Fitness First Gym Review

Fitness First Gym Review

Fitness First is a family owned and operated gym in Arlington Center. Boasting a friendly and non-judgemental atmosphere, Fitness First offers a smaller facility with a homegrown feel. This gym has had an older clientele but recently has been getting younger gym-goers to join.


Fitness First is located in the Arlington Center in Arlington, MA. and offers convenient parking both on the street and in a parking lot behind the gym.


Some examples of classes and programs offered by Fitness First:


  • Spin Row Bootcamp – Challenging mix of bikes, rowers, agilities and weights.
  • Body Sculpting – Strength workout using bands, weights, balls, etc.
  • Boxing Bootcamp – Challenging class using boxing techniques.
  • Barre Pilates – Athletic version of a traditional dancer’s workout.
  • Zumba – Invigorating cardio class with Latin rhythms/technique.


  • Group Exercise Classes
  • Personal Training

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Some examples of equipment Fitness First offers:

  • Bikes
  • Rowers
  • Weights
  • Bands
  • Balls


  • Certified personal trainers
  • “Get Started” new member program
  • Convenient parking
  • Acupuncture – by a certified, licensed Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Child Care (See Membership Info)
  • Towel Rental (See Membership Info)
  • Free Day Pass
  • Child Care (See membership info)

Membership Information


  • One Day or One Class
  • One Month
  • Short-Term Monthly (Autopay)
  • Ongoing Monthly (Autopay)
    10 month minimum
  • Pre-Pay (One Year)
    Free 1 month guest pass
  • Immediate Family or Corporate Discounts
    3 Members – 15% off
    4 or more – 20% off
  • Additional Services:
    Child Care
    12 months or older
  • Personal Training:
    One Training
    One Hour
  • Three Training
    3 one hour sessions
  • Ten Training
    10 one hour sessions


Fitness First has a 4/5 rating on Yelp with positive comments about the staff, lack of heavy sales pitches, “homey” atmosphere, reasonable membership costs and variety of classes offered. Negative comments focused on the lack of a pool and difficulties in canceling membership,


Fitness First Gym Review


Gym Hours

Mon – Thurs   5am-10pm
Fri                  5am-9pm
Sat                 7am-6pm
Sun                8am-5pm

Child Care Hours

Mon – Fri        9am-11am


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Post by Andrea Rogers