You've made your New Year's resolution to get in shape, or stay in shape. Now comes the hard part: keeping it! Here are some of our favorite gyms and fitness clubs in Tampa to help you live up to your resolutions in 2018.

Title Boxing Club Brandon

Tired of the usual treadmill and circuit machine workout? TITLE Boxing Club has the antidote, with boxing, kickboxing, and MMA workouts on their 100-pound heavy bags. The signature Power Hour class packs a warmup, eight "rounds" of action, and cool down into an intense 60-minute workout. TITLE Boxing Club offers other class lengths to fit any schedule, plus private instruction. There are three Title Boxing Clubs in the 813 area -- Title Boxing Club Brandon, Title Boxing Club Carrollwood, and Title Boxing Club South Tampa. 889 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, FL. Phone 813-324-8867


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

If you want to work out where professional trainers, bodybuilders, and athletes train, Powerhouse Gym is for you. The downtown gym may be gone, but there are still two Tampa locations ready to help you get serious results. The North Tampa Powerhouse Gym, on Florida at Fletcher, offers 24-hour access, competition training, nutritional advice, a pro shop, military and student discounts, and to quote their website, "tons of free weights." Over on West Hillsborough Avenue, Powerhouse Gym adds yoga, cardio fitness, bicycling, and weight classes, dry saunas, and a supervised play area for kids while you get in your reps. 13539 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL. Phone 813-961-0595

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

Zone Fitness Club Carrollwood

Zone Fitness club opened at the start of 2017 in Carrollwood, on Gunn Highway at Plantation Road. Zone provides over 50 pieces of cardio equipment with personal TVs, free weights, circuit training equipment, HYDRO MASSAGE, a stretching area, and much more. The highlight is their 60-minute ZONE interval workout, is designed to keep your body burning calories long after the class is over. Zone offers annual and month-to-month membership options, starting at just $10 per month. The original Zone Fitness Club is in New Port Richey, serving west Pasco residents. 4802 Gunn Highway, Tampa FL. Phone (813) 515-4181

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 522 N Howard Avenue, Tampa FL. Phone (813) 575-5900

Don't have the money in your budget for a gym membership? South Tampa has the perfect outdoor gym, and it's free. The world's longest continuous sidewalk. Plenty of room for jogging or walking. A bicycle lane, if you want a high-intensity bike ride (and you're feeling a bit daring). Exercise and stretching stations along the way. OK, you can't power lift in the grassy area between the street and the seawall, but for anything else you need, Bayshore's famous sidewalks await. 312 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa FL.
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