Here's Louisville's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Louisville's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Ambition Fitness/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

What does Louisville have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Louisville's most popular workout? To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms, and wellness offerings.)

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CrossFit Covalence

530 Barret Ave., Phoenix Hill

Photo: CrossFit Covalence/Yelp

CrossFit Covalence is Louisville's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 1,646 fans on Facebook.

"CrossFit Covalence is a fitness gym where working out is more than a priority, it's a lifestyle!" states the business' ClassPass profile. "Offering classes throughout the day, you're sure to find one that works with your schedule."

"CrossFit Covalence is located between downtown Louisville and The Highlands," CrossFit Covalence notes on its Yelp page. "Our goal is to create a fun and friendly environment that promotes health and fitness under expert coaching. CF Covalence is ran and owned by two life long military veterans that are passionate about fitness and protecting the overall wellness of the citizens of Louisville!"

Check out reviews of CrossFit Covalence's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

SixPax Fitness

2301 Terra Crossing Blvd., Suite 101


Also among Louisville's favorites is SixPax Fitness, with 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp, and 2,255 fans on Facebook.

"SixPax Fitness is a boutique cardio kickboxing gym in Louisville that offers a fun twist on traditional cardio kickboxing, boxing, yoga, bootcamp, and cross training workouts," per the business' profile on ClassPass. "Their classes are just as unique as their names and no workout is the same! See their class descriptions to find out which one is perfect for you and your fitness needs."

"Don't let those dimples fool you, Christine "Freddy" Alfred is a force to be reckoned with," according to the business' Yelp page. "She is a degreed fitness professional who completed a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis as a Health and Fitness Specialist."

Learn more about SixPax Fitness's offerings on ClassPass here.

Ambition Fitness

3900 Shelbyville Road, Suite 15, Rock Creek Lexington Road


With 4.9 stars on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp, and 1,921 fans on Facebook, Ambition Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Ambition Fitness is trailblazing a new kind of the women's fitness studio," according to the business' profile on ClassPass. "Their goal is to take the intimidation out of weights by offering strength training classes and nutrition solutions to help women get control of their health and physique. Their classes teach women how to effectively use weights and proper form to build muscle while burning fat, while their macros courses help take the guessing out of eating healthy."

"Katie opened Ambition Fitness in December of 2018 after leaving a career in medical sales," according to the business' Yelp page. "With the weight section being so male-dominated, she saw a need for women to get more private and friendly access to strength training. The mission of Ambition Fitness is to empower women with long-term skills and to help women achieve control and confidence of their body."

See what people are saying about Ambition Fitness's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

FIT Louisville

3103 Fern Valley Road, Suite 105

Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of one review on Yelp and 1,233 fans on Facebook, FIT Louisville is another popular local pick.

"FIT Louisville is a community of athletes, moms, dads, kids and everyone in between, with one common goal – maximum health and fitness," explains the business' profile on ClassPass. "From weight loss to strength and conditioning, they provide group fitness workouts to help everyone achieve their personal fitness goals. They are a proud affiliate of the FIT Gyms workout program, which gives members the best access to high intensity interval training, circuit based group workouts."

Learn more about FIT Louisville's offerings on ClassPass here.

The Training Studio

1348B River Road

Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of one review on Yelp and 934 fans on Facebook, The Training Studio holds its own among the competition.

"The Training studio is a modern and multidimensional strength training facility," explains the business' ClassPass profile. "Instructors utilize the concepts of functional training, periodization, as well as balance and proprioception to maximize neuromuscular and cardiovascular development. Students can expect to participate in exercises that are multi-joint and multi-planar in nature, thus allowing for a greater degree of carryover to real-life situations."

"We are a 'boutique-style' fitness center where customer service is second to none. We do not offer a traditional walk-in style workout, instead members attend various classes that are kept to a maximum of 14 people," according to the business' Yelp page. "This is not a facility where you are simply a number in the computer. We pride ourselves in getting actively involved with our members to help goals become reality."

Take a look at reviews of The Training Studio 's classes on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Riverport

7092 Distribution Drive, A

Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 844 fans on Facebook, CrossFit Riverport is worth checking out.

"The CrossFit Riverport trainers take your fitness goals seriously," according to the business' ClassPass profile. "They understand that losing weight and gaining muscle can be challenging. Their goal is to help you overcome hurdles and reach your goals in a safe, fun and encouraging environment."

See what people are saying about CrossFit Riverport's offerings on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.