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

Here's Memphis' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: CrossFit Blackbuck/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 14, 2019.

What does Memphis 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 Memphis'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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Envision Memphis

149 Monroe Ave.

Photo: Envision Memphis/Yelp

Envision Memphis is Memphis's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 105 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp and 2,163 fans on Facebook.

"Envision Fitness is your guide to first-class fitness and wellbeing," per the business's ClassPass profile. "They're here to help you realize the possibilities and to help you achieve results. They're your professional fitness experts, your life motivators, your friends and family on your journey to a healthier body mind and spirit."

"Established as a private health club, Envision's main priority has always been to help individuals successfully and comfortably reach their goals," Envision Memphis's Yelp page explains. "A full gym with a variety of classes, we help people one on one through personal training, workshops and hands-on availability. In addition, we offer corporate recess and memberships and host martial arts classes."

Check out reviews of Envision Memphis' classes on ClassPass here.

East Memphis Athletic Club

426 S. Grove Park Road, East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire

East Memphis Athletic Club | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Memphis's favorites is East Memphis Athletic Club, with 4.8 stars out of 64 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 383 fans on Facebook.

"EMAC strives to build a caring community environment in which all members are connected to trainers, classes and resources to meet their personal fitness goals!" states the business's ClassPass profile.

See what people are saying about East Memphis Athletic Club's classes on ClassPass here.


700 Madison Ave.

SpinCult | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 298 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of one review on Yelp and 795 fans on Facebook, SpinCult has garnered plenty of local fans.

"SpinCult is a boutique indoor cycling studio offering interval-based, endorphin-charged, full-body workouts!" per the business's ClassPass profile. "Classes are led by elite instructors with contagious enthusiasm and passion for Memphis. Spincult’s rides are set to the best music and incorporate resistance and speed training."

Learn more about SpinCult's different classes on ClassPass here.

CrossFit Blackbuck

626 Minor Road, East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire

CrossFit Blackbuck | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of five reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 326 fans on Facebook, CrossFit Blackbuck holds its own among the competition.

"CrossFit Blackbuck was born out of the idea that the only question that ever mattered was incredibly simple, 'how does this benefit the members?' CrossFit Blackbuck notes on its Yelp page. "We aren't interested in upselling, squeezing every last dime out of members, or garbage marketing. We're interested in making awesome humans through fitness."

"Milos started CrossFit Blackbuck out of a passion to help people," according to the business's Yelp page. "Needing to lose 40 pounds, he tried just about everything and failed. He finally decided to try a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis and in three months lost the 40 pounds he had been trying to get rid of."

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

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