Commitment to excellence combined with a desire to constantly offer the members the best in the fitness industry has to offer has resulted in the Princeton Clubs becoming the largest and most respected health clubs in Madison. 

The Princeton Club


The Princeton Club started as a small health club on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Founded by a local Madisonian, Dave Gerry had a simple goal: offer Madison, WI a premier health club that combined state of the art equipment with a highly trained fitness staff and make convenience a high priority. His commitment to excellence combined with a desire to constantly offer the members the best the fitness industry has to offer has resulted in the Princeton Clubs becoming the largest, most well respected health clubs in Madison. We are honored to have been named “Best in Madison and Dane County”.

Because we understand that your days are busy, we make our health clubs as convenient and accessible as possible. This starts by keeping the clubs open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Secondly, our members have full access to all of our premier clubs. You’ll never be more than 10 minutes from your next workout!

This goal of offering quality and convenience is carried over into the structure of our memberships. Become a member and all classes (fitness, excersize, group, spinning, box aerobics, pilates, bosu, water aerobics) are included and no fitness class requires a commitment. Just join in when you can.

If you would like instruction on how to use any equipment or if you would like a detailed exercise routine designed specifically for your personal fitness goals, we offer free one-on-one training from certified personal fitness trainers. Our personal trainers are among the most highly trained in the health club industry.

Our members also enjoy completely free childcare while they workout. No need to make an appointment. Just check your children in and our friendly playroom staff will care for your child while you exercise.

How would you like to get your heart rate up by running on our huge indoor track and lifting some weights? Maybe playing some racquetball with a co-worker or basketball with your son. Maybe a relaxing swim in our crystal clear pool followed by a few minutes in the eucalyptus steam room would be what you need today. As a member, you have full access to all our clubs have to offer.

Over the past 30+ years, we have constantly improved and expanded to best meet our members’ needs. Growing from a single small health club to 4 multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facilities has been fun, but we would like you to join us as some of the most exciting changes are still to come. Please call to schedule a tour of our fitness clubs, request a free trial, or make an appointment to become a member.



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The Princeton Club is very proud of our fitness staff. This group of professionals are the best in the industry. They are certified, highly trained, and available to all members to help you reach your fitness goals and become the best you can be.

All members receive free one-on-one personal training sessions where the fitness staff will listen to you and help set your fitness goals, evaluate your fitness level, and work with any limitations to develop an exercise program suited to fit your needs.

Whether you’re an elite athlete or someone who has never exercised before, they are anxiously waiting to help you meet your goals and reach your next level! Just stop by the front desk to schedule your appointment today.


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Our Cardiovascular Training Center is absolutely state-of-the-art.  We have endless equipment options available to you to change your workout routine daily.


Personal Trainers are ready to help you reach your fitness goals.  Whether you are an elite athlete or someone who is thinking about beginning an exercise program, our trainers are dedicated to making sure you get on the right track!


We’ve invested in the top of the line brands of strength equipment such as Cybex, Magnum, Nautilus, Hammerstrength and Body Masters.


Shoot hoops, play-one-on-one, or get your work out in a pick up game.


Imagine playing soccer and tennis on our rooftop with a beautiful view overlooking the entire City of Madison.


Our six-lane lap swimming pool is perfect for training.  Swim laps to your hearts content.  We also offer low impact water fitness exercise classes.




  • I began working with (my trainer) about a year ago and have achieved some incredible goals in my life.  He is an amazing trainer and coach and is very knowledgeable about so many things including anatomy, physiology and other aspects of physical training, diet and exercise that are necessary in being a successful trainer.

    Michael Princeton Club Member
  • Love this place. Have been a member for going on 5 years and have been satisfied with their excellent facilities and service. My kids love the teachers at the kids club - they actually engage in activities with them. My son has been going there since infancy and they were so patient when he was first reluctant to go. Now he runs in! Also love that there's a channel on all machines with TV where you can view your kids...wonderful place!

    Dynae Princeton Club Member
  • I joined about four months ago for two years to start. I had used the facility about three years ago for physical therapy with UW so I knew what to expect. Three times a week I go to swim classes in the early mornings, do my physical therapy in the resistance pool ahead of time and enjoy the whirlpool after my classes. When the weather cools down I will add some walking and perhaps a yoga class to my schedule. I like meeting new friends and knowing that every time I go there will be friendly faces to greet me and EXCELLENT trainers leading my classes. Before I joined I had mentally committed to the membership. Now I am physically committed! Thank you, Princeton Club!

    Rhonda Princeton Club Member
  • It's my therapy place. It takes lots of motivation to get there, but once I'm there, it's so worth it!

    Elena Princeton Club Member
  • I love the different classes and the fact most of them are free. It's nice to have variety with my workouts. I can chose a different class everyday of just work out on my own. I have also made some great friends during class.

    Brittany Princeton Club Member
  • The BEST gym!! Hands down. So many classes, weights, machines, etc. I've been a member since moving to Madison & wouldn't go anywhere else!!

    Cindy Princeton Club Member
  • Clean. Huge. They have it all. If you can't find it here you should stay home. One of the best gyms I've been to.

    Lee Princeton Club Member
  • Beautiful Club. Excellent facility and wonderful, friendly staff.

    Carrie Princeton Club Member