Charter Fitness Takes on Chicago

The next several months promise to be exciting for Charter Fitness members. The Chicago area health-club chain Cardinal Fitness has announced that it will be converting 38 locations into Charter Fitness clubs. The locations will include Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Central Illinois.  With the conversion of the new clubs, Charter Fitness will have a total of 46 locations in six states. Converted clubs may receive; new facilities, renovations, updated equipment and increased number of personal trainers. Members can expect the conversions to begin on September 1st.

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66 Responses to Charter Fitness Takes on Chicago

  1. Kristopher Baker says:

    I am currently a cardinal fitness member. How much is it to enroll as a charter fitness member? Are all cardinal locations in the IL area being converted over?

    • Charter Fitness says:

      As a Cardinal Member, you are automatically switched to a Charter Member if your home club converted. You don’t have to do anything. Enjoy your workout!

  2. Lee Moarn says:

    Will my account at Lockport and Homer Glen honored?

  3. marilyn evans says:

    I recently became a member at cardinal fitness in the Illinois locations and I noticed that the facilities do not have the stairmaster stepper only the stairmaster stepmill. Since charter fitness bought out cardinal fitness, will they bring in the stairmaster stepper? The reason I ask because I read the news on how charter fitness going to convert cardinal clubs with new facilities, renovations, and updated equipment.

  4. t. han says:

    How about a 39th Charter Fitness location in Skokie, Illinois? Village Crossing shopping center on 5507 W. Touhy Ave. in Skokie, Illinois 60077 ? There is space available when I drive by….great location!!!! It is just screaming out “CHARTER, CHARTER!!!!” Just a thought….

  5. chris akin says:

    hey i was wondering what do your dumbbells go up to?
    that is make or break for me. if there 125 ill sign up
    and im talking about the one in olympia fields, it says that your updating the equipment on here which is why i ask

  6. Barry Jenkins says:

    What happened to the Olympia Fields location of Cardinal Fitness? The building that it was located in is vacant and for sale.

  7. tristan says:

    Its further down the street by Bizio’s Market

  8. Alex says:

    The Olympia Fields Cardinal Fitness was converted to Charter Fitness and moved to 3420 Vollmer Rd next to Bizio’s Market.

  9. Danielle says:

    If there was tanning @ the Cardinal fitness before is was converted will it still be there @ the same price or package or with the 19.95 membership if its kept?

  10. Mary says:

    Will you have student rates for kids home for christmas break and summer?

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Yes, we do have 1 month passes. Stop into your local club and ask to speak with a manager for full details.

  11. cristina says:

    when did cardinal schaumburg switch over to carter fitness?

  12. Dorothy says:

    Charter offers a $10/month fee. I’m paying $19.95 with Cardinal. The 2 Cardinal locations within 5 miles of my house have converted to Charter. How do I receive the $10/month rate?
    Thank you.

  13. Mark says:

    Will the Cardinal Fitness on in Algonquin be converted to a Charter Fitness?

  14. dennis says:

    I am a premium member; how can I take advantage of the bring a friend to my local club – she is my fiance’ and will join as a perm member once we are married so she can take advantage of all the locations.

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Talk to the manager at your local club. He can explain all the benefits of your premium membership to you.

  15. Maureen says:

    Will there be fitness classes offered?

  16. Pamela Boufis says:

    Hi. I noticed Charter offers $10 a month. We are still paying $19.95 a month. Will they honor the new rate?

    Thank you.

  17. Julie says:

    I belong to the Cardinal Fitness in Lemont but work in Mokena but closer to the Charter Fitness in New Lenox. Why haven’t all of the clubs been converted. Why are some remaining Cardinal and are there plans to eventually convert those?

  18. Mike says:

    Is my old contract with cardinal fitness still valid since it was between me and Cardinal and not Charter?

  19. Kate says:

    Fellow member here. It sure looks like they will honor the new rate by providing options which are covered in their web site. Take a look at their website as pretty much all answers to the majority of questions are covered.

  20. I says:

    Will living social vouchers be honored?

  21. Deb says:

    I haven’t been to the gym in a few months and found out Charter has assumed my Cardinal Gym. Is Charter honoring the Cardinal contracts regarding pricing? Does Charter plan to inform the current membership of changes?

    For Example: My monthly charge is $31.95 for 2 people under Cardinal…under the new Charter pricing, I would only be charged $20 for 2 people. I continue to be charged $31.95 per month thru autopay since your take over.

    Per my Cardinal contract I’m charged $20 per person every January as an annual membership fee…I’m hearing Charter charges $60 per person.

  22. Val says:

    I pay 19.95 a month now since I think I just got switched over the the premium memebership during the change. I saw that i can bring a friend to work out w/ me with this membership. Could it be the same friend each time or does it need to vary? My boyfriend is moving in with me for 5 months to finish up student teaching and can’t afford a whole years memebership and who knows where he’ll end up with a job, but he still wants to work out. WOuld he be able to come with me when I go most times??

  23. joan henderson says:

    I live in Monne Illinois Where is the closest Chater Fitnee to Monne?

  24. Fred Gallico says:

    Pleas adsvise nearest location in Homer Glen, Il 60491. Name, address, phone no. Thanks Fred Gallico

  25. Rachel says:

    I’m 17 and I have a membership, am I allowed to bring my other friend who’s 17 as my free guest?

  26. Jen says:

    How heavy to the dumbbells go up to and do any of these gyms in the Chicago area have spin bikes? The front page shows pictures…because if so I’d sign up!!

  27. Ameena says:

    I just went to my local Charter fitness club for Premium membership of $19.99. They told me that while joining fee is $1 till Dec 31st. I do have to pay $39.99 Annual Service fee. It does not matter I get the annual contract or decide to go month by month. What is this annual service fee? Was it there when club was Cardinal fitness? or this is something new?

    This stopped me from getting the annual membership.

  28. Sheri says:

    I work out at the Riverside location in Rockford Illinois. I would LOVE to see a stairstepper added to our location. I really miss this piece of equipment and am considering joining another gym who has it. I do not want to do this as I like all of the people at this location (Tom the morning attendent is FANTASTIC) Please consider getting this piece of equipment at this location. Thank you for your time. : )

  29. Ashlee says:

    I just signed up for a membership at charter fitness. You can bring the same friend each time or switch friends. They just have to bring their ID and sign in when they come in with you.

  30. amanda sanders says:

    i used to go to cardnel they hade the kids room ware some one would watch ur kid while u worked out. please tell me you guys are keeping that because i was waning to join again but i cant if you guys got rid of the kids room….
    If you do have one what age do children have to be, to be in there.

  31. sonia rezko says:

    I love to know if they are hidden charges…Otherwise, I would love to join…

  32. Mark says:

    I bought the premium package so I would have the flexibility to go to different gyms. My home town gym is Lemont which is a Cardinal gym. I’m moving to an area where the closest gym is a Charter fitness. Will I have to eat the rest of my contract at Cardinal and sign up again at Charter, or will they still honor Cardinal memberships?

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Hi Mark,
      You don’t have to change anything. Just head to your nearest club and enjoy your workout.

  33. Tamara says:

    Is Charter Fitness the same company as Cardinal Fitness?

  34. traci says:

    i live in grant park, il where is the closest charter fitness?

  35. Ryan says:

    If I sign up with Charter or Cardinal, say tomorrow, for the premium membership, could I utilize ALL Charter AND Cardinal clubs?

  36. shane says:

    I had a cardinal fitness account a while ago, and i owed them money. am i still going to owe charter fitness money? if so i dont think ill be able to work out there anymore

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Cardinal Fitness simply converted to Charter Fitness locations. Charter Fitness is dedicated to providing the very best membership experience to all members. Please contact your location to learn about membership solutions so you can get back into fitness!

  37. Danny says:

    i am 17 and dont have an ID except a school ID. can i still join?

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Hi Danny,
      If you are under 18 years old, then you would need a parent or legal guardian’s signature to join.

  38. Miss Cheffer says:

    Hello, I have been a Cardinal Fitness Member since 2006, New Lenox was my home gym. Until Frankfort location opened, that became my new home gym in 2009. Up until May 17, 2012.
    They claim my credit card expired and it didn’t. I have always had a premium membership.
    But now I would like my membership card to say Charter Fitness. What should I do?
    Please e-mail me back, Thank you.
    Sincerely, Miss Cheffer

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Hi Miss Cheffer,
      Concat your home club directly and they should be able to help you out.

  39. Jess says:

    If I obtain a membership, and my friend is over 18 but have no ID except their school ID from their senior year, can they bring that as their ID?

  40. Jess says:

    Also, if my friend needs a parent, do they have to keep bringing the parent each time that they work out or just the one first time?
    Thank you

  41. Allison says:

    The guest privledges are that you can bring a guest in with you over age of 18 or child of yours over 12 years old. It can be same person everyday or different.

  42. Allison says:

    The guest privledges are for 18 years or older.

  43. Greg says:

    I need to prove to my employer that I use the gym at least 10 times a quarter in order for them to reimburse the fee. Can I get a print out of my attendance from Charter?

  44. Mike says:

    Im currently signed up at charter fitness in williwbrook, my school is next to cardinal fitness in glen ellyn, but the glen ellyn location is not listed on your website. Can I still go to that location?

  45. jesus says:

    do you offer plans without commitment

  46. Robb says:

    If my Cardinal location hasn’t converted and I upgrade there to a premium account, will it be vaild at a different Charter Fitness location?

    • Charter Fitness says:

      Yes, you can use your Cardinal Fitness premium membership at any Charter Fitness location.

  47. machelle mcinerney says:

    as a premier member can i use my charter fitness membership at cardinal?

  48. Stefan says:

    I am currently a member at Cardinal fitness in Wheaton. I have the 19.95 membership. When Charter fitness opens the new Wheaton location will I be able to use it? If charter owna Cardinal Fitness now why are they not being fully merged?