Finding Your Fitness Tribe
Finding Your Fitness Tribe
Are your new running shoes still in the box? Christmas gift card for some stylish new athletic wear still in your wallet? If you haven’t jumped on your New Year’s resolution of exercising more, now is the time to start. Or if you have already slacked off on your fitness goals, why not try a different type of exercise to get back on track? Pair that with one of the countless fitness apps that help motivate you and hold you accountable, and 2020 is easily shaping up to be the year to get in shape.
More than 50% of Americans list fitness/exercising more as a New Year’s resolution each year, and with new gyms and specialty fitness studios popping up it’s even easier than ever to find one that makes fitness fun and convenient. Cycling, rowing, HIIT (high intensity interval training), barre workouts, boot camp, yoga and Pilates are some of the different options for Winter Park fitness seekers looking for a way to get in shape that is more stimulating than another boring run around the neighborhood. Many places are offering special deals to try them out before making a major commitment. Below are Winter Park’s best places to get in shape.
Top Fitness Spots
The Bar Method (www.barmethod.com/locations/orlando-winter-park)
Deals: 14-day free trial of online classes; two weeks of unlimited on-site classes for $45
The Workout: 45- and 60-minute classes that integrate the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle-shaping techniques of isometrics, the elongating principals of dance conditioning and the science of physical therapy to create a revolutionary workout.
Perks: Towels, lockers, beauty bar, showers; mobile app to book classes; specialized classes including ones for prenatal clients.
Barre3 Winter Park (https://barre3.com/studio-locations/winter-park)
Deals: Two weeks of unlimited classes for $49; 15-day free trial of online classes
The Workout: 60-minute studio classes that combine ballet barre, Pilates and yoga to build lean muscles and a strong core.
Perks: Lockers, toiletries, towels and a supervised play lounge for kids (requires small fee); teens 14 and older can also participate in classes.
Box HIIT Fitness Forma (www.boxhiitorlando.com)
Deals: Free 3-day pass. Half off the first month, $0 to enroll, free InBody Scan and merchandise discount
The Workout: Box HIIT 50 is a 50-minute boxing-inspired workout. Forma 60 is a 60-minute total body conditioning workout combining weight training and high intensity and interval training designed to maximize calorie burn.
Perks: Kids’ open gym boxing class every Friday ages 8-12; open gym available to all members
Burn Boot Camp (www.burnbootcamp.com)
Deals: 14-day free trial for new clients
The Workout: 45-minute boot camp workout classes; the routine changes regularly to keep you interested and engaged.
Perks: Complimentary child watch; unlimited one-on-one meetings with your head trainer for advice on nutrition, performance, weight loss, etc.; fitness camps and training sessions designed for kids and teens.
Club Pilates (www.clubpilates.com/location/winterpark)
Deals: Free intro class
The Workout: Core-based workout to promote weight loss and a long lean appearance while increasing flexibility and energy.
Perks: Private or group classes
CycleBar Winter Park (www.cyclebar.com/location/winter-park)
Deals: First ride free
The Workout: 45-minute cycling classes
Perks: Filtered water, towels, snacks, lockers, toiletries and hair ties available
Eat The Frog Fitness - Opening Soon (www.eatthefrogfitness.com)
Deals: First Class Free
The Workout: 55-minute science-based training plans designed by world-class athletes; targets strength, cardio, flexibility and core.
Perks: Fitness app for goals and workout summary; 24-hour virtual sessions; fitness evaluations
Elementum Jiu Jitsu (www.elementumjiujitsu.com)
Deals: Free trial class
The Workout: A complete body weight training method that develops strength, flexibility, coordination, power, mobility, endurance and balance. The class is a mix of functional training and ginastica natural method exercises.
Perks: Filtered water; locker room
MatWorkz Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio (www.matworkz.com)
Deals: $45 intro session
The Workout: Pilates exercise through instructor-led mat exercises and/or special Pilates equipment that promotes flexibility, strength and endurance. Gyrotonic exercise using specialized gyrotonic equipment and breathing patterns paired together to build coordination and aerobic strength. Gyrokenesis, called “yoga for dancers,” is also offered.
Perks: Individual or group classes available; licensed massage therapists on site for appointments.
Mighty Girls Fitness (www.mightygirlsfitness.com)
Deals: Free consultation
The Workout: 45-minute yoga and fitness classes for girls and women ages 8+
Perks: Yoga mats available for use, cool towels and water provided. Specialized classes for tweens, teens, prenatal, postnatal and 55+; running club to train for races; regular community events and workshops ranging from essential oils to dressing for your body type.
Orangetheory Fitness (https://winter-park.orangetheoryfitness.com/)
Deals: First class free
The Workout: 60-minute HIIT fitness class that incorporates cardio, indoor rowers, weight training blocks and floor exercises.
Perks: Coaches who can customize your workout based on your needs; interactive fitness equipment and technology; lockers and showers; OTbeat app to track fitness stats and progress
RDV Sportsplex (https://mvpsportsclubs.com/rdv-athletic-club/)
Deals: 3-day free trial; $20 enrollment plus $100 training credit
The Workout: Full-service gym that offers cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, plus swimming, ice skating, hockey, basketball, racquetball, squash, tennis, and over 400 group classes each month, including yoga, Zumba, HIIT and cycling.
Perks: Free child care; shared work space; personal trainers; lockers, showers, steam rooms, saunas; massage therapists; mobile app to track fitness goals and book classes.
Row House (www.therowhouse.com/location/winter-park)
Deals: Try one class free; $99 unlimited for your first month.
The Workout: 45-minute full-body workout classes.
Perks: Track performance and stats through their app or via email.
Rukus Cycling Studios (www.gocyclenow.com)
Deals: First Ride Free
The Workout: 30-, 45- or 60-minute cycling classes
Perks: Rukus Cycling app to track statistics, book classes and more. Towels, water, lockers, showers and toiletries available.
Winter Park YMCA (www.ymcacentralflorida.com)
Deals: 1-day free pass; $1 a day for your first month
The Workout: Fitness center for adults, teens and families offering cardio and weight training equipment; group exercise classes that include Pilates, Zumba, barre and cycling, plus swimming, sport courts for basketball and volleyball, recreational sports teams.
Perks: Free child care; wellness programs; healthy cooking recipes with online tutorials; personal training; certification courses; lockers, showers, steam rooms and saunas.