Youfit Health Club, Phoenix, Arizona

Youfit Health Clubs: Break A Sweat, Not the Bank

Youfit Health Clubs: Ten dollars doesn’t go very far these days. A couple cups of coffee; a few gallons of gas; maybe two meals at a fast food joint.

People looking to work out, however, can get a one-month membership to a new fitness club in the Valley for that amount.

Rick Berks, president of Youfit Corporation, started his keep-it-simple company in April 2008 with the idea to “get people off the couch and produce a non-intimidating atmosphere” for them to become active and healthy.

Youfit health clubs, which really does charge just $10 month, has more than 23 locations throughout Florida, as well as two in the Valley. The first opened in Glendale in April. The second opened in Phoenix this past July.Youfit Health Clubs, Phoenix, Arizona

Mike Zarrillo, Youfit franchisee and minority partner, runs both Valley locations. He has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and has been a part of other gyms, but none quite like Youfit.

“Youfit is really a low-price, high-value gym unlike any other health clubs around,” Zarrillo says. “Youfit is such an affordable club. It appeals to people of all ages. The Glendale club even has a member who is in his 90s.”

Just what can you get for $10 a month at a health club?

“We don’t waste resources,” Zarrillo says, “We just give people what they want.”

At Youfit gyms, customers won’t find typical health club amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, basketball courts, rock wall, etc.

Unlike expensive health clubs, Youfit was created for the average person to strictly get the exercise they need. Each membership is month-to-month, so people are not tied down to a contract.

“A majority (60 percent to 80 percent) of people that join Youfit have never been members at any other gym before,” Zarrillo says.

Youfit makes its members feel comfortable from the second they walk in the door. It is marketed as a very “intuitive club” that is easy for anyone to navigate and use.

Upon entering Youfit, the unique purple and green color scheme takes over the custom-designed machines, inviting people to work out.

“A key aspect that makes the club easy to use is the fact that all of the green machines with purple accents are targeted toward working the legs, while the purple machines with green accents work other parts of the body,” Zarrillo says.

Inspirational sayings and quotes on the walls add a warm feeling to the club and give people the extra encouragement they need.Youfit Health Club, Phoenix, Arizona

Once inside, virtually every type of workout machine you could think of exists, except for the larger free weights one might see at other health clubs geared more toward bodybuilding.

“It has state-of-the-art fitness equipment with the newest technological advances in order to make the workout even more enjoyable,” Zarrillo says. “All of the cardio machines have a personal television attached and even an iPod hookup.”

Youfit is also environmentally friendly with its “green footprint,” including high-efficiency air conditioning, lighting, and rubber flooring made from recycled tires and sneakers.

“Youfit has been getting amazing responses and will continue to expand,” Berks says. “When the economy was better, of course the company was better, but the recession actually helped due to the commercial real estate opportunities it opened up.”


Youfit Health Clubs will open a fourth location in Chandler at 4991 S. Alma School Rd. next week — with another 5-6 clubs to come this year (2012).

The third location opened at 1515 E. Bethany Home Road a few months ago.


If You Go to Youfit health clubs:

Youfit Health Club, Phoenix, Ariz.4414 W. Cactus Road
Glendale AZ, 85304

1515 E. Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

2 thoughts on “Youfit Health Clubs: Break A Sweat, Not the Bank

  1. jose

    You think your getting a better deal at you fit. There are yearly rates, I think it is about 39. Also there are cancellation fees which are around 30. Total for with the lime membership is about 334. So if you take all that into consideration is it better than the other gyms that for a little bit more give you classes. I think not. I would go for the other gyms. Plus your membership goes up from 10 something a month to about 16, plus the annual fee.

  2. JoeDoe

    RE: YouFit Health Club in Tolleson, AZ
    DO NOT go to YOUFIT health centers….. They do NOT know what customer service is all about… they DID NOT even respond to an email regarding outright RUDE customer service at the actual club… I went in to make a payment BEFORE the due day of an automatic withdrawal (I had lost my debit card so the account # they had would not have been valid & rejected) Wanting to avoid any late charges… that’s why I went to the club & offered to pay… THEY WOULD NOT ACCEPT A cash PAYMENT & INSISTED I would be charged an additional $10 late fee since the payment was in process……………..So I asked for the manager & she said she WAS the manager & would not do anything about it.. The payment did NOT go thru that month and instead of a $10 monthly fee the next month they debited my account $79. 99 No statement, no call, no emails.. SHIT SERVICE & they will bill you what they want……. They do not know what customer service is & don’t respect the people who pay their salaries…. DON’T waste your time… they are NOT worth it.. Would have given them 1/2 star if it was available….SURE they’ll treat you great to get you to sign up …and if you ever need any kind of customer service… you won’t get it … they should send all their employees to etiquette & customer service classes to learn how to treat customers

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