Summertime is here and that means getting your beach bodies into shape. With the urge to hit the gym many might ask which gym do I choose?

Eldersburg, MD has a lot of gyms to offer here is a quick overview of some gyms based on categories of location, cost, equipment, hours, and privileges.

Merritt Athletic Clubs

Location: 1388 Progress Way, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Cost: Monthly for one person is roughly $74 with an initial starting fee of $90.

They also offer a six-week money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the facilities.

Equipment: The club offers machines for all types of exercise. An outdoor and indoor pool is provided along with a kid zone. There are facilities for personal training, a women’s gym, massage and physical therapy partners.

Hours: Merritt just became a 24-hour facility a few years back. With staffing hours from 5 am – 7 to 10 pm depending on the day.

Privileges: Youth programs such as summer camps, Dance Academy, Birthday Parties, and a Kid Zone are provided.

Training programs can consist of individual, small group, and specific body weight resistance training.

Merritt offers 24 fitness classes as well. With a weekly schedule and a variety of fitness instructors, there are classes for everyone.

Posted by Merritt Clubs Eldersburg on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gold’s Gym

Location: 1332 Londontown Blvd, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Cost: Two options are offered as a member, one with a high initial enrollment of $150 then $30 per month and one of $50 enrollment fee with a monthly payment of $40.

Equipment: A wide range of equipment is offered from beginner to pro. Along with their fitness floor, they offer personal trainers and fitness class that change each month.

Hours: 5 am to 10 pm Mon-Fri with shorter hours on the weekend.

Privileges: They have their own blog for helpful tips, check it out. They offer a new app that provides fitness training within your headphones. And they offer a golds gym challenge to win cash prizes and overall improve your health.

We are throwing a party! We hope you can make it! FREE WORKOUTS for the community ALL DAY! Bring a friend!

Posted by Gold's Gym Eldersburg on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Freedom Fitness

Location: 1950 Dickenson Road, Suite .B Eldersburg, MD 21784

Cost: Because they do not consider themselves a gym they do not require membership fees. They are doing a discount currently for unlimited classes for two weeks only for $10.

Equipment: Freedom fitness does not consider themselves a gym. It is a studio that offers a variety of fitness classes. The equipment pertains to the classes offered. But they still provide customers with a workout just as satisfying as one with equipment.

Hours: Since they only offer fitness classes their hours run by their weekly schedule usually between 8 am and 9 pm.

Privileges: They offer over 40 classes in their studio in Eldersburg. They will come to you and teach a class, some previous events were held at schools, businesses, and in-home. They have a history in Eldersburg, operating since 1999.

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Posted by Freedom Fitness on Monday, May 28, 2018


Athens Health Club

Location: 5965 Exchange Dr UVXY, Sykesville, MD 21784

Cost: For one person it is $39 a month with no enrollment fee.

Equipment: Main gym floor offers everything you need from cardio to weightlifting. The fitness room offers classes but can also be used for basketball, Crossfit, and wrestling to name a few. Personal Training is offered on a one-one basis, couples, triples, and groups.

They offer six free fitness classes even though the facility is targeted for more weightlifting, the classes have to seem to be a big hit.

Hours: Monday -Friday 5AM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM

Privileges: They offer a child care facility, an outdoor facility to workout and tanning beds among other things.

Nutrition consultants are a big thing at Athens as well. The gym sells fresh meals on the go or weekly pick up to stay in shape through exercise and food choices.

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Crossfit Execution

Crossfit is very different from your average gym. They focus on a variety of workouts that include high intensity of many sports and provide great results.

Location: 1332 Londontown Blvd Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

Cost: They offer a variety of packages with the most used package being a monthly rate of $169.

Hours: 6am-10pm

Privileges: With the $169 monthly payment you’ll receive

  • Unlimited CrossFit Classes
  • No Contracts
  • Phone App WOD Tracker
  • Open Gyms
  • Specialty Classes & Challenges
  • BURN Bootcamp Unlimited

6.26.18Strength: Snatch complex 20 min to work on the following1 power snatch1 hang snatch 2 OHS WOD: 15min…

Posted by CrossFit Execution on Monday, June 25, 2018


Eldersburg has a variety of gyms to choose from, decide what matters to you most and choose your best fit. They are all great options.