We tried to stay local and not go for nationwide fitness chains, but one of our writers swears by YouFit. It's easy to understand why. There are seven locations in Hillsborough County alone, with services like group classes, personal training, fitness assessments, and even tanning available (check your local YouFit to see what they offer). And the best part is membership options begin at just $10 per month. If you already have your fitness routine set up, or you need just a little bit of help, clubs like YouFit are perfect for you. 4465 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL. Phone (813) 675-8888
Another 813area writer says, "This is the best gym I’ve ever been to, except it’s not a gym, it’s boot camp, and also hell but heaven at the same time, if that makes sense." This club is run by True Grit Fit, and they offer group boot camp classes focusing on strength, core, and cardiovascular exercise. You can also sign up for a more personalized Kick Start Program, or step up to their advanced IGNITION strength and conditioning program. Finally, there's a ladies-only "Girly Bitz" class, catering to women's workout needs not always met by group fitness classes.
Tampa Fitness Bootcamp is a collaborative effort. Before signing up, an initial assessment finds out more about you and gathers a body composition assessment. Then they create a meal plan for you to help all the hard work you're going to do really pay off. 1505 W Cypress St, Tampa FL. Phone (813) 758-0968
The SHAC, as they call themselves, is a Seminole Heights gym built around small group classes, scaled to meet the needs of each participant. The "Fit" class is a bootcamp-style course with varied movement, with an emphasis on safety and technique. After you get the hang of the Fit class, step up to the Barbell class, which adds Olympic weightlifting to your routine. Yoga and boxing classes are offered, too, along with some open gym time. Monthly memberships give you unlimited class access, while punch cards and drop-in sessions are available for more spontaneous workouts. 4705 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL. Phone (813) 850-7020
The old Fort Homer W. Hesterly on Howard Avenue was transformed into the Glazer Family JCC’s new home at the end of 2016. The renovation includes a 50,000 square foot fitness center, with workout equipment, a gym, indoor track, and aquatics center. Fitness classes, personal training, and massage, plus sports and recreation programs for kids and adults, make the JCC a fantastic Tampa family gym option. For membership information, call (813) 575-5900 or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. 522 N Howard Avenue, Tampa FL. Phone (813) 575-5900