national gym membership for travelers!

 

Introducing Localfit!

We’ve already joined and tested it out, and we give all the details about the program in our video; link above. GO WATCH!

I Don’t Want To Watch, Just Tell Me What It Is!

In a nutshell, Localfit is a new type of gym membership program where you get access to not just ONE gym chain, but multiple chains and gyms… almost 6,000 gyms nationwide, all for $15 a month. There’s a wide variety of gym options including specialty studios like yoga and boxing.

 

If You Decide to Join, Join Here Through Our Link!

 

There ARE some restrictions though, and we go over all those in the video, so please do watch. The biggest one is that you can only go to the SAME gym in a month up to 5 times. That doesn’t mean you can only go to the gym 5 times! You can still go to gyms frequently during the month… just not the same gym, only 5 days. And as for any hidden fees, the only extra thing we had to pay for was a few bucks for the Localfit credit card that comes in the mail. That’s IT. Plus it’s a “cancel anytime” thing, which my commitment-phobe nature especially likes.

FUN STORY: When I was first investigating Localfit, I immediately honed in on the gym my daughter attends in Salt Lake City… a very swanky Lifetime Fitness with an expensive monthly membership. I’ve forked over the $25 day pass many times to attend with her in the past; she loves when I go with her and swap the “mom” hat for my “personal trainer” one. I was SO excited to find her gym covered by Localfit! So, last week when we were back in Salt Lake visiting the fam, I got to use my Localfit credit card and attend with her. What normally costs me $25 per day was free with my $15 per month Localfit membership. (Can’t help but wonder, how are they making money?!?!)

SO anyways….  There you have it; the whole lowdown on Localfit. It’ll be a great way to keep fit-focused when you’re traveling. And since our work here on FitRV is all about promoting a healthy RV lifestyle, I cannot think of a better way to spend $15 bucks a month than on your health. GO JOIN!

Let’s hear your thoughts and questions about it; leave comments below!

xoxo, Stef



Stef spent 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and at the University level in Special Physical Education before making the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach with a specialty in working with people with medical conditions and injuries. Stef has been a running enthusiast her entire adult life, and shares James’ love of cycling. She feels lucky they have a shared hobby in bicycling that enhances their RV lifestyle.


    13 thoughts on “Localfit! A New Type of Gym Membership for RVers

    1. thomas ford

      Having NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS w/ this organization.

      After having complications receiving our membership card which delayed our ablity to utilize the service for 2 weeks “while traveling”.

      Now after 2 weeks of using the service.
      We have been “flagged” for “potential living address inconsistencies” and asked to fill out a survey to verify our living address.
      We have never the used the same gym twice in a row.
      Our home is in florida and we are in Los Angeles. We joined through The Fit RV offer and are a little perplexed if The Local Fit organization has any idea how RV-ing works.

      Now WITHOUT NOTICE our account has been “paused”.
      Perhaps we are confused,(or maybe local fit are) about what defines traveling but we feel we are using the the service in the manner in which it was advertised!

      Customer service has been “moderately responsive” but only after generous coaching on our part.

      So now here we sit outside a gym waiting to hear back from them yet again.

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Oh my gosh, no way! We’ve had no troubles using ours so far, I’m so sorry to hear this! And yes, we did have to wait for the card in the mail before the membership could start; but we expected that.

        I know they have rules against using a gym within 35 miles of your home address; is that the inconsistency they’re referring to? Did they mail the card to you in LA? Perhaps that’s the problem; that pinged it as your home address.

        Please keep us updated as they try to rectify whatever is going on.

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        1. thomas ford

          Regrettably,

          THEY HAVE CANCELLED OUR ACCOUNT.

          No, they they mailed the card to our home in Florida.
          After we cajoled them about “why” it hadn’t arrived days after it’s supposed arrival date.
          “oh oddly it never shipped from the debit card distibutor”.
          Beyond all that, is utilizing the service in which it was advertised is not actually what they had in mind.
          After further review, we can no longer support your Localfit memberships.

          Here is their most recent communication.

          (“Localfit is designed for frequent travelers who have a defined living address.
          Unfortunately, at this time we do not have a pricing model that is able to support usage for constant travelers with an undefined living address.

          As a startup, we’re consistently working to better our model. Localfit was specifically developed as a low-cost solution for business travelers who periodically work away from home. It is not economically sustainable to support memberships for constant travelers without defined home addresses. Ultimately, if we allow these types of memberships we will have to raise prices drastically, which will take away from our intended purpose.

          We hope you understand and hope you have enjoyed your time with Localfit. We will refund you your past month dues.

          Thank you,”)

          Super-Disappointed

          But as the saying goes if it seems to good to be true it probably is.

          It also harks back to a previous comment .
          “how will they make any money?”
          At this point as they have no defined parameters in the nomenclature, but by our experience don’t utilize the service 9 times in a 2 week period in one city (even if your not using the same gym).

          So apparently no “you cannot go to the gyms ever single day with localfit”

          I was excited to share this service with my fellow ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY touring/location workers but sadly i cannot.

        2. Stefany - Post author

          Thanks for the heads up. We haven’t heard of any other full-timers who signed up through us who’ve had this happen, I’m so sorry you were the first! James and I will reach out to LocalFit and see what their plan is regarding full-time RVers. On a positive note, I’m glad to hear they reimbursed you all fees. To any other full-timers reading, hold off on joining until we learn more! Part-timers, I wouldn’t worry. James and I are taking full advantage of our memberships and haven’t had any problems.

      2. Puia

        How has it worked out so far? Being a non American married to an American, technically, I should be eligible to use this as I am in the US around 4 to 6 months a year.

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    2. Stephanie L Laverty

      I heard Silver Sneakers is no longer available through Medigap Medicare Supplemental insurance. Anyone else hear that?

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    3. Stuart H. Sachs

      You guys continue to amaze me! Technically, and with a personal aesthetic, as a team, you’re a well-rehearsed (?) duo. I look for comments made by van dwelling travelers and you regularly come up with well-substantiated evidence to back up suggested work AND play. Thanks for being out there to encourage many of us (newbies) that taking the plunge is worth it. No matter how big or how small the steps are. It’s how you live.

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        I’m certain many RVers will join for that very reason! My hope is they’ll buy it for the showers, but will stick around for the workout. 🙂

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    4. Dan Conti

      For us older folk on Medicare – the advantage plans have free health club memberships “Silver Sneakers” . I use Crunch Fitness , LA Fitness, the big chains that have locations all over the US. If your a RV’er that travels every few days it might not work for you. But if you stay weeks or more ! I go 5 days a wk as I’m not limited to 5 times a month. Plus they have classes (yoga etc) that are part of the membership.

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      1. Stefany - Post author

        Oh sorry we weren’t clear! You CAN go to gyms EVERY SINGLE DAY with Localfit! You just can’t go to the SAME gym more than 5 times within a month. That’s in keeping with the “travel” concept, the idea being it’s a program for travelers, and so you’re moving around and don’t need the same gym over and over. As for SilverSneakers, well I was an instructor for many years and think it’s one of the best Medicare programs EVER!

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