Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of FitLife is to provide support for the independent, for-profit club operator. Therefore, to join the FitLife Club Network, clubs must be independently owned, for-profit, and not a franchisee or part of a corporate chain.
Annual dues are based on the number of club locations in each organization:
- One Club $550
- Two Clubs $900
- Three Clubs $1150
- Up to Five Clubs $1350
- Six or More Clubs $1550
Clubs that get a disproportionate number of FitLife visitors are allowed to charge a minimal guest fee (max $7/day currently) to compensate for the fact that they get so many more FitLife visitors than the average FitLife club. Because there is such a high concentration of FitLife clubs in Portland, OR, and because Portlanders tend to take a lot of weekend trips to central Oregon and the Oregon coast, most of the guest-fee clubs are in those Portland weekend-warrior areas (Bend, Sisters, and Downtown Seattle). Please note: the guest fee has NOTHING to do with a clubs status, brand or clientele; it is purely a function of number of FitLife visits.
A member who is permanently moving to another community (at least 30 miles from his/her home club) may apply any initiation or joining fee s/he paid when joining the home club to the initiation fee required by the new club. To take advantage of this benefit, staff at the home club must fill out a Membership Transfer Certificate, which the member will then present to the new club. Be sure to look up the actual fee paid at the time of joining and fill it in before giving the Certificate to the member.