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 2024.
By Shlomit Ovadia
Neighborhood Barre Memphis is a barre studio offering a variety of low-impact, highly effective workouts that combine elements of dance conditioning, Pilates, and weight training to get that “dancer’s physique,” using small, isometric movements to carve and sculpt the body.
Not your average barre class: Each class is modifiable for beginners, injuries, or pregnancy, and advancements are always given. Your instructor at Neighborhood Barre is trained to tailor your workout for your unique body and goals.
Daily Class Times: 5:45 am, 7 am, 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 12 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:45 pm. Weekend classes at 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, and 1 pm
No two classes are the same:
Barre 50 – the brand’s signature 50-minute barre class that integrates full-body and cardio sequences with isometric movements.
BarreHIIT – a 40-minute cardio-scorching interval training class
Barre30 – similar to Barre50, a quick and efficient, formulaic class done in 30 minutes.
BarreStrength – a 45-minute functional training class that uses heavier weights to sculpt, strengthen and stabilize.
Slow Flow Yoga – a 50-minute slow flow yoga class focused on stretching and mobility.
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Other fun perks: Neighborhood Barre offers childcare options.
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: Mon-Thurs: 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, & our newest workout HOT Stretch.
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.
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.
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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.
BETTER BODIES YOGA
Rejuvenate, replenish, and invigorate your mind and body with the gift of yoga at Better Bodies, an all-levels studio that offers a diverse schedule of beginner to advanced yoga classes.
This award-winning therapeutic studio empowers individuals to progress towards improved health and wellbeing through preventative and rehabilitation yoga services for those with injury and sports-specific needs.
Classes for Every Level: Basic Beginners, All Levels Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga, Hot Yin Yoga, Restorative, Pilates Core, Salt Cave Yoga, and Online Classes.
Every nourishing practice in their non-judgmental space ends with a relaxing Savasana, hot or cold towel to cover the eyes, and an optional shoulder and neck rub.
Hours: Open 7 days a week. Hours are subject to change, listed on their website.
NEW STUDENT SPECIALS INCLUDE ACCESS TO SALT CAVE
The Space: Better Bodies yoga offers several unique amenities.
• Dry Salt Therapy – Better Bodies houses the largest Halotherapy Cave in Memphis, featuring a Dry Salt Relaxation Room, Private Dry Salt Therapy Bed, and Dry Salt Yoga Room.
• Quality spring-back wooden floors for optimal joint protection
• An outdoor Yoga Garden – replete with fountains, a yoga deck, ample tree shade, and smooth stones
• Great Yoga Wall® – an innovative equipment that helps accurately achieve proper body alignment and postural stability without straining the joints and can help fine tune more advanced yoga poses.
• Onsite Licensed Massage Therapist to book your next Therapeutic Massage.
• Privates and group parties are also available.
New student specials include access to the Salt Cave! Inquire today.
Betterbodiesyoga.com | IG: @betterbodiesyoga
BEATY/AVERWATER FITNESS & SPORTS CENTER AT CHRIST CHURCH
Serve your physical, spiritual, and emotional health all in one place. Beaty/Averwater Fitness and Sports Center at Christ Church is a compassionate, health-forward spiritual establishment that keeps you fit and feeling welcome in their devotional community.
Hours: Mon–Thurs: 6 am–7 pm; Fri: 6 am–3 pm; Sat: 9 am–1 pm
Location: East Memphis
January Specials: Sign up this January to pay just $100 for the entire year! Stop by their open house on January 21, 2024 from 9 am–1 pm to learn more.
The Space: Christ Church’s boutique-style fitness center features a fully equipped gym with treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, recumbents, a rower, free weights, and Lifetime strength training machines, including functional training equipment.
You’ll never have to wait to get on a piece of equipment, as the facilities limit memberships to ensure an optimal experience for gym-goers. Plus, they always have five personal trainers on-site and available to help set you up or monitor personal workouts.
SERVING THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Classes: Christ Church offers something for everyone, including Rock Steady Boxing, Barre, Senior, Tai Chi, Strength and Cardio, Zumba, Tony Ludlow’s Boot Camp, Yoga Stretch, Pilates and Pilates Reformer, Kids Fit Camps, Pound for the Inner Rock Star in You, HIIT Rebounding, Refresh for Caregivers, Diabetes Prevention Program and more, all of which are open to non-members and many classes are free to attend, with the exception of some requiring a small per-class fee.
Community: Attend exercise classes in this relationship-focused fitness space. You can also get your friendly, competitive edge on with their intramural sports teams ranging from preschool age to adults, or participate in a fundraiser through a community 5K run on March 30, 2024.
Niche Opportunities: Christ Church Fitness and Wellness Center believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to get fit; that’s why they provide unique, niche opportunities for fitness to typically underserved populations, including those recovering from injury or illness, living with a handicap, or fulfilling caregiver roles. Class opportunities include Rock Steady Boxing for People with Parkinson’s, Diabetes Prevention Program, Fab Fit Fun for Special Needs, and Refresh for Caregivers.
901.261.2169 | Christchurchmemphis.org/fitness | IG: @christchurchmem
BALLET MEMPHIS PILATES CENTER
EAST MEMPHIS / OVERTON SQUARE
Nourish and energize your body with Ballet Memphis Pilates + Wellness — celebrating the universality of the human experience through dance and purposeful movement.
Locations: East Memphis and Overton Square
Hours: Varies by location
What makes it unique: Ballet Memphis Pilates is a licensed training center for the STOTT PILATES® Method, which is known as the “Ivy League” of Pilates education and is recognized by health and fitness experts and medical professionals. In fact, some of the professional company artists have completed training and could be your instructor!
Pilates perks: Pilates benefits a variety of necessary functions, including increased muscular tone, core strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, alignment, and body awareness. Plus, their ballet-centric classes improve athletic performance while also relieving stress and preventing injury.
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The workouts: Ballet Memphis Pilates’ functional fitness classes keep members strong and agile through their cardio classes on the cardio tramp, low-impact interval training using the new Halo Trainer, and resistance training with Spring Walls for an added challenge.
Both mat and equipment classes are available for all levels and ages, including Pilates for Golfers, Fit for Life, Barre Class, and Total Body Conditioning, as well as specialty clinics throughout the year. Small classes are tailored to your goals, and private and semi-private sessions may also be arranged.
January specials: Sign up for the month of January and receive a 20% discount on mat passes.
Balletmemphis.org/pilates-wellness | IG: @balletmemphis
BOT ‘S FITNESS BOXING MEMPHIS
WOLFCHASE / COLLIERVILLE
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Locations: Wolfchase and NEWLY-OPENED COLLIERVILLE. Arlington location coming soon this spring!
Box your way to better fitness with Bot’s Fitness Boxing Memphis, the only boxing gym of its kind that helps people from all walks of life hit their unique goals while building confidence, self-esteem, and self-defense skills.
Hours: Wolfchase – Mon, Wed, & Fri: 7–8 am & 5–7 pm; Tues & Thurs: 9–10 am & 5–7 pm, Sat: 9–10 am Collierville – Mon–Thurs: 5:45–7:15 pm; Sat: 10–11 am
The Rundown: Having trained under world-class fighters during his own amateur fighting career, Owner and USSA Boxing Commission Certified Kevin Botwinick brings his passion to the ring along with fellow Bot’s coaches, all of whom are former athletes, to help everyone increase their accuracy, stamina, speed, coordination, and power.
From slip and roll to weaving and bobbing, learn the sweet science of boxing in these peek-a-boo-technique-focused classes, which combine cardio, abs, and strength training for a full-body workout.
Other Perks: Put your skills to the test with competitive boxing and learn to spar in a controlled ring monitored by professional coaches.
Amenities: Enjoy Bot’s weight racks, speed boxing, and slip bags, as well as an open floor space with mats and a boxing ring.
GET FIT WITHOUT GET HIT!
Call 901.530.4228 to book your first lesson, free!
EAST MEMPHIS / DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS
Glow from within with Sana Yoga (formerly known as Sumits Yoga Memphis), the mid-south’s hottest yoga and workout studio offering both heated and non-heated yoga for every body. Their energizing and relaxing classes empower members to grow at their own pace through transformative practices led by Sana’s passionate instructors.
Hours: Daily, 5:50 am–8 pm
What makes them different? Sana Yoga is not just your typical yoga studio; they are a safe space that welcomes, accepts, and includes every person who walks through their doors, making sure they feel valued, strong, capable, and supported in every way.
Their fresh approach to yoga and fitness focuses on education and connection with others, incorporating intentional music, positive messaging, and enthusiasm. Sana is a hub for continuous personal growth, and offers dynamic teacher training, workshops, retreats, and special classes year-round.
Sanayogastudio.com | IG: @sanayogastudios Call or text them at: 901.729.7146
• Sana yoga: Sana’s signature class provides a physical workout with engaging music and breath-to-movement sequences in a heated room. Offered in 50-, 60-, and 80-minute formats.
• Hot Pilates: This low-impact, high-intensity interval workout incorporates Pilates abdominal work for a Tabata-style, full-body workout. Also offered in weights and bands-optional Pilates Sculpt format.
• Flow: a varying vinyasa-style sequence that challenges all levels of yogis to flow from each pose in a synchronized movement to movement flow.
• Ashtanga: this shortened form of the traditional, specialized asana sequence links rhythmic breath with specific postures to build strength, flexibility, and inner calm. The class is unheated but produces internal heat to detoxify the body.
• Yin: this surrendering practice maintains holds, allowing muscles to release, soft tissue injuries to heal, and physical openings to deepen. Yin teaches the body to be active with a calm mind, for increased performance and conscious relaxation. Also offered as Yin Nidra – a yin class with a short guided relaxation session.
• Private: one-on-one or small group classes can be scheduled to meet your practice needs.
WOLFCHASE & GERMANTOWN
Spice up your functional fitness with F45 Training- a heart-pumping mix of calisthenics, weight-assisted routines, and mobility exercises. With new workouts offered every day, F45’s drills will keep you on your toes and limber for the rest of your day.
Hours: 5 am–10:30 am & 4 pm–6:30 pm
January Specials: F45 offers a free, 7-day trial to test out their studio. You can also receive half off your first month of unlimited training upon signing up this January.
The Rundown: F45’s experienced trainers will lead you through a dynamic, 45-minute power workout that hits all the muscle groups while offering modifications and personal instruction to the beat of the latest music hits.
Television screens stationed by each workout area provide visual tools, including countdown timers to track your advancement through the workouts.
Movements are timed in F45’s fast-paced training circuits, typically under one minute, and are scalable for any level of fitness.
Cardio blast on Mondays and Wednesdays, a hybrid of strength and cardio on Fridays and Saturdays, and strength training on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Don’t miss the Saturday 1-hour workout with a live DJ for an energizing experience.
Perks: Any tier of membership gains access to the F45 Training App, which provides meal plans, grocery lists, recipes, and on-demand workouts for those days you can’t make it into the studio. Heart rate monitors purchasable by the front desk can be hooked to screens for improvement tracking.
HALF OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF UNLIMITED TRAINING UPON SIGNING UP THIS JANUARY
Studio Owner and Nutrition Coach Vanessa supports clients with meal plans specific to your goals, and her trainers regularly check on members to make sure that everyone feels accounted for.
F45 is a tight-knit community that encourages one another to bring their best game. Stay posted for their outdoor workouts and other upcoming events this year!
Amenities: In addition to onsite showers to wipe off that workout sweat before work or dinner plans, F45’s body composition scanners are available for use by clients to keep accurate track of their progress.
F45 Training Wolfchase: Mindbodyonline.com | IG: @F45_training_wolfchase
F45 Training Germantown: Mindbodyonline.com | IG: @F45_training_germantown
Club Pilates has four locally owned studios that offer reformer-based, low-impact Pilates workouts. Club Pilates believes that Pilates is for everyBODY and has classes for all fitness levels.
Locations: Club Pilates Midtown Memphis opens February 2024. In the meantime, check out Club Pilates East Memphis, Memphis-Lakeland, and Collierville.
Offers: Club Pilates offers a free Intro class at all four of the Memphis area studios.
Club Pilates Midtown Memphis is selling a limited presale membership for new members. Call 901.646.2414 for additional information.
Hours: Mon–Fri: 5:30 am–7:30 pm, Sat–Sun 7:30 am–3 pm
Workouts: Their 50-minute, 4 level classes welcome a maximum of 12 participants to ensure individualized attention, and will have you on the reformer for at least 50-60% of the time.
- Reformer Flow – Full-body, Reformer-based Pilates
- Cardio Sculpt Class – Get Moving with an Energetic Cardio Workout
- Control Class – Stand Up, Sculpt, & Get Toned
- Suspend Class – Defy gravity & Strengthen with Suspension Training
- Restore – Massage & Soothe Sore Muscles
- Center + Balance – Stretch Better with Pilates Equipment
- FIT Class – Build Muscle and Stamina with Interval Training
Clubpilates.com | IG: @clubpilatesmidtownmemphis
FREE INTRO CLASSES AT ALL MEMPHIS AREA STUDIOS
HOT YOGA PLUS
Hours: Mon– Fri: 5:45 am–7 pm, Sat: 8 am–1:30 pm, Sun 9 am–6:30pm, Boutique hours: Mon– Fri: 10 am–2 pm
Move your way to better health and wellness with Hot Yoga Plus (HYP), a yoga studio and community that provides community and solace, one breath at a time. HYP offers a variety of heated and non-heated classes ranging in style to meet the needs of every individual.
Why Yoga? HYP yoga classes help you build strength, flexibility, and mobility for long-term wellness, while keeping you grounded in our fast-paced world.
The classes: All HYP classes are all levels.
• Power Flow – designed to enhance strength, flexibility, and vitality through a dynamic yoga style that seamlessly connects breath with movement in a continuous sequence of poses. The practice fosters a varied array of poses while encouraging mindfulness and concentration on the yoga mat.
• Aerial Yoga – begin your aerial yoga journey with ‘Aerial Foundations.’ This class, tailored for first-timers and beginners, will teach you how to safely and effectively use the aerial hammocks, and will explore the basics of alignment, core engagement, and joint stabilization. Start building your aerial yoga practice from the ground up, and get ready to soar.
• Espresso Flow – 44-minute flow and 1 minute accompanying Savasana is the perfect cocktail for those looking to spice up their practice while breaking a sweat!
NEW STUDENTS RECEIVE 2 WEEKS UNLIMITED YOGA FOR ONLY $22
• Yoga Sculpt – dynamic fitness class that combines elements of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with traditional yoga poses PLUS weights and cardio burst throughout class! heated 92-95 degrees.
• Restorative – this relaxing practice reduces stress while supporting your health. The unheated class uses the support of blankets, blocks, and other props.
• Yin – this slower, unheated meditative practice targets your deep connective tissues by holding postures for longer periods of time, which allows the body to breathe and stretch through discomfort.
• Joy Yoga Retreats – join fellow travel addicts and find your joy in travel and yoga with the HYP Community. Next chapter – Barcelona and Mallorca, Spain, April 2024.
• Grow Yoga School – elevate your practice with Hot Yoga Plus’ 200- and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training modules, where you’ll learn to deepen your practice while connecting with others and an inspiring curriculum.
January specials: First-timers get their first two weeks of yoga for just $22! Hot Yoga Plus proudly offers affordable class packages to bring the price of individual classes down to as low as $8.
Hotyogaplus.com | IG: @hotyogaplusmemphis
MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
EAST MEMPHIS NEAR GERMANTOWN
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5:30 am–9 pm, Fri: 5:30 am–5:45 pm, Sat: 12 pm–6:45 pm, Sun: 8 am–5:45 pm
Who We Are: No matter where you are in your fitness journey, there is something for everyone at the J!
The Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) welcomes people from all walks of life and backgrounds to enjoy fitness, programming, education, and arts in one, central location. You’ll find state-of-the-art facilities and equipment as well as trained and certified staff in all areas. We offer a range of activities, classes, and schedule options to fit your personal needs, interests, and goals.
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 fitness this year.
Work out with the latest cardio and weight machines on the facility’s fitness floor and build strength in the Functional Training Studio using heavy ropes, kettlebells, punching bags, and more
Take advantage of year-round access to their indoor pool with dedicated lap swimming lanes and their outdoor water park, open Memorial Day – Labor Day..
$0 REGISTRATION FEE TO JOIN IN JANUARY
Step out of your comfort zone with Specialty Fitness Classes, which include unique exercise experiences such as Pilates, Boxing Bootcamp, HIIT Circuit Training, and Rock Steady Boxing for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Members receive a discount on Personal Training sessions and sports league registrations.
Babysitting while you work out: Members can drop kids, ages 1-7, off in the Kids Korner for babysitting while working out or swimming. Available Sun-Fri: 8 am–12 pm & Mon-Thurs: 4 pm–7 pm.
Scheduling: Convenient hours for the fitness floor plus MJCC publishes their classes schedule on a monthly basis, so you can plan your workout classes in advance. Members can drop-in to any of the 40+ Group Fitness classes offered each week.
Promotional Perks: Several membership options to choose from: single, couple, young family, senior, and more. All new members are eligible 60-minute Welcome Workout and a personal training coupon for three, half-hour sessions at a discounted rate of $99.
You can drop by for a tour of the MJCC facility Sun-Fri during business hours or schedule your tour by calling their front desk at 901.761.0810.
MEMBERSHIP EXPO WITH RAFFLES AND DEMO CLASSES January 21st, 1 pm–3:30 pm
Jccmemphis.com | IG: @memphisjcc