Is the Gym Open on Memorial Day 2021? Planet Fitness, Equinox Hours

Memorial Day is today, and as it is a federal holiday, you may be wondering—will gyms be open?

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and it is a day to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military. The holiday originated in the years following the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day.

Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971, which means that federal services will be unavailable today. The banks will be closed and the United States Postal Service (USPS) will not deliver mail.

However, on federal holidays such as Memorial Day, private businesses can choose whether or not to close, or operate with modified hours. This applies to gyms too, so each chain will decide its own holiday hours.

Fortunately, many major gym chains generally stay open during public holidays, with some only modifying their hours for major holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Therefore, you'll likely get to fit in your workout this Memorial Day. Find out below which gyms will be open, but remember that hours may vary by location.

Gyms Open on Memorial Day

  • Planet Fitness
  • Equinox
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Crunch Fitness
  • Snap Fitness

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness gyms are generally open 24 hours a day but hours may vary by location. Planet Fitness gyms are likely to be open on Memorial Day but check with your local gym for its holiday hours.


Equinox gyms will likely be open on Memorial Day, but as hours vary by location, check with your local gym before turning up.

24 Hour Fitness

Most 24 Hour Fitness locations are open 24 hours a day. The gyms will be open on Memorial Day, as 24 Hour Fitness only modifies its hours or closes around the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays. Like other gym chains, hours may vary by location.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness gyms are generally open 24 hours a day, including on major holidays, so the gyms will more than likely be open on Memorial Day. However, call your local gym to find out their exact hours.

Crunch Fitness

Crunch Fitness hours vary by location, so check with your gym for its exact hours. However, Crunch Fitness tends to be open on holidays like Memorial Day.

Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness gyms are generally open 24 hours, seven days a week, though the gyms' staffed hours will vary by location, and some gyms may be closed on Sundays. Therefore, check with your local Snap Fitness gym for its Memorial Day hours.

People working out at a gym
Stock image of people working out at a gym. Gyms will generally be open on Memorial Day but hours will vary by location. DuxX/Getty