IT’S TIME TO MAKE GOOD ON YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
It’s easy to get stuck in a fitness rut and start to get bored with your gym workouts or classes. Luckily, we have included a few local gyms, yoga and boutique fitness studios to shake it up and re-energize your fitness routine so you can meet your goals for 2023.
Crush your New Year’s goals this January with Basecamp Fitness’ 35-minute interval training classes. In a dynamic combination of cardio, strength, and core delivered in 60-second bursts, Basecamp’s exercises will help you get the results you want in half the time, while connecting you with a motivating community of other fitness enthusiasts.
Hours: Staffed 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. with classes interspersed
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What makes them unique: Cardio and strength are given equal attention. Cardio portions utilize assault bikes instead of the traditional treadmill, for a safer option that’s customizable to all fitness levels. The strength segments of the class follow this same ideology, and offer heavier weight options than your typical HIIT studio for those seeking to build muscle.
You’ll never get bored either: No two classes will be the same and programming changes daily, alternating focus between upper, lower, and full body.
Amenities: Onsite showers help you get from workout to office in no time.
Community Happenings: Popup workouts around town featuring live DJs, member parties, and quarterly charity workouts called Claim Your Mile keep the fun going.
January Special: Get your first three months at half price. Members receive a complimentary fitness consultation to assist with goal setting at the start of their journeys.
Celebrate: Stop by our one-year anniversary party in-studio for music, food, & giveaways on January 27, 2023 from 2 – 4 p.m.
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This 24-hour infrared fitness studio combines infrared heat and isometric workouts to help you achieve the best workout in the fitness industry. HOTWORX gives members the opportunity to train in a semi-private, enclosed infrared sauna space. While inside the sauna, members work out, sweat out the stress, detox, tone, and gain strength.
Locations: Germantown, Lakeland, East Memphis, Cordova, Memphis-Poplar Ave. There are over 500 locations in the United States. A Sweat Everywhere membership gives you access to all!
Hours: 24-hour Member Access. Staffed hours: M-TH: 11 am–8 pm, Fri: 9 am–6 pm, Sat: 11 am–4 pm
The Workouts: 30-minute Isometric Sessions & 15-minute HIIT workout sessions, including HOT Iso, HOT Yoga, HOT Pilates, HOT Bands, HOT Buns, HOT Core, HOT Cycle, HOT Row, HOT Blast
What makes infrared better than a standard workout: With an infrared workout, it takes only a short time to generate an incredible calorie burn and supercharge your metabolism for weight loss. You experience the same high-level energy spent post-workout as your body works off calories to achieve homeostasis. Through exposure to infrared during exercise, your body will burn fat because your muscles gain energy from processing fat and sugar supplied from your blood. Some other benefits from infrared include sports recovery, cellulite and stress reduction, pain relief, anti-aging benefits, weight loss, and lower blood pressure—to name a few.
Are there other workout spaces besides the “hot” ones? We also offer a state-of-the-art FX Zone (Functional Exercise Zone) that includes weights, stability balls, medicines balls, battle ropes, pull-up bars, a dip station, and other equipment available for any combination of functional training and exercise routines. The App also offers VPT workouts that can be done in the FX Zone in the studio.
Personal Training: Each session is led by a certified Virtual Instructor and is available 24/7.
Do you have to bring any of your own equipment? A HOTWORX mat and towel are required for all isometric sessions. Be sure to bring your water!
Get More With the App: HOTWORX has developed its own Burn Off App, which allows members to schedule and keep track of their workout sessions. The Burn Off App communicates with their Apple Watch, FitBit, or other devices to record calories during each workout and during the afterburn. When a new member joins a HOTWORX studio and begins to use the Burn Off App, they start their first 90-day challenge, and every 90 days thereafter, the challenge resets. The app also offers Virtual Personal Training (VPT) to members who upgrade their memberships to Sweat Everywhere (allowing access to every studio in the world). The VPT feature gives members access to personal workouts any time of day, whether in the studio or at home.
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DESOTO ATHLETIC CLUB
SOUTHAVEN / COL L IERVILLE
Owner: Robert Creech
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Rundown: Spanning 46,000 square feet, the 23-year-running establishment, DAC – Southaven boasts the most comprehensive list of services in the Mid-South area. The all-encompassing fitness center contains indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor cycling studio, a group exercise studio, a recovery lounge, a smoothie bar, 5,000 square foot training studio with Olympic lifting platforms and turf, racquetball courts, a tanning salon, childcare, and six outdoor pickleball courts.
Workouts: Group exercise classes include Bodypump, cycling, yoga, Zumba, and many more. Team personal training sessions capped at 20 people include Foundations, Afterburn, and Industrial Strength. Get your heart pumping on their expansive cardio and advanced workout floors, offering free weights and functional training equipment.
Recover in Style: Hydromassage lounge chairs, Normatec compression sleeves, Theragun percussion therapy, Cryotherapy loungers, relaxation pods, and advanced stretching services will leave your muscles feeling relaxed and ready for your next pain-free workout.
Their on-site smoothie bar offers a variety of healthy recovery options like club favorite, the Chocolate Frosty protein shake, which you can grab after your workout.
January Specials: Join in January for $0 enrollment, plus entries into their weekly drawings of free personal training services and $500 in gift cards, and the grand prize drawing for $1,500 in grocery giveaways.
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CYL INFRARED STUDIOSAUNA + LYMPHATICS
Owners: Crystal Callipari & Annabella Callipari
Hours: Mon-Thur 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Fri – Sun 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Change Your Life, One Sweat at a Time: When in doubt, sweat it out, with CYL Infrared Studio—the latest whole-body wellness modality that has become very popular with professional athletes, celebrities, and the public.
The mother and daughter owned and operated spa utilizes infrared light (heat) to safely and naturally penetrate deep into the muscles to simultaneously stimulate a cellular-level detoxification process, while pulling out lactic acid for ultimate relaxation and pain relief.
Benefits include cellular detoxification, improved sleep patterns, naturally boosted immune systems, exceptional muscle recovery, promoted weight loss, improved circulation, rejuvenated skin, reduced blood pressure, and the alleviation of chronic pain and autoimmune disease symptoms. Infrared sauna sessions have also been scientifically proven to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
A Personal Restorative Experience: The CYL pods are shaped to maximize client comfort. The dome-like structures are lined with deep-reaching, far infrared heat technology, allowing for the most effective levels of full-body absorption and toxin extraction. Three separate heating elements allow for a customized experience. At all times, the clients’ heads remain outside of the pod, comfortably breathing room temperature air.
Whereas traditional saunas’ open heat air produces superficial sweat in a stifling environment, CYL’s infrared rays penetrate muscles and tissues upwards of an inch and a half.
Through gradually raising one’s core temperature 3+ degrees, clients experience detoxification on a cellular level.
The studio offers sweat enhancements to elevate the infrared experience– luxurious chilled face sheets, eye gels, sweat amplifying cream, and pH balanced alkaline water.
Self Care is Hot: New clients begin at the standard 30-minute session, and may amp it up in later visits to a 45-minute “super sweat.” Pods can reach up to 150 degrees.
The attentive and knowledgeable staff provide helpful information about the experience prior to entering the pod and check on you halfway through the session to ensure safety and comfort.
Happy Sweat, Happy Life: Clients will feel the positive effects after their first session. However, for long-lasting health benefits, it’s recommended to go three times per week.
The best part, the experience mimics a cardiovascular workout, so you will be burning calories! A 30-minute session is roughly the equivalent of jogging 2-3 miles. Amazingly, because the experience induces a deeper level of cellular sweat, there is no sticky or smelly residue. After a session, you can simply towel off and be on your way, feeling refreshed.
Hydration is key to an enjoyable sweat. Hydrate before, during, and after.
Coming Soon: Special lymphatic infrared roller machines will be joining the studio’s list of high-end amenities in early 2023.
These machines stimulate the lymphatic system and are amazing for workout recovery and sculpting and toning the body.
CYL offers individual sessions, punch cards, and memberships to fit anyone’s lifestyle or budget. The first session is just $29.
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Owner: Ann Lee
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and mid-morning to early afternoon on weekends.
Join the growing community of judgment-free exercise enthusiasts who like to get their sweat on and have a good time.
The Breakdown: Get ready to rumble with the latest “grit & grind” workout to join the Memphis community. The combination boxing, HIIT, and strength training studio will open its doors early 2023, with plans to launch two other purchased locations over the next few years.
Workouts: Go big or go home with their high-intensity, full body classes that focus evenly on boxing drills and resistance training. Rumble’s 10-round, 45-minute fight classes will raise your energy levels while you build strength and burn out calories, all in a non-intimidating and fun environment. People switch between benches and boxing bags, lined by television screen guides to remind you of each sequence’s HIIT combo.
Vibe: The music-centric boxing boutique is inclusive and open to people of all genders, ethnicities, and fitness levels, from the beginner to seasoned athlete. With customized franchise playlists curated to every workout, you’ll find yourself throwing 6-punch combinations to tunes like Hypnotized by Notorious B.I.G. and remixed Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, plus some quirky house mash-ups. Colorful studio lights transport you to the eclectic night scene of New York City—the whole mood is a vibe.
Community: Sweat together, hang together—people collectively enter into “beast mode” during their Rumble workouts to develop a real sense of comradery. Hang out before and after class in Rumble’s edgy retail lobby area, while you snap weekend-warrior pictures with new exercise buddies by Rumble’s selfie and photo-op stations.
A hit among celebrities, supermodels, and other influential figures, Rumble brings an urban trendiness to fitness that makes everyone feel confident in their skin. Coaches monitor your movements throughout class to provide tips and inspiration.
The company steers far away from traditional exercise molds, and instead celebrates workouts that step outside of the box to power you through the rest of your day and set the mood high.
No experience is necessary to transform yourself this late Feb/early March at Rumble Boxing.
Hold onto your boxing gloves: Rumble will run various promotions, upon opening, that will enable people to try their hand at these all-around, good-time classes.
Visit their website to learn more and sign up for updates:
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Start the New Year off on the right foot- in tree pose! Opening this January, YogaSix of Downtown Memphis provides a practice that is energizing, empowering, and fun.
From the beginner to novice yogi, YogaSix offers something for everyone with its six core classes.
Y6 101 — Great for beginners and those returning to their practice. These informative, educational-focused classes move slowly to get your body back in the yoga groove.
Y6 Slow Flow — A step up from 101, this slower-paced Vinyasa class is a great way to test your new yoga skills and get the body moving.
Y6 Hot — Track your progress and try a little bit of everything in this “greatest hits of yoga” class. Flow through a set sequence of recognizable poses and familiar cool down postures to amped up music and heat.
Y6 Power — Raise your heart rate and ramp up the energy in this quick-moving, power Vinyasa class that builds heat in the body from the get-go.
Y6 Sculpt & Flow — Warm up with yoga, transition to a pumped up weights-incorporated HIIT class, and then cool down with us back on the mat.
Y6 Restore — Rest and feed your muscles some yummy stretches in this laid-back experience that utilizes on-the-ground positions for maximum recovery.
Temperature: Class temperatures range from a warm, comfortable 80-85 degrees all the way up to a sweat-inducing 100-105.
Schedule: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. with multiple options throughout the day.
Equipment: The studio offers mats and towels for rent.
Call 901.529.7478 and mention Memphis Health and Fitness Gym Guide to book your first class, complimentary!
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MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
EAST MEMPHIS NEAR GERMANTOWN
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 5:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Who We Are: No matter where you are in your fitness journey, there is something for everyone at this friendly, neighborhood hotspot.
The Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) is a nonprofit organization focused on fostering a vibrant and inclusive community built on Jewish values, heritage, and culture. MJCC welcomes people from all walks of life and backgrounds to enjoy fitness, programming, education, and arts in one, central location.
Everything Under One Roof: The sky is the limit when it comes to workout options at the Jewish Community Center of Memphis (MJCC). With an array of 40+ classes per week to choose from that include sculpt, HIIT, cycling, aerobics, yoga, boot camp, core, and dance, JCC Memphis is your one-stop shop for getting the whole family on the fitness train this year.
Build strength in the JCC Functional Training Studio using heavy ropes, kettlebells, and punching bags.
Experiment with the facility’s updated cardio and weighted machines floor.
Take advantage of year-round access to their indoor pool and swimming lessons.
Step out of your comfort zone with Specialty Fitness Classes, which include unique exercise experiences such as Krav Maga, Pilates, Strong Seniors, and Rock Steady.
Try your hand at intramural sports, with leagues open for all age groups ranging from tots to 30+. Gear up for the launch of their winter and spring basketball leagues for men and women.
Drop the kiddos, ages 1-7, off in the Kids Korner for babysitting while you get your sweat on—on-available Sun 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., M-F 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., M-Th 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Try your hand at learning a new skill by registering for one of their cultural art classes.
Exercise your mind with family-friendly Jewish holiday, cultural, social impact, and Israel exploration events, which run throughout the year and are open to everyone.
Things to Look Out for: This January, MJCC’s art gallery will showcase a new exhibition by Becky McRae. February kicks off with the International Jewish Film Festival.
Scheduling: Convenient hours on the fitness floor plus MJCC sends out their classes schedule on a monthly basis, so you can plan your workouts in advance. Alternatively, simply show up in-person for a class of your choosing, without penalty.
Promotional Perks: Several membership options to choose from. All new members receive a welcome packet that includes a complimentary, 60-minute Welcome Workout and a personal training coupon for 3, half-hour sessions at a discounted rate of $99.
Schedule your MJCC facility tour (Sun-Fri) today by calling their front desk at 901.761.0810.
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FITNESS INSPIRATION INC!
Owner & Coach: Becca Marino
Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. depending on day’s scheduling
Believe it to Achieve it: Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc is a private studio that offers personal training, small fitness classes, sports performance training, and Primal Restoration Nutrition services, plus boundless amounts of inspiration.
The ‘Energy-Vampire Free Zone’ educates and empowers its customers to harness their collective enthusiasm to come out stronger each class, with a focus on playfulness and learning.
No Workout is the Same: Coach B, BS, NSCA-CPT, consistently raises the bar for clients while packing a punch in the studio. Her 30-minute power classes include boot camps, HIIT, boxing, TRX, kettlebells, and more, and are all rooted in scientifically-based training styles designed to optimize your body’s performance and abilities. Get your heart rate up while raising the good vibes in her stress-slaying, creative-boosting, all-out classes.
You’ll find yourself becoming totally immersed in the experience, with technical movement combos that challenge your mind and quickly changing stations that pleasantly surprise your muscles.
Sessions are kept at 4-12 clients so that Coach B can give you her full, individualized attention. They also encourage and facilitate class attendees to connect and develop comradery.
Knowledge is Power: Hop over to FII’s online blog to watch Coach B break down performance hacks, mindset shifts, body image, nutrition optimization, goal setting, and fitness industry fads debunked, in a series of educational tidbit videos.
The Playground: Their 7,000 square-foot facility is decorated with inspirational sayings, climbing ropes, BOSU balls, top-grade indoor athletic turf, boxing bags, kettlebells, slide boards, and many other fun and interactive, functional training items! Plus, when the weather is nice, test your Ninja Warrior skills with their outdoor obstacle equipment.
What People are Saying: “FII is a very unique gym where working out is always fun”
“FII is the perfect picture of diversity. Workouts are of very high quality, high energy, very client centered and tailored to individual needs/goals.”
“Family atmosphere, everybody encourages you, no matter where you are at in your fitness journey. This is truly a NO JUDGMENT zone”
“Coach Becca is second to none. She continually motivates us and cheers us on. I feel everyone gives their ‘best me’ version because Coach’s… expectations for us are achievable.”
On your way out, don’t forget to snag furry hugs and cuddles from gym pup regulars, Tank and Eclipse.
8 WEEKS UNLIMITED BOOTCAMP CLASSES: $99
ZOOM PERSONAL TRAINING: 23% OFF
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE SESSIONS: 23% OFF
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