The COVID 15 was no joke. Check out a few local spots that are making it easier (& safer) than ever to get back in the gym. With virtual classes, extra cleaning, and childcare available— there’s no reason not to commit to your fitness goals in 2021.

Germantown Athletic Club

Hours: M-TH 5 am–10 pm, Fri 5 am–9 pm, Sat 7 am–9 pm, Sun 10 am–6 pm

Facilities: Indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub and saunas, racquetball and basketball courts, Precor and FreeMotion Strength machines, free weights, and Precor cardio equipment, indoor track

Classes: 70+ group fitness classes: Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Total Body Sculpt, Silver Sneakers, Cycle, Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYFLOW, BODYCOMBAT, RPM, etc.

Training: Private and group training available. Some trainers offer training outdoors.

For Kids: Licensed childcare included with membership. Monthly Kids Night Out, as well as Camps during fall, spring, and summer breaks.

COVID/Hygiene: New cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been put in place. Group Fitness class sizes are much smaller with limited capacities. Reservations are now required for childcare, swimming, and classes. Temperature checks administered at entry. Masks required at all times with the exception of swimming or showering.

Address:1801 Exeter Rd Germantown, TN 38138

Phone: 901.757.7370


Specials: $29 application fee for new members until Jan. 31, $0 for those with membership within past 5 years

Sumits Yoga Memphis

Location: Germantown/East Memphis

Owner: Amy Lenkszus

Hours: Early morning, lunchtime, afternoon, evening & weekend classes

We offer socially-distanced in-studio classes as well as live and on-demand classes via our Facebook group and MindBody app

Types of Classes: Sumits Yoga™ is our signature class designed for all levels. This addictive heated class is a combination of Bikram and Ashtanga vinyasa flow. Students move and breathe to hit music with a series of postures designed to build strength, flexibility, and balance while improving posture and reducing stress. We also offer a heated Vinyasa Flow class, Yin Yoga for deep stretching, Buti Yoga™, and Inferno Hot Pilates™—a core-focused high-intensity interval workout using Pilates principles to strengthen, tone, and sculpt.

Class length: 45 min, 60 min, or 80 min

Equipment: Bring your own mat, large towel, and water. Due to COVID, we are not renting out equipment. Mats, yoga towels, props, and water are available for purchase. 

Teacher Training: We host TN School of Yoga’s RYT200 program. The next YTT starts in January 2021 and is a combination of live in-person or zoom and online training. TN School of Yoga is an accredited yoga teacher training school recognized by Yoga Alliance. 

COVID cleaning/hygiene: Pre-registration for classes is required. Doors open 15 minutes before class to allow for sanitization and air exchange. Classes are socially distanced, and staff and customers are asked a series of screening questions and temperature check upon check-in. Masks required to enter the studio.

Address: 6645 Poplar suite 208, Germantown, TN 38138

Social: IG: @sumitsyogamem or Facebook: @sumitsyogamemphis


Specials: 2 weeks intro offer $25 and 1st month membership $79


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 170 locations in the United States. A Sweat Anywhere 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. Each session is led by a certified Virtual Instructor and available 24/7.

Infrared Is Better: With an infrared workout, it takes only a short time to generate an incredible calorie burn and supercharge to your metabolism for weight loss. You experience the same high-level energy spend 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.

More Variety: 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.

What to Bring: A HOTWORX mat and towel are required for all isometric sessions. Be sure to bring your water!

COVID Cleaning/Hygiene: Each studio is carefully cleaned multiple times per day. Before, during, and after each member’s workouts, high-quality sanitation supplies and hand sanitizers are provided for additional cleaning beyond what is provided by the staff. Masks are required upon entry and hand sanitizing stations are set up around the studio. We are currently limiting the number of members that can work out in a sauna at one time. 

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 device 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.  


Club Pilates

Location: East Memphis & Collierville

Owner: Tara Barnes

Hours: M-F 5 am–7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am–4 pm

The Workouts: Reformer Flow, F.I.T., Cardio Sculpt, Center + Balance, Control, Restore, Suspend

Class Size: Limited to 10 with at least 6 feet of space in between each station.

Class Length: 50 minutes

COVID Ready: We’ve implemented elevated cleaning procedures and have installed HVAC air scrubbers. Class sizes are limited so that participants are more than 6 feet apart, and masks are required inside.

Address: 6300 Poplar Ave #103 Memphis, TB 38119
3660 S Houston Levee #108 Collierville TN 38017

Web: & SPECIALS: Free 30-minute intro session, $0 enrollment

Kroc Center of Memphis

Location: Midtown

Hours: M-TH 5 am–9 pm, Fri 5 am–8 pm, Sat 7 am–7 pm, Sun 12 pm–5 pm 

Facilities: Aquatics Center, Indoor Sportsplex, Basketball Gym, 3 fitness areas 

Classes: 64 classes per week! Weight lifting, Water Aerobics, Cycling, Yoga, Cardio HIIT, Cardio Kickboxing

Equipment: Squat racks, treadmills, cable weights, selectorize strength machines, and private workout spaces

Personal training: In-person and virtual options

Childcare: Free with membership  

Kids Programs: Kids Zumba, Kids Yoga, Virtual Learning support, school break camps, Armor sports training in basketball, soccer, football, and Speed/Strength/Agility 

Outside of Fitness: Kroc Church, Book clubs, Bible studies, and community outreach

COVID Ready: We clean rigorously around the clock, supplemented by a professional cleaning company outside of open business hours. 

Address: 800 E. Parkway S., Memphis, TN 38104 

Phone number: 901-729-8099 


Specials: $0 Member Registration all January!