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Published on August 14, 2019
Here's Cleveland's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in stylePhoto: CrossFit Sixth City/Yelp

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

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

Want to know where to go when it comes to Cleveland'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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Rise Nation

1026 Euclid Ave., Downtown

Rise Nation | Photo: ClassPass

Rise Nation is Cleveland's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 5,578 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp and 3,280 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Cleveland metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Rise Nation offers a 30-minute, full body workout on the VersaClimber, which activates all the major muscle groups simultaneously," per the business's ClassPass profile. "With their unique ceiling light sculpture that changes with the beat of the music, Rise Nation offers not only the safest and most effective workout on the market, but an all-encompassing experience."

See what people are saying about Rise Nation's different classes on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Sixth City

2345 St. Clair Ave. NE, Goodrich

CrossFit Sixth City | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Cleveland's favorites is CrossFit Sixth City, with five stars out of 462 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 18 reviews on Yelp and 1,717 fans on Facebook.

"Their programs combine CrossFit with core strength and conditioning methodologies that have been proven over time to increase cardiovascular capacity, strength and set you up to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. CrossFit Sixth City offers a variety of classes including their traditional CrossFit program, their endurance program and their non-barbell CityFit class," according to the business's profile on ClassPass.

Learn more about CrossFit Sixth City's selection of classes on ClassPass here.


1120 Chester Ave., Suite 106, Downtown

GrooveRyde | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 2,830 reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of seven reviews on Yelp and 3,811 fans on Facebook, GrooveRyde has garnered plenty of local fans.

"GrooveRyde looks to blend fitness with personal development in order to supercharge the mind, body and the soul. They offer indoor cycle, bootcamp, boxing, Buti Yoga, arre and more," according to the business's ClassPass profile. 

Check out reviews of GrooveRyde's selection of 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.