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

Here's Baltimore's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Charm City Fitness | Photo: David C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 14, 2019.

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

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

Want to know where to go when it comes to Baltimore'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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PEAK Performance Training

512 S. Conkling St., Canton

Photo: PEAK Performance Training/Yelp

PEAK Performance Training is Baltimore's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 2,842 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp and 1,301 fans on Facebook.

"During a PEAK Training Session, your heart rate will be elevated through cardio interval exercising and functional strength training," explains the business's profile on ClassPass.

"The class is divided into two groups. One group will be performing muscle-building exercises as part of a floor routine, and the other will be performing interval training using rowers and treadmills."

Learn more about PEAK Performance Training's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

410 CrossFit

3500 Parkdale Ave., Woodberry

410 CrossFit | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Baltimore's favorites is 410 CrossFit, with 4.6 stars out of 31 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 943 fans on Facebook.

"410 CrossFit specializes in functional fitness with an emphasis on results through the motivation of the best community in fitness," says the business's ClassPass profile.

See what people are saying about 410 CrossFit's different classes on ClassPass here.

Federal Hill Fitness

39 E. Cross St., Federal Hill

Federal Hill Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.6 stars out of 645 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp and 2,906 fans on Facebook, Federal Hill Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"This studio is a full-service Baltimore gym and health club," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "They offer a wide range of membership, personal training and group fitness options, including some programs that do not require any membership."

Learn more about Federal Hill Fitness' different classes on ClassPass here.

Charm City Fitness

3039 Eastern Ave., Canton

Charm City Fitness | Photo: david c./Yelp

With 4.7 stars out of 302 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 1,627 fans on Facebook, Charm City Fitness holds its own among the competition.

"There is no waiting for equipment. There are no membership dues," states the business's ClassPass profile. 

"At Charm City Fitness, a highly qualified personal trainer custom designs exercise regimens for each and every client because each individual has unique needs."

Check out reviews of Charm City Fitness' different classes 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.